An amazing building in progress, a yellow loft, a Japanese institute, a classic building by SOM, and taxes on S-Corporations. That’s our latest selection of every post we had last week, just in case you missed them. Check them all after the break.
In Progress: Shenzhen Stock Exchange by OMA tops out We first heard about the new Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) building by OMA during the peak of the new chinese construction revolution. Then we saw Rem Koolhaas breaking ground together with the Chinese government, and capitalism in China started to have a tangible representation. The new building for the NASDAQ equivalent (730 high tech companies & startups, moving over US$500 billion) has now topped out at 246m (read more…)
Loft Geeraert / dmvA An old school building. Two class rooms with mezzanines. One colour; yellow. Yellow painted floors, walls and ceiling. Yellow layered glass. Yellow light, yellow bath, yellow sink. Yellow towels and toothbrush. All yellow (see more…)
Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya Ishigami Check out Junya Ishigami and Associates‘ amazing studio + workspace where students of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology get to spend their days designing. The studio is about the closest you can get to the feeling of working outside while being indoors. The floor-to-ceiling glass makes the building appear weightless and elegant, and the open plan preserves the building’s sense of transparency as the viewer’s eye can shoot directly across the uninterrupted space (read more…)
AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library / Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the largest building in the world dedicated to the containment and preservation of rare books, manuscripts, and documents. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Prior to the completion of this project, Yale University placed its rare books on special shelving in Dwight Hall, which was the Old Library in the late 19th century (read more…)
Higher Tax will hurt Honest S-Corporations President of the American Institute of Architects, George H. Miller, has voiced his concerns over Congress’ efforts to raise taxes on S corporations. Miller states, “In this economic climate, Congress’ effort to raise taxes on small businesses that form S corporations is clearly misguided. Such corporations create jobs and economic growth by reinvesting hard-earned capital” (read more…)