Norman Foster proposes African Droneport to save lives and build economies

Rendering of the drones being prepared (Courtesy Foster+Partners)

Rendering of the drones being prepared (Courtesy Foster+Partners)

Who needs roads when you can fly? Norman Foster‘s latest project aims to support cargo drone routes that could deliver “urgent and precious supplies to remote areas on a massive scale.”

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Moshe Safdie’s 64-story luxury condominium tower in Midtown revealed

Moshe Safdie and HFZ Capital's proposed West 30th Street condominium tower (Courtesy Safdie Architects)

Moshe Safdie and HFZ Capital’s proposed West 30th Street condominium tower (Courtesy Safdie Architects)

Moshe Safdie will design a 64 story, 800 foot tall—wait for it—luxury condo complex at 8–16 West 30th Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. The three-story-tall boxy extrusions on the tower’s upper stories expand the interior space while shielding the south face from excessive sun exposure.

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MAD reveals slimmed-down Lucas Museum on the Chicago lakeshore

(Courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

A bridge across Burnham Harbor has been eliminated from the proposal. (Courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art)

The PR team boosting the George Lucas Museum today unveiled new renderings of the Star Wars filmmaker’s high-profile and controversial proposal to turn a swath of land on Chicago’s lakefront into a gallery for Lucas’ art collection, digital art and movie memorabilia.

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Renderings revealed for KPF’s new Pacific Park condominium tower in Brooklyn

Architecture, Development, East, News, Unveiled
Friday, September 18, 2015
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615 Dean Street (Courtesy KPF)

615 Dean Street. (Courtesy KPF)

Greenland Forest City Partners is building a new condominium tower at 615 Dean Street at the site of Pacific Park, a 22-acre, 15-building, mixed-use development in Park Slope and Prospect Heights, just south of Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue. Read More

David Adjaye reveals his design for a museum at the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio

Architecture, Southwest, Unveiled
Thursday, September 17, 2015
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art, architecture, david adjaye, san antonio, texas

RUBY CITY, A FACETED, RED-HUED CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, WILL OPEN IN 2018. (Courtesy Linda Pace Foundation)

Architect David Adjaye, known for his modern, site-specific buildings including the upcoming Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, was commissioned by artist and philanthropist Linda Pace to design a structure along San Antonio’s San Pedro Creek for her eponymous foundation’s growing contemporary art collection. The new building, called Ruby City, is expected to open in 2018; groundbreaking will commence in 2016.

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HOK and 360 Architecture unveil new renderings of a revamped stadium for the St. Louis Rams

Proposed stadium for the St. Louis Rams. (Courtesy HOK)

Proposed stadium for the St. Louis Rams. (Courtesy HOK)

HOK last week released new renderings of a speculative stadium on the banks of the Mississippi River—the latest in the saga of the NFL’s Rams franchise as it mulls leaving St. Louis for its original home, Los Angeles.

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Frank Gehry grows a new—and twisty—development on the Sunset Strip

Gehry's new development along along the Sunset Strip. (Gehry Partners, LLP)

Gehry’s new development along along the Sunset Strip. (Gehry Partners, LLP)

Frank Gehry must have a green thumb. First he snags the Los Angeles River and now Townscape Partners has released renderings and a model of the $300 million development on the site of the Garden of Allah, a former Mediterranean hotel rich with bohemian lore on the Sunset Strip. But what exactly is he growing?

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Heroic Food Farms in rural New York teams up with Ennead to provide micro-housing, mentorship, and jobs to displaced veterans

Architecture, East, Unveiled
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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(Courtesy Ennead Architects)

(Courtesy Ennead Architects)

Shaken by war and existentially disoriented, most veterans struggle to reintegrate and find work. A nonprofit food farm on the outskirts of New York City is being eyeballed as a possible housing and training solution for displaced veterans. The masterplan by Ennead Architects and RAFT Landscape Architecture includes eight micro-housing units for individuals or couples.

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New York Architect wins competition to modernize famed Brutalist bus station in Britain

(Courtesy John Puttick Associates)

(Courtesy John Puttick Associates)

John Puttick, a British architect currently practicing in New York City, has won an international competition to redesign and modernize an iconic Brutalist bus station in England.

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DDG brings dramatic mountain terrain to its Tribeca condo conversion

DDG's 12 Warren Street. (Courtesy MARCH)

DDG’s 12 Warren Street. (Courtesy MARCH)

DDG, the architecture and development shop in New York City, is known for using natural materials and dressing its buildings with greenery. This has been the case at a slew of its high-end residential projects around the city, such as 41 Bond or 345 Meatpacking. The firm’s latest residential building at 12 Warren Street in Tribeca continues in that tradition—and then some.

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Enrique Norten unveils expansion plans for Mexico City’s design & film school, Centro

(Courtesy TEN Arquitectos)

(Courtesy TEN Arquitectos)

Centro, a Mexico City–based design and film school, has just announced that Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos has been chosen to design a new expansion to its existing campus.

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Unveiled> Egypt’s National Cancer Institute hires SOM for 9 million square foot campus

Despite its mammoth size, the 200-acre campus is intended to feel cohesive, according to SOM's project description, because of its highly organized layout. (SOM)

Despite its mammoth size, the 200-acre campus is intended to feel cohesive, according to SOM’s project description, because of its highly organized layout. (SOM)

Looking to expand its footprint across 35 acres outside Cairo, Egypt’s National Cancer Institute has hired Skidmore Owings & Merrill to design and plan nine million square feet of healthcare space for an “international nexus of cancer research, education, and discourse” that is targeting LEED Gold.

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