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8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

14:10 - 6 April, 2017
8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected eight projects as recipients of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Founded to “encourage and recognize excellence in the architectural design of libraries,” the award draws attention to the changing role of libraries in society, and how exemplary community spaces can change to reflect the needs of their surrounding residents.

The eight winners of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are:

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Photographed by Brad Feinknopf

08:00 - 19 February, 2017

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After its opening in September last year, the now completed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture can be seen in full swing, thanks to this new photoset taken by photographer Brad Feinknopf. Designed by Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup JJR (a collaboration which included Perkins + Will's Phil Freelon, David Adjaye from Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroup JJR), the 420,000 square foot building houses numerous galleries and collections, as well as a theater. Maintaining a strong connection to America’s engrained African history and roots through its bronze filigree envelope, the museum asserts a subtle presence in the landscape, coexisting alongside the Washington Monument and National Museum of American History.

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TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

10:00 - 31 January, 2017
TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kerhonkson, NY 12446, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Marica McKeel, AIA
  • Area

    1260.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Little Big House / Robert Maschke Architects

17:00 - 6 January, 2017
Little Big House / Robert Maschke Architects, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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15 Details of Metal Structures and Facades for Residential Projects

09:00 - 23 November, 2016
15 Details of Metal Structures and Facades for Residential Projects

The use of steel in both the past and present is mainly associated with the success of grand industrial and civic structures. But due to the commercialization and standardization of steel profiles, its use in residential projects (thanks to its mechanical properties and fast installation) has resulted in complex and interesting solutions on a domestic scale.

Dive into these 15 construction details from residential projects that have made use of steel structures and cladding. 

Spotlight: Peter Eisenman

12:45 - 11 August, 2016
Spotlight: Peter Eisenman, Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/75905404@N00/3484952969/in/album-72157617424163114/'>Flickr user OZinOH</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/'>CC BY-NC 2.0</a>
Wexner Center for the Arts. Image © Flickr user OZinOH licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Whether built, written or drawn, the work of renowned architect, theorist and educator Peter Eisenman (born 11th August 1932) is characterized by Deconstructivism, with an interest in signs, symbols and the processes of making meaning always at the foreground. As such, Eisenman has been one of architecture's foremost theorists of recent decades; however he has also at times been a controversial figure in the architectural world, professing a disinterest in more pragmatic concerns such as environmental sustainability.

Arcadian Food & Drink / Robert Maschke Architects

12:00 - 10 August, 2016
Arcadian Food & Drink / Robert Maschke Architects, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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Lantern Ridge House / Studio MM Architect

13:00 - 19 March, 2016
Lantern Ridge House  / Studio MM Architect, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

09:30 - 18 December, 2015
4 Photographers Speak on the Role of Photoshop in Architecture

One of the most controversial stories to hit the architectural news last week was the revelation by Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune that one of the winners of the AIA Chicago chapter's Design Excellence Awards was given on the basis of an image in which unsightly elements of the building's design had been removed in Photoshop.

The "war on reality" (as one commenter ironically referred to it) is a topic that polarizes even the most level-headed people, with many arguing over the effect that such Photoshop trickery has on our perception of our world. However, with many people unaware of what goes on behind the scenes, we decided to reach out to some photographers for a candid look at exactly what role Photoshop has in the everyday processes of architectural photography, and where they draw the line regarding the ethical documentation of buildings. Read on to find out what they had to say.

Shokan House / Jay Bargmann

10:00 - 9 December, 2015
Shokan House / Jay Bargmann, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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Whitehall Library / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

14:00 - 20 November, 2015
Whitehall Library / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup

13:00 - 24 September, 2015
Columbus Museum of Art Expansion and Renovation / DesignGroup, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +20

East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates

11:00 - 29 June, 2015
East Regional Chilled Water Plant / Leers Weinzapfel Associates, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA
  • Principal

    Andrea P. Leers, FAIA,
  • Project Manager

    Joseph Raia, AIA, LEED
  • Designer

    Chien Hung-Yang, Juliet Chun
  • Area

    23163.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
Corporate Headquarters / Moody Nolan, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +31

AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman

01:00 - 17 October, 2014
AD Classics: Wexner Center for the Arts / Peter Eisenman, © Flickr user OZinOH
© Flickr user OZinOH

Before it was even completed, New York Times critic Paul Goldberger dubbed the Wexner Center for the Arts “The Museum That Theory Built.” [1] Given its architect, this epithet came as no surprise; Peter Eisenman, the museum’s designer, had spent the better part of his career distilling architectural form down to a theoretical science. It was with tremendous anticipation that this building, the first major public work of Eisenman’s career, opened in 1989. For some, it heralded a validation of deconstructivism and theory, while its problems provided ammunition for others who saw theory and practice as complimentary but ultimately divergent pursuits. The building’s popular reception has been equally mixed, but its influence and intrigue in the academic community is as pronounced and unmistakeable as the design itself.

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Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center / DesignGroup

01:00 - 29 August, 2014
Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park Nature Center / DesignGroup, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    1415 Darby Creek Drive, Galloway, OH 43119, United States
  • Designer

    Michael Bongiorno
  • Project Architect, Sustainability Manager

    William Keoni Fleming
  • Project Associate

    Joseph Mayer
  • Area

    14000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Horvitz Hall / GUND Partnership

01:00 - 20 November, 2013
 Horvitz Hall / GUND Partnership, © Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gambier, OH, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    GUND Partnership
  • Landscape Architect

    David Berarducci Landscape Architecture
  • Area

    41500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

WORLD PHOTO DAY: The 13 Architecture Photographers to Follow Now

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
WORLD PHOTO DAY: The 13 Architecture Photographers to Follow Now, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

In honor of World Photo Day, we've rounded up the 13 architectural photographers who have been impressing us most in 2013. From industry heavyweights, like Iwan Baan and Thomas Mayer, to relative new comers, such as Miguel de Guzmán and Fran Parente, these photographers have traveled the world, getting the architectural shots we only dream of. See all 13, after the break...

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura© Fernando Guerra Guggenheim Bilbao by Frank Gehry © Duccio Malagamba © Christian Richters Image from franparente's Instagram page. Image © franparente +13