Tag: architecture

Architect Killed by Crumbling Debris From Manhattan Façade

February 01, 2020

Erica Tishman, 60, AIA, a celebrated architect and VP of project management at Zubatkin, was killed December 17 when struck while walking near her office by a chunk of façade which fell from a Midtown Manhattan building. Himmel + Meringoff Properties, owners of the 17-story office building at 729 Seventh Avenue (built in 1915), had […]

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Xiqu Centre Wins AFBC Award

February 01, 2020

The Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, has received the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture Medal from the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC). Designed by Vancouver-based Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects), which partnered with Hong Kong firm Ronald Lu & Partners, the performing arts venue “reimagines theatre drapes and […]

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Bahá’í Temple of South America Receives RAIC Prize

February 01, 2020

The Bahá’í Temple of South America, designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, ON, has received the 2019 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for excellence in architecture. The temple, in the foothills of the Andes on the eastern edge of Santiago, Chile, is composed of nine gracefully torqued wings […]

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Hunters Point Library Has Interesting Façade

January 03, 2020

The new Hunters Point Library in Long Island City, Queens, NY, built at a cost of $41 million and taking 15 years in planning and construction, was opened in October 2019. Sandwiched between the Pepsi-Cola sign and the Long Island sign in Gantry Plaza State Park, it stands out against a backdrop of high-rises. The […]

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Ycone Calls Itself Lyon Icon

December 03, 2019

Architectural firm Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) has designed Ycone (French for “Icon”), a 174-ft.-high, 16-story residential tower near the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers in Lyon, France. The building houses 92 apartments ranging from its 27 “social-sector” dwellings (discouraging class/income ghettos) to a luxury condo with a rooftop solarium and pool. The façade […]

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L’arbre Blanc Branches Out

October 01, 2019

A 17-story apartment building in Montpellier, France, looks a bit like a white porcupine on steroids. L’arbre Blanc, meaning “White Tree,” is a unique building with some of the largest balconies avail-able in residential construction. The winner of a competition that was intended to bring more experimen-tal architecture to the city, the cur-vilinear structure is […]

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waterfall from ceiling

It’s a Park; It’s a Shopping Mall; It’s an Airport

September 01, 2019

Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport now contains a 135,700-square-meter mall camouflaged by a 5.6-acre atrium garden, a record-tall waterfall, and an elevated train slicing through it. The Jewel is the central connector between the existing airport terminals. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie of Cambridge, MA, and engineered by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd., five […]

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Hudson Yards Includes Climbable Sculpture

September 01, 2019

Hudson Yards, currently under construction, is the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center. In the midst of this city within a city is one of the most original sculptures in New York: the Vessel. The climbable sculpture, designed […]

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infinity pool from below

No Exit?

August 01, 2019

You won’t be swimming here if you have a fear of heights. This 360-degree infinity pool on top of a skyscraper in London hasn’t been constructed yet—in fact, the designers have planned the building around the pool—but it will be the only building in the world to have such a pool when it is constructed. […]

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Sundy Praia Restaurant

Bamboo Whale-Shaped Restaurant Wins Award

August 01, 2019

A whale-shaped bamboo restaurant in Principe, in the Gulf of Guinea, has recently won the 2019 Prix de Versailles award in the “restaurant” category for Africa and West Asia for exceptional architecture and design in the context of sustainable development. Designed by French architectural firm Didier Lefort Architects Associés (D.L.2.A), the project was completed in […]

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