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“Instead of agitating to prevent the destruction of one building—270 Park—we should be fighting for all of them. Wouldn’t it be remarkable to have a historic district that honors the postwar Modernism that for decades embodied midtown Manhattan?” writes Karrie Jacobs in “A Radical Proposal to Save Union Carbide,” published in our April 2018 issue. Read the article on our website: bit.ly/2qYonmb Photo by Ezra Stoller/@estophoto
The Bear Stand is a 3,245-square-foot single-family residence located about 130 miles northeast of Toronto in Gooderham, Ontario. The design team at @bohlincywinskijackson in association with Bohlin Grauman Miller was tasked with creating a family retreat for a couple that spends their professional life in Shanghai that could double as a vacation rental when they are away in China. The project received an award in the custom house more than 3,000 square feet category of the 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards. Photos by @nic.lehoux
A wooden zeppelin looms over the stark white roofs of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art (@doxprague), cantilevering more than 50 feet beyond one of the cultural center’s warehouse-like buildings. Designed by Huť Architektury Martin Rajniš, the striking 130-foot-long structure known as Gulliver functions as an elevated event space and pedestrian bridge that incorporates stadium seating and a stage for literary events and lectures. Photo by Aleš Jungmann
We're honored and thrilled to announce that ARCHITECT's October 2017 cover package about climate change won the 2018 Grand Neal Award in the 64th Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards. Read "The Climate is Changing. So Must Architecture." at bit.ly/AROct2017
“In my view, the reason people say you can’t do something like that anymore is that they don’t want to do something like that anymore,” Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA (founder of @ramsarchitects) tells editor Katie Gerfen about the design of the new Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin colleges at @yale. “They’ve convinced themselves that if a building looks a certain way, they get into modernist heaven. I’m not interested in modernist heaven—I’m not even certain I’m interested in heaven—but in any case, I want to go to architect’s heaven, not on the basis of one style or another, but on the basis of an appropriate solution to a particular problem in a particular place.” Read the rest of the interview on our website. Photos by @peteraaron
Victoria Hall is a 198-room student housing tower in the rapidly rebranding London district of King’s Cross, developed by a private development agency. Designed by local firm @stanton_williams, the project received an award in the student housing category of the 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards. Photos by @huftonandcrow #studenthousing
The next Chicago Architecture Biennial opens on Sept. 19, 2019, and on Tuesday, the festival organizers announced that local curator Yesomi Umolu will be the festival's artistic director. For the biennial, she plans to highlight emerging firms and "explore creative responses to shifting spatial conditions at local, regional, and international levels," according to a press release. (Photo: Andrew Bruah, courtesy @chicagoarchitecturebiennial)
Built on a steeply sloped hillside overlooking San Francisco Bay, Hunters View Housing, Blocks 5 & 6 follows a courtyard configuration, with three- and four-story L-shaped structures following the contours of the public sidewalk. Designed by San Francisco–based Paulett Taggart Architects, the project received an honorable mention in the affordable housing category of the 2017 Residential Architect Design Awards. Photos by @brucedamonte
This year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious international honor for architects, has been awarded to Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, Hon. FAIA. Photo: Sangath Architect's Studio in Ahmedabad, India (Courtesy VSF; @pritzkerarchitectureprize)
Our 2017 Gift Guide is here! ARCHITECT put the onus of identifying the perfect gift for your colleague, partner, or collaborator on those who know best: your fellow design professionals. Discover more gift recommendations from the firms like @big_builds @lakeflato and @eskewdumezripple through the link in our bio!
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New York–based nonprofit @van_alen and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership (@flatironny) announced the winner of the fourth edition of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition. Future Expansion, a firm based in Brooklyn, was selected out of eight finalist teams to install a temporary structure at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. "Flatiron Reflection," opening on Nov. 20, takes inspiration from the historical building's columnar façade with repeated, mirrored tubes designed to reflect the Manhattan site.
@perkinseastmansanfrancisco won the competition for the Harvey Milk Memorial Plaza redesign project in San Francisco. “The design is defined by a stepping and ramping amphitheater set within a field of LED candles, turning the western terminus of the Castro’s Market Street into a soapbox, not just for one, but for many,” notes a press release.