Interactive Learning Pavilion couples concrete with aluminum railings

Brought to you by: Architect: LMN Architects Location: Santa Barbara, California Completion Date: 2023 At the base of the Santa Ynez mountain range, west of Los Angeles, sits the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara, where Seattle-based LMN Architects has recently completed the university’s first classroom-specific building since 1967. The 90,000-square-foot Interactive Learning Pavilion is housed across two buildings

Concrete setbacks define SOM’s 1245 Broadway office tower

Brought to you by: Architect: SOM Location: New York City Completion Date: 2022 On the northern edge of the New York City’s NoMad neighborhood stands SOM’s recently completed 1245 Broadway, an office tower designed to resemble the wedding cake buildings which came to define Manhattan’s architecture in the 20th century. The tower features large spans

Stanton Williams designs textured-concrete forms for UCL’s Marshgate

Brought to you by: Architect: Stanton Williams Completion Date: September 2023 Location: London Located in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the East side of London, the Marshgate building is a brand new facility for the University College London (UCL) designed by the Stirling Prize–winning architectural firm Stanton Williams. The imposing concrete building found precedent in

Trace Architecture Office erects colorful concrete volumes for school

Brought to you by: Architect: Trace Architecture Office Location: Haikou, Hainan, China Completion Date: July 2022 Trace Architecture Office’s (TAO) latest educational project, the Haikou Jiangdong Hundao Experimental School is located in Haikou, the coastal capital of China’s Hainan province. The nearly 700,000-square-foot campus contains a high school, student dormitory, and a kindergarten. Read more

Carr uses a concrete grid to frame 835 High Street in a Melbourne suburb

Brought to you by: Architect: Carr Location: Armadale, Victoria, Australia Completion Date: August 2022 In August 2022, Carr completed work on 835 High Street in Armadale, a suburb of Melbourne. The medium-density residential project is located on Armadale’s busiest boulevard, known for its slew of luxury retail shops, gallery spaces, and cafes. At nearly 100,000

EOA Architects casts concrete headquarters for Smyrna Ready Mix

Brought to you by: Tennessee-based Smyrna Ready Mix’s new headquarters features sculptural concrete forms inspired by the company’s production process. Located on an 800-acre site south of Nashville, the project was designed to be a landmark for the company’s new campus. The ready-mix company worked with local firm EOA Architects to realize the five-story, 84,000-square-foot

KPMB designs a concrete-columned addition to Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Brought to you by: In 1954, media magnate Lord Beaverbrook offered to open a public art gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to display his collection in the maritime provincial capital. Five years later, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery opened across from the provincial Legislative Assembly building. The original modernist building was designed by local architects Howell

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

sinuous concrete form of the open terrace facing the water

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

A concrete candy wrapper snakes around San Francisco’s Serif and The Line Hotel

Serif and The Line Hotel, designed by Handel Architects, is well underway and once complete will deliver a 12-story mixed-use hotel and residential building at the boundary of the Tenderloin and South of Market districts in San Francisco. With nearly 400,000 square feet—200,000 of residential and 140,000 for the hotel—the scale of the project was

COOKFOX’s 25 Park Row joins Lower Manhattan with fluted concrete and dramatic massing

COOKFOX Architects has been busy lately. The New York-based architecture firm has completed or is just wrapping up scores of projects across the city, ranging from twin-towered Ten Grand and One South in Williamsburg to St. John’s Terminal in Tribeca. Central to these projects is a fine-tuned understanding of context and unpretentious design cues that embed the structures within their setting.

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

The Tower Renewal Partnership retrofits Southern Ontario’s concrete high-rises for a sustainable and affordable future

In the decades following World War II, countries across the globe embarked on campaigns of residential construction, and for reasons of economy and time, many reached for an off-the-shelf, modernist solution: “Towers in the park” ringing an existing urban core. Few municipalities were as gripped by this building fever as the Greater Toronto Area, which eventually amassed