The Friars Primary School modular classroom extension is an exciting project that reveals the potential for modular construction methods in education. MTX installed a bespoke facility
The Anfield Police Station is an impressive 1800s building is set to become a 26-room boutique bed and breakfast, for a pair of property developers who came to the city from Mexico in 2018.
Stirling Prize winner – Hastings Pier Redevelopment by dRMM Architects. de Rijke Marsh Morgan beat six architecture practices to the job. Also shortlisted were Niall Laughlin Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, FAT, Adams & Sutherland and White Arkitekter AB.
Design proposal by OMI Architects to form two groups of buildings straddling a new public square. The development opens a pedestrian route from Chapel Street to the New Bailey area, Spinningfields and Manchester city centre. 375 apartments and 870sqm of commercial & retail space.
Architects: Atkins. Plans to convert a derelict brewery building into a £100m education hub for construction and the built environment at the University of Wolverhampton, England, have been given the go ahead.
Joel’s Column Vol. IV, Number 1: President Obama announces architects to design his Presidential Library in Illinois, not “the land of Lincoln”; plus preparing for Zaha Hadid’s eulogy.
United States Architecture, Brasilia Architecture, New Cities and Communities Joel Solkoff’s Column Volume II, No. 5 Architectural Column by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 5 Building cities in the United States—special Wyoming focus. Plus… Profile of the President of the Wyoming American Institute of Architects Building a new town in Brasilia…
What Herzog & de Meuron’s completion of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) means to the revitalization of Downtown Miami.
The government of Miami approved a revitalization plan—a plan that includes the taxpayers of Miami paying costs to the Herzog & de Meuron’s firm. Miami taxpayers paid $100 million toward the cost of the museum.
Worthy of asking but not of discussion here: Are taxpayers getting what they paid for?
Where will I live? Plus…
Writing on architects plus their role in the imminent global Baby Boom housing crisis,
I have purchased two houses in my lifetime. The first was on Capitol Hill, in Downtown, Washington, D.C. which had a landmark plaque posted on the entrance. It was a beautiful house 100 years old where my former wife and I raised two children.
Zaha Hadid’s Miami compared to my life in rural “Rust Belt” Pennsylvania
“Miami has long been the economic and commercial capital of Latin America, both English and Spanish are commonly understood and it has been the place where many Latinos could be sure their money and their persons were safe from government takeover.”
–The Almanac of American Politics by Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon
If I were an architect eager to launch my career in the U.S., I would focus on three states: Texas, California, and Florida
Despite the incredibly exciting renewal taking place in New York City, the reality is that the wealth and power in the United States has shifted. The wealth and power in the U.S. now resides in the West and in the South. With that shift has come opportunities for architects in such states such as Texas, California, and Florida.
Joel Solkoff – on disability issues relevant to architects. Daniel Libeskind, master architect to rebuild Ground Zero, watched the original World Trade Center being built in the 1960s. Libeskind’s father worked in the neighborhood.
Joel Solkoff – on disability issues relevant to architects
The new Renzo Piano Whitney overlooking the Hudson River, adjacent to a really fun public park, has brought to near completion, another magnificent new Piano. Within the Gallery is the original photograph Edward Steichen took of Marlene Dietrich in 1931. The Whitney will soon be launching a new Exhibition of Steichen’s work.
Quadrant 2 South London, Regent Street Regeneration, Building, Development News Quadrant 2 South, London Crown Estate Redevelopment Piccadilly – design by Barr Gazetas, Architects 28 Oct 2013 Quadrant 2 South London Quadrant 2 South Latest Regent Street regeneration project gets underway Lead Architect: Barr Gazetas Renewal of this large urban block is part of The…
Arkadien Winnenden, A Landscape for Climate Adaptation: Blue-green landscapes transform an industrial wasteland into an outdoor neighbourhood in face of climate challenges.
The application contains proposals for 20,000 sqft of new retail and restaurant space, a new civic building with One Stop Shop and library, community meeting and performance space, Council office space, plus new streets and spaces.
The masterplan for a new £200m development aimed at regenerating Aberdeen city centre was recommended for public consultation by Aberdeen City Council today (21 July 2005) by The Scottish Retail Property Limited Partnership (SRPLP), a joint venture between the two of the UK’s property giants, British Land and Land Securities.
Friargate Regeneration, English Building Project, News, Design, Property Image Friargate Coventry : Development Masterplan, England, UK – design by Allies and Morrison Architects 20 Oct 2009 Friargate Coventry Development Design: Allies and Morrison Architects FIRST LOOK AT ALLIES AND MORRISON’S MASTERPLAN FOR FRIARGATE: STRATEGIC SITE IN CENTRAL COVENTRY Allies and Morrison’s masterplan for the 37…