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Heartland Community Church / 360 Architecture

  • Architects: 360 Architecture
  • Location: 12175 South Strang Line Road, Olathe, KS 66062, USA
  • Architect: 360 Architecture
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of 360 Architecture

Courtesy of 360 Architecture Courtesy of 360 Architecture Courtesy of 360 Architecture Courtesy of 360 Architecture

Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts / Randy Brown

  • Architects: Randy Brown Architects
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Project Team:  Randy Brown, Brian Kelly, Neil Legband, Nathan Vanzuidam, Workshop – RBA student summer design/build paid internship
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs:  Farshid Assassi

©  Farshid Assassi ©  Farshid Assassi ©  Farshid Assassi ©  Farshid Assassi

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Performing Arts Pavilion / Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative)

  • Architects: Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative)
  • Location: 265 North Cache Street, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
  • Architect: Stephen Dynia Architects (Arts Design Collaborative)
  • Consultants:  Theater Consultants Collaborative, Robert F. Mahoney and Associates, Specifications Consultants, Rolf Jensen and Associates, Inc, Hershberger Design, Ensar Group Inc.
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Ron Johnson Photography

© Ron Johnson Photography © Ron Johnson Photography © Ron Johnson Photography © Ron Johnson Photography

Boffo Building Fashion Competition Winners

© Boffo Building Fashion - Nicola Formichetti / Gage/Clemenceau Architects
© Boffo Building Fashion - Nicola Formichetti / Gage/Clemenceau Architects

Boffo is a New York City non-profit organization focused on culture and the arts. Through events and exhibitions Boffo draws attention to artists and designers while often giving them an opportunity to display their work. Boffo recently announced the winners of their Boffo Building Fashion competition, an open competition that called for architects to pair with fashion designers to build temporary spaces displaying both talents. Find out who the architects and designers are after the break.

Twist / Randy Brown

  • Architects: Randy Brown Architects
  • Location: Omaha, NE, USA
  • Architect: Randy Brown Architects
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Farshid Assassi

© Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi © Farshid Assassi

Education 1 Facility / NAC Architecture

  • Architects: NAC Architecture
  • Location: University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
  • Consultants:  Kahler Slater Architects, Inc., Pamela Bartczak Design, University of Colorado Denver, Martin & Martin, S.A. Miro, M-E Engineers, Shen Milsom Wilke, InSite Design
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Frank Ooms

© Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms

AD Classics: Robin Hood Gardens / Alison and Peter Smithson

  • Architects: Alison and Peter Smithson
  • Location: London, England
  • Architects: Alison and Peter Smithson
  • References: NYTimes, Wikiarquitectura, The Guardian
  • Project Year: 1972

AD Classics: Robin Hood Gardens / Alison and Peter Smithson AD Classics: Robin Hood Gardens / Alison and Peter Smithson

HSSU Early Childhood & Parenting Education Center / LuchiniAD

  • Architects: LuchiniAD
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: LuchiniAD

© LuchiniAD © LuchiniAD © LuchiniAD © LuchiniAD

Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal B / Fentress Architects

  • Architects: Fentress Architects
  • Location: Mineta San Jose International Airport Terminal A, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), 2077 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110, USA
  • Architect: Fentress Architects
  • Project Year: 0
  • Photographs: Ken Paul, Jason A. Knowles, Nick Merrick, Mark Rothman

© Ken Paul © Jason A. Knowles © Nick Merrick © Ken Paul

Golden High School / NAC Architecture

  • Architects: NAC Architecture
  • Location: 701 24th St, Golden, CO 80401, USA
  • Architect: NAC Architecture
  • Consultants:  Martin Martin Consulting Engineers, V3 Consultants, The RMH Group, M-E Engineers, David L. Adams Associates, Inc., Wenk Associates, Ricca Newmark Design
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Frank Ooms

© Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms © Frank Ooms

The Barnes Foundation on the Parkway / Tod Williams + Billie Tsien

© The Barnes Foundation
© The Barnes Foundation

Material Landscapes / Liane Hancock

© Melissa Kaseman
© Melissa Kaseman

Material Landscapes is an exhibition that recently opened at the Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri. The show is curated by Liane Hancock, Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University.  It features materiality in contemporary landscape architecture through projects by a group of national and international landscape architects.

Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall / Min | Day

© Min | Day
© Min | Day

  The Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall is a proposal by architecture office Min | Day to alter the face of an existing retaining wall in Lincoln, Nebraska and enliven the adjoining land. Min | Day describes the Antelope Valley Reflecting Wall as a new horizon in Lincoln, Nebraska. Although an 18 foot by 1000 foot retaining wall, the structural base of the project, already exists, the area is unimpressive and underused. Min | Day’s additions to the structure and to the space would transform the floodwall and its surroundings into a fresh new urban space for the city and the neighborhood.

reOrder / Situ Studio

© Keith Sirchio
© Keith Sirchio

On display until January 2012 in the Brooklyn Museum is reOrder, an architectural installation by Situ Studio of Brooklyn. reOrder is located in the Great Hall of the McKim, Mead & White designed museum. The stately historical building served as both inspiration and site for Situ Studio’s imaginative spatial transformation.

© Keith Sirchio © Keith Sirchio © Situ Studio © Keith Sirchio

AD Classics: AD Classics: Leça Swimming Pools / Alvaro Siza

  • Architects: Alvaro Siza
  • Location: Leça de Palmeira, Portugal
  • Architect: Alvaro Siza
  • References: Galinsky, Architecture Projects
  • Project Year: 1966

AD Classics: AD Classics: Leça Swimming Pools / Alvaro Siza AD Classics: AD Classics: Leça Swimming Pools / Alvaro Siza AD Classics: AD Classics: Leça Swimming Pools / Alvaro Siza AD Classics: AD Classics: Leça Swimming Pools / Alvaro Siza

Comprehensive, Integrated, Sustainable Water Management System for the Greater New Orleans Region / Waggonner & Ball Architects

© Waggonner & Ball Architects
© Waggonner & Ball Architects

Waggonner & Ball Architects have been chosen to develop the water management strategy for Greater New Orleans.  It was announced on March 21 that they were awarded the contract from Greater New Orleans, Inc. to develop the Comprehensive, Integrated, Sustainable Water Management System for the Greater New Orleans Region which includes the east banks of Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard Parishes.

© Waggonner & Ball Architects © Waggonner & Ball Architects © Waggonner & Ball Architects © Waggonner & Ball Architects

 

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History

© The Pruitt-Igoe Myth
© The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

At a screening of The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History in New York City, a man in front of me wondered aloud “Do you think there are more urban planners, or St. Louis people here?”  The film’s crowd drew heavily from both and also attracted people with interests in social housing, modernism, racial tensions, architecture, and documentary films.  Prior to the screening, the crowd was easily divided into two groups: those with an interest in Pruitt-Igoe as a case study, and those with a personal connection to St. Louis city’s triumphs and struggles.  By the end of the show, The Pruitt-Igoe Myth left every viewer knowledgable about the city’s past, as well as invested in St. Louis’ future.  More after the break.