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Housing the Machine: Co-generation Plants by Hillier

The idea of turning industrial facilities into more aesthetic, sculpted forms is gaining acceptance and is likely to become more prevalent in the future.

by Elyse Kantrowitz

August 4, 2003

Rockefeller University chiller plant is lit at night, and the vaults and the sidewalls glow.
(Sedge Hahm/Hillier)
Tradition and Innovation in Sustainable Design: EHDD Architecture

Joseph Esherick's legacy of research and technical considerations that can inspire design continues.

by Ron Nyren

July 21, 2003

EHDD founder Joseph Esherick (center) outside Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley in the mid-1960s, using a model to study sun angles and shadows.
(EHDD Historic Photo)

INSIGHT: When Boomers Retire...

Baby Boomers' retirement expectations are redefining an industry.

by J. David Hoglund, FAIA, Perkins Eastman Architects

July 8, 2003

Sun City Takatsuki, Japan: The design emphasizes choice by creating a variety of public spaces, including this relaxing garden tea lounge with a warm palette of dark elm and mica panels.
(Chuck Choi)
Mais Oui! Les Grands Prix: Commerce Design Montréal 2003

An awards initiative rewards all in a unique public/private collaboration between a city and its professional design and business community.

by ArchNewsNow

July 1, 2003

Hôtel Gault. Design: YH2; Paul Bernier, architecte; Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss et associés architectes
(Marc Cramer)

UPDATE 07/16/03: Designing the High Line: Competition Insights - and Results

17 winners and 720 entries now online&hellip
Three jurors, the competition coordinator, and Friends of the High Line co-founders offer their thoughts about - and hopes for - one of Manhattan's most unique urban environments.

by Claire Weisz, AIA

April 21, 2003

The High Line today
(Ken Smith/Ken Smith Landscape Architect)
Reinventing a Landmark: Museum of Arts & Design by Allied Works Architecture

New York City: Adored and reviled, misused and unused for years, 2 Columbus Circle is about to get a new lease on life - and an entirely new look. Is it the birth or death of a landmark?

by Kristen Richards

April 7, 2003

Museum of Arts & Design at 2 Columbus Circle

BOOKSHELF: Women in Architecture

Books by or about female (and minority) architects and their work are few and far between...

by Ellen Louer

March 27, 2003

Mary Colter: Architect of the Southwest
Pampered Privacy: Malliouhana Spa by Earl Swensson Associates

Anguilla, British West Indies: A lush tropical setting offers design cues for a Caribbean spa.

by ArchNewsNow

March 24, 2003

The Malliouhana Spa strikes an elegant profile on a bluff overlooking Meads Bay.
(Scaletta Photography)

Enter Here: New Street Parking Garage by Frazier Associates

Staunton, Virginia: Strolling New Street, one would never guess there's a parking structure behind those charming facades.

by ArchNewsNow

March 11, 2003

The New Street parking garage is sensitive to its historic neighborhood.
(Jason Hottel Photography)
A 21st-Century Workplace: ADC Telecommunications Global Headquarters by Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA)

Eden Prairie, Minnesota: An architectural vocabulary creates a transparent, democratic campus for the multicultural workforce of an international high-tech company.

by ArchNewsNow

February 18, 2003

ADC Telecommunications: front entrance with curved glass and columned entry leading into lobby
(George Heinrich Photography)

Good Urbanism: RiverPark Master Plan by AC Martin Partners

Oxnard, California: 700 acres of abandoned gravel-mining pits and a failed commercial project to be transformed into a model economically viable, environmentally sound, livable community.

by ArchNewsNow

February 10, 2003

Site plan: RiverPark, a 700-acre mixed-use development in Oxnard, California
(AC Martin Partners (ACMP))
BOOKSHELF: The City of Brotherly Love takes center stage in two beautiful new volumes

by Ellen Louer

February 5, 2003


A New Yet Familiar Neighbor: Goldman School of Public Policy UC Berkeley by Architectural Resources Group

A new annex becomes a hands-on experience in preservation and urban design policy that garners neighborhood groups and local preservationists approval.

by Kenneth Caldwell

January 30, 2003

Courtyard entrance to the new Goldman School of Public Policy annex
(David Wakely)
East Meets West on the Waterfront: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay by Michael Wilford & Partners; DP Architects; Theatre Projects Consultants; and Artec Consultants

Singapore: A performing arts complex 30 years in the making puts a strictly-business city on the international cultural map.

by Kristen Richards

January 16, 2003

The Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay glows against the Singapore skyline.
(Eujin Goh)

10 Titles to Inspire, Inform, and Amuse

From pleasures to patterns, and waterfronts to wonders (and even something for dummies)

by Ellen Louer

December 17, 2002

Pleasure: The Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group
Not Your Father's Car Dealer: Jaguar of Tampa by JGA, Inc. and Illuminating Concepts

Tampa, Florida: Classy cars take center stage in a traffic-stopping showroom.

by Kristen Richards

December 10, 2002

Aston Martin Jaguar of Tampa: passers-by turn into the parking lot to watch the "show."
(Scott Stephens/Illuminating Concepts)

INSIGHT: Creating an Arbor for Art in Fort Worth

Just how was Tadao Ando's design for Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth translated into a concrete reality? The engineers explain the solutions that range from the exotic to the purely functional.

by David B. Spires, P.E., Leo J. Galletta, P.E., and Leonard M.

December 3, 2002

Architectural concrete beams and columns frame the view toward the galleries and reflecting pond, as seen from the café terrace.
(David B. Spires/Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers)
Symphonic Shimmer: Dortmund Concert Hall by Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck Strothmann

Dortmund, Germany: A new concert hall hits all the right notes for the renaissance of an urban neighborhood.

by Kristen Richards

November 19, 2002

The Dortmund Concert Hall shimmers against the evening sky.
(architects schröder schulte-ladbeck strothmann)

Exhibition/Award: Borneo Sporenburg Residential Waterfront, Amsterdam, by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture

Two docks in Amsterdam take on new life as a suburban-style housing project, pick up an award for urban design, and get star billing at an exhibition at Harvard Design School.

by ArchNewsNow

November 13, 2002

Borneo Sporenburg consists of 2,500 housing units on two docks along Amsterdam's waterfront.
(West 8)
City on a Site: Simmons Hall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Steven Holl Architects

Cambridge, Massachusetts: A new campus dormitory goes well beyond typical cinder block and laminates - the words "pixilated" and "audacious" come to mind.

by David Sokol

November 5, 2002

On the other side of the fence: MIT's Simmons Hall is a "vertical slice of a city."
(Kevin McCarthy)

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