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André Fu stages a model apartment in the MoMA-adjacent 53 West 53 tower

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Celebrated interior designer André Fu has completed a model apartment on the 36th floor of the new Jean Nouvel-designed 53 West 53 residential tower. Sitting adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and incorporating portions of its soon-to-open expansion, the new building soars high among a slew of super-tall and thin residential projects reshaping […]

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Adrian Madlener

The country’s newest architecture deans share their visions, role models, and mascots

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For many architecture and design schools across the United States, 2019 marks a shift in institutional leadership. From Charlotte to Berkeley, new deans will assume the helms of some of the country’s most challenging—and exciting—programs. The deans will have the opportunity to shape design pedagogy and practice in significant ways, potentially guiding how academic institutions […]

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Aaron Smithson

Puerto Rican architecture students design counter-proposals to Hurricane Maria memorial

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Architecture students in Puerto Rico have responded with a counter-proposal to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent request for architects to submit ideas for a Hurricane Maria memorial in New York. Francisco J. Rodríguez-Suarez, architect, professor, and former dean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture (UPR-RP), posted a series of photomontages by his third-year […]

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Sydney Franklin

Outpost Office explores trampoline parks and more with Site Visit podcast

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The founders of Columbus, Ohio-based studio Outpost Office conduct a lot of site visits. Not just for their own emerging architectural practice, established in 2014 in Ukraine, but as a way to have fun, educate themselves, and their peers. Ashley Bingham and Erik Hermann are both assistant professors of The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School […]

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Sydney Franklin

New 3D-printed, crash-proof benches debut in Times Square

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This May, designer Jou Doucet x Partners, working with the Times Square Design Lab (TSqDL), debuted a 3D-printed concrete alternative to the now-common heavy concrete planters, bollards, and more traditional “Jersey” barriers that surround public places and prominent buildings across the country. Anti-terror street furniture is the often ugly urban peripheral that plugs into our […]

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Jimmy Stamp

Waterfront exhibits a total history of Brooklyn’s coastline

2 days 13 hours ago

Waterfront Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO Empire Stores 55 Water St. Brooklyn, NY On view through December 1, 2022 The first major exhibition on the history of Brooklyn’s vast coastline is now on view at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s DUMBO location in Empire Stores. Designed by New York studio Pure+Applied in collaboration with production firms Potion […]

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Sydney Franklin

Zeller & Moye mixes up Mexican rural life with Casa Hilo housing prototype

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Mexico City-based studio Zeller & Moye has developed a sustainable, modular housing prototype made specifically for warm, rural locales. Casa Hilo, a 2,900-square-foot single-family home, features a concrete framework that can be arranged in a variety of configurations and with spaces interconnected without a central spine.  The adaptable architecture is inspired by the way low-income […]

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Sydney Franklin

Rejected spotlights denied, trashed, and half-conceived architectural ideas

2 days 15 hours ago

Rejection; we’re all familiar with having our ideas turned down. Now, from August 23 through October 4 at the Banvard Gallery at The Ohio State University‘s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, curators Team B Architecture & Design have reached out to architects and designers for Rejected, a show that will give rejected work its due. […]

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Matt Shaw

Mariana Pestana to curate fifth Istanbul Design Biennial

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The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) has named Mariana Pestana as the curator for the fifth edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial, which will take place in the Turkish metropolis in fall 2020. Established in 2012 as an international exhibition of creative work from the fields of urban design, architecture, new media, graphic, […]

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Aaron Smithson

CannonDesign centers a new Rockford Public School around a colorful town square

2 days 19 hours ago

An 86,000-square-foot elementary school must feel twice as large to children smaller than three feet tall. But the interior of such large-scale architecture can always be minimized if the right combination of intimate spaces is created. When several schools in the district of Rockford, Illinois, were decommissioned, Rockford Public Schools enlisted the help of CannonDesign […]

