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Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake Chosen to Design New NYU Facility

As the culmination of a five-month selection process, New York University (NYU) has announced that Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake will be designing its major new facility along Mercer Street between Houston and Bleecker in New York. The facility's many uses will include classrooms, teaching spaces for performing arts, a state-of-the-art sports facility, and student and faculty housing. 

AIA California Council's 2012 Design Award Recipients

Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.
Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) has announced the 2012 Design Award Recipients. Since 1982, AIACC has recognized excellence in architecture and design through the AIACC Design Awards Program. An esteemed Design Awards jury has selected these award winners out of 300 submittals. Continue after the break to review the projects!

KieranTimberlake: Inquiry

We recently received KieranTimberlake’s newest book, Inquiry. Instead of listing one project after the next, as in most monographs, this book is organized around ten gerunds: bending, coupling, filtering, inserting, offsetting, outlining, overlapping, puncturing, reflecting, and tuning. This is a lovely and informative way to view their work. The reason behind the book’s organized is explained by Karl Wallick in the preface. Wallick writes, “Architecture is not exactly whole: we remember instances, elements, and details, but rarely are the experiences and sensations in architectural experience comprehensive. The context of what we do as architects is also fragmentary, even as it seeks to be resolved comprehensively. Rather than insisting on the totality of complete works, architecture might be better understood as an infinite matrix of detailed moments.”

Architecture City Guide: Charlotte

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Riction
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Riction

With the help from a few of our readers, our Architecture City Guide headed to Charlotte this week. By American standards Charlotte is an old city, but it has undergone a huge transformation in the last few decades with the influx of banking headquarters. It is now the second largest banking center in the United State and this is partly reflected in its growing skyline. We, with the help of our readers, have put together a list of 12 buildings worth seeing. There are plenty more that could have made the list so please add your favorites to the comment section below. The Architecture City Guide: Charlotte list and corresponding map after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella

Loblolly House / Kieran Timberlake

Built on Taylors’ Island, Kieran Timberlake‘s Loblolly House is nestled into a grove of loblolly pines and responds in an “environmentally ethical” way to its surroundings.   Lifted on skewed wooden pillars in order to rest lightly on the site, the residence seems to float amidst the trees and aims to put the focus on the natural environment, such as the sun, the trees and the Chesapeake Bay.   The video shares some of the thought process, assembly and construction process as well as the finished project.  We find the project extremely thoughtful and hope you enjoy the video!