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Workplaces Spill over to Public Spaces

Workplaces Spill over to Public Spaces

“I like large parties. They’re so intimate,” the famously careless Jordan Baker opined in Scott Fitzgerald’s Gatsby. “At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” That pretty much sums up the latest trend in workplace development, according to Brad Zizmor and Dag Folger of the multi-disciplinary New York firm, a + i Architecture. Rather than run […]

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A Landscape for a Pavilion in a Park

A Landscape for a Pavilion in a Park

When it came time to select plantings for the landscape at the new African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington, D. C., history guided the way. “In researching of African American history, we discovered that the color blue is very important,” says Kathryn Gustafson, founding principal at Gustafson, Guthrie Nichol (GGN). “There were […]

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In Washington, Siting a New Museum

In Washington, Siting a New Museum

The site for the newest museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. is informed by its own context and history. Adjacent Constitution Avenue was once a manmade canal called Tiber Creek, fed by a spring just north of the Capitol. Slaves once transported building materials along its length, to and from the Anacostia River, […]

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BCJ’s Two New Apple Stores in NYC

BCJ’s Two New Apple Stores in NYC

Designs for two new Apple stores in New York, designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, couldn’t be more dissimilar. But their function remains the same. “The context is different for each, but the program is very similar,” says Karl Backus, San Francisco-based partner in the firm. “They’re architecturally different, but they’re for the same client.” In […]

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In California, a Home by Aaron Green

In California, a Home by Aaron Green

Taught at Taliesin and mentored by Frank Lloyd Wright for much of his early career, architect Aaron Green collaborated with the master on 40 projects. Among them was the Marin County Civic Center, which the protege finished when Wright died. “He used to call him his son,” says Monique Lombardelli, CEO and broker at Modern […]

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At NJIT, a Richard Meier Retrospective

At NJIT, a Richard Meier Retrospective

A lecture by Peter Eisenman and Richard Meier at their Maplewood, N.J. high school has led to a pair of exhibitions at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Meier’s is first up, with a retrospective show of his architecture, art and drawings that opens on Sept. 29 in the College of Art and Design […]

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A Book of Watercolors by John Kriken

A Book of Watercolors by John Kriken

Fresh out of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, architect John Kriken joined SOM in 1968. After founding its San Francisco-based Urban Design & Planning Studio, he served as a general partner from 1994-2004. He’s still with the firm, as a consulting partner, today. Along the way, he’s designed cities, campuses and large-scale urban projects […]

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100 Years, 100 Buildings, by John Hill

100 Years, 100 Buildings, by John Hill

Most people know John Hill through his blog, A Daily Dose of Architecture. A+A has been linking to it since we began posting back in January 2010. But his day job is equally interesting and informative. You can find his work at World Architects. Now he’s come out with an intriguing concept for a book: […]

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Standing the Test of Time in Richmond

Standing the Test of Time in Richmond

If the 2016 Richmond Symphony Designer House teaches us anything about architecture, it is this: Graceful design and fine materials will stand the test of time. The 87-year old home now called “Pineapple Acre” was designed and built in 1929 for David Satterfield, Jr., then Commonwealth’s Attorney for Virginia. It’s a 4,000 square-foot Georgian Revival, […]

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In Atlanta, Buckhead Park Over GA400

In Atlanta, Buckhead Park Over GA400

Buckhead Park Over GA400 in Atlanta has been designed by ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (NBWLA). With precedents in Dallas and Hamburg, it’s part of a new genre of urban infrastructure: built atop a highway, it strategically connects existing commercial/retail centers, mass-transit hubs, and potential development sites around an environmentally […]

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