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Reviews
on 4/1/19

The southwest corner of the Johnston Quad on the Uptown campus of Tulane University is anchored by a 100-year-old oak tree with a huge canopy that provides some much needed shade. The addition to a building about the same age as the tree on the west side of the quadrangle is angled toward the... studioWTA

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Reviews
on 3/25/19

Every architect is familiar with Fallingwater, the iconic house that Frank Lloyd Wright boldly perched above a waterfall in Western Pennsylvania. But fewer know about the other pieces at Fallingwater: the Barn, which hosts wedding and conferences, and the Fallingwater Institute's classes,... Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Reviews
on 3/20/19

As with many other things, vinegar has a very long history in China: its importance for food preparation and health is mentioned in the book The Rites of Zhou, which dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (770BC–476BC). This history is presented in dedicated museum in a former... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 3/18/19

Occupying the full depth of a residential block in Cleveland, the HS Residence consists of a single-family house and a carriage house. Long and narrow, the residence is nevertheless graced with outdoor spaces that give the interiors plenty of natural light. Horton Harper Architects answered a... Horton Harper Architects

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Reviews
on 3/12/19

Think of residential design in Aspen, Colorado, and most likely traditional edifices in the vein of mountain chalets come to mind. But the small town in the Rockies has its share of modern architecture, both public and residential. Falling into the latter is Studio B's recently completed...

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Reviews
on 3/4/19

From its establishment in 2014 until last year, Furioso Vineyards occupied a barn-like, easy-to-miss building with red siding. Renovated by Portland's Waechter Architecture, the winery's charred cedar screen now grabs the attention of those driving by, while glass walls invite them to sip some... Waechter Architecture

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Reviews
on 2/25/19

Josep Lluis Sert served as Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1953 to 1969, during which time he designed the Holyoke Center across the street from Harvard Square and the gates to Harvard Yard. Now the Smith Campus Center, the administrative building was renovated by Hopkins... Hopkins Architects, Bruner/Cott Architects

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Reviews
on 2/18/19

Barnard College occupies a small four-acre campus in New York's Morningside Heghts neighborhood, meaning expansion this century has involved the demolition of smaller modern buildings and their replacement with taller buildings. Down came Lehman Hall and up went the Milstein Center, which... Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

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Reviews
on 2/11/19

The aptly named Eco House sits in a clearing in the woods on Shelter Island, a small island that can only be reached by ferry from Long Island. Designed by Vibeke Lichten, the house is built of concrete and topped by solar panels. The architect answered a few questions about the project. Vibeke Lichten

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Reviews
on 2/11/19

Tetsuo Kobori Architects answered a few of our questions about the NICCA Innovation Center, a new research center in Fukui, Japan, for NICCA Chemical Group. Tetsuo Kobori Architects

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Reviews
on 2/6/19

The architects at Crossboundaries in Beijing designed the Chaoyang Future School for Peking University, with the brief to create a new spatial environment for pupils that conveys the new pedagogical content of the classroom. Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 2/4/19

Although it opened to the public in 2016, The Barn was again in the news around Sacramento, California, late last year when the indoor restaurant occupying the structure's "Pods" finally opened. Now home to a pizza restaurant with food trucks and a 400-seat beer garden, The Barn is a... !melk

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Reviews
on 1/28/19

The newest building on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a dramatic departure from the school's glass-and-steel buildings designed last century by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. ETFE cushions cover the upper section of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and... John Ronan Architects

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Reviews
on 1/21/19

The food truck boom continues: Food Truck Nation contends it is a $2 billion industry in the US, while Denver, Colorado, has nearly 600 food trucks -- one for every 1,200 residents. The Sol Coffee Mobile Espresso Bar in nearby Longmont addresses one aspect of food trucks lost in the hype: the... Hyperlocal Workshop

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Reviews
on 1/14/19

Like a glowing gem amidst its dark industrial surroundings, the Lighthouse Office stands out as something special. Designed and built by L.A.'s Knowhow Shop as an office space adjacent to their workshop, the small structure can be moved about the yard or even to another site, if needed. The... Knowhow Shop LLC

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Reviews
on 1/7/19

Located almost ten miles southeast of Downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church sits appropriately amidst a sea of parking. This suburban context offered a challenge to BVH Architecture when they designed a new columbarium sited on the edge of the parking lot. Wood... BVH Architecture

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Reviews
on 12/20/18

Helsinki Central Library Oodi was inaugurated on December 5th, twenty years after it was first proposed. Oodi, as its known, was the subject of the Finnish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and has been Ulf Meyer

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Reviews
on 12/17/18

Kasmin Gallery's new one-story building sits between Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th condo building and the High Line, the immensely popular elevated park on Manhattan's West Side. Proximity to the High Line means the gallery's green roof looks like an extension of the park, while the... studioMDA

