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The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

11:50 - 21 May, 2019
The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

From the Publisher:
The book presents the first historical analysis of the productive tension between the city and the architectural form. It introduces 20th-century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.

Hyatt Global Headquarters / Gensler

16:00 - 18 April, 2019
Hyatt Global Headquarters / Gensler, © Rafael Gamo
© Rafael Gamo

© Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo © Rafael Gamo + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Randy Howder, Craig Pierson, Kelly Dubisar, Terry Walker, Samantha Lewis, Scott Lay, Sue Harrington, Lisa Hsiao, Melissa Garcia, Nicole Covarrubias
  • Area

    263000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Carol Ross Barney

05:00 - 12 April, 2019
Spotlight: Carol Ross Barney, Carol Ross Barney. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects
Carol Ross Barney. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects

Few architects have had a greater influence on civic design and the public realm than Carol Ross Barney. Advocating that excellent design is a right, not a privilege, Carol's career is marked by her sensitivity. Born in Chicago, Illinois on April 12, 1949, her work is characterized by a desire to bring dignity to the needs of users and the public alike. With a career that spans over 40 years, Carol founded her firm Ross Barney Architects in 1981. She is known for shaping the built environment, the profession, and architectural education. As an architect, urbanist, mentor, and educator, her work upholds a deep commitment to people and place.

Chicago Riverwalk. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects 606. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects McDonalds Chicago Flagship. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects Ohio State University Chiller Plant. Image Courtesy of Ross Barney Architects + 9

Infographic: The Bauhaus, Where Form Follows Function

05:30 - 11 April, 2019

UPDATE: In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, we’re re-publishing this popular infographic, which was originally published April 16th, 2012.

From the “starchitect” to “architecture for the 99%,” we are witnessing a shift of focus in the field of architecture. However, it’s in the education system where these ideas really take root and grow. This sea change inspired us to explore past movements, influenced by economic shifts, war and the introduction of new technologies, and take a closer look at the bauhaus movement.

Often associated with being anti-industrial, the Arts and Crafts Movement had dominated the field before the start of the Bauhaus in 1919. The Bauhaus’ focus was to merge design with industry, providing well-designed products for the many.

The Bauhaus not only impacted design and architecture on an international level, but also revolutionized the way design schools conceptualize education as a means of imparting an integrated design approach where form follows function.

OMA, Morphosis and Johnston Marklee Among Finalists for New Chicago Arts Center

05:00 - 10 April, 2019
OMA, Morphosis and Johnston Marklee Among Finalists for New Chicago Arts Center, UIC Center for the Arts. Image Courtesy of Morphosis, STL & Arup
UIC Center for the Arts. Image Courtesy of Morphosis, STL & Arup

The University of Illinois at Chicago has announced the shortlist to design a new $95 million Center of the Arts for the College of Architecture, Design and the Arts. Chosen from 36 teams, the shortlist includes OMA with KOO Architects, Johnston Marklee with UrbanWorks, and Morphosis with STL Architects. The new center will include a 500-seat concert hall, a 270-seat reconfigurable theater, an exhibition hall, rehearsal spaces, and a combination cafe and jazz club. The 88,000-square-foot building will be primarily used by the UIC’s School of Theatre & Music as the new public face of UIC’s East Campus.

Studio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport Expansion

11:00 - 28 March, 2019
Studio Gang to Lead Winning Chicago O’Hare Airport Expansion, O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD
O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD

Studio Gang has been selected to lead the $8.5 billon O'Hare 21 International Airport expansion in Chicago. Chosen from a list of firms including BIG, Calatrava and SOM, the Studio Gang team is part of the Studio ORD partnership. They won the project for the Global Terminal and Concourse with three volumes converging in a central hub. Designed to celebrate Chicago’s history as a city shaped by lines of movement, the project represents O’Hare’s first major overhaul in 25 years.

O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD O'Hare Global Terminal and Concourse. Image Courtesy of Studio ORD + 8

McDonald’s HQ Workplace / Studio O+A + IA Interior Architects

03:00 - 20 March, 2019
McDonald’s HQ Workplace / Studio O+A + IA Interior Architects, © Garrett Rowland
© Garrett Rowland

© Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland © Garrett Rowland + 51

The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

18:00 - 15 March, 2019
The Theatre School, DePaul University / Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO © Jeff Goldberg/ESTO + 21

Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2019 Early Highlight Contributors

05:00 - 15 March, 2019
Chicago Architecture Biennial Announces 2019 Early Highlight Contributors, The new graphic identity of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. by LA-based ELLA. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The new graphic identity of the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. by LA-based ELLA. Image Courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial

The third Chicago Architecture Biennial will occur from September 19, 2019, to January 5, 2020, and yesterday the first group of contributors to the 2019 edition and publication was announced. This year’s theme, “...and other such stories,” will bring together a multi-faceted and international exploration of architecture and the built environment. Newly commissioned projects for the Biennial will highlight issues including public housing, social justice, and the appropriation and preservation of the natural environment.

