Audrey Apartments / Carr Design Group

17:00 - 28 August, 2015
© Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

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Kew House / Piercy&Company

05:00 - 8 July, 2015
© Jack Hobhouse
© Jack Hobhouse

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Bow House / Edwards Moore

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
© Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

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VCU Breaks Ground on Steven Holl's Institute of Contemporary Art

00:00 - 6 June, 2014
View of the ICA from the corner of Broad and Belvidere Streets. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
View of the ICA from the corner of Broad and Belvidere Streets. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground this week on the Markel Center, the building that will house VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Institute is sited at a busy intersection at the edge of the Richmond campus, and will serve as a gateway between city and university. Inspired by the metaphysical idea of multiple timelines occurring simultaneously, the building will have four galleries which can host individual exhibitions at the same time, or link up to host a single, unified show.

Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron / Marks Barfield Architects

01:00 - 1 May, 2014
© Peter Durant
© Peter Durant

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The Maze Apartments / CHT Architects

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
© Christine Francis
© Christine Francis
  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond VIC, Australia
  • Design director

    Ivan Turcinov
  • Project director

    David Carabott
  • Project architect

    Chivonne Hollis
  • Project leader

    Nathan Byron
  • Architect

    Johan Hermijanto, Ilana Freadman
  • Interior designer

    Chantelle Balliro, Adele Bates
  • Documenter

    Darius Tanujoyo
  • Developer

    Carta Group
  • Building surveyor

    Reddo Building Surveyors
  • Structural engineer

    The O’Neill Group
  • Services engineer

    The O’Neill Group
  • Fire engineer

    RawFire
  • Acoustic engineer

    Acoustic Logic
  • Construction manager

    Adam Wulff
  • Builder/contractor

    Momentum Pty Ltd
  • Area

    4356.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +21

Richmond Firehall No.2 / HCMA

01:00 - 24 June, 2013
Courtesy of HCMA
Courtesy of HCMA

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North Fitzroy House /

01:00 - 18 February, 2013
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

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Hue Apartments / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

01:00 - 28 January, 2013
© John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lord Street, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
  • Design Team

    Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan, Michael Stelluto, Veryan Curnow, Nick James, Huan Trinh
  • Area

    884.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    John Gollings

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Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

01:00 - 2 October, 2012
© Billy Hustace
© Billy Hustace

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Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Cotemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery

19:00 - 26 April, 2012
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects have just unveiled Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art. With an inviting sense of openness, the building will form a gateway into the University, linking the city of Richmond to the campus. A dynamic architectural promenade will connect the building’s most important spaces, engaging visitors in a variety of changing perspectives. Flexible spaces throughout the building will be capable of accommodating a vast assortment of exhibitions and performances.

Continue after the break for more images and the architect’s project description.

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VCU Adcenter (Brandcenter) / Clive Wilkinson Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2011
© VCU Creative Services,  Allen T. Jones
© VCU Creative Services, Allen T. Jones
  • Architects

  • Location

    Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Executive Architect

    Baskervill
  • Landscape Architect

    Higgins and Gerstenmaier
  • Historic Architect

    Sadler Whitehead
  • Structural Engineer

    Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman and Vaughan
  • Civil Engineer

    Draper Aden
  • Lighting/Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer

    Baskervill
  • Client

    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • General Contractor

    Kjellstrom and Lee
  • Fabric Structure

    J. Miller Canvas
  • Millwork

    Karn Custom Woodwork
  • Area

    32000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    VCU Creative Services, Allen T. Jones

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Update: Covington Farmers Market / design/buildLAB

10:00 - 22 October, 2011
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto
© Jeff Goldberg/Esto

For those of you that enjoyed our post on the Covington Farmers Market you might enjoy visiting an exhibition that features Jeff Goldberg’s images and the students’ bass wood models of the project at The Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond, Virginia. The exhibition, ”Design 2011: A Retrospective of Winning Work”, will be held from October 20, 2011 – January 8, 2012.

Additionally, design/buildLAB  has been invited to give a lecture to coincide with the exhibit. The lecture, ”Teaching Practice”,  will be held at the Richmond Convention Center on Thursday November 3rd from 10:45-12:15. For more information visit:  http://www.virginiaarchitecture.org/ae_index.html

More images of the project after the break.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Rick Mather + SMBW

01:00 - 16 August, 2011
© Bilyana Dimitrova Photography
© Bilyana Dimitrova Photography

© Tippy Tippens © Bilyana Dimitrova Photography © Bilyana Dimitrova Photography © Rick Mather Architects +15

Steven Holl Architects to Design an Art Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University

09:02 - 26 May, 2011
Nanjing Sifang Art Museum by Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan
Nanjing Sifang Art Museum by Steven Holl Architects © Iwan Baan

Steven Holl Architects were approved last week by the board of visitors’ finance committee to design a $19.3 million gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia.

An existing surface parking lot on the east side of VCU’s campus will be transformed into the 32,000 sqf arts institute.  This will provide an opportunity to create a distinctive entrance into the campus from Broad and Belvidere streets.  The program for the  new gallery includes space for traveling exhibits and student exhibits, archival study area, offices, and an auditorium.

Architecture City Guide: Richmond

10:27 - 6 April, 2011
© Patrick Hummel
© Patrick Hummel

This week our Architecture City Guide heads to Richmond, Virginia. Admittedly, it was Richmond’s pair of Cinderellas in this year’s NCAA Tournament that first caught our attention. However, with our interest peaked, we spent the last week exploring its architecture and found much to be admired. Richmond is by far the smallest city we have featured; with only 200,000 residents, the next closest on our list is twice its size. Architecturally, this Cinderella city can compete in her own way with the architectural powerhouses we have previously featured. Richmond’s architectural appeal comes from the city’s ability to keep its rich historic fabric intact while experimenting with new modes of design. While the city strongly embraces the gritty manufacturing buildings of its past, Richmond has resisted the imitation trap and has promoted modern interpretations of the older forms and materials. The majority of the buildings we chose to feature are emblematic of Richmond architecture, rehab/addition projects. We couldn’t possibly fit all our favorites in our list of twelve, so please take a look and add ones that visitors should not miss in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Richmond list and corresponding map after the break!

PizzaExpress / Ab Rogers Design

01:00 - 29 March, 2011
Courtesy of Ab Rogers Design
Courtesy of Ab Rogers Design
  • Architects

  • Location

    Red Lion Street, Richmond, Greater London TW9 1RW, UK
  • Architect

    Ab Rogers Design, in collaboration with DA. Studio
  • Mural Artist

    Enzo Apicella
  • Lighting Consultant

    Liminaires
  • Project Management

    The Richard Greenwood Partnership
  • Branding And Graphic Design

    Graphic Thought Facility
  • Acoustic Consultant

    Sergio Luzzi, Vie En.Ro.Se
  • Av And Interactive Consultant

    Dominic Robson
  • Principle Contractor

    Atlas
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Ab Rogers Design

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Ford Assembly Building / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

01:00 - 15 February, 2011
© Billy Hustace Photography
© Billy Hustace Photography

© Billy Hustace Photography © Anna Finke © Billy Hustace Photography © Alex Vertikoff Photography +15