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Takeaways from the AIA New York’s COVID-19 town hall

2 days 18 hours ago

This afternoon, the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) hosted a webinar designed to explain what’s going on in New York City during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, how resources are being shared with the national chapter, and what architects can do to contribute. In Town Hall: Coping with COVID-19 […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Eight architects design 16 buildings for the Greenwich Design District in East London

2 days 20 hours ago

Up until the turn of the millennium, Greenwich Peninsula in East London was a noxious swamp long forgotten by the capital. That all changed in 2000, however, with the coming of the Millennium Dome designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership (today Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners). Since then the peninsula has been the go-to place […]

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Jason Sayer

Here are AN’s picks for architecture-themed movies and shows to enjoy while housebound

2 days 22 hours ago

Variety, as they say, is the spice of life, and that certainly applies to readily available entertainment—movies, documentaries, television shows, and more—to watch while social distancing/self-quarantining/expanding one’s cinematic horizons during a global pandemic. Below, the AN editorial team has compiled a pointedly eclectic list of screen-based diversions to settle down with. The overarching emphasis here […]

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The Editors

The International Center of Photography settles into its new home at Essex Crossing

2 days 23 hours ago

At the end of January, the International Center of Photography (ICP) opened its new integrated center at the rapidly constructed Essex Crossing mega-development on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The new center, a three-story, 40,000-square-foot arts center designed by Gensler, is the ICP’s third home and the first to house both its educational facilities and curatorial […]

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Matthew Marani

From adaptable work spaces to cozy seating, here are furnishings that let you work from home

3 days 1 hour ago

In a deluge of office closures employees around the world are working remotely. We’d like to offer an escape from the headlines with work from home inspiration. These furnishings come equipped with all the essentials to get the job done, safely from the confines of your place of residence. Spacestor’s Palisades Luxe zoom room divider […]

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Gabrielle Golenda

What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for architects?

3 days 2 hours ago

For the duration of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, AN will use this column to keep our readers up to date on how the pandemic is affecting architecture and related industries. This weekly article is meant to digest the latest major developments in the crisis and synthesize broader patterns and what they could mean for architecture […]

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Jack Balderrama Morley

Elkus Manfredi Architects’ Pier 4 joins Boston’s Seaport with undulating massing

3 days 11 hours ago

Brought to you with support from Boston’s Seaport District is no stranger to development; the 23-acre site lies east of the Fort Point Channel on the Inner Harbor, and over the last two decades has transformed from a largely barren deindustrialized waterfront to an effective extension of the city’s core. Pier 4, a 400,000-square-foot mixed-use […]

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Matthew Marani

The University of Michigan’s Biological Science Building establishes place with corrugated terra-cotta

3 days 12 hours ago

Brought to you with support from Located in the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus, the Biological Science Building is a dual-purpose building housing both a biological science program and a museum of natural history. The nearly 300,000-square-foot building, designed by Ennead Architects, was constructed in two phases—the academic spaces opened in 2018 and the […]

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Matthew Marani

A timber-topped terraced office tower could be coming to the heart of Hollywood

3 days 19 hours ago

Plans have been unveiled for a rather snazzy 14-story Hollywood office tower designed by Gensler that will take shape on a 1.7-acre Sunset Boulevard site currently populated by a Staples and a smattering of surface parking lots. Dubbed Sunset + Wilcox, the commercial high-rise would include of 445,158 square feet of office space, with 2,141 […]

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Matt Hickman

Brutalist Long Beach City Hall to be torn down, replaced with apartments

3 days 19 hours ago

The original city hall building in Long Beach, California, is a hulking, 14-story brutalist structure that has been generally disliked by residents and occupants alike. Like the other buildings that constitute the Long Beach Civic Center, which opened to the public in 1976, City Hall is facing a wrecking ball as plans to transform the […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

Michael Sorkin passes away after contracting coronavirus

3 days 20 hours ago

Michael Sorkin, the architect, urbanist, theorist, author, and director emeritus of Graduate Urban Design Program of the City College of New York (CCNY), has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). His death was confirmed by fellow CCNY staff and unfortunately marks what could be the first U.S. loss of life from the pandemic […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Cities open up streets to pedestrians as parks overcrowd

3 days 21 hours ago

For those living in heavily impacted urban areas, life during the novel coronavirus pandemic has been spent largely confined indoors, housebound and isolated, disconnected from the typical physical places where city-dwellers tend to congregate en masse when not working. Bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and on have all been closed. Outdoor public space, on the other […]

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Matt Hickman

Clippers’ owners purchase The Forum to end legal back and forth

3 days 23 hours ago

The Forum, an iconic entertainment venue in the Los Angeles County city of Inglewood designed in 1967 by architects Charles Luckman & Associates, was recently purchased for $400 million by CAPPS LLC from the New York-based Madison Square Garden Company (MSG). The LLC was formed by Steve Ballmer and Dennis Fong, respectively the chairman and […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

Blaine Brownell appointed as University of North Carolina’s new director of the School of Architecture

4 days 2 hours ago

Last week, the University of North Carolina College of Arts + Architecture announced that Blaine Brownell will become the next director of the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. Brownell will be coming to the school following his position as the director of graduate studies and interim director of the Master of Science in Architecture–Sustainable Design […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

Museums and other vital cultural institutions feel the coronavirus squeeze

4 days 19 hours ago

Esteemed museums and cultural institutions across Asia including Shanghai’s Power Station of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, and South Korea’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art are in the process of gradually reopening their doors following an aggressive lockdown period meant to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The reopening of […]

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Matt Hickman

Thieves attempt to steal stones from Notre-Dame Cathedral during citywide shutdown

4 days 19 hours ago

Following the extensive damage incurred by a fire in April of last year, Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral became the subject of an ongoing reconstruction plan that has since gained international attention. While work was halted this month amid the citywide shutdown ordered by President Emmanuel Macron to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, two men […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

Burning Man will proceed as normal, with some digital side content

4 days 20 hours ago

Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and numerous restrictions across the U.S. intended to keep people indoors and away from each other, Burning Man organizers have announced that Black Rock City 2020, the 50,000-plus strong temporary city built in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, will rise after all. This year’s festival, themed “The Multiverse,” […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

OMA’s completed Galleria department store in South Korea certainly stands out

4 days 22 hours ago

Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) has completed the newest outpost for upscale South Korean department store chain Galleria, in the fast-growing planned city of Gwanggyo. The Gwanggyo location, just south of Seoul, is the sixth and largest store overall for the venerable, nearly 50-year-old luxury retailer, and its first new location in a decade. […]

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Matt Hickman

The San Francisco Art Institute expected to close permanently

4 days 22 hours ago

The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)—one of the oldest art schools in the country and the alma mater of greats including Catherine Opie, Kehinde Wiley, and Annie Leibovitz—announced this week in an email that it will close permanently at the end of the spring semester unless it can establish a strategic partnership with a larger […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

PRODUCTORA redesigns a calm row house in Mexico City

5 days 1 hour ago

When Belgian architect Wonne Ickx and Spanish curator Ruth Estévez bought a small 1910 row house in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City ten years ago, the building was in rough shape, with earthquake-damaged floors and an awkward layout. After spending the past seven years living and teaching in Los Angeles, Ickx and Estévez have returned to […]

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