When Serie Architects was selected in March 2010 along with Grimshaw's London office and Berlin-based Pysall Ruge Architekten to transform a group of disused steel factory buildings in Hangzhou, into a new mixed-use complex, the firm faced a big challenge.
Image courtesy Houses at Sagaponac Click on the slide show button to see the new designs proposed for the Houses at Sagaponac development. Houses at Sagaponac was a project for a robust economy. In 2001, the late Harry Brown Jr. recruited Richard Meier to help lure architects, many of them famous, to design 32 modern, high-end residences for a 72-acre plot of land in Sagaponac, a village in the town of Southampton, on Long Island. Brown was hoping to beat back the number of traditional, shingle-style mansions cropping up in the area. Related Links: The Sagaponac Effect: Modernist Subdivisions Multiply
Rendering by CO Architects Click on the slide show button to see more images of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. An intact, teeth-baring 33-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex named Thomas is among the 20 dinosaur skeletons and 300 fossils that are moving into an upgraded space inside the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, located in Exposition Park. Designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based exhibition designer Evidence Design, the exhibition hall, at 14,000 square feet, is twice the size of the museum’s old dinosaur gallery. Never-before-displayed stars of the exhibition include a Triceratops and
Image courtesy Höweler + Yoon The new center will occupy a roughly 17,000-square-foot, two-story space in a new waterfront tower. In an effort to provide more services for its members and create a stronger public presence, the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) plans to move to a bigger, more visible spot this November. And after launching a competition to engage emerging architects and solicit the best ideas for the new center, the BSA has selected Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s attention-grabbing design. The new center will occupy a roughly 17,000-square-foot, two-story space the BSA is renting in a new waterfront tower.
June Williamson is an associate professor at the School of Architecture at The City College of New York and the coauthor, with Ellen Dunham-Jones, of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.
With the name of their design firm — L.E.FT — Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine tip us off to their ideology and offer a partial clue pointing to the location of their first New York City office, on the Lower East Side.
The University of Notre Dame School of Architecture announced today that Robert A.M. Stern has won the 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. Photo courtesy Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP Stern has won the 2011 Driehaus Prize, which is bestowed by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Related Links: Driehaus Prize Given to Egyptian Architect Duany and Plater-Zyberk Donate Driehaus Winnings The annual award, established in 2003 by the university, recognizes architects and urban planners who spend their careers championing traditional design principles with sensitivity to region and context. “Bob brought tradition into the mainstream of
Photo courtesy estudio teddy cruz Manufactured Sites: Housing Urbanism Made of Waste, Teddy Cruz, 2008. Click on the slide show button to view more images. On Tuesday night, architects Greg Lynn and Teddy Cruz were named United States Artists Fellows for 2010, and they celebrated the no-strings-attached gifts of $50,000 at a reception at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center. Fifty other artists from the U.S. and Puerto Rico also received the fellowships, which have been distributed annually since 2005. About 450 people attended the lively event, where dancers, musicians, actors and others—all current or former fellowship recipients—performed against a
Photo courtesy MoMA PS1 The MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program was launched in 2000. Click on the slide show button to view past installations (pictured: Dunescape, SHoP Architects, 2000). MoMA PS1 takes a gamble when it selects finalists for its Young Architects Program, which each year gives emerging designers the chance to design an installation for a 10,000-square-foot triangular courtyard at the Queens art center. The entrants don’t initially propose schemes; rather, they are selected to compete in the competition’s final stage based on the ingenuity of their past work. “There’s enormous suspense because we really don’t know what these
Photo courtesy Christine McMonagle/The Jewish Museum “Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” runs through January 30, 2011, at The Jewish Museum in New York. Libeskind designed the exhibition using 40 menorahs from the museum’s collection. Click on the slide show button to see images. Daniel Libeskind’s building signature is often characterized by a lightning-bolt scrawl, clearly visible in his designs for The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and even “Villa Libeskind,” the prefab housing line he launched in 2010. The latest rendition of the architect’s signature can be found in a small gallery in The