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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-11-21 04:59:00
The 2013 Solar Decathlon winner is the LISI house by Team Australia. Photo: Jason Flakes/U.S. Department of Energy Solar DecathlonWith a total score of 951.922, the LISI house designed and built by Team Austria, has won the 2013 Solar Decathlon.The prototype house is a timber-frame structure designed for transportability. Two patios extend the 639-square-foot (59-square-meter) home's living area. The larger of the …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-07-18 23:42:00
A new residence built in the remains of Astley Castle is one of the shortlisted projects. Photo: Brian WoodThe Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the project shortlist for the 2013 Stirling Prize. Named for British architect James Stirling, this year's prize will be awarded to one of the following six designs:Photo: Daniel HopkinsonPark Hill Phase 1, in Sheffield, Englandby …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-07-16 19:11:00
Early design rendering of 520 West 28th Street, in New York City. Image: Zaha Hadid ArchitectsLondon, England-based Zaha Hadid Architects has been commissioned to design a boutique condominium adjacent to the High Line at 520 West 28th Street in Chelsea just south of Hudson Yards. The 11-story residential development, owned by Related Companies, will be Hadid's first project in New York …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-07-02 12:00:00
The Realogy Headquarters building, designed by KPF, is organized around a glazed, multistory atrium. Photo: Michael MoranThe new Madison, New Jersey headquarters for Realogy Holdings Corportaion, a real estate franchising company, is a warmly toned, welcoming building whose glass-dominated wings enclose a courtyard. Kohn Pedersen Fox designed the extensive reskinning of the suburban building, which was a Verizon call center in …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-17 19:02:00
Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed a new library building for the University of Aberdeen campus in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photo: Adam MoerkThe Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS has announced 12 winners of its RIAS Awards for 2013. In addition to winners in its main awards section, as it continues to evolve the program, RIAS also announced three new sponsored topical subcategories for …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-14 12:00:00
The fourth phase of the Skirball Cultural Center, under construction in Los Angeles, California will open in October 2013. Image: Courtesy Skirball Cultural CenterConstruction continues on the fourth and final phase of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California, set to open in October 2013. The thirty-year project has been masterplanned and designed by Moshe Safdie.This phase of the development …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-13 19:03:00
The Chapel of Saint Albert the Great, in Edinburgh, Scotland was designed by Simpson and Brown. Photo: Chris HumphreysFrom a beautifully-crafted chapel in the back garden of an Edinburgh townhouse to the yellow-roofed Ferrari Museum in Italy, and from a new 'green' flagship store in Cheshire, to a new visitors center at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, a total of …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-12 22:53:00
Norman Foster designed a two-story addition, and major renovation of the existing 19th-century core of the Lenbachhaus Museum, in Munich, Germany. Photo: Nigel Young/ Foster + PartnersIn Munich, Germany, the Lenbachhaus Museum has reopened with a major new golden addition, and extensive renovations designed by Foster + Partners. Originally built in 1891 as a studio and villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-10 12:00:00
Construction has begun on  an 11-story expansion to the SFMOMA building in San Francisco, California designed by Snøhetta. Image: Courtesy SnøhettaConstruction has begun on the new 235,000-square-foot (22,000-square-meter) expansion of SFMOMA in San Francisco, California. Scheduled for completion in 2016, the 11-story structure was designed by Snøhetta. Until the building's reopening, SFMOMA will be staging exhibitions and other events at locations througoutPresent at the groundbreaking event were San …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-07 12:00:00
SmithGroup JJR designed the new LEED Platinum-targeting University of Utah College of Law building which is under construction in Salt Lake City, Utah. Image: ©VCBO/ SmithGroup JJR Architecture/ College of LawGround has broken on the S.J. Quinney College of Law building on the campus of the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. In addition to providing more typical facilities the …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-06 12:00:00
