Concert hall auditorium

Konzerthaus Blaibach, Designed by Peter Haimerl Architecktur

This new concert hall in Blaibach, Germany, is part of an effort to revitalize the village town center, by creating a performing arts venue that holds one-tenth of the local population.

View from the west

United States Courthouse, Designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners

This new center in Salt Lake City is, the New York-based firm hopes, a luminous metaphor for the state of the justice system in America.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Designed by Antoine Predock Architect

The new museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the culmination of nearly a decade of design work for the Albuquerque-based practice.

The Broad Unveils the Veil and the Vault

With its scaffolding removed, The Broad is on pace to open in late 2015 in downtown Los Angeles.

First Look at Richard Meier's Taichung Condominium Tower

The latest project from Richard Meiers & Partners is a luxury apartment building in upscale Taichung, Taiwan

Everyman Theatre Wins the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

The annual award, which honors the best building in the United Kingdom, this year went to Haworth Tompkins for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

A hydraulic brise-soleil admits daylight when open.

Florida Polytechnic University, Designed by Santiago Calatrava

The architect's Innovation, Science and Technology Building will be the focal point of a campus being built around his vision.

Zaha Hadid Architects Designs Cambodian Genocide Memorial

Construction will begin next year on the memorial and institute dedicated to victims of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime.

Lake Minnetonka Retreat House, Designed by Snow Kreilich Architects

With its two intersecting volumes and a bevy of views, this Deephaven, Minn., house designed by Snow Kreilich Architects is a meticulously detailed exercise in restraint.

La Brea Housing, Designed by Patrick Tighe Architecture with John V. Mutlow Architects

This 32-unit affordable housing complex in West Hollywood, Calif., packs a lot of design bang for the buck.

Behind the metal-and-glass west face of the new SAHMRI complex in Adelaide, Australia, brightly painted and enclosed support spaces add visual punch and reduce heat gain.

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Designed by Woods Bagot

This new facility is meant to jumpstart the state’s international medical science efforts and provide the Australian city of Adelaide with its own architectural icon.

The inset walkways metal ceiling and wood floor frame views of the surroundings.

Qingdao World Horticultural Expo Theme Pavilion, Designed by UNStudio

Ben van Berkel of UNStudio describes his series of quietly colorful structures designed for one of China’s largest flower shows.

S-House, Designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

The Tokyo-based firm designed a glazed, split-level house in Japan’s Saitama prefecture that explores the owner’s interest in the networks formed by space and nature.

Newport Beach Civic Center and Park, Designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

This design for a new City Hall and public park in California is a study in edge conditions, merging building, landscape, and civic presence in one transparent package.

Fire Island House, Designed by Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier has designed a relatively modest new beachfront house for long-time clients that marries his signature orthogonals with an exceptional transparency.

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Beyond the Boundary

With his firm, Alfonso Medina is helping to change the face of housing in Tijuana, Mexico, with his practice that melds real estate, construction, and architecture


Past Progressives series

The California DataMart by Tanner & VanDine Architects (now Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects) glows at night, like the computer monitors once on display there.

The California DataMart

This San Francisco building reveals how our interpretation of an architectural form can change with the times.



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