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National Museum of American Jewish History / Ennead Architects

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Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Ennead Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 100000.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2010

Thin Flats / Onion Flats

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Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Onion Flats
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2009

Rag Flats / Onion Flats

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Cherry Hill Mall Renovation and Expansion / JPRA Architects

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Philadelphia, United States

Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia

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Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Massimo Catarinella

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed to Philadelphia. The list of influential architects that have either worked, studied, or taught in Philadelphia is perhaps the only list that challenges the numbers of Founding Fathers that descended on this city of “Brotherly Love.” A brief list includes Sullivan, Kahn, Wright, Pei, Rudolf, Corbusier, Latrobe, Gropius, Mumford, and Furness. That being said, our list of 12 barely scratches the surface of buildings worth seeing in this great city. We would like to hear about your must not miss buildings in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Philadelphia list and corresponding map after the break!

Pennsylvania Convention Center / tvsdesign

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Courtesy of tvsdesign

This project by tvsdesign is an addition to and rehabilitation of Philadelphia’s historic 1893 Reading Train Shed. As the centerpiece of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the terminal building, Grand Hall, meeting rooms, ballroom and farmer’s market will be joined by a new modern convention center that weaves the style, scale and rhythm of the historic Philadelphia architecture with the new addition.

More on this project after the break.

The Modules / Interface Studio Architects

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Philadelphia, United States

100K House / Interface Studio Architects

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Philadelphia, United States

Surface Deposit: New Work by Lead Pencil Studio

Surface Deposit is an exhibition of fragmented sculptural assemblages based on the analysis and research of digital data collected by a 3-dimensional laser over several months during the summer of 2010. Incorporating various materials, including remnants from Tyler School of Art’s former campus in Elkins Park, PA, Lead Pencil Studio will explore notions of accumulation through elements of architecture that are not inherent to a structure’s original design. Their practice is self-described as “architecture in reverse…our projects are everything about architecture with none of its function…spaces with no greater purpose than to be perceived and question the certainty posited by the man-made world.”

Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus / MSR Design

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Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: MSR Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 285000.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2006

AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi

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Philadelphia, United States

The Breakaway / We Are You

Swedish architects We Are You received third prize for an international competition for the new Bicycling Center in Philadelphia.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Split Level House / Qb Design

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Philadelphia, United States
  • Architects: Qb Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 279.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2009