Inspired by Japanese paper-folding, Canary Wharf booths make a sculptural statement whether open or shut.
New York mayor scores first major victory in fight for affordable housing.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta restored the Alberta Legislature Building's century-old dome using a combination of digital and traditional techniques.
An abstracted version of a street tree, a canopy of tessellated irregular polygons balances atop slim steel posts.
The Menil Collection unveils Johnston Marklee-designed Drawing Institute.
The glass, stone, and metal exterior of the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex evokes the strength and agility of a college athlete.
Smith Allen's 3D-printed forest refuge is inspired by the site's patterning and historical cycle of deforestation and regeneration.
REX re-imagines 450 West 33rd Street's facade as a pleated glass beacon for the Manhattan West development.
A research center in Manhattan gets a custom facade solution for energy efficiency and user comfort.
Presidio Trust abandons plans for cultural facility at San Francisco's Mid-Crissy Field.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Hood Design reveal new park for the Broad museum in Downtown Los Angeles.
Queens Borough President striving to save Philip Johnson folly.
A software developer gets a subtly intergalactic theme for its new San Francisco headquarters.
Experimental firm to construct low carbon, self-building pavilion for 2014 Young Architects Program.
A bespoke aluminum building skin transforms an abandoned war bunker into a high-performing boutique hotel.
A custom designed, prefabricated panel system of white aluminum and glass brings a softer aesthetic to a new development in Norway.
A new program prints folded shapes to achieve large finished products that move like fabric.
A neoclassical museum in the Netherlands gets an iconic update and vertical expansion of ceramic and glass.
Foster + Partners tower will be the tallest between New York and Chicago.
A timber-backed glass facade provides transparency, acoustical isolation, and resiliency for a historic theater complex in the nation's capital.
MoMA and DS+R to rework visitor experience, demolish Folk Art Building.
ikon.5 Architects designs a reflective, fritted facade in the visual tradition of the campus' original craftsmanship.
New York City's new mayor begins filling key administration posts.
Southside Precast Products fabricates landscape architecture firm West 8's designs for an organic system of concrete benches and curbs.
AN's editors look back at the top stories of the year.
Austin's Circuit of the Americas gets an iconic observation tower using 350 tons of steel.
Top administration officials team up to form non-profit consultancy.
Julia Morgan posthumously wins AIA Gold Medal; First woman to receive the honor.
Aerodynamics of transit inform the design for new public seating in busy pedestrian areas like train platforms.
West Hollywood reveals finalists' proposals for major new park.
Alastair Gordon serves up his impressions of Miami / Art Basel 2013.
Architecture Research Office creates a new Lower Manhattan home for the off-off Broadway theater, The Flea.
A social enterprise's first mobile food entity uses design, mechanics, and hospitality to benefit incarcerated youths.
Frank Gehry returns to Los Angeles' massive Grand Avenue Project; could be long-delayed plan's saving grace.
StructureCraft fabricates an orchid-shaped timber roof that supports vegetation and Living Building Challenge principles.
Kammetal clads a structural stainless frame with seven tons of glass and steel on the Western Hemispherees tallest building.
Finalist teams selected for 2014 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program.
Architects say Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering stopped their High Line-inspired proposal.
A structural, textured metal system wins first place in a competition and the chance to develop a faaade with Zahner Glass.
Minneapolis' main street gets a makeover from James Corner Field Operations.
A cross-section of postdigital design work illustrates the role of parametrics in the built environment.
American Academy appoints an architect as president.
Houston is launching a $215 million project to improve access to its robust network of natural waterways.
Francisco Saavedra fabricates a template to scale with large-format, Designjet printers from HP.
League of Shadows pavilion by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S transforms SCI-Arc's Los Angeles campus.
New development to bring more cultural organizations and housing to Cultural District.
Bjarke Ingels Group designs a mixed-use complex in the city's Mid-Market area.
Barkow Leibinger designs a precast folded facade that puts a gentle spin on surrounding traditional architecture.
Famous prefabricated house at the center of preservation dispute.
SCAPE's new East River park will help protect twin SHoP towers.
Team Austria wins first West Coast Solar Decathlon.
Exhibition helps a New York-based firm explore indoor and outdoor applications of a new building material.
Studio Gang to revamp energy plant for liberal arts college in Wisconsin.
Major donation to fund new architecture school at the University of Notre Dame.
LEESER Architecture transforms an old theater into headquarters for two arts groups.
LIT Workshop fabricated sleek lodge poles to complement the city's heritage.
Designed by Snnhetta and Architexas, this pavilion's exposed structure demanded extremely tight tolerances of Irving, Texas-based fabricator CT&S.
HLW Architect's binary design for Google's New York office supports the company's product offerings.
Santa Monica opens Field Operations' Tongva Park.
