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Bay Area Metro Center / Perkins+Will

17:00 - 16 August, 2017
Bay Area Metro Center / Perkins+Will, © Blake Marvin Photography
© Blake Marvin Photography

Studio Dental / Montalba Architects

15:00 - 3 August, 2017
Studio Dental / Montalba Architects, © Kevin Scott
© Kevin Scott

© Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott © Kevin Scott +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    David Montalba
  • Area

    1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Engineers Have a Solution for San Francisco's Sinking Millennium Tower

16:00 - 28 July, 2017
Engineers Have a Solution for San Francisco's Sinking Millennium Tower, Image via Wikimedia. Photo by Wikimedia user Hydrogen Iodide in public domain.
Image via Wikimedia. Photo by Wikimedia user Hydrogen Iodide in public domain.

As reports have emerged that San Francisco’s infamous sinking skyscraper, the Millennium Tower, is continuing to settle downward, engineers from LERA and DeSimone Consulting have unveiled a potential fix for the building’s woes.

Since construction began in 2005, the 58-story luxury condominium tower has sank approximately 17 inches downward and while leaning 14 inches to the North. And according to a new report from Arup Ground, the issue doesn’t appear to be resolving itself anytime soon: in the past 7 months alone, the building has sunk an additional inch and tilted a further two inches, causing cracking in the building to worsen.

Triggered to action, developer Millennium Partners brought in LERA and DeSimone to devise a solution that would return the building to its original siting and secure it against sinking, all while allowing the building to continue operating through the repair process.

Mountain Lake Park Playground / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

20:00 - 25 July, 2017
Mountain Lake Park Playground / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Principal

    Gregory Mottola, FAIA
  • Project Manager

    Aaron Gomez, AIA
  • Area

    22000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

09:30 - 3 July, 2017
The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

As anyone who has recently attempted apartment-hunting in a major urban area will know, reasonably-priced housing can be difficult to come by for many and salaries don’t always seem to match the cost of living. This gap is contributing to housing crises in developed and developing countries worldwide. People are simply being priced out of cities, where housing has become a commodity instead of a basic human right. Financial speculation and states’ support of financial markets in a way that makes housing unaffordable has created an unsustainable global housing crisis. 

Earlier this year the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released for 2017, revealing that the number of “severely unaffordable” major housing markets rose from 26 to 29 this year; the problem is getting worse. The study evaluates 406 metropolitan housing markets in nine of the world's major economies and uses the “median multiple” approach to determine affordability. By dividing the median house price by the median household income of an area, this method is meant to be a summary of “middle-income housing affordability.”

A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

15:00 - 26 June, 2017
A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +14

29th Street Residence / Schwartz and Architecture

13:00 - 25 June, 2017
29th Street Residence / Schwartz and Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +28

Noe Valley House / designpad architecture

17:00 - 23 June, 2017
Noe Valley House / designpad architecture, © Adam Rouse
© Adam Rouse

© Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse © Adam Rouse +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Patrick Perez
  • Area

    3046.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Boeddeker Park / WRNS Studio

13:00 - 23 June, 2017
Boeddeker Park  / WRNS Studio, © Matthew Milman
© Matthew Milman

© Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman © Matthew Milman +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park, 246 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    WRNS Studio
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Switchback House / Edmonds + Lee Architects

17:00 - 20 June, 2017
Switchback House / Edmonds + Lee Architects, Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects
Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects

Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects Courtesy of Edmonds + Lee Architects +33

Stood in Splendid Isolation, Questions Are Raised About Apple's Cupertino Campus

10:15 - 12 June, 2017
Stood in Splendid Isolation, Questions Are Raised About Apple's Cupertino Campus, © Apple
© Apple

The "Spaceship" has landed and the dust, it appears, is starting to settle. In an article by Adam Rogers, which follows Wired's exclusive breakdown of the new Apple Campus in Cupertino, Californiaa convincing case is put forward against its design and wider masterplan. "You can’t understand a building without looking at what’s around it," Rogers argues – and most, including its architects, Foster+Partners, would surely be inclined to agree.

