5 Most Significant 2016 Olympics Architectural Buildings by Kim Kunasek

1. Amazonia Arena

Location: Manaus
Opened: 2014
Architect: Gerkan, Marg and Partners

2. Estádio Olímpico João Havelange (Engenhão)

Location: Rio de Janeiro
Opened: 2007
Architect: Carlos Porto

3. Future Arena

Location: Barra Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro
Opened: 2016
Architect: Lopes, Santos & Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos

4. Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha

Location: Brasília
Opened: 1974, renovated in 2013
Architect: Castro Mello

5. Youth Arena

Location: Deodoro
Opened: 2016
Architect: Vigliecca & Associados

Art Deco buildings by Kim Kunasek

Now home to the consulate of Indonesia, this Art Deco building was designed as the headquarters and opulent showroom for custom-built luxury Auburn-Cord automobiles.

Owner E. L. Cord demanded polished marble floors, hardwood finishes, thirty-foot ceilings, and dramatic display windows facing onto Wilshire.

Upstairs were four levels of service departments reached by inside ramps. The top floor housed radio stations KFAC and KFVD, which had their broadcast antennas on the roof.

Cord later owned Century Airlines (precursor to American Airlines) and Checker Cab, as well as extensive Wilshire Boulevard frontage in the priciest section of Beverly Hills, where he built the Cordhaven estate. He left California abruptly in the 1950s for a new life as a rancher and politician in Nevada.

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Oei Design Helped build BABW's interactive showroom by Kim Kunasek

Oei Design has been in the news recently for helping to create Build-A-Bear Workshop's first interactive showroom in New York City. We are very proud of our accomplishment and long relationship with such a fun company. The showroom is located inside the New York Infusion studio. It will remain open for weeks, providing a glimpse into the new interactive fixtures of the re-imagined stores. Included are some end-result photos from the opening. (By appointment only.)