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LIGHTING WITH STEVEN HOLL

Architect Steven Holl spoke about his approach to architectural lighting in a conversation with Hervé Descottes of the lighting design firm L'Observatoire International, which frequently collaborates with Holl's firm. —Editor

Hervé Descottes: How do architecture and space make use of light? — Published 2011.0713

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NATIONAL AIA AWARDS

On a corner site in Manhattan, within the Greenwich Village Historic District, stands a new 11-story apartment building wrapped in ribbons of glass. The faceted, undulating facade creates a lively contemporary foil to the neighboring masonry structures while reflecting their facades and the greenery of Jackson Square Park.

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, this building is one of 27 projects honored by the American Institute of Architects in its AIA Institute Honor Awards for 2011. — Published 2011.0223

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URBANISMS / TURKEY

In Akbuk, Turkey, overlooking the Aegean Sea, a new eco-reserve of small town fragments, like islands in a preserved landscape of cultivated natural vegetation, will be characterized by advanced technologies in sustainability, while also anchored in the poetic reverie of this ancient site. The nearby ancient Greek town of Miletus inspires a compact gridded plan. — Published 2010.0714

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NEW YORK AIA AWARDS 2010

Thirty feet above street level, a narrow new park winds through a former industrial area on the West Side of Manhattan, near the Hudson River. This unexpected urban oasis is the High Line, a series of grasses and shrubs, walkways and benches, created atop a defunct elevated freight railway. — Published 2010.0331

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HOLL'S LINKED HYBRID

China's recent willinginess to be an architectural testing ground has left it with a fair share of question marks dotting urban horizons, but in Linked Hybrid the gamble may have paid off. The bold, high-end residential complex in Beijing, by Steven Holl Architects, offers a more pervasive and open sense of neighborhood than most other modern high-rise housing in the city. — Published 2010.0120

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NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, recently underwent a complete overhaul — and the glowing lenses of the new Bloch Building, designed by Steven Holl Architects, are just the tip of the iceberg. — Published 2007.0905

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COTE TOP TEN 2007

The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced its annual selection of "Top Ten Green Projects" — exemplars of sustainable architecture in the United States. Since the program's inception in 1997, these awards are becoming increasingly competitive. — Published 2007.0516

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NEW YORK AIA AWARDS 2007

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced its 2007 Design Award winners during its annual symposium in February. Recognized by this program are projects of design excellence — architecture and interiors — that were either built in New York City or designed by New York architects but built elsewhere. — Published 2007.0328

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AIA HONOR AWARDS 2007

The AIA announced 29 recipients of the organization's annual honor awards for architecture, interior, and urban design in January 2007. Richard A. Logan, AIA, chair of the jury for the architecture awards, cited "the exterior aspects, the quality of the interior spaces, site considerations, environmental issues, and social relevance" as factors in making the final selections. — Published 2007.0221

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SWISS AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE

The most unusual buildings in the U.S. capital city are often those erected by foreign governments for their embassies. Some are insipid interpretations of a country's architectural traditions. Others are inspired efforts to combine the best of a country's past architecture with cutting-edge trends. — Published 2007.0110

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