Archive for April, 2011

American University School of International Service / William McDonough + Partners and Quinn Evans | Architects | ArchDaily

How can we design a building that inspires students to dream? This charge— articulated by the dean of the country’s largest foreign service program— guided the design team for this new building on the American University campus. Serving as a symbol of the school’s tradition of global service, the anticipated LEED Gold certified building provides a vibrant setting for teaching, research and public dialogue.

via American University School of International Service / William McDonough + Partners and Quinn Evans | Architects | ArchDaily.

Abandoned Theatres | ArchDaily

Documented here are abandoned theatres found throughout the United States. From small towns to large cities, these buildings were once places that housed a source of entertainment for their community. Why then would such places be abandoned and not even considered for renovation? Before the iPod, the television or even the Internet were around, theatres were major social gathering spots, so how could places such as these become so empty and lack any vitality? More images after the break.

via Abandoned Theatres | ArchDaily.

A Daily Dose of Architecture: Cor-Ten No More

I just realized the Jim Jennings Architecture’s Howard Street Residence in San Francisco — completed in 2001 and published in Record Houses in 2002 — no longer has its distinctive Cor-ten steel facade.

via A Daily Dose of Architecture: Cor-Ten No More.