The Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, has reopened Frazer Hall, a mid-century dormitory building. This facility was identified as a priority renovation project in architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson’s 2017 master plan for the university.
Among carpentry specialists in commercial construction, the distinction between casework and millwork resides in the custom-made nature of the latter. Although one would not say casework amounts to ‘making boxes,’ it is nevertheless the case that some recent innovative millwork projects have amplified the distinction between assembly line carpentry fixtures and custom-made ones. This article highlights two such projects.
The Twist, a museum-cum-bridge in Norway designed by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is set to open on September 18. Spanning 60 m (197 ft) above the Randselva River, the building connects the north and south side of Kistefos, a sculpture park and industrial museum.
The Xiqu Centre, a performing arts venue in Hong Kong designed by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners reimagines theater drapes and the swaying folds of the performers’ costumes with a glowing curvilinear façade.