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Saarinen’s Gateway Arch Museum undergoes revitalization

A subterranean museum below architect Eero Saarinen’s iconic arch in St Louis has been renovated and expanded by three architecture firms, as part of an effort to rejuvenate the area around the monument.

Formerly known as The Museum of Westward Expansion, the new Gateway Arch Museum was led by New York firms Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates, with locally based Trivers Associates.

It encompassed the gut renovation of 105,800-square-foot (9,829-square-metre) existing building, alongside a 47,000-square-foot (4,366 square-metre) addition.

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Google Reveals Plans for 1 Million Square Foot BIG-Designed Campus in Sunnyvale, California | ArchDaily

Google has unveiled plans for a new BIG-designed campus in Sunnyvale, California that will be located just a few miles from its long-awaited Googleplex HQ.

Located at 100 and 200 W. Caribbean Drive, the complex will consist of two terracing buildings containing over 1 million square feet of office space and room for up to 4,500 employees.

And as in many of BIG’s most successful projects, the design concept centers on fostering activity and maximizing accessible space, including on its ramped roof where Google workers will be able to walk, bike or rollerblade between levels. The development is also aiming for high standards of environmental sustainability, including a LEED Gold rating, an integrated public transportation system, and a native, low-water landscaping plan.

By bringing the roof down to ground level, the buildings will become a visual extension of the surrounding parks and neighborhood, a site that Google envisions as a future mixed-use community where its employees could both work and reside.

Source: Google Reveals Plans for 1 Million Square Foot BIG-Designed Campus in Sunnyvale, California | ArchDaily

GoT Comes to Life With #ArttheThrone — Making Game of Thrones

Emotional resonance. Iconic moments. Compelling characters. These are just a few of the inspirations behind Art the Throne, an immersive art experience influenced by memorable moments from GoT. At work now, five diverse artists will reinterpret scenes from the series, debuting their pieces on April 20 at a private exhibition in New York City.

Come back to Making Game of Thrones for a recap of the action and in the meantime, get to know the artists and their work below.

POP CHART LAB MEMORIALIZES THE RED WEDDING

Infographic experts Pop Chart Lab will interpret the notorious Red Wedding massacre into an illuminated manuscript engraved on a 12-foot piece of red glass. Beautifully detailed symbols will chart the events, conflicts, characters and families forever changed by Walder Frey’s betrayal. The feeling Pop Chart Lab wants to evoke? “Something bad happened here,” says designer Ashley Walker.

Source: GoT Comes to Life With #ArttheThrone — Making Game of Thrones

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An Interview With the Architect of DC’s Shipping Container Apartments

DC-based Travis Price recently made headlines for being the architect behind the shipping container apartments that popped up in northeast DC last month. But the architect has long had an outside-the-box philosophy when it comes to architectural design, and in DC, that started in Forest Hills where the homes he designed, including his own, stand out among the neighborhood’s brick colonials. UrbanTurf recently chatted with the poetic Price about the state of DC architecture, the trend of super-small living and this idea he has for floating homes on the Potomac.

via An Interview With the Architect of DC’s Shipping Container Apartments.

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The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Imagine that the campus store you remember from college–the place where you went to buy text books and maybe a school sweatshirt–could be so much more. Now, instead of just a bookstore, it’s a town square/marketplace where students, faculty, and maybe even locals grab lunch, meet friends for coffee or a glass of wine in the evening, plug in for an afternoon of studying, buy an iPad, buy a keyboard, buy a T-shirt, get their laptop fixed, and perhaps buy a book.

via The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.