Glen Oaks Branch Library / Marble Fairbanks

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Architects: Marble Fairbanks
Location: Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, NY, USA
Area: 18,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Eduard Hueber

William McDonough Designs Ultra “Clean” Manufacturing Facility for Method


William McDonough + Partners has been selected to design Method’s first U.S. manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in ’s historic Pullman community. The company, known for producing environmentally conscious cleaning products, commissioned McDonough to design an ultra clean, LEED Platinum facility constructed from Cradle to Cradle Certified materials and powered entirely by renewable energy.

Comcast / Design Blitz

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Architects: Design Blitz
Location: , CA, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Norman Foster’s Ultra-Thin Condominum Tower to Rise Above Seagram Building

610 Lexington Avenue. Image ©

Construction is officially underway on 610 Lexington Avenue, a 700-foot ultra-thin condominium tower designed by Foster + Partners in City. Designed as a contrast to its neighboring landmark, Mies van der Rohe’s midcentury Seagram Building, the slim 61-story tower will feature 91 luxury units encased within a pure white glass facade.

A House In The Woods / William Reue Architecture

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Architects: William Reue Architecture
Location: , NY, USA
Design Principal: William Reue, R.A.
Project Team: James Teese, Jr
Area: 4800.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steve Freihon

BIG Unveils New Scheme for Park City’s Kimball Art Center

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BIG has unveiled new plans for the Kimball Art Center in , Utah. Departing from his original competition winning design, a twisted 76-foot tall log cabin whose height caused its demise due to public disapproval, the new scheme will now top out at a more modest 46-feet as two slanted concrete walls lift towards the sky and expose the center’s interior to the historic Old Main Street. 

“The building seems to rise with Main Street and the mountain landscape, while bowing down to match the scale of the existing Kimball,” described Bjarke Ingels in a statement.

Baulinder Haus / Hufft Projects

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Architects: Hufft Projects
Location: , KS, USA
Area: 6,400 sqft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrew Fabin

Tavernier Drive Residence / Luis Pons Design Lab

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Architects: Luis Pons Design Lab
Location: , FL 33070, USA
Architect In Charge: Luis Pons
Year: 2005
Photographs: Stephan Goettlicher

AD Classics: PPG Place / John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson

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The design of PPG Place, by Philip Johnson and , melds the notion of the modern corporate tower with a neo-gothic monument. Clad in almost a million square feet of glass manufactured by the anchor tenant PPG industries, the architects ingeniously rethought accepted practices in curtain wall design to create “the crown jewel in ’s skyline.” (1)  The 1.57 million square foot complex was one in a series of high profile corporate projects completed during Johnson’s controversial foray into postmodernism.

Weill Cornell Medical College Belfer Research Building / Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects

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Architects: Todd Schliemann | Ennead Architects
Location: 413 East 69th Street, , NY 10021, USA
Design Partner : Todd Schliemann
Management Partner : Duncan Hazard
Project Manager: Lois Mate
Project Architect: Craig McIlhenny
Project Team: Elizabeth Arnaiz, John Barrett, Matt Bissen, Barrett Brown, Colin Davis, Margaret Gorman, Frank Guittard, Katherine Huber, John Jordan, Zubair Kazi, Paul Keene, Stephen Kim, Whasook Lee, Apichat Leungchaikul, Christopher Lewis, James Macho, Nathan MaRae, Dona Orozova, Charmian Place, Graeme Reed, Allison Reeves, Patricia Salas, Adam Sheraden, Paul Stanbridge, Margaret Tyrpa, Marcela Villarroel, Ted Wagner
Area: 480000.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Topfer Theatre at ZACH / Andersson Wise Architects

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Architects: Andersson Wise Architects
Location: , TX, USA
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrew Pogue

Tresarca / assemblageSTUDIO

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Architects: assemblageSTUDIO
Location: , NV, USA
Design Team: Eric Strain, Drew Gregory, Clemente Cicoria, CJ Hoogland, Tony Diaz, Leon Cifala, Renee Smith, Rachel Tarr
Area: 8,000 sqft
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Zack Hussain

Shoup Residence / building Lab

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Architects: building Lab
Location: , CA, USA
Design Principle: Stephen Shoup
Area: 1,570 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of building Lab

Moose Road / Mork-Ulnes Architects

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Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects
Location: Moose Road, , CA, USA
Design Team: Greg Ladigin, Casper Mork-Ulnes, Andreas Tingulstad
Area: 1,140 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Bruce Damonte

Lake House / Andersson Wise Architects

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Architects: Andersson Wise Architects
Location: Lake Austin, , USA
Year: 2009
Photographs: Paul Bardagjy

Johnston Marklee’s Design for Menil Drawing Institute To Harness Gradients of Light

Menil Drawing Institute at dusk, looking past the west entrance courtyard. Image Courtesy of Johnston Marklee /

As we reported last weekThe Menil Collection has unveiled details on the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI), designed by Los Angeles-based Johnston Marklee, in , Texas. The building will be the first freestanding facility in the United States created especially for the exhibition, study, storage, and conservation of modern and contemporary drawings. 

Situated in an extensive 30-acre masterplan designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the institute will be located amongst Renzo Piano’s main museum building, Piano’s Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, and the Rothko Chapel. More info on the design, and all the renderings, after the break.

Block 21 / Andersson Wise Architects

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Architects: Andersson Wise Architects
Location: 200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701, USA
Design Team: Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
Architect Of Record: BOKA Powell
Contractor: Austin Building Company
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Area: 18000.0 ft2
Photographs: Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Tom McConnell, Jonathan Jackson

House in Milan / Rangr Studio + Charlet Design

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Architects: Rangr Studio + Charlet Design
Location: , NY, USA
Design Team: Jasmit Singh Rangr, Laurent Charlet
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mikiko Kikuyama