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MVRDV envisions Vancouver with 2100 predicted sea level rise

January 27, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has released a study that aims to offer possible solutions to urban planning in the face of rising sea levels be reimagining the Vancouver waterfront. Called the Sea Level Rise Catalogue, the project looks at methods for adapting to rising sea levels, which according to the IPCC could rise as much as

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Edgardo Giménez creates colourful artist residency in Uruguay

January 19, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Argentinian artist and designer Edgardo Giménez has created an artist residency in Uruguay called Casa Neptuna that features playful geometry and bright colours. Casa Neptuna comprises an elongated one-storey structure made up of blocks and topped with decorative sculptural forms. It is located in José Ignacio, a seaside town in Uruguay, on a residential lot

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Pelli Clarke & Partners creates Mexico City’s tallest skyscraper as “window to the heavens”

January 18, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

US architecture studio Pelli Clarke & Partners has completed the Mitikah skyscraper, which is now the tallest in Mexico City. Mitikah is a 267-metre-tall skyscraper in the Benito Jaurez neighbourhood of the Mexican capital that sits in a complex that includes mixed-use towers and shopping centres. Near the historic neighbourhood of Coyoacán, the symmetrical, glass-clad

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt buildings revealed in series of renders

January 18, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Spanish architect David Romero has released a set of renderings that depict unbuilt projects by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including a mile-high skyscraper and the floating cabins of Lake Tahoe Summer Colony. The images include a selection of Wright’s unbuilt work, gleaned from drawings created by the renowned architect over his 70-year career. Working

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Kevin Daly designs canopied building to be “welcoming as the shadow beneath a tree”

January 16, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

LA studio Kevin Daly Architecture has created a headquarters for a Houston foundation that has a latticed canopy suspended over a white building that was created using steel and cross-laminated timber. Kevin Daly Architecture (KDA) worked with Mexico City-based studio Productora to complete the 31,718-square-foot (2,946 metre) project in Spotts Park, northwest of Downtown Houston,

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill design pair of Toronto skyscrapers

January 13, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Chicago studio Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has released designs for two skyscrapers in Toronto that will rise from a block of preserved heritage buildings. The first skyscraper, called 648 Yonge, will be 75 storeys tall, topping out at 254 metres at its site in a busy Downtown Toronto neighbourhood. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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HKS creates “ship in a bottle” venue within SoFi Stadium

January 11, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Dallas architecture studio HKS has placed an entertainment venue called YouTube Theater under the sweeping canopy of an NFL stadium in Los Angeles. HKS designed the theatre, which opened in 2021, to fit underneath the massive ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) canopy at SoFi Stadium, which was also designed by the studio. The 6,000-seat YouTube Theater is nestled

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Ten high-profile US buildings being completed in 2023

January 11, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Continuing our previews of what’s to come this year, we round up 10 architecture projects set to be completed in the United States in 2023, including a cavernous Manhattan museum extension and Austin’s tallest skyscraper. Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History, Manhattan, by Studio Gang In Manhattan, Studio Gang will complete its

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Snøhetta to expand Museum of Sex to Miami in “most ambitious undertaking yet”

January 5, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

Architecture studio Snøhetta has unveiled its design for a Miami outpost of the New York City museum dedicated to “celebrating the cultural significance of human sexuality”. The Museum of Sex will be housed in a converted warehouse space in the Allapattah neighbourhood in northwest Miami. With 32,000 square feet (2,972 square metres) of permanent and

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveils modular tent classrooms for refugees

January 4, 2023 Ben Dreith 0

London studio Zaha Hadid Architects has created a series of tent-like classrooms for displaced communities, which were designed by the late Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. One of the last structures designed by Hadid, the tents were created by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) in collaboration with non-profit Education Above All Foundation (EAA) as schools and health clinics for

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