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XS House / ISA

Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: ISA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  5000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Stephen A. Levin Building for Neural and Behavioral Sciences / SmithGroup

© Alan Karchmer© Alan Karchmer© Alan Karchmer© Alan Karchmer+ 30

  • Architects: SmithGroup
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  77000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

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

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 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

  • Architects: Qb3 LLC
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Vectorworks, Jeld-Wen, Kohler, Gendal, Halo Lighting, +3

Tiny Tower / ISA- Interface Studio Architects

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

Philadelphia, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1250 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: James Hardie, En-Motion Design, Englert, Marmoleum

Buena Onda / CORE architecture + design

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

Philadelphia, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2400 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Emeco, Siesta, Woodgoods

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

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

Perry World House / 1100 Architect

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

Philadelphia, United States

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 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., Bailey Wood Products, Fiber Frame

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 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project

1200 Intrepid / BIG

© Rasmus Hjortshõj
© Rasmus Hjortshõj

© Rasmus HjortshõjCourtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group© Rasmus HjortshõjCourtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9250
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: High Concrete Group

Pennovation Center / HWKN + KSS Architects

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

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 & SnøhettaCourtesy of MIR & SnøhettaCourtesy of MIR & SnøhettaCourtesy of MIR & Snøhetta+ 12