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Reviews
on 12/10/18

Pratt Institute is a 131-year-old college in Brooklyn, New York, that is still graced with masonry buildings from its founding. A notable example is the 1887 building housing the college's Student Union, recently renovated by Matiz Architecture & Design (MAD), which has carried out... Matiz Architecture & Design

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Reviews
on 11/26/18

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (NEHMA) at Utah State University was founded in 1982 and housed in a building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. A recent expansion by Sparano + Mooney Architecture adds space for galleries but also reconfigures the entry sequence and creates stronger... Sparano + Mooney Architecture

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Reviews
on 11/19/18

It's a family affair: The recently completed Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building, set to be dedicated on November 29th, was designed by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Spear, founding principals of Arquitectonica, and their son, Raymond Fort, all of whom have served on the faculty of... Arquitectonica

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Reviews
on 11/13/18

Six years after Hurricane Sandy, the Seaport District (formerly known as the South Street Seaport) in Lower Manhattan is finally showing signs of recovery. The primarily commercial area has plenty of new stores and restaurants as well as a reconfigured Pier 17. Inserted into this vibrant mix is... BORO Architects, Cochineal Design

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Reviews
on 11/5/18

Where two 60-foot-tall Golden Arches once stood ― a symbol of the world's most famous fast-food chain's origins ― now sits a glass box capped by a green roof and a steel armature of photovoltaic panels: a symbol of McDonald's sustainable future. The McDonald's flagship in... Ross Barney Architects

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Reviews
on 10/24/18

The Thousand Islands Lake (Qiandao Hu) was created as an artificial reservoir almost 60 years ago. The water masses drive the Xin’an river hydroelectric station, completed in 1959. The water covered countless villages and an ancient city, which is still well preserved today. The... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 10/23/18

One-story-tall cedar wood walls may seem like the opposite of "good neighbor," but their use in Craig Steely Architecture's intriguingly named Roofless House are born from its neighbors: the blank walls of houses in Atherton, a suburb in California's Silicon Valley. Craig Steely... Craig Steely Architecture

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Reviews
on 10/9/18

Amos Rex opened recently in Helsinki as a new type of art museum. Occupying a building from the 1930s and sitting below a well-known plaza, the private art museum makes a statement above ground through five sculpted skylights. Ulf Meyer visited Amos Rex around its August opening and sent us his... Ulf Meyer

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Reviews
on 10/1/18

A good deal of the work of Phoenix's debartolo architects is ecclesiastical, some of it repeat work. Such is the case with the Prayer Space they designed for Redemption Church in Gilbert, Arizona, the renovation of a space the firm designed one decade earlier. The architects answered a few... debartolo architects

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Reviews
on 9/24/18

The name Glass Cabin may seem like a misnomer when taking a first glance at the family cabin designed and built by Steven Risting of Indianapolis, Indiana. But glassy it is, with expansive views from inside when the sliding wood wall panels are open. Steven Risting answered a few questions about... atelierRISTING

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Reviews
on 9/19/18

The province of Anhui lies on the border between temperate and subtropical climates in east China. The township of Sun is located in the heart of the scenic Dabie Mountains, in Huashan County in the southwest of the province. Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 9/17/18

Nearly a dozen years in the making, Salesforce Tower and its companion Transit Center opened in August. While the tower can boast of being the tallest in San Francisco, the latter is like a horizontal tower; spanning four blocks and literally traversing multiple streets, it is also capped by a... Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

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Reviews
on 9/13/18

Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, opening to the public on 15 September 2018, is one of the most anticipated openings of the year. A  branch of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A Dundee is also the first design museum in Scotland and a key component in Dundee's urban... Ulf Meyer

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Reviews
on 9/10/18

One consequence of the boom in higher education is that college towns like Fayetteville, where the University of Arkansas is located, need places to house the increasing number of students. Enter the Arkansas Bear Claw, a large-scale development for more than 600 students just steps from the U of... modus studio

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Reviews
on 8/27/18

Along with the Space Needle, Pike Place Market is one of the must-see attractions for first-time visitors to Seattle, Washington. Famous for its fish slingers and being one of the longest continuously operating markets in the United States, Pike Place Market expanded recently with... The Miller Hull Partnership

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Reviews
on 8/20/18

Artist Matthew Mazzotta appears obsessed with transforming vernacular through dynamic interventions, something we discovered back in 2014 with "Open House," an abandoned house in rural Alabama that... Matthew Mazzotta

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Reviews
on 8/13/18

With USA's high rate of home ownership (approximately 2 in 3 Americans own their own homes), the "starter home" is seen as the first step in the process of upward mobility, between renting a home and owning larger and larger houses over one's lifetime. New Orleans' OJT... OJT (Office of Jonathan Tate)

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Reviews
on 8/6/18

Although "good bones" is an overused phrase (enough that it's the name of a reality TV show), it's a fitting argument for renovating a building rather than tearing down and starting anew. The Hollyridge House, in the shadow of the Hollywood Sign, is just such a residential... AUX Architecture

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