This week, we're sharing projects from Dublin to Austria, Washington, and Hawaii, 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 16,000 projects.
National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C.
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
"BBB’s design for the National Museum of American Diplomacy, located at the State Department Headquarters in Washington, D.C., features interactive technologies that support real-time connections with embassies and exhibits throughout the world. Visitors will be welcomed into a grand 15,400-square-foot entry lobby that opens into an exhibition pavilion and gallery spaces."
Glebe House, Dublin
"A simple charred timber structure houses the sunken down extension, acting as a rib cage to the spaces inside. At the point of contact between old and new, a glass roof light runs the length of the extension to mark this transition and to bring light deep into the plan."
Q2 Stadium, Austin, Texas
Walter P Moore
"The canopy enclosure features a combination of customized curved metal panel systems on the bullnose, soffit, and edges; and single-ply roofing on the top side of the canopy at the north and south end to provide protection to a stage."
5000 12th Ave. NE Apartments, Seattle
Weinstein A|U Architects + Urban Designers, Weinstein A|U
"The building mass articulates a simple, floating cuboid form above a highly transparent street level. That transparency and setback continues vertically along the north property line, acting as a 'gasket' to the townhouses and residential zoning to the north."
Wai'olu Residence, North Kona, Hawaii
de Reus Architects
"The soft gray standing-seam zinc roof complements coral stone exterior walls. Hardwood doors and windows add richness and warmth to the exterior. Interior finishes consist of local ohia hardwood and travertine stone floors, cedar trusses and ceilings, plaster walls, and teak hardwood doors."
Three Light, Kansas City, Mo.
Hord Coplan Macht
"Three Light is a 29-story, 321-unit mixed-use residential high-rise building with a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and 39 penthouse units on the top three floors."
Outside the Lines, Atlanta
Bryony Roberts Studio
"'Outside the Lines' provides an environment that is accessible and playful for those with physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, supporting discovery and social connection through an array of tactile environments. The installation aims to present a richer environment for everybody by offering spaces that celebrate a range of sensory experiences."
Coastal Retreat, California coast
Walker Warner Architects
"Architectural details are kept spare to allow special design moments to shine. The spiral staircase leading to the rooftop terrace is made of custom glass treads. At night, the drama is multiplied as built-in fiber optic lights turn on and transform each step to look like an illuminated block of ice."
Inspired by cartoon characters and treehouses, Bert is the concept for a system of modular houses that can be assembled to meet a client's needs. Designed by the Austrian firm Precht, each wood-shingled Bert takes the form of a tree trunk; its interior program—such as a kitchen or living area—branches out from its central spine. Dark fabric covers the interior, creating a cozy atmosphere. Each Bert is outfitted with roof-mounted or off-site solar panels, a composting toilet, and a ground-floor water treatment facility to minimize the residence's environmental impact. You can read more about Precht, highlighted in ARCHITECT's latest Next Progressives feature, here.
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