Stanton Williams The renovation of King's Cross station (designed by John McAslan and Arup) will be capped off with a new public square to be completed by the end of 2013. The 1970s concourse extension will be demolished and replaced by 75,000 square feet of open space, with seating and an area for outdoor art exhibitions. Image courtesy Stanton Williams King's Cross Square
Dixon Jones Architects Squire and Partners Kim Wilkie Associates The 12.8-acre site near trendy Chelsea and Belgravia was built in the 1860s and decommissioned and sold in 2008 for $1.5 billion. The master plan, to be completed in phases over the next six years, envisions housing, retail, and green space. Image courtesy Chelsea Barracks Partnership Chelsea Barracks
Rafael Vi'oly Architects Dubbed the "Walkie Talkie" because of its top-heavy shape, this 39-story, 1.1 million-square-foot office tower is under construction, with completion expected in 2014. A sky garden will feature 360-degree views of the city. Image courtesy Rafael Viñoly Architects 20 Fenchurch Street
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners This 47-story office tower looks like it might shave a block of parm quite well, hence its nickname: "The Cheese Grater." In fact, the wedge profile respects views of St. Paul's Cathedral. Image courtesy Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners 122 Leadenhall Street
On a steep 25-acre site near Sonoma, California, two scientists harvest some of the bounty from their vegetable gardens, olive trees, and beehives to deliver to a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco.
The Elkhorn River Research Station could be mistaken for a rusting vestige of the steamboat days, left to disintegrate on the riverbank about 30 miles west of Omaha, like so many other industrial cast-offs.
Where there’s an architect, there are probably a few more—from the same gene pool. Architects beget architects, so it seems. Eliel Saarinen had Eero Saarinen. Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s sons, Lloyd and John, became architects. Walter Gropius’s father was an architect. And if not begotten, then nearly so: Maya Lin’s architect aunt, Lin Huiyin, helped conduct the first comprehensive study of architecture in China. Charles Eames was the nephew of architect William Eames. Henry Smith-Miller, of Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, could (and perhaps should) write a book about his family of architects, which stretches back, with baroque twists and
Image courtesy of SWA SWA has designed the public open spaces for Suzhou Center. Click to view more images. Related Links: China News Old Factories Get New Wrapping in Shanghai EMBT Designs Zhang Da Qian Museum in Neijiang International landscape architecture firm SWA has been working in the city of Suzhou since 2003, providing landscape design and planning services for a number of projects, including the Gao Xin District and all 45 acres of Suzhou Industrial Park Times Square. Having proven its ability to weave contemporary, pedestrian-friendly design into a city with a rich 2,500-year history of canals, gardens, and