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ValueAct Capital / Gould Evans

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Location: 1 Letterman Drive, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
  • Architecture / Interior Design: Gould Evans
  • Area: 37000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Bruce Damonte

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KAMJZ Proposes to Preserve Pershing Park with an Overhead Memorial

Earlier this month, after viewing the contenders in the US World War I Centennial Commission’s competition to redesign the National World War I Memorial in Washington DC, organizations like The Cultural Landscape Foundation began to began to voice their opinion regarding the reach of the competition. With the cultural importance of the site in mind, such organizations had hoped that the redesign would maintain the existing Pershing Park, but were disappointed to discover that the majority of the competition’s design proposals seek to demolish the existing landscape.

Although left off of the competition’s shortlist, KAMJZ Architects’ proposal for the World War I memorial addresses these concerns by leaving Pershing Park almost completely intact. Leaving alone the park’s seating areas, agora, and landscaping, the design proposal unifies the park by adding an outer ring of trees “along the borders of the site [to] provide an acoustic barrier from the noisy adjacent streets.”

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Lecture & Panel Discussion: "Building Paradise in California"

Lecture, presentation and panel discussion on the newly published book “Building Paradise in California” about the role that David and Mary Gamble played in creating their winter home and garden with the famed Greene brothers.

Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center / Flansburgh Architects

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards / BCV Architects

  • Architects: BCV Architects
  • Location: 200 Taplin Road, Saint Helena, CA 94574, USA
  • Architect in Charge: Hans Baldauf, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect / Project Manager: J David Whitfield, AIA, LEED AP
  • Job Captain: Dennis O'Kelly
  • Area: 1579.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Bruce Damonte Photography

© Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography © Bruce Damonte Photography

Call for Submissions: AIA Upjohn Research Initiative

You have until September 1 to apply for the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) Upjohn Research Initiative. The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a six to 18 month period. Proposals should address the value of design, practice issues, or novel materials and methods of construction. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can readily be applied/transferred within the discipline. Read on for 2015's preferred themes. 

Culture Lab Detroit Dialogue: Architecture and Nature: Designing for Today’s Urban Landscape

Panelists: Sou Fujimoto, Japanese architect, renowned for his synthesis of nature and architecture & Walter Hood, landscape architect, specializing in the public realm and urban environment

400 Years of American Housing

From 17th century Postmedieval English homes to the “McMansions" of the 90s, check out Pop Chart Lab's structured survey of 121 North American homes from the past 400 years. Sorted into seven major categories and 40 subdivisions, the comprehensive diagram highlights the morphology of homes throughout the US.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artists, much like the Brooklyn-based company's popular "Schematic of Structures" poster that features mankind's 90 greatest architectural achievements. 

Open Call: Redesign the Burning Man City Plan

Correction Update: This article was first published on Sunday 16th August, and originally stated that "the Burning Man management team will ultimately select a winner" and that "the final design plan will be implemented for the 2017 event." However, since then it has been brought to our attention that this is not an official competition, and the Burning Man organization is not planning to update their current design.

ArchDaily would like to apologize for this grave error, which arose because we did not realize that the Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning (BRCMUP) had no official ties to the organizers behind Burning Man, and is therefore not a part of Burning Man's management team. For their part, Burning Man have stated "we love the ingenuity of Burners and are curious to see what they come up with through this competition. We will certainly take a look at all the top designs in this competition, not just the winner, out of curiosity and admiration... But there are no plans to redesign Black Rock City."

The article has been updated to correct our errors. If you wish to find out more, you can do so at the competition website or Burning Man's blog post about the competition.

Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center / Trivers Associates

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Skin New York: A Conversation Between an Architect, a Facade Consultant, an Engineer and a Fabricator

Join the CTBUH New York City Chapter for a discussionon on Facades Design and Contsruction in New York. With an increased reliance on technology and specialization, and the need for speed and innovation, the Facade Talks Series aims at a new type of open and focused conversation to bring together different sides of the spectrum of the facade industry. The Talks are focused on building enclosure systems and the challenges in designing and building facades, where Industry leaders in architecture, facade design, engineering and construction will present and discuss new ideas, innovative technologies, and challenges in both design and construction based on a specific theme.

Retrospect Vineyards House / Swatt Miers Architects

  • Architects: Swatt Miers Architects
  • Location: Windsor, CA, USA
  • Architectural Team: Robert Swatt, FAIA, Principal in Charge; Julie Liberman, Project Architect; Audrey Hitchcock, Ivan Olds, Kimie Nakamori, Mike Eggers
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Russell Abraham, Marion Brenner

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July ABI Remains Strong

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has reported a "healthy and sustained" Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for the month of July. Though slightly down from a mark of 55.7 in June, the July ABI score was 54.7, reflecting an increase in design serves within the US. The new projects inquiry index was 63.7, up slightly from a reading of 63.4 the previous month.

A breakdown of regional highlights and foresight from the AIA Chief Economist, after the break. 

Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion / Lake|Flato Architects

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Princeton House / LEVENBETTS

  • Architects: LEVENBETTS
  • Location: Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Area: 2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Naho Kubota

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Moscow Urban Forum: "Moscow as a Dynamic Megacity: Flexible Management Practices"

"Moscow as a dynamic megacity: flexible management practices" is the working name of the Moscow Urban Forum which will be held on 16-17 October 2015 in Manege Central Exhibition Hall.