|From Confinement to Liberty: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center by Blackburn Architects with BOORA Architects|
Cincinnati, Ohio: A riverfront museum embodies the geography of escape.
by John Meadows, AIA
November 17, 2006
(J. Miles Wolf)
|Green Roots: New Jiang Wan Cultural Center by RTKL|
Shanghai: While the skyline explodes in a thicket of skyscrapers, a cultural center beckons to a new era of environmental concerns.
November 7, 2006
|Found in Space: Griffith Observatory's New Exhibitions by C&G Partners, with Pfeiffer Partners and Levin & Associates Architects|
Los Angeles, California: Innovative exhibits for an iconic institution are designed to build an appetite for discovery.
November 3, 2006
(Justin Donais / Courtesy of Friends of the Observatory)
|Seeing Red: (Product) Red "Pop-Up" Store by WalkerGroup and Motorola|
A temporary retail store in the heart of Chicago is all heart for a good cause.
October 20, 2006
|Natural Carpet Ride: North Carolina Museum of Art Expansion by Thomas Phifer and Partners and Peter Walker and Partners|
Raleigh, North Carolina: Skylights and garden galleries create a firmly grounded museum expansion that sits softly on the land.
October 6, 2006
(Thomas Phifer and Partners Architects)
|New Frontiers in Science and Design: ASU Biodesign Institute by Gould Evans and Lord, Aeck & Sargent|
Tempe, Arizona: When architects were asked to be as innovative and hi-tech as their client, collaborative team expertise delivered the vision.
September 20, 2006
|Sex and the City Part 2: Field Notes from the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale|
The message seems to be that if we merge greater intelligence about the common good with our traditional urge to procreate as individuals, we might have half a chance to thrive as a species several generations hence.
by Margaret Helfand, FAIA
September 14, 2006
|Sex and the City Part 1: Field Notes from the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale|
Libidos on fire in Venice: Urbanism may not be sexy, but our lives may depend on it.
by Margaret Helfand, FAIA
September 12, 2006
|INSIGHT: Sounding Good: Inspired by the classics, the acoustician for Nashville's new Schermerhorn Symphony Center explains how architecture and acoustics take a concert hall into the future|
by Paul Scarbrough, Akustiks
September 7, 2006
|Please Walk on the Grass: Recreation and Play in the Contemporary City|
An exhibition explores the reinvention of urban public spaces to meet the demands of 21st century recreation and leisure.
by Zoë Ryan, Senior Curator, Van Alen Institute
September 6, 2006
(Martha Schwartz Inc.)
|INSIGHT: Iconicity: Finding Your Voice in a Changing World|
Iconicity taps into the deeper emotional needs of consumers through experiential, implicit signals that transcend the more rational elements of price and convenience.
by Kenneth Nisch
August 22, 2006
|Fine Tuning: Utah State University Performance Hall by Sasaki Associates|
Logan, Utah: Inspired by the surrounding mountains, a new building establishes a campus arts precinct that bridges the town/gown divide.
August 8, 2006
(Robert Benson Photography)
|Northwest Expansion: The Portland Art Museum by Ann Beha Architects and SERA Architects|
Portland, Oregon: Sensitive historic restoration combined with contemporary design expands a museum into a dynamic new art center.
August 1, 2006
|"G" is for Genome (and Green): Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research by architectsAlliance and Behnisch Architekten|
Toronto, Canada: A new campus building is a symbolic and physical bridge between an academic community and the city.
July 19, 2006
Two views on trends in public and academic libraries
by Kenneth Caldwell
June 27, 2006
|So Tall: International High-Rise Prize 2006 Goes to Barcelona's Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel|
Commendations to: Calatrava; Delugan Meissl Architects; mecanoo architecten; and Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
May 22, 2006
|INSIGHT: Public/Private Space & Yonge-Dundas Square|
Toronto: Pubic/private-sector collaboration and a shared vision deliver CPR to a once-blighted square, and offers a lesson in successfully blurring the lines between the two.
by Effie Bouras, Assoc. AIA
April 27, 2006
(Courtesy City of Toronto- media services)
|Green Engineering: Northwestern University Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center by Davis Brody Bond|
Evanston, Illinois: Engineering and design education now cross traditional departmental boundaries in a light-filled, LEED Silver campus building.
March 28, 2006
(Neil Alexander Photography)
|Op-Ed: Cyclone Larry: Building After the Event|
North Queensland, Australia: Post-cyclone, northern Queensland has a major opportunity to rebuild for a changing climate.
by Tony Fry
March 24, 2006
|Second Look: Pavilion and Colonnade Apartments by Mies van der Rohe, 1960|
Newark, NJ: Current news about "starchitects" designing high-rise housing in New York is at an all-time high, but Mies did it across the Hudson River 46 years ago.
by Fred Bernstein
March 14, 2006