National Museum of Afghanistan / Line and Space

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Tucson, firm Line and Space recently shared with us their competition proposal for the new National Museum of Afghanistan developed over the summer of 2012. Inspired by the basin and range geology of Kabul and incredible archaeology, the design features architecture that is derived from Afghan soil by means of stone clad conical elements rising from the landscape that are evocative of an atypical approach to the standard museum typology.  Designed to provide a dramatic yet serene and secure place for visitors to learn about the country’s amazing and complex history, the various strategies employed by Line and Space offer up some interesting concepts that celebrate the incredible treasures housed within. More details after the break.

Tucson-based Architects Line and Space Wins 2011 AIA-Arizona Architectural Firm of the Year Award

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge – © Mike Torrey

Architecture firm Line and Space, has been selected as the 2011 Architectural Firm of the Year by the Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award recognizes a firm that has produced distinguished architecture for over ten years, has made significant contributions to the profession and the community, and has transcended local boundaries in making these contributions. Awarded by an out of state jury comprised of architects, the honor was given to Line and Space at the Institute’s Celebrate Architecture Awards Gala held in Phoenix on October 22.

AIAS FORUM 2011 To Be Held In Sunny Phoenix Arizona

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The annual AIAS FORUM meeting for 2011 will take a break from the snow of the past two years (2009 Minnesota, 2010 Toronto) and be held in sunny downtown Phoenix, FORUM is the annual meeting of the AIAS and the premier global gathering of architecture and design students. The conference provides students with the opportunity to learn about important issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet students, educators, and professionals with common interests, and to interact with some of today’s leading architects through keynote addresses, tours, workshops and seminars, last years FORUM was attended by over 1,000 young and ambitious architecture students and AIAS members. This years Keynote Speakers will be Jeffrey Inaba, founder of C-Lab and former project manager with Rem Koolhaas and OMA, Brad Lancaster, author of www.harvestingrainwater.com, and University of Californa, San Diego architect and professor Teddy Cruz.

JNC Sales Office & Community Arts Center / Line and Space, LLC

View from Entry Path © Yang Chaoying

Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Location: Xiamen, China
Project Team: Les Wallach, FAIA (Lead Designer), Bob Clements, , AP (Project Architect), Henry Tom, AIA, NCARB (Project Manager), Mike Anglin, RA, AP, John McColgin, Ray Jin AP, Emily Starace RA, AP
Project Area: 11,400 sqf
Project Year: August 2011
Photographs: Yang Chaoying, Line and Space, LLC

Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center / Line and Space

© Robert Reck

Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Location: , Nevada
Completion Date: 2011
Project Area: 52, 700SqFt
Client: US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
Contractor: Straub Construction
Structural Engineer: Holben, Martin, and White Consulting Structural Engineers
Civil Engineer: GLHN Architects and Engineers
Exhibit/Interpretive Consultant: Hilferty and Associates
Photography: Robert Reck, Henry Tom

   

University of Arizona Poetry Center / Line and Space

© Robert Reck

Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Location: Tucson,
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 18,000SqFt
Contractor: Diversified Design and Construction
Structural Engineer: Turner Structural Engineering
Civil Engineer: Presidio Engineering
MEP Engineer: Kelly, Wright, and Associates
Electrical Engineer: R.A. Alcala & Associates
Landscape Architect: Design Collaborations
Photography: Robert Reck, Henry Tom, Jared Logue

   

Cesar Chavez Library / Line and Space

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Architect: Line and Space, LLC
Location: Phoenix,
Project Year: 2008
Project Size: 25,000 SqFt
Client: City of Phoenix
Contractor: Linthicum Constructors Inc.
Structural Engineer: Caruso Turley Scott
Civil Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
MEP Engineer: Energy Systems Design
Landscape Architect: McGann and Associates
Photography: Bill Timmerman, Henry Tom