M-Rad unveils design for a many-colored Hudson Yards hotel

Architecture, East, News, Unveiled
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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(Courtesy M-Rad Architecture)

(Courtesy M-Rad Architecture)

Though New York has over 100,000 hotel rooms, developers on Manhattan’s Far West Side feel there’s room for more. Matthew Rosenberg, founding principal of Los Angeles–based M-Rad Architecture, has completed the concept design of Hudson Americano, a 740-foot-tall, 160-suite hotel at Hudson Yards. Read More

Plans unveiled for ZGF and Cotter’s twisted tower in downtown Seattle

Architecture, Unveiled, West
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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A rendering of 2014 Fairview Ave, Option 3 (ZGF Cotter Architects)

A rendering of 2014 Fairview Ave, Option 3 (ZGF Cotter Architects)

There is a new proposal for yet another skyscraper in the Denny Triangle neighborhood in downtown Seattle—this time by ZGF and Cotter Architects. The 41-story tower is in the early design guidance phase and would bring in 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail housed in a podium and 420 apartments rising above.

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Unveiled> Studio Gang’s new wing for the American Museum of Natural History

Architecture, East, News, Newsletter, Unveiled
Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Interior, looking east (Courtesy Studio Gang)

Interior, looking east (Courtesy Studio Gang)

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has unveiled the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, a six story, 218,000 square foot, $325 million expansion, at Columbus Avenue and 79th Street, designed by Jeanne Gang. The principal of New York– and Chicago-based Studio Gang stated that the exuberant organic forms recall “geological canyons, glacial forms,” spaces shaped in increments by the forces of nature. Here, form follows function: the aim of the Gilder Center is to build scientific literacy in young people and encourage study in the STEM fields.

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REX unveils a fluted glass office building in Washington, D.C.

Architecture, East, News, Newsletter, Unveiled
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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(Courtesy REX)

(Courtesy REX)

As the United States capital,Washington, D.C. is a de facto magnet for smart people who want to make an impact on government. The city doesn’t often make headlines for its contemporary architecture, though occasionally, a sharp new project breaks into the parade of undistinguished office buildings. One of those is a newly unveiled 11-story structure by Brooklyn-based REX at 2050 M Street, between Washington and Dupont Circles. Read More

Adam Sokol’s tall and skinny hotel revealed on Los Angeles’ Spring Street

Architecture, Skyscrapers, Unveiled, West
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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A skinny hotel is set to rise in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic core. Designed by Buffalo, New York–based Adam Sokol Architecture Practice (asap) for developer Lizard Capital, the new Spring Street Hotel will tower 325-feet over the street and feature 176 guest rooms. At 28-stories, the design introduces tallness to an area that’s currently mid-rise area, but not for long.

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Perkins+Will goes back to school with new academic building for the University of Toronto

Exterior Render (Courtesy Perkins+Will)

Exterior Render. (Courtesy Perkins+Will)

International firm Perkins+Will has unveiled plans for a new six story, 210,000 square foot scheme at the University of Toronto Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. The creatively named ‘North Building Phase B’ has a construction budget of $69 million and is due to be complete by the summer of 2018.

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No glass ceilings here: Eva Jiricna will design new home for Tiffany lamp collection

Architecture, East, News, Newsletter, Unveiled
Thursday, October 8, 2015
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Rendering of glass staircase in the Tiffany Gallery, New York Historical Society. (Courtesy Eva Jiřičná Architects)

Rendering of glass staircase in the Tiffany Gallery, New York Historical Society. (Courtesy Eva Jiřičná Architects)

The New York Historical Society announced today that Czech architect Eva Jiřičná will design a new space for exhibitions and study on the 20,000 square foot fourth floor of the society’s Central Park West building.

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The Metamorphosis: Marc Fornes breaks ground on a parametric amphitheater in Maryland

(Courtesy Marc Fornes/Theverymany)

(Courtesy Marc Fornes/Theverymany)

On September 12, New York–based practice Marc Fornes/Theverymany broke ground on its largest project to date, the Chrysalis Amphitheater project. The parametric structure’s fluid form is intended to define a public space and live performance venue for outdoor gigs and shows.

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Herzog & de Meuron Reveals Renderings for New Vancouver Art Gallery

Architecture, International, Unveiled, West
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

Stacked spaces for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. (Courtesy Herzog de Meuron)

After years of planning, the Vancouver Art Gallery revealed renderings for its new home by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron this Tuesday. The conceptual design is a striking departure for a city of tall, slim towers, but an ongoing motif for the firmRead More

Thomas Phifer unveils his design for a museum and theater complex in Warsaw

Architecture, International, Unveiled
Monday, September 28, 2015
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(Courtesy Thomas-Phifer+Partners)

(Courtesy Thomas-Phifer+Partners)

Warsaw has risen. New York–based practice Thomas Phifer + Partners has released its plans for a new 160,000-square-foot museum, a 100,000-square-foot theater, and an outdoor forum in Warsaw, Poland.

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Rafael Viñoly unveils his 76-story homage to Chicago’s Sears Tower

113 E. Roosevelt Rd.

(Rafael Viñoly)

On the heels of a new 86-story project by JAHN. Chicago‘s South Loop neighborhood is also prepping for a 76-story tower designed by Rafael Viñoly. Both projects were unveiled Tuesday and would be among the tallest buildings in the city if built.

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Unveiled> JAHN project towers over Chicago’s South Loop

(JAHN)

(JAHN)

JAHN, the Chicago-based firm led by Helmut Jahn and Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido, has unveiled renderings of a long-rumored project in their hometown’s South Loop neighborhood. At 1,030 feet, the tower would be Chicago’s fifth tallest—or, as Curbed Chicago points out, sixth if Studio Gang‘s Wanda Vista project is completed first.

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