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Zhulang Huagai: A Figure for the Nantou Urban Village / NADAAA + Cooper Union

19:00 - 1 March, 2018
Courtesy of UABB
Courtesy of UABB

Courtesy of UABB © Jeremy Son © Dongmei Yao © Jeremy Son + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
  • NADAAA Design Team

    Nader Tehrani, Katherine Faulkner, Mitch Mackowiak
  • Cooper Union Design Team

    Margaux Wheelock-Shew, Jeremy Son
  • Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

14:00 - 21 November, 2017
Architect Magazine Selects the Top 50 Architecture Firms in the US for 2017

Architect Magazine has unveiled the 2017 edition of the “Architect 50,” their list of the 50 best architecture firms in the United States. The 2017 rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, design and sustainability. This year saw more entrants than ever before, with several first-time entrants making notable impressions, including the number 1 ranked design firm, WORKac. Topping the overall list was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), who also ranked in the top 10 in both design and sustainability.

See the top 10 from each category after the break.

LTL Architects' Timber Intervention Wins Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado

12:00 - 7 June, 2017
LTL Architects' Timber Intervention Wins Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado, Courtesy of Telluride Arts
Courtesy of Telluride Arts

LTL Architects (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis) has been selected as the winner of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse competition, beating out finalist entries from NADAAA and Gluckman Tang. The competition sought schemes for the adaptive reuse and transformation of the National Historic Landmark-listed warehouse in Telluride, Colorado into “an architectural and cultural landmark that provides contemporary, public art space that deepens and expands the cultural life of Telluride.”

Courtesy of Telluride Arts Courtesy of Telluride Arts Courtesy of Telluride Arts Courtesy of Telluride Arts + 26

Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

17:20 - 25 May, 2017
Four Projects Shortlisted for 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize , 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto
8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Dragor Lufto

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the four projects shortlisted for the 2017 Moriyama RAIC International Prize. The prize was established in 2014 by Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama along with RAIC and the RAIC Foundation to recognise buildings that are judged to be " transformative within its societal context and reflect Moriyama's conviction that great architecture transforms society by promoting social justice and humanistic values of respect and inclusiveness."

"These projects celebrate human life and shape activity," commented RAIC President Ewa Bieniecka, FIRAC. "They embody innovation, contribute to how we experience space, and explore how spaces allow opportunities for freedom. The four shortlisted projects demonstrate how architecture is generous and gives back to the community. These works have a strong sense of place and connect to their surrounding landscape."

Awarded every two years, the winning project will receive a CAD $100,000 prize and a handcrafted sculpture by Canadian designer Wei Yew. The prize is open to all architects, irrespective of nationality and location. The inaugural prize was won by Chinese architect Li Xiaodong for his design of the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe, China.

See the shortlisted projects, after the break.

Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia / John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. Image © Peter Bennetts “The Village Architect”, Shobac Campus, Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia, Canada / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Image © James Brittain 8 House, Copenhagen, Denmark / BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group). Image © Bjarne Tulinius Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan / Tezuka Architects. Image © Tezuka Architects + 35

NADAAA, Gluckman-Tang, LTL Selected as Finalists in Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado

14:00 - 12 April, 2017
NADAAA, Gluckman-Tang, LTL Selected as Finalists in Competition for Telluride Arts Center in Colorado, via Telluride Arts
via Telluride Arts

Telluride Arts has announced the three finalist firms that will compete for the adaptive reuse and transformation of the historic Telluride Transfer Warehouse in the arts district of Telluride, Colorado. Selected from an initial list of 30 firms from across the country, Gluckman-Tang, LTL and NADAAA were chosen as finalists based on “their sensitivity to the Telluride Arts and Telluride Historic Landmark Districts, their experience with historic restoration, and their previous design experience with public spaces for the arts.”

The three firms will now develop conceptual designs for the building, with the vision of “[creating] an architectural and cultural landmark in the heart of Telluride that provides contemporary, public art space that deepens and expands the cultural life of Telluride.”

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

Humanity and Art Entwined - How NADAAA's Exhibit Became Blankets for Syrian Refugees

08:00 - 10 February, 2017
Humanity and Art Entwined - How NADAAA's Exhibit Became Blankets for Syrian Refugees, The exhibit was hung from the roof of the Electric Hanger exhibition hall. Image © Roland Halbe
The exhibit was hung from the roof of the Electric Hanger exhibition hall. Image © Roland Halbe

Jordanian artist Raya Kassisieh, with the support of American firm NADAAA, has repurposed her exhibit from the Amman Design Week in Jordan to create blankets for Syrian refugees and Jordanian families. The Entrelac exhibit, created by Kassisieh and NADAAA, consists of 300kg of hand-knit, un-dyed wool which was later cut and stitched to create blankets for those fleeing the Syrian Civil War, now approaching its sixth year.

