Monday, October 24, 2016

Architectural Record: Francis Kéré Envisions New Pyramid-Shaped House of Parliament for Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

In late 2014, citizens of Burkina Faso revolted against the country’s dictatorial leader, President Blaise Compaoré, and set fire to the parliament house, leaving it a charred ruin in the capital city of Ouagadougou. Now, Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, who grew up in the West African nation and continues to work there, has conceived a master plan for a parliament complex that includes a new legislative building and a memorial for the destroyed one.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Architectural Record: Architects Propose Facelifts for Two Major New York City Transit Hubs

Penn Station Proposal

The problems of Penn Station are well known. On September 27, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to move up to 20 percent of the station’s operations across Eighth Avenue, to a new facility in the renovated James A. Farley Post Office building. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, it is expected to cost $1.6 billion and be completed in 2020.


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