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on 9/1/13
bHAN EAST, the first international project by Kyoto-based interior design firm FHAMS, is a gourmet food shop in the Gangnam district of Seoul that offers Yamaya-brand mentaiko (spicy-salty marinated pollock or cod roe) along with a select assortment of other Japanese and Korean products....
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on 8/26/13
The Great Plains stretch from Texas to Canada in the swath east of the Mississippi and west of the Rockly Mountains. North Dakota lies at the northern U.S. edge of this flat expanse of prairie, grassland, and farms. This house for an art collector in Fargo finds inspiration in the farmstead...
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on 8/21/13
 
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on 8/19/13
The architects at Snøhetta describe their design of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University "in every way cutting edge," from an automated book delivery system to a video game research room. This is an intelligent stance to take in a library in the...
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on 8/12/13
Queens Library is one of the most popular public libraries in the world, with a circulation last year of close to 19 million items. The system comprises a central library in the Jamaica neighborhood and 62 branch libraries, reaching from Astoria in the north and Far Rockaway in the south....
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on 8/5/13
Lake|Flato Architects calls their design of this Desert House in Sante Fe, New Mexico, a "modern hacienda," harking back to traditional estates in the desert Southwest and the creation of courtyards through multiple structures. The house further taps into the local...
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on 8/1/13
When it came time to rebuild an aging elementary school gymnasium in the town of Taishi, Hyogo Prefecture, officials decided to add a space open to the general public as well. Akira Sakamoto of Akira Sakamoto Architect & Associates, the firm in charge of the project, says his team aimed to...
Reviews
on 7/29/13
New Brunswick is a city of about 55,000 people that is home to Rutgers University and a smattering of medical facilities, which has resulted in the unofficial moniker "The Healthcare City." In fact, a few short blocks from the new 6-story office building at 104 Bayard...
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on 7/26/13
Teeple Architects’ latest residential project in southern Ontario celebrates all that surrounds it: fields, trees and water
Reviews
on 7/22/13
The digitization of just about every aspect of life comes with the need to change our physical structures accordingly. Dartmouth College's new Digital Humanities program required a space of its own, prompting the school to consolidate related departments into a new building. The resulting...
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on 7/15/13
Las Vegas may be an illuminated oasis in the American Southwest, drawings its electricity from the Hoover Dam and solar plants, but water conservation is the most pressing concern for the city and the region. About 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of The Strip is Red Rock Canyon, Nevada's...
Reviews
on 7/8/13
After Omaha visual artist Kent Bellows died suddently in 2005 at the age of 56, his family set up a foundation to honor his art but also his mentorship of young artists. This resulted in the transformation of his studio of 16 years, at 33rd and Leavenworth south of Downtown, into a gallery...
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on 7/1/13
While only about 110,000 people call the Missoula metropolitan area home, that is enough to make it the second largest city in Montana, "Big Sky Country." On a prominent triangular lot near downtown—at the end of what is known as the "hip strip"—architect Eric...
Reviews
on 6/24/13
Summer for parents often means sending the kids to camp. One that any parent would be proud to send their daughter to is the colorful Girl Scouts Camp Prairie Schooner in the woods near Kansas City, Missouri. The bunkhouses by el dorado inc are designed to be used year-round, through the heat...
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on 6/17/13
Hinds Community College is the largest community college in the state of Mississippi, serving over 30,000 students in seven locations. The Academic / Technical Center campus provides state-of-the-art technical training in environmental technology, business technology, the culinary arts, and...
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on 6/10/13
„Schutzhaus“ nennen Marte.Marte Architekten zwar das kleine Haus, das sie im Vorarlberger Laternsertal an den Rand eines bewaldeten Tobels direkt in einen Schihang gestellt haben. Das in Wirklichkeit aber ein kleines feines Ferienhaus ist. Findet in ihm doch nicht der einsame Wanderer...
Reviews
on 6/10/13
David Salmela's modern interpretations of regional architecture in Minnesota have garnered the architect plenty of awards, respect within the profession, and a number of primarily residential commissions. An important design is the Clure Project in Duluth, four dark boxes that are at odds...
