MadHouse / LIONarchitecture

09:00 - 13 February, 2016
MadHouse / LIONarchitecture, © John Iiams
© John Iiams

© John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams +24

MadeinSpain_USA: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Lecture at RICE in Houston

18:00 - 12 February, 2016
MadeinSpain_USA: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos to Lecture at RICE in Houston

Next February 22nd at 5.30 pm, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos will start MadeinSpain5_USA lecture series at RICE School of Architecture in Houston, where they will show the most significant features of Spanish architecture related to their own work. One day later, on Tuesday at 12PM, there will be a round table with Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, attended by the renowned architect and professor Carlos Jimenez and Martha Thorne - Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize - as representative of the Foundation for Contemporary Architecture.

Ismael Levya to Transform NYC Parking Garage into Luxury Residential Tower

16:00 - 12 February, 2016
Ismael Levya to Transform NYC Parking Garage into Luxury Residential Tower, © Ismael Levya Architects via New York Yimby
© Ismael Levya Architects via New York Yimby

An image of Ismael Levya Architects' transformation of a six-story parking garage in New York City's Upper East Side has been revealed. The project, already under construction, will expand the structure into a 19-story residential tower that will house 56 luxury apartments. Described as a "lantern," the 210-foot-tall building was designed as "four distinct townhouse volumes with metal and glass."

Marwen’s Expansion / Wheeler Kearns Architects

17:00 - 11 February, 2016
Marwen’s Expansion / Wheeler Kearns Architects, © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing
© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing

© Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing © Steve Hall / Hedrich Blessing +18

House for Five / designshop

15:00 - 11 February, 2016
House for Five / designshop, © Chad Mellon Photographer
© Chad Mellon Photographer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Munford, TN, USA
  • Project Architects

    Tim Michael
  • Structural Engineer

    Scott Guidry, Kelly May
  • Millwork

    HY: Butch Haley & CL Young
  • Area

    2941.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer © Chad Mellon Photographer +30

Closed Worlds Exhibition to Open at Storefront for Art and Architecture

19:30 - 10 February, 2016
Closed Worlds Exhibition to Open at Storefront for Art and Architecture

On Tuesday, February 16th, Storefront for Art and Architecture will open Closed Worlds, an exhibition curated by Lydia Kallipoliti that presents an archive of 41 living prototypes of closed resource regeneration systems built over the last century. The archive represents an unexplored genealogy of closed systems in architectural practice. The exhibition will also feature Some World Games, a virtual reality installation by Farzin Farzin that presents a contemporary 42nd

Courtyard House on a River / Robert Hutchison Architect

13:00 - 10 February, 2016
Courtyard House on a River / Robert Hutchison Architect, © Mark Woods
© Mark Woods

© Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods © Mark Woods +25

Torchy’s Tacos / Chioco Design

11:00 - 9 February, 2016
Torchy’s Tacos / Chioco Design, © Patrick Y. Wong
© Patrick Y. Wong

© Patrick Y. Wong © Patrick Y. Wong © Patrick Y. Wong © Patrick Y. Wong +15

Westmoreland Museum of American Art / Ennead Architects

09:00 - 9 February, 2016

Cai Guo Qiang Studio / OMA

17:00 - 8 February, 2016
Cai Guo Qiang Studio / OMA, © Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA
© Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA

© Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA © Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA © Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA © Brett Beyer, Courtesy of OMA +34

BIG to Extend High Line Vertically with Spiral Tower

12:00 - 8 February, 2016
BIG to Extend High Line Vertically with Spiral Tower, © Tishman Speyer
© Tishman Speyer

Developer Tishman Speyer has commissioned BIG to design a new office tower on the northern end of the High Line at Hudson Yards in New York City. Dubbed "The Spiral," the 1005-foot-tall tower is named after its defining feature - an "ascending ribbon of lively green spaces" that extend the High Line "to the sky," says Bjarke Ingels. 

