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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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 ’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, , FRAIC; Matthew Snyder; Stani Iordanova, , 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 ©

Wouldn’t it be nice to save a little cold for when it’s hot (and maybe a little warmth for when it’s cold)? This was the premise of LAMAS’s MoMA 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 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, , Associate Partner
Project Manager: Timothy Fryatt, Associate,
Project Architect: Kip Katich, AIA
Area: 125000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Albert Vecerka-Esto

Main Street House / SHED Architecture & Design

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Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
Location: , WA, USA
Area: 2332.0 ft2
Photographs: Mark Woods

February ABI Reveals Slight Improvement

February ABI. Image Courtesy of CalculatedRiskBlog.com

After starting the year with a “modest uptick” that disrupted a three month cycle of decline, the (ABI) for Feburary has revealed that design services in the are continuing to (slowly) improve. As reported by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), last month’s ABI score was 50.7, up slightly from a mark of 50.4 in January. In contrast, the new projects inquiry index continued to fall, dwindling from 58.5 to 56.8 in February. This however, as AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker believes, could be due to harsh weather conditions that stalled construction activity throughout many parts of the country over the past few months .

More information and regional highlights, after the break… 

Vault House / Johnston Marklee

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Architects: Johnston Marklee
Location: , CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee
Design Team: Katrin Terstegen, Andri Luescher, Nicholas Hofstede, Anna Neimark, Anton Schneider, Yoshi Nagamine, Ryan Roettker
Area: 3600.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier

Peter’s House / Craig Steely

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Architects: Craig Steely
Location: , CA, USA
Area: 1,900 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bruce Damonte