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Winner of Leicester design competition announced

The winner of an architectural competition that aimed to generate ideas for a de...

Kingston University gets go ahead for Grafton’s first UK building

Planning approval has been given for Grafton Architects’ first project in ...

Open Call for the British Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

The British Council has launched an open call for exhibition proposals for the B...

EVENTS

03.04.2015 

Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront 

Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing) Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron  ...read more

25.04.2015 

What is Luxury? 

The exhibition What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It addresses how luxury  ...read more

29.05.2015 

Berlin - Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin 

The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a  ...read more

04.09.2015 

MAISON & OBJET PARIS 

The key meeting place for professionals in the art of living brings together a 360° offer   ...read more

Ross Barney Architects, have created a light-filled and weather-protecting tube to cover a Chicago railway station
The Cermak-McCormick Place station, completed in 2015, serves the country’s largest convention centre and a stretch of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Green Line that has been without a station since 1978. The design by Ross Barney Architects, a light-filled and weather-protecting tube covering the platform, provides an attractive and joyful experience for riders and those passing by. It is the result of creatively working within constraints: short construction schedule, modest budget, and no suspension of service. Tracks could also not be moved, as a result, platforms approximately 15 feet wide would have to serve trains in a community with anticipated population growth and transit use. In addition, the client wanted the station to serve as an iconic gateway to a high number of first-time visitors to Chicago.  The design solution for the station was the development of a

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