Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
on 2/5/18
Hyde Park is a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that is anchored by the University of Chicago. Although the school has been in the midst of a building boom this century, other parts of the neighborhood are also flourishing. Vue53, a mixed-used building designed by Valerio Dewalt Train...
I-Kanda Architects
on 1/29/18
This cabin, perched on a granite outcropping in New Hampshire's White Mountains, is shaped by the landscape. A faceted form bends to the terrain and distant views, and conceals a simple rectangular plan that later accommodates the client's family of four on their weekend outings. I-Kanda...
on 1/22/18
Described as the "dorm built for engineers" on the website of Arizona State University, Tooker House combines student housing and dining with spaces geared to engineering students, such as digital classrooms and a makers lab. Housing nearly 1,600 beds, in rooms shaded from the hot...
on 1/15/18
The city of Tianjin, with a population of over 15 million, is located at the Bohai Sea close to Beijing. Together with Tangshan, Beijing and the Xiong’an New Area (established in April 2017), Tianjin is part of a regionally scaled urbanized zone in northern China (Bohai Economic...
Murray Legge Architecture
on 1/15/18
A small gem, this pool pavilion is worthy of attention for the way it fits itself amongst the trees on its Texas site. Pillars are placed for function and views, while the roof that provides plenty of shade is notched and cut in deference to accommodate the gnarly trees that make the landscape so...
Mell Lawrence Architects
on 1/8/18
Architect Mell Lawrence is no stranger to designing structures for parks: in 2011 he completed the Cotillion Pavilion in Dallas, a rain shelter, sunshade, and weather vane that we featured as a...
Barkow Leibinger
on 12/18/17
One of the best recent buildings in Chicago isn't located in the Loop or one of the city's neighborhoods – it's in Hoffman Estates, a northwest suburb near O'Hare International Airport. The area is known for big box stores, large malls, and unexceptional office parks. Barkow...
Marpillero Pollak Architects
on 12/11/17
More than a dozen years in the making, the Elmhurst Branch Library in New York City's borough of Queens is an important civic space that caters to the highly diverse community. Open since the last month of 2016, the library is a bustling space that uses color to orient patrons, landscape to...
Architecture Building Culture
on 12/4/17
Central City Concern’s Letty Owings Center treats mothers for drug addiction and alcoholism, while also teaching them essential parenting skills. Laura's Place serves women who have "graduated" from Letty Owings, giving them a place to translate those skills to everyday...
WORK Architecture Company
on 11/27/17
Nine years from commission to completion is not unheralded for a work of architecture, but it is an exceptionally long timeframe for a 3,000-square-foot expansion of a small branch library in Queens, New York. Design and construction of the Kew Gardens Hills Library were so far apart that WORK...
Tomecek Studio Architecture
on 11/20/17
Although Barefoot Lakes, located between Denver and Fort Collins, is graced by some fairly typical ranch-style home designs, the residential development is graced by a network of nature trails and a contemporary pavilion geared toward views of the Rocky Mountains and the setting sun. Designed by...
Birdseye Design
on 11/13/17
Inspired by the ubiquitous board and batten siding prevalent in the region, this house in Vermont looks like a contemporary rendition of vernacular buildings. Dark and mirrored panels alternate with slender windows to create a rhythm broken up by expanses of glass that take advantage of the...
2fORM Architecture
on 11/7/17
With a pool house larger than the average American home, Timberidge is not a modest residence. But its large footprint is balanced by a preference for on-site and local materials and the use of local craftsmen and manufacturers. Located in Eugene, Oregon, the house taps into its regional context...
RATIO Architects
on 10/30/17
The Indianapolis Zoo first opened to the public in 1964 in the city's George Washington Park. In 1988 the Zoo moved to a larger site in White River State Park, its home ever since. Earlier this year the Zoo completed its Bicentennial Pavilion, an outdoor structure intended to host various Zoo...
on 10/24/17
The city of Fuzhou is the capital of Fujian province, and home to more than six million inhabitants. It has a humid subtropical climate and is also susceptible to typhoons in summer or early autumn. In the northeast of the city, on the Huangqi Peninsula, there is an area of dense urban...
Duda|Paine Architects
on 10/23/17
Duke University is in the midst of a building boom, with a dozen buildings and renovations completed in the last two years and about ten more underway. One of the recently completed projects is the Student Wellness Center, which includes departmental spaces such as offices, therapy rooms, exam...
on 10/12/17
Countering a trend in Japanese residential architecture where "the outer shell becomes ever more fortified for insulation and earthquake safety," ikmo has designed a house in Nagareyama that incorporates a number of traditional techniques while providing modern spaces for its...
