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Comcast Technology Centre / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Jeffrey Totaro © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners + 43

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 167225.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Charles Library at Temple University / Snøhetta

© Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm © Michael Grimm + 37

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 220000.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Three Piece House / Qb3 LLC

© Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography © Halkin Mason Photography + 11

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Qb3 LLC
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3000.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

Tiny Tower / ISA- Interface Studio Architects

© Sam Oberter Photography © Sam Oberter Photography © Sam Oberter Photography © Sam Oberter Photography + 13

Philadelphia, United States

Buena Onda / CORE architecture + design

© Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran © Michael Moran + 12

Philadelphia, United States

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

The story of master architect Louis Kahn (1901 – 1974) is intrinsically connected to Philadelphia, where he spent most of his life and career. Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is the first major retrospective of Kahn’s work in two decades, encompassing over 200 objects related to Kahn’s buildings and projects in the form of architectural models, plans, original drawings, photographs, and films. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. The Fabric Workshop and Museum is proud to be the final venue of the international tour.

Facades+AM Philadelphia

The Facades+ conference series sponsored by The Architect's Newspaper is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to Philadelphia for the first time this September. See the full program below.

New College House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

© Jeffrey Totaro © Jeffrey Totaro © Nic Lehoux © Jeffrey Totaro + 22

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson ; Landscape architects: Michael Vergason Landscape Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 198000.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

© Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz © Richard Barnes and Stanley Saitowitz + 32

Philadelphia, United States

Perry World House / 1100 Architect

© Greg Benson © Greg Benson © Greg Benson © Eric Petschek + 9

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 17400.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

Symposium: Mass Customization and Design Democratization

Thanks to parametric design and digital fabrication it is now possible to massproduce non-standard, highly differentiated products, from shoes and tableware to furniture and now even houses. Variety no longer compromises the efficiency and economy of production. Furthermore, parametric definitions of products’ geometry are made accessible via interactive websites to anyone, who could then design their own, unique versions of the product. Such “democratization” of design – through mass-customization – raises many interesting questions such as the authorship of design and the functional and esthetic quality of products (shoes, tableware, furniture, houses…) designed by non-designers. This symposium explores social, cultural and design implications of this emerging “design democracy”, including its technological origins.

Powerhouse / ISA

© Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter + 19

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: ISA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6500.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

El Chalet / ISA

© Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter © Sam Oberter + 9

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: ISA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6500.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

1200 Intrepid / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

© Rasmus Hjortshõj Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group © Rasmus Hjortshõj Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group + 16

  • Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 9250.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Pennovation Center / HWKN + KSS Architects

© Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               © Michael Moran               + 21

Philadelphia, United States

Snøhetta's Library for Temple University Begins Construction

Temple University’s new library designed by Snøhetta, in collaboration with Stantec, is now under construction after a groundbreaking ceremony in April. The 21,000 square meter (225,000 square foot) building is adjacent to what will become a future campus quadrangle that is currently occupied by other buildings slated for demolition. The library sits at the intersection of two major pedestrian pathways, Polett Walk and Liacouras Walk, attesting to the University’s hope that the facility will be a new social and academic heart for 37,800 students.

Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta Courtesy of MIR & Snøhetta + 12

AIA Convention 2016

AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year.

A provocative lineup of celebrity speakers. An awe-inspiring array of tours, parties, exhibitors, seminars, and more. All happening in a legendary American city known for attitude, passion and perspective.

Snøhetta Designs New Library for Temple University in Philadelphia

Snøhetta is collaborating with Stantec to design a library for Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Envisioned as the campus' "social and academic heart" for students and the surrounding community, the new building will house a "variety of study spaces, resource centers, sophisticated information technology, public spaces and event hall" upon completion in Fall 2018.

Main entrance along the eastern façade. Image © Snøhetta Atrium from Main Stair. Image © Snøhetta View to East down Polett Walk. Image © Snøhetta View from Southeast. Image © Snøhetta + 6