Tribeca dentist’s office becomes Allied Maker lighting showroom

July 21, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The curved windows of Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp chapel influenced the series of arched nooks used for displaying lights at Allied Maker’s new showroom in New York. Located at 81 Franklin Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighbourhood, the space was formerly a dentist’s offices but now serves as Allied Maker’s first retail space. The brand will use

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Michael Jantzen’s imaginary Chapel For New Mexico is open to all religions

July 17, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

US artist and designer Michael Jantzen has envisioned a non-denominational chapel in New Mexico, featuring a series of gabled frames that stretch up to the sky to represent its “openness to all”. The conceptual Chapel For New Mexico is imagined for a location near the US state’s capital city Sante Fe, which the designer describes

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Gold paint drips down green mural at Chelsea Pied-à-Terre by Stadt Architecture

July 14, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Vancouver’s “lush” Stanley Park provided the cues for a painterly green and gold mural in this New York apartment, which local studio Stadt Architecture has renovated for a Canadian couple. Located in the city’s Chelsea neighbourhood, the 550-square-foot (51-square-metre) post-war apartment belongs to clients who spend most of their time in Vancouver. The project is

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Skyscraper movie director wanted “a tower based on real possibilities” says Adrian Smith

July 12, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

This summer’s blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith, who was consulted during its development. Drama in the action-adventure film – released in the US tomorrow, 13 July 2018 – revolves around an imaginary 240-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong,

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MAPA assembles “simple and austere” Sacromonte Chapel in Uruguay over one day

July 10, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture studio MAPA has designed this simple prefabricated wooden chapel for a vineyard in Maldonado, Uruguay, puncturing a black box through one of its slanted walls to provide a shrine for the patron saint of winemakers. The prefabricated open-air chapel is located in the 101-hectare Sacromonte vineyard, which forms part of The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel in Pueblo Edén. Brazilian and Uruguayan studio

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Jeanne Gang closes gender pay gap at her architecture firm

July 9, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Jeanne Gang has closed the gender pay gap at her firm Studio Gang, and called for others to follow suit and “fix pay inequity now”. Gang revealed that after looking into the issue, she found that male employees in her firm were paid a small margin more than their female counterparts. The architect therefore moved to

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Anna Karlin turns fire-damaged print shop into her “imperfect” New York studio and gallery

July 8, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

New York designer Anna Karlin has given a print shop in the city, which was ruined in a fire, a new life as her studio and gallery, decorated with rough plasterwork, Shaker-style furniture and bulbous lamps. Karlin runs a small design team – working across a range of disciplines like furniture, lighting and jewellery –

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Studio Gang proposes honeycomb-like One Delisle skyscraper for Toronto

July 6, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

US architecture firm Studio Gang has unveiled its first project for Canada: a Toronto skyscraper made up of stretched hexagonal volumes topped with terraces and planters. The One Delisle skyscraper is proposed for the Canadian city’s Deer Park neighbourhood, on the corner of Delisle Avenue and Yonge Street – a major arterial route that runs north-south.

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Workstead completes moody Atlanta restaurant for lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun

July 5, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Dark woodwork, navy-blue upholstered wall panels and plaid concrete flooring feature at this restaurant in Atlanta, which design studio Workstead completed for lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun to capture an “elegant mix of old and new”. Brooklyn- and Charleston-based Workstead designed the 1,700-square-foot (158-square-metre) Garden & Gun Club in The Battery – a new development for

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Five pool houses ideal for cooling off this 4th of July

July 4, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

In celebration of Independence Day in the US, we’ve picked out five pool houses and pavilions around the country that would be perfect for relaxing during the public holiday. They include a concrete and glass cabana topped with shrubs, and an pavilion beside an infinity pool with submerged lounge seats. La Grange Pavilion, Texas, by Murray Legge Architecture At

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MAD’s Gardenhouse residences takes shape in Beverly Hills

July 3, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

New photographs reveal that MAD’s residential complex in California, designed to look like a village on top of a hill, has topped out. Slated for completion later this year, Gardenhouse is under construction at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. It will be the first US project by the Chinese architecture studio. The construction photos, released

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Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages

July 3, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes interlaced with greenery. Named the Barclay Village, the pair of towers will be located in the city’s West End on a plot set between the Davie and Robson Villages. According to the architect

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Alfonso Arango builds tiny black cabin next to his childhood home

July 1, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Alfonso Arango has designed himself a 24-square-metre weekend retreat next to his childhood home overlooking the Andes mountains in Colombia. Arango’s House on The Mist is located next door to his family’s residence in La Calera – a small town in the eastern reaches of the mountains. It is located 11 miles from Colombia’s

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Alfonso Arango builds tiny black cabin next to his childhood home

July 1, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Alfonso Arango has designed himself a 24-square-metre weekend retreat next to his childhood home overlooking the Andes mountains in Colombia. Arango’s House on The Mist is located next door to his family’s residence in La Calera – a small town in the eastern reaches of the mountains. It is located 11 miles from Colombia’s

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“Make space for families” to improve gender equality in architecture, says Billie Tsien

June 29, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architect Billie Tsien has called for better child care in the US to help more women remain in her profession, rather than have to chose between work and family. Tsien told Dezeen that maternity leave and more flexibility with working hours is essential if those with families are to progress with careers in architecture. “The

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Hood Museum overhaul will “knit together” its postmodern predecessor

June 28, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s major extension and renovation of postmodern architect Charles Moore’s Hood Museum of Art, in New Hampshire, will involve slotting in a pale brick building and covering a central courtyard. Currently under construction, the project will bring the institution to 16,350 square feet (1,518 square metres) – nearly 50 per cent larger

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Expansion of New York’s Frick Collection gains approval amid protests

June 27, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved Selldorf Architects’ renovation and expansion plans for the city’s Frick Collection museum, despite ongoing protests against the “harmful” project. Approved during a hearing yesterday, 26 June 2018, the proposal by Selldorf Architects will involve the largest overhaul of the Frick Collection since it was transformed from the home

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Movie offers virtual tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

June 26, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has released a movie online that tours a digital recreation of the architect’s Taliesin West in Arizona, allowing architecture enthusiasts to explore the desert complex remotely. The organisation teamed up with surveying company Leica Geosystems to create the short virtual film of Taliesin West – the desert retreat that Wright

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Antony Gibbon builds stilted wooden treehouse in Upstate New York forest

June 22, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

This elevated, cedar-clad treehouse in New York’s Ulster County features a huge window that offers views of woodland and mountains, and a path to a lake and a hot tub. Designer Antony Gibbon, who is currently based in Bali, completed the Inhabit structure for a forested parcel located outside the town of Woodstock, which is

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Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

June 22, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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