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Pavilion House / Waechter Architecture

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Los Angeles May Represent US in 2024 Olympic Bid

Concerns regarding the cost of hosting the Olympics has led to the termination of Boston's 2024 Olympic bid. According to the New York Times, the United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston as its proposed bid city due to low resident support, as taxpayers were concerned about having to foot the bill for cost overruns.  

SAH International Travel Grant Now Open for Applications

Funded by the Getty Foundation, The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is offering between 14-16 grants to attend the SAH 2016 International Conference. Application will be open to professionals in the field of the “built environment,” including heritage conservation specialists, academics and museum professionals who work with the history of the built environment.The conference will be taking place in Pasadena/Los Angeles, California from April 6-10.

Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks

Many believe New York’s pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs.

ABI Jumps Four Points in June, Equals Highest Mark Since 2007

After demonstrating a modest increase in demand for design services last month, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for June showed its largest single-month jump in almost four years, rising to 55.7 and falling just a tenth of a point short of matching its post-recession high of 55.8 in June of last year. As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports, the increased demand has been spurred by schools, hospitals, cultural facilities and municipal buildings, as the index for the institutional sector rose to a mark of 59.1.

A breakdown of regional and sector highlights, after the break.

Office Building Transformation / Studio VARA

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Registration Opens for eVolo 2016 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine has announced the start of their 11th annual Skyscraper Competition. Inviting architects, students, engineers, designers and artists, the competition places no restrictions on site, program or size, leaving participants free to explore the skyscraper as creatively as possible.

Viral Voices IV / STORYTELLING: On Media, Representation, and Narrative

How are contemporary architectural narratives created? And what are the various tools / media used to ‘tell the story’?

Steven Holl Architects Breaks Ground on the “Ex of In" House in New York

Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has broken ground on the “Ex of In House,” an experimental guest house and artist studio in Rhinebeck, New York. The house is part of the firms’ ongoing research project “Explorations of In,” which questions “current clichés of architectural language and commercial practice” and explores spatial language, energy, openness and public space.

Meadow House / Office Mian Ye

  • Lead Designer: Office Mian Ye
  • Location: Potomac, MD, USA
  • Partner In Charge: Mian Ye
  • Area: 7000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ehsan Khah, Mian Ye

©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye ©  Mian Ye

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Extension / WHLC Architecture

  • Architects: WHLC Architecture
  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Design Team: Rex Cabaniss, Micah Morgan (AIA)
  • Area: 14500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Treasure Tolliver , Tim Mueller

© Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver © Treasure Tolliver

Pratt Institute's New Film/Video Department Building / Wasa/Studio A

© Alexander Severin | RAZUMMEDIA © Alexander Severin | RAZUMMEDIA © Alexander Severin | RAZUMMEDIA © Alexander Severin | RAZUMMEDIA

Continuing Education Event - ADA / HSW / GBCI Credit Hours

CE Academy is hosting a live continuing education event for the Las Vegas area, providing attendees with 5 hour state accessibility/ ADA/ barrier-free CE, 2 AIA HSW / LU Credit Hours and 1 GBCI Credit Hour for LEED Professionals.

The Boro Hotel / Grzywinski+Pons

  • Architects: Grzywinski+Pons
  • Location: Long Island City, 49-13 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
  • Area: 48000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Floto + Warner

© Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner © Floto + Warner

US Pavilion Summons Architects Interested in Participating at 2016 Venice Biennale

The US Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale has launched a call for submissions to all architects interested in participating in The Architectural Imagination. The exhibition will present speculative architectural projects commissioned for specific sites in Detroit but with far-reaching application for cities around the world." Curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon will commission 12 US architects to "produce new work that demonstrates the creativity and resourcefulness of architecture to address the social and environmental issues of the 21st century." Each of the 12 projects will be exhibited in the pavilion and documented in an exhibition cataLog, a special issue of the journal Log.

The curators are looking for design excellence, innovative speculative thinking, and architectural expertise in built and/or unbuilt work. Read on to learn more. 

Blackbird House / Will Bruder Architects

© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman

Invisible Barn / stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Location: Sagehen Creek Field Station, Tahoe National Forest, 11616 Sage Hen Road, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
  • Area: 72.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of stpmj

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