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Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake Unveil Designs for NYU Complex in New York

06:00 - 14 December, 2016

The architectural team comprised of Davis Brody Bond and Kieran Timberlake has unveiled its newest updates on the design for 181 Mercer, a 735,000-square-foot complex for New York University that will replace a 35-year-old gym facility and become NYU’s largest classroom building, as well as a space for performing arts, athletics, and students and faculty housing.

Lacaton & Vassal and KieranTimberlake Named Among Metropolis Magazine's 2016 “Game Changers”

09:30 - 6 February, 2016
Lacaton & Vassal and KieranTimberlake Named Among Metropolis Magazine's 2016 “Game Changers”

Metropolis has released their list of five design thinkers leading the world in innovation for their 2016 Game Changers issue. The Metropolis Game Changers issue was created in 2011 to showcase transformational changes that are national in scope, but global in impact, and can be awarded to individuals, firms, projects or ideas within the various spheres of design. Past nominees from the realm of architecture include Michael Maltzan, MASS Design Group, Edward Mazria, Vincent Scully, SOM’s Great Lake Century Project, and former SHoP Principal Vishaan Chakrabarti.

With two architectural firms, an architecture curator and a co-working space driving urban renewal all making the five-strong list, this year's Game Changers issue offers plenty of interest for architectural readers.

Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake Chosen to Design New NYU Facility

00:00 - 18 December, 2014
Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake Chosen to Design New NYU Facility, US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects
US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects

As the culmination of a five-month selection process, New York University (NYU) has announced that Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake will be designing its major new facility along Mercer Street between Houston and Bleecker in New York. The facility's many uses will include classrooms, teaching spaces for performing arts, a state-of-the-art sports facility, and student and faculty housing.

AIA California Council's 2012 Design Award Recipients

13:00 - 14 August, 2012
Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.
Surfhouse, Hermosa Beach / XTEN Architecture - Image courtesy of Art Gray.

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) has announced the 2012 Design Award Recipients. Since 1982, AIACC has recognized excellence in architecture and design through the AIACC Design Awards Program. An esteemed Design Awards jury has selected these award winners out of 300 submittals. Continue after the break to review the projects!

KieranTimberlake: Inquiry

15:30 - 18 November, 2011

We recently received KieranTimberlake’s newest book, Inquiry. Instead of listing one project after the next, as in most monographs, this book is organized around ten gerunds: bending, coupling, filtering, inserting, offsetting, outlining, overlapping, puncturing, reflecting, and tuning. This is a lovely and informative way to view their work. The reason behind the book’s organized is explained by Karl Wallick in the preface. Wallick writes, “Architecture is not exactly whole: we remember instances, elements, and details, but rarely are the experiences and sensations in architectural experience comprehensive. The context of what we do as architects is also fragmentary, even as it seeks to be resolved comprehensively. Rather than insisting on the totality of complete works, architecture might be better understood as an infinite matrix of detailed moments.”

Brockman Hall for Physics / KieranTimberlake

01:00 - 1 November, 2011
Brockman Hall for Physics / KieranTimberlake, © Michael Moran (OTTO)
© Michael Moran (OTTO)

© Peter Aaron (OTTO) © Peter Aaron (OTTO) © Michael Moran (OTTO) © Michael Moran (OTTO) + 16

  • Architects

    KieranTimberlake / James Timberlake, Stephen Kieran, Jason Smith, Steven Johns, George Ristow, Casey Boss
  • Location

    Houston, TX, USA
  • External Project Manager

    Linbeck
  • Structural Consultant

    Haynes Whaley Associates
  • Mep Consultant

    Ccrd Partners
  • Landscape Architect

    The Office Of James Burnett
  • Civil Engineer

    Walter P Moore
  • Client

    Rice University
  • Lab Consultant

    Innovate Lab Systems Design
  • Acoustical Consultant

    Je Acoustics
  • Contractors

    Gilbane Building Company
  • Area

    10219.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia

10:05 - 23 March, 2011
Courtesy of <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/'>Wikimedia</a> Commons / Massimo Catarinella
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Philadelphia. The list of influential architects that have either worked, studied, or taught in Philadelphia is perhaps the only list that challenges the numbers of Founding Fathers that descended on this city of “Brotherly Love.” A brief list includes Sullivan, Kahn, Wright, Pei, Rudolf, Corbusier, Latrobe, Gropius, Mumford, and Furness. That being said, our list of 12 barely scratches the surface of buildings worth seeing in this great city. We would like to hear about your must not miss buildings in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia list and corresponding map after the break!

Loblolly House / Kieran Timberlake

10:00 - 11 June, 2010

Built on Taylors’ Island, Kieran Timberlake‘s Loblolly House is nestled into a grove of loblolly pines and responds in an “environmentally ethical” way to its surroundings. Lifted on skewed wooden pillars in order to rest lightly on the site, the residence seems to float amidst the trees and aims to put the focus on the natural environment, such as the sun, the trees and the Chesapeake Bay. The video shares some of the thought process, assembly and construction process as well as the finished project. We find the project extremely thoughtful and hope you enjoy the video!