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Behnisch Architekten’s Dorotheen Quartier is a playful contemporary take on German vernacular form

In 2017, Behnisch Architekten completed its approximately 410,000 square-foot development of the Dorotheen Quartier in the Karlstrasse area. Located in Stuttgart, capital of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg, the Karlstrasse area was a long dormant neighborhood located on the eastern border of the city center. Facade Manufacturer Roschmann GmbH / Lauster Steinbau GmbH Architects Behnisch Architekten

San Francisco-based Monograph promises architects a seamless project-planning platform

In 2018, San Francisco-based software company Monograph launched its project-planning platform, Dashboard for Architects. The objective of the platform is to shift the myriad planning tools used by architects to a singular and cohesive application. The Dashboard for Architects allows firms to manage their practice and projects in a visually straightforward format, with an emphasis on simplicity and

BIG’s Shenzhen International Energy Mansion looks better than the renderings

Long after the golden era of corporate modernist skyscrapers (think Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, SOM’s Lever House, and so on), many contemporary office skyscrapers are still designed with traditional glass curtain walls that have low insulation and cause overheating from unnecessary direct sunlight. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) conjured an otherworldly alternative for Shenzhen International Energy Mansion: a

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

Pittsburgh’s Frick Environmental Center is awarded Living Building certification

In May 2018, Pittsburgh’s Frick Environmental Center was Living Building certified. The Living Building certification is the world’s most rigorous environmental performance standard, meaning the building is energy self-sufficient, treats its own wastewater, and filters surrounding pollution. Facade Manufacturer Black Locust Siding (sourced through Mid-West Black Locust) Architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Facade Installer PJ Dick

Page \ Park Architects blends contemporary and traditional design in Edinburgh’s Old Town

In 2017, the British firm Page \ Park Architects unveiled its restoration of Edinburgh’s St. Cecilia’s Hall. The approximately 15,000 square-foot project consisted of the restoration of the neglected concert hall, bringing the complex up to contemporary-building standards, and designing substantial modern additions to Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall such as a four-story entrance building.

Steven Holl’s Glassell School of Art is clad with 178 unique precast panels

Earlier this year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) opened the new Glassell School of Art, the nation’s only museum-affiliated art school serving pre-K through postgraduate students. The Steven Holl Architects-designed project is the first building in a 14-acre development that will reshape the museum’s campus. It joins other buildings on the campus designed by Ludwig Mies Van

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3M releases smog-fighting granules product

In June, 3M’s Industrial Mineral Products Division launched a smog-reducing granules product that can be applied to asphalt shingles and a wide range of roofing materials. Through the incorporation of a UV-activated photocatalytic coating layer, 3M’s smog-reducing granules transform smog into water soluble molecules. The granules are fused into shingle surfaces during the design process,

Aluminum panels injected with air make EarthCam’s new campus glow

For nearly 20 years, EarthCam has documented projects by many of the world’s top design firms: Zaha Hadid Architects, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Foster + Partners, Gehry Partners, LLP, The Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Shigeru Ban, Snøhetta, and Weiss/Manfredi. The company, founded in 1996, is a global leader in providing webcam content, technology, and services. An expansion

Call for Sponsors: Facades+ 2019

Since launching in New York City in 2012, AN Media Group’s Facades+ conferences have expanded rapidly. Hosted in nine cities, Facades+ attracted 2300 attendees in 2017 alone. This year, Facades+ is adding Denver, Minneapolis, Charlotte and Toronto to its location roster. Facades+ AM morning forums, 1 day and 2 day conferences  provides leading voices in

Miami’s Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science celebrates one year anniversary

In June, Miami’s Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science celebrated its one year anniversary. The four-building complex was designed by London-based firm Grimshaw Architects, and led by Global Managing Partner Vincent Chang. Facade Manufacturer Gate Precast, Trenwyth (Astra-Glaze), Victor Insulators, Radius Track, Viracon, Harmon Architects Grimshaw Architects Facade Installer Gate Precast, Formrite, Kenpat w/

S9 Architecture’s 606 Broadway approaches completion

Located on the northern border of Manhattan’s SoHo, New York-based firm S9 Architecture‘s 606 Broadway is a highly visible development under construction along East Houston Street. The six-story, 34,000 square-foot building will host commercial and office space. Facade Manufacturer Aluprof USA Architects S9 Architecture Facade Installer Lexington Maintenance (formerly HDK) Facade Consultants Gilsanz Murray Steficek

The new Ottawa Art Gallery dissolves into the sky with clever detailing

The expansion of the Ottawa Art Gallery, designed by KPMB Architects and with Régis Côté et Associés as architect-of-record, introduces a new building and redistributes the Gallery within the existing Arts Court complex to create an integrated creative community. The project unites the various programmatic elements through a coherent architectural language and materiality. Facade Manufacturer