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Carney Logan Burke Architects drops mutable performance pavilion in Jackson Hole

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Carney Logan Burke Architects (CLB) has dropped an all-in-one performance venue, sculpture, and gathering space for the public in front of the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The austere Town Enclosure, installed on June 27, 2018, was designed to have a minimalist footprint and will be repurposed for installation elsewhere (to be […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Seattle makes affordable housing mandatory in upzoned neighborhoods

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Architects and developers building across much of Seattle will soon have to meet the city’s new Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) requirements, a set of rules passed with a spate of recent comprehensive zoning changes designed to ensure that “new commercial and multifamily residential development contributes [new] affordable housing.” The MHA regulations were approved this spring […]

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Antonio Pacheco

Harvard’s HouseZero is a live-in lab for sustainable renovation

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The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has completed the conversion of its 1920s-built home into a live-in living lab that offers a perpetual post-occupancy evaluation. Designed by Snøhetta and energy engineers Skanska Teknikk Norway, HouseZero, as the building is now known, requires zero energy […]

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Jimmy Stamp

Thomas Kelley reviews Virgil Abloh’s mid-career retrospective

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Entry into Virgil Abloh’s mid-career retrospective, “Figures of Speech,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago begins with a calculated provocation: tourist or purist? According to the catalog foreword written by the exhibition’s curator, Michael Darling, the dichotomy signifies the artist’s split personality— connoisseur and aspirant—and serves as a ­­­welcome mat for all audiences […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

DS+R and Rockwell Group’s The Shed opens its massive guillotine doors

3 days 13 hours ago

Brought to you with support from Opened in April 2019, Rockwell Group and Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s (DS+R) The Shed is an eight-level, 200,000-square-foot art center located on the southern, 30th Street flank of Hudson Yards. The project has received acclaim for its operable features, notably its gliding ETFE-clad shell and multi-ton doors.  Facade […]

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Matthew Marani

These behemoth sliding glass doors bring the outdoors inside

4 days ago

Delivering nearly seamless sight lines, these expansive exterior doors open to expose floor-to-ceiling views. Architect Series Scenescape Pella Aptly dubbed Scenescape, this collection of wall-height patio doors offers expansive views—whether closed, ajar, or open—to the outside. Newly redesigned, key features include thermally broken frames, new design finishes, and structural improvements. CrossTrak Wausau Window and Wall […]

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Gabrielle Golenda

New York State to go carbon neutral by 2050

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The New York State legistlature has passed a wide-sweeping climate mobilization bill, that, if signed by Governor Cuomo as expected, would mandate that New York State go totally carbon-neutral by 2050. Senate Bill S6599, or the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CCPA), has been kicking around the legislature in one form or another for […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY creates cloud-like pavilion in Charlotte

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At the Valerie C. Woodard Center, a community resource center in Charlotte, North Carolina, a new pavilion seems to rise right out of the earth. Called Pillars of Dreams, the continuous 26-foot-tall cloud-like structure is the creation of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, which is known for its complex, computationally-designed structures made of interlocking linear panels […]

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Drew Zeiba

ZGF Architects designs choose-your-own-adventure office space in Portland

4 days 3 hours ago

Expensify is an expense management software company, so it’s fitting that its newest office in Portland, Oregon, is set inside one of the city’s historic bank buildings. Located on the corner of Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street, the 103-year-old First National Bank, or the “marble temple,” does not look like the home of an […]

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Sydney Franklin

Before the 2028 Olympics, L.A. embarks on its most transformative urban vision in a generation

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The 2028 Summer Olympics (L.A. 2028), officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, are coming to the Los Angeles region in just nine years. The event will make Los Angeles only the third city in the world, behind Paris and London, to ever host the games three times, and could potentially cement the […]

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Antonio Pacheco

Yabu Pushelberg infuses Jean Georges restaurant with seafaring motif

4 days 12 hours ago

Jean Georges‘s latest venture The Fulton was designed by top New York design duo Yabu Pushelberg to evoke the history of the city’s seaport. Located at Pier 17, the new restaurant is adorned in hand-painted murals by En Viu that illustrate a whimsical undersea journey. This theme is carried through a refined use of plush […]

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Adrian Madlener

Science photographer Felice Frankel donates architecture snaps to MIT

4 days 13 hours ago

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries received a gift of 600 photographs by Felice Frankel, the renowned artist and scientist. Currently a researcher in the university’s Department of Chemical Engineering, Frankel has published her stunning photographs widely, and her early images of iconic architecture and landscapes are now at home in “Dome,” the library’s digital […]

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Emily Conklin

Knight Foundation announces its first class of Public Spaces Fellows

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Seven influential leaders, experts, and practitioners have been selected for the inaugural class of Knight Public Spaces Fellows. Launched this year by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a non-profit committed to fostering community in service of democratic ideals, the program will grant each individual $150,000 to put towards building effective public space […]

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Emily Conklin

BIG and UNStudio launch augmented reality design software

5 days 3 hours ago

The phrase “bring a project to life” is thrown around casually by creative types of all creeds, from industrial designers to conceptual painters—people whose daily lives involve intense engagement with communication tools that allow the ideas in their heads to exist in the physical world. Emerging technologies from 3D software to VR goggles have revolutionized […]

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Emily Conklin

Artist Simon Denny explores the effects of digital and physical mining

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Artist Simon Denny is digging into data as a landscape, unearthing the possibilities of extracting material both physical and informational in Mine, a show at the Australian museum Mona. The show has found itself a fitting setting at Tasmania’s iconoclastic museum, the privately-run brainchild of entrepreneur David Walsh, that is itself a winding maze of […]

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Drew Zeiba

Artists turn cable trays into snaking installation

5 days 12 hours ago

The New York–based artists Eva and Franco Mattes have a practice that focuses exclusively on the effect that the internet has on our daily life. They claim to devote “their waking hours almost exclusively to exploring this platform —its possibilities, pitfalls, and implications for the creation and dissemination of content and data.” In their current […]

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William Menking

Designers transform fairground into Quebec City’s Le Grand Marché

5 days 13 hours ago

A “glass palace” once again, Quebec City’s former Pavillon du Commerce—first erected in 1923—returns to its former glory as the Canadian city’s new public food market. The locale once hosted agricultural fairs intended to educated and promote the best farming practices. It will now help support the region’s thriving agro-food sector and foster a growing […]

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Adrian Madlener

MIT and Maldivian researchers mimic nature to save sinking land

6 days 2 hours ago

Human-driven climate change is threatening the coastal areas that nearly half of the world calls home with rising sea levels and increasingly severe storms. While dams, barriers, dredging, and artificial reefs are sometimes used to address these “forces of nature,” these strategies come with their own drawbacks and, in some cases, significant environmental and ecological […]

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Drew Zeiba

Junya Ishigami reveals completed Serpentine Pavilion

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Junya Ishigami’s sinuous stone 2019 Serpentine Pavilion is now complete and will open to the public this Friday, June 21, on the grounds of the Serpentine Gallery in east London. Ishigami worked closely with AECOM to design a lightweight, open-ended structure that floats a canopy of slate tiles above an occupiable void. Ishigami, the fourth […]

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