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Masa / Studio Cadena

10:00 - 15 January, 2019
Masa / Studio Cadena, © Naho Kubota
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© Naho Kubota © Benjamin Cadena © Ambiente Familiar © Ambiente Familiar + 27

35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest

12:00 - 7 October, 2018
35 Fireplaces that Spark Architectural Interest, © Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin

© Ralph Feiner © Adam Gibson © Lars Petter Pettersen © Thomas Heimann + 36

From the beginning of time, human beings have gathered around the fire. The first settlements and huts included in their interior a small bonfire to cook and maintain the heat of its inhabitants. This tradition has continued to the present, and chimneys and fireplaces have developed into the most varied designs and forms, providing possibilities both inside and outside a home.

To give you ideas for materials, structures, and spatial configurations, we present 35 remarkable meeting places around the fire.

Transart Foundation / Schaum/Shieh

11:00 - 12 September, 2018
Transart Foundation / Schaum/Shieh, © Peter Molick
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montrose, Houston, TX, United States
  • Team

    Giorgio Angelini, Tucker Douglas, Ane Gonzalez, Nathan Keibler, Kevin Lin, Anika Schwarzwald, Ian Searcy, Anastasia Yee, Yixin Zhou
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Firms Like Zaha Hadid Architects Are Revolutionizing Office Design Using Big Data

09:30 - 1 May, 2018
Firms Like Zaha Hadid Architects Are Revolutionizing Office Design Using Big Data, The Analytics and Insight unit at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has developed data-driven space-planning models for workplaces that can be changed or adapted in real time. The team, led by architect Uli Blum and Arjun Kaicker, applies their research directly to ZHA projects, including the Sberbank Technopark at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Moscow, Russia (seen here), and the Galaxy SOHO Beijing, which was built in 2012. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
The Analytics and Insight unit at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has developed data-driven space-planning models for workplaces that can be changed or adapted in real time. The team, led by architect Uli Blum and Arjun Kaicker, applies their research directly to ZHA projects, including the Sberbank Technopark at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Moscow, Russia (seen here), and the Galaxy SOHO Beijing, which was built in 2012. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

This article was originially published by Metropolis Magazine as "Architects, Armed with Data, Are Seeing the Workplace Like Never Before."

A workplace that improves employee productivity and efficiency has been a white whale of corporate managers for decades. But even before the office as we know it today was born, designers and innovators were already studying sites of labor, such as the factory, to devise strategies to boost worker performance. By the 1960s, Robert Propst, the inventor behind Herman Miller’s Action Office line of workplace furniture, and others were conducting workspace research that would ultimately lead to the creation of the modern cubicle.

These developments relied largely on observation and intuition to organize office workers in purportedly effective ways. Now, advances in technology allow designers to take a more sophisticated approach, using sensors, internet-connected furniture and fixtures, and data analytics to study offices in real time. “You can take into account every single employee, and people are very different,” says London architect Uli Blum. “It’s about solving the fundamental problems of getting people the environment they need. And the easiest way is to ask them,” he adds. But finding out the needs of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of workers can quickly become an exercise in futility.

Southlight / RISD Architecture

15:00 - 2 February, 2018
Southlight / RISD Architecture, © Naho Kubota
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Lake Cottage / UUfie

09:00 - 23 May, 2017
Lake Cottage / UUfie, © Naho Kubota
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kawartha Lakes, Canada
  • Architects in Charge

    Irene Gardpoit, Eiri Ota
  • Area

    62.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect

11:00 - 3 May, 2017
Stapleton Library / Andrew Berman Architect, ©  Naho Kubota
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  • Architects

  • Location

    132 Canal St, Staten Island, NY 10304, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrew Berman FAIA, Dan Misri, Vinci So
  • Area

    12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013

8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

14:10 - 6 April, 2017
8 Exemplary Libraries Selected as Winners of 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have selected eight projects as recipients of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Founded to “encourage and recognize excellence in the architectural design of libraries,” the award draws attention to the changing role of libraries in society, and how exemplary community spaces can change to reflect the needs of their surrounding residents.

The eight winners of the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards are:

Gerken Residence / Young Projects

09:00 - 15 March, 2017
Gerken Residence / Young Projects, © Naho Kubota
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OMA/Shohei Shigematsu-Designed Installation for "An Occupation of Loss" Opens Today at Park Avenue Armory

16:10 - 13 September, 2016
OMA/Shohei Shigematsu-Designed Installation for "An Occupation of Loss" Opens Today at Park Avenue Armory, An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota
An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has designed An Occupation of Loss, a major new performance work choreographed around an OMA-designed monumental sculptural setting consisting of 11 concrete wells. Located at Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, and co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London, the performance piece focuses on “the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe.”

An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota An Occupation of Loss / Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu. Image courtesy OMA. Image © Naho Kubota + 11

Leong Leong Creates Installation for Sight Unseen OFFSITE 2016

12:00 - 28 May, 2016
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New York-based architecture firm Leong Leong has created an installation for the third annual Sight Unseen OFFSITE exhibition as a part of the citywide NYCxDESIGN festival.

Titled TOPO, the installation was a scaleless environment composed of more than one thousand foam rollers. Collectively, they form a landscape “that is both an intimate sanctuary and an expansive horizon.” The installation was situated in a room of mirrors, giving the effect that it extends indefinitely.

Manus x Machina / OMA

13:00 - 8 May, 2016
Manus x Machina / OMA, © OMA - Albert Vecerka
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  • Architects

    OMA
  • Location

    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10028, United States
  • Partner in Charge

    Shohei Shigematsu
  • Client

    The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Area

    18300.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Installation Two: Volume and Void / Jordana Maisie

15:00 - 16 October, 2015
Installation Two: Volume and Void / Jordana Maisie, © Nicholas Calcott
© Nicholas Calcott

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Princeton House / LEVENBETTS

09:00 - 19 August, 2015
Princeton House / LEVENBETTS, © Naho Kubota
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Princeton, United States
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated "New York Light" Installation

01:00 - 22 December, 2014
INABA Frames Empire State Building with Animated "New York Light" Installation, © Zhonghan Huang
© Zhonghan Huang

Text description provided by the architects. This holiday season, wedged between two New York City icons - the Flatiron and Empire State building - stands the #NewYorkLight public art installation by Brooklyn-based INABA. A magnificent place to experience the Manhattan grid, the installation frames a unique and uninterrupted view of the skyline due to the clearing of Madison Square Park.

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Peloton C / Bernheimer Architecture

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
Peloton C / Bernheimer Architecture, © Naho Kubota
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© Eric Hwang © Eric Hwang © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota + 13

Red Bull's New York Offices / INABA

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Red Bull's New York Offices / INABA, © Greg Irikura
© Greg Irikura

© Greg Irikura © Naho Kubota © Greg Irikura © Naho Kubota + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Architects in Charge

    Jeffrey Inaba, Ostap Rudakevych, Yoichiro Mizuno, Alan Kwan
  • Area

    16800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Boffo Building Fashion 2013 / Neiheiser & Valle

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
Boffo Building Fashion 2013 / Neiheiser & Valle , © Naho Kubota
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© Evan Joseph © Naho Kubota © Naho Kubota Courtesy of Neiheiser & Valle + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Collaborators

    Focus Lighting, Boffo
  • Area

    640.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs