Lunch pails 50 stories over Manhattan
"The gallery captures the exuberance with which the U.S. trumpeted its industrial progress."
— The Wall Street Journal
Metcalfe (with Art Guild Museums + Environments and Drexel University's Center for Cultural Partnerships) designed the exhibits for the 13,000 square foot National Museum of Industrial History that are housed in its 100 year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility. The first Smithsonian Museum... View full entry
Inventively-clad gentrification in the form of Bordeaux's "Urban Dock"
Take an abandoned industrial neighborhood in Bordeaux, France, affix a masterplan by urbanist Nicholas Michelin to it, and then add in an inventive cladding system over a 56-unit apartment building, and you have the fundamental makings of "Urban Dock," a recently completed project by Hamonic +... View full entry
HALLUCINATE creates a “surreal ambience“ in this sleek trading center
Large industrial enterprises aren't typically known for conducting business inside jaw-dropping office environments. Shenzhen-based HALLUCINATE Design Office certainly defies that assumption in their Midwest Inland Port Financial Town project in China's Xi’an International Trade & Logistics... View full entry
Tesla's 5.8 million square foot "Gigafactory" to open in 2017
Sixty-five hundred people and a sizable compliment of robots will work in the enormous, solar-panel topped, rail-adjacent Gigafactory when it opens in 2017, a structure which is described as a "joint venture" between Tesla, Panasonic and other supply partners. In this case, the drive to... View full entry
BOLLES+WILSON transforms historic Hanomag ‘U-Boat Hall’ into stylish retail outlet
Bolles+Wilson was commissioned to redesign the historic Hanomag "U-Boat Hall" into an RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet in Hanover, Germany—yet another example in the repurposing of unused industrial spaces and fusing the past with the present. The contemporary furniture pieces and the U-Boat... View full entry
LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati Results
Results have recently been unveiled in the international design ideas competition LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in partnership with the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation had launched this competition as a call for architectural proposals of a membership-based facility that will [...] help shape a new economic opportunity for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.