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Museum of London West Smithfield international design competition launched

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Four summer houses will join BIG’s Pavilion as Serpentine Architecture Programme expands

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Event Horizon by artist Antony Gormley officially launched 

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Saša J. Maechtig: Systems, Structures, Strategies 

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International Iconic Houses Conference 

ICONIC HOUSES has announced its 4th International Iconic Houses Conference at the Getty Ce  ...read more

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ICONIC HOUSES 4th International Iconic Houses Conference at the Getty Center 

A California State of Mind – The Modern House Museum in Southern California Hosted by T  ...read more

Mithun|Solomon and Kennerly Architecture have introduced architectural expression to a neighbourhood often criticised for bland, monolithic architecture
1180 Fourth Street in San Francisco, USA is a recently completed mixed-use housing development for low-income and formerly homeless families. It had to hold down a prominent corner at the gateway to Mission Bay South, a full city block located at the acute angle formed by two streets, fronting a park along Mission Creek.  To break up the six-storey building’s bulk, the design team of Mithun|Solomon and Kennerly Architecture, took advantage of the wide range of common spaces—courts, lobbies, community rooms, etc.—to express these uses on the exterior, articulating the massing and fenestration. Four-foot-long perforated, vertical metal sunshades punctuate the building’s sharply angled prow at the street corner. Internal courts make the block porous from the street. The elevations facing the street are articulated with distinctly different architectural express

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