Sou Fujimoto Designs “Structural Waterfall” for Miami

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The Design District, an 18 square-block neighborhood between ’s downtown and South Beach, has announced that the facade of its new mixed-use retail building will be designed by Sou Fujimoto. The two-floor, 17,000 square foot structure, which will feature “an elongated series of glass fins extending from the rooftop down to the open courtyard,” will create unique pedestrian arcades covered by a “structural waterfall.”

The Miami Design District, owned by Miami Design District Associates, aims to combine commerce with high-quality design, fashion, art and architecture, and has chosen Fujimoto on the merit of his past award-winning works, from House N in Tokyo, to the Musashino Art University & Library, to – most recently – his design of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.

Philip Johnson’s Crystal Cathedral Born Again

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Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been selected to transform Philip Johnson’s 1981 Crystal Cathedral, originally a Protestant mega-church, to make it more in keeping with its new, Catholic identity.

The Cathedral, which had filed for bankruptcy in October 2010, was bought in early 2012 by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Earlier this month, the architects were chosen for the renovation:  will focus on the interior, while will oversee the masterplan of its 34-acre campus.

Lakehouse Residence / Max Strang Architecture

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Architects: Max Strang Architecture
Location: Winter Haven, Florida,
Area: 4,500 sqft
Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Warchol, Calder Wilson, Courtesy of Max Strang Architecture

Play Perch / Syracuse University

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Architects: Syracuse University School of Architecture
Location: East Genesee St, Syracuse NY
Architect In Charge: faculty members Larry Bowne and Sinéad Mac Namara
Student Designers: Ford Bostwick, John Cardone, Jeffery Cheung, George Guarino, Zachary Harwin, Christina Hoover, Brian Luce, Sean Morgan, Sally Morrow, Doug Moskowitz, Steven O’Hara, Michael Palmer, Michaelle Williams, Mark Zlotsky, Ben Anderson-Nelson, Tom Arleo, Jessica Borri, Gabriel Boyajian, Charles Brock, John Coleman, Mark Hernandez, Tyler Holdren, Dong Min Shin, Winnie Tu, Emily Wutz, Sherina Zheng, Daniel Hopkins
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Syracuse University

Strickland-Ferris Residence / Frank Harmon Architect

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Architects: Frank Harmon Architect
Location: , NC,
Year: 2008
Photographs: Tim Hursley, Jeffery Jacobs

Tred Avon River House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

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Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
Location: , , USA
Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
Contractor: Peterson & Collins
Interior Designer: Baron Gurney Interiors
Year: 2012
Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie

TP-H Residence / Jermyn Manthripragada

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Architects: Jermyn Manthripragada
Location: , California,
Design Team: Alex Jermyn, Ajay Manthripragada
Area: 1100.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lucas Fladzinski

New York Library / TEN Arquitectos

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Architects: TEN Arquitectos
Location: Nueva York,
Architect In Charge: Enrique Norten
Proyect Year: 2013
Photographs: Cortesia de TEN Arquitectos

In a neighborhood of high-end retail and luxury residences, this new branch library will fulfill a much needed role as a public space and touchstone for the local community and visiting tourists across from the Museum of Modern Art.  Despite the library’s site being predominantly below grade and set at the base of a new 40-story hotel, this design proposal transforms the dark, subterranean space into an inviting, open and light-filled civic landscape in the heart of Manhattan.

Station Center Family Housing / David Baker + Partners Architects

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Architects: David Baker + Partners Architects
Location: Union City, California,
Developer: MidPen Housing Corp
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Guest House / SMNG-A Architects

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Architects: SMNG-A Architects
Location: , Michigan, USA
Area: 448 sqft
Year: 2012
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Mod Cott / Mell Lawrence Architects

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Architects: Mell Lawrence Architects
Location: Lake Buchanan, Texas,
Project Team: Mell Lawrence FAIA, Scott Smith, François Levy, Krista Whitson, & Mark Winford
Area: 1400.0 ft2
Year: 2008
Photographs: Mell Lawrence Architects, Jacob Termansen

Red Bull Music Academy New York / INABA

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Architects: INABA
Location: New York,
Principal In Charge: Jeffrey Inaba
Inaba Project Architect: Ostap Rudakevych
Inaba Project Team: Yoichiro Mizuno, Alan Kwan, Sean Connolly, Steven Tsai, Shuning Zhao, Allyn Hughes, Stephanie Lee, Richard Yoo
Architect Of Record: SLAB Architecture
Area: 38200.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Greg Irikura

Won Dharma Center / hanrahanMeyers architects

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Architects: hanrahanMeyers architects
Location: , New York,
Area: 28,000 sqft
Photographs: Michael Moran / ottoarchive.com

John and Frances Angelos Law Center / Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross

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Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Ayers Saint Gross
Location: 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Client: University of Baltimore
Gross Area: 18.0123 m2 / 194.000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Behnisch Architekten

Gros Ventre Residence / Stephen Dynia Architects

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Architects: Stephen Dynia Architects
Location: , Wyoming,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Stephen Dynia Architects

Bridge-Studio / hanrahanMeyers architects

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Architects: hanrahanMeyers architects
Location: Easton, PA,
Area: 1,200 sqft
Photographs: Courtesy of hanrahanMeyers architects

Yingst Retreat / Salmela Architect

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Architects: David Salmela Architect
Location: , , USA
Architect In Charge: David Salmela
Area: 4,000 sqft
Year: 2008
Photographs: Undine Prohl, Peter Kerze, Paul Crosby

San Juan Cliffside / Prentiss Architects

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Architects: Prentiss Architects
Location: , WA, USA
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jay Goodrich