A pair of new buildings at the University of Oxford adds modern spice to a 1,000-year-old institution

With a history spanning nearly a thousand years, the University of Oxford is the oldest English-speaking institution of its kind. One might not be surprised, then, that its campus architecture has over time been subject to the buffeting winds of fashion. While the overriding mood may be Merrie Olde Englande or Jacobean—the best bits of

Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex, with a grated facade

Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex is wrapped in a shimmering second skin

Revision and tweaking are central to the architectural process, but it is not often that a practitioner gets the chance to design the same project twice. When the Stuttgart, Germany–based firm Behnisch Architekten first won the commission for a new biomedical research facility at Harvard University, George W. Bush had just started his second presidential

Advances in float glass are enabling ever more flexible, ethereal facade expressions

Up until the mid-20th century, the incorporation of glazing into any project was an exorbitantly expensive decision and potentially fraught with error due to the irregularity of manufacturing processes. The development of float glass through the Pilkington process, which can be roughly described as rolling molten glass over a tin bath, has enabled continually growing

view of the bronze building from the center of the city, the new russian copper company headquarters

Foster + Partners’ Russian Copper Company headquarters echoes its namesake material

  Foster + Partners has completed a shimmering new headquarters for the Russian Copper Company, one of the world’s largest mining companies. The warm brown exterior echoes the building’s symbolic nature while reimagining the conventional office from the inside. In the small city of Yekaterinburg, the 15-story office tower sits on the landscaped bank of

The new home for columbia business school spans two glassy volumes

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Columbia Business School carves out a niche with crystalline curves

  ArchitectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXCollaborative Construction ManagerTurner Construction Exterior Enclosure ContractorW&W Glass Curtain WallAZA-INT Corporation GlassSedak Glass, AGC Interpane Glass Germany, Cricursa Spain, Pilkington Glass GFRGIDA Exterior Systems and DKI/David Kucera Inc.–GFRG DoorsEllison doors and Crane revolving doors Facade ConsultantArup Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus expansion has ushered in a crystalline district

A long squat mies van der rohe building under construction

Thomas Phifer and Partners revives an unbuilt Mies van der Rohe project in Indiana

  ArchitectsThomas Phifer and Partners Structural EngineerSOM MEP EngineerCosentini Associates General ContractorCDI LocationBloomington, Indiana GlazingViracon Structural SteelMAK Steel WindowsWaltek LimestoneIndiana Limestone Fabricators TerrazzoSantarossa Mosaic and Tile Co. Indiana University (IU) is something of an architectural menagerie. The past century brought considerable change to its Romanesque-inflected Bloomington campus through the incursion of numerous modernist or Brutalist

a flat elevation of the east entrance with the colored wayfidning illuminating the checkerboard windows

The Aya delivers a new housing prototype with its four-faced facade

Facade ManufacturerACME YKK Architects Studio 27 Architecture LEO A DALY Structural EngineerRobert Silman Associates General ContractorBlue Skye Construction LocationWashington, D.C. Date of Completion2020 Systembrick and window wall ProductsACME – 50% Steel Gray Utility, 50% Ridgemar Velour Utility YKK YCW Curtainwall In an effort to improve services for homeless families in Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser

side view of the front of the building

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

exterior corner shot of the kebonized wood scrim exterior with thin lighting illuminated at dusk at the new studio ma office

Studio Ma’s Phoenix office oasis is shrouded in a kebonized wood scrim

Adhering to their regenerative bioclimatic design ethos, Studio Ma has designed its own eco-conscious office in the desert to the same standards they uphold for their clients. The new 2,412-square-foot office transformed an undistinguished dentist’s office into a “net-zero energy and water” space that encourages walking and biking—an impressive feat considering the city of Phoenix averages temperatures over 85 degrees Fahrenheit seven

scale of the flat windowless facade of the amant at the opening preview event

SO–IL’s Brooklyn Amant Foundation art campus embraces idiosyncrasies of clay and cement brick

An internationally recognized firm, SO–IL’s latest project in East Williamsburg is close to where the Brooklyn-based team operates. On June 5th, the Amant Foundation opened a multi-building art campus as the nonprofit art group’s new headquarters. The 21,000-square-foot project is spread across four buildings—315 Maujer Street, 932 Grand Street, with two at 306 Maujer—and will

folding marble facade of capital one hall

HGA’s marble panels fold into the future of mixed-use development

Architect HGA Facade FabricatorNational Enclosure Company Campolonghi Stone Facade InstallerR. Bratti Associates Facade ConsultantArup Structural EngineerThornton Tomasetti Wheaton Sprague General ContractorWhiting-Turner LocationTysons, Virginia DateFall 2021 SystemMarble with custom steel truss and clip system ProductsItalian Carrara marble Custom unitized aluminum framing system by NEC and Wheaton Sprague Nordic Royal brass cladding manufactured by Arubis Conspicuously clad