Caption. Photo: Arthur BagenA major reskinning and renovation project on the campus of Eindhoven Technical University (TU/e) in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, converted a derelict boiler plant into the inviting and energy-efficient home of the school's Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS). Once clad in brick, Boiler House Ceres now has a predominantly glazed curtain wall that connects the two-story building with …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-05 12:00:00
The new Jesse S. Jackson Sustainable Winery in Davis, California, was designed by Siegel & Strain Architects. Photo: Courtesy Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting EngineersThe new Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building (JSWB) has opened on the campus of UC Davis, in Davis, California. The 8,500-square-foot industrial building is the result of a design-build collaboration between Siegel & Strain Architects and Pankow Builders. The …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-06-04 22:19:00
 A new atrium and interior structure replaced the original book storage structure inside the north wing of the St. Louis Central Library, renovated by Cannon Design. Photo: © Timothy HursleyA major renovation of Cass Gilbert's Central Library building (1912) in St. Louis, Missouri is one of six projects to receive a 2013 AIA/ALA Library Building Award. The transformation focused on modernizing the facility and …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-28 22:16:00
Rapson's second-place design for a 1950 NAHB competition. Image: Ralph RapsonSketch by Ralph Rapson, from Ralph Rapson Sketches and Drawings from Around the World, courtesy of the Afton Press.In 1950, the National Association of Home Builders held a nationwide housing competition for a small 1,000-square-foot house plan tailored to a particular region of the country. Amazingly, the competition drew some seven thousand entries, making …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-23 00:12:00
The Lakeview Library is one of three remodeled by RDH Architects. Photo: Tom ArbanThe Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy recently completed upgrades and additions to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, in Mississauga, Ontario. Toronto, Ontario-based RDH Architects Inc. designed the building renovations.The three library projects date from between 1956 and 1967 and the three …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-21 23:42:00
Rooftop vegetable gardens are a part of the Via Verde affordable housing development, in Bronx, New York, designed by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects. Photo:  David Sundberg/ EstoThe winners of the 2013 national AIA Housing design awards include four high-end private residential projects in Washington, California, Colorado, and Texas, an affordable housing project in Bronx, New York, and a 1,650-student housing development in …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-20 12:00:00
Rapson's second-place design for a 1950 NAHB competition. Image: Ralph RapsonSketch by Ralph Rapson, from Ralph Rapson Sketches and Drawings from Around the World, courtesy of the Afton Press.In 1950, the national association of Home Builders held a nationwide housing competition for a small 1,000-square-foot house plan tailored to a particular region of the country. Amazingly, the competition drew some seven thousand entries, making …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-15 12:00:00
Otanemi Technical University, in Otanemi, Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, 1949 to 1964.Sketch by Ralph Rapson, from Ralph Rapson Sketches and Drawings from Around the World, courtesy of the Afton Press."The arts, including architecture, have always played a basic role in Finland's cultural history. The harsh Nordic climate demands special awareness of materials, energy, and light. Nature is central and buildings are placed into the …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-09 12:00:00
The Monplein housing development by Tony Fretton Architects has been completed in Den Helder, Netherlands. Photo: Christian RichtersA 3,200-square-meter (34,000-square-foot) multiunit mixed-use residential development has been completed in Den Helder, Netherlands, on a site between two canals and overlooking a former Napoleonic naval yard.Commissioned by Dutch developer Proper-Stok, the Monplein development comprises two- and three-story dwellings designed by Tony Fretton Architects …


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ArchitectureWeek People and Places 2013-05-07 12:00:00
Hagia Sophia, in Istanbul, Turkey, designed by Isidoros and Anthemios, 532 to 537.Color sketch by Ralph Rapson, from Ralph Rapson Sketches and Drawings from Around the World, courtesy of the Afton Press. "I may be one of the few people who have seen Istanbul and the Straits of Bosporus from atop a minaret. I'd long wanted to see the Hagia Sophia, once a mosque, a …


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