This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
Nature reclaimed the tracks long before the conversion to park started. Photo courtesy the606.org
The 2.7-mile stretch repurposes an abandoned elevated train track that snakes through Humboldt Pa...read more
In addition to the revitalization of existing buildings, a new trail and several landscaped surfaces will be woven throughout the waterfall’s area. Renderings courtesy Snøhetta, Mayer/Reed, and Dialog
As part of the plan, an abandoned paper mill will be repurposed, while landscaping and running tr...read more
The three main massing elements (south bar, atrium, and north tower) are each designed with their own structural systems and floor-to-floor heights to maximize efficiencies. Image: Alene Davis
Morphosis Architects' Emerson College building in Los Angeles and the University of Delaware’s IS...read more
According to the architects, the building will use sustainable and locally sourced materials and labor. The structural components include mud-fired bricks, which are being made on site. Renderings courtesy Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects
The developers say the center will be an important educational and vocational tool.
Photo © Simon Menges via Fundació Mies van der Rohe
The hall is composed following a Fibonacci sequence whose fragmentation increases with the distan...read more
The planned Seoul Skygarden will be made out of a 40-year-old overpass, which was deemed unsafe for heavier vehicles in 2009. Renderings courtesy MVRDV
The garden will be organized as a library of plants, which will make the park easier to navigate....
A Boston developer is proposing to build an eight-story residential building along the existing wall of a former 19th-Century church, which has been vacant for five years. Rendering courtesy Finegold Alexander Architects
Former churches, many of which are sitting on prime urban real estate, are being converted into l...read more
University Center, The New School, New York City. Image: James Ewing
Seattle's Bullitt Center and the University Center at The New School are among AIA's ...read more
Nouvel accused project managers of cutting corners to save money during the hall’s completion. Photo: Copyleft via Wikimedia Commons
Nouvel boycotted the January opening of the facility and asked for his name to be removed from al...read more
Restrictions on park land mean the building's enclosed space cannot be larger than 2,500 sf. Rendering courtesy Kubala Washatko Architects
The plans also include a built-in wastewater treatment system and rainwater collection.
In each protrusion on the jagged roof is a skylight, bringing in plenty of natural light into the space within. Renderings courtesy Henning Larsen Architects
The new extension will complement Österund’s wooded surroundings
The National September 11 Memorial Museum incorporates evocative artifacts of the destroyed Twin Towers, including the skyscapers’ slurry wall and the “Last Column.” Photos: James Ewing Photography / courtesy Davis Brody Bond
The Building Team for this highly visible project had much more than design, engineering, and con...read more
"While not final, these renderings demonstrate the amazing possibilities as we work to transform this historic building into a center for learning, innovation and engagement for the District," the library said in a statement. Renderings courtesy Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson Architecture
The architects say the modernization aims to improve “Mies in a...read more
Photos: David Wakely, courtesy Harley Ellis Devereaux
The 9,400-sf facility is California's first Net Zero Energy-certified building.
Miller's Court in Baltimore, Md. Photo: Billy Michels, courtesy Bruner Foundation Inc.
As part of its new Urban Placemaking and Management degree, Pratt will offer courses on topics su...read more
The design is the result of a six-month collaboration between local and international firms. Renderings courtesy Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association
Amenities of the facility include a performance venue that seats 2,220, a smaller one that seats...read more
The University of Oregon's Hatfield-Dowlin Football Performance Center earned a Merit Award for the design and structure of the facility. Image: Jeremy Bittermann
Calatrava's soaring Innovation Science and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University...read more
People would be able to enter the restaurant from Fifth + Columbia, a $400 million, 43-story tower that Daniels started building in June 2014 and is scheduled to complete in 2017. Rendering: ZGF Architects
A Seattle-based real estate developer plans to convert a historic downtown building, which for mo...read more
The proposed 10-mile Underline park. Courtesy Anna Baez/Underline
James Corner Field Operations will design the master plan for this 10-mile restoration project. ...
Tricentennial Tower is expected to open in time for the New Orleans' 300th anniversary celebration, in 2018. Renderings courtesy US Thrill Rides
Tricentennial Tower will take visitors on a 300-year journey through the city's history before la...read more
The Vanderbilt Medical Center at One Hundred Oaks Mall transformed a former 1960s-era indoor shopping mall in Nashville, Tenn., into a mixed-use medical office center for Vanderbilt University. Photo courtesy Vanderbilt University
Approximately one-third of the country’s 1,200 enclosed malls are dead or dying. The good news is...read more
The roller coaster will be the centerpiece of a new $300 entertainment center named Skyplex. Renderings courtesy Helman Hurley Charvat Peacock/Architects
The Skyscraper is expected to begin construction later this year, and open in 2016. It will stand...read more
Renderings courtesy ZhongRong Group
Plans for the new Crystal Palace Park were scrapped when the city and the project's developer cou...read more
The museum's exterior will be decorated with verses of the Sheikh's poetry, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Sheikh of Dubai hopes the $136 million museum will serve as an incubator for ideas and real d...read more
The Illinois Institute of Technology's Main Building is among the city buildings at the highest risk of being lost to demolition or decay, according to the group Preservation Chicago. All photos provided by Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago
Preservation Chicago released its annual list of historic buildings that are at risk of being dem...read more
Renderings courtesy of Egypt's Ministry of Housing.
Zayed Crystal Spark Tower will stand 200 meters tall and will be just a short distance from the p...read more
Using a technology developed at Delft Technical University, the windmill generates energy by harnessing the movement of charged water droplets in the wind. Renderings courtesy Dutch Windwheel Corporation
The 571-foot structure will house apartments, a hotel, restaurants, even a roller coaster.
Antinori Winter by Archea Associati in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, Italy. Photo by Pietro Savorelli
Bjarke Ingels' Danish Maritime Museum and the Ravensburg Art Museum by Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei...read more
The geodesic facade will contain PV panels to generate electricity for off-season use. Renderings courtesy BIG
A new building in Uppsala, Sweden, will serve as a power plant during the winter and a venue for ...read more
Design plans for the Freezeway include setting up skate rentals in nearby metro stops and using buildings as windbreaks. Renderings courtesy Matthew Gibbs
If the new Edmonton Freezeway is constructed, residents will have an 11-km course that winds thro...read more