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The Long(ish) Read: Louis Sullivan Discusses the Tall Office, "Artistically Considered"

04:00 - 10 September, 2015
The Long(ish) Read: Louis Sullivan Discusses the Tall Office, "Artistically Considered", Wainwright Building / Adler & Sullivan. Image Courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey
Wainwright Building / Adler & Sullivan. Image Courtesy of Historic American Buildings Survey

Welcome to the second installment of The Long(ish) Read: an AD feature which uncovers texts written by notable essayists that resonate with contemporary architecture, interior architecture, urbanism or landscape design. In this essay, written in March 1896, Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) discusses the construction of high-rise office buildings. Sullivan, often described as the 'Father of Skyscrapers' and the 'Father of Modernism', was a mentor to a number of US architects in and around Chicago — including Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School. In this essay, written when he was forty years of age, Sullivan lists his solutions to the many problems associated with building tall, and doing so with a degree of artistic flair.

Read the essay in full after the break.

Bati_rieul / L'EAU design

19:00 - 22 June, 2015
Bati_rieul / L'EAU design, © Park Wan-soon
© Park Wan-soon

© Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon © Park Wan-soon + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    9-12 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Kim Dong-jin
  • Design Team

    Jeong Sunjun, Kim Taeyeon
  • Area

    743.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    20058
  • Photographs

Head Office of AGC Glass Europe / SAMYN and PARTNERS

09:00 - 22 June, 2015
Head Office of AGC Glass Europe / SAMYN and PARTNERS, © Simon Schmitt
© Simon Schmitt

© Serge Brison © Serge Brison © Marie-Françoise Plissart © Marie-Françoise Plissart + 61

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

13:00 - 14 June, 2015
IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center  / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé + 28

AECOM's Basketball Training Facility Encases a Diverse Range of Program in LA

14:00 - 13 June, 2015
AECOM's Basketball Training Facility Encases a Diverse Range of Program in LA, Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio
Courtesy of AECOM LA Design Studio

AECOM has designed a $42,000,000 campus and training facility for a professional basketball organization in West Los Angeles. The building contains a basketball arena, corporate headquarters, a hall of fame, and gardens, among other programs. Despite the building’s varied uses, AECOM was determined to make it “basketball centric.”

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Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

05:00 - 13 June, 2015
Sparkasse Bank / Dietger Wissounig Architekten, © dermaurer
© dermaurer

© dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer © dermaurer + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Villacher Straße 165, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Dietger Wissounig, Vojka Mocnik, Patrick Steiner, Thomas Wadl
  • Area

    716.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Zonic Vision Office / Stu/D/O Architects

20:00 - 11 June, 2015
Zonic Vision Office / Stu/D/O Architects, © Krisada Boonchaleow
© Krisada Boonchaleow

© Krisada Boonchaleow © Wison Tungthunya Courtesy of Stu/D/O Architects © Wison Tungthunya + 35

Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners

17:00 - 11 June, 2015
Advantech Linkou Campus Phase 1 / J. J. Pan & Partners, © Vesper W.S. Hsieh
© Vesper W.S. Hsieh

© Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh © Vesper W.S. Hsieh + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    No. 27, Wende Road, Guishan District, Taoyuan City, Taiwan 333
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Joshua J. Pan, Jason Chen, Yi-Tai Lin, Tien-Kai Yang, Shun-Lang Wu, Hsin-Ha Chen, Chia-Wei Ting, Po-Cheng Wang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Tien-Yi Pan, Shih-Fang Huang, Chia-Ling Yang, Jing-Ren Chen, Chen-Yang Chang, Pao-Chao Hsu
  • Area

    36600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O

19:00 - 9 June, 2015
Layerscape / Kiến Trúc O, © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki + 19

  • Architects

    Kiến Trúc O
  • Location

    Da Nang, Da Nang, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Đàm Huỳnh Quốc Vũ, Lê An Ni, Trần Minh Tuyến, Thái Thanh Xuân, Lê Hồng Đức
  • Area

    1025.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

BIG Replaces Foster, Unveils Plans for 2 World Trade Center

12:49 - 9 June, 2015
BIG Replaces Foster, Unveils Plans for 2 World Trade Center, © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG
© DBOX, Courtesy of BIG

BIG has revealed plans for the fourth and final skyscraper planned for the World Trade Center site - the 2 World Trade Center (2 WTC) - confirming rumors that the Danish architect has replaced Norman Foster as the project's architect.

As announced by WIRED, the controversial take over is the result of James Murdoch's distaste for Foster's decade-old scheme and preference for a more integrated workplace. Though the foundation of Foster's building has already been built, the BIG scheme will now be realized and become the new headquarters of Rupert Murdoch’s media companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp.

Designed as seven unique building stacked on top of each other, the stepped 2 WTC tower will rise 1,340 feet - a height that would make it Manhattan's third-tallest building if built today.

Watch Bjarke Ingels explain the concept in a video, after the break. 

© DBOX, Courtesy of BIG © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG + 34

Diesel Engine Factory / CHIASMUS

19:00 - 7 June, 2015
Diesel Engine Factory / CHIASMUS, © Courtesy of CHIASMUS
© Courtesy of CHIASMUS

© Courtesy of CHIASMUS © Courtesy of CHIASMUS © Courtesy of CHIASMUS © Courtesy of CHIASMUS + 8

Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department

05:00 - 5 June, 2015
Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department, © Olivier Helbert
© Olivier Helbert

© Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert + 22

Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon / Wise Architecture

19:00 - 4 June, 2015
Dialogue in the Dark Bukchon / Wise Architecture, © Yongkwan Kim
© Yongkwan Kim

© Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim © Yongkwan Kim + 35

New Ludgate / Fletcher Priest Architects + Sauerbruch Hutton Architects

05:00 - 4 June, 2015
New Ludgate / Fletcher Priest Architects + Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, © Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

© Jan Bitter © Paul Grundy Courtesy of Fletcher Priest Architects, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects © Jan Bitter + 35

HIT3 / Alejandro Gawianski

11:00 - 2 June, 2015
HIT3 / Alejandro Gawianski, © Albano García
© Albano García

© Albano García © Albano García © Albano García © Albano García + 33

The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects

13:00 - 31 May, 2015
The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Luke Hayes
© Luke Hayes

© Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes © Luke Hayes + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint Antony's College, University of Oxford, Saint Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JF, UK
  • Category

  • Design

    Zaha Hadid
  • Project Director

    Jim Heverin
  • Project Associates

    Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock
  • Project Architect

    Alex Bilton
  • Area

    1127.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Alto El Golf / Handel Architects

09:00 - 29 May, 2015
Alto El Golf / Handel Architects, © Nico Saieh
© Nico Saieh

© Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh © Nico Saieh + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Glenn Rescalvo, AIA
  • Project Architect

    Maximiliano Noguera
  • Project Manager

    Jim Hakes
  • Project Designer

    Michael Lin
  • Area

    29000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Donmar Dryden Street / Haworth Tompkins

05:00 - 29 May, 2015
Donmar Dryden Street  / Haworth Tompkins, © Philip Vile
© Philip Vile

© Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile © Philip Vile + 26