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In Florida, Balancing Nature + Design

In Florida, Balancing Nature + Design

A new, 375,000 square-foot FBI office building in Miramar, Fla. has returned a developer’s 18-inch-deep, gravel-encrusted site back to the Everglades. “We realized early that man’s encroachment had basically eviscerated the ecosystem,” says Mark Sexton, partner in Chicago-based Krueck + Sexton Architects. “Someone had filled the Everglades in with gravel, as if to say: ‘Here, [...]

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In the Hamptons, a Moveable Feast

In the Hamptons, a Moveable Feast

Just in case you need a new reason to visit the Herzog & de Meuron – designed Parrish Art Museum in the Hamptons this weekend, here it is: The Dream Machine is anchored there today. A 1978 Airstream trailer reconfigured by New York architect Suchi Reddi into a showroom and store, it’s a collaborative effort [...]

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Moving the Earth to Frame Our Views

Moving the Earth to Frame Our Views

When the crowds of visitors at Monticello got to be too much for the third president of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence, he’d slip off from Charlottesville to his beloved retreat in Bedford County, Va. Here we have an archived A+A post from May 31, 2010, explaining what he [...]

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In Virginia, Landscape as Architecture

In Virginia, Landscape as Architecture

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, A+A is reaching back into its archives for posts related to the author of the Declaration of Independence. Here we have the second of three about Poplar Forest in Bedford County, Va., originally posted in October, 2010: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest near Lynchburg, Va. is the work of [...]

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John Hemings: Artisan for the Ages

John Hemings: Artisan for the Ages

Here we have a post from the A+A archives, this one from October 2010. It addresses the craftsman who worked the wood at Jefferson’s Poplar Forest retreat: The exquisitely fine work in wood and glass at Poplar Forest in Bedford County, Va. is the result of a complex relationship between architect and artisan, master and slave. Thomas [...]

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Chicago’s Understated Sailing Center

Chicago’s Understated Sailing Center

It’s a site on Lake Michigan that’s to die for. On it is a structure that facilitates a university’s sailing program. Northwestern University’s new sailing center by Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, lies north of downtown Chicago, its viewscape aligned perfectly with the skyscrapers of the Windy City to the south. It backs up to the limestone-clad [...]

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The Meshberg Group Does New York

The Meshberg Group Does New York

From RISD to yacht design to Andre Kikosky’s office, Adam Meshberg’s been around the block a few times. In 2006 he set up shop in the Vinegar Hill section of Brooklyn, near the Navy Yard. Then he set about redesigning New York – whether residential, commercial or the hospitality business – in his own neighborhood [...]

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Is the South Bronx the New Brooklyn?

Is the South Bronx the New Brooklyn?

It’s ambitious, of course, but Keith Rubenstein’s plan for developing the South Bronx waterfront makes good sense. For years, he’s been peering north from his Somerset Partners office on the 25th floor at 450 Park Avenue in Manhattan, looking out to the Bronx. He’s also witnessed the development of Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Jersey City. Then [...]

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In Dallas, a Park Bridging a Highway

In Dallas, a Park Bridging a Highway

A walk on a rickety bridge over an eight-lane highway in Dallas led architect Jim Burnett to one of the most rewarding landscape projects of his career. He was there to work on landscape designs for Robert A.M. Stern’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. Trying to reach Renzo Piano’s Nasher Museum, he had to cross that bridge [...]

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Tom Kundig and His House of Stone

Tom Kundig and His House of Stone

In March 2012, A+A caught up with Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects after his design for The Pierre won the IIDA’s Interior Design Award for 2012, the only residential project to be named that year. Kundig is featured also in “Drawing from Practice,” from Routledge Press. What was the intent of your design for The Pierre? It’s [...]

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