Herzog & de Meuron to overhaul Harvard GSD’s Gund Hall

Architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been enlisted to renovate and expand the main building at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, in order to support “groundbreaking collaborations” between its programmes. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) revealed today, 26 July 2018, that Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron

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Plans for “pioneering” Portland wooden high-rise put on hold

Construction of a timber-framed high-rise building proposed for Portland’s Pearl District, which would have become one of the USA’s tallest wooden structures, has been postponed indefinitely. Local firm Lever Architecture designed the 130-foot (40-metre) mixed-used Framework tower to be one of the country’s first high-rises to adopt a wooden construction, employing a mix of two types of engineered wood: cross-laminated

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Cody Seipp imagines Detroit as Amazon’s “hyper-designed” headquarters

Detroit is taken over by Amazon in architecture student Cody Seipp’s conceptual project, which envisions the US city in 2051 following a major redevelopment orchestrated by the retail giant. Created by Seipp as his final project at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expo ’51 Detroit imagines the US city 33 years after it was acquired

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Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

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Skyscraper movie director wanted “a tower based on real possibilities” says Adrian Smith

This summer’s blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith, who was consulted during its development. Drama in the action-adventure film – released in the US tomorrow, 13 July 2018 – revolves around an imaginary 240-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong,

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MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day

Architecture studio MAPA has designed this simple prefabricated wooden chapel for a vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay, puncturing a black box through one of its slanted walls to provide a shrine for the patron saint of winemakers. The prefabricated open-air chapel is located in the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which forms part of The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén. Brazilian and Uruguayan studio

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Jeanne Gang closes gender pay gap at her architecture firm

Architect Jeanne Gang has closed the gender pay gap at her firm Studio Gang, and called for others to follow suit and “fix pay inequity now”. Gang revealed that after looking into the issue, she found that male employees in her firm were paid a small margin more than their female counterparts. The architect therefore moved to

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Studio Gang proposes honeycomb-like One Delisle skyscraper for Toronto

US architecture firm Studio Gang has unveiled its first project for Canada: a Toronto skyscraper made up of stretched hexagonal volumes topped with terraces and planters. The One Delisle skyscraper is proposed for the Canadian city’s Deer Park neighbourhood, on the corner of Delisle Avenue and Yonge Street – a major arterial route that runs north-south.

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Five pool houses ideal for cooling off this 4th of July

In celebration of Independence Day in the US, we’ve picked out five pool houses and pavilions around the country that would be perfect for relaxing during the public holiday. They include a concrete and glass cabana topped with shrubs, and an pavilion beside an infinity pool with submerged lounge seats. La Grange Pavilion, Texas, by Murray Legge Architecture At

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MAD’s Gardenhouse residences takes shape in Beverly Hills

New photographs reveal that MAD’s residential complex in California, designed to look like a village on top of a hill, has topped out. Slated for completion later this year, Gardenhouse is under construction at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. It will be the first US project by the Chinese architecture studio. The construction photos, released

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Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes interlaced with greenery. Named the Barclay Village, the pair of towers will be located in the city’s West End on a plot set between the Davie and Robson Villages. According to the architect

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Alfonso Arango builds tiny black cabin next to his childhood home

Architect Alfonso Arango has designed himself a 24-square-metre weekend retreat next to his childhood home overlooking the Andes mountains in Colombia. Arango’s House on The Mist is located next door to his family’s residence in La Calera – a small town in the eastern reaches of the mountains. It is located 11 miles from Colombia’s

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“Make space for families” to improve gender equality in architecture, says Billie Tsien

Architect Billie Tsien has called for better child care in the US to help more women remain in her profession, rather than have to chose between work and family. Tsien told Dezeen that maternity leave and more flexibility with working hours is essential if those with families are to progress with careers in architecture. “The

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Hood Museum overhaul will “knit together” its postmodern predecessor

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s major extension and renovation of postmodern architect Charles Moore’s Hood Museum of Art, in New Hampshire, will involve slotting in a pale brick building and covering a central courtyard. Currently under construction, the project will bring the institution to 16,350 square feet (1,518 square metres) – nearly 50 per cent larger

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Expansion of New York’s Frick Collection gains approval amid protests

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved Selldorf Architects’ renovation and expansion plans for the city’s Frick Collection museum, despite ongoing protests against the “harmful” project. Approved during a hearing yesterday, 26 June 2018, the proposal by Selldorf Architects will involve the largest overhaul of the Frick Collection since it was transformed from the home

