Architect Offers to Buy Paul Rudolph’s Endangered Government Center

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Paul Rudolph’s threatened Orange County Government Center has new hope. According to a report by Architectural Record, New York City architect Gene Kaufman has offered to purchase the building and transform it into artist studios, though under one condition: Kaufman’s practice Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman must be commissioned to design the city’s new government building adjacent to the brutalist landmark. This news comes a week after an 18-3 vote secured plans to restore a portion of Rudolph’s building and return it to its former use. 

Far Pond / Bates Masi Architects

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Architects: Bates Masi Architects
Location: , NY, USA
Design: Bates Masi Architects
Area: 3,100 sqft
Photographs: Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects

Bushwick Inlet Park / Kiss + Cathcart

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Architects: Kiss + Cathcart
Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Area: 13,300 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Warchol

Broadway Housing / Kevin Daly Architects

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Architects: Kevin Daly Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Design Team: Kevin Daly (principal-in-charge), Tom Perkins (project manager) Kody Kellogg, Jason Pytko, Gretchen Stoecker, RA, Jared Ward, RA
Area: 33,225 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Ace Hotel Downtown LA / Commune Design

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Architects: Commune Design
Location: 929 South Broadway, , CA 90015, USA
Rooms : 180
Year: 2014
Photographs: Spencer Lowell, Courtesy of

Adobe 410 Townsend / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

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Architects: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Location: 410 Townsend Street, , CA 94107, USA
Design Team: Louis Ray, William Turner, Matt Gamache, Surili Ranpuria, Audrey Bauer, Lacey Engelke, Stephen Killion
Area: 44000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Wakely

Principal Riverwalk Hub Spot / Substance Architecture

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Architects: Substance Architecture
Location: , IA, USA
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Crosby

Dee Residence / o2 Architecture

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Architects: o2 Architecture
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 4000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lance Gerber

Machine in a Box / Luce Et Studio

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Architects: Luce Et Studio
Location: 9800 Campus Point Drive, , CA 92121, USA
Architect In Charge: Jennifer Luce Principal
Design Team: Jennifer Luce, Ann Worth, Adam Grove
Area: 5000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul Rivera

Wilson Architects Tapped to Design MIT Hub for Nanoscale Research

MIT.nano and the courtyard looking northeast from Building 4. Image © Wilson Architects Inc.

Boston-based practice Wilson Architects has been commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design a state-of-the-art research hub for nanoscience and nanotechnology: MIT.nano. Centrally located at the heart of MIT, the new glass-encased, four-story structure will house two floors of high-performance cleanrooms, as well as imaging and prototyping facilities that are all designed to foster innovation through cross-discipline collaboration. 

Presidio Trust Enlists 5 to Envision New Schemes for Crissy Field

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San Francisco’s Presidio Trust isn’t giving up. After rejecting three shortlisted schemes earlier this year that envisioned a “cultural institution of distinction” for the underdeveloped , the Trust has now invited five new teams to envision “kid-friendly” plans for a 13 acre portion of the site.

The five teams, which include , Olson Kundig Architects and Snøhetta, are expected to present their ideas publicly in just three months. A winner will not be selected, though each team will receive $25,000 for their efforts. However, the Trust will be inclined to work with one of the teams should their concepts “dazzle” the audience.

A complete list of the five teams and more project information, after the break…

Northwest Missouri State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Gould Evans

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Architects: Gould Evans
Location: 1402 North College Drive, , MO, USA
Area: 46,000 sqft
Year: 2009
Photographs: Michael Spillers , Darren Whitley

Koosmann Residence / Salmela Architect

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Architects: Salmela Architect
Location: , USA
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Crosby

Dart Central Station / Substance Architecture

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Architects: Substance Architecture
Location: , IA, USA
Area: 22000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Paul Crosby

Manifold House / ANX

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Architects: ANX
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Aaron Neubert
Area: 7500.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of ANX, Scott Rhea

Zerafa Studio Designs Memorial for Orange County Crime Victims

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Manhattan-based Zerafa Architecture Studio has been announced as winner of a competition to design a monument to Orange County’s crime victims. Placed between two natural mounds on axis with Irvine’s Mason Regional Park office, the winning scheme carves a subtle, circular void within the park’s forested that offers a range of experiences to the community.

U.S. Pavilion Launches “Call for Architects” to Join Temporary Practice

OfficeUS in U.S. Pavilion, Leong Leong, 2014. Image © Leong Leong and Storefront for Art and Architecture

The U.S. Pavilion has launched an international search for 90 architects to collaborate (via satellite) with the eight principles of OfficeUS. The radical experiment, which will last the duration of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, is calling for architects to lend their “voices, expertise and skills” in an effort to “redefine the terms of design and production of architecture on the global scale.” See if you qualify and learn more about the intentions behind OfficeUS here.

Overton 19 Townhouses / Works Partnership Architecture

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Architects: Works Partnership Architecture
Location: , OR, USA
Design Team: William Neburka, Carrie Strickland, William Ullman
Contractor: Rainier Pacific
Area: 8220.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Joshua Jay Elliott