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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)

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.

by ArchNewsNow

September 20, 2006

ASU Biodesign Institute Building A: Southern view shows aluminum sunscreen that filters natural daylight deep into the building
(Timothy Hursley)
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

Spanish Pavilion: 100 talking torsos
(Jon Turner)

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

Italian Pavilion: Future urban dreamscape
(Jon Turner)
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

Nashville’s new Schermerhorn Symphony Center cuts a classical profile, but is anything but old fashioned.
(R.K. Powers)

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.: Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland
(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

Iconicity is Personality: Does your point of view and vision communicate a distinctive position? (Spencer’s)

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.

by ArchNewsNow

August 8, 2006

Utah State University’s new Performance Hall takes its inspiration from the surrounding mountains
(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.

by ArchNewsNow

August 1, 2006

Portland Art Museum
(P. Vanderwarker)

"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.

by ArchNewsNow

July 19, 2006

Terrence Donnelly Center for Cellular and Biomolecular Research: painted colored walls enliven the building after dark.
(Tom Arban)
Reference This

Two views on trends in public and academic libraries

by Kenneth Caldwell

June 27, 2006

Field Paoli: Almaden Library & Community Center, San Jose: The new lobby features a custom glass sphere by artist Ray King.
(Ray King)

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