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China Resources Headquarters / KPF

10:00 - 24 January, 2019
China Resources Headquarters / KPF, © Tim Griffith
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  • Architects

    KPF
  • Location

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Area

    210000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

KPF Completes the Third-Tallest Building in Shenzhen

09:00 - 7 January, 2019
KPF Completes the Third-Tallest Building in Shenzhen , © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has announced the completion of the third-tallest building in Shenzhen. The China Resources Headquarters, a 400-meter-tall commercial office tower, stitches together retail, residential, and office functions surrounded by 2,000 square meters of public space.

The tower, inspired by the shape of winter bamboo shoots, seeks to “invigorate Shenzhen’s urban fabric while providing one of the country’s premier companies with a visual icon symbolizing its historic growth and prominent stature.”

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The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018

09:00 - 25 December, 2018
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
1: Lotte World Tower / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Baum Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year. This year, the top prize was given to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Baum Architects. The tapered tower, South Korea’s tallest, also houses the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, for architects who can handle the 1820-foot (555-meter) drop.

Spotlight: Renzo Piano

16:00 - 14 September, 2018
Spotlight: Renzo Piano, The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux
The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux

Architecture is art, but art vastly contaminated by many other things. Contaminated in the best sense of the word—fed, fertilized by many things.
– Renzo Piano

Italian architect Renzo Piano (born 14 September 1937) is known for his delicate and refined approach to building, deployed in museums and other buildings around the world. Awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1998, the Pritzker Jury compared him to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Brunelleschi, highlighting "his intellectual curiosity and problem-solving techniques as broad and far ranging as those earlier masters of his native land."

Pathé Foundation. Image © Michel Denancé Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux Harvard Art Museums Renovation and Expansion. Image © Nic Lehoux Menil Collection. Image © D Jules Gianakos + 24

Salesforce Transit Center / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

22:00 - 29 August, 2018
Courtesy of Steelblue
Courtesy of Steelblue

© Tim Griffith © Vittoria Zupicich © Vittoria Zupicich © Kyle Jeffers + 8

15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections)

12:00 - 10 June, 2018
15 Impressive Atriums (And Their Sections), © Tim Van de Velde
© Tim Van de Velde

Cortesía de 3XN Cortesía de Paul de Ruiter Architects Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Payette Cortesía de Renzo Piano Building Workshop + 31

Offices and cultural buildings both offer the perfect opportunity to design the atrium of your dreams. These central spaces, designed to allow serendipitous meetings of users or to help with orientation in the building, are spacious and offer a lot of design freedom. Imposing scales, sculptural stairs, eccentric materials, and indoor vegetation are just some of the resources used to give life to these spaces. To help you with your design ideas, below we have gathered a selection of 15 notable atriums and their section drawings.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters / HOK

02:00 - 5 June, 2018
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Headquarters / HOK, © Mohammed Al Janabi
© Mohammed Al Janabi

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AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Education Design Facility Awards

08:00 - 26 April, 2018
AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Education Design Facility Awards, © Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

The American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education has announced the winners of this year’s Education Facility Design Awards. The eight winners and two merit honors were awarded this year’s best educational facilities that not only demonstrate excellence in contemporary architectural design but also further education in innovative ways and serve as an inspirational learning space. This year’s projects are designed for students of all ages, from childhood facilities to higher education buildings.

“Education continues to evolve, and the projects from this year’s Education Facility Design Awards program—presented by the AIA and the Committee on Architecture for Education—represent the state-of-the-art learning environments being developed in today's learning spaces. These projects showcase innovation across the entire learning continuum, displaying how architects are creating cutting-edge spaces that enhance modern pedagogy.”

Read more about the winners below.

© Hank Mardukas Photography © Bruce Damonte © Tom Arban © Lara Swimmer + 50

When it Comes to Building a Better Airport, "It Never Pays to Use Cheap Materials"

09:30 - 11 April, 2018
When it Comes to Building a Better Airport, "It Never Pays to Use Cheap Materials", Washington Dulles Internation Airport - Main Terminal Expansion. Image © Rick Latoff
Washington Dulles Internation Airport - Main Terminal Expansion. Image © Rick Latoff

Airport design is both an art and a science: the best terminals are not only functional, but also beautiful and awe-inspiring spaces. Millions of people pass through these terminals every day, yet few understand their inner workings as well as Roger Duffy and Derek A.R. Moore—design leaders at SOM who have conceptualized some of the most ambitious aviation projects around the world, including Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. In this interview, Moore, a Director, and Duffy, a Design Partner, reflect on the complicated challenges of airport design, and how these constraints can fuel creative solutions.

Changi International Airport - Terminal 3. Image © Tim Griffith Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport – Terminal 2. Image Courtesy of SOM / Robert Polidori © Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1. Image © Timothy Hursley Washington Dulles Internation Airport - Automated People Mover Station. Image Courtesy of SOM / © Jeff Goldberg | Esto + 15

Salesforce Tower / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

15:00 - 22 February, 2018
© Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

Voxman Music Building / LMN Architects

13:00 - 14 January, 2018
Voxman Music Building / LMN Architects, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Iowa City, IA 52242, United States
  • Category

  • Design Architect + Interior Designer

    LMN Architects
  • Associate Architect

    Neumann Monson Architects
  • Construction Manager

    Mortenson Construction
  • Area

    184000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ping An Finance Centre / KPF

20:00 - 6 January, 2018
Ping An Finance Centre / KPF, © Tim Griffith
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12 Projects Win 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Awards

16:10 - 15 September, 2017
12 Projects Win 2017 AIA Education Facility Design Awards, Bates Technical College -Advanced Technology Center; Tacoma, Washington / McGranahan Architects. Image © Dane Gregory Meyer
Bates Technical College -Advanced Technology Center; Tacoma, Washington / McGranahan Architects. Image © Dane Gregory Meyer

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)'s Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has announced the winners of the 2017 CAE Education Facility Design Awards, honoring the year’s best educational facilities that “serve as an example of a superb place in which to learn, furthering the client’s mission, goals, and educational program, while demonstrating excellence in architectural design.”

“Education continues to evolve, and the projects from this year’s Education Facility Design Awards program—presented by the AIA and the Committee on Architecture for Education—represent the state-of-the-art learning environments being developed in today's learning spaces,” explain the AIA. “These projects showcase innovation across the entire learning continuum, displaying how today's architects are creating cutting-edge spaces that enhance modern pedagogy.”

See the 12 winning projects, after the break.

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.

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award

16:20 - 12 December, 2016
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation / LMS Architects. Image © Tim Griffith
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation / LMS Architects. Image © Tim Griffith

San Franisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award.

“Their passion for addressing some of the profession’s thorniest issues including regenerative design, universal access, social equity and housing for the most disadvantaged has been consistent and impressive,” wrote Bob Berkebile, FAIA Emeritus, in a recommendation letter.

Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation / LMS Architects

18:00 - 1 December, 2016
Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation  / LMS Architects, © Tim Griffith
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Black Mass / Stephen Phillips Architects

13:00 - 4 July, 2016
Black Mass  / Stephen Phillips Architects, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

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  • Architects

  • Location

    San Francisco, United States
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Sam Clovis, Cameron Helland, Richard Porter, Andrew Wright, David Stamatis, Franco Zaragoza, Stephen Becker, Domini Padua, Trevor Larsen
  • Area

    4200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

UCLA Hitch Student Residences / Steinberg

09:00 - 20 May, 2016
UCLA Hitch Student Residences  / Steinberg, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Category

  • Client/Owner

    UCLA Capital Programs Design & Construction
  • Area

    77500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs