Hydraspan Bridge Colony / Future Cities Lab

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To represent a “speculative proposal for the radical reuse and re-colonization of the bridge infrastructure,” California-based Future Cities Lab has developed the “Hydraspan Bridge Colony installation: a 40-foot long, quarter-scale model that foresees a dense and agriculturally rich community suspended below the  – Oakland Bay Bridge.

United Therapeutics Field House / Frank Harmon Architect

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Architects: Frank Harmon Architect
Location: , NC, USA
Project Team: Frank Harmon, FAIA, and Tika Hicks, Project Manager
Area: 5136.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Richard Leo Johnson

Fox Head / Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Architects: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Clive Wilkinson, Sam Farhang, Sasha Shumyatsky, Matt Moran, Chester Nielsen, Andrea Schoening, Mitsuhiro Komatsu, Annie Ritz, Meredith McDaniel
Area: 82000.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Benny Chan

Renzo Piano Pavilion at Kimbell Art Museum / Renzo Piano + Kendall/Heaton Associates

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Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Kendall/Heaton Associates
Location: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107, USA
Project Manager: Paratus Group
Area: 101130.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Laprelle, Robert Polidori

Hattiesburg House of Prayer / Suzane Reatig Architecture

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Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
Location: , MS, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alan Karchmer

Nassau Community College / Cannon Design

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Architects: Cannon Design
Location: , NY, USA
Project Designer: Ernesto Trindade, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager: Andreas Hausler, Associate AIA, LEED AP
Project Architects: Tamako Ito, Mecayla Burns, AIA, LEED AP
Area: 73,000 sqft
Photographs: Courtesy of Cannon Design

Surya: REX / Front’s 400-foot Solution for Dallas’ Disputed “Hot Spot”

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It’s been two year’s since the construction of the 42-story Museum Tower in . As many of you may recall, the luxury condo has been in dispute with the neighboring Nasher Sculpture Center over an intense “hot spot” caused by the tower’s highly reflective skin. Although Nasher has demanded that the Museum Tower cover its southwestern facade with an external louver system, thus blocking the glare from penetrating Nasher’s -designed cast aluminum sunscreen, the developers have refused to oblige due to a fear of jeopardizing the project’s profitability.

Negotiations have turned to squabbles and proposals have fallen on deaf ears. However, a team lead by REX and Front has been commissioned by the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund (DPFPF) – the Museum Tower’s developer – to explore a “third option,” one that would not require changing the construction of either Museum Tower or the Nasher. 

Federal Center South Building 1202 / ZGF Architects

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Architects: ZGF Architects
Location: , Washington, United States
Area: 209,000 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Benjamin Benschneider, Lara Swimmer

Sweetwater Spectrum Community / LMS Architects

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Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Design Team: Marsha Maytum, Bill Leddy, Christopher May, Gregg Novicoff, Vanna Whitney, Claudia Merzario, Andrew Hamblin
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Griffith

Ballard Aperture House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

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Architects: First Lamp Architecture and Construction
Location: , WA, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Taylor Callaway

Tom Bradley International Terminal / Fentress Architects

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Architects: Fentress Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 850,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Fentress Architects, Jason A. Knowles

Coral Gables Residence / Touzet Studio

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Architects: Touzet Studio
Location: , FL, USA
Millwork: Frohbose & Beers
Area: 6,091 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robin Hill

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center / WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/ Landscape/ Urbanism

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Architects: WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism
Location: , NY 11225, USA
Site Design:
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Civil And Structural Engineers: Civil and Structural Engineers
Lighting: Brandston Partnership
Landscape Contractor: Kelco
General Contractor: EWHowell
Contractors Construction Manager: LiRO
Year: 2013
Photographs: Aaron Booher

Southern Regional / Sorg Architects

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Architects: Sorg Architects
Location: , Maryland, United States
Area: 40000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Benson, Anice Hoachlander

Berkshire Pond House / David Jay Weiner

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Architects: David Jay Weiner
Location: , Massachusetts, United States
Area: 5000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tony Morgan

AD Classics: The Crystal Cathedral / Philip Johnson

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The Crystal Cathedral was designed as a religious theater of sorts, acting as both television studio and stage to a congregation of 3,000. It was commissioned by renowned televangelist Robert Schuller and completed in 1980 near , California. Philip Johnson and John Burgee devised the glass enclosure in response to Schuller’s request that the church be open to the “sky and the surrounding world.” 

Badger Mountain House / First Lamp Architecture and Construction

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Architects: First Lamp Architecture and Construction
Location: , WA, 
Interior Design: Mandy Callaway Interiors
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steve Keating

Izzy’s Ice Cream Kitchen & Retail Shop / Salmela Architect

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Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: 1100 South 2nd Street, , MN 55415, USA
Architect In Charge: David Salmela
Design Team: David Salmela, Malini Srivastava, David Getty, Stephanie Getty.
Project Architect: Malini Srivastava
Area: 7500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Crosby