Will Snøhetta's Redesign Calm the Outcry From Its Original Controversial Proposal?

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Courtesy of LMNB & Snøhetta Courtesy of LMNB & Snøhetta

Labeled as "vandalism" and "murder" of an icon of postmodernism, Oslo-based firm Snøhetta's redesign proposal for Phillip Johnson and John Burgee's AT&T Headquarters was received with instantaneous backlash across the architectural community last year. Architect Robert A. M. Stern, marched alongside a protest outside 550 Madison Avenue, and even critic Norman Foster, who never claimed to have any sympathy for the postmodern movement, still vocalized his sentiments that "[the building] is an important part of our heritage and should be respected as such."

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BV House / Traama Arquitetura

6 days 9 hours ago
© Edgard César © Edgard César
  • Architects: Traama Arquitetura
  • Location: North Asa, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Ana Luiza Veloso, Amanda Saback
  • Area: 110.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Edgard César
© Edgard César © Edgard César

Text description provided by the architects. Inserted in a beautiful landscape with a view to a reserve, this compact house was built in the Lago Norte neighborhood, Brasília, Brazil. Environmental constraints such as a big ground level difference and a lot of solar incidence in the terrain had a great influence on how the house was located in the property, as well as in the interior layout and window openings on the facade.

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Architecture That Uses Meshes and Nets for Escape, Play and Rest

6 days 10 hours ago
Courtesy of Numen / For Use Courtesy of Numen / For Use

Architects use meshes and nets as a way to brighten up homes, hostels, and even office spaces. Functioning as a hammock, mesh establish a connection between floor levels. This playful feature often creates unexpected places for leisure, escape, and rest. Below, we've selected 17 projects that feature nets and meshes.

OB Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

© Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Jerry House / onion + Arisara Chaktranon & Siriyot Chaiamnuay

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CAA Statement

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“Following its 91st Council meeting, the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) notes with concern the recent findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and recognises the important role played by architects throughout the Commonwealth in the battle against climate change.

In light of the 24th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Agreement currently being held in Katowice, Poland, the CAA calls on its member organisations to develop and implement action plans to engage with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and advance the world’s global agenda to safeguard people, prosperity and the planet.

Following the ‘Survey of the Profession in the Commonwealth’ that was undertaken earlier this year, the CAA is also aware of the challenges being faced by a number of Commonwealth countries which are urbanising most rapidly and are among the most vulnerable. The CAA calls on its member organisations to collaborate with one another, and with other built environment professions, to help deliver a sustainable future for all.”

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Iconic American Buildings Re-Envisioned in the Gothic Revival Style

6 days 11 hours ago
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image Courtesy of Angie's List Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Frank Lloyd Wright. Image Courtesy of Angie's List

With its intricate ornamentation and complex ribbed vaulting, Gothic architecture introduced a slenderness and exuberance that was not seen before in medieval Europe. Epitomized by pointed arches, flying buttresses, and tall spires, Gothic structures were easily identifiable as they reached new heights not previously achievable, creating enigmatic interior atmospheres.

Several centuries later, a new appreciation for Victorian-era architecture was reborn in the United States with the Gothic Revival movement most famously depicted by Chicago's Tribune Tower. A series of computer-graphics (CG) renderings done by Angie's List reinterpret some of America's iconic architecture from the 20th century to mirror buildings from the Middle Ages. View the republished content from Angie's List complete with each building's informative descriptions below.

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4 Houses in Graça / Lioz Arquitetura

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© Francisco Nogueira © Francisco Nogueira
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House in Rubielos de Mora / Ramón Esteve Estudio

6 days 13 hours ago
© Mariela Apollonio © Mariela Apollonio
  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Location: Rubielos de Mora, Spain
  • Authors: Ramón Esteve
  • Collaborating Architects: Víctor Ruiz, María Martí, Borja Martos, Concheta Romaní
  • Design Team: Ramón Esteve Estudio
  • Area: 6900.4 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Mariela Apollonio
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Breathe with the city-Doko Beijing / House Fiction

6 days 14 hours ago
South facade_duck. Image © FangFang Tian South facade_duck. Image © FangFang Tian
  • Architects: House Fiction
  • Location: Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • Lead Architects: House Fiction
  • Client: Doko Bar
  • Area: 140.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: FangFang Tian
East facade. Image © FangFang Tian East facade. Image © FangFang Tian

Text description provided by the architects. This project was born from an aggressive urban renovating campaign in Beijing city,storefronts in the ground level of residential buildings have to be bricked up.

