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Punta Arenas International Antarctic Center Winners Announced

A team led by architects Alberto Moletto, Cristobal Tirado, Sebastian Hernandez, and Danilo Lagos has been selected to spearhead the design of the Punta Arenas International Antarctic Center in Chile. The state-owned project aims to establish a distinct infrastructure in order to position Chile as an Antarctic country, with Punta …

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BSA Announces 2017 Harleston Parker Medal Shortlist

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has named four finalists for the 2017 Harleston Parker Medal. Inaugurated in 1921, the medal is bestowed upon buildings of outstanding beauty that are constructed in the city of Boston within the last decade. The winner will be announced on January 18, 2018 during …

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Plan for Berggruen Institute Campus

Herzog & de Meuron has revealed plans for its design of the new Berggruen Institute campus in Los Angeles. Founded in 2010, the Berggruen Institute works to develop ideas and craft political, economic, and social institutions apt for the 21st century. The Institute’s principles will be reflected across the 447-acre …

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Miró Rivera Architects and Ibarra Aragón Arquitectura Design Monterrey Tower

Torre Citica, a 25-story mixed-use development in downtown Monterrey, Mexico, is being designed collaboratively by Austin, Texas–based practice Miró Rivera Architects and locally based firm Ibarra Aragón Arquitectura. Slated for completion in December 2018, the project is set for installation over the city’s thoroughfare, Venustiano Carranza, which connects to the …

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Fred Koetter Dies at 79

Architect Fred Koetter, FAIA, a founding principal of the Boston-based practice Koetter Kim & Associates, died on August 21. He was 79. Koetter’s career saw the creation numerous urban projects such as Miller Park Plaza in Chattanooga, Tennessee; the Codex Corporation headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts; and the Firestone Library at …

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Architect Gunnar Birkerts Dies at 92

Latvian-American architect Gunnar Birkerts died on August 15 at 92. The Detroit-based architect and teacher worked with Eero Saarinen and in the offices of Perkins+Will before launching his own practice in 1963. Following his graduation from the Stuttgart Technical College in 1949, Birkerts arrived in the U.S. to begin work …

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Murphy Mears Architects Design New Home for Architecture Center Houston

A 1906 B.A. Riesner building in Houston will soon be the new home to the Architecture Center Houston at heart of the city’s original downtown. Relocating from its previous home on Capitol Street, the Architecture Center is set to open in September or October with new designs from locally based …

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Atelier Global to Design Shenzhen Book City

Hong Kong– and Shenzhen, China–based architecture and design firm Atelier Global has been named the winner of the competition to design a new library and public plaza in Shenzhen’s Long Hua arts district. Referred to as Book City, the project is moving forward as part of the city’s effort to …

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Punch List: The buzz on bees in the garden

Bee buzz To bee or not to bee, there really is no question — bees are important for our gardens, crops and the world. In Colorado, honey bees, bumble bees and native bees pollinate apples, pears, peaches, melons, cucumbers, sunflowers, squash and many more plants and crops. Without honey bees …

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When a couch isn’t just a couch: multiple purposes for furniture

By Katherine Roth, The Associated Press It’s not always enough for a couch to be a couch. Sometimes, especially when space is tight, it helps if the couch can double as two armchairs and a coffee table, and even storage shelves, as is the case with one Japanese camping couch …