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Residential skyscrapers on the rise in Manhattan’s Financial District

October 19, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Long associated with Wall Street and World Trade, the densely packed southern tip of Manhattan is now becoming a sought-after place to live. Here are eight towers under construction or recently completed in FiDi that offer high-rise living Downtown. 130 William by David Adjaye British architect David Adjaye’s first skyscraper in New York is rising

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Tom Blachford expands Midnight Modern architecture photo series

October 18, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Modernist buildings bathed in moonlight are the subject of Australian photographer Tom Blachford’s updated image series, which goes on show in New York this week. The fourth and final set of Midnight Modern photos includes 12 large-scale images, all taken under the light of a full moon using long exposure times. Icons like the Sheats-Goldstein

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Barclay & Crousse’s award-winning Edificio E captured in movie by Cristobal Palma

October 16, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has created a film showing Peruvian firm Barclay & Crousse’s concrete university building in Piura, which was awarded the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2018. Edificio E beat five other shortlisted projects to win the biennial prize, and was praised by the jury for its “deceptive simplicity and modesty”, as well

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery opens in converted San Francisco church

October 15, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Carpenters Workshop Gallery has set up its fourth permanent location, taking over part of an arts venue inside a former church on the US West Coast. The San Francisco branch of the gallery occupies a 9,000-square-foot (836-square-metre) mezzanine at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society – a national historic monument built in 1913. The ornate Romanesque Revival

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Buro Koray Duman revives interiors of The Village Den restaurant in New York

October 14, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

New York firm Buro Koray Duman has redesigned the interiors of an iconic eatery in Manhattan’s West Village, which has been taken over by celebrity chef Antoni Porowski. The Village Den reopened earlier this month under the supervision of Porowski and hospitality veterans The Metric, who recently rose to fame as the food and wine

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Eight works by women to visit during Open House New York

October 11, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

The Open House New York event is spotlighting architecture and landscape projects across the city that are designed by women, and will be available to tour this weekend. The Works by Women initiative celebrates the contributions that female architects and designers have made to New York’s urban fabric. Open House New York (OHNY) has highlighted

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10 modernist architectural marvels on America’s East Coast

October 8, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Impressive buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, IM Pei and Eero Saarinen are among writer and author Sam Lubell’s highlights of modernist architecture sites to visit along the Eastern Seaboard. Although not as renowned for its modernism as the Pacific Coast, the other side of the USA provided an equally important testing ground for

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Vast warehouse at San Francisco’s Pier 70 becomes Gusto headquarters by Gensler

October 6, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Gensler has turned a huge industrial building into office space for an HR software company, retaining the original machinery while creating an environment comfortable enough for employees to take off their shoes. The historic building, which once served as a machine shop for military destroyers and submarines, has been transformed into the headquarters

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Seven spots in New England for fans of both architecture and fall foliage

October 4, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

As the weather cools and leaves begin to turn, visitors flock to New England to witness the seasonal spectacle. We’ve rounded up some architecturally significant sites across the region to check out while appreciating the autumn colours. Clark Art Institute expansion by Tadao Ando and Annabelle Selldorf, Williamstown, Massachusetts Ten years of renovation work on

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“Fortress-like” Treow Brycg house by Omar Gandhi braces for Nova Scotia weather

October 3, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

A canted dark wall runs the length of this beachside residence by Omar Gandhi Architect, forming a buffer against inclement conditions on the Canadian coast. The Treow Brycg house hugs the shore of Kingsburg, in Canada’s Nova Scotia
 province, which experiences notoriously unpredictable weather. Harsh storms and blanketing fog frequently envelop the region, so Omar

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