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A view of the Chicago skyline from Washington Park, one of the proposed sites of the Barack Obama Presidential Center. Photo: Connie Ma/Creative Commons
ShoP Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and Adjaye Associates are among the remaining fir...read more
Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Rue Nishizawa describe their design as “an extension of the park." Renderings courtesy SANAA
After months of deliberation, the Japanese firm ultimately won the tie with Snøhetta.
The Modern Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, has a white concrete exterior that references the local materials of the city. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind
Located in the national capital of Vilnius, the Modern Art Center will be home to 4,000 works of...read more
The master plan will rejuvenate the former site of the Pittsburgh Penguins' arena. Renderings courtesy BIG
Paths will be carved to create a dialogue between Pittsburgh’s urbanscape and its hilly surroundi...read more
Renderings courtesy of MVRDV
The firm's winning design honors Tainan’s natural landscape and historic role as a marine and fis...read more
Inside the Collectiegebouw, visitors will be able to witness the backstage activity that happens at museums: restoration, transport, and storage of art. Renderings courtesy of MVRDV
Called the Collectiegebouw (Dutch for "collection building"), the building will make public the c...read more
The Lowline would create a vibrant public space in one of the city’s most densely populated neighborhoods. Renderings courtesy Kibum Park/Raad Designs/Flickr
If realized, The Lowline would provide 1.5 acres of green space for the Lower East Side of Manhat...read more
In synch with Charleston's heralded architectural history, the new cladding was made to aesthetically resemble stucco, a material that has been used in the city since the 19th century.
The “new construction” surrounds three sides of the original building, offering both a classic pu...read more
The River, designed by Sanaa, lets guests see the surrounding nature reserve. Photos courtesy Grace Farms (via Dezeen)
The 83,000-sf The River is five pavillions with space for a sanctuary, library, and gym.
The buildings will sit next to each other, connected with landscaping that will bring in over 100 new trees. Renderings by Encore courtesy Thomas Phifer and Partners
Emphasizing the building’s role in the public sphere, the museum will be accessible from all side...
Renderings courtesy Bakpak Architects (via ArchDaily)
The multifunctional building proposed for Rzeszow, Poland, looks like it was handcrafted on a pot...read more
Adjaye Associates' Ruby City is scheduled to open in 2018. Renderings courtesy Linda Pace Foundation
San Antonio's Ruby City will hold 800 works of art in 10,000 sf of exhibition space.
First Light Resort & Casino. Renderings courtesy Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and JCJ Architecture
The Massachusetts-based tribe has plans for a 150,000-sf casino and 600-room hotel, along with a...read more
Barack and Michelle Obama look at Chicago's skyline. Photo: Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons
Both national and foreign firms will compete for chance to design the Chicago-based Presidential...read more
According to Architizer, references to the region’s aqueous heritage will be made with fountains and a waterfall. Renderings courtesy of FR-EE Fernando Romero Enterprise.
Plans for Mexico City’s elevated park include an amphitheatre and al fresco cafés.
Renderings courtesy Ultramoderne
Dubbed Chicago Horizon, the 3,200-sf structure will feature a chin-height rooftop viewing platfor...read more
A 591-foot tube will connect the observation deck on top of the 376-foot sculpture to the ground. Rendering courtesy London Legacy Development Corporation
The city of London recently approved a proposal to add a slide to the Anish Kapoor- and Cecil Bal...read more
Renderings courtesy National Desert Storm War Memorial
The National Desert Storm Memorial Foundation has a $25 million goal for the project.
The base station is only four minutes from Snøhetta's city center, and a cable car ride up to the Virgolo Cliff wil last only a minute. Renderings by Sonaar, courtesy Snøhetta
In Snøhetta’s design, two cylindrical rings embedded into the existing topography, each at differ...read more
Photo: Unveiling of the new Messner Mountain Museum Corones. All photos courtesy Messner Mountain Museum
The museum, dedicated to legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, is embedded within Mount Kronpla...read more
The design, called Theater on the Parade, received 57% of 2,681 votes cast online, beating out Rotterdam-based Ector Hoogstad Architects’ more classical, brick-structured proposal. Renderings courtesy UNStudio
UNStudio’s Theatre on the Parade received nearly three-fifths of votes cast in contest between tw...read more
To create a sense of claustrophobia and imprisonment, the space separating the two structures starts at 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) and narrows to 50 centimeters (1.6 feet). Renderings courtesy SET Architects
The design for the memorial in Bologna, Italy, is dominated by two large metal monolithic structu...read more
The museum was conceived as a formal extension to the breakwater. Renderings courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos
The same way Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim has put Bilbao on the map, architect Michel Rojkind hopes h...read more
Photo: Bin im Garten, Wikimedia Commons
The sphere would more than double the size of the current record holder.
Renderings courtesy Kuanlu Architects
To mimic the Central Asian steppe landscape of the Chinese province Inner Mongolia, Kuanlu Archit...read more
The architect envisions more topography in the otherwise flat capital city of Germany. Renderings courtesy Jakob Tigges
The architect wants to create the world’s largest man-made mountain, at 3,280 feet.
Rendering: Gehry Partners, LLP
Despite the thumbs up, disputes over costs may keep the $142 million work from ever being built....
The new St. Petersburg Pier, The Pier Park. Renderings courtesy ASD/Rogers Partners/Ken Smith
The Pier Park will be a platform for a multitude of smaller and more flexible programs and experi...read more
“The waterfront, park, and nearby urban area all have a dialogue with the loose cluster of pavilions, with people and activities flowing between them,” said jury chair Mark Wigley in a statement. Renderings courtesy Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
The firm’s design concept makes use of the museum’s site, turning it into a bustling, well-connec...read more
The project involves anchoring tankers to the shore as permanent land buildings, designed to accommodate cultural and event spaces, retail, or public parks. Renderings courtesy of Chris Collaris Design.
Four Dutch artists propose transforming tankers into monuments with mixed-use space.