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

10 hours 45 minutes ago

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

12 hours 16 minutes 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

12 hours 35 minutes 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

14 hours 36 minutes 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

3 days 7 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

3 days 9 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

3 days 10 hours ago

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

3 days 11 hours ago

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

3 days 12 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

3 days 12 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

4 days 7 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

4 days 9 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

4 days 9 hours 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?

4 days 11 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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Jason Sayer

In memoriam: Henry Urbach

4 days 12 hours ago

Henry Urbach was a born curator. He had an eye for good design; the intellectual heft to be able to judge what was not only beautiful but also meaningful or critical to both the discipline of architecture and wider society; and the gift of gab with which to articulate all of that. He was also […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Former Art Institute of Colorado building to be transformed into micro-unit housing

4 days 13 hours ago

Following the closure of the Art Institute of Colorado building in late 2018 in Denver (alongside a host of other institutions now under the Dream Center Education Holdings umbrella), it was announced on September 30 that Nichols Partnership paid $15.25 million for the site with plans of transforming the property into as many as 155 […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Gerard & Kelly draped Villa Savoye in flesh to explore modernism’s sensuality

5 days 6 hours ago

Multidisciplinary artists Gerard & Kelly’s Modern Living is a dance performance that has been presented in a series of famous modern houses, including Philip Johnson’s Glass House, the Schindler House, and Mies Van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. This dance troupe cavorts through the spaces of each house to explore, in their words “intimacy and domestic […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Deborah Berke Partners’ prison-to-women’s rights club conversion canceled

5 days 7 hours ago

A social club for nonprofits dedicated to tackling women’s equality issues was slated for Manhattan’s West Side inside a former women’s prison, but now it appears the long-awaited conversion has been canceled. The redesign by Deborah Berke Partners, a conversion of the Bayview Correctional Facility into The Women’s Building by the NoVo Foundation, had been […]

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Sydney Franklin

MVRDV reveals a geologically-inspired tower for the San Francisco waterfront

5 days 8 hours ago

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has released the first look at the design for its contribution to the new master-planned Mission Rock neighborhood in San Francisco. Called The Canyon, the craggy tower was created in collaboration with the local Perry Architects and inspired by the natural rock formations found throughout California. The 23-story, 380,000-square-foot tower references […]

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Drew Zeiba

WeWork and S9’s ground-up Dock 72 opens in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

5 days 9 hours ago

The 16-story, 675,000-square-foot Dock 72, the S9 Architecture-designed addition to the Brooklyn Navy Yard has officially opened after construction began back in 2016 and the zig-zagging complex topped out in 2017.  WeWork, the once fast-growing co-working company that reportedly may run out of cash as soon as next month, will anchor the building by taking […]

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Drew Zeiba
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