Physical Sciences + Engineering Center / Ratcliff

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Architects: Ratcliff
Location: Foothill College, El Monte Road, , CA, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Wakely

Marfa weeHouse / Alchemy Architects + Geoffrey Warner + AIA

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Architects: Alchemy Architects, Geoffrey Warner, AIA
Location: West, TX, USA
Area: 440 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Scott Ervin

Arado weeHouse / Alchemy Architects

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Architects: Alchemy Architects
Location: Minnesota, USA
Architect In Charge: , AIA
Area: 336 sqm
Year: 2003
Photographs: Courtesy of Alchemy Architects, Doug Fogelson

653 10th Ave. Housing / Cannon Design

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Architects: Cannon Design
Location: , NY, USA
Project Manager: Andreas Hausler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Project Designer: Ernesto Trindade, AIA, LEED AP
Photographs: Courtesy of Cannon Design

Trail Restroom / Miro Rivera Architects

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Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
Location: Lady Bird Lake Trail, , TX, USA
Area: 70.0 sqm
Photographs: Paul Finkel, Courtesy of , Paul Bardagiy

Arts Building for University of Iowa / Steven Holl Architects

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More than three years ago we reported that Steven Holl Architects and BNIM Architects won the commission to design a new art studio facility for the University of Iowa (UI) Arts campus. Today the building has officially broken ground and entered the construction phase. The new Visual Arts Building will replace the original arts building from 1936, which was heavily damaged during flooding in 2008. It will be directly adjacent to and northwest of Art Building West, an earlier, award-winning Steven Holl design.

Keep reading for more on the new building’s design.

Pedestrian Bridge / Miró Rivera Architects

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Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
Location: , TX, USA
Area: 80 sqm
Photographs: Paul Finkel

Westgate Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

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Architects: Kurt Krueger Architect
Location: , CA, USA
General Contractor: Rhino Construction, Inc.
Photographs: Unlimited Style Photography

AD Classics: Prentice Women’s Hospital / Bertrand Goldberg

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Hospital buildings, with their high standards of hygiene and efficiency, are a restrictive brief for architects, who all too often end up designing uninspiring corridors of patient rooms constructed from a limited palette of materials. However, this was not the case in Bertrand Goldberg‘s 1975 Prentice Women’s Hospital. The hospital is the best example of a series of Goldberg-designed medical facilities, which all adhere to a similar form: a tower containing rooms for patient care, placed atop a rectilinear plinth containing the hospital’s other functions.

Read on for more about this masterwork of humanist brutalism

230 Halsey Street / Richard Meier & Partners

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Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
Location: , NJ, USA
Design Principals: Richard Meier, Dukho Yeon
Project Manager: Vivian Lee
Project Architect: Remy Bertin
Collaborators: Scott Johnson, Chris Townsend, Dongkyu Lee, Diana Lui, Hee-Joo Shi, Jonathan Bell, Chris Layda, Adam Nicholson, Adam Greene, Hyung Sok Moon, Aki Koike, Takumi Nakagawa, Techan Abe, Aung Kyaw, Katie Kasabalis, Yuanyang Teng
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steven Sze, Courtesy of

Beach Walk House / SPG Architects

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Architects: SPG Architects
Location: , NY, USA
General Construction: Kenneth E. Larson Construction
Landscape Contractor: RK Landscapes, Fire Island
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jimi Billingsley, Daniel Levin

Kearsarge Residence / Kurt Krueger Architect

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Architects: Kurt Krueger Architect
Location: , CA, USA
General Contractor: Rhino Construction, Inc.
Year: 2012
Photographs: Unlimited Style Photography

Mountain View Residence / Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild

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Architects: Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild
Location: , NC, USA
Architect In Charge: Rob Carlton
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Lauds “Exciting” New Building

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Landmarks Preservation Commissioner Fred Bland proclaimed it to be the most exciting building ever proposed during his tenure.

The proposal for the six-story, 34,000 square foot building on the intersection of Broadway and Spring Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in New York City, designed by BKSK Architects, sits on a $147.9 million site. Prominent developers purchased the site in December of 2012, setting a per-buildable-square-foot record for SoHo retail. Their early intent of demolishing the existing building and constructing a new one garnered significant opposition. That is, till they revealed what was to replace it.

Hayden Building / CUBE Design + Research

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Architects: CUBE Design + Research
Location: , MA, USA
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of CUBE Design + Research

The Rank Residence / Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

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Architects: Tonic Design + Tonic Construction
Location: , NC, USA
Design Team: Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan, Tonic Design
Builder: Tonic Construction
Structural Engineer: Kaydous-Daniels Engineers, Raleigh, NC
Year: 2012
Photographs: Raymond Goodman

AD Classics: The Museum of Modern Art

View of the gallery complex from the Sculpture Garden. Image © Timothy Hursley

The entrance to the Museum of Modern Art is tucked beneath a demure facade of granite and glass in Midtown . Its clean, regular planes mark Yoshio Taniguchi’s 2004 addition to the MoMA’s sequence of facades, which he preserved as a record of its form. Taniguchi’s contribution sits beside the 1984 residential tower by Cesar Pelli and Associates, followed by Philip Goodwin and ’s original 1939 building, then Philip Johnson’s 1964 addition. Taniguchi was hired in 1997 to expand the Museum’s space and synthesize its disparate elements. His elegant, minimal solution presents a contemporary face for the MoMA while adhering to its Modernist roots.

San Francisco’s Chrissy Field Proposals Released

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With the news earlier this year that San Francisco‘s Presidio Trust was planning a new cultural centre on the former site of a military base, now a national park, further details have emerged on the three finalists. The competition has attracted proposals from George Lucas (for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum), WRNS Studio and the Chora Group (for ‘The Bridge’), and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (for Exchange). Each proposals offer different visions for the eight acre site, the ex-military building of which currently hosts the retailer Sports Basement.