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New Fordham Law School / Pei Cobb Freed

  • Architects: Pei Cobb Freed
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Area: 468000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol © Paul Warchol

Sprint Accelerator / RMTA

  • Architects: RMTA
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Design Office: Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture
  • Area: 12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Mike Sinclair

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair

Sausalito Hillside Remodel / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

© Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman © Mathew Millman

Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair

© Gernot Riether
© Gernot Riether

A group of architecture students from Ball State University, together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The parametric tensegrity structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape. 

More about the structure, after the break.

Seven27 Apartments / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

© Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant © Barbara Karant

Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Location: 1974 West 35th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211, USA
  • Design Team: Chad Mitchell, Daniel Lipscomb
  • Interior Designer: Heltshe Interiors
  • Area: 50339.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Raul Garcia

© Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia © Raul Garcia

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break

The National Capital Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval to a modified version of Frank Gehry’s controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design, which removed two of the stainless steel tapestries to clear views towards the Capitol. The project, which has remained stagnant since 2011, has been shawled in turmoil largely due to criticism regarding its "grandiose" design and focus on Eisenhower as a boy. The vote will now advance Gehry’s design to the Commission of Fine Arts for approval.

More images of the revised design, after the break.

Natural Histories for Los Angeles Presents “Wet Horizons”

An installation and exhibition by Luis Callejas / LCLA office 
Exhibition Opening: October 11, 7—10 pm 
October 11—November 23, 2014
Neutra VDL Research House, Los Angeles, CA 

Modern Barn / Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Location: Wilton, CT, USA
  • Design Team: Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Courtney Rice
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Specht Harpman

Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman Courtesy of Specht Harpman

Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom / Anderson Anderson Architecture

  • Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
  • Location: Ewa Beach, HI, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
  • Project Manager: Johnson Tang
  • Design Team: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris Campbell, Brent Sumida, Matthias Steppuhn
  • Area: 960.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Anthony Vizzari

© Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari © Anthony Vizzari

Kent State Breaks Ground on WEISS/MANFREDI-Designed Center for Architecture

© WEISS/MANFREDI (Competition Renderings)
© WEISS/MANFREDI (Competition Renderings)

Ohio’s Kent State is set to break ground tomorrow on its New Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. The $48 million building was designed by New York-based WEISS/MANFREDI following a collaboration with Richard L. Bowen & Associates which won first in the project’s national competition

The design, dubbed the “Kent State Design Loft,” transforms the notion of a continuous studio loft into a three-tiered structure that unites all the college’s programs, including construction management, under one roof. 

New images of the building, after the break.

Mountain View Residence / Atelier Hsu

© Mark Luthringer
© Mark Luthringer
  • Architects: Atelier Hsu
  • Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Juliet Hsu, Atelier Hsu
  • Area: 2200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Mark Luthringer

© Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer © Mark Luthringer

MIT Beaver Works / Merge Architects

  • Architects: Merge Architects
  • Location: 300 Tech Square, 300, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Elizabeth Whittaker
  • Project Architect : Anne-Sophie Divenyi
  • Area: 4875.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Horner Photography , David Bragdon

© John Horner Photography © David Bragdon © John Horner Photography © John Horner Photography

Guggenheim Considers Competition for Second NYC Location

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is planning to construct a second location in New York City. As reported on the Art Newspaper, the expansion project, known as the “Collection Center,” aims to “consolidate its staff and art storage into one efficient, multi-use building with a dynamic public programming component.” The news broke with the release of a curatorial job position, seeking personnel to assist in the center’s planning and a possible architecture competition that will ensure the “Guggenheim’s reputation for being a visionary architectural patron” is preserved. Meanwhile, the Guggenheim is expected to narrow its selection to six for its new Helsinki location in November.

In Progress: Pomona College Studio Art Hall / wHY

  • Architects: wHY
  • Location: Claremont, CA, USA
  • Area: 35000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jeremy Bittermann, Benny Chan

© Benny Chan © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann © Jeremy Bittermann

New Practices New York: Upcoming Firms in the Big Apple

WHAT: With its fifth biennial competition and exhibition, the AIANY New Practices Committee is proud to recognize six emerging architecture and design firms working in New York City. These firms will be featured in an exhibition opening on October 1 at 6pm at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place. This year, the opening of New Practices New York 2014 will also kick off Archtober 2014, Architecture and Design Month.

Los Angeles Rids Itself of Helipad Requirement, Opens City to “Bolder” Skyline

Helicopter landing pads will no longer be required atop new buildings in Los Angeles, California. The rule’s elimination, which was announced yesterday by the city’s mayor and fire chief, allows architects the freedom to break away from LA’s “boxy” skyline. “I want to see innovative design,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “I want to see good design, but we’re going to take the handcuffs off of you when we ask you to do that. I want neighborhoods to look good, and I want our buildings to look iconic.” You can read more about the change, here

Gallery at REDCAT Presents “Small Museum for the American Metaphor”

Continuing a curatorial program of experiments, collaborations and interdisciplinary projects, the Gallery at REDCAT presents Small Museum for the American Metaphor September 27 to November 30, 2014.