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Video> wHY Architecture Reveals Speed Art Museum Design for Louisville (Updated)

Louisville’s Speed Art Museum has unveiled plans for a new addition designed by Culver City, CA-based wHY Architecture with Reed Hilderbrand landscape architects. Located on the campus of the University of Louisville, the museum hopes to increase connections with the city and the university along with increasing gallery and educational space. The scope of wHY’s […]

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Why We Do City Work

A few weeks ago, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) released its 2009 list of architects eligible for municipal projects. The lucky few numbered 28. The 329 applicants who didn’t make the cut, and the many more who didn’t bother to figure out the process, may assume it’s not worth the […]

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Hyperloop Desert Campus

Immense and dusty expanses surrounded by reddish rocks and swept by fierce winds: in a world that seems to have domesticated all mysticism, the deserts represents the last place where fragments of mystery are preserved. As a matter of fact, there is an insane fascination in what is hidden, a hint of sweetness in what […]

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SAY IT LOUD wants to showcase diverse designers across the world

Securing a platform for one’s work is never easy; creating an entirely new way to showcase the portfolios of women and BIPOC architects from around the world is obviously even tougher. That’s why when Pascale Sablan finished her two-year tenure as the president of the New York chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects […]

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Q&A: Robert Heintges on taking risks and the value of a curtain wall

Brought to you by: Robert Heintges is an influential architect and teacher who has advanced envelope design through his eponymous practice, Heintges & Associates, and through his teaching at Columbia GSAPP and Rice Architecture. This interview is part of my effort to document how different forms of specialized design expertise inform multiple architecture practices at […]

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‘One-piece’ home completed in Belgium using Europe’s largest fixed concrete printer

The Provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in Construction (better known as Kamp C) in the Belgian municipality of Westerlo has completed work on a two-story model home, measuring just shy of 970 square feet, that was produced as a single piece by a fixed 3D printer—a world’s first. The concrete printer in question is […]

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The future doesn’t look so bright for New Jersey’s American Dream

American Dream, a potentially cursed megamall designed by Gensler in the New Jersey Meadowlands, is, once again, having a rough go of it. Over 20 delay-mired years, at least two name changes, and innumerable legal challenges after the project was first envisioned, the 3-million-square-foot “destination” complex, complete with an indoor ski slope, DreamWorks water adventure […]

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On the ground in Minneapolis: The cultural landscapes that matter now

On May 25, 2020, 46-year-old George Floyd died on a sidewalk while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police. This was only the latest event in a chain of police killings of Black citizens over decades, one that sparked protests across the country and around the world. From the ground here in Minneapolis, the initial […]

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Cornell NOMAS pushes the school on ending institutionalized racism

Over the past several weeks, deans of architecture schools across America have published—some more swiftly than others—letters to their respective communities expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and conveying outrage over the police-perpetrated deaths of Black Americans including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. These letters have—some more strongly than others—also included pledges to […]

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The pandemic changed everything—or so we thought

The following text was drafted in response to the initial prompt in AN’s “Post-Pandemic Potentials” series. A subsequent response by Phil Bernstein will follow next week. Read more about the series here. Barely a few weeks ago, while self-isolating in London during the grimmest, darkest day of the pandemic, I was among the many who […]

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