Facades+AM in Washington, D.C. to spotlight the District’s particular building culture and challenges

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Washington, D.C. has a vibrant architectural culture, not limited to the neoclassical masonry of government buildings and major museums. The upcoming Facades+AM conference gives the District design community a chance to share ideas on building envelopes’ contributions to sustainability and occupants’ quality of life. Compressed into the morning

Insulated metal panels offer chic industrial warehouse aesthetic for high-end retailer

High-end stroller retailer UPPAbaby, based in Rockland, Mass., turned to a modern glass and Metl-Span–insulated metal panel façade for its new 45,000-square-foot headquarters. The mixed-use project accommodates a 15,000-square-foot warehouse and maintenance workshop, as well as a retail front to conduct direct-to-consumer business, while the majority of the facility will be dedicated to an open

Through its midtown hub, Georgia Tech is priming Atlanta for an influx of technology jobs

Since the earliest days of the technology industry, home has been Silicon Valley. However, there are some signs the tide is turning and heading towards the east. Attempting to capitalize on an impending Atlanta tech boom is The Georgia Institute of Technology, which is due to move into Coda, a mixed-use development in Midtown Atlanta’s Tech Square, in

Kinetic, retractable petals cap new landmark stadium in Atlanta

When the Georgia Dome opened in 1992, its Teflon-coated fiberglass fabric roof was considered a modern marvel, stretching more than 395,000 square feet and weighing just 68 pounds. Atlanta‘s domed stadium hosted an impressive roster of sporting events in its 25 years of use, including three NCAA Men’s Final Fours, two decades of SEC championships, two Super

Fabric screen connects tennis stadium to surrounding park

Located adjacent to the New York State Pavilion—the host of the 1964 World’s Fair—the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosts the annual US Open Tournament, one of the oldest tennis championships in the world. In an effort to better utilize the sports campus, Detroit-based ROSSETTI developed a master plan to move the Grandstand

AEC professionals behind Cornell Tech Passive House reveal key to high energy performance

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.106″ background_layout=”light”] Today at Facades+ New York, The Architect’s Newspaper’s conference series on innovative building envelopes, AEC professionals gathered for a day of talks on the challenges and opportunities presented by the design and construction of high-performance facades. To kick off the afternoon session, Blake Middleton, partner at Handel Architects and Lois Arena, senior mechanical engineer at SWA convened

Historic Tribeca warehouse meets its match

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/3973131/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/3973131/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> This new 33-unit condominium in New York’s historic Tribeca neighborhood is composed of two buildings, a restored and converted 1905 coffee and tea warehouse on Washington Street and a matching addition on Greenwich Street. The new building produces a “double negative” effect,

A quick and user-friendly glazing comfort tool

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/3987403/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/3987403/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> Boston-based Payette recently unveiled a publicly available web-based tool that allows designers to evaluate glazing design and performance with respect to occupant thermal comfort. This Glazing and Winter Comfort Tool, developed by an in-house team of building scientists and designers, received an

Tree-like diagrid columns connect two greenspaces in Manhattan’s Upper West Side

Unbroken bands of window walls sit beyond an exterior concrete structural frame. Completed earlier this year, a new market rate rental building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side by Handel Architects features a striking exposed cast-in-place concrete diagrid “exoskeleton” structure. The system is designed in response to required zoning code setbacks that restrict building area to a

Facade Alterations by Bruner/Cott Turn Steam Plant Inside Out

Renovation transforms decommissioned McKim Mead & White building into campus event space. When Amherst College decided to convert a former steam plant into a student event space, the choice likely struck some observers as odd. Designed in 1925 by McKim, Mead & White, the coal-burning plant was decommissioned in the 1960s; since the 1980s, it

Ephemeral Field House by design/buildLAB

Virginia Tech students demonstrate a light touch with glass and steel pavilion. The undergraduate architecture students enrolled in Virginia Tech‘s design/buildLAB begin each academic year with an ambitious goal: to bring a community service project from concept through completion by the end of the spring semester. In addition to the usual budget and time constraints,

High-Tech History by Hacin + Associates

Innovation center’s corrugated metal envelope evokes Boston’s seagoing past. Commissioned to design District Hall, the centerpiece of Boston‘s emerging Innovation District, Hacin + Associates found themselves in a unique situation. “There was no context,” recalled design team member Matthew Arnold. “We were one of the first buildings down there; we had to build our own

Riverfront Revival by Shalom Baranes

Brick and metal transform a tired office block into a residential building worthy of its site. Located on a slice of land adjacent to the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the 1984 Sheet Metal Workers Union National Pension Fund building failed to live up to the site’s potential. “I’ve used this in a

Merge Rides the Waves in Bangalore

Modular self-shading system delivers budget-friendly environmental performance. Tapped to design the facade for the HUB-1 office building at Karle Town Centre in Bangalore, India, New York–based Merge Studio faced a two-pronged challenge: crafting an efficient envelope that would beat the heat without breaking the developer’s budget. Moreover, the architects (whose role later expanded to include