Commissioned to create a public artwork as part of a housing-project renovation in Copenhagen, poet Morten Søndergaard sought to express the individuality of the residents in counterpoint to the anonymity of the architecture.
The Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz station lies 60 feet under the inner city of Leipzig, yet architect Max Dudler, who is based in Zürich, Frankfurt, and Berlin, wanted to create the impression that this public space is flooded with daylight.
Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is a historic structure known for its extensive botanical collections. For the next year, however, the nearly 90,000-square-foot glazed building will be home to a very different attraction—one that will illuminate the architecture of its contiguous display houses.
Developed to appeal to a creative labor pool, the year-old Newell Rubbermaid Design Center lies within southwest Michigan's hub of industrial design, just a stone's throw from internationally acclaimed manufacturers Haworth, Herman Miller, and Steelcase.
Atlanta-based developer Jamestown wanted its Pacific Place office building, at 22 Fourth Street in downtown San Francisco, to appeal to young tech workers with a lobby similar to that of a hip hotel. The existing entrance was clearly problematic. It was extremely long and had a bland corporate vibe, as expressed by generic drywall and marble.