Michael Lawlor

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Chicago Architecture Foundation Presents Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop, Chicago

Bus Rapid Transit: Next Stop, Chicago Chicago Architecture Foundation 224 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL Through October 2012 While construction is set to begin on the Jeffrey Boulevard Corridor this summer, the plans for the rest of Chicago’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are far from decided. The Chicago Architecture…
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Richard Meier Retrospective to Debut in Mexico City

Richard Meier Retrospective The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Revolución 1608, San Angel, Álvaro Obregón Mexico City Through August 26 The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil will present a retrospective of the Richard Meier's most emblematic works. The exhibition includes artifacts from throughout Meier’s career, including models, original sketches, renderings,…
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Gage/Clemenceau Goes Gaga with Nicola Formichetti in Hong Kong

Nicola Formichetti, best known as fashion and creative director and collaborator for brands including Mugler, Uniqlo, and Lady Gaga, has teamed up with Gage/Clemenceau for the second in a series of concept stores. The collaboration was brought about by BOFFO Building Fashion 2012, a program that paired fashion designers with…
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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Prize Doubles

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, awarded every three years to projects that set new standards of excellence in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation, has announced its prize will double to $1 million. The Award, which seeks projects that address the needs of societies in which…
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Unveiled> Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University

Located on the eastern edge of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus at the corner of Belvidere and Broad Streets, Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art will act as threshold to the university and the city. The core of the building is a double-height “forum” cased in a twisting facade to…
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On View> OPEN: An Exhibition by Tsao & McKown Architects

OPEN: An Exhibition by Tsao & McKown Architects Slocum Gallery Syracuse University School of Architecture Syracuse, NY Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown aim to provide a critical context to seven projects in their OPEN exhibition, ranging from a lipstick tube to a prototypical community of 25,000 in China. The exhibition…
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Books and Mortar

Artist Miler Lagos is building a library, but think twice before pulling out a book. For his recent installation called Home at the Magnan Metz Gallery in New York City, Lagos constructed an entirely self-supporting dome out of nothing but books. The structure is prototypical of corbel dome construction, in which stones…
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Architectural League Honors Amanda Burden’s Commitment to Quality Design

Amanda Burden, Chair of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning, is the recipient of the Architectural League of New York’s highest honor, the President’s Medal. The League’s President and Board of Directors grant the award to individuals in recognition of an exceptional…