How Architects Turned This Former Set From “The Wire” Into A Training Ground For Tomorrow’s Designers

Marianne Amos reports for Fastcodesign. Photo by © Karl Connolly Photography On the lower level of the Baltimore Design School, a city public school located in central Baltimore, there is a blown-up photo affixed to a wall. The black-and-white picture shows the interior of a building in disrepair, with pools of water on the floor. It’s a stark reminder of what

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HAO Makes Counter-Proposal To “Save” Sugar Factory from Development in Brooklyn

Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz reports for Archdaily. [Courtesy of HAO] HAO, together with community group, Williamsburg Independent People, hope to save the historic Domino Sugar Factory site and halt the current masterplan by SHoP Architectswhich proposes an additional 2,200 luxury apartments along the East River waterfront inBrooklyn, New York. HAO’s counter proposal seeks to adaptively reuse the existing factory buildings, including the iconic

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the ceiling in a building has a circular design on it

God in the Details

Sam Lubell reports for The Architect’s Newspaper. [Tom Bonner] No architect in LA has mended more of the city’s historic icons than Brenda Levin. Gems in her portfolio include the Griffith Observatory, City Hall, the Wiltern Theater, the Bradbury Building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, and Dodger Stadium, to name just a few. And still none seem quite as spectacular

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Condo Makeover Approved For Dumbo Watchtower Building

Jessica Dailey reports for Curbed. A 1950’s factory building formerly owned by the Jehovah’s Witnesses has been approved for a condo conversion. The Brooklyn Eagle reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission signed off on a design by Aufgang Architects and developer Shelly Listokin, who purchased the building at 200 Water Street, along with 173 and 177 Front Street, last year.

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