Unveiled> Far Rockaway Branch Library
Saarinen's massive corporate campus in New Jersey to get mixed-use makeover.
Amuneal Manufacturing fabricates a "breathing" sculpture for a North Carolina plaza.
Designers in Indianapolis fabricate a graphic, splintered design.
After 11 years, San Francisco finally opens Bay Bridge's new eastern section.
Freecell Architecture wins competition to activate an empty lot across from the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis.
Ann Beha Architects' Shelburne Museum expansion brings a contemporary expression to its historic setting.
An emerald-hued, 45-story residential tower designed by bKL Architecture may soon rise on Chicago's Michigan Avenue.
Students use parametric design to fashion a porous architectural screen that draws from contemporary marble sculpture.
Gensler designs a light-filled workplace for British data company dunnhumby.
Gensler's design at the University of Houston is realized in a cloud-inspired, sound-absorptive ceiling solution.
Planning and design team for QueensWay elevated park announced.
Petersen Museum reveals high-octane makeover in Los Angeles.
In Hollywood, Morphosis packs a diverse program into a tight space.
A fellow at the Knowlton School of Architecture expounds on the work of Le Ricolais with a new plugin for Rhino.
LG wins key battle to build in the New Jersey Palisades.
Concreteworks fabricates a Hauer-inspired concrete screen for a residential West Coast architect.
Leading New York architecture and urban design practice to be divided.
STUDIO V reveals a multi-modal revamp of the Stamford Train Station.
Alloy brings a new take on old warehouses for Brooklyn Bridge Park.
A major expansion of Edmonton's Quesnell Bridge generated an engaging installation by the Los Angeles-based architects.
Texas A&M landscape architecture students present groundwater conservation plan.
Allied Works communicates with project collaborators Arup Daylighting via SketchUp plugins.
Studio Gang promotes connectivity and interaction in new student housing project.
Wolf-Gordon's "Force of Nature" spiraled through Chicago's Merchandise Mart during NeoCon 2013.
Bjarke Ingels reveals design for mixed-use tower in Calgary.
Pritzker Prize-winner lands her first New York City commission, a high-end condominium along the High Line.
Santa Monica chooses OMA for new mixed-use development project.
Classically trained sculptors breath new life into four 20-foot angels in Buffalo with the help of Rhino.
An ambitious designer used Rhino to design and fabricate 20 variations on a chair in four months.
Questions about the Getty's focus on LA's flashiest stars.
Richard Meier perches a boutique hotel on a hill overlooking South Korea's East Sea.
A team of SCI-Arc-trained architects establish a sweet set up in Southern California.
WXY's master plan for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle incorporates urban design and architecture as well as digital hotspots and educational programs.
New York City Planning releases guidelines for post-Sandy coastal construction.
Sou Fujimoto's ethereal Serpentine Pavilion opens in London.
Stoss Landscape Urbanism created a multipurpose plaza at Harvard featuring 17 custom benches.
Three finalists announced for temporary structure at the Pulitzer Foundation in St. Louis.
James Corner Field Operations and LAND Studio knit together Cleveland's Public Square.
The 22-foot Elevator B honeybee habitat was the winning proposal in a design competition sponsored by Rigidized Metals and the University at Buffalo.
Govan, Zumthor shed light on designs for Los Angeles' new museum.
MammaFotogramma designed a plywood and high-performance mesh composite that is scored on a CNC mill to facilitate textile-like movement.
Re:site and Metalabbs site-specific installation for Texas A&MMs 12th Man Memorial Student Center uses 4,000 networked LEDs to create an animated display that speaks to tradition as well as to the future.
3D printing guru Skylar Tibbits moves into the fourth dimension with upcoming workshop at ICFF.
A system of 946 unique panels shapes the sound of music at the University of Iowa.
This year at ICFF, learn about parametric design using Grasshopper for Rhino3D from the experts at Mode Lab.
Zaha Hadid Architects designed 16 bespoke polyurethane display units for fashion designer Neil Barrett's shops.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro selected for expansion project. The Modern will consider retaining Williams and Tsien's building.
Vacant Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx to become world's largest indoor ice facility.
Experts in digital design will lead four days of workshops and dialog at ICFF.
Winning Tex-Fab design transforms heavy concrete into a light and lacy structure.
Julie V. Iovine urges reuse of the Folk Art Museum to enrich the experience of the Modern.
nArchitects designs a new cultural education center to honor New York City's oldest standing structure.
HOK designs the University of Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Building.
The Modern makes the "painful" decision to scrap Williams and Tsien's Folk Art building.
Academy of Motion Pictures shares revamped design by Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali.
Goetz Composites fabricated modular furniture for a new Diller, Scofidio + Renfro-designed building at Brown University.
New York City Landmarks Commission applauds COOKFOX's mixed-use project on the site of a Soho gas station.
