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Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter Middle School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

13:00 - 3 August, 2018
Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter Middle School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Hoachlander Davis Photography
© Hoachlander Davis Photography

© Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography + 18

Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC

14:00 - 6 July, 2018
Snarkitecture's "Fun House" Opens at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Snarkitecture’s “Fun House” has opened at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, an interactive exhibition forming part of the museum’s Summer Block Party series of temporary structures created inside its historic Great Hall.

More than 1500 people visited Fun House at its July 4th opening day, which comes three years after Snarkitecture’s installation at the 2015 Summer Block Party, titled "The BEACH." Other noted collaborations for Summer Block Party include Studio Gang in 2017, James Corner Field Operations in 2016, and Bjarke Ingels Group in 2014.

© Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina + 14

New Images Show Steven Holl's Expansion of the Kennedy Center Under Construction

14:00 - 12 June, 2018
New Images Show Steven Holl's Expansion of the Kennedy Center Under Construction, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts has released new photographs as construction continues on the Steven Holl Architects-designed expansion project in Washington DC. Due to open in September 2019, the REACH expansion project aims to “provide artists and visitors new and wide-ranging opportunities to fully interact and engage with the Center.”

The project features 72,000 square feet of interior space across a 4.6-acre site, resulting in a 20% increase in public areas, and a doubling of outdoor space.

Courtesy of Field Conditions Courtesy of Field Conditions Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects + 13

Khab-e-Aram Residential Complex / USE Studio

02:00 - 9 June, 2018
Khab-e-Aram Residential Complex / USE Studio, © Ehsan Hajirasouliha
© Ehsan Hajirasouliha

© Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha © Ehsan Hajirasouliha + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Isfahan, Isfahan Province, Iran
  • Lead Architects

    Mohammad Arab, Mina Moeineddini, Elaheh Hajdaei
  • Team

    Milad Alidousti, Mahla EbrahimPour, Parisa Goli
  • Client

    Ibrahim Mohseni & Partners
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

OSLOAtlas / Square 134 Architects

17:00 - 29 May, 2018
OSLOAtlas / Square 134 Architects, © Jessica Marcotte
© Jessica Marcotte

© Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte © Jessica Marcotte + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    1219 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Samson S. Cheng AIA, Ronald P. Schneck Jr. AIA
  • Area

    14968.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Coach House / Gardner Architects

17:09 - 15 May, 2018
Coach House / Gardner Architects, © John Cole
© John Cole

© John Cole © John Cole © John Cole © John Cole + 34

Studio 6420 / Robert M. Gurney Architect

09:00 - 10 May, 2018
© Anice Hoachlander
© Anice Hoachlander

© Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander + 24

Chesapeake House / KUBE architecture

13:00 - 2 May, 2018
Chesapeake House / KUBE architecture, © HD Bros
© HD Bros

© HD Bros © HD Bros © HD Bros © HD Bros + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Richard Loosle Ortega, Janet Bloomberg
  • Area

    7300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation

12:00 - 27 February, 2018
Arena at Seattle Center Aims for NHL Expansion Team with $600 Million Populous-led Renovation, Courtesy of Populous
Courtesy of Populous

Seattle’s historic KeyArena is set to receive a $600 million renovation that will transform the venue into the region’s “premier sports and entertainment destination” as part of plans to launch the city’s first-ever NHL team.

Designed by Populous, the renovation will open up the arena to its surroundings, specifically the 72-acre Seattle Center, site of the 1962 World’s Fair and home to the currently under-renovation Seattle Space Needle. As part of the project, the sports venue will be rebranded as “The Arena at Seattle Center.”

Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous + 9

BIG Reveals Updated Vision for Smithsonian Campus Master Plan Scheme

15:25 - 19 January, 2018
Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual
Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual

BIG has unveiled an updated vision for the new Campus Master Plan for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., after taking into account over 3 years of community input and collaboration with the storied museum and research institution. The revised proposal pays particular attention to the preservation of unique character of the Enid A. Haupt Garden while still addressing the existing and future needs of the Smithsonian at one of the nation’s most historically significant sites.

Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual Courtesy of BIG. Rendering by Brick Visual + 9

Aesop Georgetown / Tacklebox Architecture

18:00 - 7 March, 2017
Aesop Georgetown  / Tacklebox Architecture, Courtesy of Aesop
Courtesy of Aesop

Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             Courtesy of Aesop             + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Georgetown, Washington, DC, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Jeremy Barbour
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Architects Across Generations

11:53 - 7 March, 2017
Architects Across Generations, Beverly Willis at the DC Women's March
Beverly Willis at the DC Women's March

In celebration of Women's History Month, The National Building Museum features a special program, Architects Across Generations. Beverly Willis, artist, architecture and philanthropist, joins architect and CEO of Marshall Moya Design, Paola Moya, for a cross-generational conversation on how architecture has evolved in the past half-century, what lies ahead, and the pressing issues practicing architects and design entrepreneurs face today.

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture Photographed by Brad Feinknopf

08:00 - 19 February, 2017

via GIPHY

After its opening in September last year, the now completed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture can be seen in full swing, thanks to this new photoset taken by photographer Brad Feinknopf. Designed by Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup JJR (a collaboration which included Perkins + Will's Phil Freelon, David Adjaye from Adjaye Associates, Davis Brody Bond, and SmithGroup JJR), the 420,000 square foot building houses numerous galleries and collections, as well as a theater. Maintaining a strong connection to America’s engrained African history and roots through its bronze filigree envelope, the museum asserts a subtle presence in the landscape, coexisting alongside the Washington Monument and National Museum of American History.

© Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf © Brad Feinknopf + 58

Rock Creek House / NADAAA

09:00 - 13 February, 2017
© John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, United States
  • Area

    10200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Eleven Practices to Complete $2 Billion Waterfront Development in Washington D.C.

12:00 - 11 February, 2017
Eleven Practices to Complete $2 Billion Waterfront Development in Washington D.C., via Wharf DC Facebook
via Wharf DC Facebook

Eleven of the United States’ most prestigious architects have been selected by developers Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), to commence Phase 2 of The Wharf, a $2 billion neighborhood situated on the southwest waterfront of Washington D.C. The development is adjacent to the National Mall, spanning 24 acres of land and 50 acres of water.

“We have selected a diverse group of locally, nationally, and internationally renowned designers, knowing they will bring their talent and expertise to The Wharf, building a waterfront neighborhood that is an integral part of the city,” said Shawn Seaman, principal and Senior VP of Development at PN Hoffman.

The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

17:50 - 27 December, 2016
The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin, Portland Open Space Sequence, Ira Keller Fountain, Portland, OR, 2016. - Photograph © Jeremy Bittermann, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Portland Open Space Sequence, Ira Keller Fountain, Portland, OR, 2016. - Photograph © Jeremy Bittermann, courtesy The Cultural Landscape Foundation.

A traveling photographic exhibition about the life and work of influential Modernist landscape architect Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009). Organized on the 100th anniversary of the year of his birth, the exhibition, organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation in collaboration with the National Building Museum, is accompanied by a comprehensive website and full color, 92-page gallery guide.

AD Classics: Space Needle / John Graham & Company

04:00 - 7 December, 2016
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

The opening of the Century 21 Exposition on April 21, 1962 transformed the image of Seattle and the American Northwest in the eyes of the world. The region, which had been known until that point more for its natural resources than as a cultural capital, established a new reputation as a center of emergent technologies and aerospace design. This new identity was embodied by the centerpiece of the exposition: the Space Needle, a slender assemblage of steel and reinforced concrete which became—and remains—Seattle’s most iconic landmark.[1]

The Space Needle under construction before its opening in April 1962. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) Courtesy of Wikimedia user Cacophony (Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) A 1962 cutaway drawing of the Space Needle's tophouse. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user James Vaughan (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) This sketched rendering of the Space Needle dates to April 1961 – one year before its opening. ImageCourtesy of Seattle Municipal Archives (Public Domain) + 7

The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities

08:00 - 5 December, 2016
The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities, New York, USA. Image © Flickr User: Jeffrey Zeldman. Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
New York, USA. Image © Flickr User: Jeffrey Zeldman. Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Over the last few years, the way Americans move around has changed remarkably, especially among young people. Previously the automobile was people’s preferred, if not the only, option. Now they are choosing to walk, bike, or use public transport according to recent studies.

This difference in preferred transportation methods has generated many benefits not only for residents but also for cities, in both economic and social terms.