The exhibit was displayed at the Amman Design Festival in September 2016. Image © Roland Halbe The exhibit was stitched into blankets to aid Syrian refugees. Image Courtesy of Amman Design Week The exhibit was stitched into blankets to aid Syrian refugees. Image Courtesy of Amman Design Week The exhibit is made of hand-knit, un-dyed wool. Image Courtesy of Amman Design Week + 11

Newton House / NADAAA

13:00 - 5 October, 2016
Newton House / NADAAA, © John Horner
© John Horner

© John Horner          © John Horner          © John Horner          © John Horner          + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Newton, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Nader Tehrani, Harry Lowd
  • Area

    9260.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2010

Architect Magazine Names Top 50 US Architecture Firms for 2015

17:05 - 8 September, 2015
Architect Magazine Names Top 50 US Architecture Firms for 2015, The Burj Khalifa, which was designed by Adrian Smith as lead architect at SOM before he co-founded Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © CC Flickr user Nicolas Lannuzel
The Burj Khalifa, which was designed by Adrian Smith as lead architect at SOM before he co-founded Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Image © CC Flickr user Nicolas Lannuzel

Architect Magazine has unveiled its list of the 50 best architecture firms in the US, with Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Gensler taking the top three slots in the overall ranking, respectively. The rankings are based on scores from three categories: business, sustainability and design. This year the methodology was updated to include three new factors: percentage of women and minority designers; range and value of employee benefits and the rate of employee turnover. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture also ranked first in the business category, followed by Kirksey Architecture and EYP Architecture & Engineering. EYP also headed the sustainability rankings, followed by Gensler and ZeroEnergy Design, while the design rankings were led by NADAAA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Studio Gang Architects. Learn more about the methodology and view the full rankings here.

Nader Tehrani Named Dean of Architecture at The Cooper Union

12:26 - 2 July, 2015
Nader Tehrani Named Dean of Architecture at The Cooper Union, © NADAAA
© NADAAA

Nader Tehrani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) architecture professor and founding principal of Office dA and NADAAA, has been appointed dean of The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. From 2010 to 2014, Tehrani served as the head of MIT's Department of Architecture, while leading two offices in Boston and New York City. He will now join Cooper this month and focus his efforts on speculative research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects

17:00 - 23 April, 2015
Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / NADAAA + John Wardle Architects , © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 48

Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space

13:00 - 1 March, 2015
Cubic Buildings by NADAAA and Himma Studio Redefine the Office Space, Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

One of ARCHITECT Magazine's six winners of a 2015 Progressive Architects Award (P/A), NADAAA and Himma Studio's Ordos 20 + 10 reflects a reconfiguration of the office typology for compact spaces.

The project is part of a high density office park masterplan in Ordos City, located in Inner Mongolia, in which developments are subject to stringent zoning regulations. Offices included in the area must be comprised of multiple cubic volumes, and lack what NADAAA and Himma Studio describe as "an immediate urban context." Learn more about the project and the architects' response to these considerations after the break.

BANQ / NADAAA

01:00 - 12 September, 2013
© John Horner
© John Horner
  • Architects

  • Location

    1375 Washington Street, Boston, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Office dA
  • Principal In Charge

    Nader Tehrani
  • Project Architect

    Dan Gallagher
  • Project Team

    Monica Ponce de Leon, Harry Lowd, Richard Lee, Lisa Huang, Remon Alberts, Janghwan Cheon, Jumanah Jamal, Aishah Al Sager
  • Area

    4800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 9

Model Home Gallery / NADAAA

01:00 - 22 February, 2013
© John Horner
© John Horner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Principals in Charge

    Nader Tehrani, Katie Faulkner, AIA
  • Project Coordinator

    Kevin Lee
  • Project Team

    : Dan Gallagher, Ellee Lee, Richard Lee, John Houser, Ryan Murphy, Samuel Jacobson, Tom Beresford, Tim Wong
  • Area

    105000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© John Horner © John Horner © John Horner © John Horner + 13

Aesop Store in Fillmore Street / NADAAA

00:00 - 19 February, 2013
Aesop Store in Fillmore Street / NADAAA, © Juliana Sohn
© Juliana Sohn

© Juliana Sohn © Juliana Sohn © Juliana Sohn © Juliana Sohn + 6

  • Architects

  • Location

    2450 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
  • Principal in Charge

    Dan Gallagher
  • Design Principals

    Nader Tehrani, Katherine Faulkner
  • Project Manager

    John Chow
  • Team

    Jonathan Palazzolo, Parke MacDowell
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Dortoir Familial / NADAAA

07:00 - 10 December, 2012
Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

The Dortoir Familial, designed by NADAAA, focuses on merging with the landscape as the slipped court provides simultaneous interiority and exteriority—protected and private as well as extroverted and engaged. The most significant result of this integration of landscape and house is the production of a monumental vaulted threshold to a central courtyard. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Nader Tehrani to lecture at ASA International Forum in Bangkok

07:00 - 27 April, 2012
Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

Nader Tehrani, a principal and founder of NADAAA, a practice dedicated to the advancement of design innovation, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and an intensive dialogue with the construction industry, will be delivering a lecture at the ASA Forum in Bangkok on April 29. He also is a professor and the head of the Department of Architecture at MIT School of Architecture and Planning. As the founding principal of Office dA, Nader Tehrani’s work received many prestigious awards, including the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, the United States Artists Architecture and Design Award, and thirteen Progressive Architecture Awards. More information on the event can be found here.