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Snøhetta & Clark Nexsen Reveal Images for Library in North Carolina

Designed by Snøhetta in collaboration with Clark Nexsen, the new Main Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg Library reinterprets the space through a technologically-advanced approach and highlights the importance of this function in the community's daily life.

Pillars of Dreams Pavilion / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

© NAARO © NAARO © NAARO © NAARO + 18

Charlotte, United States
  • Architects: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 600.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019

Wanderwall / MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Create Planning Vision for Charlotte Science Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has been selected by Discovery Place and the City of Charlotte to design the new Discovery Place Science center in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Partnering with architect-of-record Jenkins•Peer Architects (J•PA), the team will create a masterplan and conceptual design for the museum, one of the state's most popular cultural attractions.

Snøhetta and Clark Nexsen Selected to Design New Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The team of Snøhetta (design architect), Clark Nexsen (architect-of-record) and brightspot strategy (community engagement and space programming) has been selected to design the new Main Building for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

The team will work to incorporate the creative vision created by the library and its community through a multi-year planning process. Envisioned as a “public commons,” the building will aimed at becoming a catalyst for urban revitalization, becoming a new hub of culture, education and community connection for the city.

Clark Nexsen Wins Activate Urban Housing Design Competition With a Food-centered Vision

Clark Nexsen has won the international Activate Urban Housing Design Competition with its proposal for an urban dwelling on South Mint Street in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The design, entitled Mint, focuses on connectivity and neighborhood and includes residential, retail, and open green spaces.

Conceived as a catalyst for a culinary district, Mint aims to create a new urban living and working space, in which the connectivity of food-centered entrepreneurial enterprises fosters a sense of community.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Mario Botta

© Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano © Enrico Cano + 16

Charlotte, United States
  • Architects: Mario Botta
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2490.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2009

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory

Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibition spanning the 50-year career of internationally acclaimed architect Mario Botta, the designer of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art building and one of the century's most fundamental contributors to postmodern architecture.

Solar Decathlon 2013: UNC Charlotte Wins "People's Choice"

The people have spoken: UNC Charlotte’s 2013 Solar Decathlon entry, UrbanEden has won the “People’s Choice Award.” Designed as an urban infill project for a couple in Charlotte, North Carolina, the net-zero solar-powered home defines itself by establishing a strong indoor and outdoor connection in the middle of the city. By enclosing the back deck with a seven-foot tall vertical garden and integrating a high-performance glass wall along the home’s south side, dwellers are presented with the unlikely option of privately enjoying the outdoors within a dense urban context.

NASCAR Hall of Fame / Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

© Peter Brentlinger © Peter Brentlinger © Peter Brentlinger © Peter Brentlinger + 23

Charlotte, United States

Help us with our upcoming Architecture City Guide: Charlotte, North Carolina

We want to try a new bottom-up approach to our Architecture City Guides and we need your help. To make the City Guides much more engaging we are asking for your input on which designs should comprise our weekly list of 12. In order for this to work we will need you, our readers, to suggest a few of your favorite modern/contemporary buildings for the upcoming city guide in the comment section below. Along with your suggestions we ask that you provide a link to a Flickr image you took of the building that we can use, the address of the building, and the architect. From that we will select the top 12 most recommended buildings. Hopefully this method will help bring to our attention smaller well done projects that only locals truly know. With that in mind we do not showcase private single-family residences for obvious reasons.

Revolution Park Sports Academy / Neighboring Concepts

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