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Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects

04:30 - 15 May, 2018
Glassell School of Art / Steven Holl Architects, © Richard Barnes
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  • Architects

  • Location

    5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, United States
  • Category

  • Associate Architect

    Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Landscape design

    Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc. in collaboration with Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.
  • Construction

    McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Area

    93765.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 26 April, 2018
Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    601 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, United States
  • Category

  • Design Architect, Principal

    Steven Holl
  • Senior Partner in Charge

    Chris McVoy
  • Project Architects

    Dominik Sigg, Dimitra Tsachrelia
  • SHA Project Team

    Steven Holl, Chris McVoy, Dominik Sigg, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Garrick Ambrose, Rychiee Espinosa, Scott Fredricks, Gary He, Martin Kropac, JongSeo Lee, Yasmin Vobis, Christina Yessios
  • Area

    41000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Maggie's Centre Barts / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 21 December, 2017
Maggie's Centre Barts / Steven Holl Architects, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    London, United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Design Architect

    Steven Holl
  • Project Team

    Bell Ying Yi Cai, Gemma Gene, Martin Kropac, Christina Yessios
  • Area

    607.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

In Progress: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 19 December, 2017
In Progress: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU / Steven Holl Architects, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    601 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23284, United States
  • Category

  • Design Architect, Principal

    Steven Holl
  • Senior Partner In Charge

    Chris McVoy
  • Project Architects

    Dominik Sigg, Dimitra Tsachrelia
  • Associate Architects

    BCWH Architects
  • Area

    41000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Lewis Arts Complex / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 9 October, 2017
Lewis Arts Complex / Steven Holl Architects, © Paul Warchol
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Steven Holl Architects Break Ground on Houston Museum of Fine Arts Extension

06:00 - 6 June, 2017
Steven Holl Architects Break Ground on Houston Museum of Fine Arts Extension, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
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Steven Holl Architects has broken ground on the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for Modern and Contemporary Art at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Selected through an international competition in 2012 among finalists Snøhetta and Morphosis Architects, the winning proposal is a 164,000-square-foot museum building that will be one of the campus’s two newest additions. To expand and unite its campus as an integral experience, the Museum is also realizing a new Glassell School of Art also designed by Steven Holl Architects, totaling a 14-acre redesign led by the office.

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Steven Holl Architects Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai

13:15 - 25 January, 2017
Steven Holl Architects Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like Cultural and Health Center in Shanghai, Overal Aerial. Image © Steven Holl Architects
Overal Aerial. Image © Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has revealed plans for a new Cultural and Health Center to be located in Shanghai’s Fengxian District. Set into the public landscape, the two buildings will serve as a “social condenser” aimed at integrating the community of surrounding housing blocks together into a park along the Punan Canal.

Cultural Center Water View. Image © Steven Holl Architects Cultural Center Interior Court. Image © Steven Holl Architects Cultural Center Interior. Image © Steven Holl Architects Watercolor - Landscape. Image © Steven Holl Architects + 30

Ex of In House / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 31 October, 2016
Ex of In House / Steven Holl Architects, © Paul Warchol
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rhinebeck, United States
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Steven Holl
  • Design Architect

    Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia
  • Project Team

    Ruoyu Wei, Michael Haddy, Yuliya Savelyeva
  • Area

    918.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa / Steven Holl Architects

09:00 - 10 October, 2016
Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa / Steven Holl Architects, © Iwan Baan
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, IA 52246, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Steven Holl, Chris McVoy (design architects) Rychiee Espinosa (project architect) Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios (project team)
  • Area

    126000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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AD Classics: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art / Steven Holl Architects

04:30 - 19 April, 2016
AD Classics: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art / Steven Holl Architects, © Ari Palm
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The very concept of an art gallery implies an inward focus. While the need to showcase the cultural treasures contained within is self-evident, the need to connect these sheltered exhibition spaces to the outside world is less so, and in some cases is overlooked entirely. Even monumental design that turns the museum itself into a sculptural element may fail to make a reference to its particular surroundings. This sense of 'placelessness' is what Steven Holl sought to avoid in his design for an art museum at the heart of Helsinki, Kiasma – a museum whose carefully choreographed outward views, formally irregular gallery spaces,, and indeed its very name speak to the ideal of connection.

