The Design Minds Behind LA’s Firehouse Hotel

The nine-room downtown newcomer exists in a beautifully transformed historic building

On Santa Fe, just south of 7th Street in the downtown LA Arts District, a firehouse built in 1927 has freshly painted red doors that now open each day to reveal the Firehouse Hotel. The team behind the DTLA newcomer—including Hotel Covell‘s Dustin Lancaster, along with designers Sally Breer and Jake Rodehuth-Harrison of ETC.etera and Evan Raabe from Creative Space—found themselves exploring, upgrading and adding to …

National Library of France Reopens After a Decade

After a decade of renovations by architects Bruno Gaudin and Virginie Brégal, the National Library of France is reopening and the new renovations are as varied as they are spectacular. The library (located at Rue de Richelieu in Paris) houses everything from the “collections and reading rooms of the manuscripts department, the maps and plans branch, the coins, medals and antiques bureau, and the performing …

2016’s Best Architecture in NYC

From striking new structures to housing innovations and delightful additions to public parks, NYC has seen a lot of new architecture this year. Curbed put together a list of some of the most grand, interesting, strange and impressive developments; the Oculus, the “biggest head scratcher” (Williamsburg’s William Vale Hotel) and our favorite: the New York Public Library’s subtle but beautiful refurbishment of the sublime Rose …