Bloch Building, Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art addition, Kansas City, Mo.
Steven Holl Architects
Adding a new wing to a neoclassical museum, Holl devised a spectacular update on classicism: an irregular series of volumes that cascade down the museum's lawn and glow from within. The effect against the nighttime sky is nothing short of magical.
#2 | Federal Building, San Francisco Morphosis
This government office building is not only a smashing addition to the skyline, it's also green to the core. For one thing, its steel-mesh scrim is both a sunscreen and a design element that steps in sharp accordion...