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  • University of Applied Arts Extensions
    vienna AUSTRIA

    COOP Himmelb(l)au, Zaha Hadid Architects, Morphosis Architects, Asymptote Architecture, and RUR/Reiser + Umemoto present their recent competition entires for an extension of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

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  • thom MAYNE
    new york NEW YORK

    Lecture: thom MAYNE
    Wednesday, 11/2
    6.30 PM / AAP NYC
    Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning NYC
    50 W 17th Street
    New York, NY 10011

  • cal trans district 7 headquarters
    2004

    the building’s skin with its autobody like materiality animates the public plaza out front. Beautiful lightworks illuminate the space in the evening.

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  • cahill center
    2008

    The fragmented form houses a center for astronomy. The building has public spaces in the lower level where you can look up into the twisting interior spaces.

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  • diamond ranch high school
    1997

    thom mayne’s contemporary high school creates an outdoor canyon between the classrooms and school spaces.

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  • four towers in one
    santa monica CALIFORNIA

    morphosis: in response to the interconnectedness of the new global city, four towers in one re-conceives the conventional urban grid as a dynamic, multi-dimensional organization, or armature, able to support the complex systems that define contemporary urban life. like the complex yet coherent intricacy of a traditional chinese puzzle, each site is conceived as a 3-dimensional envelope, interwoven with the other projects, rather than as a 2-dimensional isolated footprint.

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  • morphosis v5
    2009

    rizzoli: one of the few truly visionary architects of large-scale commissions working today, thom mayne’s influential firm morphosis, founded in the early 1970s, has maintained an avant-garde presence among contemporary architecture firms, even as it has garnered high-profile, big-budget commissions from around the world.

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  • 41 cooper square
    new york NEW YORK

    thom MAYNE: 41 cooper square, the new academic building for the cooper union, aspires to manifest the character, culture and vibrancy of both the 150 year-old institution and of the city in which it was founded. the institution remains committed to peter cooper’s radically optimistic intention to provide an education “as free as water and air” and has subsequently grown to become a renowned intellectual and cultural center for the city of new york. 41 cooper square aspires to reflect the institution’s stated goal to create an iconic building –

    photographs courtesy of iwan BAAN

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