Snøhetta unveils North Carolina library with scooped front

Two terraces will be carved into the swooping, ceramic-clad facade of this public library that architecture firm Snøhetta has designed for Charlotte, North Carolina. Snøhetta revealed yesterday its plans to replace the existing Main Library branch of the city’s Charlotte Mecklenburg Library organisation on the same site at Tryon and 6th Street. Clark Nexsen will […]

The Very Many creates Pillar of Dreams pavilion in Charlotte

New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside. Pillar of Dreams is a 26-foot-high (eight-metre) structure made from two layers of thin aluminium, perforated and layered on top of each other to create a single bulbous form. The […]

Philip Freelon, “the most significant African American architect in recent history”, dies aged 66

Philip Freelon, the architect behind major buildings dedicated to black culture in the US, including Washington DC’s National Museum of African American History and San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, has passed away. The African American architect died Monday 9 July 2019 in North Carolina, where he founded his architecture firm The Freelon Group […]

In Situ Studio’s Merkel Cooper Residence overlooks North Carolina lake

Concrete block and fibre-cement boards were among the materials used by American firm In Situ Studio to create this hillside home for a retired couple living in North Carolina. The Merkel Cooper Residence is located in the small town of Troutman, which is about 35 miles (56 kilometres) north of the state’s major city Charlotte. Designed […]

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