Saturday, May 26, 2018

DEZEEN: Pair of skyscrapers proposed for site of Calatrava's doomed Chicago Spire





Two "sister skyscrapers" designed by architect David Childs have been unveiled for Chicago's waterfront, nearly 10 years after work on Santiago Calatrava's ill-fated Chicago Spire halted on the same plot.

The 400 Lake Shore Drive development is located where the Chicago River flows into Lake Michigan, on the site the Spanish architect's 150-storey Spire began construction in 2007 but was stopped the following year due to the global financial crisis.

More:

https://www.dezeen.com/2018/05/17/400-lake-shore-drive-david-childs-som-related-midwest-sister-skyscrapers-chicago-spire-site-calatrava-usa/

Saturday, May 19, 2018

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: 20 Buildings Receive RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018


RIBA Awards


The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the 20 recipients of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018. The winners were selected from a list of 62 buildings in the running for the 2018 International Prize, which will awarded in November to the most significant and inspirational building of the year. The 20 projects are located in 16 countries and include private homes, large infrastructure schemes, cultural buildings, and civic spaces. Honorees include Renzo Piano’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects’ Mount Herzl Memorial Hall in Jerusalem, and Stanton Williams’ renovation of the Musée d’arts de Nantes in France.

“These 20 outstanding projects were selected for their architectural ambition, design ingenuity and excellence of execution,” said RIBA President Ben Derbyshire. “Importantly, they demonstrate the significant and far-reaching contribution that architecture makes to our daily lives.”

More:

https://www.architecturalrecord.com/articles/13412-buildings-receive-riba-awards-for-international-excellence-2018


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