"The Spiral combines the classic Ziggurat silhouette of the premodern skyscraper with the slender proportions and efficient layouts of the modern high-rise," adds Ingels. "Designed for the people that occupy it, The Spiral ensures that every floor of the tower opens up to the outdoors creating hanging gardens and cascading atria that connect the open floor plates from the ground floor to the summit into a single uninterrupted work space. The string of terraces wrapping around the building expand the daily life of the tenants to the outside air and light.”

SAH Los Angeles Seminar: Surveying LA -- Past, Present, Future

11:30 - 8 February, 2016
SAH Los Angeles Seminar: Surveying LA -- Past, Present, Future

The SAH Los Angeles Seminar bridges the Society's efforts in historic conservation to the contemporary built environment and the local public and professional community. The LA Seminar will critically look at SurveyLA, a five-million dollar, city-wide study of historic resources sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the City of Los Angeles. As described online, “SurveyLA – the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey – is Los Angeles' first-ever comprehensive program to identify significant historic resources throughout our city. The survey marks a coming-of-age for Los Angeles' historic preservation movement, and will serve as a centerpiece for the City's first truly comprehensive preservation program."

Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES

11:00 - 8 February, 2016
Shotgun Chameleon / ZDES, © Paul Hester
© Paul Hester
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fourth Ward, Houston, TX, USA
  • Area

    1500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Paul Hester © Paul Hester © Paul Hester © Paul Hester +24

Film Screening: Brooklyn Farmer

18:00 - 6 February, 2016
Film Screening: Brooklyn Farmer

Explore the unique challenges faced by Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers determined to run a commercially viable farm in New York City. The film Brooklyn Farmer follows the team as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm within the constraints of the Big Apple.

BSA Family Design Day: Dream Dwellings

19:30 - 5 February, 2016
BSA Family Design Day: Dream Dwellings

This month, Family Design Day will be taking inspiration from the exhibition Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie and following Moshe Safdie FAIA’s design principle (and book of the same name), For everyone a garden, participants will transform a basic shoe box into a dream apartment with unique green space that reflects the goals of Habitat ’67, the 1960s housing complex that launched the architect’s career.

Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

18:00 - 5 February, 2016
Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

World-renowned architect and 2015 AIA Gold Medal–winner Moshe Safdie FAIA’s masterful use of light and geometry is explored in Global Citizen. This international exhibition is a retrospective that spans decades, from Safdie’s formative period in the 1960s and early 1970s to his recent projects around the world. Featuring more than 100 objects, including drawings, sketches, videos, photographs, and scale models, Safdie’s architecture is portrayed not only as visual art but also as a medium for advancing social, political, and cultural goals.

This exhibition is curated by Donald Albrecht and designed by Nader Tehrani. 

Daniels Lane / Blaze Makoid Architecture

15:00 - 5 February, 2016
Daniels Lane / Blaze Makoid Architecture, © Marc Bryan Brown
© Marc Bryan Brown

© Marc Bryan Brown © Marc Bryan Brown © Marc Bryan Brown © Marc Bryan Brown +23

Foster to Break Ground on Norton Museum Expansion in Florida

14:00 - 5 February, 2016
Foster to Break Ground on Norton Museum Expansion in Florida, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

UPDATE: Foster + Partners Norton Museum of Art expansion will official break ground tomorrow, February 6, following the Norton's annual Gala celebrating its 75th anniversary. The project, which will transform the museum's West Wing, increase gallery space by 35 percent and add a new auditorium, great hall and education space to the building, is expected to complete in 2018. A new sculpture garden and additional green space will also be integrated into the new scheme. 

Foster + Partners has unveiled plans that would double the gallery space at the historic Norton Museum of Art in Florida's West Palm Beach. By constructing three “bold” new pavilions beneath a single “shimmering” roof, Foster promises to restore the museum’s original elegance, strengthening its role within the surrounding community and provide the framework for future growth.