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Gensler reveals new views of controversial AT&T Building lobby overhaul

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  Completed in 1984 as the headquarters of the telecommunications giant AT&T, the postmodern Philip Johnson and John Burgee–designed tower at 550 Madison has been the subject of a series of controversial renovations over the last two years. Today, the developer behind the Snøhetta and Gensler revamp of the former AT&T building, The Olayan Group, […]

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Drew Zeiba

Diana Agrest explores geology through representation in Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture

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Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture By Diana Agrest Applied Research + Design Publishing $49.95 “Representation, theater of life or mirror of the world.” Michel Foucault, The Order of Things  Presented as a 9-by-11-inch hardbound volume of full-color drawings, this sumptuously produced book includes interviews and writings alongside Diana Agrest’s design research as demonstrated by […]

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Sydney Franklin

Photographer Timothy Hursley shoots the lurid back room scenes of America

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This pictorial appears in the October/November print edition of The Architect’s Newspaper. Timothy Hursley has photographed the lofty heights of 20th-century American architecture: Frank Gehry, I. M. Pei, and Philip Johnson all commissioned him to document their designs. But Hursley has also trained his lens on the country’s colorful, lurid, and sometimes tragic underbelly, shooting […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

Olson Kundig upgrades Seattle’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

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The new Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture building opened its doors on Seattle’s University of Washington Campus on October 12, three years after the project was first announced. Designed by local architecture firm Olson Kundig using a $99 million budget, the 113,000-square-foot Burke Museum contains 66 percent more space for research, education, and […]

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Sydney Franklin

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan Revival-style Ennis House finally finds a buyer

1 day 23 hours ago

The Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Mayan Revival masterpiece tucked into the hills of Los Feliz, has traded hands more than one can count. After being placed on the market for $23 million last June, the home has once again found an owner in an unnamed buyer for $18 million. Though it went for roughly […]

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Sydney Franklin

Is Torkwase Dyson’s abstract recount of racial violence a missed opportunity?

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Torkwase Dyson’s 1919: Black Water, on display at Columbia GSAPP’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery through December 14th, is an inscrutable meditation on an incident of racial violence that took place in Chicago on a hot summer’s day in July 1919: the killing of a black 17-year-old named Eugene Williams on a Lake Michigan beachfront by […]

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Stephen Zacks

Sean Griffiths on the fun of debating with the late Charles Jencks

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Charles Jencks possessed an authoritative but genial way of speaking that nevertheless harbored a hint of arch skepticism. The worst place to encounter it was in a hotel lobby where jet-lagged and disoriented after arriving for some conference or other, you would hear your name exclaimed in a gentle yet ominous greeting and turn around […]

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Sydney Franklin

Nike to name Olson Kundig-designed Innovation Building after LeBron James

2 days 2 hours ago

Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike announced that it will name its new Advanced Innovation Building after basketball legend LeBron James, who has been sponsored by the company since entering the NBA in 2003. The LeBron James Building will form part of the company’s newly expanded World Headquarters (WHQ) near Beaverton, just outside Portland, Oregon. According to […]

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Aaron Smithson

Leaked visuals show the future of 270 Park Avenue…and it’s tall

2 days 3 hours ago

As Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) iconic 270 Park Avenue, once lauded by Ada Louise Huxtable as one of New York’s contributions to a “dramatic revolution in architectural design,” prepares for a painstaking demolition process, new details have surfaced regarding its replacement. JPMorgan Chase announced in February 2018 that it would demolish the 707-foot structure […]

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Shawn Simmons

Three can’t-miss views on architecture from the 57th New York Film Festival

2 days 5 hours ago

The 57th New York Film Festival just ended, but luckily many of the films that feature architecture as a main character will be released in theaters or available online. Here’s a breakdown of the must-see flicks where cities takes center stage: Motherless Brooklyn A fictionalized Robert Moses called Moses Randolph (played by Alec Baldwin), drives […]

