Fernando Romero has a plan to green Mexico City with the Cultural Corridor Chapultepec, a park-like linear thoroughfare

FR-EE's multimodal Cultural Corridor Chapultepec proposal for Mexico City. (Courtesy FR-EE)

Fernando Romero’s multimodal Cultural Corridor Chapultepec proposal for Mexico City. (Courtesy FR-EE)

Avenida Chapultepec in Mexico City began as a road for Aztec emperors. Over the years the broad boulevard, which leads from the old Colonia Centro to Chapultepec Park, hosted an aqueduct and the city’s first electric tram. But the 20th century wasn’t particularly kind to the thoroughfare.

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Yayoi Kusama’s infinitely immersive installation opens with The Broad in Los Angeles

Architecture, Art, West
Monday, August 24, 2015
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Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room - The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013 wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic panel, rubber, LED lighting system, acrylic balls, and water (Courtesy The Broad Art Foundation)

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away, 2013. (Courtesy Broad Art Foundation)

The long awaited opening of The Broad designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, is scheduled for September 20 in Downtown Los Angeles. In anticipation of the big day, the museum released details about the inaugural installation that will fill the 35,000 square feet of column-free gallery space on the third floor.

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VOA to design artist housing for Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood

Artspace is planning artist housing at 111th Street and Langley Avenue in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood. (VOA Associates)

Artspace is planning artist housing at 111th Street and Langley Avenue in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood. (VOA Associates)

Chicago‘s VOA Associates will design artist housing and community studio space in the Pullman, community group Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives announced last week, signaling another step in the resurgent neighborhood on the city’s far South Side. Read More

Hord Coplan Macht Pushes Performance at CSU

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Hord Coplan Macht's Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building achieved LEED Gold certification without sacrificing transparency. (Courtesy Hord Coplan Macht)

Hord Coplan Macht’s Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building achieved LEED Gold certification without sacrificing transparency. (Courtesy Hord Coplan Macht)

Ultra efficient curtain wall system marries transparency and sustainability.

For some institutions, building “sustainably” means doing the bare minimum—checking the boxes of government or in-house requirements and then moving on.

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This skinny house in Tokyo is squeezed onto a lot only eight feet wide

Architecture, International
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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1.8 M residence in Tokyo. (Courtesy YUUA Architects & Associates)

1.8 M residence in Tokyo. (Courtesy YUUA Architects & Associates)

Limited space was no issue for Japanese architecture firm YUAA Architects in designing this slender home in Tokyo. Their so-called 1.8M House, true to its pint-sized name, stands on a mere eight-foot-wide and 36-foot-deep plot, sandwiched between squat neighborhood buildings and jutting up past their rooflines like a lanky sibling.

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This tower by Atkins and Arup will soon be the tallest skyscraper in Vietnam

(Courtesy Atkins)

(Courtesy Atkins)

Vincom Landmark 81, a massive skyscraper project in Ho Chi Minh City’s lavish Vinhomes Central Park represents a collaboration between architects and engineers at Atkins and Arup. Developers at Vietnam-based Vingroup recently broke ground on the complex and when it’s completed, the tower will be Vietnam’s tallest at over 1,500 feet tall

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On View> Alexander Gorlin explores the Kabbalah in his latest New York City exhibition

Art, East, On View
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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(Courtesy Sandra Gering)

(Courtesy Sandra Gering)

The Kabbalah is a Jewish mystical tradition that seeks to explain the inner workings of god and “directs initiates to an ecstatic experience of he divine.” The architect Alexander Gorlin has created Light and the Space of the Void, an exhibit that takes the idea of the tradition and focuses it on how it might be seen “either directly or indirectly in contemporary art and architecture.”

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Voila! Zaha Hadid reinvents construction scaffolding with Allongé at her High Line condo tower

Architecture, East
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Should you be strolling along the High Line during the next couple weeks, you may encounter a temporary construction shed at the site of Zaha Hadid‘s condominium project going up at 520 West 28th Street.

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Israeli fashion student Danit Peleg creates the world’s first 3D-printed ready-to-wear collection

Design, International, Technology
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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(Courtesy Danit Peleg)

(Courtesy Danit Peleg)

Genius starts small: The world’s first 3D-printed fashion collection was created in the bedroom of a soon-to-be college grad. Starting with a less than rudimentary grasp of 3D printing, Israeli fashion student Danit Peleg rendered an entire ready-to-wear collection, initially feeding polyactic acid plastics (PLA) into a desktop 3D printer. However, the material proved brittle and inflexible, and for the next nine months Peleg cast around for an alternative.

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Registration Open! Here’s what you need to know about AN’s 3rd Annual Best of Design Awards

Architecture, Awards, International
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Register now! (The Architect's Newspaper)

Register now! (The Architect’s Newspaper)

The Architect’s Newspaper is thrilled to announce its 3rd Annual Best of Design Awards. It’s a unique opportunity to showcase your great buildings, building elements, and other architectural-based categories that are not covered by other competitions.

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Rojkind Arquitectos designs jagged waterfront concert hall to boost Mexico’s reputation as a music and cultural hub

(Courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos)

(Courtesy Rojkind Arquitectos)

Capitalizing on the recent rise of Boca del Rio’s cultural profile, construction has begun on a new waterfront concert hall in Veracruz, Mexico. The Foro Boca will house the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, formed last year to incite interest in the region as a cultural and musical center, and kickstart a masterplan to regenerate the local architecture.

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Product> New and Notable Products for Architects

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The Architect’s Newspaper first Best Of Products program drew nearly 400 entries, representing all categories of design and construction products. Here is a selection of the finalists from the juried competition.

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