During a recent expedition to Egypt to celebrate a family wedding with team member Marie Ayoub, Terri and Brian Doiron found themselves in awe of the incredible architecture present throughout the country. Like many, they were particularly enamored by the pyramids, which are truly larger than life and equally as mysterious. The trip served as a historical and cultural education, as well as incredible inspiration for COR3’s work back in the United States.
As architects and designers, we constantly have our ear to the ground for inspiration. One thing we absolutely can relate to is the theme of constraints. Rarely do we come into a project where there is a blank slate opportunity to simply create something beautiful and functional.
As architectural designers who truly cut our teeth in the retail field, we were tickled to read a story about Swedish retailer IKEA trying to eliminate a core element of their design–-and the backlash that followed from loyal customers.
Every year, the World Architecture Festival releases a list of 15 designs around the world (SOURCE) that will become eligible for awards at the annual festival (taking place in Singapore later this year). As architects and designers, we take great delight in studying the creativity, beauty, and courage evident in each project.
Artist Michael Heizer created “City” three hours north of Las Vegas over the course of five decades. The installation is one of the largest artworks in the world and cost over $40 million in construction and maintenance.
While some buildings are slated for complete transformation through adaptive reuse, others are protected exactly as they are for their historic significance. Every year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation creates a list of “endangered historic places” in the United States. The list has been developed since 1988 to draw attention to places in danger of being torn down or damaged.
Often when we are making plans for a building that might be part of a master plan, we get to think about the overall societal impact of development. That frame of thought is why we were so intrigued to see archaeologists were able to uncover a complete Roman City from 1,800 years ago.
Principal Architect R. Micheal Coleman (aka Mike) has 47 years under his belt of architecture and we took an hour to pick his brain on some of his favorite projects of his career, as well as what he enjoys most about working at COR3 Design.
A new multi-family development has cleared an important hurdle with Greenville, SC’s Design Review Board. The residential project will be located in the 450 block of East Park, near the intersection with Stone Avenue, and will be built in partnership with RealtyLink.