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Bau der Woche
20.08.18

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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Bau der Woche
13.08.18

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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Bau der Woche
06.08.18

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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Bau der Woche
31.07.18

Fronting Health Sciences Park in the middle of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's campus, the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation cuts a striking profile -- literally, in a brick facade canted at the corner. Designed by Memphis's brg3s,... brg3s

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Bau der Woche
24.07.18

Pre-engineered metal building systems are ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape, but most examples are, to put it mildly, architecturally uninspiring. Process Architecture took the system, exposed it outside and inside, made it an armature for solar panels, and in turn made a strong... Process Architecture

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Bau der Woche
11.07.18

2011 is considered the year when the urbanization rate in China exceeded the fifty per cent mark. Young people have been moving to cities because they cannot see a future in their rural places of their origin. As early as 2006, the National People’s Congress decided to introduce a... Eduard Kögel

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Bau der Woche
09.07.18

The relationship between architecture and music is a rich one, evident most famously in Goethe's assertion that "architecture is frozen music." Architects continue to find inspiration in music, especially when the building program aligns with music, as with this music hall for... Sander Architects

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Bau der Woche
02.07.18

Much of Lone Tree, Colorado, just south of Denver, is bisected by the wide, six-lane Lincoln Avenue, an east-west thorougfare that carries around 80,000 cars every day. To knit walking trails and developments on both sides of Lincoln, the City of Lone Tree built a pedestrian bridge designed by... Fentress Architects

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Bau der Woche
26.06.18

On 11 June 2018, architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) celebrated the completion of 3 World Trade Center in New York. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was the third at the World Trade Center site for an office tower, with four towers overlooking the 9/11 Memorial as part of Daniel... Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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Bau der Woche
18.06.18

Earlier this month the American Institute of Architects awarded eleven winners of its 2018 Small Project Awards. One of them is the Rear Window House by Edward Ogosta Architecture, a small... Edward Ogosta Architecture

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Bau der Woche
11.06.18

Site and privacy considerations drove the design of this single-family house in Cary, the North Carolina town located about ten miles west of the state capital, Raleigh. The architects at in situ studio split the house into two pavilions — living and sleeping — linking them by an... in situ studio

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Bau der Woche
04.06.18

A former vitamin factory in Dundee, Oregon, has a new lease on life as a communal winemaking facility. Architecture and landscape work together to give the winery a strong sense of place, oriented about a new courtyard between the parking lot and the building. Fieldwork Design & Architecture... Fieldwork Design & Architecture

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Bau der Woche
28.05.18

One refreshing trend this century is libraries being recognized not just as repositories of books, but as important civic spaces. In turn, the design of libraries is improving in many ways: usability, flexibility, and quality of space, to name but a few. In some cases, such as with the Scituate... Oudens Ello Architecture

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Bau der Woche
21.05.18

The name of this house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an apt one, referring to the 125-foot-long skylight that casts shadows upon the adjacent board-formed concrete wall. The wall also serves to divide the parts of the house in plan: living spaces, bedrooms and porch on the skylight side; kitchen,... Specht Architects

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Bau der Woche
14.05.18

Manhattan's pervasive grid logically leads to rectilinear buildings. Exceptions exist where Broadway intersects the grid, creating Flatiron-shaped buildings, and instances like Frederick Douglass Circle, at the northwest corner of Central Park. Here sits Circa Central Park, whose southwest... FXCollaborative

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Bau der Woche
07.05.18

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a successful waterfront open space with recreational amenities on formerly industrial piers, only one ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. To pay for its annual operations and maintenance budget, the park contains commercial and residential development sites. Marvel Architects... Marvel Architects

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Bau der Woche
30.04.18

The International Living Building Institute’s Living Building Challenge is billed as "the world's most rigorous proven performance standard for buildings." Since its inception in 2006, fewer than twenty buildings have earned the stringent LBC Certification. The seventeenth and... Bruner/Cott

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Bau der Woche
23.04.18

Kennedy & Violich Architecture's Tozzer Anthropology Building at Harvard University, featured last year, includes an angled "digital brick wall" over the entrance. The... Kennedy & Violich Architecture

