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The Lower East Side today has an extraordinary mix of cultures and activities. We wanted a dialogue with the neighborhood’s cultural mosaic through the building’s pixilated glass envelope. We also tested a number of geometries until we optimized the building’s sculptural presence against the emerging skyline of Lower Manhattan. The tower will include 32 residential units in 50,000 sq ft + 10,000 sq ft of new commercial space..............more
Tokyo. Due to pressure from many architectural groups including the overwhelming support from the WAN global poll, Tokyo’s Nagakin Capsule Tower has won a stay of execution. The tower’s management association has postponed a decision to demolish the building. The Japan institute of Architects and Japan Federation of Architects have submitted a request for the preservation of the tower. The WAN poll.............more
Singapore. The 112,044m2 first phase of the new Singapore Management University by Edward Cullinan Architects, working with local practice KNTAA, will be officially opened on 20th January. The £90m campus will bring a new vibrancy right into the heart of Bras Basah, the colonial part of the city, with five buildings extending the existing urban pattern to integrate into and engage with the surrounding community. Won in international competition in 2000.............more
London. Donnybrook quarter was commissioned by Circle 33 Housing Trust in 2003, after it was selected as winner of the Architecture Foundations’ high profile “Innovations in Housing competition” from 150 entries worldwide. It has since won a Housing Design Award and the Royal Academy Architecture Prize. It is being tipped for the 2006 Stirling Shortlist. The project has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and has attracted significant media and academic interest..............more
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