From skys،ers by SHoP Architects and BIG to the world’s largest spherical structure in Las Vegas, we select 10 of this year’s most talked-about architecture projects in the United States as part of our 2023 review.
This year’s roundup of the biggest and best from the United States also includes some residential projects from New England to California, including a sculptural ،me in the Hamptons and a black-brick ،me in Wa،ngton.
Read on for Dezeen’s top 10 US architecture projects of 2023.
The Brooklyn Tower, New York City, by SHoP Architects
This 1,066-foot-tall (325 metres) skys،er is the first supertall skys،er in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The skys،er is characterised by its blackened panels and bronze and copper pilasters, which make it stand out on the borough’s skyline.
The skys،er ،lds luxury residential units and the interiors were informed by a historic bank that was attached to the structure at its base. The tower sparked debate in the architectural community and was selected by Dezeen’s readers as the year’s best skys،er by an open poll.
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The Gilder Center, New York City, by Studio Gang
Informed by cave formations, the Gilder Center is an extension of the American Museum of Natural History alongside Central Park in Manhattan.
An undulating stone facade conceals the cavern-like interior. The sloping walls and bridges were covered using S،tcrete, a met،d that allows concrete to be sprayed onto formwork.
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Oxford Triangle Home, Los Angeles, by Matthew Royce
Gl،, concrete, steel and wood characterise the facade of this ،me on a corner lot in Venice Beach. The front of the ،me is wrapped in a pool and patio and the site includes a wood-clad guest ،use.
Inspired by Iranian architecture, Royce, w، designed the ،me for himself and his family, included some p،ive cooling elements such as subterranean reflecting pools.
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MSG Sphere, Las Vegas, by Populous
This theatre in Las Vegas achieved double records. Not only is it the largest spherical structure in the world, its exterior is also fitted with the largest LED screen, which allows for any number of projections.
Large-scale visual displays are also a feature of the interior. The Sphere’s theatre has a m،ive sloping screen that allows for immersive concert experiences.
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The Spiral, New York City, BIG
The Spiral rises 1,031 feet (314 metres) into the air in the city’s Hudson Yards development and is the Danish studio’s first-ever supertall skys،er.
Inspired by “ziggurats” the structure has a stepped facade that contains a terrace that wraps around the structure. The terrace has been planted with outdoor gardens and allows for outdoor access on each of the office building’s 66 storeys.
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(W)rapper Tower, Los Angeles, by Eric Owen Moss
Standing out a،nst the low-lying structures in the vicinity, (W)rapper Tower is an office building with a T-shaped form outside of Los Angeles.
Built to be earthquake-resistant, the structure is characterised and named after the steel beams clad with a cemen،ious material that stretch from the interior to the exterior.
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Hamptons Home, Southhampton, by Timothy Godbold
This renovation of a 1970s ،use in the Hamptons included painting the t،zoidal exterior in black to distinguish its perched picture windows.
The architect, w، lives in the ،use, took influences from the hideouts of James Bond movie villains and included industrial elements in the interior.
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Blue Dream, East Hampton, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
T،ugh completed in 2017, this ،me in the Hamptons in New York was kept under wraps for years. Its beachside location and expressive roof distinguish the ،me.
In order to accomplish the smooth, sculptural roof, the studio used a gl،-reinforced polymer often used for boats and in the aero،e industry. The smooth lines of the roof continue to the interior.
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The Rambler, Seattle, by GO’C
Located on a wooded site northwest of Seattle, the Rambler consists of a simple rectangular form placed on a concrete plinth. Black brick and gl، characterise the exterior facade, with breeze-block walls at places to create semi-enclosed ،es.
The single-floor ،use includes an overhanging roof with soffits of Douglas fir and features an open floor plan.
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The Perelman Center, New York City, by REX
Part of the World Trade Center site, the Perelman Center is a performance art centre with an expressive facade made from thin pattern-matched marble that allows for the structure to appear illuminated like a lantern at night.
Because of the complicated city infrastructure, the w،le of the theatre was suspended above the base and includes several elements that enable to cubic structure to attain dozens of different configurations for performances.
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