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Monthly Archives: November 2011

HOK Selected for Porsche’s New U.S. Headquarters

HOK has been selected to design Porsche Cars North America’s new headquarters in Atlanta, following an intense design competition. This innovative development includes a contemporary workplace, a Technical Service and Training Center, and a Customer and Driver Experience Center with an integrated road handling track. The nearly 200,000-square-foot complex will accommodate up to 400 employees

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Architect Returns to Drawing Board

Last spring, developer Related Cos. became disenchanted with the design of the first phase of Hudson Yards, the gargantuan project on top of a train storage yard along the Hudson River. The original design of Hudson Yards had three straight boxy towers. “I could tell that Stephen wasn’t in love with it,” recalls Jay Cross,

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At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator home

The latest twist on designer parking garages: a Jetsonesque elevator that whisks residents to their condos while they are still in the driver’s seat. Pull over into the designated space. Turn off the engine. And enjoy the oceanfront view as you escalate in a glass elevator that takes you, while you are sitting in your

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U.S. architecture billings index up in October

October ABI up 2.5 pts to 49.4 * New projects index up 3 pts to 57.3 * AIA says demand for architects’ services volatile * New projects index up 3 pts to 57.3 * AIA says demand for architects’ services volatile A leading indicator of U.S. construction activity rebounded in October, the AIA said on Wednesday.

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Ok We Built It, Now How Does it Work?

Architecture has come a long way since 1885, when William Le Baron Jenney built what is widely considered the world’s first skyscraper. His eight-story Home Insurance Building in Chicago was designed with metal columns and beams instead of heavy masonry, leading the way for even taller constructions to come. In January 2010, SOM’s Burj Khalifa

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Macy’s to open new Bronx location by 2014

Department store will open 160,000-square-foot behemoth at Bay  Plaza Shopping  Center. Store will be retailer’s second in the borough. Attention shoppers: A big new Macy’s is coming to the Bronx. The Cincinnati, Ohio-based department store chain has signed on for 160,000 square feet at the Mall at Bay Plaza, a site under construction at the

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Inaugural Tri-State American Institute of Architects Conference Held in Atlantic City, N.J.

Richard Meier World-Famous Architects, Richard Meier and Stanley Tigerman, Deliver Keynote Addresses – Four New Jersey Tri-State Design Award Winners Announced – “Traditionalism versus modernity.” That was the theme at the first-ever American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tri State Conference, which was recently hosted by the AIA-New Jersey chapter, in conjunction with the AIA New

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CONTOURS: What Should Architecture Occupy?

Of course, we know why architects are quiet on these fundamental issues of wealth and inequality. On the one hand they are just too busy trying to run their businesses and chase after ever fewer projects for less and less money. The other reason is that architects depend on the wealthiest segments of society for

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Hong Kong: Worst Architecture in the World?

Mathias Woo has this bit of tough love for Hong Kongers: You don’t appreciate good design. “Everything just looks the same,” Mr. Woo, an architect and co-director of artist collective Zuni Icosahedron, said. What about the Frank Gehry apartments under construction, or Norman Foster’s work in West Kowloon? “It’s like design is only for the

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After Upturn, Architecture Billings Fall Again

Recession’s toll likely to keep many from returning to the profession, says AIA’s Work-on-the-Boards panel By Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA AIA Chief Economist After an encouraging uptick in August, the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) retreated again in September, falling to a score of 46.9. Since any score below 50 indicates a decline in billings

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