On Tuesday the National Trust for Historic Preservation unveiled its 2008 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The private, nonprofit organization has released the list annually since 1988 to galvanize preservationists and community members to save threatened buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes. The effort has been mostly successful: only six of the 200 total identified sites have been lost so far.
Ben van Berkel, cofounder of UNStudio with Caroline Bos, recently unveiled designs for Five Franklin Place, a condominium tower that will rise in Manhattan’s swanky Tribeca neighborhood. The project, whose 55 units range in price from $2 million to $16 million, is the Amsterdam-based architecture firm’s first major building in the United States. It is being developed by New York–based business partners David Kislin and Leo Tsimmer.
Project Specs Agora Theater Lelystad, the Netherlands UNStudio << Return to article the People Client: Gemeente Lelystad Architect UNStudio Amsterdam Ben van Berkel and Gerard Loozekoot with Jacques van Wijk Job Mouwen en Holger Hoffmann Khoi Tran Christian Veddeler Christian Bergmann Sabine Habicht Ramon Hernandez Ron Roos Rene Wysk Claudia Dorner Markus Berger Markus Jacobi Ken Okonkwo Jörgen Grahl-Madse Hanka Drdlova Realization UNStudio in collaboration with B + M, Den Haag Advisors Construction management: BBN, Houten Engineering: Pieters bouwtechniek Haarlem Theatre technique: pb|theateradviseurs Uden Acoustics / Fire strategy: DGMR Arnhem Installations: Valstar Simones Apeldoorn Lighting advise: Arup Amsterdam Contractors Contractor:
Project Specs Aurillac multipurpose hall Aurillac, France Brisac Gonzalez Architects << Return to article the People Architect Brisac Gonzalez 7 Bermondsey Exchange 179–181 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3UW United Kingdom ph: +44 (0)20 7378 7787 fx: +44 (0)20 7378 7796 www.brisacgonzalez.com Directors in charge: Cécile Brisac, Edgar Gonzalez Project team: Olivier Herman, Christopher Pfiffner, Margarita Bescos, Fumiko Kato, Henrike Rabe, João Baptista, Nicolas Ecrepont, Tea Puric, Afroditi Kirmi, Aitor Albo, Jean Dumas, Gerd Wetzel, Anke Schulz, Franck Quintanel Structure VP Green 115, rue du Bac 75007 Paris France Civil engineer SERALP Agence Auvergne ZAC de Pacheroux 6, avenue Jean-Jacques Rousseau