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Sydney Franklin

NYC Department of Buildings fines owner who split two condo into 20 apartments

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This week, the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) busted a Lower East Side landlord who had divided part of a building into hobbit-like warrens with ceilings as low as four-and-a-half–feet. Owner Xue Ping Ni subdivided his 634-square-foot condo on the fourth floor of 165 Henry Street into 11 tiny units by splitting the […]

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Audrey Wachs

Sojourner Truth added to women’s suffrage statue in Central Park, academics criticize decision

2 days 20 hours ago

The nonprofit behind building Central Park’s first-ever monument dedicated to women’s suffrage announced last week that it’s including abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth alongside suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the bronze cast slated for Literary Walk. Critics who previously said the Monumental Women’s Statue Fund was whitewashing women’s suffrage are already […]

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Sydney Franklin

Ron Arad Architect’s Totzeret Haaretz contorts over Tel Aviv with glass and sintered stone

3 days 13 hours ago

Brought to you with support from The recently completed Totzeret Haaretz (ToHa) office tower on the eastern border of Tel Aviv offers a new public-facing approach to superblock megadevelopments, while simultaneously delivering a remarkably unique design merging glass, sintered stone, and brass. Designed by Ron Arad Architects with the help of executive architects Yashar Architects, […]

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Matthew Marani

WXY and city will reimagine Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction

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In an ongoing effort to reimagine the transit nexus at Broadway Junction in East New York and its surrounding built environment, officials in Brooklyn have released preliminary ideas of what the area could look like. City leaders convened the Broadway Junction Working Group for the first time in October 2017 and, working with WXY Architecture + […]

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Aaron Smithson

Chernobyl’s aging sarcophagus will be torn down, replaced soon

3 days 14 hours ago

The historic sarcophagus at Chernobyl is slated to be partially dismantled to make way for a safer structure very soon. The Ukranian company that manages the formerly-radioactive site—home of the world’s most famous nuclear disaster—is taking it down preemptively before the 30-year-old structure falls.  According to Popular Mechanics, the concrete-and-steel, half-domed architecture, also known as […]

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Sydney Franklin

L.A.’s Flower Market redevelopment by Brooks + Scarpa is moving forward

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The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has okayed the redevelopment of the city’s Southern California Flower Market by local firm Brooks + Scarpa Architects. The most significant changes to the four-acre plot include the addition of a 15-story tower that will cut into the existing flower market building. The 205-foot tower is segmented into three […]

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Audrey Wachs

Elkus Manfredi breathes new life into Charles River Associates’ home office

3 days 18 hours ago

Rectifying the aesthetic gaffes of the past is not always an easy task. For the transformation of Charles River Associates‘s Chicago office, it was a question of converting a previously disjointed, dim-lit, and crowded office into a daylight-filled, expansive workplace. Boston-based architecture firm Elkus Manfredi Architects refurbished the two-level, 35,620-square-foot complex into a unified outpost […]

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Adrian Madlener

Alibaba cofounder set to buy SHoP-designed Barclays Center (and the Nets, too)

3 days 19 hours ago

The cofounder of online retail giant Alibaba is buying the Brooklyn Nets as well as their home arena, the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. The Brooklyn complex is home to the Nets as well as the NHL’s New York Islanders (although that team is set to split its games between Brooklyn and Nassau County, New York before […]

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Audrey Wachs

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Beth Sholom synagogue to be activated with new exhibition

3 days 20 hours ago

Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1959 Beth Sholom synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, is poised for an artistic “activation,” as artist David Hartt prepares to debut an exhibition blending sculpture, painting, film, tapestry, plants, and sound to bring a narrative of diaspora to life within the iconic structure.  Opening on September 11 and running through December 19, […]

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Emily Conklin

#modTEXAS is crowdsourcing midcentury design across the state

4 days 12 hours ago

Inspired by Oklahoma City’s Okie Mod Squad, a new group of midcentury modern architecture lovers is documenting the leftover treasures from 50 years ago in Texas. modTEXAS, an Instagram crowdsourcing campaign started by Amy Walton and several statewide preservation organizations, is using the hashtag #modtexas to collect content centered on mid-20th-century nostalgia.  Launched in January, […]

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Sydney Franklin
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