Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY Fill Storefront with Immersive, Ultra-Thin Shell Structure

© Miguel de Guzmán

Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY has constructed a light-weight, ultra-thin self-supported shell structure augmented by artist Jana Winderen’s engineered sounds at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in City. Now on view through November 21, the “Situation Room” presents itself, as Storefront describes, “a vibrating sound experiment that that aims to transform architecture into animated sensible form.”

“The overall form is an aggregate of twenty spheres of incremental diameters, combined to create an envelope of experiential tension, a sort of sublime dialogue between the comfort of the known and an uneasy interaction with the unknown,” described Fornes. “The resultant morphology resonates with a series of distributed transducers and lighting sources playing out through streams of porosity derived from structural stress flows across the elements.”

More images and information about the “Situation Room,” after the break.

Cloverdale749 / Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

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Architects: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Lorcan O’Herlihy
Area: 10500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Lawrence Anderson

DEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti Mecca

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Upon the announcement of the imminent demolition of 5 Pointz, the internationally renown mecca in Long Island City, New York, a group of young designers - Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa – joined together to form DEFACED, “a theoretical project designed to ask the question of whether an organization for the preservation of cultural relics of and cities around the world can be formed and implemented.” The group focuses on the gentrification of City’s cityscape and its accompanying sociopolitical issues, along with the protection of cultural landmarks and districts around the world.

EDA Breaks Ground on the University of Utah’s Newest Place to “Live, Work, and Create”

Exterior. Image Courtesy of Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute

A collaboration of EDA Architects, Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, and Arup, the University of Utah’s newest project for the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute – “Lassonde Studios” – has broke ground. Slated as a space to live, work, and create, the building supports the mission to make the Lassonde Institute an international destination for student entrepreneurs, innovators and “makers.” The Studios will open for students in fall of 2016.

Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado

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Architects: el dorado
Location: , MO, USA
Architecture Team: Josh Shelton, AIA, principal-in-charge; Steve Salzer, AIA, project manager; Brandon Froelich, project designer
General Contractor: Tom Lally
Area: 2325.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

NYC Parks / Garrison Architects

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Architects: Garrison Architects
Location: , NY, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Rugge / archphoto

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts / Studio Pali Fekete architects

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Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects
Location: 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, , CA 90210, USA
Area: 60000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Edward Linden Photography

Illinois Residence / Dirk Denison Architects

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Architects: Dirk Denison Architects
Location: , IL, USA
Year: 2014
Photographs: The Michelle Litvin Studio

PETZL North America Headquarters and Distribution Center / ajc architects

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Architects: ajc architects
Location: 2929 Decker Lake Drive, , UT 84119, USA
Area: 81183.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alan Blakely Photography

New Fordham Law School / Pei Cobb Freed

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Architects: Pei Cobb Freed
Location: , NY, USA
Area: 468000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Paul Warchol

Sprint Accelerator / RMTA

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Architects: RMTA
Location: , MO, USA
Design Office: Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture
Area: 12000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mike Sinclair

Students of Ball State Construct Parametric Tensegrity Structure for Local Art Fair

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A group of architecture students from , together with professors Gernot Riether and Andrew Wit, have transformed a post-industrial landscape in Muncie, Indiana, into a new destination for the city’s local art fair with the construction of the Underwood Pavilion. The parametric structure, made from 56 lightweight, self-shading modules of Elastan fabric, provides visitors with refuge from the sun and framed views of the surrounding landscape. 

More about the structure, after the break.

Sausalito Hillside Remodel / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

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Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Location: , CA, USA
Design Team: Mary Griffin – FAIA, Stephan Hastrup – AIA, John Kleman
Area: 3888.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mathew Millman

Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial Gets a Break

Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission has granted preliminary approval to a modified version of ’s controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design, which removed two of the stainless steel tapestries to clear views towards the Capitol. The project, which has remained stagnant since 2011, has been shawled in turmoil largely due to criticism regarding its “grandiose” design and focus on Eisenhower as a boy. The vote will now advance Gehry’s design to the Commission of Fine Arts for approval.

More images of the revised design, after the break.

Seven27 Apartments / Valerio Dewalt Train Associates

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Architects: Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Location: , WI, USA
Area: 176749.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Barbara Karant, Mike Rebholz

Tejon 35 / Meridian 105 Architecture

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Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
Location: 1974 West 35th Avenue, , CO 80211, USA
Design Team: Chad Mitchell, Daniel Lipscomb
Interior Designer: Heltshe Interiors
Area: 50339.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Raul Garcia

Kent State Breaks Ground on WEISS/MANFREDI-Designed Center for Architecture

© WEISS/MANFREDI (Competition Renderings)

Ohio’s is set to break ground tomorrow on its New Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. The $48 million building was designed by -based WEISS/MANFREDI following a collaboration with Richard L. Bowen & Associates which won first in the project’s national competition

The design, dubbed the “Kent State Design Loft,” transforms the notion of a continuous studio loft into a three-tiered structure that unites all the college’s programs, including construction management, under one roof. 

New images of the building, after the break.

Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom / Anderson Anderson Architecture

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Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
Location: , HI, USA
Architect In Charge: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
Project Manager: Johnson Tang
Design Team: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris Campbell, Brent Sumida, Matthias Steppuhn
Area: 960.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Anthony Vizzari