For many, driving is like therapy – just put on your Zen music and head out to declutter your mind and mend your broken heart. Google and Apple are already hoping to disrupt this with their self-driving car projects, but Mercedes-Benz hopes to notch up the experience with their F 015 Luxury in Motion concept […]

New Images and a Progress Update for DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park

Nearly three years after the design team was selected, nonprofit Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) continues moving forward with plans for the 11th Street Bridge Park, which will repurpose the old 11th Street Bridge’s three concrete piers (map) into the city’s first elevated park. On Monday night, BBAR, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and architecture team OMA+OLIN […]

Amazon wants a new headquarters. Should it come to Washington? If so, where?

Bradley Heard argued that Prince George’s County has everything Amazon is looking for, and could use the investment. “Why go to Baltimore when you have Prince George’s County?!” he said. “There are few places in the Washington region with that  kind of acreage around a Metro station. The Blue Line corridor around Central Avenue–in particular Morgan […]

Memories of my endeared Georgia Dome

Memories of my endeared Georgia Dome

Photos: The Georgia Dome through the years — edESTESdesign (@edESTESdesign) September 15, 2017

10 Types of Architecture Students | ArchDaily

Architecture students have a lot in common. We share a long-term committed relationship with coffee. We share an instinctive urge to collect random cardboard boxes for model-making. We share a university studio which, over time, becomes our ‘home away from home’. As we get to know our fellow students, however, we learn that the architecture […]

10 Of The World’s Coolest Apartment Buildings 

As more people move to cities, architects and developers have to design and build enough housing to fit them all—and within a landscape that’s already extremely developed. This often means the construction of bland mega-buildings and sleek towers with no personality or connection to their surrounding neighborhoods. Yet as the battle for land and development […]

Amending the DC Comprehensive Plan

      The DC Off­ice of Planning (OP) is amending the District’s Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year framework that guides future growth and development in the city and shapes the places we live, work, shop, and play. OP launched the second amendment cycle to the Comprehensive Plan this year to ensure that the Plan remains responsive to the needs […]

MGM National Harbor casino announces Dec. 8 grand opening

MGM National Harbor will have its grand opening Dec. 8, officials announced Monday. The $1.4 billion casino resort will debut just in time for the holiday season, and in the next few weeks, officials will announce inaugural events and functions at its live entertainment venue. Casino executives promise an experience unlike that offered by their other […]

Outcome-based design: The future of high-performance buildings

As assessing building performance becomes outcome-based, clients and architects may find themselves increasingly linked. Architects pride themselves on their ability to design buildings that operate at a high level of occupant satisfaction. Yet the complex interplay of variables, which can’t always be predicted or managed, may create the perception that these buildings are not performing […]

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