A Tribute to Veterans on the Wisconsin Prairie

 

The Cold War Veterans Memorial Competition

 

Rendering: Oyler Wu Collaborative/Courtesy Pritzker Military Museum & Library

 

The Pritzker family is no stranger to good architecture; so it should come as no surprise that a project launched by the Pritzker Military Archives, including a competition for a Cold War Veterans Memorial in Wisconsin,

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The Architect of GSA’s Finest Hour

 

Edward A. Feiner, FAIA (1947-2022)

 

 

Nothing is a boon to architecture more than a knowledgeable patron. And one of the foremost “patrons” of architecture in modern societies is government—at its various levels. Our federal government’s role in this is carried out mainly by the General Services Administration (GSA), which oversees the

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Ottawa Parliamentary Precinct’s Block 2

 

A Quest for that Elusive Connective Formula

 

First Place: Pedestrian perspective from Parliament – Zeidler Architecture in association with David Chipperfield Architects

 

How do you find a common thread that can connect an eclectic collection of buildings, visually as well as physically, all located within a one-block site, located just across

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Infrastructure Hub as Urban Revitalization Catalyst

 

Vilnius Railway Station and Public Square Competition

 

Vilnius Station competition Image: ©Zaha Hadid Architects

 

 

Aerial view of Vilnius railway station (2021)

 

In European cities, recent history has seen their central railway stations become the subject of upgrades, or totally new projects, many of them springing up

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Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall Competition

 

AL_A Prevails over a Star-studded Cast

 

 

After over a year of planning, the choice of a site, and the establishment of criteria for the staging an international competition for a new concert hall, the process recently culminated in the choice of an architect for the design of the new Philharmonic in

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Gyo Obata: How a Broad Horizon Paid Dividends

 

Gyo Obata Photo: courtesy HOK

 

If there are milestones in the world of architecture, the passing of Gyo Obata certainly marked one. Obata, along with Cesar Pelli, Richard Rogers and Helmut Jahn, belonged to a group of designers that had strong international connections, sometimes based on family histories. A second generation American

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High Density in a Green Environment

 

Geneva Suburban Project as Urban Housing Model

 

 

©Bauen+Wohnen

 

An article, Trois tourettes et un jardin (Three Turrets and a Garden) by Swiss landscape architect, Valérie Hoffmeyer, in Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, is another recent example highlighting the value of green space in the design of mid-rise residential buildings.

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Taipei’s New Music Center as 24/7 Destination

 

From RUR’s Competition Winning Design to Final Realization

 

RUR Taipei Pop Music Center performance hall view with artwork ©Philip Colbert

 

 

Whether large or small, design competition or straight commission, projects from design phase to realization can stretch over extended periods of time. It was no different with Taipei’s Pop Music

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Richard Rogers: Purveyor of the High-Tech Message

 

Richard Rogers (1933-2021)

 

Image ©faber & faber

 

 

Could you imagine that a person who is anything but adept at drawing, and also dyslexic, would become one of the world’s great architects? Meet Richard Rogers, who was full of ideas, but engaged collaborators to fully realize them. One might even assume

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Functionality to the Forefront

 

Winning entry – Timeless Corridor’ of Shinhan Architects & Engineers Co., Ltd. (principal, Kim Sanghoon) and D&B architecture design group (principal, Cho Doyeun

 

National Library of Korea Data Preservation Center Competition

 

Retrofitting existing buildings is nothing new. The abandonment of old factory structures, especially in the northeast of the U.S.,

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