Emergency Health Care Gets a New Face in NYC

A quirky precast-concrete building on Seventh Avenue between West 12th and 13th streets, designed by Albert Ledner and completed in 1964, has reopened as a standalone emergency department after restoration and adaptation by Perkins Eastman.
 

Four Finalist Teams Announced for Proposed D.C. Bridge Park

The finalist teams in the design competition, which attracted more than 40 entrants, are: Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson & Partners; OLIN / OMA; Stoss Landscape Urbanism / Höweler + Yoon Architecture; and Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects / Magnusson Klemencic Associates.
 

Preview: London Design Festival

The annual London Design Festival (September 13-21) is an epic platform for designers and manufacturers to showcase their new product launches at concurrent mini-trade fairs around town. We’ve rounded up a handful of highlights on this year's schedule.
 

Gehry Technologies Spins Off Its Software and Services Businesses

Gehry Technologies has spun off Digital Project into an independent company, Digital Project Inc. This follows an announcement that Trimble Navigation Limited—a company that may not be familiar by name, but one whose products are widely known and used—acquired Gehry Technologies (but not Digital Project) for an undisclosed amount.
 

Minimalist stair takes up almost no space

Even the handrail police might smile at this one.
 

S-House, Designed by Yuusuke Karasawa Architects

SHouse_YuusukeKarasawa_Exterior_HERO The Tokyo-based firm designed a glazed, split-level house in Japan’s Saitama prefecture that explores the owner’s interest in the networks formed by space and nature.
 

Film Review: Levitated Mass

A documentary attempts to respond to the question raised by Michael Heizer's 340-ton granite boulder installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art: "It's just a rock—how can it be art?"
 

Upcycled kitchens made from local materials are made to last.

Made from used wooden pallets and a recycled countertop, the kitchens at yök Casa + Cultura in Spain are made to last.
 

Eisenhower Memorial Loses Two Tapestries, Gains Cautious Support

At its monthly meeting on September 4, the National Capital Planning Commission viewed Frank Gehry's revised design for the embattled Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C.
 

Obituary: Mildred Friedman, 1929-2014

When this magazine declared the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis "America’s leading museum of design" in 1990, it was paying tribute to Mildred Friedman, who died on September 3, at 85, in New York City.
 



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