Toshihiro Oki Architect
on 10/9/17
Although modern houses on Long Island are in the minority, when compared with oversized McMansions, most of them tend to congregate in the various Hamptons clustered about 100 miles east of Manhattan. Not so with this modern gem in Bellport, a small village on the island's south shore quite a...
on 10/2/17
The brick exterior walls wrapping A/D/O, the new creative space opened by MINI, look much like the other graffiti-covered warehouses in this industrial stretch of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. But a triangular "porch" at one corner make it clear that something different is going on inside. The...
actual / office
on 9/25/17
It's very difficult to sustain an architectural concept from gestation to completion, in many cases due to the involvement of the client, that practical entity that isn't so concerned about concepts. In the case of the Sleeve House a couple hours north of New York City, it's clear the...
on 9/15/17
Lake Ranwu lies about halfway between Lhasa in Tibet and Chengdu in the Chinese province of Sichuan, on National Highway 318. The lake is roughly 20 kilometres long, 1.5 kilometres wide, and is separated into lower, middle and upper sections. The surrounding landscape has a natural...
Holst Architecture
on 9/11/17
From the street, One North is a daring mixed-use project that attracts a fair amount of attention through its wood-clad elevations that curve into projecting glazed portals. On the inside, the buildings create a courtyard, a public space for residents of Portland, while behind the facades are...
Ensamble Studio
on 9/4/17
Ensamble Studio's Cyclopean House may look like an industrial building dropped into a residential neighborhood near Boston, but its utilitarian aesthetic is the result of some highly innovative thinking on lightweight construction and how suburban homes function. The Spanish architects...
Buchanan Architecture
on 8/28/17
If not for the carved gable form, what lies behind the primarily solid facade of reclaimed wood in an East Dallas neighborhood would be a mystery. As described by Buchanan Architecture, the single-family house is like a series of individual “buildings” separated by outdoor patios...
Tim Cuppett Architects
on 8/21/17
Shou Sugi Ban – the traditional Japanese technique that translates to "burnt cedar board" – covers the exterior of this house in Austin's Travis Heights neighborhood. Selected in response to the clients wishes and the unique characteristics of the sloped site, the wood...
Wild Bär Heule Architekten
on 8/16/17
Wild Bär Heule Architekten recently completed a residential tower in Winterthur. Architect Ivar Heule answers our questions.
Coates Design Architects
on 8/14/17
Cle Elum is a small town located about a 90-minute drive east of Seattle. The Ellis family, having earlier commissioned Coates Design Architects to design their house on Bainbridge Island, hired the firm...
Anmahian Winton Architects
on 8/7/17
The winner of an AIA Small Project Award, an AZ Award (for under...
on 7/31/17
One of the most distinctive new towers visible from the west side of Manhattan across the Hudson River is Jersey City Urby, which looks like a number of blocks stacked slighly askew. More than just a new residential tower, it is one of the first so-called Urby projects, which combine residences...
on 7/25/17
Narrow residential lots are par for the course in such Chicago neighborhoods as East Village, where SPACECUTTER's Cut Triplex is located. The site of this particular house is special, though, since it abuts an east-west alley. Architect Alex Gil of SPACECUTTER took advantage of this...
on 7/24/17
The ski resort at Lake Songhua in the Jilin Province of northeast China attracts skiers and winter sports enthusiasts. Its slopes are open from the end of November until early March. The resort was renovated in 2014, and is now an important destination for winter tourism, with 31 km of slopes and...
Dan Brunn Architecture
on 7/17/17
The name given this residential renovation is a fitting one: A main feature of Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn's renovation of a 1975 Frank Gehry house is hidden behind a large pivoting wall. In addition to the "Hide Out," the project includes a sculptural wood stair that references...
ODA New York
on 7/10/17
One of the most enticing amenities for residents buying or renting an apartment in a big city is outdoor space, yet in far too many cases the balconies hung off of buildings are too shallow to be of much use. Such is definitely not the case with ODA's new rental apartment building at 2222...
on 7/3/17
All universities experience growing pains, especially those in big cities. For Boston's Northeastern University, growth led them to a brownfield site south of some railroad tracks for its Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Payette contributed a strong architectural...
Studio B Architecture + Interiors
on 6/26/17
The Aspen Community School is one of two charter schools in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley run by Compass, a nonprofit educational organization that has served the area since 1970. Located on a beautiful site in Woody Creek, the K-8 school recently expanded, adding a new classroom building...
S9 Architecture
on 6/12/17
S9 Architecture, though a relatively young firm, is very busy, with numerous projects in design and under construction, most of them in and around New York City, where they are based. For this week's Building of the Week, S9 Architecture sent us some text and images of 160 East 22nd Street, a...
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