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SHoP Architects principal knew Brooklyn Tower would be “like the Empire State Building of Brooklyn”

August 12, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
The Brooklyn Tower with Manhattan in the background

Early adoption of digital technology and the competitive nature of working in the architectural “pressure cooker” of New York City helped SHoP Architects become successful, say principals Gregg Pasquarelli and John Cerone in this interview. Pasquarelli, one of five architects who founded SHoP Architects 1996, and Cerone, an employee since 2008 and principal since 2020,

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Mass-timber structure in Chicago to be “tallest timber-made building” in the city since Great Fire

August 10, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

Chicago architecture studio Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture has announced plans for 2100 N Southport Avenue, a mass-timber residential tower in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood of Chicago. 2100 N Southport Avenue will be a nine-storey residential tower project led by developers Sterling Bay. If completed, it will mark the city’s “tallest timber-made building to be constructed since

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Ennead Architects releases design for Milwaukee museum based on geological formations

August 9, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Milwaukee Public Museum new building facade rendering

New York studio Ennead Architects has unveiled its design for the Milwaukee Public Museum building in Wisconsin, which will consist of a series of rounded structures informed by the area’s geological formations. The new Milwaukee Public Museum will be located in the city’s Haymarket neighbourhood, north along the Milwaukee river from the current museum building,

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ODA’s “fractal” skyscraper latest addition to Billionaire’s Row

August 5, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
ODA skyscraper Billionaires Row

Construction has begun on the 126 East 57th Street skyscraper designed by architecture studio ODA on New York City’s Billionaire’s Row. The 386-foot (118-metre) skyscraper will be the latest high rise in the district of Uptown Manhattan, which is known for residential skyscrapers with supertall heights and high price tags. Developed by MRR 1326, the 28-storey residential

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Herzog & de Meuron reveals mass-timber design in existing Austin street front

August 4, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Herzog and de Meuron texas project

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled designs for the Sixth and Blanco restaurant, shop and hotel development in Austin, which will incorporate existing stores and houses. Located at the intersection of West Sixth Street and Blanco Street in Austin, the structure will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in the state of Texas.

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Photographer captures fantastical snake-like apartment complex in Mexico

August 3, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Javier Senosiain Aguilar's El Nido de Quetzalcóatl

Latvian photographer Anna Dave has released photographs of Javier Senosiain Aguilar’s El Nido de Quetzalcóatl in Mexico, a work of organic architecture shaped like a snake. Name El Nido de Quetzalcóatl – or the Nest of Quetzalcóatl – in reference to a god with a serpent form in Aztec religion, the structure was completed in

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Tom Kundig designs Truckee home with metal “treehouse” for Faulkner Architects founder

August 2, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Concrete and steel buildings through the trees

Seattle architecture studio Olson Kundig Architects has collaborated with Greg Faulkner and his wife Lesa to create a home in a Californian forest that incorporates a steel-clad tower. The 5,420-square-foot (504-square-metre) Analog House is in Truckee, California –  just over the state’s border with Nevada – an area known for its forests, winter sports and

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Six supertall skyscrapers planned for North American cities

August 1, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Supertall roundup

Supertall skyscrapers are becoming increasingly common in North America outside of New York. Here are six designs by architects including Frank Gehry and SOM for supertalls that are planned across USA and Canada. Supertall skyscrapers, which are defined as those that exceed 300 metres in height, are currently being planned that would become the tallest buildings in

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American architects select the country’s 10 most influential buildings

July 28, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Glass House by Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson’s Glass House and a Frank Lloyd Wright home are among the buildings that leading American architects have selected as the USA’s most significant pieces of architecture of all time. Dezeen asked 10 American architects, including American Institute of Architects (AIA) president Kimberly Dowdell and veteran New York architect Robert AM Stern, to name the US building project that

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Icon Architects unveils design for tallest mass-timber building in North America

July 22, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Mass timber toronto rendering

Canadian studio Icon Architects has released its design for a 31-storey tower in Toronto that, if completed, will be the tallest mass-timber structure in North America. The structure has been proposed for downtown Toronto, near the University of Toronto. If approved by the city, the structure will be 90 metres tall, making it the tallest mass-timber

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