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Victoria Carodine


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Past articles by Victoria:

House for Trees

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: Under rapid urbanization, cities in Vietnam have diverged far away from their origins as rampant tropical forests. In Ho Chi Minh City, as an example, only 0.25% area of the entire city is covered by greenery. Over‐abundance of motorbikes causes daily traffic congestion as well as serious air pollution. As a result, new generations in urban areas are… → Read More

A New Exhibit at Cranbrook Celebrates the Iconic Work of Alexander Girard

On view until October, the Cranbrook Museum of Art will feature designs and works from the longtime Herman Miller design director, as well as items from his collection of folk art. → Read More

ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter Announces 2017 John Russell Pope Awards

Thirteen projects won this year's John Russell Pope Awards in twelve different categories. → Read More

London's Mayor Abandons Garden Bridge Project

While it was expected to benefit the city, Mayor Sadiq Khan has scraped the project due to insufficient funds. → Read More


Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: The new space comprises 4,430 sq ft (or 1,350 sq m) spread over four floors and has been let in its entirety for three months to French presidential candidate Benoît Hamon, who will run his election campaign from the building. In addition to Mr Hamon, the building is expected to appeal to start-ups and small businesses seeking creative and flexible… → Read More

High House

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: For the ‘High House’, DELORDINAIRE plays with the limit between interior and exterior, inviting people to gather in spaces immersed in nature. Elevated stilt constructions are typically used in warm climates and flood zones. This energy efficient winter chalet uses stilt typology to create a protected ground floor area with an outdoor stove. Providing an… → Read More

Times Square Reconstruction

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: With an average of 45 million visitors each year, Times Square is the most visited destination in New York and the United States. Today, the NYC Department of Transportation, Department of Design and Construction, Snøhetta, and the Times Square Alliance celebrate the completion of a reinvented Times Square, as the revamped “Crossroads of the World”… → Read More

Casa Verne

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: A townhouse from the 1930s, situated in a quiet setting inside a shared courtyard right in the centre of Mexico City, is transformed into a family home. The house is vertically organised along three levels, each with a distinct character: functional service spaces on the ground level, family life on the upper level, and retreat to privacy on the roof… → Read More

Nanjing Financial City – Phase II

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A… → Read More

Scali Milano

MAD Architects announced their plans for Scali Milano during the Milan Design Week on April 8. Their project is part of a research proposal—Historical Future: Milan Reborn—to transform Milan's unused railyards into a lively, social hub in an effort to connect Milan's citizens to the greater metropolis and the natural environment. MAD intends for the project to allow the railyards to become… → Read More

Cantilever House

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: The steeply sloping site for this 7000sf house, orientated approximately east-west, falls by 11.5m from the road to the rear with rainforest views to the east of this 7000sf house. The house is designed to ‘float’ over the site – touching it lightly, and allowing the natural slope to remain, heightening our awareness to & informing us about the… → Read More

Dutch Students Create Model Home for Green Living

Based in Detroit, the Motown Movement will model affordable and sustainable living for any home. → Read More

New York at Its Core

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: The Museum of the City of New York undertook this first-ever permanent exhibition of New York City’s 400-year history in a three-year, iterative, and radically selective process with a multi-disciplinary design team. This brought forward three separate galleries totaling over 9,000SF plus two anteroom media installations. The story is told through… → Read More

Nuuk Stadium

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: The capital of Greenland is in rapid development. New commercial, cultural and residential buildings are shooting up in different parts of the city along with infrastructural improvements. The Cultural and Commercial Complex will function as the new center of gravity in Nuuk and the “glue” that binds the city together. The project consists of 3 parts:… → Read More


Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: ISOM's new extension aims to functions as a change agent, and to further enhance the Isenberg name among the nation's leading business schools. Characteristic architectural design, together with program innovation, assertive re-branding, and future-minded infrastructure, will be the catalyst to launch Isenberg into the next phase of growth and success.… → Read More

Nanjing Vertical Forest

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: Nanjing Green Towers, promoted by Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned National Investment Group, will be the first Vertical Forest built in Asia. Located in Nanjing Pukou District (an area destined to lead the modernization of southern Jiangsu and the development of the Yangtze River economic zone), the two towers are characterized by the interchange of… → Read More

Media Library

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: This project has the ambition of becoming a new model for media libraries. The programme calls the functions of a media library into question, lending it the content of a ‘third place’ – a place where members of the public become actors in their own condition, a place for creation as well as reception. In association with the basic programme, the building… → Read More

Shanghai Cofco Cultural and Health Center

Project Description FROM THE ARCHITECTS: The new Shanghai Cofco Cultural and Health Center aims at being a “social condenser,” bringing the community of the surrounding new housing blocks together in a public space and park along an existing canal. While the housing blocks are repetitive and extensive, here the architecture is of spatial energy and openness, inviting the whole community in for… → Read More

Foster + Partners Begin Constructing the Varso Tower

Standing at just over a little of one-thousand feet, the commercial tower will provide panoramic views of Warsaw. → Read More

Toronto’s 2017 Winter Stations Design Competition Winners Revealed

Five winning submissions by design professionals and three local student projects will transfigure Lake Ontario's East End beach into temporary art installations. → Read More