Brooklyn-based Associated Fabrication realized a shoe store interior in Pearl Gray Corian.
Alameda Square could become the hub of LA's burgeoning Arts District.
Architecture students design a textural installation with complete transparency.
A dynamic ceiling inside a San Francisco restaurant is inspired by the char-grilled cuisine.
Mathews Nielsen's plan to reshape a Lower Manhattan pedestrian plaza.
The jurors of the Pritzker Architecture Prize have named Toyo Ito the 2013 laureate.
Michigan appoints financial manager for destitute Detroit.
Digitally fabricated textural walls helps manage sound in a Chicago office.
From Arquitectonica to Zaha Hadid, top name architects design new developments in the Magic City.
A custom metal screen adds drama to New York's famed Le Bernardin.
SHoP and Field Operations to reboot Brooklyn waterfront for Two Trees.
Santa Monica selects design/development teams for major downtown project. Among them is OMA.
Vlad Tenu's new installation creates flowing, rigid surfaces from flexible, laser-cut materials.
Millennium Hollywood project gains Los Angeles Planning Department approval.
Topocast and artist Randy Twaddle create a wall of sculptural tiles digitally produced from a 2D pattern.
Renzo Piano's Resnick Pavilion uses digitally fabricated cladding to call attention to the building's mechanical system.
Orhan Ayyuce parses the artist's influence and spatial practice.
Inverted chandelier filled with LED lights is a cylindrical beacon for a Norwegian concert hall.
PennPraxis unveils plan to improve access and activity on Philadelphia's Champs-Élysées
SCAPE wins competition to daylight an underground river in Lexington, Kentucky.
New York's threatened 1840s East Village St. Brigid's Church reanimated by preservation, new congregation.
Marlon Blackwell uses a ribbed ceiling to evoke craft while mitigating contemporary challenges at Arkansas museum.
The mathematically-inspired SubDivided installation unifies a three-story atrium at the University of Oregon.
Land Bank aims to stabilize Chicagoland real estate market.
nArchitects wins adAPT NYC micro-apartment design competition.
Brookfield begins construction of railyard-spanning platform for new mega-development in the Hudson Yards district.
Utile digitally designed the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion to make a splash.
CODA uses skateboard scrap to construct Party Wall for this summer's MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program.
Forum reveals Los Angeles mayoral candidates all pushing for affordable housing improvement.
Lexington, Kentucky invites firms to decide how to uncover a stream buried for 100 years.
Richard Meier & Partners designs an integrated mixed-use building in Hamburg, Germany.
With 14,000 pieces, Bloom is the first architectural application of a laminated metal material that includes nickel and manganese with a bit of iron.
With the passing of Ada Louise Huxtable, AN looks back on a conversation with the legendary critic and others from 2005.
Julie V. Iovine remembers the critic's humor, humanity, and voracious intelligence.
A critical roundup of some of the best new architecture in 2012.
Take a look back at this year's most-read articles from the AN Blog.
AN editors review the most read stories from the pages of the print edition.
SITU Fabrication produces a Dev Harland-designed projection wall for Y-3's 10th anniversary.
Students transform Solar Decathlon house into a permanent residence in Washington, D.C.
New York kicks off one of the nation's largest public works projects: replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Bing Thom wins commission to design a performing arts center in Hong Kong.
Audi and GSAPP teamed with FLATCUT_ to create a 1:1500 scale model of Manhattanns street grid from 3/16-inch-thick aluminum sheets.
Jayne Merkel surveys Ennead's museum expansion in New Haven.
New developments prevail on Brooklyn's waterfront in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Alan Hess pays tribute to the legendary Brazilian master.
New York City Housing Authority scrambles to respond to hurricane damage.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill design a skyscraper inspired by an ancient Chinese instrument.
Stephanie Murg reviews Farshid Moussavi's audacious American debut.
Five emerging firms selected as finalists for MoMA/P.S. 1 pavilion.
Commission on Chicago Landmarks denies protection of Goldberg hospital.
Flooding and power outages caused by the East Coast superstorm force closure of Lower Manhattan office.
Helmut Jahn renames firm, shares design reins with Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido.
Experimental systems and new materials break ground in an untapped field of architecture.
HNTB's soaring design wins LA's Sixth Street Viaduct competition.
San Jose's Art+Technology Biennial pavilion weaves a social media whispering wall.
Piano and Pali unveil ambitious design for the Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Snohetta and AECOM reveal conceptual scheme for dramatic waterfront facility in San Francisco.
An easy to build structure at the London Design Festival brought advanced parametric design together with Kebonyys revolutionary EcoTimber.
A materially simple yet structurally complex pavilion welcomed visitors to an international architectural competition.
Michael Maltzan wins U.S. Embassy annex in Paris.
Foster clinches competition for new Midtown tower.