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Reviews
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... WORK Architecture Company

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Reviews
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... Tomecek Studio Architecture

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Reviews
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... Birdseye Design

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Reviews
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... 2fORM Architecture

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Reviews
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... RATIO Architects

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Reviews
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... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
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... Duda|Paine Architects

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Reviews
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... ikmo

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Reviews
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... Toshihiro Oki Architect

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Reviews
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... nARCHITECTS

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Reviews
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... actual / office

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Reviews
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... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
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... Holst Architecture

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Reviews
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... Ensamble Studio

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Reviews
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... Buchanan Architecture

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Reviews
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... Tim Cuppett Architects

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Reviews
on 8/16/17

Wild Bär Heule Architekten recently completed a residential tower in Winterthur. Architect Ivar Heule answers our questions. Wild Bär Heule Architekten

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Reviews
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... Coates Design Architects

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Reviews
on 8/7/17

The winner of an AIA Small Project Award, an AZ Award (for under... Anmahian Winton Architects

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Reviews
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... Concrete

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Reviews
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... SPACECUTTER

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Reviews
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... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
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... Dan Brunn Architecture

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Reviews
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... ODA New York

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Reviews
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... Payette

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Reviews
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... Studio B Architecture + Interiors

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Reviews
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... S9 Architecture

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Reviews
on 6/5/17

Fans of post-Bilbao Frank Gehry who head to Merriweather Park in Columbia, Maryland, to see the architect's recently restored Merriweather Post Pavilion might be disappointed: the wood-clad structure, completed in 1967, is much tamer than his later buildings. Fortunately they can find solace... MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

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Reviews
on 6/1/17

It is difficult to say how many practicing Christians there are in China today. Officially, they make up about two and a half per cent of the total population, but it is most probable that many are not registered as practicing Christians. The developing Chinese economy has also given... Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 5/30/17

The name of this project in Fayetteville, the city that is home to the University of Arkansas, appears to fuse the "man cave" – the bastion of masculinity carved from garages, basements or other spaces in suburban houses – and the museum. Sitting on a sizable twenty-acre... Modus Studio

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Reviews
on 5/22/17

Schools of architecture are opportunities for universities to instill certain values in their students, by using their buildings as immersive examples. (We explored the idea a few years ago.) The new John W.... Leers Weinzapfel Associates

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Reviews
on 5/15/17

Although Hurricane Sandy, which hit the coast of the US Northeast in October 2012, has had a lasting impact on the lives of people in its path and the future of coastal areas, it hasn't made much of a dent in the desire for waterfront living. A couple whose house was devastated by the... Berg Design Architecture

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Reviews
on 5/8/17

This year the building housing Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, turns 140. A few years ago Boston's Kennedy & Violich Architecture designed a brick-and-copper addition for the Department of Anthropology that is contemporary... Kennedy & Violich Architecture

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Reviews
on 5/3/17

ARRIVE Hotel opened last year in Palm Springs, the California city home to the world's largest concentration of mid-century modern architecture. The firm of Chris Pardo Design Elemental Architecture looked to this history in its design of the hotel, which is arranged about a central pool and... Chris Pardo Design Elemental Architecture

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Reviews
on 4/17/17

A site next to a railroad overpass might not be the most apparent one for a single-family house, but it is more than suitable for façades covered in Cor-ten steel. The four-story Woodard Residence, designed by Memphis's archimania, is a standout in an area not far from the banks of... archimania

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Reviews
on 4/10/17

When it came time to design a community center for residents in the south ward of Newark, New Jersey, ikon.5 architects took inspiration from the triangular street grid converging upon the early 20th-century Weequahic Park, designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The... ikon.5 architects

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