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.

Alvar Aalto Foundation Launches Google Street View Tours

Google and the Alvar Aalto Foundation collaborated on virtual visits to some of Aalto’s most prominent buildings—and some lesser-known gems—in Finland.

City Hall Rejects BIG Revisions for Utah’s Kimball Art Center

BIG’s second proposal for the museum in Park City, Utah, has been rejected for lack of compatibility with Main Street.

Master Plan for the Public Administrative Town, Designed by Balmori Associates and H Architecture

By merging landscape and architecture, this plan aims to create a new seat of government for South Korea—and a new form of urbanism.

Schloss Herrenhausen, Designed by Jastrzembski Kotulla Architekten

The Hamburg-based firm rebuilds a palace in Hanover lost during World War II, restoring the centerpiece of Germany’s most important Baroque garden.

Santiago Calatrava’s Florida Polytechnic University Opens Tomorrow

The 170-acre campus in Lakeland, Fla. features a linear lake, a signature Calatrava building, and lofty plans for future development.

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.

Soft House, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture

This complex of four performative row houses in Hamburg, Germany, designed by Kennedy & Violich Architecture, builds on years of research, including an R+D Award–winning prototype.

The façades are essentially aluminum curtains hung from a steel structure. The architects spent months devising an aluminum extrusion that would reflect light to allow for projections from inside.

Old Market Square Stage, Designed by 5468796 Architecture

This new public pavilion in Winnipeg’s Old Market Square is more than a bandshell. It’s an example of how R+D can influence the urban environment.

To encourage movement across the site, the torus lifts up from the ground plane at the east and west ends, creating entrances to a public courtyard as well as a direct pathway from the street into the park beyond.

Phoenix International Media Center, Designed by BIAD

The latest icon in Beijing is the headquarters of China’s largest private broadcaster—and it wasn’t designed by a foreign architect.

The main entrance to Edward P. Evans Hall is flanked by two curved volumes clad in blue glazing, which house stacked lecture halls on the upper levels.

Edward P. Evans Hall, Designed by Foster + Partners

Norman Foster studied under Paul Rudolph at Yale, but his School of Management building on the university’s New Haven campus takes a different tack.

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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


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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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