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Jenga Building by Herzog & de Meuron. Photo Alexander Severin Architectural
 

Mark A-to-Z: N is for New York City

From Herzog & de Meuron’s new high-rise building to the High Line, we doubt we’ll ever be short of material to write about.

Mark A-to-Z: F is for Façade
 

Mark A-to-Z: F is for Façade

We bring you five projects that take the façade into extra special consideration. Whether it's a new building or a renovation to an existing one, it's what's on the outside that counts.

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56 Leonard Street by Herzog & de Meuron. Photos Alexander Severin Architectural
 

The raw interior of Herzog & de Meuron's jenga building has been revealed

NEW YORK CITY – Sparkly and shiny domestic properties are very nice for living in but often don't make the most interesting of subjects to critique.

Kellogg Global Hub by KPMB Architects. Photos Tom Arban
 

Undulating glazing defines KPMB Architects' lakeside education hub

EVANSTON – The sheer number of students on any given university campus can be quite daunting and it is not difficult to walk past hundreds of people each day.

Lush hills frame the view on New York harbour.
 

West8 landscape architects sculpt the New York experience

NEW YORK CITY – Governors Island has been derelict for decades. After a substantial redesign by landscape designer Adriaan Geuze, the archipelago is worth a visit.

Two structures united in the need for admiration.
 

A fin-shaped tower erected by SOM lets the US Air Force fly high

COLORADO – Ladies and gentlemen, we would like to invite you to the greatest force that has ever existed, the US Air Force.

Modern, innovative, sustainable - a jewel in Los Angeles.
 

SCI-Arc students build a home with Habitat for Humanity LA

LOS ANGELES – In a fruitful collaboration, students from the architecture school SCI-Arc use their skills to help a local charity build innovative housing for a small price.

The off-grid installation is prepared for both everyday and emergency scenarios.
 

MIT reveals innovative design for urban resilience

CAMBRIDGE – Architects are usually either concerned with creating structures that will prevent the impact of natural forces, or with the reconstruction when these structures fail.

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Wooden interiors give the linear design an intimate feel.
 

Davidson Rafailidis makes space for affectionate functionality

BUFFALO – A studio with distinct materialities and atmospheres responds to the clients' wish to share one building but maintain separate work environments.

The newest expansion to the Corning Museum of Glass by Thomas Phifer and Partners exudes tranquillity.
 

Corning Museum of Glass expansion makes the trademark material's simplicity transparent

CORNING – Thomas Phifer and Partners restore the modernist museum building of the Corning Museum of Glass and attach an addition which exudes the potential of glass.

The Peterson Automotive Museum is dedicated to celebrating the art, culture and heritage of automobiles.
 

The Petersen Automotive Museum undergoes a modern transformation

LOS ANGELES – A museum that celebrates the history of cars is redesigned by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to have a dynamic exterior in Los Angeles.

Blackbirds provides a solution for urban housing in Los Angeles where space is limited.
 

Blackbirds introduces contemporary living in the LA hills

LOS ANGELES – An urban housing development that promotes a sense of community, nature and design for budding families.