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SOM Designs Stereoform Slab Pavilion for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

13:00 - 19 September, 2019
SOM Designs Stereoform Slab Pavilion for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM
Courtesy of Dave Burk | SOM

Architecture practice Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have designed a concrete pavilion for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Today, the practice is unveiling the work of its interdisciplinary practice with Stereoform Slab, a to-scale prototype of a future building system made using advanced robotic fabrication techniques. The project is simultaneously an activation and an exhibition that illustrates a design method that reduces the carbon footprint of concrete construction.

The REACH Expansion at the Kennedy Center Opens to the Public

05:00 - 6 September, 2019
The REACH Expansion at the Kennedy Center Opens to the Public, The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes
The REACH. Image © Richard Barnes

The REACH at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. will open to the public this Saturday, September 7th. Designed by Steven Holl Architects with BNIM, the project is the first-ever expansion in the Kennedy Center's 48-year history. Aiming to open the Kennedy Center to the surrounding city and riverfront, the team made the project as a nexus of arts, learning, and culture for people to engage with the performing arts.

SOM Unveils Revised Design for $1.5 Billion Kansas City Airport Terminal

05:00 - 5 September, 2019
SOM Unveils Revised Design for $1.5 Billion Kansas City Airport Terminal, Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have unveiled the latest design for Kansas City's new airport terminal. Working with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and major airlines, the project is coming together with developer Edgemoor. The air travel hub that will be the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history.

ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project

11:00 - 4 September, 2019
ODA Designs New Detroit Book Tower Rehabilitation Project, Courtesy of bloomimages
Courtesy of bloomimages

ODA New York has been selected as the Design Architect for the rehabilitation of Detroit's iconic Book Tower. Working with real estate company Bedrock, the team will create a mix of residential, hospitality, retail and office space in the tower. ODA plans to update and expand on Book Tower’s programming and existing structures with nearly 500,000 square feet of downtown programming. The restoration of the 38-story landmark aims to create a cohesive civic vision for Washington Boulevard.

San Francisco's Iconic Transamerica Pyramid for Sale

13:00 - 2 September, 2019
San Francisco's Iconic Transamerica Pyramid for Sale, via Shutterstock
via Shutterstock

For the first time, San Francisco's iconic Transamerica Pyramid has been listed for sale. Built in 1972, the 48-story Brutalist-style project was designed by American architect William Pereira. The triangular-shaped skyscraper was the tallest building in San Francisco for nearly half a century, until it was surpassed by Salesforce Tower in 2018. Selling for $600 million, the building has become a landmark in the skyline of San Francisco.

Foster + Partners Envisions Miami's New Apple Store as a Nod to Nautical Heritage

05:00 - 28 August, 2019
Foster + Partners  Envisions Miami's New Apple Store as a Nod to Nautical Heritage, Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners
Apple Aventura. Image © Nigel Young, Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have completed the new Apple Aventura store in Miami, Florida. Designed to embody the city's openness, the project features an undulating vaulted roof that is reminiscent of the city’s nautical roots. The building's materiality and flow are inspired by the region’s Art Deco buildings as the new two-level store responds to the light, culture and climate of Florida.

Oakland Museum Unveils Roof Garden by Hood Design Studio

05:00 - 27 August, 2019
Oakland Museum Unveils Roof Garden by Hood Design Studio , Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio
Oakland Museum of California Roof Garden. Image Courtesy of Hood Design Studio

The Oakland Museum of California has released renderings for a new terraced roof garden by Hood Design Studio. The Kevin Roche-designed Brutalist structure was originally made with a 26,4000-square-foot landscape, and now, 50 years later, the institution is looking to upgrade the roof. Led by Walter Hood, the project will feature a $20 million renovation as part of the seven-acre campus.

PAU Reveals New JFK Towers for Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards

13:00 - 26 August, 2019
PAU Reveals New JFK Towers for Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards, Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)
Courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)

The Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) has unveiled the design for two new towers at Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Yards. PAU was commissioned by Brandywine Realty Trust in collaboration with HDR Architects and Drexel University for one of the most important urban revitalization sites in the United States. As the first high rise structures in PAU’s portfolio, JFK Towers mark the first phase of the Schuylkill Yards project.

Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Linde Center Opens at Tanglewood

05:00 - 14 August, 2019
Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Linde Center Opens at Tanglewood, © Robert Benson
© Robert Benson

The new Linde Center for Music by William Rawn Associates has opened at the Tanglewood music venue in western Massachusetts. As the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood welcomes its first new performance facility in 25 years. The Linde Center was designed to provide additional concert and rehearsal space and create a truly multi-season facility.

World’s First Smart Mini-City to be Built in Las Vegas

05:00 - 13 August, 2019
World’s First Smart Mini-City to be Built in Las Vegas, Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties
Bleutech Park Las Vegas. Image Courtesy of Bleutech Park Properties

Real-Estate Trust Bleutech Park Properties plans to build the world’s first digital infrastructure mini-city in Las Vegas, Nevada. Called Bleutech Park, the $7.5 billion project is set to break ground this December and aims to redefine the infrastructure industry sector. The development will be home to a net-zero insular mini-city as a high-tech biome in the desert valley.