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Green Woods House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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Ocean Deck House / Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas

The celebrated architect Remment (Rem) Koolhaas, the 2000 Pritzker Prize laureate and curator of the 2014 Venice Biennale, began his architectural education at the Architectural Association in London in 1968, eventually founding OMA (Office of Metropolitan Architecture) with one of his former professors, Elia Zenghelis (along with Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp).

And the Best US Architecture Schools for 2015 Are…

DesignIntelligence has released their 2015 rankings of the Best US Architecture Schools for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Over 1,400 professional practice organizations were surveyed and asked to respond to the question: “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?” In addition, more than 3,800 architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and industrial design students were also surveyed about their education, in data presented separately from the rankings.

However, perhaps more enlightening than the ranking itself are the firms' responses to several additional issues raised in the report.  For example, 54.6% of the firms surveyed selected sustainability and climate change as the professions’ biggest concern, while maintaining design quality was a close second.  Firms also provided insights on the most important qualities of new graduates entering the workplace, with an overwhelming 70.1% selecting attitude/personality as the most important attribute. 

Read on after the break for the Top 10 undergraduate and graduate programs.

Sayres House & Hanging Gardens / Maziar Behrooz Architecture

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Six Essential Materials & The Architects That Love Them

In case you missed it, we’re re-publishing this popular post for your material pleasure. Enjoy!

To celebrate the recent launch of our US product catalog, ArchDaily Materials, we've coupled six iconic architects with what we deem to be their favourite or most frequently used material. From Oscar Neimeyer's sinuous use of concrete to Kengo Kuma's innovative use of wood, which materials define some of the world's best known architects?

Spotlight: Frank Gehry

Born in 1929, internationally acclaimed architect Frank Gehry has been headlining architectural news platforms since he established his Los Angeles practice in 1962 and remodeled his home in Santa Monica. Notorious for his expressive use of form (and its sometimes inflationary effect on project budgets), Gehry is best known for the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, which fellow architect Philip Johnson once dubbed “the greatest building of our time.”

Willow Theater / Tim Lai Architect + Brad Steinmetz Stage Design

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WSU Enrollment Services Center / Robert Maschke Architects

  • Architects: Robert Maschke Architects
  • Location: Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • Project Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Matthew Lindsay
  • Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Environmental Design Group
  • Structural Engineer: I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Mechanical / Electrical Engineer: Denk Associates, Inc.
  • Plumbing Engineers: Pardo Consultants, Inc.
  • Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Matthew Carbone

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New PBS Architecture Series Features 'Cool Spaces!'

In an age where almost every conceivable subject has spawned its own reality series - be it Dancing On Ice or Hillbilly-Hand-Fishing - PBS's new show, Cool Spaces!, aims to stimulate the public's curiosity by engaging us in the story behind some of North America's most interesting public buildings. The AIA sponsored show, which is hosted by Boston-based architect Stephen Chungdeparts from usual architecture-related television shows, which tend to focus on makeovers of private homes. Not only will this show look at public buildings, but it will also examine the people who's lives it has affected, the places that have shaped it, and the mind of the architect who brought all of these things together to design it.

Read more about the series and see a sneak preview after the break...

Ocean Guest House / Stelle Architects

  • Architects: Stelle Architects
  • Location: Bridgehampton, NY, USA
  • Architect: Stelle Architects
  • Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Viola Rouhani, Greg Tietjen, Esra Unaldi, Jonathan Subject
  • Interior Design: Eleanor Donnelly, Stelle Architects
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Matthew Carbone

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YN-13 / Morris Sato Studio

  • Architects: Morris Sato Studio
  • Location: Shelter Island, New York, USA
  • Design Principals: Michael Morris & Yoshiko Sato
  • Project Architect: Jorge Salgado
  • Project Team: Stephan Hausheer, Ricardo Areias
  • General Contractor: Legacy Homes, Inc.
  • Photographs: Matthew Carbone, Courtesy of Morris Sato Studio

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