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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Steven Holl to build French museum with fortress-inspired concrete towers

White concrete towers are reflected in a series of pools in Steven Holl’s competition winning design for the Le Musée des Collectionneurs in Angers, France. The New York-based architecture firm is designing the museum and a hotel in the centre of the town in western France for property developers Compagine de Phalsbourg. The museum is composed of imposing masses

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Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art comprises sculptural blocks of zinc and translucent glass

Architect Steven Holl has completed an exhibition and performance centre for Virginia Commonwealth University, which has been captured by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan. New York-based Steven Holl Architects designed the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) to provide the American university with classrooms, galleries and outdoor facilities for its theatre, music and dance programmes. The building comprises a

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Steven Holl completes luminous Maggie’s Centre next to Britain’s oldest hospital

American architect Steven Holl has unveiled his Maggie’s Centre for cancer patients in London, featuring a facade of translucent white glass dotted with coloured panels. Imagined by New York-based Holl as a “vessel within a vessel within a vessel”, the luminous Maggie’s Barts features a concrete frame, a layer of bamboo wood and a skin of matt

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Steven Holl unveils winning design for Doctors Without Borders operation centre in Geneva

Steven Holl Architects is teaming up with Rüssli Architekten to create a new headquarters for a major humanitarian organisation in Geneva, which will feature walls of tinted photovoltaic glazing. US firm Steven Holl Architects and Swiss studio Rüssli Architekten won a competition to design the new workspace for Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders – an organisation set

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Steven Holl’s arts complex for Princeton surrounds courtyard reflecting pool

New York firm Steven Holl Architects has completed a multi-building arts complex for Princeton University, linked by a concourse underneath a large reflecting pool. The Lewis Center for the Arts comprises three buildings, which accommodate the American university’s dance, music and theatre departments. They face onto an outdoor plaza filled by an expansive shallow pool, with

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Steven Holl’s curvy-roofed addition to Houston arts museum breaks ground

Construction has begun on a new building by American architect Steven Holl for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which will provide a new entry point to the campus. The ground-breaking ceremony for the 164,000-square-foot (15,200-square-metre) Nancy and Rich Kinder building took place 1 June 2017. It is the second of two structures that New York-based

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Holl, Libeskind and Snøhetta strongly condemn Trump’s travel restrictions

Steven Holl has called for the impeachment of Donald Trump, while Daniel Libeskind has described the US president’s recently imposed travel restrictions as “an affront to our freedom and core values”. Both of the prominent American architects sent statements to Dezeen, in the wake of the restrictions Trump put in place for citizens from seven

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Steven Holl unveils Shanghai cultural complex to be built from white concrete

Steven Holl Architects has revealed plans to build a health and cultural complex in Shanghai, comprising a pair of white concrete blocks punctured by the firm’s signature cutouts. The Shanghai Culture and Health Center will be set within a park on the city’s Punan canal. The New York-based firm hopes the landscaping will act as a “social condenser”, attracting residents of

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Steven Holl carves boolean voids from artist hideaway in New York state

Three-dimensional shapes are cut out from areas of this artist residence in Upstate New York by Steven Holl Architects, which claims the house can sleep five guests despite having “zero bedrooms”. The geometry of the 918-square-foot property comprises a series of spheres that intersect the main trapezoid volumes. These carved-out wooden shapes form a dramatic

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Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl opens at the University of Iowa

American firm Steven Holl Architects has completed an Iowa art school that consists of irregularly stacked concrete volumes sheathed in weathering zinc and stainless steel. The Visual Arts Building is located on the university’s campus in Iowa City. It replaces a 1936 building that was heavily damaged by flooding in June of 2008. It sits adjacent More

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Steven Holl’s Bloch Building in Missouri recaptured in photographs by Iwan Baan

Architectural photographer Iwan Baan has taken new images of the Steven Holl-designed Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins art museum, which show the structure as it enters its 10th year (+ slideshow). The Bloch Building opened in June 2007 on the campus of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Iwan Baan, one of More

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Steven Holl unveils visual arts centre for historic Pennsylvania college

Steven Holl Architects has revealed designs for a Pennsylvania arts centre with a sculptural, white form that references a kite. The Visual Arts Building is slated to be built at Franklin & Marshall College – a liberal arts institution in Lancaster dating back to 1787, which has just over 2,200 students. Announced this week during the college’s More

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Steven Holl to build Copenhagen skyscrapers linked by 65-metre-high cycle bridge

New York architect Steven Holl has finally received the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers in Copenhagen harbour, linked by a pedestrian and cycle bridge 65 metres above the water’s surface. Nearly eight years after winning a competition for the site, Steven Holl Architects has revealed that its Copenhagen Gate proposal now has a construction date pencilled […]

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Construction starts on Steven Holl-designed Maggie’s Centre at London’s oldest hospital

Construction has begun on Steven Holl’s controversial Maggie’s cancer-care centre at London’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which the architect says will respect rather than mimic its historic setting. Maggie’s Barts is being built next to the Grade I*-listed Great Hall, completed in 1738 by Scottish architect James Gibbs. Conceived by the architect as a “vessel within […]

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“Our lives are lived within the urban framework we construct”

Opinion: New York has long been a city of spires, but where these were once sacred and civic structures, the current rash of ulta-thin towers reflects a more profane worship of wealth, says Steven Holl. On Saturday, construction work began on our Hunters Point Community Library, a project that promises to be a little engine […]

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Steven Holl’s long-delayed Queens library finally breaks ground

After years of delay, a new public library by Steven Holl has broken ground in Queens, on a prominent site overlooking the East River and the Manhattan skyline (+ slideshow). The 2,000-square-metre Hunters Point Community Library “will bring community-devoted space to the increasingly privatised Long Island City waterfront,” said Steven Holl Architects. Long Island City […]

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Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts unveils campus redesign by Steven Holl

News: Steven Holl has been appointed to rework the campus of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts and will add new buildings to offer a “complementary contrast” to structures by Mies van der Rohe and Rafael Moneo. New York-based Steven Holl plans to relegate all of the existing car parking underground, creating a pedestrian-friendly campus with two buildings […]
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Steven Holl to design new wing for Mumbai City Museum

News: New York architect Steven Holl has seen off competition from 104 applicants including Zaha Hadid, OMA and Amanda Levete, to design a new wing for the Mumbai City Museum. Steven Holl Architects collaborated with Mumbai practice Opolis Architects on the red stone design for the new north wing of Mumbai’s oldest museum, the Mumbai City Museum. The Victorian museum sits […]
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