This week, we're sharing projects from Amsterdam to Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, with several stops in between. In addition to the projects that we cover in detail, we highlight work that architecture firms share with us every day through Project Gallery, the user-generated portion of ARCHITECT's website. To date, we have more than 15,000 projects.
The IJburg Bridges, Amsterdam
"Grimshaw has designed two new bridges for Amsterdam’s IJburg neighbourhood, continuing a family of bridges that began with the completion of the practice’s landmark Enneüs Heerma Bridge in 2001. The new bridges will link two new reclaimed residential islands in the manmade IJburg archipelago, sitting within the IJmeer lake."
The Burke Museum, Seattle
"The design breaks down traditional museum barriers between public and 'back-of-house' spaces, integrating collections and research labs with traditional galleries. Dual entrances help link the museum to its context, connecting to both the University of Washington campus and the surrounding community."
Ames House, Austin, Texas
Matt Fajkus Architecture
"A language of distinct volumes organizes the design at both the site and functional scale. On the exterior, the new addition is a white, stucco-clad, two-story volume that is mostly hidden from the street to introduce a modern aesthetic while staying within the homeowner’s association’s guidelines."
Seapuit Family Retreat, Osterville, Mass.
"Set on an island, this house and accompanying buildings serve as an inviting summer campus for extended family. The sustainable and resilient program explores playful expressions of design through unique features such as curved roofs, interiors, and a single-loaded plan framing water views on either side."
2317 Thrift Road - Wray Ward Office, Charlotte, N.C.
"The new office takes shape from the renovation of an existing 20,000-square-foot 1950s industrial structure and construction of a new, two-story attached building. In addition to mixing old and new and textured and smooth, the design preserves the rich patina of the agency’s colors through painted steel, pops of fabric and artwork."
Linden Row, Nashville, Tenn.
The Bradley Projects
"Linden Row is a collection of 38 single-family style townhomes that provide tenants with modern and updated living at an affordable purchase point. Located in the historic Belmont Hillsboro neighborhood, these homes exemplify today's contemporary living within a historic urban context."
Mid-City Mixed-Use, Los Angeles
"Concrete masses that support the building are pushed back at street level to make room for landscaping. Five levels of housing include 34 market-rate units and 6 one and two-bedroom affordable housing units. There are over 3,000 sq. ft. for commercial space and amenities, including a fitness center, parking and a roof terrace."
Breathing Pavilion, New York
"Using both computational design and conceptual art strategies, Ijeoma reframes social issues to poetically uncover the truths and injustices and are obscured through various systems of oppression. Created in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racial injustice in the United States, Breathing Pavilion offers sanctuary at a time of intense hardship and loss, suggests a paradigm shift towards communion and meditative stillness, and creates an accessible space of reprieve when the act of breathing itself is under siege."
Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. La Dallman
Located in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator was constructed in 1901 to help transport local crops. Over time, the structure fell into disuse. Milwaukee- and Boston-based firm La Dallman have designed a forthcoming adaptive reuse of the historic structure, transforming it into a cultural destination for the surrounding community. The 7,557-square-foot project will include gathering and performance spaces for visitors, as well as a glazed tower that allows for views of the surrounding harbor. The project earned a citation in ARCHITECT's 68th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards, announced in the magazine's March 2021 issue. Read more about the project here.
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