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2014 Year in Review News

Emerson Los Angeles by Morphosis.
Iwan Baan

AN‘s Crits provide a chance for our contributors and some of our in-house staff to share their thoughts, and raise questions, about some of the most talked-about projects around the country. This year included in-depth looks at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Perez Art Museum, and MoMA’s controversial planned expansion.

Perez Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron’s design blurs the distinction between inside and out.

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MoMA Expansion

Inga Saffron laments the controversial plan by Diller Scofidio + Renfro to demolish the American Folk Art Museum building.

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9/11 Memorial Museum

Alan G. Brake descends into Davis Brody Bond’s somber museum.

 
 

 

Emerson Los Angeles

Minneapolis’ multimodal transit station and public plaza hopes to catalyze real estate development.

 

 

Clark Art Institute Expansion

James McCown admires Tadao Ando’s latest American cultural project.

 
 

 

Sokol Blosser Winery

Michael Webb goes to Oregon and gets deep into his cups.

 
 

 

La Brea Affordable Housing

Patrick Tighe Architecture and John V. Mutlow Architecture join forces to bring housing to the needy.

 

 

High Line Segment Three

Alan G. Brake surveys the remnant landscape of the newest section of the High Line.

 
 

 

Four World Trade

Alan G. Brake looks around Fumihiko Maki’s New York City skyscraper.

 
 

 

Aspen Art Museum

Aaron Seward reviews Shigeru Ban’s first major post-Pritzker commission.

 
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