Tatiana Bilbao encloses each programmatic area of Casa Ventura in connected pentagonal volumes that sit high above Monterrey, Mexico. The mountains outside Monterrey, Mexico, offer city views and forested vistas, but the terrain ruled out the one thing that the clients, a couple with six children, had their hearts set on: a house all on one level.
Architecture takes up social causes in cycles. Since the 1970s, engagement has tended to rise when the NASDAQ falls and to correspond, roughly speaking, with the presence of solar panels on the White House.
Photo courtesy Architecture for Humanity Architecture for Humanity is currently supporting reconstruction efforts in the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged areas of Japan. AFH's Ishinomaki, Japan, office has completed 16 projects, including a new school building, above, for a kindergarten that was destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami. Eric Cesal is the new executive director of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the nonprofit’s board of directors announced today. A longtime volunteer, Cesal joined AFH full-time in 2010 to start the Haiti Rebuilding Center in Port-au-Prince. Since 2012 he has led the organization’s global post-disaster rebuilding efforts from its headquarters in San Francisco. Cesal
During the NCARB Annual Meeting last year, the former chair of NCARB's Intern Think Tank, R. Corey Clayborne, an architect at WileyWilson, joined intern Michael Archer for a panel discussion about the future of the Intern Development Program (IDP).
Urban Game Changer: Having attracted Twitter, upscale retail, and a food emporium as key tenants, a renovated Art Deco building is kick-starting the transformation of a once-seedy part of San Francisco.
With the budget-blowing games underway, we take a look at Sochi’s architectural bling. View of the Coastal Cluster of Olympic venues in Sochi Russia has changed immeasurably since it last hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1980. Or has it? The transformation of Sochi—a subtropical playground on the Black Sea once frequented by Joseph Stalin—into a gargantuan palace of winter sports is just the sort of absurd feat that might have made the Soviets proud. The Coastal Cluster, a close-knit circle of shiny, undulating arenas and rinks master-planned by Populous, is architectural bling blown up to an Olympian
Since opening in 2005, Teikyo University Elementary School had outgrown its quarters in one of the university’s existing buildings. The school wanted to give each department its own space while keeping the atmosphere warm and intimate, despite the increase in size. The architects created a cedar-clad, reinforced-concrete schoolhouse with a rakish steel roof.