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A Community-Engaging Library in Southern California

A Community-Engaging Library in Southern California

The vibrant centrepiece of a new LEED-certified park in Santa Monica, the Pico Branch Library also represents a significant milestone in the regeneration of a low-income neighbourhood.

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20 days ago

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Reflections on the 9/11 Museum

Reflections on the 9/11 Museum

At Ground Zero, an asymmetric pavilion by Snøhetta serves as a graceful entrance for the new museum and the memorial site.

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23 days ago

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture > 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture > 1,000 Square Metres

Regent Park Aquatic centre, and Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, both in Toronto; Valencia Waste Treatment Plant; Elena Garro Cultural Centre, Mexico City; WMS Boathouse, Chicago; and Community Rowing Boathouse, Boston.

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September 12, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards of Merit: Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

The Screen in Dichen Valley, China, by Li Xiaodong Atelier; Ecohawks Research Facility in Lawrence, Kansas, by Studio 804; and Assiniboine Park Washrooms in Winnipeg, by Peter Sampson Architecture Studio.

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September 5, 2014

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2014 AZ Awards Winner: Best Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

2014 AZ Awards Winner: Best Architecture < 1,000 Square Metres

As its name suggests, School Floating in the Sky is a dream of a learning space. Envisioned by a student in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand, it was realized by D Environmental Design System Laboratory.

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August 20, 2014

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3 Controversial Architecture Projects Changing the Conversation

3 Controversial Architecture Projects Changing the Conversation

Mirvish + Gehry’s Toronto condo, Zaha Hadid’s cultural centre in Azerbaijan, and the Islamic museum proposed for Lower Manhattan have stoked debate about what architecture means beyond the building envelope.

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August 13, 2014

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10 Projects We’re Watching: Summer Edition

10 Projects We’re Watching: Summer Edition

These groundbreaking projects – by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron and others – redefine every building type, from the opera house and the art museum, to the military academy and the residential tower.

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June 24, 2014

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Morphosis Schools Us in the Possibilities of Architecture

Morphosis Schools Us in the Possibilities of Architecture

Led by Thom Mayne, the California firm creates a school for students of show business on the Sunset Strip of Los Angeles that encloses telescopic classroom volumes in a shimmering steel frame.

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June 23, 2014

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Destination: Montreal’s Saint-Jude Spa

Destination: Montreal’s Saint-Jude Spa

Architect Thomas Balaban brings a new kind of awakening to the century-old Saint-Jude church, turning it into a spa for wellness worshippers.

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June 3, 2014

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5 Ways Herzog & de Meuron Will Rock Vancouver

5 Ways Herzog & de Meuron Will Rock Vancouver

The firm behind Beijing’s Bird’s Nest, New York’s Parrish Art Museum and Miami’s Pérez Art Museum is bound to create a cutting-edge building for the Vancouver Art Gallery that will become a downtown icon.

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April 30, 2014

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