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Twenty-five years in the making, the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City opened to the public in September 2021. Los Angeles's Johnson Fain started working on the project from 1996, developing a concept that honors the tribes in Oklahoma today and recalls historical tribes through an... Johnson Fain

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3 weeks ago

The sculptural off-white exterior of the Health Futures Center on Arizona State University's innovation campus is striking but also functionally responsive to the desert climate, as explained in this short interview with CO Architects, the Los Angeles firm that designed the building with... CO Architects

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4 weeks ago

Big Marsh Park is a nearly 300-acre natural and recreational space on Chicago's Southeast Side, on land that was once an active industrial property. While industry has given way to hiking trails, BMX courses, and picnic grounds, the Ford Calumet Environmental Center — an architectural anchor... Valerio Dewalt Train

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1 month ago

Limestone surfaces lend some privacy to this modern two-story house in Dallas, Texas. Once inside, though, the house opens itself up to the garden through large glass walls. Architect Jason Erik Smith of smitharc architecture + interiors answered a few questions about the Southwestern... smitharc architecture + interiors

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1 month ago

Architecturally, many of the buildings in the Miami Design District scream for attention through colors, forms, and materials. RoyalByckovas's contribution to the area is an element of calm, with dark vertical fins facing 41 Street. Architects Ethan Royal and Ruslanas Byckovas answered a few... RoyalByckovas

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1 month ago

Five years after GWWO Architects realized a nature education center at Berks Nature in Reading, Pennsylvania, the firm has completed an addition that provides more classrooms and doubles the size of the existing building. The architects answered a few questions about the project that opened... GWWO Architects

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1 month ago

A historic Craftsman home, a former grocery story, and a half-dozen repurposed shipping containers combine to create a destination for beer drinkers in Anaheim, California. Outdoor spaces are also part of the mix in Studio One Eleven's design for Moderntimes and Leisuretown. The architects... Studio One Eleven

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2 months ago

The first phase of the new China Academy of Art (CAA) Liangzhu Campus in Hangzhou has been inaugurated and the second phase of the complex, designed by Atelier... Eduard Kögel

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2 months ago

The most recent addition to the Nike campus near Portland, Oregon, is its largest: a 1 million square foot office building serving nearly 3,000 employees. Named for the newly retired tennis star Serena Williams, the building designed by Skylab Architecture

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2 months ago

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a hotel for watch enthusiasts in the canton of Vaud in western Switzerland, adjacent to the museum BIG previously built for watchmaker Audemars Piguet. Ulf Meyer... Ulf Meyer

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2 months ago

This ADU, or "Accessory Dwelling Unit," is the second such project featured as a US Building of the Week in 2022, evidence of the growing popularity of the typology and the increasing number of jurisdictions making them legal means of adding density to residential neighborhoods. The architects... Yeh-Yeh-Yeh Architects

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2 months ago

Colorful panels in oranges and blues call attention to @150 North Third Street, a luxury residential project in Downtown Columbus, Ohio, that is partly the reuse of a five-story warehouse. Architect Jonathan Barnes answered a few questions about the project designed by his Columbus-based... JBAD

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on 8/22/22

Located next to a brewery, a self-storage warehouse, and other industrial structures in North Brooklyn, Amant is a gem in the rough — and a surprising one at that, with intimate courtyards set between the art foundation's multiple brick and concrete buildings. The architects at SO – IL sent us... SO – IL

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on 8/15/22

Open since March, The Pitch is a destination in Austin, Texas, for eating a burger, drinking a beer, watching a football game, or just relaxing outdoors. The design by Mark Odom Studio uses shipping containers to house kitchens and other functions, arranging the modular pieces to create a... Mark Odom Studio

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on 8/8/22

Narrow House is an apt name for this townhouse in Brooklyn that is situated on a lot that is approximately half as wide as a typical lot. The architects at Only If searched out such a "leftover" space, ending up with a light-filled, open space just eleven feet wide. The architects answered a... Only If

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on 8/1/22

The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn is turning from an infamous Superfund site into a cultural district where old industrial buildings are being transformed into performance venues. These include the new home for Powerhouse Arts designed by Herzog & de Meuron and CO Adaptive's transformation of... CO Adaptive

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on 7/25/22

For fifty years Covenant House has been providing shelter for homeless youth across New York City, first with facilities in Lower Manhattan. Since 1976 the organization has been located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, where their new home, designed by... FXCollaborative

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on 7/18/22

A faceted facade and lush green wall make this extension to an electrical substation a good neighbor in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood. The architects at TEF Design answered a few questions about the project. TEF Design