New Images of Chicago's Tallest Residential Rental Tower Revealed

03:30 - 15 March, 2019
New Images of Chicago's Tallest Residential Rental Tower Revealed, NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects
NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects

Architect Rafael Viñoly has revealed new images for NEMA, a skyscraper set to become the tallest residential rental tower in Chicago. Designed to evoke the structural system of the Willis Tower, the project is sited on the southwestern edge of Grant Park. The 76-story residential tower will create 800 rental units and is designed to be LEED Silver. The new skyscraper will include expansive views of the city's skyline as it frames Lake Michigan and Grant Park.

NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects NEMA Chicago. Image Courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects + 29

World’s First Floating Eco-Park Planned for Chicago River

13:00 - 20 February, 2019
World’s First Floating Eco-Park Planned for Chicago River, Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM
Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM

SOM has revealed their design for the world’s first floating eco-park along the Chicago River. Called Wild Mile Chicago, the project is sited between Chicago and North avenues along the east side of Goose Island. A group of ecologists and activists called Urban Rivers is working with the city to realize the plan. The mile-long project is being created with government officials and private developers to include new wildlife, recreational and educational additions to the river’s North Branch.

Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM Wild Mile Chicago. Image Courtesy of SOM + 5

Hulu Series to Feature the World Expo's "Murder Castle"

05:00 - 20 February, 2019
Hulu Series to Feature the World Expo's "Murder Castle" , Russian Section - 1893 World Expo. Image via Creative Commons
Russian Section - 1893 World Expo. Image via Creative Commons

Hulu has announced that they will be adapting a story of H.H. Holmes, America’s first documented serial killer, into a television series on the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Based on the nonfiction book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, the series will explore murder and architecture around the so-called “Murder Castle." The show will feature the labyrinthine structure that Holmes built and stories around architect Daniel H. Burnham's infamous World Expo.

Ed Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan Architects

20:00 - 12 February, 2019
Ed Kaplan Family Institute / John Ronan Architects, © Steve Hall
© Steve Hall

© Steve Hall © Steve Hall © Steve Hall © Steve Hall + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chicago, IL, United States
  • Category

  • Director, Lead Designer

    John Ronan FAIA
  • Project Architect

    Marcin Szef
  • Project Team

    Danielle Beaulieu, Sam Park, Eric Cheng, Laura Gomez Hernandez
  • Area

    72000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

08:00 - 12 February, 2019
7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

After the dissolution of the Bauhaus due to Nazi political pressure in April 1933, the ideas, teachings, and philosophies of the school were flung across the world as former students and faculty dispersed in the face of impending war. Of the numerous creative talents associated with the Bauhaus, many went on to notable careers elsewhere. Some made a living as artists or practitioners, others either continued or began careers as teachers themselves - and many did both throughout the course of their lives.

Main building of the former Black Mountain College. Image via Wikimedia under public domain Gropius House. Imagevia Picryl under public domain Ulm School of Design building by Max Bill . Image © <a href=‘https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HfGUlmbuilding.jpg'>Flickr user alphanumeric</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Barn at Pond Farm. Image © <a href=‘https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pond_Farm_Barn_Exterior.JPG'>Wikimedia user MikeVdP</a> licensed under <a href=‘https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> + 11

Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions

04:00 - 12 February, 2019
Mass Timber: Shattering the Myth of Code Exceptions , T3 Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of DLR Group
T3 Minneapolis. Image Courtesy of DLR Group

Structural timber is in the midst of a renaissance; an ironic trend given that timber is arguably the most ancient of building materials. But new innovations in structural timber design have inspired a range of boundary-pushing plans for the age-old material, including everything from bridges to skyscrapers. Even more crucially, these designs are on the path to realization, acceding to building codes that many (mistakenly) view as restrictive to the point of impossibility.

The timber structures of today aren't just breaking records - they're doing it without breaking the rules. 

Chicago's $6 Billion Lincoln Yards Project Wins Planning Approval

13:00 - 29 January, 2019
Chicago's $6 Billion Lincoln Yards Project Wins Planning Approval, Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay
Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay

The Chicago Plan Commission has approved the $6 billion Lincoln Yards project to develop 55 acres of riverfront land in Chicago. Proposed by real estate investment and development firm Sterling Bay, the project has the potential to reshape the city's skyline along the Chicago River. Lincoln Yards would include office, residential and hotel towers, as well as restaurants, retail and entertainment spaces along Lincoln Park and Bucktown.

Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay Lincoln Yards. Image Courtesy of Sterling Bay + 9

Optimo / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

10:00 - 22 January, 2019
© Tom Rossiter
© Tom Rossiter

© Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter © Tom Rossiter + 20