Reviews
on 6/3/13
What started as a one-story cabin on Michigan's Lower Peninsula turned into a four-story tower after the clients got a peek at the view above the trees. The resulting compact, square-plan house is bookended by primarily solid walls on two sides to frame views to the northwest. The...
Reviews
on 6/1/13
This vacation home designed by Kiyotoshi Mori and Natsuko Kawamura of MDS Co. Ltd sits in the foothills of Yamanashi Prefecture’s Yatsugatake Mountains. The team aims to help keep Japan’s cultural heritage alive by taking a fresh look at traditional crafts and culture,...
Reviews
on 5/27/13
The defining characteristic of the campus at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is the Brutalist architecture by Paul Rudolph. He realized a dozen buildings from 1963 to 1989, following from his master plan for what was then the Southeastern Massechusetts Technological Institute. The...
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on 5/20/13
Nature centers are a fairly specific building type that allow architects to enrich people's experiences of architecture, the natural environment, and their interaction. Nature centers also call for sustainable architecture of the utmost, due to their purpose and proximity to...
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on 5/13/13
Kennebunkport is a popular summer vacation spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern corner of Maine—its most famous seasonal resident is the family of former President George H.W. Bush. As architect Carol A. Wilson describes it, a defining characteristic of the area is...
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on 5/6/13
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still dealing with the destruction wrought on its neighborhoods, infrastructure, and buildings. This library and community center in the hard-hit Broadmoor neighborhood involved the demolition and reconstruction of the former, and the...
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on 5/1/13
Geo Metria was designed by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, a Tokyo-based “creator’s collective” committed to developing quality living environments through architectural and other design work. The residence sits on a hillside where the plains of Odawara meet the mountains of...
Reviews
on 4/29/13
Located on the banks of the Ohio River southwest of downtown Louisville, Riverbank Park is 70 acres envisioned by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop in their master plan "as a new recreational venue for the community." The first component in the park's master...
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on 4/23/13
 
Reviews
on 4/22/13
adamo-faiden is an architecture studio that emerged from the ruins of the Argentinean corralito. After leaving the country and going to study and work in Europe, for Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden their return to post-crisis Argentina led to them reformulate their role as...
Reviews
on 4/22/13
Only three materials—rammed earth, steel, and cedar—comprise this small trailhead structure in eastern Kansas. Foremost of these is rammed earth, a truly sustainable material that also provides an appealing appearance. Designed and built by students in the University of Kansas...
Reviews
on 4/15/13
BNIM's ability to craft sustainable architecture has been explored here previously in the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, one of the few buildings to achieve "Living"...
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on 4/8/13
The Cyberinfrastructure Building houses Indiana University's 700-strong University Information Technology Services. This staff was previously scattered across several buildings on campus, but now they occupy an L-shaped building in a nearby technology park. SmithGroupJJR's design...
Reviews
on 4/1/13
The Nihondaira Hotel, a long-standing institution on Shizuoka’s scenic Nippondaira plateau, sits within  Nihondaira Park. Recently created by Shizuoka's municipal government, the park presents the Nippondaira plateau as an open-air museum of natural landscape art; as part of the...
Reviews
on 4/1/13
The Midway Plaisance—a one-mile-long green space laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1890s—splits the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus into the neo-Gothic spires and quadrangles to the north and the predominantly modern buildings to...
Reviews
on 3/25/13
Coeur d'Alene is the largest city in Idaho's northern panhandle, located appropriately on the north shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. On the banks of the Spokane River, just north of where it drains into the lake, is the Riverstone development, where this office building designed by...
Reviews
on 3/22/13
For travellers approaching Tyrol from Germany along the Inntal railway line or the motorway that runs parallel to it the passion play theatre in Erl provides a clear signal that one has finally arrived on Tyrolean soil. For architect Roman Delugan this solitary white building embedded in the...
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on 3/18/13
The Island of Hawai'i (aka the Big Island) is made up of five volcanoes and their lava flows—two volcanoes are still active, so the island keeps growing. With this geologic condition, it is no surprise that architect Craig Steely calls the modern houses he has designed on the island...
Reviews
on 3/11/13
Buildings housing architecture schools can have a large impact on the future architects studying inside them. The decision to renovate rather than build anew can instill students with respect for existing buildings as well as an appreciation for the juxtaposition between old and new. The...
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