Dallas’s new Virgin Hotel creates a diamond-esque view in the Design District

A new Virgin Hotel has risen above Dallas’ growing Design District, with a diamond-patterned aluminum facade that envelopes 268 rooms and over 15,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. Designed by the Dallas-based 5G Studio Collaborative, the hotel is only a block away from the Trinity River, whose future includes a major parks

Facades+ is returning to Atlanta for its first event of 2022

On February 25th, Facades+ returns to Atlanta for the third time. It’s the first event of the Facades+ 2022 conference series, now in its 10th Anniversary Year. Facades will visit Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York City, for a total of 12 cities this year.  The morning program will be delivered in a unique three-session

A rendering of Malachowsky Hall, with a crsyalline facade

Malachowsky Hall deflects the Florida glare with an aluminum facade and electrochromatic glazing

Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Location Gainesville, Florida Associate Architect Walker Architects Structural Engineer Walter P Moore Glazing Manufacturer Viracon (curtain wall); SageGlass (electrochromatic window glazing) Prefabricated Panel Manufacturer N-RG Cladding Panel Finish Manufacturer PPG In early August 2021, before the University of Florida in Gainesville commenced fall classes, a construction crew erected provisional elements of

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

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

The Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank headquarters, tower wrapped in white superstructure

The breathable facade of the Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank’s new headquarters connects occupants with the climate

Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Location Shenzhen, China Completion Date 2021 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural Engineering Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Contractors and Curtain Wall Jangho Group Construction Manager Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Featuring a ‘breathable’ facade, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) Shenzhen Rural Commercial Bank headquarters achieves energy efficiency while allowing occupants to modify

River Saint Joe Brewery, a glass fronted barn

moss Design’s River Saint Joe Brewery puts industrial vernacular architecture to contemporary use

Architect moss Design Location Buchanan, Michigan Completion Date 2019 Structural Engineer Rockey Structures General Contractor Holladay Construction Group Window Systems Tubelite Structural Insulated Panels Thermocore Truss Manufacturer Big C Lumber Light Fixtures Halo, Lithonia, Kichler Plumbing Fixtures: American Standard Evoking the rural Midwest’s industrial architectural vernacular, moss Design’s River Saint Joe Brewery is a contemporary

A corbelled brick facade makes waves on a Hyderabad apartment complex

Architect Sameep Padora and Associates Location Hyderabad, India Completion Date 2019 Brick Uma Brick Mangalore Aluminum Frame Windows Technical Windows Granite Sadar Ali Granite Looking out over the city and an adjoining park, the Mumbai-based Sameep Padora and Associates’ Sienna offers a novel apartment experience in Hyderabad, India’s Jubilee Hills neighborhood. A four-story building with

Reynaers Aluminium

Reynaers Aluminium Reynaers is a leading specialist in the development of innovative and sustainable aluminum solutions for windows, doors, curtain walls systems. WEBSITE: www.reynaersus.com ADDRESS: 21430 N 15th Lane, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85027 T: 480.272.9688 E: info@reynaers.us

W&W Glass expands with its own Glass Engineered Solutions

W&W Glass is expanding their market by offering their own Glass Engineered Solutions. Following the closing of Pilkington Architectural’s Planar™ system production in the United Kingdom at the end of 2021, W&W will be expanding their portfolio in order to offer “larger structurally glazed solutions with greater flexibility.” W&W will honor Pilkington’s warranty on existing

A large O-shaped brick complex on the brooklyn waterfront

Morris Adjmi evokes Brooklyn’s industrial history at Front & York

Architect Morris Adjmi Architects Location Brooklyn, New York Completion Date 2021 Facade Consultant Gilsanz Murray Steficek Construction Manager New Line Structures Curtain Wall Competition Architectural Metals Masonry Construction and GFRC Superframe Installation StructureTech New York Brick Manufacturer Glen-Gery Glazing Architectural Window Manufacturing Landscape Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Morris Adjmi Architects’ Front & York is an


KEIL Befestigungstechnik GmbH KEIL is a German family company and leading manufacturer of concealed anchors for ventilated rainscreen facades. WEBSITE: www.keil.pro ADDRESS: Olpener Strasse 13a Engelskirchen, Germany 51766 T: +492263-92925-0 E: mail@keil.pro

Schöck North America

Schöck North America Schöck manufactures structural components for concrete and steel construction that provide thermal and sound insulation, as well as structural reinforcement. Their main product, Isokorb® Structural Thermal Breaks, insulates and supports concrete and steel structures where they penetrate the building envelope. Visit www.schoeck.com for more information. WEBSITE: www.schoeck.com ADDRESS: 281 Witherspoon Street Princeton,

A mirrored cabin in the woods designed by Leckie Studio Architecture + Design

Mirrored cabins by Leckie Studio Architecture + Design offer an immersive experience in rural Canada

Architect Leckie Studio Architecture + Design Facade Contractor Powers Construction Glazing Siber Façade Group General Contractor Powers Construction Location Ontario, Canada Completion Date February, 2021 Reflecting the deciduous forest around them, the Arcana cabins by the Vancouver, Canada-based Leckie Studio Architecture + Design intend to connect inhabitants to the landscape of rural Ontario. The exact

No. 33 Park Row, a tower covered in extruded window modules

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ first New York residential tower shows its luxury both inside and out

Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners Architect of Record SLCE Architects Facade Engineer and Consultant SURFACE DESIGN GROUP Facade Contractor Custom Metalcrafters Facade Manufacturer Custom Metalcrafters / Pielle Italy Facade Products Custom Metalcrafters / Pielle Italy / Schuco Glazing systems Glazing Double Glazed, HS, Low emissivity coated- Custom Metalcrafters/ Valsugana Vetreria, Vicenza, Italy Structural Engineer