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Steel Waiting For a Solution
Repair plan for shuttered Transbay Transit Center is in the works
Get Your Shinto On
Burning Man’s 2019 temple gets back to basics
2018 Winding Down
Weekend edition: Women in architecture aren’t hiding but face challenges in the field
Breaking the Mold
2018 Best of Design Awards winners for New Materials
By translating an ancient method of masonry into a digital procedure, Matter Design developed Cyclopean Cannibalism as a sustainable alternative to the standard practice of landfilling demolition debris. This project illustrates how the carcasses of previous buildings could be reused as a new material. To do this, rubble is scanned and input into a digital algorithm that sorts random shapes. Each stonelike component is carved by a robotic arm and recomposed into a new construction. In today’s urban context, we generate unprecedented quantities of waste. In order to more intelligently reconsider existing building stock, the profession could learn from cyclopean construction. Can our future cities digest themselves?
Are You Leddy For It?
2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Adaptive Reuse
Tearing Down the House
San Francisco orders historic Neutra home be rebuilt after being torn down
More Than Skin Deep
2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Interior — Healthcare
By converting an uninhabitable attic into a unified and light-filled volume, Mork Ulnes Architects gave new life to a 1907 Victorian flat. The formerly compartmentalized house was transformed into an expansive home centered on collective living. To host a growing family, the gabled attic level was lightly divided into bedrooms, thanks to a series of partial-height walls. A double-height stair atrium cuts into the center of the building, linking the newly habitable attic to the levels below. The attic’s wood framework is a graphic echo of the original roofline within the expanded building shell. This framework language carries throughout the project in casework details, windows, guardrails, and the kitchen.