• Weiss/Manfredi wraps Yale University study centre in curved glass walls
    The Yale University Center for Innovative Thinking by architecture studio Weiss/Manfredi is an elliptical glass pavilion for student engineers on the New Haven campus. New York City-based Weiss/Manfredi designed the two-storey pavilion to stand out from the brutalist and gothic-style buildings of the historic Yale University. The pavilion is framed by gothic and... Read more »
  • Breakwater in Jamestown is both a public playground and a sculpture
    Canadian designers Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster have created Breakwater, a concrete sky-blue playground in Jamestown, New York out of repurposed wave breakers. Breakwater is made from dolosse, heavy prefabricated concrete blocks normally used to prevent coastal erosion, that have been repurposed as a climbing frame. The four dolosse used for the project... Read more »
  • Biden revokes Trump's "beautiful" architecture executive order
    US president Joe Biden has officially undone Donald Trump's executive order requiring new federal buildings to be built in the classical style, 69 days after it was signed. Biden announced a batch of revocations on 24 February 2021 including executive order 13967, titled Promoting Beautiful Federal Civic Architecture. The controversial order requiring... Read more »
  • The Ranch Mine creates O-asis home in the Arizona desert
    Architecture studio The Ranch Mine built a courtyard house for a musician in Arizona with white stucco walls and solar panels paired with a Tesla battery for power outages. The project, called O-asis, was built on an under-utilised, 1.6-acre site along a Phoenix mountain preserve. O-asis has a roof with solar panels Designed for... Read more »
  • LOT Office for Architecture creates all-blue building in Bushwick
    LOT Office for Architecture has designed a monochrome blue Brooklyn townhouse for a renovation project in the borough's Bushwick neighbourhood. The 100-year-old house, now called The Blue Building, stands out from the row of neutral-coloured buildings that make up the street on which it sits. The Blue Building sits between neutral-coloured properties "The... Read more »

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