Freecell’s proposal for a new public space and pavilion will be a playful contrast to Tadao Ando’s neighboring Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Brooklyn-based Freecell Architecture has snagged first place in an invited design-build competition to reimagine a disused lot across from the Tadao Ando–designed home of the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. The Pulitzer Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, cosponsors of the competition, aim to reinvigorate the downtown Grand Center cultural district with a place for public programming. The firm’s winning proposal for the site
The future of food is already here. Everyone's favorite bit of technological wizardry, the 3-D printer—coveted by architects for models and others for its ability to extrude raw materials into three-dimensional forms—could one day be the standard in personal and commercial-scale food prep.
Since it was founded in 1993 by Samuel Mockbee and Dennis K. Ruth, Rural Studio has provided first-rate architecture for disadvantaged populations in and around Hale County, Alabama. Houses, chapels, and community centers are among the structures designed and built by the firm with undergraduate architecture students at Auburn University.
Since the curtain rose on the art form in the 17th century, classical ballet has required its practitioners to leap, lift, and chass' onstage while making it all appear as effortless as a two-step. A 1914-era former coal power plant for the nearby Union Station train depot, then, isn't as unlikely a home for Missouri's Kansas City Ballet (KCB) as it may seem at first. It embodies the kind of industriousness and strength required to be a dancer. 'There is something counterintuitive about putting a ballet school beside a rail yard,' admits Steve McDowell, principal and design director at the
Located on a six-acre site that was once moldering landfill in Des Moines, a new complex for the Iowa Utilities Board and Office of Consumer Advocate is defying notions about what civic buildings look like, one sunlit, sustainably designed office at a time. This was all part of the two state agencies' plan to become models of energy efficiency and educate the community at large. The Des Moines office of Kansas City, Missouri'based BNIM was hired to accomplish these goals. 'Our general design philosophy is 'resolve, rigor, and restraint,' ' explains project architect Carey Nagle, describing the approach the firm