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Bau der Woche
18.04.18

In this first-of-a-kind case, the Shenzhen government has leased 35 handshake towers in an urban village from the former farmers, with the aim of converting them into affordable housing. During the planning phase, six owners of residential towers withdrew, making the situation more... Eduard Kögel

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Bau der Woche
16.04.18

Famed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto founded the Odawara Art Foundation in 2009 to "foster the advancement of Japanese culture while adopting an international perspective." He sited the Foundation's Enoura Observatory overlooking Sagami Bay and designed the buildings and... Ulf Meyer

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Bau der Woche
09.04.18

Lichen prevalent on the Oaks on an 8.5-acre site in Glen Ellen, north of San Francisco, inspired the design of the aptly named Lichen House. Schwartz and Architecture (S^A) designed a T-shaped plan to fit the site and roof overhangs with metal fins that create lichen-like shadows. The architects... Schwartz and Architecture

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Bau der Woche
02.04.18

The transformation of a disused elevated railway on Manhattan's West Side into the popular High Line has sparked development in the form of attention-getting architecture by the likes of Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel. But relatively sedate gems also parallel the park, such as 860... James Carpenter Design Associates

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Bau der Woche
26.03.18

Since its founding in 2001, the I-Park Foundation has hosted over 850 artists-in-residence on its more than 400 acres of rolling hillside in East Haddam, Connecticut, about two hours north of New York City. Fiedler Marciano Architecture recently completed two visual arts studios for I-Park, part... Fiedler Marciano Architecture

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Bau der Woche
19.03.18

The Voxman Music Building is one of three recently completed arts buildings at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Of the three, it is the only one situated downtown rather than on campus. This situation gives the building a public face, and the architects responded with a design that links the... LMN Architects

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Bau der Woche
15.03.18

A bold cantilever​ is the standout feature of The Clearwater, a vacation home on Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido designed by Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates. The architects answered a few questions about the project. Seshimo Architects + Peter Hahn Associates

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Bau der Woche
12.03.18

The Murphy Arts District is a multi-phase project that includes a number of performance venues, outdoor spaces, and renovations of old buildings for the small town of El Dorado, Arkansas. The first phase was completed in September 2017, the same month DLR Group acquired Westlake Reed Leskosky.... DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky

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Bau der Woche
07.03.18

Songyang is a county dominated by mountains and the Songyin River, with more than 400 villages in the southeast of Zhejiang Province. Circa 240,000 inhabitants live here and the provincial capital of Hangzhou is located 270 kilometres away. Eduard Kögel

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Bau der Woche
05.03.18

Brick outside and wood inside, the Filson Historical Society's Owsley Brown II History Center narrates the history of the Ohio River Valley in a manner that is local yet contemporary. Nominated recently for the de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

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Bau der Woche
26.02.18

Buffalo Bayou Park consists of waterfront parks, bike trails, pedestrian bridges, and other features that make it a Houston destination. The Cistern is a found treasure that sits within the park and gives people another reason to visit. Transformed subtly yet dramatically by Page (Page... Page (Page Southerland Page, Inc.)

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Bau der Woche
19.02.18

Architecture and art are aligned in this renovation and expansion of an old warehouse for Magazzino Italian Art in New York's Hudson Valley. Sparse materials and simple components house the art space's Arte Povera collection. Magazzino Italian Art, which won an honor award in the MQ Architecture

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Bau der Woche
12.02.18

The White Oak Music Hall (WOMH) is a three-stage music complex that sits on seven acres just north of downtown Houston. In addition to the Main Hall and Small Room in the Main Venue, the complex includes The Lawn for outdoor performances and a bar in the repurposed Raven Tower. SCHAUM/SHIEH... SCHAUM/SHIEH

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Bau der Woche
05.02.18

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... Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

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Bau der Woche
29.01.18

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... I-Kanda Architects

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Bau der Woche
22.01.18

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... SCB

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Bau der Woche
15.01.18

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... Eduard Kögel

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Bau der Woche
08.01.18

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... Mell Lawrence Architects

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