June 16, 2022

Construction Update: iCarbonX

iCarbonX Headquarters under construction, Shenzhen, China. The relationship between the two tower geometries—in which the cylindrical tower rolls out of the other—becomes more evident as the matte, white fritted glass facades are installed. The curved tower for working together with... more

June 14, 2022

“Four Birds” on view at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Steven Holl collaborated with composer Raphael Mostel to create “Four Birds,” on view in a garden-wide exhibition of birdhouses opening this Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The design is inspired by the first composition of French composer Olivier Messiaen,... more

June 3, 2022

SHA wins Terezín Ghetto Museum Competition

In partnership with Marcela Steinbachová and SKUPINA Studio, Steven Holl Architects won first place in the international competition of 22 teams for the Terezín Ghetto Museum in the Czech Republic. Terezín, founded in 1780 as a military fortress, served as... more

May 29, 2022

Celebrating the centenary of Iannis Xenakis

May 2022 marks the centenary of composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001). “Architectonics of Music,” Steven Holl and Dimitra Tsachrelia’s Columbia GSAPP studio, departed from the music of Xenakis in 2017 and 2013. Co-taught with composer Raphael Mostel, the students translated music... more

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