Star Wars architecture

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has finally found a home. Following nearly a decade of searching, the museum’s board has announced that Los Angeles’ Exposition Park will serve as the site for the MAD Architects-designed building housing the life’s work and expansive art and media collection of one of history’s most celebrated filmmakers, George

RCA Battersea South campus design

Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to create a strategic design approach to the planned 108M GBP Battersea South Campus. The jury for the competition noted that Herzog & de Meuron’s approach exhibited “a deep understanding of the potential for Battersea, making new connections and foreseeing the possibilities for sustainable place-making,” while provided

Inside is the new Outside

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the cofounder of Snøhetta, reasons that architects must begin considering indoor space as just as public as outdoor space. Maybe with the sole exception of railway stations, public space is generally understood as outdoor space. Whether in the United States or in Europe, especially now with heightened concerns around security, there seems to

#dramatic port

It is difficult to think that Zaha Hadid is no longer with us. I have not been a huge fan of her work in the past but more recently the quality and execution of her designs alongside the sheer disregard for convention has led me to take a closer look. This repurposing of a former

#stirlingprize #winner 2016

This year’s 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize winner is the Newport Street Gallery by architect Caruso St John. (website) Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall has involved the conversion of an extraordinary terrace of listed industrial buildings, that were formerly theatre carpentry and scenery painting workshops. The gallery forms the whole length of the street, with the

September A&D review

September 2016 Architecture & Design blog posts… #parametric brickwork the old way #stadia kickstart #urbandesign #blue is the future #mixeduse facility for Paris constructed #forest for exhibition space #architecture students treated for mental health problems #hallucinate through design #apple architecture #expressionist monument Arthur Ashe covered in plastic   Share this reboot