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Petersen Automotive Museum Unveils Eye-Catching New Exterior by Kohn Pedersen Fox

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has announced that it will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a redesign of its interior and a complete transformation of its exterior facade to create a "world class museum that will showcase the art, experience, culture and heritage of the automobile." The exterior design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates will give the Petersen a truly unique and iconic look that will hopefully attract architecture and car enthusiasts alike.

More on the museum's drastic transformation after the break.

Cino Zucchi / Moleskine

From the Publisher.This book, collecting sketches, maquettes, project drawings and notional references from architecture to science or music intermingled in graphic narratives, composes a highly autobiographical and layered manifesto. Theoretical ideas and architectural practice coexist systematically, tracing out Cino Zucchi's scientific and personal profile.

Cino Zucchi is Chair Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano and Visiting Professor at Harvard University. He's well known for his projects for the residential buildings in the former Junghans area of Venice and those of Nuovo Portello in Milan, and for the extension of the National Automobile Museum in Turin. Zucchi's various international awards include the Special Mention at the 13th Architecture Biennale (2012), the International Award Architecture in Stone (2009), the Piranesi Award (2001).

Crikvenica Center / NFO

© Ivan Dorotić
© Ivan Dorotić
  • Architects: NFO
  • Location: Crikvenica, Croatia
  • Design Team: Kata Marunica, Nenad Ravnić, Dijana Pavić, Tatjana Liktar, Tamara Marić
  • Area: 11974.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ivan Dorotić

© Ivan Dorotić © Ivan Dorotić © Ivan Dorotić © Ivan Dorotić

Desert Wing / Kendle Design

  • Architects: Kendle Design
  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
  • Architect In Charge: Brent Kendle
  • Interiors: Jack Wozniak
  • Area: 8300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Rick Brazil

© Rick Brazil © Rick Brazil © Rick Brazil © Rick Brazil

Ring Celestial Bliss / J.J. Pan & Partners

Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners Courtesy of J.J. Pan & Partners

Networking/Happy Hour

Taking place at the Daltile Design Gallery September 18th from 6:30pm-8:30pm EST, nycobaNOMA (New York Coalition of Black Architects & New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects) will present Networking/Happy Hour which includes a Design Talk with Mark Gardner, principal of Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects (J/GA). The award-winning New York City-based studio is know for their expertise in designing high-end commercial and residential buildings and interiors, furnishing and objects. Gardner will speak about the office’s current works, endeavors, and project installations. For more information, please visit here.

Residence Zoetermeer / Maxim Winkelaar Architects

  • Architects: Maxim Winkelaar Architects
  • Location: Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Maxim Winkelaar and Bob Ronday
  • Engineer: Van Rossum Bouwkunde
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Hempelmann
  • Area: 523.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Maxim Winkelaar Architects & ©Nelis

Courtesy of Maxim Winkelaar Architects & ©Nelis Courtesy of Maxim Winkelaar Architects & ©Nelis Courtesy of Maxim Winkelaar Architects & ©Nelis Courtesy of Maxim Winkelaar Architects & ©Nelis

Restaurant "Odessa" / YOD Design Lab

  • Architects: YOD Design Lab
  • Location: Chervonoarmiyska street, Kotsyubyns'ke, Kyivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
  • Creative Director: Volodymyr Nepyivoda
  • Art Director: Dmitriy Bonesko
  • Designer: Volodymyr Nepyivoda, Dmitriy Bonesko
  • Graphic Designer: Ilya Nepravda
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Andrey Avdeenko

© Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko © Andrey Avdeenko

AALON / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux

Business Premise / Ksg Architekten

  • Architects: Ksg Architekten
  • Location: Tegernseer Landstraße 64, 81541 Munich, Germany
  • Area: 6800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Yohan Zerdoun

© Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun © Yohan Zerdoun

Kings Park / Donaldson + Warn

  • Architects: Donaldson + Warn
  • Location: Kings Park, Australia
  • Project Director: Geoff Warn
  • Project Leader: Daniel Grinceri, Steven Postmus
  • Project Architect: Daniel Grinceri
  • Interior Architects/Designer: Jennifer Vos
  • Architectural Graduate: Talya Mossenson, Dean Ismail, Adam Reynolds
  • Assistants: Robert Hutchinson
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: D-Max Photography, Robert Frith

© D-Max Photography © D-Max Photography © D-Max Photography © D-Max Photography

Manor Doorn / Maxim Winkelaar + Bob Ronday

© Chiel de Nooyer
© Chiel de Nooyer
  • Architects: Maxim Winkelaar, Bob Ronday
  • Location: 3941 Doorn, The Netherlands
  • Design Team: Maxim Winkelaar, Bob Ronday and Jurgen van Denderen
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Chiel de Nooyer

© Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer © Chiel de Nooyer

Clifton Hill House / Nic Owen Architects

© Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter © Rhiannon Slatter

ONO Corporate Headquarters / ACXT Arquitectos

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Borja Aróstegui Chapa, Jose Luis Álvarez Teixeira, Ana Peigneux
  • Project Director: Ana Diaz González
  • Project Architects: Ana Diaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
  • Project Management: Ana Díaz González, Javier Álvarez de Tomás
  • Area: 13750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos

Courtesy of ACXT Arquitectos © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán © Miguel de Guzmán

Inside2013 Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the Inside2013 Competition, hosted by the Morpholio Project, have just been announced. The Competition emphasized the wealth of talent brimming from young designers, especially with respect to creative structures for communities. These winning entries, which publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening amongst today's emerging talent, take into consideration our increased use of technology and contribute ideas which are not so far off from being realized in the future. More images and information on the winners after the break.

MBO College North / Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur
  • Location: MBO College Noord, 13, 1022 LD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Area: 21000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Courtesy of Burton Hamfelt Architectuur

Biennial of the Americas 2013: Draft Urbanism

© Cristobal Palma
© Cristobal Palma

Colorado’s Biennial of the Americas has invited artists and architects from across the Americas to participate in the second edition of Draft Urbanism: a citywide exhibition that examines the evolving relationship we have with our cities. This year, four architects - plan:b arquitectos (Colombia), Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Chile), June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge&Chermayeff (New York/Berlin), and Alex Schweder (New York) - were commissioned to each design and build a large-scale installation that address site-specific urban challenges and key planning issues presently facing downtown Denver. 

With urban challenges ranging from Denver’s over abundance of surface parking lots to the effects of an 8-lane thoroughfare that splits the downtown core, these four installations aim to portray a deep understanding of the city’s history while proposing innovative ways in which art can address our urban future. 

Read on to learn about the installations and view a short film for each by Cristobal Palma