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Reviews
on 12/1/13

This month’s Building Review takes a closer look at Kyushu Sangyo University’s campus landscaping, by Fukuoka-based landscaping company Design Network. The park-like campus is designed to provide a diversity of relaxed spaces that students move through and spend time...

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Reviews
on 11/25/13

Identity can be expressed in many ways, and for universities it is as varied as school colors, a sports mascot, Greek letter, and pride in the achievements of alumni. At Washington State University, identity comes across at the new Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, designd by Olson Kundig...

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Reviews
on 11/19/13

 

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Reviews
on 11/18/13

Immediately adjacent to last year's Building of the Year-winning Masonic Amphitheatre is the Smith...

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Reviews
on 11/4/13

Utah is easily one of the most beautiful states in America, thanks to its diversity of natural features—from the Bonneville Salt Flats and Great Salt Lake to Canyonlands National Park and Rocky Mountains Basin. The latter provides the gorgeous setting for Adobe's campus in the Utah...

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Reviews
on 11/1/13

JUUL House, a two-generation residence designed by NKS Architects, sits adjacent to a river running through the suburbs of a small city in Fukuoka Prefecture. The client, a musician involved with music education in the local community, wanted a home that could also function as a small music hall....

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Reviews
on 10/28/13

As concrete buildings in the United States from the 1960s and 70s are faced with either demolition or renovation, hopefully projects like the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston point the way to the latter. WORKac's small yet dramatic addition and renovation gives the museum a...

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Reviews
on 10/23/13

 

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Reviews
on 10/21/13

The small market town of Baumgartenberg in the Machland in Upper Austria is a fine example of maximum ambivalence: due to the economic price of land and the good transport connections to the conurbation around Linz a number of industries and businesses of considerable size have settled here, the...

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Reviews
on 10/21/13

Tennessee is a state with diverse natural features as—from west to east—fertile plantations give way to rolling hills and then the rugged landscape of the Appalachian Mountains. Sanders Pace Architecture designed a house within the latter for a young couple's first home. The...

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Reviews
on 10/14/13

Modern architecture is a rarity in what Knowles Blunck Architecture describes as the "McMansions, strip malls, and the occasional ‘western’ themed buildings" of South Dakota. The development where this house sits even has a form-based code that prefers...

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Reviews
on 10/7/13

In a recent Insight feature in our eMagazine we looked at a selection of "spaces for learning," specifically architecture schools around the world with distinctive buildings and environments. A...

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Reviews
on 9/30/13

Rhode Island, tucked between Connecticut and Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean, is easily the smallest state in the United States, with only 1,000 square miles of land. Its proximity to New York City makes it a desirable location for weekend houses, such as the Watch Hill House for a family...

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Reviews
on 9/23/13

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes houses administrative and classroom functions for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, while furthering the institution's mission "to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and...

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Reviews
on 9/16/13

At least since Herzog & de Meuron's Dominus Winery in Napa Valley, California, wineries have been great clients for architects, resulting in many notable buildings that are strongly connected to the surrounding cultivated landscapes. Brad Cloepfil, who has wanted to design a winery...

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Reviews
on 9/9/13

Oklahoma sits atop some of the largest petroleum fields in the United States, so it's no surprise that the drilling and production of oil and natural gas is a major industry in the state. Kirkpatrick Oil is one of many companies making up the industry. Their headquarters is in Oklahoma...

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Reviews
on 9/6/13

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu have a solid body of work, which ranges from renovations of homes and single family houses to public and institutional buildings. The studio, made up by Jan De Vylder (1968), Inge Vinck (1973) and Jo Taillieu (1971), belongs to the new generation of...

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Reviews
on 9/3/13

Montreal’s Saucier + Perrotte Architects turn to roots, trunks and trees for a new pharmaceutical building on the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver.

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Reviews
on 9/2/13

A chiller plant consists of myriad mechanical equipment situated behind an enclosure, meaning that the architecture can be just about anything. One example is Helmut Jahn's glassy enclosure (

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Reviews
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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Reviews
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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Reviews
on 8/21/13

 

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Reviews
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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Reviews
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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Reviews
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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Reviews
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...

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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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Reviews
on 7/26/13

Teeple Architects’ latest residential project in southern Ontario celebrates all that surrounds it: fields, trees and water

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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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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...

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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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Reviews
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...

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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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Reviews
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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Reviews
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...

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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...

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