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Categories: Architecture

Architecture's 2010 Hot Shop Wins A Billionaire Patron

Posted by: Michael Arndt on August 25

Plenty of architecture's biggest names have been laid low by the Great Recession, as I wrote recently in Bloomberg Businessweek. One partnership has never had it better, however: New York-based...

Architectural Anorexia

Posted by: Michael Arndt on May 19

When I wrote about the Icarus-like plunge of star architects in the May 3-May 9 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek, the industry had been shrinking for an unprecedented 26 months in...

Architecture's Ever-Optimistic Daniel Libeskind

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 29

I met Daniel Libeskind in a big conference room in his studio in Lower Manhattan. His profession was in deep decline—one in four architects had lost their jobs over the...

Architect Gehry on LEED Buildings: Humbug

Posted by: Michael Arndt on April 07

Frank Gehry has never designed a structure that's achieved LEED certification, and I'd wager that he never will, based on his gruff remarks during a public Q&A on April 6...

Calatrava Dances onto a New Stage

Posted by: Michael Arndt on February 02

Last May, Santiago Calatrava unveiled his revised plans for a train station at the site of the World Trade Center in New York. It won't be completed until 2012, if...

Too Much Vacant Commercial Real Estate? Here’s How to Fill It

Posted by: Damian Joseph on October 08

To be blunt, the commercial real estate market is horrendous. Vacancy rates have hit multiyear highs, with 16.5% of offices, 10.3% of shopping centers, and 8.6% of enclosed malls empty,...

A Fresh Face in Architecture: Jeanne Gang

Posted by: Michael Arndt on September 01

As designer/architect James R. Loewenberg began planning the centerpiece of his massive residential project in downtown Chicago—an 822-ft.-tall mixed-use tower near Millennium Park—he looked for help from an outside architect....

What Chanel Should Do

Posted by: Reena Jana on December 23

Chanel recently announced the cancellation of its Mobile Art tour, which featured a spaceship-like gallery designed by "starchitect" Zaha Hadid. The fashion-meets-art project probably seemed like a chic intellectual and...

JetBlue JFK open for business

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 22

Today's the day... JetBlue's swanky new JFK terminal opens for business. Back in August, contributing writer Ernest Beck took a hard hat tour of the location, and as you can...

"Energy is one of the first thoughts in everyone's minds": Ron Judkoff, National Renewable Energy Lab

Posted by: Helen Walters on October 20

Our sister magazine Architectural Record held its annual Innovation conference here in the McGraw Hill Building recently. This year's theme was green/sustainability, and the sold-out event was so popular there...

Architecture beyond building: Asymptote at the Venice Biennale

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 12

The Venice Biennale kicks off next week and I caught up with Hani Rashid, co-founder of experimental architectural collective Asymptote, right before he left New York for Europe. Asymptote...

Battersea Power Plan -- is Rafael Viñoly a menace or a sustainable design hero?

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 25

Architect Rafael Viñoly's plan to redevelop the Battersea Power Station site, is certainly causing a stir. The proposal sees the iconic power station, which has loomed over the south...

Following the green, sustainably designed road to Greensburg, Kansas

Posted by: Helen Walters on January 02

2007 wasn't a great year for residents of Greensburg, Kansas. In May, a tornado swept through the city and near enough flattened 90% of the town. But here's a forward-thinking...

Zaha Hadid. Hong Kong. The Innovation Tower

Posted by: Helen Walters on December 21

Zaha Hadid's off to Hong Kong. The renowned, London-based designer just got the nod to build the Innovation Tower at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (one of the schools featured...

MIT is suing Frank Gehry

Posted by: Helen Walters on November 06

The AP is reporting that MIT is suing Frank Gehry over "serious design flaws" in the Stata Center, completed back in 2004. We ran a story a while back...

Ancient. Meet Modern

Posted by: Helen Walters on September 05

Firstly. Sorry for the past week's radio silence. Secondly. Yes, thank you for asking, I had a lovely vacation. My travels took me back to the north of England, and...

Water, water, everywhere

Posted by: Helen Walters on August 09

Digital water isn't a new concept, but this new project, due for completion in June 2008, pushes the limits of what is possible -- and uses the technology on...

A Tool for Businesses Seeking Sleek, Chic Offices

Posted by: Reena Jana on July 19

Imaginative interior architecture can play a huge role in terms of fostering collaboration and creative thinking -- and can help define a company’s culture. Think of the Googleplex in Mountain...

Redeveloping the iconic Coney Island

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 25

The proposed redevelopment of Coney Island is causing a stir amongst locals and diehard fans. But perhaps it's just what's needed.

How Green is Our Space?

Posted by: Helen Walters on June 15

It's Architecture Week in London... This year's theme: sustainability, of course


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