In Korea, Olson Kundig’s Secret Garden

In Korea, Olson Kundig’s Secret Garden

Olson Kundig Architects has worked with its client, Shinsegae, to create Secret Garden, a rooftop playground and cultural center for families. Situated on the ninth-floor terrace of a 12-story department store in Uijeongbu, South Korea, it’s a 20,000-square-foot active...

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A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

A Rorschach Test for Kitchen or Bath

Alistair McAuley and Paul Simmons met at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1980s. They were studying classical textile design, like the pastoral scenes of Toile – horses, fox-hunting and picnicking – where deep reds or blues are usually printed on a cream-colored background....

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Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Houses by Eliel and Eero Saarinen

Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen have a new book out on residences designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in Finland and the U.S. Princeton Architectural Press kindly arranged an email interview for A+A: Why did you decide to do a book on Saarinen houses? During our work with...

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Havana Modern: 20th Century Styles

Havana Modern: 20th Century Styles

In the first half of the 20th century, Havana served as a huge stage set for some of the great architectural styles. The city was saturated with Cuban and American architects demonstrating their abilities in the language of the Beaux Arts, of Art Nouveau, and of Art Deco, Art...

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In D.C., Restoring a Collegiate Gothic

In D.C., Restoring a Collegiate Gothic

One of the signature buildings on The Catholic University of America’s campus in Washington, D.C. has undergone a sensitive renovation at the hands of SmithGroup. The Tudor Gothic structure, part of a master plan designed in 1914 by Murphy & Olmstead, originally...

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In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

In Taiwan, A Tower by Richard Meier

Vivian Lee is a native of Taiwan who left at age seven to be raised in the states. Now she’s returned to Taichung as an architect with Richard Meier & Partners, to design a 41-story condominium tower in that booming city. “Obviously there’s a personal connection, but...

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Views of Beirut and the Mediterranean

Views of Beirut and the Mediterranean

Lebanese architect Ziad Abi Karam has designed a house that perches atop a hill near Beirut – for 360-degree views of the city and the Mediterranean. Moreover, he’s curated the vistas from each of its five floors. “There are small and precise views in the bedrooms, but...

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How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

How to Conserve 400 Tiffany Drawings

A paper conservator, intently engaged in restoring the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of drawings from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios, will discuss her work tonight during a lecture in midtown Manhattan. Marina Ruiz-Molina’s presentation will focus on the various...

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Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Design Hunting’s Home in East Harlem

Item #2 from the Winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting: The East Harlem home Jeffrey Ventura Morell shares with his partner, Lyndel Urbano, is an 850-square-foot, loftlike apartment inside a recently renovated former warehouse. But the space is...

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In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

In NewYork’s Design Hunting: ‘Soak’

Editor’s note: The winter 2015 issue of New York magazine’s Design Hunting is on the stands now, and A+A is exerpting a couple of features from it – one today (with a familiar byline) and another on Monday. This one’s from pages 68-69, with photography...

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