Snøhetta picked to expand Nebraska’s largest art museum

October 19, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to extend the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, which comprises a pink marble 1930s building and a pavilion by Norman Foster. The expansion of the Joslyn Art Museum – the Midwestern US state’s largest art museum – is intended to accommodate a growing artwork collection of over 12,000 works,

The post Snøhetta picked to expand Nebraska’s largest art museum appeared first on Dezeen.

Fernanda Canales completes reflective pavilion for Design Week Mexico 2018

October 17, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Trees, bark chips and visitors are all reflected in mirrors behind the severe black exterior of this pavilion, which Mexican architect Fernanda Canales created for this year’s Design Week Mexico. Canales’ pavilion is built beside Museo Tamayo in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, close to a path that runs from the art institution to the nearby National Museum of

The post Fernanda Canales completes reflective pavilion for Design Week Mexico 2018 appeared first on Dezeen.

No Picture

Ryo Kan hotel blends Mexican materials and Japanese traditions

October 13, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Guests at this hotel in Mexico City, designed by local architect Regina Galvanduqu, can bathe in rooftop jacuzzis, drink tea on tatami mats or find zen in its courtyard garden. Galvanduqu, who runs GLVDK Studio, designed the Ryo Kan hotel for slender plot on Rio Panuco in the city’s Cuauhtémoc neighbourhood. The surrounding area has

The post Ryo Kan hotel blends Mexican materials and Japanese traditions appeared first on Dezeen.

No Picture

Barclay & Crousse’s “deceptively simple” Peruvian school wins Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

October 11, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio Barclay & Crousse has won this year’s Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for its fragmented concrete university building in rural northern Peru. Edificio E by the Lima-based practice – led by Sandra Barclay and Jean Pierre Crousse – was recognised as the best project in the Americas completed between January 2016 and February 2017

The post Barclay & Crousse’s “deceptively simple” Peruvian school wins Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize appeared first on Dezeen.

No Picture

Plans to overhaul New York’s JFK airport updated

October 10, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The governor of New York has released more details of plans to transform John F Kennedy International Airport in Queens into one of the “finest in the world”. Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed the updates for his JFK Vision Plan – including new design details, renderings and a timeframe for completion – on 4 October 2018.

The post Plans to overhaul New York’s JFK airport updated appeared first on Dezeen.

No Picture

Richard Meier steps down following sexual harassment allegations

October 9, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is leaving his eponymous firm to be spearheaded by new management, following the accusations of sexual harassment made against him earlier this year. Richard Meier & Partners Architects announced today, 9 October 2018, that the founder is taking a permanent “step back” from the firm, seven months after the New York Times

The post Richard Meier steps down following sexual harassment allegations appeared first on Dezeen.

Grass terraces zigzag up Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos’ Mexico City apartments

October 7, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Black porcelain walls appear to fold up and around the huge windows and gardens of this luxury housing block, which Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos has staggered down a hill in Mexico City. Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos’ five-unit Alcázar de Toledo apartment block descends in four levels. The three glass-fronted lower floors – occupied by the residences and amenities – are

The post Grass terraces zigzag up Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos’ Mexico City apartments appeared first on Dezeen.

Giant roof tops Montreal golf clubhouse by Architecture49

October 5, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Canadian studio Architecture49 has covered this minimal golf clubhouse in Montreal with a massive wooden roof, to shelter driving ranges so members can play in bad weather. Architecture49’s local office was enlisted to design the clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal on Nuns’ Island – a “green oasis” located in the city’s Saint Lawrence River. Measuring 855 square metres,

The post Giant roof tops Montreal golf clubhouse by Architecture49 appeared first on Dezeen.

Casework turns Portland industrial building into collaborative workspace

October 5, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Interior design studio Casework has transformed a 20th-century building in Portland, Oregon, into a collaborative hub for a digital design agency. Occupying an 80-year-old structure in the city’s Chinatown, the office is the new outpost of digital product agency Work & Co, which was was founded in New York City five years ago and has

The post Casework turns Portland industrial building into collaborative workspace appeared first on Dezeen.

Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall illuminates with dream-like visuals

October 4, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Patterns created by Turkish media artist Refik Anadol are being projected onto the facades of Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles each night for a limited time. The temporary Walt Disney Concert Hall Dreams light show was developed by the LA-based artist to celebrate the centenary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which

The post Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall illuminates with dream-like visuals appeared first on Dezeen.