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15 Fantastic Photos of Stunning Staircases

12:00 - 28 January, 2018
© Johannes Vogt
© Johannes Vogt

© Mark Cocksedge © Ed Reeve © José Campos © Bruce Damonte + 16

The staircase is a fundamental element for the connection of architectural spaces. But beyond its functional use, in many projects the staircase serves as a sculptural object, offering an opportunity for architects to generate creative spatial forms that animate the built space. In this installment of our Photos of the Week, we present 15 incredible staircases captured by photographers such as Patricia ParinejadJosé Campos, and Brigida González.

What is Plantscaping?

12:00 - 26 December, 2017
What is Plantscaping?, Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

© Nelson Kon © Quang Dam © Edward Hendricks © Helene Binet + 49

Interior gardens and plants produce many day-to-day benefits, like mood boosting and memory enhancing effects. Interior landscape design, also known as "plantscaping", is much more than the act of bringing plants indoors; it's actually about the strategic placement and selection of plant species within an architectural project to highlight and enhance aspects of spatial design. 

Kew Gardens Hills Library / WORKac

11:00 - 28 November, 2017
© Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    72-33 Vleigh Pl, Flushing, NY 11367, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Dan Wood, Amale Andraos
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • 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.

Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas

06:00 - 17 November, 2017
Spotlight: Rem Koolhaas, Casa da Musica. Image © Philippe Ruault
Casa da Musica. Image © Philippe Ruault

With the extensive list of acclaimed alumni of his firm, OMA, it is not a stretch to call Rem Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944) the godfather of contemporary architecture. Equal parts theorist and designer, over his 40-year career Koolhaas has revolutionized the way architects look at program and interaction of space, and today continues to design buildings that push the capabilities of architecture to new places.

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN. Image © OMA Maison Bordeaux. Image © Hans Werlemann, courtesy OMA Fondazione Prada. Image © Bas Princen Casa da Musica. Image © Philippe Ruault + 39

12 Warren / DDG

13:00 - 9 November, 2017
12 Warren / DDG, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Lauren Coleman © Robert Granoff © Bruce Damonte + 18

8 Projects Win ARCHMARATHON Awards for Best Projects in the Americas

15:10 - 16 October, 2017
8 Projects Win ARCHMARATHON Awards for Best Projects in the Americas

ARCHMARATHON has announced the winners of their 2017 Awards Program as the event, which took place at Faena Forum in Miami from October 12-14, comes to a close. Now in its 4th edition, the Awards focus on architecture studios that have been actively practicing in USA, Canada, Central America and Latin America.

Winners were chosen by a jury consisting of Luca Molinari, Francisco Pardo, Sebastian Salvat, Alejandro Paredes Fontanals and ArchDaily’s David Basulto and David Assael in in 8 themed categories: MOVING, LIVING, DREAMING, WORKING, CHILLING OUT, CARING, VISIONING and RE-THINKING. This year’s overall winner was awarded to Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura + Alin V. Wallach for their community space, Common Unit.

See all the winners below:

Poly International Plaza / SOM

00:00 - 23 August, 2017
Poly International Plaza / SOM, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bao Li Guo Ji Guang Chang (Hong Tai Dong Jie), WangJing, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100096
  • Design Partner

    Leo Chow, AIA
  • Consulting Partner

    Gene Schnair, FAIA
  • Technical Partner

    Keith Boswell, FAIA
  • Project Managing Director

    Larry Chien, AIA
  • Area

    116000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

OZ House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

11:00 - 27 June, 2017
OZ House / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 35

A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

15:00 - 26 June, 2017
A-to-Z House / SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 14

29th Street Residence / Schwartz and Architecture

13:00 - 25 June, 2017
29th Street Residence / Schwartz and Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 28

Lower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners

17:00 - 16 June, 2017
Lower Sproul Redevelopment / Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Alan Karchmer © Bruce Damonte © Alan Karchmer © Bruce Damonte + 43

A House with a View / Axelrod architects

15:00 - 2 June, 2017
A House with a View / Axelrod architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakland, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Irit Axelrod, Jason Kohler
  • General Contractor

    HAWKE - Building company
  • Area

    2150.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects

17:00 - 24 May, 2017
Hunters View Housing Blocks 5 & 6 / Paulett Taggart Architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Paulett Taggart, Roselie Enriquez Ledda, Chenglong Tsai
  • Area

    67800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Skyline House / Terry & Terry Architecture

13:00 - 23 May, 2017
Skyline House  / Terry & Terry Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oakland, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Ivan Terry, Naomi Hansen
  • Structural Engineers

    Santos Urrutia Structural Engineers Inc.
  • Area

    2700.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture

09:00 - 24 April, 2017
Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto, Sean Canty, Matthew Kendall, Pierre Barral
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017

15:05 - 19 April, 2017
AIA Selects Top 10 Most Sustainable Projects of 2017, Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson
Stanford University Central Energy Facility; Stanford, California / ZGF Architects LLP. Image © Matthew Anderson

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have named the recipients of the 2017 Top Ten Awards, celebrating buildings that best exemplify the integration of great design, great performance and sustainable design excellence.

Now in its 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards program was established to honor projects that protect and enhance the environment through an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.

Kapor Center for Social Impact / Fougeron Architecture

13:00 - 27 March, 2017
Kapor Center for Social Impact / Fougeron Architecture, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    2148 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
  • Architect in Charge

    Anne Fougeron
  • Area

    45000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs