Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, with Scientifically Verified Nearly Flawless Acoustics, Turns 100

Designed by C Howard Crane, an architect known for “theater palaces,” Detroit’s ornate, spectacular Orchestra Hall turns 100 years old on 23 October. With scientifically verified, nearly flawless acoustics, the venue houses the Detroit Symphony Orchestra—who are embarking on a program that will honor the 1919 season. Orchestra Hall’s shoebox shape favors sound over sight lines and its high ceiling with cloud panels perfect the …

Exploring American Copper Buildings’ Three-Story Skybridge

Two dancing NYC towers connected at the hip by a pool with exquisite views

In the ever-changing New York City skyline, one dual-tower residential skyscraper features a curious and highly uncommon attribute that warrants extra attention. Connecting the American Copper Buildings is the first new skybridge NYC has seen in 80 years. The three-story addition stretches 100 feet between the dancing buildings, 300 feet up from the ground. Inside, one finds a handful of unexpected attributes and design fit …

RIBA International List of World’s Best New Buildings 2018

A biennial selection featuring some of the world’s best new—or recently completed—buildings, the RIBA International List 2018 comprises 62 individual buildings drawn from 29 countries. This list will get narrowed down to just four by a grand jury. Across nine categories, the options include private and public establishments. Some standouts are the “vertical forest” apartment blocks in Milan and the new Deventer City Hall in …