Step Up on Fifth by Pugh + Scarpa in Santa Monica, California, USA. Window details
Photo: John Edward Linden Features
June 01, 2009 /

Step Up on Fifth
Pugh + Scarpa
Santa Monica, California, USA

A striking yet light-hearted exterior makes the new building a welcome landmark in downtown Santa Monica.

NOAA Satellite Operations Facility exterior landscape
Photo: Nic Lehoux
June 01, 2009 /

NOAA Satellite Operations Facility
Suitland, Maryland, USA

In light of NOAA's mission to monitor and safeguard the earth, the architects reexamined the traditional relationship between building and landscape - figure and ground.

Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by Asymptote
Photo courtesy Asymptote 
May 25, 2009 /

Yas Hotel
Asymptote Architecture
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Yas Hotel is built over an F1 race circuit. The hotel is made up of two twelve story towers, one being set within the race circuit, and another placed in the Marina itself, physically linked by a sculpted steel monocoque bridge construction that passes above the Formula 1 track.

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Photo Robert E. Mates © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation 
Crowds lined up at the opening of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, October 21, 1959 Exhibitions
May 25, 2009 /

Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, New York, USA
On view: May 15, 2009 - August 23, 2009

Fifty years after the realization of Frank Lloyd Wright's renowned design the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum celebrates the golden anniversary of its landmark building.

Gleimstraße Loft by GRAFT in Berlin, Germany, Exterior by night,
Photo: Jan Bitter
May 18, 2009 /

Gleimstraße Loft
Berlin, Germany

With the transformation of the rooftop of a typical 19th century building, in one of the new hip areas in Berlin, the architects created an atypical and very personal space.

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