Tag Archives: Architecture

von Gerkan, Marg and Partners to Design Tianjin Exhibition Center

German architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the first prize in the international design competition for the new exhibition center in Tianjin, China. gmp beat out tough…

Flush With Oil, Abu Dhabi Opens World's Largest Solar Plant

Abu Dhabi, the most oil-rich of the United Arab Emirates, is now home to the world’s single-largest concentrated solar power plant. The 100-megawatt Shams 1 plant cost an estimated $750…

J,P:A and Wes Jones is Kickstarting a 2nd printing of "Instramental Form"

Instrumental Form is the first publication of “Words, Buildings: Machines” produced by Wes Jones and the office of J,P:A. … this publication documents the work of the office and its…

Michael Speaks has been appointed as the new Dean of Syracuse's School of Architecture

It was announced to the faculty and students today that our new dean is going to be Michael Speaks. I’m pretty excited to see what he can bring to our…

100 Years of Grand Central Terminal

and I watch everybody, every move. It’s nerve-wracking, your blood pressure goes up ten points going through the door… – Jim Fahey (Assistant Chief in the Operation Control Center) On…

Big Air Package: The Largest Inflated Envelope in History by Christo

Big Air Package is the latest project from artist Christo installed at the Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany, a facility that still holds the record as the largest disc-type gas holder…

Calatrava's Transit Hub adds background to NY's new driver’s licenses

While the old-school images might seem odd, the new production method and a barrage of features both seen and unseen will make the licenses, officials say, virtually impossible to forge….

Editor's Picks #307

Reflecting on Farnsworth House’s site, on an obvious floodplain, toasteroven wondered “who pushed siting the building where it is – the client or mies?”. To which snooker-doodle-dandy replied “don’t believe…

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Entry by MenoMenoPiu Architects & FHF Architectes

A little while ago, we reported about Zaha Hadid Architects taking the first prize in the New National Stadium Japan competition and the selection of the 11 finalist projects. Here…

The Rosen Group Architecture | Design seeking Architectural Designer in Summit, NJ, US

3 years experience minimum.  Residential, commercial & institutional. AutoCad 2012 required. Excel & Photoshop a plus. Excellent verbal communication skills a must.   

Steve Jobs, Architect?

Yet another treatise on Steve Jobs? As an “architect” — really? And with Apple seemingly waning, aren’t we behind the curve on this? Suffice it to say that my interest…

Ever wondered what it feels like to stand on top of the Burj Khalifa?

My old battered shoes climbed the worlds tallest building today. What an amazing structure! Tweeting from 820 meters straight up!

STUDIO V Architecture seeking Senior Architectural Designer in New York, NY, US

Young, award-winning contemporary architecture firm in Manhattan is searching for extremely talented designers.  Our practice is driven by creating an architecture of ideas combined with the expertise to make it…

The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building

The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair…

Berzak Associates Architects, pc seeking Intern Architect in New York, NY, US

Close-knit firm seeking new additions to our creative team.  Diverse project types including renovation and new construction of commercial offices, retail, residential, entertainment venues and more.  The person we seek…

Providence, RI Takes Grand Prize at Mayors Challenge

Providence, Rhode Island was recently selected as America’s most innovative city at the nationwide Mayors Challenge, taking home the $5M-Grand Prize for its idea “Providence Talks.” The Mayors Challenge, hosted…