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* Architecture: Foster + Partners Re-imagines Grand Central Terminal in New York City

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Architecture: Foster + Partners Re-imagines Grand Central Terminal in New York City: “..one of new york’s most refined civic spaces, the ‘grand central terminal‘ hosts ten times the amount of visitors it was originally designed for, consequently overcrowding all related infrastructure and surrounding landscape. foster + partners has been commissioned to revive and update the public space to improve the highly revered structure. the subterranean concourses will be widened to circulate larger crowds, along with the approaching sidewalks and tunnels on grade. confining streets will be made more pedestrian friendly, some of which denying automotive traffic altogether. smaller auxiliary galleries will be placed around the terminal, setting it in a more appropriate urban context and allowing extra space for larger events. the injection of trees and road cafes will bring a new character to the area..”

See some of our posts on other work by Foster + Partners:

image: © foster + partners; article: Designboom

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* Architecture: Datong Art Museum by Foster + Partners

Posted by the editors on Friday, 27 April 2012

Architecture: Datong Art Museum by Foster + Partners: “..four pyramidal roof peaks interlock to define the exterior form, evoking the imagery of an erupted landscape. the external surfaces are clad with corten steel, a material with earthen hues and will continue to weather over time. one of four new buildings bordering a new cultural plaza, the 32,000 square meter center will be slightly sunken into the earth, matching the scale of its neighbors. visitors descend through a stepped courtyard of sculptures to enter the museum.  at the ground level, a grand gallery with a 37 meter tall atrium with a clear span of 80 meters provides a centerpiece area for large-scale installations and exhibitions. skylights within the high ceilings introduce northern and north-western daylight, creating an optimal environment to display artworks with natural illumination and minimal solar gain..”  Striking form, evolved parameters management, foster-esque distinction..

See three of our posts on other projects by Foster + Partners: Architecture: Hearst Tower by Foster and PartnersArchitecture: Jameson House by Foster and Partners, and  Architecture: Foster + Partners: The Souk, Abu Dhabi Central Market.

image: © foster + partners; article: Designboom

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* Architecture: Hearst Tower by Foster and Partners

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 4 February 2012

Architecture: Hearst Tower by Foster and Partners: “..The building’s symmetrically jagged silhouette is easily recognizable in its surroundings. The diagrid facade comprised of triangulated steel frame was designed to use 21% less steel than traditional buildings of it’s type. Also impressive is the statistic which states that 90% of the 10,480 tons of steel used is derived from recycled material..”  Iconic Foster and Partners..

See our other posts on the work of Foster + Partners: Architecture: Jameson House by Foster and Partners, Foster + Partners: The Souk, Abu Dhabi Central Market and Foster + Partners Announced as Architects for Vast West Kowloon Cultural District.

image + article: ArchDaily

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* Architecture: Jameson House by Foster and Partners

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 28 January 2012

Architecture: Jameson House by Foster and Partners: “..a new 35-storey mixed-use tower in the heart of Vancouver and includes the first residential development to be completed by the practice in North America..The project combines the restoration of heritage buildings with new construction: the lower level offices and shops knit with the existing streetscape to reinvigorate the downtown neighbourhood, while the apartments above face dramatic views of the bay and create a new landmark on the skyline..Fusing old and new, the site connects the city’s financial centre with its emerging creative hub, and the scheme integrates two 1920s Beaux Arts structures: the entire internal double-height volume of the A-listed Ceperley Rounsfell Building has been returned to its original configuration and the facade of the B-listed Royal Financial Building has been retained..”  Landmark..

image + article: Contemporist

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