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Reviews
on 4/3/17

Dogpatch is a small area on the eastern side of San Francisco that is blessed with historic houses and warehouses, many of which survived the 1906 earthquake and fire. A warehouse from 1937 has been renovated for the arts, an expression of the area's changing demographic... Jensen Architects

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Reviews
on 3/27/17

An expanded metal screen outside and nested wood boxes inside: these are the most visible architectural elements in Amenta Emma Architects' transformation of a data center into an office space. Beyond those material applications, it's the new windows and sawtooth skylights that make... Amenta Emma Architects

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Reviews
on 3/27/17

This residence sits on the wide plains of the Komatsucho district in Saijo, Ehime prefecture. The site enjoys a view of Mt. Ishizuchi and the surrounding peaks, which are among the most renowned in Japan, and is bordered to the east by the Nakayama river, which originates in that mountain range....

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Reviews
on 3/20/17

Although known for residential designs that are traditional in vein, this house on Chicago's North Shore makes it clear that the husband-wife firm of Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry are capable of designing in the modern idiom. The architects answered a few questions about the... Tigerman McCurry Architects

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Reviews
on 3/13/17

Text by Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 3/13/17

A curved glass wall, large canopy, and signage combine to give the emergency department of the Methodist South Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, a clear presence, something it previously lacked. The expansion was designed by brg3s architects, who answered a few questions about the... brg3s architects

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Reviews
on 3/6/17

A 6,000-square-foot house would be large anywhere – except for the Hamptons on Long Island, where homes with five-digit areas are not unheard of. Yet this modern house designed by Brooklyn's Office of Architecture does not appear so large, thanks to a massing that addresses the... Office of Architecture

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Reviews
on 2/27/17

In the summer months, the Fallingwater Institute hosts residencies for adults and students interested in using "architecture as a tool for learning and personal transformation." Participants get... Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

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Reviews
on 2/20/17

ISA - Interface Studio Architects is known for creative responses to housing needs in Philadelphia, Pennsyvania. Six years ago we featured their aptly named Modular Apartments as a Building of the... ISA - Interface Studio Architects

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Reviews
on 2/13/17

Last year the family owned and operated Washington Fruit & Produce Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary, having been incorporated in 1916 to grow, pack, and ship fruit from the the state's Yakima Valley. What better way to celebrate than move its headquarters into a new building that... Graham Baba Architects

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Reviews
on 2/6/17

DDG is an investment, architecture, construction and development firm that was founded in 2009 and burst onto the New York City scene when its inaugural project, 41 Bond Street, held its own architecturally with Herzog & de Meuron's 40 Bond building across the street. Since then the... DDG

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Reviews
on 1/30/17

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences' new Science Education & Research Facility has a very "LA" site: one side fronts a busy street and another backs up against a six-lane highway. This condition led Frederick Fisher and Partners to turn inward, creating a courtyard... Frederick Fisher & Partners

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Reviews
on 1/23/17

One element of New York City's famous Zoning Resolusion is the "sky exposure plane," a virtual sloping plane that determines the extents of upper floors in tall buildings to ensure light and air reach street level. This has resulted in the city's recognizable setback... FXFOWLE

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Reviews
on 1/17/17

Folded metal roofs and black stucco walls unite the two parts of the little_BIG house, which is located on a narrow lot in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood. Robert Maschke Architects' design responds to the client's wish for a house and studio and for the flexibility to split... Robert Maschke Architects

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Reviews
on 1/9/17

Behind the serrated façade of 400 Grove in San Francisco's Hayes Valley sits a secret – a green secret. Inspired by the central mews typology, Fougeron Architecture placed a bamboo garden that each of the 34 residential units look upon. The plant's stalks are... Fougeron Architecture

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Reviews
on 1/2/17

Phoenix is a city known for, among other things, large blocks and a sprawling layout that points to a reliance on the automobile. Even with this morphology there is a shift toward public transportation. Uptown Row, designed by The Ranch Mine, is located close to one of the city's light... The Ranch Mine

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Reviews
on 12/13/16

Text by Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 12/12/16

The University of Chicago is the largest landowner in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and the largest employer on the city's South Side. This century the institution has undergone a building boom, with new academic buildings, dormitories, medical facilities, day care centers, and...

