|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
|Green Design as Great Design: The Architecture of Sustainability|
A design competition and conference seek to merge technical ingenuity and compelling design.
by Kyle Copas
February 28, 2006
(Will Bruder Architects)
|Symbol and Celebration: Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture by The Freelon Group and RTKL|
Baltimore, Maryland: Modern design, vibrant colors, and symbolic interior elements help create a new cultural destination in the city's Inner Harbor and museum district.
February 15, 2006
(James West / JWestProductions.com)
|Good Neighbor: Hyde Park Miriam Matthews Branch Library by Hodgetts + Fung Design and Architecture|
Los Angeles: A new library adds to the revitalization of a once riot-torn community.
January 31, 2006
|INSIGHT: Condos Breathe New Life into Old Offices|
Historic office buildings are increasingly being reinvented as condominiums in CBDs (central business districts) across the country.
by Mark Harbick, AIA
November 29, 2005
|High Tech High-Los Angeles by Berliner and Associates, Architecture|
Van Nuys, California: A new charter school is an incubator for new ideas and new approaches to learning - and teaching - technology.
November 4, 2005
|Second Look: Tracey Towers by Paul Rudolph, 1972|
Bronx, NY: How did Rudolph, a restless and challenging architectural mind, end up doing subsidized housing in the Bronx?
by Fred Bernstein
October 13, 2005
|INSIGHT: Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism: Shaping the High Density City|
by Trevor Boddy, Architecture Critic, The Vancouver Sun
September 20, 2005
|INSIGHT: Downtown Vancouver's Last Resort: How Did "Living First" Become "Condos Only?"|
by Trevor Boddy
August 11, 2005
(Courtesy City of Vancouver Planning Department)
|INSIGHT: Old Governor's Mansion: Turning a House into a Public Building|
Milledgeville, Georgia: A preservation architect explains how HVAC systems were integrated and life safety codes addressed without destroying the historic fabric of a National Historic Landmark.
by Susan Turner, AIA
August 9, 2005
(© Jonathan Hillyer)