Frank Gehry restores entrance and vaulted corridor at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Frank Gehry has completed work on the first stage in the major renovation of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art, over a decade after he was first enlisted to design the project. The museum opened a number of new elements to the public including the North Entrance – a street-level side entrance that was used when the […]

Today’s innovations could be “redundant in five years” says curator of Designs for Different Futures

The Designs for Different Futures exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art collates projects to tackle some of today’s biggest issues – including an arched pavilion for harvesting crickets, clothes that grow and a font illegible to computers. Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works arranged into 11 categories Designs for Different Futures comprises 80 works […]

Foster + Partners completes Philadelphia’s tallest building

Foster + Partners‘ Comcast Technology Center skyscraper in Philadelphia contains “Silicon Valley-style” work spaces topped with a 12-storey Four Seasons hotel. The British firm‘s 341-metres-tall skyscraper at 1800 Arch Street is built next to the Comcast Center, which was completed in 2008, to create a campus for cable company Comcast. Photograph by Jeffrey Totaro The Comcast Technology […]

Snøhetta designs Temple University’s Charles Library with “unusual geometry”

Curved wooden entrances are carved into this university library that Snøhetta has completed for Temple University in Philadelphia. The four-storey Charles Library in North Philadelphia is sited in the heart of the university’s campus, with the business school to the south and the science and engineering buildings east. Rectangular in plan, the library building measures […]

Morris Adjmi creates homey atmosphere within Roost East Market hotel in Philadelphia

Potted plants, bespoke light fixtures and Persian rugs are among the details in guest rooms at a residential hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, which was designed by Morris Adjmi Architects. The Roost East Market hotel is located within a 25-storey, glass-and-steel tower in Midtown Village, an urban district with an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and […]

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