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Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development

For fans of the park, the gift from the Diller-von Furstenberg foundation represented more than the revival of Pier 54. It was a statement that Hudson River Park deserved to be in the same league as the city’s other signature, showy spaces.More d… Sigue leyendo

The high costs of high urban property values

The costs of this misfiring property market are huge, mainly because of their effects on individuals. High housing prices force workers towards cheaper but less productive places. […]

Tot up these costs in lost earnings and unrealised human potentia… Sigue leyendo

Lugeck Restaurant & Inn by Eichinger Offices (AT)

Lugeck Restaurant & Inn by Eichinger Offices, photo: © Eva Kees

In Vienna’s centre, for the Lugeck restaurant and inn, eichinger offices have adopted the traditional style of the Viennese inn to distil a new and contemporary Viennese style from its specifically local heritage.     About Lugeck, says Eichinger Offices, “Pastel-coloured panels cover the rear wall of the traditional inn wall. Instead of the bottle-green […]
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Without Housing Reform, is a “Tower of David” Coming to Your City?

Justin McGuirk’s Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture should be required reading for anyone looking for ways out of the bleak social inequality we’re stuck in. There were 40 million more slum dwellers worldwi… Sigue leyendo

First Renderings of Populous’ Downtown Milwaukee Stadium

The Milwaukee Bucks have just unveiled Populous‘ initial renderings of their downtown revitalization plan for Milwaukee’s sports and entertainment district, anchored by a multi-purpose arena. The first step in their vision, the arena hopes to be a modern expression of Wisconsin’s heritage and a… Sigue leyendo

“American Disruption, at Home and Abroad”: Gehry’s Facebook HQ opens and Airbnb comes to Cuba on Archinect Sessions Episode #24

Whatever becomes of Facebook’s corporate future – and therefore the consequential Internet – will play out in the world of Frank Gehry. The architect’s new HQ for Facebook in Menlo Park, MPK20, opened earlier this week with plen… Sigue leyendo ?

LAX’s New Tom Bradley Terminal Receives LEED Gold Standard

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Pacific gateway to the United States, has achieved LEED Gold certification for its new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), the crown jewel of the Bradley West renovation. This makes the 1.25-million-s… Sigue leyendo

ROOF APARTMENT IN POLITIA by Savvas Sarafidis

Interior  configuration of new roof apartment at the northern suburbs of Athens.Two main areas are created in an open plan space: a living room with kitchenette, wc, office and library space and a master bedroom with walk-in closet, bathroom, offi… Sigue leyendo