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on 7/4/22

The Valley in Amsterdam is a new type of high-rise cluster. The design by MVRDV uses its publicly accessible namesake “valley” to unite the mixed uses of the 75,000-m2 project. Ulf Meyer toured the recently completed development and sent us his impressions. Ulf Meyer

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on 6/27/22

The first new building at Glenstone since the 2018 opening of the Pavilions, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, is a bespoke pavilion housing a Richard Serra sculpture. World-Architects editor John Hill got a peek at the new building, also designed by Phifer, before it opened to the... Thomas Phifer and Partners

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on 6/21/22

The likeness of the tower at Hayward Field to an Olympic torch is no coincidence: the architects at SRG Partnership designed it to resemble one as a nod to the many University of Oregon students reaching the Olympics. Also fitting was the renovated field serving as a venue for the US Olympic... SRG Partnership

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on 6/13/22

The Thaden School, a five-year-old high school in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, has a 30-acre campus with school buildings and landscapes designed by EskewDumezRipple and Marlon Blackwell Architects through a regional design excellence program administered by the Walton Family Foundation.... EskewDumezRipple

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on 6/13/22

Eduard Kögel reviews Walter Koditek's HONG KONG MODERN, Architecture of the 1950s–1970s, which documents more than 300 buildings and ensembles and, per DOM Publishers, "gives an unprecedented comprehensive overview on the architecture of that transformative period" in Hong Kong. Eduard Kögel

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on 6/9/22

The new Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum), designed by Klaus Schuwerk Architects, is the largest art museum in Scandinavia — and one of its finest, according to Ulf Meyer, who visited ahead of its opening day. Ulf Meyer

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on 5/31/22

Home to Sesame Street for decades, Kaufman Astoria Studios is a storied New York City institution that is uniquely integrated into the neighborhood of Astoria, Queens, where it has been located for more than 100 years. Recent developments include an outdoor backlot and the construction... GLUCK+

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on 5/23/22

Located on axis with the famous clock tower of Clemson University's Tillman Hall and directly across the street from the equally iconic Bowman Field, the new Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business features a design influenced strongly by its site conditions. LMN Architects answered a few... LMN Architects, LS3P Associates

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on 5/16/22

While in Barcelona for EUmies Awards Day, World-Architects got a tour of the La Borda - Cooperative Housing – the Emerging Architecture Winner – from Eliseu Arrufat and Carles Baiges,... John Hill, Lacol

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on 5/9/22

With curved walls making a welcoming embrace and forming a large green space, the L. Gale Lemerand Student Center acts as a gateway to Daytona State College, accentuated by a large bronze portal aligned with the main campus drive. Ikon.5 architects answered a few questions about the project. ikon.5 architects

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on 5/5/22

Beijing-based designers of 3andwich Design/He Wei Studio recently completed a tourist infrastructure building in the Tengger Desert in the Ningxia Autonomous Region in northwest... Eduard Kögel

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on 5/2/22

This residential renovation in Brookings, South Dakota (population 24,794) is striking in its mix of design features, inside and out, some of them reminiscent of the early houses designed by Samuel Mockbee and Coleman Coker in Mississippi, and the DIY creations of Dan Rockhill in Kansas.... Ben Pennell

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on 4/29/22

This public building in the city of Toyokawa houses a variety of functions — community center, library, children's center, city hall — behind a patterned facade that is as welcoming to residents as the light-filled spaces inside. Architect Yasuyuki ITO answered a few questions about the... C+A Coelacanth and Associates

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on 4/25/22

On Saturday, April 23, the new Saint Sarkis Armenian Church in Carrollton, Texas, was consecrated, with its first Sunday service coming one day later, on April 24, the traditional day for commemorating the 1.5 million victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The design by David Hotson Architect... David Hotson Architect

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on 4/18/22

Chicago is a city known for, among other things, its grid: a regular grid with eight blocks to every mile. Diagonal streets are found here and there, disturbing the rectangular grid and creating the occasional oddly shaped lot. Vladimir Radutny Architects encountered one such lot a few steps... Vladimir Radutny Architects

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on 4/11/22

Although San Diego recently surpassed San Francisco as the least affordable metro housing market in the United States, the City by the Bay has long been notorious for the expense of buying or renting a home. In turn, the Edwin M. Lee Apartments, providing housing for formerly homeless veterans... Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

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on 4/4/22

The large campus of Morgan State, a historically black public university (HBCU) in Baltimore, Maryland, is broken up into five distinct campus zones. Anchoring the Morgan Commons in the center of campus is the new Calvin & Tina Tyler Hall, which was completed in September 2020 but wasn't... Teeple Architects, GWWO Architects

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on 3/31/22

Under the direction of Ma Yansong, the office MAD Architects has realised its first social housing project. MAD Architects, known for spectacular forms and spaces in their projects, in... Eduard Kögel

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