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V on Shenton / UNStudio

6 days 15 hours ago
© Darren Soh © Darren Soh
  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Location: No. 5 Shenton Way, UIC Building, Singapore
  • Architect In Charge: Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber
  • Design Team: Nuno Almeida and Ariane Stracke, Cristina Bolis; Derrick Diporedjo, Enrique Lopez, Gustav Fagerström, Hal Wuertz, Jaap Baselmans, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Jae Young Lee, Jay Williams, Jeong Eun Choi, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl, Patrick Kohl, René Rijkers, Rob Henderson, Stefano Rocchetti, Sander Versluis, Tiia Vahula, Wing Tang
  • Area: 85507.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Darren Soh
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The Sales Center in Wenzhou TOD New Town / NAN Architects

6 days 16 hours ago
© FangFang Tian © FangFang Tian
  • Architects: NAN Architects
  • Location: Wenzhou Avenue, Longwan District, Wenzhou, China
  • Architect In Charge: Xu Nan
  • Design Team: Huilian Tang, Dingqi Zhou, Ziyu Cheng, Wenyu Wang
  • Area: 1500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: FangFang Tian
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Folding Garden / ZHUBO DESIGN Chief Architect Studio

6 days 18 hours ago
© Zaohui Huang © Zaohui Huang
  • Architects: ZHUBO DESIGN
  • Location: Crossing of South Fifth Ring Road and Dexian Road, Jiugong Town, Beijing, China
  • Design Group: Chief Architect Studio
  • Chief Architect: WeiZhong Yang
  • Lead Architect: Chong Xia
  • Design Team: Daiwen Tang, Chudu Su, Mengchuan Yang, Strahinja Petrovic
  • Area: 1403.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Zaohui Huang, Courtesy of ZHUBO DESIGN
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CAMPOS COSTA

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CAMPOS COSTA
PORTUGUESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS . Rio de Janeiro CAMPOS COSTA ARQUITETOS The project for the new General Consulate of Portugal was planned as an extension of Saint Clemente’s Palace in Rio de Janeiro. Benefiting from a spacious site and a valuable location, the new volume introduces itself into the pre-existing historical structure. The design … Continue reading CAMPOS COSTA
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Beauty in B.O.W / LABOTORY

6 days 19 hours ago
© Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon
  • Architects: LABOTORY
  • Location: 517 Teheran-ro, Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lead Architects: Park Kee Min, Jung Jin Ho
  • Other Participants: Yu Seoul Gi, Yang Jinju, Yoon Jeong Hwan
  • Area: 105.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Choi Yong Joon
© Choi Yong Joon © Choi Yong Joon

“Beauty in B.O.W” is a women’s wellness editor shop to deliver healthy beauty for women who are keeping balance between work and life. This brand was launched as a Hyundai Department Store brand, and it is offering several product groups of M.D composition according to a wide range of categories related to women’s health and beauty matching certain standards in one place so that consumers can choose products according to their preference.

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Montessori Kindergarten / ArkA

6 days 20 hours ago
© Chiara Ye © Chiara Ye
  • Architects: ArkA
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Client: Peninsula Education Group
  • Area: 8000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Chiara Ye
© Chiara Ye © Chiara Ye

Text description provided by the architects. Beijing Peninsula Kindergarten is our second cooperation project with Peninsula Education Group. Mixing the Montessori education with the architecture, our designers aim to create a more suitable space and safe environment for the growth of Chinese children, allowing them to play and learn freely and happily.

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Getting Real: Placeholder Graphics Lead to Literal Architectural Renderings

6 days 21 hours ago
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ]

Architects are sometimes criticized for taking creative liberties with their artwork, setting unlikely green scenes or populating their rendered scenes with an improbable array of happy figures. While these “literal renderings” (per Mike Rosenberg) may in some sense be figurative, using signage one would not likely see on an actual structure, they also are refreshingly blunt about the contents of the structures represented.

Surely, no one will actually call their store “Retail” or building “Signage” or mixed-use community “Mixed-Use Apartments,” but at least the viewer gets an actual sense of what they should expect to find inside.

In some cases, these are generic elements are simply temporary markers for mid-stage designs without a name — in others, they can be used to pitch developers, communities and local approval boards.

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Paul Kaloustian

6 days 21 hours ago
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The Ballroom Blitz . Beirut Paul Kaloustian . photos: © Joe Kesrouani The Ballroom Blitz is a music venue with a program of live DJ sets located in an industrial building on Beirut’s seaside road. ARCHITECTURE AS EXPERIENCE Merleau ponty: “we enter a space and the space enters us” Music is at the center, and … Continue reading Paul Kaloustian
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BIG . Heatherwick

6 days 22 hours ago
BIG . Heatherwick
NORTH BAYSHORE master plan . Mountain View BIG . Heatherwick Studio Google announces it will cooperate with the large-scale development plan of Mountain View. Designs for massive 3.12 million square-foot ‘village’ campus in Mountain View has been revealed to complete with 8,000 homes, parks, cinemas and shops. The development is separate from its plans for … Continue reading BIG . Heatherwick
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Escandón Terrace / PALMA

6 days 22 hours ago
© Luis Young © Luis Young
  • Architects: Palma Estudio
  • Location: Escandón I Secc, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
  • Author Architects: Ilse Cardenas, Regina de Hoyos, Diego Escamilla, Juan Luis Rivera
  • Design Team: Tonatiuh Armenta
  • Area: 35.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Luis Young
© Luis Young © Luis Young

Text description provided by the architects. The project seeks to provide a shadowed space for the terrace of an apartment in the Escandon neighborhood in Mexico City.

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