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, , 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: Kansas City, 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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-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 ’s MLS expansion team as early as 2018.

Island House / Peter Rose + Partners

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Architects: Peter Rose + Partners
Location: , MA, USA
Design Team: Peter Rose, AIA, FRAIC; Matthew Snyder; Stani Iordanova, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Grace Escano; Alex Yoon
Area: 6300.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Matthew Snyder

242 State Street / Tom Kundig – Olson Kundig Architects

Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects. Image © Bruce Damonte

Architects: Tom Kundig – Olson Kundig Architects
Location: 242 State Street, , CA 94022, USA
Area: 2500.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Andria Lo

MoMA PS1 YAP 2014 Runner-Up: Underberg / LAMAS

Looking back from the stage to the barrel vault, the party’s in full swing. Image © LAMAS

Wouldn’t it be nice to save a cold for when it’s hot (and maybe a warmth for when it’s cold)? This was the premise of LAMAS’s PS1 runner-up proposal, UnderbergUnderberg is an urban iceberg. Though it isn’t a native New Yorker, it has adapted to its new home in New York City and its crevasses take on the form of the avenues and streets of the gridiron.

Underberg was one of five proposals shortlisted for the annual MoMA PS1 Young Architect’s Program (YAP) competition, which was won by the Living’s compostable brick tower. More on this proposal, after the break…

Lava House / Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

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Architect: Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative
Location: , AZ, USA
Architect In Charge: Paul Weiner
Design Team: Paul Weiner, Paul Reimer
Area: 2600.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Liam Frederick Photography

Bicycle Haüs / Debartolo Architects

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Architects: Debartolo Architects
Location: 7113 East 1st Avenue, , AZ 85251, USA
Area: 464.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Timmerman Photography

Capitol Hill House / SHED Architecture & Design

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Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
Location: , WA, USA
Area: 2458.0 ft2
Photographs: Mark Woods

Davis Brody Bond Releases New Details of the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Design Study for Foundation Hall featuring the Last Column. Image © Red Square Design

With completion in sight (May 2014), Davis Brody Bond has released detailed information on the design of the subterranean 9/11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan. Located beneath the sculptural voids that form the 9/11 Memorial, the new museum has transformed a fixed set of geometric constraints into an emotional journey that gently descends visitors 70 feet below the ground level to the original foundations of the towers. 

Henderson-Hopkins School / Rogers Partners

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Architects: Rogers Partners
Location: 2100 Ashland Avenue, , MD 21205, USA
Architects In Charge: Robert M. Rogers, FAIA, Partner,
Design Leader: Vincent Lee, AIA, Associate Partner
Project Manager: Timothy Fryatt, Associate,
Project Architect: Kip Katich, AIA
Area: 125000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Albert Vecerka-Esto