On Thursday afternoon, after a host of presentations and panels on the latest advances in design and construction technology—including motion-tracking vehicular headlights and solar-power-harnessing curtains—architect Francis Kéré took the stage at the 10th Architectural Record Innovation Conference to upend preconceptions about what "innovation" is in the digital age.
Photo courtesy Marc Averette/Wikimedia CommonsFrank Gehry has been tapped to master-plan the interiors and a new park and performing arts center for the iconic Bacardi Tower and Museum campus in Miami. The former Bacardi headquarters, whose blue-and-white tiled and stained glass facades has made it one of the city’s most recognizable structures, recently was sold to the National YoungArts Foundation, a non-profit organization Gehry has long supported.
West Kowloon Bamboo Theater courtesy WKCDAArchitects worldwide are now welcome to submit an Expression of Interest for West Kowloon Cultural District Authority's "M+" museum of visual culture, to be completed in 2017.
A day shy of the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reached an agreement to resume construction on the Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site.