MAD Architects’ arts center in Aranya is under construction

Brought to you by: Taking inspiration from the massing of clouds, MAD Architects’ forthcoming public art space in Aranya Community, Qinhuangdao, China, is nearing completion. Called the Cloud Center, the building will include a grand hall, gallery, and theater across a footprint of 2,500 square meters (26,000 square feet). Aranya is a coastal town east

John Ronan Architects use reclaimed brick for Chicago Park District Headquarters

Brought to you by: Architect: John Ronan Architects Location: Chicago Completion Date: June 2023 View More Project Info The new Chicago Park District Headquarters, located in Brighton Park, a neighborhood on Chicago’s South side, is an 80,000-square-foot building housing offices for city employees as well as public recreational facilities such as a gym and basketball courts.

Madrid’s metro gets a new identity with a black-finned facade

Brought to you by: The first phase of the new home for the Metro de Madrid, the Centro Integral del Transporte (CIT), has been completed with nearly zero-emission building status. Designed by a team of architects from Gutiérrez-delaFuente Arquitectos, Nexo Arquitectura, and Andrés Perea Arquitecto, the CIT represents the first phase of a larger redevelopment

Architects will present the faces of Denver’s rapid growth at Facades+

Facades+ returns to Denver on September 21-22 for its annual gathering of AEC professionals for an event featuring the latest in building enclosure technology and high-performance facades from around Colorado and further afield. Organized by AN and the Colorado Building Enclosure Council (COBEC), this year’s event will showcase a new wave of facade design in

Architects will explore climate-responsive design at Facades+ Dallas

Facades+ kicks off its fall conference lineup live in Dallas on September 9th. Featuring a morning of presentations and an afternoon of workshops, Facades+ continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary in style.  With Michel Borg and Mattia Flabiano, Page’s lead designers serving as co-chairs, the conference will feature three panels, and a full day of

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PBDW Architects’ bulbous East Harlem Cooke School sails toward the future of learning

Facade ManufacturerErie Architectural Products Centria Boston Valley Terra Cotta ArchitectsPBDW Architects Structural EngineerSeverud Associates Facade Consultant Heitmann General Contractor McGowan Builders Date of Completion2020 SystemsTerra-cotta Rainscreen and window wall with metal paneling Products Bendheim channeling Unusual among the sardined building fabric of Manhattan, PBDW Architects’ freestanding Cooke School & Institute takes full advantage of the

Trahan Architects’ 309 Magazine Street infills with monumental steel and poured concrete

Architectural preservation is often a continued struggle between human-made constructs and the inexorable forces of natural phenomena. Nowhere in the United States is this relationship more pronounced than in New Orleans, that polyglottal metropolis at the border of the Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. Located in the Picayune Place neighborhood, Trahan Architects’ under construction 309

Steven Holl Architects’s scalloped Winter Visual Arts Building showcases the first-ever two layer, u-plank facade

The new Winter Visual Arts Building at Franklin & Marshall College was envisioned as a “pavilion on the park” by Steven Holl Architects (SHA). Rising between canopies of old-growth trees and their driplines in south-central Pennsylvania, the art center seemingly floats above the landscape of the campus and Buchanan Park. The 32,000-square-foot project is wrapped in

KPMB Architects expands the Brearley School with brick and playful fenestration

Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood is something of an idiosyncrasy; it’s avenues are lined with a hodgepodge of towers from the turn of the century onward, and the side streets are a mix of townhouses and walk-up tenements. There is no straightforward design methodology for contextual development here, but Toronto’s KPMB Architects raised the bar with an 83,500-square-foot expansion of

Bernard Tschumi Architects’ Exploratorium Museum bulges with cones of perforated aluminum panels

With an imposing set of towers rising from a tabula rasa-like setting, one could at first mistake Bernard Tschumi Architects (BTA)’s Tianjin Binhai Exploratorium as a contemporary take on medieval fortifications. Designed between 2013 and 2014, and completed in the fall of 2019, the museum houses artifacts from Tianjin’s heavy industrial past and displays of

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Here are the top facades AN highlighted in 2021

With 71 facades articles published in 2021, it’s time to take a look at a few of AN ’s most popular and some whose projects feature unique materials and construction methods. Ranging from large dormitory projects by well-known firms to a projects that utilize local cork, thatch, and brick, the following list covers the full

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The concrete Cloudscape of Haikou elevates sinuous form for coastal pavilion

The Cloudscape of Haikou opened on April 21st, 2021, welcoming users and park visitors from the coastal city of Haikou, China, to the intimate library and waystation. Commissioned by the city’s Tourism and Culture Investment Holding Group, the sinuous concrete Cloudscape is the first of 16 coastal pavilions that will be built to rejuvenate the public space along

Olson Kundig talks kinetic design, new projects, and our Facades+ conference

Leading up to this week’s Facades+ West Conference on Thursday and Friday, AN caught up with its two co-chairs, Blair Payson and Alan Maskin, principals at Olson Kundig in Seattle. In preparation for the at-length discussions on these topics, Payson and Maskin shared some insights of theirs regarding kinetic design, historic architecture, and some interesting upcoming projects. AN: As a leading firm in the kinetic