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

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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, the 29-story tower is the first […]

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

Buildstream brings the networked construction equiptment to the job site

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Buildstream is a construction startup leveraging data and internet-of-things (IoT) technology to improve the utilization and efficiency of heavy equipment. Started by a team of developers, engineers, and experts from the construction industry, Buildstream has developed hardware and software to empower contractors with precise, real-time information about equipment location and operation. Buildstream uses a custom […]

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Jimmy Stamp

Hood Design Studio leads revamp of the Oakland Museum roof garden

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Hood Design Studio (HDS) will take a stab at revitalizing the famous terraced roof garden atop the Oakland Museum of California. The Kevin Roche-designed Brutalist structure has boasted a lush, 26,4000-square-foot landscape since it opened in 1969, and now the institution is looking to upgrade it for contemporary museum-goers.  The Oakland-based HDS has designed a […]

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Sydney Franklin

DS+R’s Olympic Museum rises and twists with anodized aluminum

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The United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, located in the southwest corner of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, is being constructed as a 60,000-square-foot curatorial and event facility celebrating American Olympians. The project, designed by New York’s Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), with architect-of-record Anderson Mason Dale, was inspired by the movement of athletes; the massing […]

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Matthew Marani

India’s Subterranean Stepwells rise at the Fowler Museum

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India’s Subterranean Stepwells: Photographs by Victoria Lautman University of California, Los Angeles 308 Charles E. Young Drive Los Angeles In a show at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Chicago-based arts journalist Victoria Lautman explores the hidden beauty of an elaborate building type originating in India: the stepwell. Built throughout the subcontinent’s warm, dry regions for the past […]

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Sydney Franklin

Jean Nouvel is designing a luxury resort in the Saudi Arabian desert

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In the heart of a historic Nabatean valley in Saudi Arabia, Pritzker-winning architect Jean Nouvel has been tapped to design a luxury resort. The desert region in question, called Al-Ula, is part of a nature reserve, but the Saudi crown prince is hoping to turn the beautiful desert landscape and its ancient architectural monuments into […]

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Emily Conklin

Fashion brand BLDWN taps Montalba Architects for Beverly Hills flagship

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A true American clothing brand that draws influence from the country’s most iconic artists, BLDWN identified a kindred spirit in firm Montalba Architects. Calling on the Los Angeles and Lausanne-based practice to design it’s latest 1,100 square foot Beverly Hills boutique, the label sought to create a space that would evoke it’s bold yet tasteful […]

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Adrian Madlener

Man faces fines after falsely claiming to be an architect

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A U.K. man and his firm have been ordered to pay hefty fines after being found guilty of impersonating a licensed architect. Paul Lyon and his company, Lyson Architecture of Warwickshire, Coventry, and London, were served with a $5,111 (£4,222) fine for misrepresenting himself as an architect on the firm’s website and Twitter (there were […]

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Audrey Wachs

New enhanced glass brings increased security and thermal performance

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Bolstered by innovative fabrication methods and outfitted with new performance-enhancing features, these new glazing solutions provide both energy efficiency and security. MS-375TC / WS-500TC Thermal Composite Entrance Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope This door is designed to meet the most stringent energy codes by combining thermal breaking technologies in the frame with a passive low-e solar coating on […]

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Gabrielle Golenda

National Endowment for the Humanities awards $29 million to preservation, virtual reality projects

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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently announced $29 million in awards for 215 projects across the country relating to all things humanities, from education programs to cultural preservation, film, exhibitions, virtual reality, and architecture.  Some highlights of the grant recipients include the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which received $50,000 for storage improvements for […]

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Sydney Franklin

A new museum in Paris celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Liberation

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The story of the resistants in the 1944 liberation of Paris from Nazi control is being told at a new museum opening on August 25. The Musée de la Libération celebrates two towering figures of the Resistance: Jean Moulin and Philippe Leclerc de Hautecloque—two men who never met but who both sparked local and international […]

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Emily Conklin

AN tallies up the top design lectures to hear at Midwest schools this fall

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This fall, Illinois’ Chicago Architecture Biennial and Indiana’s Exhibit Columbus are anchoring architecture and design events across Middle America. But there are plenty of free talks to hear in case the big exhibitions don’t make your schedule. To help you keep up with the momentum, AN put together a select list of lecture events happening […]

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Sydney Franklin

IKEA and the Queen of Sweden update the retirement home for dementia

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IKEA and Queen Silvia of Sweden are teaming up to rethink housing the elderly. The project, called SilviaBo, is an offshoot of the furniture giant’s affordable housing arm, BoKLok, and extends its same principles of wooden, prefab architecture for the masses to the world’s aging population.  These days, architects and designers are being challenged to […]

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Emily Conklin
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