Architecture

Ground Zero opens to the public Sept. 12

Ground Zero opens to the public Sept. 12

In time for the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the long-awaited memorial park at Ground Zero will open and offer visitors a first look at Reflecting Absence, two stunning waterfalls that trace the footprints of the Twin Towers.

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September 9, 2011

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Weatherproof Materials and Building Systems

Weatherproof Materials and Building Systems

Over the weekend Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast (nearly six years to the date that Hurricane Katrina swallowed the Gulf), leaving somewhere between $7 billion to $13 billion in damages. Making buildings more resilient is all the more feasible, with the help of these advanced building materials designed to stand up in harsh weather, thereby protecting communities from potentially devastating consequences.

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August 29, 2011

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Hirsuta’s Rawhide brings prairie style to Los Angeles

Hirsuta’s Rawhide brings prairie style to Los Angeles

A 1:1 model of an unusual Utah residence’s roof dominates the SCI-Arc Gallery space.

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August 26, 2011

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Toshiko Mori Architect’s Center of Excellence

Toshiko Mori Architect’s Center of Excellence

Syracuse University’s newest building provides state-of-the-art lab space for pioneering research.

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August 23, 2011

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Harpa: Reykjavík’s new concert hall officially opens

Harpa: Reykjavík’s new concert hall officially opens

Harpa’s dazzling Olafur Eliasson-designed glass façade wowed crowds on August 20 as Reykjavík celebrated the concert hall’s inauguration with a day-long series of special events.

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August 21, 2011

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In Memoriam: Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011)

In Memoriam: Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011)

One of the most powerful and charismatic promoters of the green revolution died last week, leaving behind a thriving company and a legacy of industrial sustainability.

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August 17, 2011

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Musical Boxes in Manchester

Musical Boxes in Manchester

Using 78 shipping containers, the U.K.’s BDP created a multi-faceted musical playground for kids.

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August 10, 2011

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Damilano Studio Architects’ gas station

Damilano Studio Architects’ gas station

This sculptural and luxurious service station by Damilano Studio Architects will make you temporarily forget all the snags that come with long road trips, like cramped legs and astronomical gas prices.

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August 8, 2011

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Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatics Centre

Zaha Hadid’s Olympic Aquatics Centre

With one year to go before the London 2012 Olympics, Hadid’s creature of the deep blue is finally complete.

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August 3, 2011

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High Art

High Art

Artist Lyla Rye’s Swing Stage, a giant platform suspended inside an industrial building-turned-gallery, pays tribute to the power and strength of trusses and nodes – the hardiest and most basic form of structural design.

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August 2, 2011

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