After Architecture couples charred wood and brass for Camp Barker Memorial

Three charred wood structures with brass interiors form a memorial that pays homage to African American history at the entrance to a school and park in Washington DC. Tennessee studio After Architecture has constructed the Camp Barker Memorial on the grounds of Garrison Elementary School to be a “functional, educational and commemorative” monument to America’s […]

Steven Holl tops subterranean extension to Kennedy Center with trio of geometric pavilions

Steven Holl Architects has nestled “much-needed” performance spaces for the Kennedy Center in Washington DC under a grassy slope topped by three white-concrete pavilions. Named the Reach, the expansion to the John F Kennedy Performing Arts Center comprises 72,000-square-feet (6,689-square-metres) of interior space, almost all of which is housed underground. Steven Holl Architects‘ extension adds additional rehearsal […]

Arch Group installs Sleepbox pods at Dulles International Airport

A row of intimate sleeping pods designed by Arch Group has been installed at Dulles International Airport in Washington DC. Sleepbox has 16 bookable nap rooms that are available for hire for a minimum of one hour, to offers travellers a place to rest in privacy. The 1,200-square-foot (111-square-metre) space in Washington Dulles International Airport, located post-security in the […]

Rockwell Group builds sloped Lawn in Washington DC’s National Building Museum

New York City firm Rockwell Group has inserted a grassy hill scattered with deckchairs and hammocks into the Great Hall of Washington DC’s National Building Museum. Designed to function like an outdoor public space, the Lawn comprises a scaffolding base that slopes up the museum hall and around its eight massive Corinthian columns, with an […]

Foster + Partners converts historic Washington DC library into Apple Store

Foster + Partners has collaborated with the Apple design team to transform a neoclassical building in the US capital into a sleek retail space with a skylit atrium, where events are held to “entertain and inspire the local people”. The store, called Apple Carnegie Library, is located in Mount Vernon Square, about seven blocks north […]

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