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A Tale of Two Cities: Mixed-use Development in China

New building types and approaches to development leverage the best of international and local talents and practices.

by Tim Magill and David Moreno

September 13, 2007

Harbour Mile, Macau: aerial overview
(KWP Group)
INSIGHT: The Cultural and Environmental Differences of Global Project Types

As the world's economy becomes more global, western developers, designers, and engineers must keep developing innovative ideas for efficiency improvement if they want to keep ahead.

by Reg Monteyne, P.E., and Gary H. Pomerantz, P.E.

September 5, 2007

Suvarnabhumi (Bangkok) International Airport (Murphy/Jahn Architects/TAMS/ACT Consortium): incoming outdoor air is sub-cooled to condense humidity from the air, and then released to comfort conditions using a heat recovery system
(Rainer Viertlböck)

Native American History in Tomorrow's Library: Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno, by AC Martin Partners in association with RMJM Hillier

Fresno, California: A new campus library looks to the future while embodying Fresno's Native American and agricultural heritage.

by ArchNewsNow

August 20, 2007

Designed to be the “library of the future” – the Henry Madden Library will stand as a beacon of light in California’s Central Valley, housing the largest collection of volumes of any California State University.
(Shimahara Illustration)
Water Walls: Digital Water Pavilion by MIT and carlorattiassociati

MIT researchers design a building made of water that will flow at Expo Zaragoza in Spain next year.

by ArchNewsNow

July 12, 2007

The Digital Water Pavilion at the 2008 World Expo in Zaragoza, Spain will contain an exhibition area, a cafe, and public spaces.
(Courtesy carlorattiassociati – Walter Nicolino, Carlo Ratti, Claudio Bonicco, and Matteo Lai)

Designing Public Consensus: A Conversation with Barbara Faga, FASLA

Urban designer and executive vice president of EDAW discusses the trials, tribulations - and rewards of building public consensus.

by Kenneth Caldwell

June 12, 2007

Designing Public Consensus (Wiley 2006), written By Barbara Faga, is a very human take on how cities get built
Civil Twilight Team Wins 2007 Metropolis Next Generation® Design Prize

Members of San Francisco design collective awarded $10,000 for energy-conserving "Lunar-Resonant Streetlights" proposal.

by ArchNewsNow

April 27, 2007

City streetlights become a luminous network synchronized with the sky; crescent moon (left), full moon (right)
(Civil Twilight)

Water = Life: Diamond Valley Water + Life Museums Campus by Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build

Hemet, CA: Two museums in the desert offer engaging environmental lessons, both inside and out.

by ArchNewsNow

April 11, 2007

Diamond Valley Water + Life Museums Campus: rows of steel towers create a dramatic desert skyline.
(Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA)
River Tunes: Elbe Philharmonic Hall by Herzog & de Meuron

Hamburg, Germany: The cultural centerpiece of HafenCity will be a crystalline ice sculpture atop an earthy warehouse - with beautiful music, luxury living, and a spectacular public plaza high above the River Elbe.

by ArchNewsNow

April 5, 2007

Elbe Philharmonic Hall by night
(Herzog & de Meuron)

INSIGHT: Searching for Architectural Excellence and Ready to be Bold

Arlington County, Virginia, launches community discussions on the elements of great design.

by Roberto Moranchel

March 29, 2007

Arlington Gateway Office Building (WDG Architects, 2005)
(Leon Vignes/Arlington County Government)
Sacred Simplicity: Park East Synagogue by Centerbrook Architects and Planners

Pepper Pike, Ohio: Age-old materials and a straightforward design fulfill a growing congregation's vision of a sacred place

by ArchNewsNow

March 20, 2007

Park East Synagogue
(Scott Frances)

Urban Oasis: Gardner 1050 by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects

West Hollywood, CA: Simple forms and refined materials add high style to a speculative urban infill housing project.

by ArchNewsNow

February 28, 2007

Gardner 1050: view into courtyard
(Lawrence Anderson Photography)
In Their Own Words: Abu Dhabi Cultural District

How Gehry, Hadid, Nouvel, and Ando envision their cultural venues on Saadiyat Island.

by ArchNewsNow

February 2, 2007

Frank Gehry: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
(Gehry Partners)

Curtain Up: Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA Hammer Museum by Michael Maltzan Architecture

Los Angeles: The city has a new cultural "living room."

by ArchNewsNow

January 30, 2007

Billy Wilder Theater watched over by the master himself in the classic portrait by Norman Seef
(Wil Carson)
Celebrating Green

The decade-long history of the AIA Committee on the Environment's Top Ten Green Projects program is a portrait of evolution in the field.

by Kira Gould

January 3, 2007

2006: Ballard Library and Neighborhood Center, Seattle, WA, by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects
(Nic Lehoux)

A Grand Design Team Selected for Rutgers Grand Redesign Plans

Green spaces and connecting the campus to the river will create places as much for the community as the campus

by ArchNewsNow

December 14, 2006

Rutgers University’s first-phase plan will focus on public spaces a parkland connection to the river
(TEN Arquitectos)
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

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center: evening view between the building pavilions
(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.

by ArchNewsNow

November 7, 2006

New Jiang Wan Cultural Center: the main entrance features a cantilevered canopy
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.

by ArchNewsNow

November 3, 2006

Restored to its original grandeur, Griffith Observatory tripled its exhibition space with a below grade expansion underneath the front lawn
(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.

by ArchNewsNow

October 20, 2006

(Product) Red's small space bracketed between red fabric panels carries a big message in Chicago
(Jeffrey Lau)
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.

by ArchNewsNow

October 6, 2006

North Carolina Museum of Art: overview of the new gallery building and gardens
(Thomas Phifer and Partners Architects)

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