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Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) / Diamond Schmitt Architects & Edward J. Cuhaci And Associates Architects Inc.

© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects & Edward J. Cuhaci And Associates Architects Inc. Location: Ottawa, Canada Project Area: 194,000 sqf Project Year: 2011 Photos: Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban

Dogfish Head Brewery / DIGSAU

  • Architects: DIGSAU
  • Location: Milton, DE 19968, USA
  • Architect: DIGSAU
  • Project Team: Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, Jamie Unkefer, Aaron Jezzi
  • Interior Casework And Work Stations: Fleetwood Fixtures
  • Structural Engineer: Baker, Ingram & Associates
  • Contractor: Lighthouse Construction, Inc
  • Area: 26000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Unknown photographer

© Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer © Unknown photographer

AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier

  • Architects: Le Corbusier
  • Location: Chandigarh, India
  • Architect: Le Corbusier
  • References: MIMOA
  • Project Year: 1962

AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier AD Classics: Chandigarh Secretariat / Le Corbusier

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - East Liberty Branch Addition and Renovation / EDGE Studio

  • Architects: EDGE Studio
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Architect: EDGE Studio
  • Project Team: Anne Chen AIA LEED AP, Jonathan Eggert AIA, Amanda Markovic, Stephen Mrdjenovich, Matthew Manzo
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Ed Massery

© Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery

2011 matR Project: "The Passage"

© Victoria Capranica
© Victoria Capranica

A team of graduate students recently created a temporary installation on the Kent State University, Kent campus in Ohio. The project grew out of an internal challenge in the matR design competition. Designed by graduate students Brian Thoma, Carl, Veith, Victoria, Capranica, Matt Veith, and Griffin Morris, the tunnel-like structure called “The Passage” was a study to support the conceptualization and actualization of innovative and experimental material research. The students created the initial form in Rhinoceros with a couple Grasshopper definitions as a waffle structure of 26 vertical ribs and 24 horizontal struts. More images and information after the break.

In Progress: Gateway Center Station / EDGE Studio, Pfaffmann & Associates

© Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates
© Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates

Architect: EDGE Studio, Pfaffmann & Associates Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDGE Studio Design Team: Gary Carlough AIA, Jonathan Golli, Matt Fineout AIA, Stephen Mrdjenovich Pfaffmann & Associates Design Team: Rob Pfaffmann AIA, Carl Bergamini RA, Erik Hokanson Completion Date: 2011 Photography: Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates

© Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates © Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates © Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates © Carl Bergamini, Pfaffmann & Associates

The Pros and Cons of Cargo Container Architecture

Photo by Håkan Dahlström - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dahlstroms/
Photo by Håkan Dahlström - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dahlstroms/

With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures for green alternatives. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on shipping docks taking up space. The reason for this is that it’s too expensive for a country to ship empty containers back to their origin. In most cases, it’s just cheaper to buy new containers from Asia. The result is an extremely high surplus of empty shipping containers that are just waiting to become a home, office, apartment, school, dormitory, studio, emergency shelter, and everything else. More information after the break.

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August Wilson Center for African American Culture / Perkins+Will

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Cassie Campbell Community Centre / Perkins+Will

 © Lisa Logan Architectural Photography
© Lisa Logan Architectural Photography

Architect: Perkins+Will Location: Brampton, Ontario Project Area: 165,000 sqf Project Year: 2008 Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural Photography

 © Lisa Logan Architectural Photography  © Lisa Logan Architectural Photography  © Lisa Logan Architectural Photography  © Lisa Logan Architectural Photography

Atrisco Heritage Academy / Perkins + Will and FBT Architects

  • Architects: Perkins, Will and FBT Architects
  • Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • Architect: Perkins+Will, FBT Architects
  • Project Team: Eric Brossy de Dios, Angela Kunz, Ann Knudsen, Charlene Martin, Kevin Mereness, Ashley Stoner, Nathan Wilcox
  • Executive Architects: Fanning Bard Tatum Architects AIA, Ltd.
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: New York Focus Photography

© New York Focus Photography © New York Focus Photography © New York Focus Photography © New York Focus Photography

AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei

  • Architects: I.M. Pei
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Architect: I.M. Pei
  • References: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
  • Project Year: 1990

AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei AD Classics: Bank of China Tower / I.M. Pei

RWU North Campus Residence Hall / Perkins+Will

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Kirkwood Public Library / ikon.5 architects

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Location: New Castle County RPA Comm, New Castle, DE 19720, USA
  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Area: 22500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: James D'Addio

© James D'Addio © James D'Addio © James D'Addio © James D'Addio

Venice: City in Peril

Photo by Tambako the Jaguar - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/
Photo by Tambako the Jaguar - http://www.flickr.com/photos/tambako/

Venice is commonly regarded as one of the wonders of the world, attracting over 17 million tourists each year. However, the city of Venice faces ongoing problems that threaten its ability to stay above water. The city’s flooding issues are notorious around the world. Every year water surges through its legendary labyrinth of streets wreaking havoc on architectural gems such as the Palazzo San Marco. With its architecture under threat, and dwindling population as many young people flock to the mainland, it is appropriate to think of Venice as a dying relic.

Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation / EDGE Studio, Nbbj

  • Architects: EDGE Studio, Nbbj
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Project Team Edge Studio: Gary Carlough AIA, Jeff King AIA, Mick McNutt AIA, Stephen Mrdjenovich
  • Project Team Nbbj: Doug Parris AIA, A.J. Montero AIA, Kathy Kelly AIA
  • Area: 22000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Ed Massery

© Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery

Hockessin Public Library / ikon.5 architects

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Location: New Castle County RPA Comm, New Castle, DE 19720, USA
  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Area: 15000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: James D'Addio

© James D'Addio © James D'Addio © James D'Addio © James D'Addio

Eastside Addition / 3six0 Architecture

  • Architects: 3six0 Architecture
  • Location: Providence, RI, USA
  • Architect: 3six0 Architecture
  • Project Team: Kyna Leski- Principal, Christopher Bardt AIA- Principal, Jack Ryan RA- Senior Associate & Project Architect, Curtis Boivin, Kelly Ennis, Yu Morishita, Michael Williams
  • Structural Engineer: Wilbur Yoder
  • Lighting Consultant: Hogan Macaulay, Architecture + Light
  • General Contractor: Golden Rule Construction Company
  • Area: 1100.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: John Horner, 3six0 Architecture

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner

AD Classics: Rusakov Workers' Club / Konstantin Melnikov

  • Architects: Konstantin Melnikov
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architect: Konstantin Melnikov
  • References: Designology
  • Project Year: 1928

AD Classics: Rusakov Workers' Club / Konstantin Melnikov AD Classics: Rusakov Workers' Club / Konstantin Melnikov AD Classics: Rusakov Workers' Club / Konstantin Melnikov AD Classics: Rusakov Workers' Club / Konstantin Melnikov