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Reviews
on 12/2/16

The Faena District consists of a handful of buildings for Argentinian developer Alan Faena that are located on both sides of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture, under lead designer Shohei Shigematsu,...

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Reviews
on 11/28/16

On 13 November 2016 the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened to the public on the campus of the University of California, Davis, three years after the school held a competition for its first purpose-built art museum. The team of Brooklyn's SO-IL and the San Francisco...

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Reviews
on 11/26/16

Showa Kodomoen is an integrated kindergarten and nursery located on the campus of Showa Women's University, in Tokyo's Setagaya district. The client requested a facility to serve a total of 223 children divided into 12 classes ranging from infant to 5 years old. The design brought the...

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Reviews
on 11/15/16

Not many architects are given the opportunity to design two buildings whose close proximity can create a dialogue over time. Steven Holl Architects had the chance with the recent Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa, just steps away from its decade-old Arts Building...

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Reviews
on 11/7/16

Although Sky Stage is a temporary resident – in place from September 2016 to July 2017 – it makes a large impact through its transformation of a historical shell and its provision for all types of community-driven events. Spearheaded by artist Heather Clark, Sky Stage is...

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Reviews
on 11/6/16

Text by Eduard Kögel The suburban New Town of Anting is located in the Jiading District to the northeast of downtown Shanghai. Anting is the centre for the automotive industries and is home to many German-Chinese joint ventures such as Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive....

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Reviews
on 10/31/16

New York's ESI Design is responsible for two office lobby renovations carried out this year for Beacon Capital Partners: Terrell Place in Washington, DC, and 575 Fifth in Midtown Manhattan. Each lobby incorporates LED screens to add some movement and color to the spaces and lift the...

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Reviews
on 10/24/16

The Sante Fe Opera was faced with the need to expand, but when it came time to do so the work had to be done piecemeal, with construction taking place between seasons. Juan Matiz and his firm, MAD, master planned and designed the complex expansion, which consists of numerous public spaces as...

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Reviews
on 10/17/16

The Passive House standard, first developed in Germany in the 1990s, has led to tens of thousands of highly energy efficient buildings, most of them in and around Germany. Its popularity in the United States has been slow, but in recent years the number of Passive House-certified...

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Reviews
on 10/5/16

A quick glance at the front of the residential extension in Texas reveals that something special is going on inside: a bridge leads to a glazed entrance and second floor between two tall tapered volumes. These contain a studio and gallery for the clients, two artists and retired teachers....

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Reviews
on 9/27/16

New York City's first micro-unit apartments were completed earlier this year on the east side of Manhattan. Designed by Brooklyn's nARCHITECTS, the Carmel Place project can also brag of being the tallest modular building in the city. Although the units are intentionally small, in...

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Reviews
on 9/19/16

Princeton University's campus consists of nearly 200 buildings spread across 500 acres. This footprint and large building stock led the school to impose a voluntary carbon tax, which affects the design of new buildings. Accordingly, Studio Ma's design of dorms and townhouses for...

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Reviews
on 9/16/16

Text by Eduard Kögel

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Reviews
on 9/12/16

In the center of Arcadian Food & Drink, a new restaurant in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District, is a small outdoor space, no bigger than a walk-in closet. A pane of glass facing the bar reveals the space to be a vertical garden where cooks can grab herbs and lettuces for the...

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Reviews
on 8/29/16

LEED may be the most popular gauge for sustainable architecture in the United States, but its criteria is nowhere near as stringent as the Living Building Challenge, which bills itself as "the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible...

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Reviews
on 8/15/16

The Snøhetta-designed, ten-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opened to the public on 14 May 2016. Involving a transformation of the original Mario Botta building, the project consists of three times more gallery space than before. Snøhetta sent...

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Reviews
on 8/8/16

In the decades since architect Morris Adjmi was partnered with Italian Architect Aldo Rossi, his eponymous, New York-based firm has created a number of buildings in Manhattan that tap into the city's industrial past. Adjmi has taken his contemporary expression of industrial architecture...

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Reviews
on 8/1/16

We learned about Tucson, Arizona's DUST back in 2014 when we featured their Tucson Mountain Retreat as a Building of the Week. Just as that house integrates itself into the desert landscape...

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