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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...
Reviews
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...
Reviews
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
 
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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"...
Reviews
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...
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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...
Reviews
on 3/4/13
Geographically Florida is defined as a peninsula and a panhandle. Jacksonville sits in the northeast corner of the state, at the confluence of these two conditions. One result of this location is what architect Christopher Frye describes as eclectic buildings that are rooted in their place....
Reviews
on 2/27/13
Tucked into a quiet corner of Fukushima Prefecture’s Bandai Atami hot spring district, the baths at Hanare no Yado Yomogino resort have an 800-year history. After the Great East Japan Earthquake and related nuclear disaster in 2011, however, the owners suffered from the public’s fears...
Reviews
on 2/26/13
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province in Southwest China. It is the most important economic, cultural and communication hub in the western region with more than seven million inhabitants in the inner city and more than six million in the suburbs. Since the early 21st century, with the...
Reviews
on 2/25/13
Bookstores may be a dying breed, but they are integral to universities, where they provide more than just textbooks to students. But when a national chain runs the bookstore there is the risk of inserting a standard big-box into the context of the school and town. Thankfully for the...
Reviews
on 2/18/13
Oak and Laurel Halls serve the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Connecticut. Leers Weinzapfel Associates carefully inserted the contextual yet contemporary buildings into the school's Storrs campus. Although separated from each other...
Reviews
on 2/11/13
Theatre Aspen opened its new facilities last June, just in time for a summer of concerts in the city's beautiful Rio Grande Park. The new structure consists of a demountable black box theatre that is removed after the summer season and a permanent pavilion that houses the lobby,...
Reviews
on 2/4/13
If one state embodies the merits of modern, single-family residential architecture it is California, the land of Eichlers, the Case Study Houses, and now Dwell magazine. The influence of the latter and the broader "tyranny of consumerism" can be found in the "fresh voice and...
Reviews
on 2/1/13
As architects Osamu Nishida and Erika Nakagawa designed this residence in Kanagawa Prefecture, they conceived of the architectural plan as a map. The pair strewed elements of the residence across the lot, and by doing so created a unique home structured similarly to a village. The...
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