Issue No.158 // 09 September 2008
 
'Temple of Spirit' reborn
Copyright of Wade Zimmerman

First glimpse of NY Guggenheim's exterior renovation reveals a fresh face

In 1959 a monumental ‘Temple of Spirit’, as named by Guggenheim’s art advisor, Hilla Rebay, was born in the Soloman Guggenheim Museum, New York. Almost half a century later the Guggenheim is nearing a rebirth in the restoration of its exterior by architects Wank Adams Slavin Associates (WASA). The original iconic building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with no joins, a circular entity free from the ties of structural boundaries. But over time it is this carefree intention which has encountered the need to renovate the exterior after expansion and contraction......more

Cocoon evolves Natural History Museum
Second phase of Darwin Centre construction completes revealing magnificent preservative cocoon centrepiece:In nature a cocoon protects the growing creature inside and allows a transformation to take place. It is these qualities which gave inspiration......more

Opera without the drama
Wexford's new Opera House may be small but it is perfectly formed: It’s not every day that an architect gets to design an opera house, so there was much excitement in the small town of Wexford, Ireland when the Office of Public Works ......more

Waves and whales for NY Aquarium plans
Smith-Miller + Hawkinson's American Architecture Award winning aquarium proposal takes inspiration from the sea: The design concept derives from a nuanced understanding of the impact of sand that is Coney Island. The project ......more

Changes to Hadid’s Transport Museum "not penny pinching"
Times accusations of penny-pinching are ‘nonsense’ says Project Director at Riverside Museum Project: Glasgow City Council have hit back at the Sunday Times, a national British newspaper who yesterday accused them of cutting back expense......more

Underground light adventure for Oklahoma
Elliott + Associates Architects tunnel revamp wins American Architecture Award: The Conncourse, named after local businessman Jack Conn, is a system of tunnels and bridges connecting 23 buildings in downtown Oklahoma City......more

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