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Steven Holl Architects Breaks Ground on the “Ex of In" House in New York

12:00 - 21 July, 2015
Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Model. Image Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has broken ground on the “Ex of In House,” an experimental guest house and artist studio in Rhinebeck, New York. The house is part of the firms’ ongoing research project “Explorations of In,” which questions “current clichés of architectural language and commercial practice” and explores spatial language, energy, openness and public space.

Steven Holl Breaks Ground on Maggie's Centre Barts in London

14:44 - 10 June, 2015
Steven Holl Breaks Ground on Maggie's Centre Barts in London, © Steven Holl Architects
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Steven Holl Architects (SHA) has broken ground on London's newest Maggie's Centre across from the large courtyard of St. Bartholomew’s (Barts) Hospital, the city's oldest hospital. The structure, a branching concrete frame lined with perforated bamboo and matte white glass, was inspired by its historic site, which also neighbors the St. Bartholomew the Great Church. It was envisioned as a "vessel within a vessel within a vessel" embellished with colored glass fragments that recall "neume notation" of Medieval music in the 13th century.

"The word neume originates from the Greek pnevma, which means 'vital force.' It suggests a 'breath of life' that fills oneself with inspiration like a stream of air, the blowing of the wind. The outer glass layer is organized in horizontal bands like a musical staff while the concrete structure branches like the hand," describes SHA.

A video of Steven Holl detailing the center's design, after the break.

Work Begins on Steven Holl's Hunters Point Library in Queens

14:15 - 19 May, 2015
Work Begins on Steven Holl's Hunters Point Library in Queens, © Steven Holl Architects
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Construction has commenced on Steven Holl Architects' Hunters Point Community Library in Queens, New York. Rising along the shoreline on the city's East River near a cluster of newly built high-rise condominiums, the 22,000 square-foot (6,705 meter) library aims to provide a community-centric public space and park to the increasingly privatized Long Island City waterfront.

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Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects

12:00 - 13 March, 2015
Frederic Malle / Steven Holl Architects, © Susan Wides
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Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis

01:00 - 10 October, 2014
Steven Holl Granted Approval for Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis, View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects
View of Oceanic Pavilion towards the Pacific Ocean. Image © Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects’ schematic design for the Taiwan ChinPaoSan Necropolis has been approved. The scheme, planned for an oceanfront property just 40 minutes from Taipei, will provide a new arrival hall to serve the complex’s 10,000 existing burial sites and an oceanic pavilion for an additional 150,000 ashbox sites.

More than 30 schemes were considered, however Holl’s watercolor explorations lead to the approved idea of intersecting spheres which, as the practice described, “yielded amazing overlapping perspectives that created an astonishing spatial energy.”

More about the 54,000 square meter Necropolis of ChinPaoSan, after the break. 

Concept watercolor. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, geometry and interior space diagram. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, entry and public space. Image © Steven Holl Architects Oceanic Pavilion, section. Image © Steven Holl Architects + 20

Seona Reid Building / Steven Holl Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
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Steven Holl Wins Competition for Qingdao Culture and Art Center

01:00 - 30 October, 2013
Steven Holl Wins Competition for Qingdao Culture and Art Center, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl Architects has been selected as winner, besting OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects, in an invited competition for the new Culture and Art Center of Qingdao City. Located in the heart of Qingdao’s new extension, which is planned for a population of 700,000, the two million-square-foot winning proposal features a conglomerate of four art museums situated amongst a landscape of reflecting pools and gardens which are all connected by a continuous “Light Loop” that moves visitors throughout the site.

Read on for the architect’s description...

Steven Holl Architects Tops Out Visual Arts Building for University of Iowa

01:00 - 3 October, 2013
Steven Holl Architects Tops Out Visual Arts Building for University of Iowa, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Update: Steven Holl Architects has announced the topping out of the University of Iowa's Visual Arts Building, a commission they won in a competition in 2010. When complete, the new building will work with their Art Building West, which they completed on the University of Iowa campus in 2006, to provide a dedicated arts space for students. Read on after the break for our coverage of the design reveal from 2013, and for construction photos and up to date renders of the project.

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