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Susan Morris

Old Hollywood Mansion transformed into bridge housing emergency shelter

4 days 22 hours ago

Less than five weeks after the completion of the Gardner Street Women’s Bridge Housing Center, a mid-century library converted into a 30-bed emergency homeless shelter, it was announced that another in the bridge housing program is now open for business. A palatial, century-old mansion on a busy stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been subdivided into […]

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Sydney Franklin

Centre Pompidou to expand with satellite “art factory” in suburban Paris

4 days 23 hours ago

The Centre Pompidou has announced plans to expand beyond its main campus in central Paris, opting for a new “art factory” space in Massy, Essonne, a southwest suburb. While no architect for the project has been named, the 22,000-square-meter facility is expected to open in 2025. In a statement obtained by The Art Newspaper, Centre […]

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Shawn Simmons

Buzz Yudell reflects on the cosmic force of the late Charles Jencks

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Provocateur, philosopher, and polymath Charles Jencks had a kaleidoscopic perspective on the forces and complexities of the cosmos. From his student days onward he was voracious in his interests, explorations, and speculations. At Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he cut a swath with his precocious wit, preternatural eloquence, and confident banter. He was lanky, elegant, […]

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Buzz Yudell FAIA

Two miles of San Francisco’s iconic Market Street will soon be car-free

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On October 15, the San Francisco Transportation Agency approved the Better Market Street Project, a bold plan to transform two miles of the city’s legendary Market Street into a pedestrian-only zone. The $604 million proposal will add fully-protected bike and transit-only lanes as well as a streetcar loop. To improve pedestrian safety and user experience, […]

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Sydney Franklin

Morpholio brings Board software to desktop with expanded pro-features and VR

5 days 2 hours ago

Morpholio, the architect-turned-developer-run company known for its Trace app that blends augmented reality, digital hand drafting, and other architectural tools on portable devices, has brought its interior design program, Board, to desktops for the first time.  Coming on the heels of the new Mac Catalina operating system update, the desktop version of Board leverages the […]

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Drew Zeiba

ZGF and Arup integrate form and structure with steel knuckles in The Mark

5 days 2 hours ago

Brought to you with support from The Mark is a 750,000 SF, 48-story commercial office and hotel tower that’s reshaping the Seattle skyline, and designed to preserve the historic Jacobean-style Rainier Club and the nation’s oldest Byzantine-style church next door. Utilizing a compact footprint at ground level, the tower subtly slopes over the site’s existing […]

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Eric Baldwin

Plus Pool floats a light sculpture to raise awareness of NYC’s water pollution problem

5 days 22 hours ago

Nine years ago, New Yorkers were promised a floating, self-filtering pool on the East River, but all they’ve gotten so far is a floating light sculpture. Plus Pool Light has been installed, temporarily, in place of Plus Pool—a floating outline one quarter the size of the original proposal, consisting of LED lights that change color […]

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Emily Conklin

Did Elizabeth Hirsh Fleisher build Philadelphia’s modernist stone pavilion? The answer may save it from demolition

5 days 23 hours ago

The city of Philadelphia is moving forward with plans to demolish the beloved modernist stone pavilion in Columbus Square, affectionately referred to as the ‘Roundhouse’ (not to be confused with the Philadelphia Police Headquarters at 8th and Race Streets, also colloquially known as the ‘Roundhouse’). The building gained notoriety earlier this year when The Philadelphia […]

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Shawn Simmons

Three takes on how New York’s queer nightlife spaces have evolved

6 days ago

This year, New York’s Pride celebrations revolved around a single bar: The Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street. In the late 1960s—before the Stonewall Riots of 1969 made the site historic—the windows would’ve been blacked out, the doors kept closed, the inside kept dark and smoky until bright lights flashed on as a warning for […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

How are architects drawing in the world of digital culture?

6 days 2 hours ago

We have a lot to thank computers for; the laptop I typed this article on can execute millions of instructions every second. This is a number us humans can’t comprehend, but thankfully, computers can. Computers have changed the way we see and interact with the world around us: able to connect people across the globe […]

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