Critique: Rem’s Rules

At the Venice Biennale, Rem Koolhaas urges visitors to look at architecture’s fundamentals, but exactly what is he asking us to consider?

At the Venice Biennale, Rem Koolhaas urges visitors to look at architecture’s fundamentals, but exactly what is he asking us to consider?

Newsmaker: Gere Kavanaugh

This year's Julia Morgan Icon Award recipient, chosen by the Los Angeles Design Festival, is Gere Kavanaugh, one of California’s pioneer female designers.

This year’s Julia Morgan Icon Award recipient, chosen by the Los Angeles Design Festival, is Gere Kavanaugh, one of California’s pioneer female designers.

Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Unveiled in New York CIty

The New York City Office of Emergency Management begins testing its new architecture of disaster relief.

The New York City Office of Emergency Management begins testing its new architecture of disaster relief.

Acrylicize creates feature artwork for new Coca-Cola office

Acrylicize, a company that creates bespoke artwork for offices and other workplaces has created a feature wall for the new office of Coca-Cola in London.The wall in the company's new…

Acrylicize, a company that creates bespoke artwork for offices and other workplaces has created a feature wall for the new office of Coca-Cola in London.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

The wall in the company’s new Wimpole Street headquarters, features memorabilia from Coca-Cola’s archive in the US, and is part of a design scheme by interior and architectural designers Morey Smith.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

The company’s new London base is a 1920s building which has been refitted throughout. It is set over four floors, covering 66,000 sq ft and has a roof terrace, café, meeting rooms, open plan office space and hot desk facilities.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

The interior of the building, designed by MoreySmith, is described as ‘a celebration of Coca Cola’s heritage and place in popular culture’. The design unites the Edwardian Baroque-style front of the building with a more modern rear extension via a staircase which runs through the core of the building.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

A custom-built, double-sided display wall, created by Acrylicize, has been installed over three floors and provides a spectacular backdrop to display the brand’s long heritage, including iconic original Coca Cola memorabilia from its archives in the US.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

At the heart of the building, hanging from the second floor into the reception, is a specially commissioned work by award-winning British artist/designer Stuart Haygarth. The 6.5 metre high comet shaped installation features more than 80,000 acrylic ice chunks, suspended on ultra-fine wires and illuminated by LEDs.

Acrylicize Coca-Cola office

After years of economic turmoil and natural calamities, America’s communities are ready to rebuild. Homeowners and businesses are demanding the next generation of buildings that save energy, revitalize traditional main…

After years of economic turmoil and natural calamities, America’s communities are ready to rebuild. Homeowners and businesses are demanding the next generation of buildings that save energy, revitalize traditional main streets and reflect the new ways that Americans live, work and play. As Hurricane Sandy showed, we need to do far more to protect our communities from disaster. And with buildings accounting for more than 70 percent of the nation’s electricity use, we can do so much more to make our homes, offices, and schools use less energy. Congress and the White House need to reform outdated laws that hold back innovative development, encourage congestion and leave neighborhoods vulnerable to disaster and decay.

Venice Dispatch: Highlights from the National Pavilions

While the Korean pavilion won the Golden Lion, and Chile took the silver, many other national participations in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale offered interesting variations on 'Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014,'…

While the Korean pavilion won the Golden Lion, and Chile took the silver, many other national participations in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale offered interesting variations on ‘Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014,’ the theme set out by director Rem …

David Adjaye-Designed Sugar Hill Affordable Housing Development Nears Completion in Harlem

The 191,500-square-foot mixed-use development incorporates permanently affordable housing, pre-kindergarten classrooms, and the new Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.

The 191,500-square-foot mixed-use development incorporates permanently affordable housing, pre-kindergarten classrooms, and the new Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.

Newsmaker: Eric Cesal

Eric Cesal is the new executive director of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the nonprofit’s board of directors announced today. A longtime volunteer, Cesal joined AFH full-time in 2010 to start…

Eric Cesal is the new executive director of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), the nonprofit’s board of directors announced today. A longtime volunteer, Cesal joined AFH full-time in 2010 to start the Haiti Rebuilding Center in Port-au-Prince. Since 2012 he has led the organization’s global post-disaster rebuilding efforts from its headquarters in San Francisco. Cesal replaces founding executive director Cameron Sinclair, who, with cofounder Kate Stohr, announced their resignation last fall.

Venice Dispatch: Golden Lions for Phyllis Lambert and Korean Pavilion

The Venice Archtiecture Biennale jury awarded the Golden Lion for a national pavilion to the Minsuk Cho-organized Korean exhibition and another to Phyllis Lambert for lifetime achievement.

The Venice Archtiecture Biennale jury awarded the Golden Lion for a national pavilion to the Minsuk Cho-organized Korean exhibition and another to Phyllis Lambert for lifetime achievement.