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Summit One Vanderbilt prepares to open as NYC’s latest observation deck

September 24, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Air experience at Summit One Vanderbilt

An observation deck featuring glass elevators and “levitation” boxes is due to open next month at the top of KPF’s One Vanderbilt supertall skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. Summit One Vanderbilt will become the latest sky-high experience offered by NYC’s skyscrapers when it welcomes its first visitors on 21 October 2021. New images have been released

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Tropical vegetation surrounds VOID’s Guarumo concrete getaway in Costa Rica

September 13, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Guarumo apartments in Costa Rica

An offset stack of concrete volumes forms this small apartment building on Costa Rica’s lush Pacific coast, by local architecture firm VOID. The Guarumo building overlooks the ocean from a hillside plot in Santa Teresa, a popular surfing destination near the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It houses five apartments that can be rented out

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Alsace LA hotel by Home Studios has a Mediterranean flavour

September 3, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Alsace LA hotel by Home Studios

Mediterranean influences, warm wood tones and vintage objects are found throughout this Los Angeles hotel with interiors by Home Studios. Located in the southern neighbourhood of West Adams, Alsace LA occupies a purpose-built property designed by NMDA Architects that houses 48 guest rooms over 22,500 square feet (2,090 square metres). Brooklyn-based Home Studios looked to

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OMA designs Audrey Irmas Pavilion as extension to Jewish temple in Los Angeles

September 2, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Audrey Irmas Pavilion by OMA

Architecture firm OMA has put the finishing touches to an extension of a Jewish temple on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard. Clad in hexagonal stone tiles, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple marks the firm’s first cultural building in California and its first religious institution. The OMA New York team, led by partner

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Logan Architecture and ICON complete “first 3D-printed homes for sale in the US”

August 31, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
3D-printed home in Austin

A quartet of houses designed by local firm Logan Architecture and built from 3D-printed concrete by construction tech company ICON has completed in Austin, Texas. The East 17th Street Residences in East Austin are now on the market, which construction company ICON and developer 3strands claim is a first. “They are the first 3D-printed homes

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L’Abri and Construction Rocket complete Saltbox Passive House in Quebec

August 29, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Saltbox Passive House

This family house in Quebec is modelled on the region’s vernacular architecture and was designed to Passive House standards of energy efficiency. Canadian architecture firm L’Abri and contractor Construction Rocket collaborated closely on the creation of the Saltbox Passive House, the primary residence for a family of four. Located on the southern flank of Mont

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Glossier Seattle store features mossy mushroom-covered mound

August 25, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Glossier store in Seattle

Online beauty brand Glossier has opened a physical store in Seattle where pale-pink furniture surrounds a sculpture sprouting artificial mushrooms. The design of the recently opened Seattle store was based on a 2019 pop-up in the city, which was situated just four blocks away. Located in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood and designed by Glossier’s in-house

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Soho House Austin blends Texas modernism with Spanish influences

August 9, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Terrace at Soho House Austin

Members club Soho House has opened a location in Austin, Texas, with interiors influenced by regional styles and pieces sourced from local craftspeople. The newest addition to the roster of clubs and hotels around the world, Soho House Austin occupies two floors of a new development called Music Lane on the city’s trendy South Congress

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Volkan Alkanoglu designs cedar bridge to resemble a driftwood branch

August 6, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Pedestrian bridge spanning a creek in Fort Worth

Portland designer Volkan Alkanoglu has spanned a creek in Fort Worth, Texas, with a sculptural timber bridge named Drift. The timber and steel bridge was built over a gully in the city’s South Hills residential area to form a connection between two parks and communities along the Trinity River Trail system. With no route across the waterway

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SOM to design athletes’ village for 2026 Milano-Cortina Winter Olympics

August 5, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Aerial view of proposed 2026 Olympic Village

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill has been chosen to design a mass-timber Olympic Village with “minimal environmental impact” for the winter Olympic games hosted in Milano-Cortina. Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) was selected following an international competition to complete the village, which will form part of the redevelopment of rail yards in Milan’s Porta Romana area. The

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