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Movie offers virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect’s Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely. The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright

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Antony Gibbon builds stilted wooden treehouse in Upstate New York forest

This elevated, cedar-clad treehouse in New York’s Ulster County features a huge window that offers views of woodland and mountains, and a path to a lake and a hot tub. Designer Antony Gibbon, who is currently based in Bali, completed the Inhabit structure for a forested parcel located outside the town of Woodstock, which is

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Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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130 William skyscraper for New York will be “great for drones” says David Adjaye

British architect David Adjaye has spoken about the design decisions behind his textured concrete skyscraper for Manhattan, as more details and renderings of the project are released. Located at 130 William Street, the residential tower will feature facades textured with lumpy hand-cast concrete all the way up to its peak. This will make the high-rise

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 tower tops out over New York’s MoMA

Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. The images by photographer Giles Ashford capture the 53W53 tower as construction reaches the final 82nd floor and the building’s curtain wall takes shape – significant progress since

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Three patios and a swimming pool slot into Casa La Quinta in Mexico

Residents of this getaway in Mexico, designed by architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas, can spend weekends lazing in a hammock suspended above a secluded swimming pool. Mexico City-based architects Pérez Palacios and Alfonso de la Concha Rojas designed Casa La Quinta for a retired couple. It is located in San Miguel

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Elon Musk’s Chicago tunnel will link downtown and airport in 12 minutes

Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company has revealed plans to bring its super-fast tunnel system to Chicago, where “autonomous electric skates” travelling up to 150 miles per hour will link the city’s Downtown area with O’Hare Airport. The Boring Company’s scheme was selected by the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) as the winning proposal bidding for the

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Rafael Viñoly unveils renovation and extension for art-deco car showrooms in New York

Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly has revealed plans to add a glazed extension and rooftop garden to a 1920s building in Manhattan, as part of a major overhaul that will create automobile showrooms and office spaces. Rafael Viñoly Architects is set to renovate 787 Eleventh Avenue, which was built in 1927 by American architect Albert Kahn

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Hardly anyone can name more than one female architect, says director of new movie about women that built New York

“Women are doing some of the most prestigious work in New York” but nobody knows who they are, according to architect and filmmaker Beverly Willis, who wants to change this with her new movie about the women who have shaped the city. Willis’ film Unknown New York: The City that Women Built premiered last week,

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Foster-designed Capella Resort to host historic Trump and Kim Jong-un summit

Norman Foster’s snaking island resort in Singapore will provide the setting for the historic talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next week. Taking place on 12 June 2018, the summit marks the first time that a North Korean leader has met with a sitting president of the United States.

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Six-acre park opens at Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory site

US studio James Corner Field Operations has created a public park on the waterfront site around the former Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, featuring a sunbathing spot, an industrial-style playground and a taco stand. Opening this week, Domino Park comprises six acres (2.4 hectares) of parkland, stretching a quarter of a mile along the East River in

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MoMA exhibits Bodys Isek Kingelez’s fantastical models of African metropoles

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting the “extreme maquettes” of late Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez, who modelled futuristic African cities with recycled cardboard, colourful paper and Coca-Cola cans. Located on the museum’s third floor, Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is the first US retrospective of work by the architect, sculptor and artist. It displays

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“It takes 40 or 50 years to update an industrial landscape. We want to speed that up,” says Sidewalk Labs urban planner

After disrupting our online activities, Google’s parent company now wants to disrupt how cities work. Dezeen spoke to Rohit Aggarwala, head of urban systems at Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, as it gears up to redevelop a major chunk of Toronto. Aggarwala’s team is building an experimental new district in Canada’s largest city, where the latest technologies

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Kanye West begins Yeezy Home architecture venture with social-housing project

Kanye West’s first foray into architecture is expected to be a prefabricated concrete affordable-housing project, which has emerged a month after he announced a new arm of his Yeezy fashion label. A rendering of the social-housing project appeared on Instagram yesterday, 3 June 2018, giving rise to suggestions that it will be the initial project from Yeezy

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Casa Roca’s curved concrete walls are designed to give an architectural “hug”

Curved board-marked concrete walls wrap around the front of this residence in Quito, Ecuador, which local firm Estudio Felipe Escudero modelled on “the physical form of a hug”. Casa Roca is located in a residential neighbourhood in Ecuador’s capital city that Estudio Felipe Escudero (EFE), a studio led by architect Felipe Escudero, describes as “full

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10 highlights from Jim Olson’s six decades in architecture