Whether you call it the Ring (too JRR Tolkien), the Death Star (too George Lucas), or the Spaceship (too Buckminster Fuller), something has alighted in Cupertino. And no one could possibly question the elegance of its design and architecture. This building is $5 billion and 2.8 million square feet of Steve Jobsian-Jony Ivesian-Norman Fosterian genius.

13 Buildings That Have Aged Magnificently

09:30 - 5 June, 2017
13 Buildings That Have Aged Magnificently

Humanity always cherishes great works of art that stand the test of time. This June, for example, marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ psychedelic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s dystopian Ok Computer. These psychologically satisfying birthdays have generated serious appreciation and nostalgia. Similarly, we also love to praise the longevity of innovative architecture. The AIA bestows an annual “Twenty-five Year Award” to acknowledge projects that have "stood the test of time” and “exemplify design of enduring significance.” But one project a year seems stingy. Below are 15 modern classics which, though not always given the easiest start in life, we’ve come to adore:

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/leandrociuffo/3665886505'>Flickr user Leandro Neumann Ciuffo</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/aseles/6149740236'>Flickr user Andrew Seles</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-ND 2.0</a> © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/g_firkser/6233067891'>Flickr user Gavin Firkser</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY 2.0</a> © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bank-of-china_clean-img-sma.jpg'>Wikimedia user LERA Engineering</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> +14

Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects

17:00 - 24 May, 2017
Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Paulett Taggart, Roselie Enriquez Ledda, Chenglong Tsai
  • Area

    67800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

"See You in Court!": 9 of Architecture’s Nastiest Lawsuits

09:30 - 8 May, 2017
© <a href=‘https://www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/16868722144/'>Flickr user diversey</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-2.0</a>
© Flickr user diversey licensed under CC BY-2.0

What did Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry get when he designed the Stata Center, an exuberantly whimsical academic complex for MIT? A very large check, plus a major lawsuit, alleging negligence and breach of contract due to rampant leaks, mold, cracks, drainage problems and sliding ice. Sometimes the most inspired designs can go awry. And when they do, some clients lawyer up. Here are 9 fascinating examples.

Experience Cities From Above With Crystal Clear Drone Videos

08:00 - 2 May, 2017

With rapid advancements in technology and crystal clear imagery, drones have allowed us to experience our cities and landscapes from unimaginable vantage points and perspectives. In its series of videos, YouTube channel Mingomatic uses drones to capture the sights and scenes of predominantly American cities and various locations from above, offering glimpses of skylines, oceans, highways and terrains (and seals!). Check out the 10 videos below for some spectacular views, and find Mingomatic’s full selection, here.

Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture

09:00 - 24 April, 2017
Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto, Sean Canty, Matthew Kendall, Pierre Barral
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Form4 Architecture Wins 2017 American Prize for Architecture

06:00 - 21 April, 2017
Form4 Architecture Wins 2017 American Prize for Architecture, Courtesy of Form4 Architecture
Courtesy of Form4 Architecture

San Francisco-based Form4 Architecture have won the 2017 American Prize for Architecture, by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Also known as The Louis H. Sullivan Award, the prize is awarded to outstanding practitioners in the United States that have “emblazoned a new direction in the history of American architecture” and “demonstrated consistent contributions to humanity through the built environment and the art of architecture."

These may well be the ultimate, true romantic architects, said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President of The Chicago Athenaeum. Form4 Architecture’s design philosophy conveys a ‘vision of the future’ and all the artistic possibilities of imagination, emotional meaning, and lyrical expressionism for a consequentially better and more enlightened world around us.

Courtesy of Form4 Architecture Courtesy of Form4 Architecture Courtesy of Form4 Architecture Courtesy of Form4 Architecture +17

Aesop Jackson Square / Tacklebox Architecture

20:00 - 31 March, 2017
 Aesop Jackson Square / Tacklebox Architecture, Courtesy of Aesop
Courtesy of Aesop

Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeremy Barbour
  • Area

    1200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016