Photo courtesy Studio Daniel Libeskind Although his design for a "Freedom Tower" was replaced by SOM¹s One WTC, Daniel Libeskind helped shape the rebuilding at the World Trade Center through his competition-winning master plan. RECORD editors Cathleen McGuigan, Clifford Pearson, and William Hanley interviewed Libeskind in his New York office overlooking the WTC site. Here are some excerpts from the conversation. On the special character of Ground Zero: This is now a site that has memory in it. This is a site where people perished. This is a site which forever has altered how we view New York and the
With its grand roof canopy and sweeping entry plaza, the Ed Roberts Campus welcomes everyone into its fold. The 82,500-square-foot building, which sits atop a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in a scruffy part of Berkeley, sends a powerful message of inclusiveness to the diverse groups of people who work in and use it, as well as the neighborhood around it and, indeed, the world beyond. As the new home of 10 organizations serving people with many different kinds of disabilities, the center caters to the specific needs of people who have been shut out of buildings in the
Image courtesy WORKac New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia, designed by WORKac. Click on the slideshow button to see more images. With a plan to create a park and transform existing warehouses into spaces for art, design, education, and commerce, WORK Architecture Company (WORKac) won an international competition to redesign New Holland Island in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 19.8-acre island, which Peter the Great developed as the country's first military port in 1721, will be opened to the public for the first time in its history. WORKac beat out David Chipperfield from London, MVRDV from Rotterdam, and Studio 44
Your visit starts in an unremarkable city park adjacent to a generic shopping mall. Local kids are playing tag, while a man in short sleeves throws a stick for his dog and a family picnics on the grass. You follow a concrete path, which turns into a gently sloping ramp descending into the ground. On either side of you, concrete walls rise to meet an angled green roof, slowly blocking out the sounds of people enjoying the park. The laughter gets more faint, the excited chatter less distinct. As you enter the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), you
From 1997 to 2010, Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architects worked on the master plan and architecture of an industrial campus that breaks down the traditional divide between “blue”- and “white”-collar workers and establishes a flexible blueprint for future growth.