From a party bunkhouse to a hotel with a pool dropping to the ocean, we’ve rounded up 10 key projects by US architect Jim Olson, co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson Kundig, which feature in a new book celebrating 60 years of his work. Born in 1940, Jim Olson established Olson Kundig in 1967 and now runs the architecture practice

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Competition: win a signed copy of Jim Olson’s Building, Nature, Art book

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book celebrating the “evolution” of US architect Jim Olson’s buildings over his 60-year career. Five readers will each win a copy of Building, Nature, Art – a new book that follows six decades of work by Olson, who is the co-founder of Seattle architecture studio Olson

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Antoine Predock’s Canadian Museum for Human Rights to feature on country’s bank note

Canada’s central bank has selected the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, designed by US architect Antoine Predock, to feature on the country’s new $10 bank note. The Bank of Canada unveiled the design for the $10 CAD note in March this year, choosing the building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to feature on the back of the

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Competition: win a book exploring Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square

For our latest competition, Dezeen is giving away three copies of Mies in London – a publication documenting architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt Mansion House Square scheme. Mies in London is a 160-page hardback book published by REAL (Real Estate Architecture Laboratory), a cultural institute and publisher founded by Jack Self, that aims

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Pair of skyscrapers proposed for site of Calatrava’s doomed Chicago Spire

Two “sister skyscrapers” designed by architect David Childs have been unveiled for Chicago’s waterfront, nearly 10 years after work on Santiago Calatrava’s ill-fated Chicago Spire halted on the same plot. The 400 Lake Shore Drive development is located where the Chicago River flows into Lake Michigan, on the site the Spanish architect’s 150-storey Spire began

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Steven Holl ramps garden over Houston’s Glassell School of Art

Architect Steven Holl has completed this concrete and glass art school at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, where students can relax in an outdoor sculpture park and a ramped roof garden. New York-based firm Steven Holl Architects’ Glassell School of Art replaces a 35-year-old building as part of a major redevelopment of the Museum

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Colourful Barragán-esque house by Moneo Brock wraps four trees in Mexico

Pink, purple and yellow walls divide up the Casa TEC 205 residence in Monterrey, which architecture studio Moneo Brock designed as an “homage” to the work of the country’s legendary architect Luis Barragán. The bold hues are intended to be reminiscent of designs by Mexican architects Barragán – whose built work largely consists of brightly coloured

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Architect Will Alsop dies aged 70

British architect Will Alsop, “one of architecture’s biggest characters and talents”, has died at the age of 70 after a short illness. Alsop, the founder of architecture firm All Design, died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 12 May 2018. The architect was known for his colourful, expressive and playful designs. Among his best-known buildings is the

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Board-marked concrete walls frame pool views from AT House

Ten glazed sections divided by board-marked concrete walls are lined up to form this long Mexican house, designed by architect Laurent Herbiet. Herbiet, who runs the Mexico City-based studio Hrbt, completed AT House at the top of a hill in Oaxtepec – a town in the north of Mexican state Morelos – for a couple

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Uber reveals “skyport” proposals for flying taxi services

Stout cylindrical towers that cars can fly inside and stacked landing pods are among the proposals that architects and engineers have imagined for Uber’s fleet of taxi aircrafts, as plans for UberAir push ahead for 2020 launch. Uber unveiled the six prototypes for the uberAIR Skyports at its second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles this week,

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Kanye West to launch architecture arm of Yeezy fashion label

Rapper Kanye West has revealed plans to extend his fashion label Yeezy with an architecture division “to make the world better”. The hip-hop artist and producer, who has been vocal about his passion for architecture for many years, announced the move on Twitter yesterday. “We’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home,” West tweeted.

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“Blue glass is the pleated khaki of facades” in New York

After years of glass dominating skyscraper construction in New York, architects in the city are returning to stone and other solid-looking materials to cover their towers. Dezeen spoke to those ditching glazing for alternative cladding to find out why. SHoP Architects’ Gregg Pasquarelli – the design principal behind a pair of copper-clad skyscrapers completed last

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Competition: win a signed copy of Julien De Smedt’s Built Unbuilt book

In this competition, five Dezeen readers can win a signed copy of a book featuring major built works by Belgian architect Julien De Smedt, as well as ideas that “fell by the wayside”. The 328-page Built Unbuilt spans 16 years of De Smedt’s career, which includes a stint at Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA and running

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Guggenheim successor opens tropical-influenced IK Lab art gallery in Tulum

