|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.
April 11, 2007
(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.
April 5, 2007
(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
(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
March 20, 2007
|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.
February 28, 2007
(Lawrence Anderson Photography)
|In Their Own Words: Abu Dhabi Cultural District|
How Gehry, Hadid, Nouvel, and Ando envision their cultural venues on Saadiyat Island.
February 2, 2007
|Curtain Up: Billy Wilder Theater at UCLA Hammer Museum by Michael Maltzan Architecture|
Los Angeles: The city has a new cultural "living room."
January 30, 2007
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
|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
December 14, 2006
|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