Nori Architects retrofits an office building facade with recycled materials

Brought to you by: Nori Architects’ renovation of the Asanuma Corporation’s Nagoya Branch Office has given a 30-year-old, nearly all-glass office building in Aichi, Japan a new facade with primarily recycled natural materials. The Tokyo-based architecture firm was tasked with revamping the 8-story tower into a modern office space. As the firm described, “this project

The Clay Studio reflects skilled craftwork inside and out in Philadelphia’s South Kensington neighborhood

Brought to you by: Architect DIGSAU Location Philadelphia Completion Date Under construction (planned 2022) Face Brick Glen-Gery Glazed Thin Brick McNear Engineered Brick Ties Hohmann & Barnard Weather Barrier Henry Sheathing Georgia-Pacific Storefront, Entries, and Window Systems Kawneer Garage Door Overhead Door Company The Clay Studio (TCS)—a longstanding Philadelphia nonprofit art center—will soon be moving

s-lab, a blocky building made from red panels

ELASTICOFarm included a hidden message in a concrete-paneled facade

  Architect ELASTICOFarm Location Turin, Italy Completion Date 2020 Structural Engineer Arching Srl Mechanical Engineer Projema Engineering Srl Construction Company Ruscalla Renato SpA Prefabricator Alciati Srl Installations Paolin Impianti Srl Using prefabricated concrete panels, Italian studio ELASTICOFarm was able to embed hidden messages on the facade of S-LAB at the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare

A corbelled brick facade makes waves on a Hyderabad apartment complex

Architect Sameep Padora and Associates Location Hyderabad, India Completion Date 2019 Brick Uma Brick Mangalore Aluminum Frame Windows Technical Windows Granite Sadar Ali Granite Looking out over the city and an adjoining park, the Mumbai-based Sameep Padora and Associates’ Sienna offers a novel apartment experience in Hyderabad, India’s Jubilee Hills neighborhood. A four-story building with

Gensler’s Cadillac House Shanghai propels forward with an angled steel facade

Over the last two decades, as the ownership of American and European-produced cars has proliferated in China, car manufacturers have pushed to establish a prestigious presence in the country in the form of showrooms and high-designed office parks. Designed by Gensler, The Cadillac House Shanghai is an exemplar of this trend and joins the scene with a

The International Spy Museum is veiled in cantilevered glass megapanels

The International Spy Museum presents a striking figure in the relatively staid streetscape of Washington, D.C. The building opened in May 2019 and was designed by London-based Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) in collaboration with architect-of-record Hickok Cole, and replaced the original home of the Spy Musem that was constructed in 2002. The project is a demonstration of high-tech

The Pavilion at Great Northern Way revolves with CNC-milled timber and aluminum composite panels

The Pavilion at Great Northern Way, a florid timber, steel, and glass structure designed by Perkins and Will and fabricated by Canadian timber specialist Spearhead, anchors a new public plaza in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2,000-square-foot space, which was completed in 2019 and will be home to a coffee shop, abuts the Perkins and Will–designed

RAMSA’s American Water headquarters brings detailed aluminum to the Camden waterfront

Opened in December 2018, the American Water Headquarters is the most recent significant addition to Camden, New Jersey’s, Delaware River waterfront and sits directly across from Philadelphia’s Center City. Designed by New York’s Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA), the corporate project articulates the former industrial character of the Rust Belt with an aluminum composite facade

People walking in front of the ROW DTLA, a series of adapted historic buildings

Rios Clementi Hale utilizes rolled steel and industrial detailing to activate historic ROW facades

Bringing new life to the historic Los Angeles Terminal Market, Rios Clementi Hale (RCH) designed ROW DTLA to reinterpret the industrial nature of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s major produce hub. Reimagining the site where goods were once unloaded from railroad cars and delivered across Southern California, the team designed new storefront systems for ROW that embraced the site’s historic character through

Detail of a fluted granite facade at 277 Mott Street

Toshiko Mori Architect greets the Lower East Side with CNC-milled granite

Due to be completed in 2019, 277 Mott Street is a seven-story, retail infill project that offers a contemporary vision of contextual development in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by the New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect—whose office is located just a few blocks away—the project features a custom-fabricated CNC-milled dark granite facade with vertical ribbons

Steven Holl’s Kennedy Center expansion dampens sound with crinkled concrete

Steven Holl Architects’ (SHA) expansion of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.—titled The REACH—is expected to open to the public at the beginning of September.  The $250-million expansion consists of a 4.6-acre complex with three semi-submerged pavilions rising with bright-white cast-in-place concrete and opaque glass facades. Notably, SHA’s design features crinkled concrete sound-dampening walls that

The Missouri Innovation Campus ripples with an angled aluminum skin

The Summit Technology Academy of the Missouri Innovation Campus, designed by Gould Evans, is a new education facility focused on bridging the gap between the workplace and the classroom. The building houses an innovative educational program developed by the University of Central Missouri, the local Lee’s Summit School District, and area industry participants. The collaborative nature of

Sections of the Glasgow School of Art to be “dismantled” this week

According to recent reports, sections of the Glasgow School of Art will be disassembled over the coming days. Officials studying the June 15th blaze have observed a larger degree of settling and movement among the remaining sections of the building than originally anticipated, enough to prompt the investigative team to begin dismantling the south facade of

Shingled glass and twisting terra cotta accentuate new music building in Iowa City

Open last year in Iowa City, the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building is a six-story, 184,000-square-feet academic building containing performance spaces, a music library, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. It establishes a connection between the community and the school though specific massing articulation and building envelope detailing. LMN Architects credited their

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