May 26, 2022

Green Roof installed at the Archive and Research Library in Rhinebeck, NY

Today, the completion of the green roof on the 3000sf Hudson Valley archive makes it the most ecological architecture archive in New York. It is heated and cooled via a single 500 foot deep geothermal well with radiant concrete floors.... more

May 19, 2022

Hamsun Centre selected by The Guardian: “Top modern European Architecture”

"The Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy, northern Norway (a couple of hours by boat from Bodø), is dedicated to Norway’s most famous novelist, Knut Hamsun (1859-1952), hailed by many as the father of modern Norwegian literature. Designed by the American architect... more

April 26, 2022

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Meander in Helsinki

On April 26, 2022, the foundation stone of Meander was laid in Töölö, Helsinki. “It is a great joy to return to Helsinki,” says Steven Holl, “where the win of the competition for the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts changed... more

April 7, 2022

Kiasma Museum Reopens

Kiasma, Steven Holl Architects' competition-winning museum design from 1993-98, reopens to the public after refurbishing. The image above is taken from the opening celebration on April 7, 2022.

March 31, 2022

Construction Update: CIFI Headquarters

Varying qualities of light give the CIFI Headquarters office and retail building a unique geometry and shape dynamic spaces. The north light curves provide soft and evenly diffused light to the interiors on the upper floors. Allowing light to a... more

March 30, 2022

Kevin Lippert (1959-2022): A Personal Tribute

I was shocked to hear the great publisher Kevin Lippert passed away. I had known Kevin for forty years. I met him right after he founded his publishing company Princeton Architectural Press in 1981. He graduated as an architect studying... more

March 26, 2022

Meander Housing Breaks Ground

Today we celebrate the groundbreaking of Meander Housing, Helsinki, sixteen years after the initial concept sketches. Located in Helsinki’s cultural and historical district Taka-Töölö along the Taivallahti Bay, the site of Meander housing is enclosed by the Taivallahti Barracks, two... more

March 25, 2022

Sliced Porosity Block recognized by The Council of Tall Buildings

Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu, China, has been recognized by The Council on Tall Buildings. Creating a metropolitan public space instead of object-icon skyscrapers, this three-million-square-foot project takes its shape from its distribution of natural light. The required minimum sunlight exposures... more

February 28, 2022

“Lessons from the Social Condensers” by Anna Bokov

In anticipation of the opening of the Rubenstein Commons, Institute for Advanced Study in May 2022, Anna Bokov wrote “Lessons from the Social Condensers,” published in the IAS Fall 2021 newsletter. “The playful geometry of its forms lets the mind... more

February 23, 2022

Ostrava Concert Hall is scheduled to break ground in September 2022

Ostrava Concert Hall is scheduled to break ground in September 2022. The 1,300 concert hall hovers over the existing 20th century Cultural Center, providing the Ostrava Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra with a state-of-the-art performance space. Learn more about our design by... more