The great-grandson of art collector Peggy Guggenheim has opened a gallery at an eco-resort in Tulum, where wave-like cement walls and undulating vine floors provide an unusual backdrop to artwork. Opened last month, IK Lab is located in the luxurious eco-friendly Azulik resort in the popular vacation town located on the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

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Luciano Kruk includes blackened wood and patios at concrete Argentinian home

Architect Luciano Kruk’s latest board-marked concrete holiday home on the Argentinian coast has walls wrapped in glazing and blackened wood. Equestrian House is a holiday residence located in Costa Esmeralda, a picturesque stretch of coastline 250 miles (400 kilometres) south of Buenos Aires. The resort features a number of board-marked concrete residences designed by Kruk’s

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Foster + Partners’ Reforma 432 will rival Mexico City’s tallest building

Construction is due to commence on a skyscraper by Foster + Partners in Mexico City, set to match the height of the city’s tallest tower. Mexican developers Abilia revealed in a statement earlier this month that it will begin work on the British firm’s Reforma 432. Mexico Daily News reported that Aramburuzabala said the tower

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Male-dominated architecture industry is undergoing “dramatic change” says Elizabeth Diller

Architect Elizabeth Diller has praised her inclusion on this year’s Time 100 list as a positive step towards gender parity in architecture, but voiced concern that too many female architecture students are not making it into the workplace. The co-founder of New York studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) was recently named as the only architect

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Staggered pavilions form holiday resort on lush hill in Costa Rican surf town

Architecture firm Studio Saxe has stepped a series of pavilion-like guest rooms down a slope facing the Pacific Ocean, creating a hotel in a Costa Rican beach town. Mint Santa Teresa is located in Santa Teresa – a small coastal town in Costa Rica’s Puntarenas Province that is a popular spot for surfers and yoga retreats. The hotel’s Swedish

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Deborah Berke Partners channels modernism with long and low Indiana house

A low-lying slender form, an overhanging roof and sliding glass doors are among the modernist-influenced features at this Indianapolis residence by architecture studio Deborah Berke Partners. When designing North Penn House for a family, the New York-based firm form drew on elements found in modernist dwellings built in the surrounding area during the 1950s and

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Elizabeth Diller named world’s most influential architect by Time magazine

Elizabeth Diller is the only architect named on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people of 2018, with philanthropist Eli Broad calling her a “visionary”. Diller, who founded New York-based firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro with partner Ricardo Scofidio, has been named on the Time list for the second time. “She imagines things the rest of us

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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The LADG envisions concrete pavilion for Coachella festival-goers

Undulating “concrete blankets” form a series of mountain-like structures in this conceptual pavilion designed by The Los Angeles Design Group for the Coachella festival. US studio The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG) has released designs of the pavilion it proposed for the 2018 edition of the annual California music festival, which starts today. The studio

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David Adjaye and Michael Van Valkenburgh selected to transform Detroit’s West Riverfront Park

Michael Van Valkenburgh and David Adjaye have won a competition to transform a riverside parcel in Downtown Detroit into a thriving public park, with plans for a beach, multiple pavilions and a small isle for roosting birds. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announced yesterday that the British architect and the Brooklyn-based landscape architecture firm triumphed in

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Selldorf Architects unveils major renovation and expansion plans for New York’s Frick museum

Selldorf Architects has revealed plans for a renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection museum in New York City. Selldorf Architects’ plans for the biggest overhaul of the Frick Collection since the Manhattan art museum opened in the 1930s, includes adding a extension to the museum’s library and opening parts of the Frick residence to the public for the

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Studio Libeskind designs angular housing for over 60s in Brooklyn

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed it design for a faceted affordable housing block for seniors in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. Studio Libeskind has released three renderings of the 10-storey apartment block, which will be built on a plot in the Sumner Houses estate in Bedford-Stuyvesant – often shortened to Bed-Stuy. Although the firm designed the masterplan for the

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Ampuero Yutronic stains Chilean house to resemble local volcanic stone

A pale plywood interior is hidden behind the slatted black timber walls of this house in Chile, which occupies a rural site with views towards one of the country’s most active volcanoes. Ampuero Yutronic completed the residence in Chile’s Araucania Region – an area known for its dramatic terrain of volcanoes, lakes and the Andes mountains

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Modernist bank to be razed for Gehry’s Sunset Strip development

