Make Me Over!

July 9, 2008
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Make Me Over!

In hopes of reinvigorating the distinction of a New York City office building, Gertler & Wente Architects recently performed a makeover. The Perishing Square Building now has a renovated lobby space with an arched glass canopy lit by concealed LED fixtures and a dark grey stone floor that complements the facility’s original limestone walls.
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Steven Holl Designs New Home for Franz Kafka Society
Located in a former tenement house near the Old Town Square in the center of Prague's former Jewish quarter, the revamped facility now features space for lectures, exhibitions, and concerts, as well as a private library. Newly inserted windows and skylights wash the previously dark space in daylight, and black and white bookshelves serve as partitions for the entire building.
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Summer Symphony in Sun Valley
The Sun Valley, ID, Summer Symphony recently got a new home featuring several architectural elements conducive to its world-class musical performance. Special curved acoustical panels and a 3,000-square-foot stage accommodate the orchestra, while the amphitheater features such aesthetic elements as a translucent tensile fabric canopy.
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Green AV
How can architects balance the need to adopt the newest audiovisual technologies in buildings with the need to be environmentally friendly? Randy Lemke, the executive director of InfoComm International, explains how to keep your AV green.
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