Perez Art Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

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Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Pérez Art Museum , 1103 Biscayne Boulevard, , FL, USA
Partners In Charge: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Christine Binswanger
Associate: Charles Stone
Area: 11,125 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Iwan Baan, Arcophotos, Daniel Azoulay, Oriol Tarridas

Jesuit Community Center at Fairfield University / Gray Organschi Architecture

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Architects: Gray Organschi Architecture
Location: , CT, USA
Area: 20000.0 ft2
Year: 2009
Photographs: Robert Benson Photography

Jade Residence / E/L Studio

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Architects: E/L Studio
Location: , NJ 08260, USA
Area: 3300.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pepper Watkins

Lancaster Campus of History / Centerbrook Architects and Planners

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Architects: Centerbrook Architects and Planners
Location: , PA, USA
Architects In Charge: Mark Simon, FAIA
Area: 33,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Aaron/Esto Photographics

Low/Rise House / Spiegel Aihara Workshop

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Architects: Spiegel Aihara Workshop
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Dan Spiegel
Area: 4500.0 ft2
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

AD Classics: Kresge Auditorium / Eero Saarinen and Associates

Kresge Auditorium at MIT, , Massachusetts © Jorge Salcedo / Shutterstock

Kresge Auditorium, designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen, was an experiment in architectural form and construction befitting the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s focus on technology and innovation. This feat of sculptural engineering serves as a meeting house and is part of the cultural, social, and spiritual core of MIT’s campus. Kresge Auditorium is one of Saarinen’s numerous daring, egalitarian designs that captured the optimistic zeitgeist of Post-war America.

Two Bear Retreat / Edward M. Doyle

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Architects: Edward M. Doyle
Location: Two Bear Lake, , WI, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Edward M. Doyle, Don Wong, Bill Baxley

A Vertical City for Suburban Detroit Places in eVolo Skyscraper Competition

© Daniel Markiewicz & Mark Talbot

CAR and SHELL or Marinetti’s Monster, recently awarded second place in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, asks pertinent questions about an “insatiable” desire for growth in urban centres. Based on the premise that we “can no longer stand idly by and watch our cities consume themselves with an anxious need for expansion”, Daniel Markiewicz and Mark Talbot’s proposal seeks to demonstrate what a “city in the sky” could look like in suburban DetroitThe project is conceived as a vertical neighbourhood, or ”a rich vertical urban fabric.” Three main grids (streets, pedestrian pathways, and structure) are intertwined to create a box-shaped wireframe to which traditional/contemporary houses and other diverse programs (such as recreational and commercial areas) can be plugged in.

AD Classics: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute / Philip Johnson

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The Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is a Modern masterpiece and revolutionary precedent of American museum design.  Located in Utica, New York, it was the first of many influential cultural facilities designed by Philip Johnson.  Also known as the Museum of Art, the structure represents a stylistic turning point in Johnson’s career, marking the end of his loyalty to the International Style and the beginning of his experimentation with Neo-Classicism.

Emerson College Los Angeles / Morphosis Architects

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Architects: Morphosis Architects
Location: 5960 Sunset Boulevard, , CA 90028, USA
Design Director: Thom Mayne
Project Principal & Manager: Kim Groves
Lead Project Designer: Chandler Ahrens
Project Architect: Aaron Ragan
Area: 107400.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Hain Celestial / A+I

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Architects: A+I
Location: 1111 Marcus Avenue, , NY 11042, USA
Architect In Charge: Brad Zizmor, Dag Folger
Design Team: Sommer Schauer, Eliane Maillot, Phil Ward, Laura Sinn, Alan Calixto
Area: 0.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Magda Biernat-Webster

John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center – Phase II / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , MD, USA
Area: 320,000 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alain Jaramillo

Henry W Bloch Executive Hall at University / BNIM + Moore Ruble Yudell

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Architects: BNIM , Moore Ruble Yudell
Location: , MO, USA
Area: 68,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: James Ewing

Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine / Little

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Architects: Little
Location: , NC 27546, USA
Area: 96500.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mark Herboth

Courtyard House / DeForest Architects

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Architects: DeForest Architects
Location: , WA, USA
Area: 4600.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider

SXSW Features Parametric Vault Designed by OTA+ and UT Students

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If you made it to South By Southwest (SXSW) in this year there is a good chance you were drawn to this 11-foot, steel vaulting structure known as Caret 6. Designed by principle Kory Bieg and his 2013 design-build studio from the University of Texas’ (UT) Austin School of Architecture, the CNC-fabricated structure was originally conceived to exhibit the prototypes and winning project from the TEX-FAB’s 2013 SKIN Competition before being reassembled as part of the Next Stage and Renegade Craft Fair at the annual interactive, music, and film festival. Grounded by a central catenary vault, the diamond-celled structure supports two cantilevering arms and a third cascading vault that forms a base for showcasing exhibition content. 

More information from the design team, after the break…

Park Passive House / NK Architects

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Architects: NK Architects
Location: Madison Park, , WA, USA
Area: 2,710 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aaron Leitz

Arquitectonica Proposes Beckham’s MLS Stadium for Port of Miami

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Miami-based Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture have unveiled preliminary details for a 25,000-seat, open-air Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium at the Port of Miami. One of 30 locations currently being reviewed as a potential site, the downtown location could serve as the home for David Beckham’s MLS expansion team as early as 2018.