Los Angeles officials have approved plans to demolish a mid-century modern bank by architect Kurt Meyer in order to build Frank Gehry’s mixed-use complex on the city’s Sunset Strip. LA’s court of appeal gave Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project permission to raze the modernist Lytton Savings building on Friday 23 March 2018. Meyer’s 20,000-square-foot (1,850-square-metre)

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Foraged materials form artist’s home and studio in Washington woodland

Architect Les Eerkes rescued plywood cladding, kitchen cabinets and a tiny porthole window from houses set to be bulldozed for this rural cabin near the Puget Sound. Eerkes sourced the free materials and appliances to keep within the tight budget for the two-storey studio and residence, created for film director and artist Anna Hoover. The kitchen cabinets,

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Moss converts Chicago corner shop into art gallery, apartment and its own studio

Architect Matt Nardella has turned an abandoned bodega in Chicago into his home and studio, arranging spaces around a courtyard he created in the centre. Nardella runs Chicago-based architecture and design firm Moss with his wife Laura Cripe, who oversees the marketing and business development. The architect and his team transformed the 6,000-square-foot (557-square-metre) grocery

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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Naturehumaine enlivens mid-century Montreal house with plant-covered wall

A sliding screen offers glimpses to the living room beneath this plant-filled wall, which architecture firm Nauturehumaine has added to a 1940s house in Montreal. The local studio renovated the mid-century property in the Canadian city’s residential Outremont borough for a couple and their two children. At the request of the wife, who works in the

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Harvard GSD names Mark Lee as architecture department chair

Mark Lee of architecture firm Johnston Marklee has been appointed as the chair of the architecture department at Harvard University’s graduate design school. Lee’s appointment as Chair of Department of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) was announced today and will become effective from 1 July 2018. Lee, who has taught as a

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SOM unveils office tower with luxury amenities for Chicago

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill has revealed an 18-storey office block planned for Chicago, including a terrace that overlooks the city’s trendy West Loop neighbourhood. SOM’s The Porch is intended for Fulton Market a district in the city’s West Loop, an area immediately west of Downtown that has become known for its upcoming contemporary design and

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Richard Meier takes leave of absence following sexual harassment allegations

Breaking news: Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier said he was “deeply troubled and embarrassed” by accusations of sexual harassment against him, as he temporarily stepped down from his company. Meier’s statement came after the New York Times published allegations from five women, including four former employees. “I am deeply troubled and embarrassed by the accounts of several

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BIG releases new image of twisting residential towers in New York

Danish firm BIG has unveiled a new rendering of its pair of rotated towers that are currently under construction in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The image provides an updated overview of BIG’s The Eleventh development, which is being built alongside the city’s High Line elevated park. Reaching different heights, the two bronze- and travertine-clad towers are designed with

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Yesomi Umolu named artistic director for Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019

Chicago-based “visionary curator” Yesomi Umolu has been announced as the artistic director for city’s third architecture biennial, taking place next year. Umolu’s role in overseeing the curatorial programme for the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 was revealed today. She currently holds a leading position at the University of Chicago acting as exhibitions curator for the Reva and

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Populous unveils renovation plans for modernist Seattle stadium

A glazed atrium will be used to expose the sloped roof of a multi-purpose arena in Seattle, as part of architectural firm Populous’ plans to update the 1960s structure. Populous is teaming with stadium design and development specialists Oak View Group (OVG) on the $600-million (£432 million) transformation of the venue, which is located in the Seattle Center

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Waterfalls, forests and kayaks among proposals for Park Avenue centreline

Architects and designers have imagined ways to transform the central reservation along New York’s Park Avenue for an ideas competition, including an underground rock-climbing wall, a huge cascading waterfall and a route for kayaking commuters. An aquarium, elevated walkways and a putting green are also among the schemes for Park Avenue’s central reservation that architects,

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Studio Gang unveils plans for Arkansas Art Center overhaul

Chicago-based firm Studio Gang has revealed plans to add a series of glazed pavilions with pleated roofs to an arts centre in Arkansas, as part of a major renovation and extension project. Studio Gang’s scheme includes 127,000 square feet (11,798 square metres) of new and refurbished spaces at the Arkansas Art Center, which comprises exhibition,

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Renzo Piano unveils new courthouse for Toronto

Renzo Piano Building Workshop has revealed its first project in Canada: a Toronto courthouse elevated on columns to expose tall glazed walls and a 20-metre-high atrium. Italian architect Piano and his firm will build the Toronto Courthouse in the Downtown area – close to the city’s current major courthouse, which was completed in 1967, and the

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