Snøhetta’s Norwegian campus building features seawater-durable aluminum panels

Snøhetta’s design for the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design (KMD) consolidates six previously scattered academic buildings into one multi-use cross-disciplinary building. The cultural landmark offers new public space and symbolic connectivity between the university and its Norwegian town. The architects sought to produce a facility that offered an “ideal and malleable space for artistic expression.” They

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

Oyler Wu goes big in Taipei with a pixel- and line-based apartment facade

On the inside, Los Angeles–based Oyler Wu Collaborative’s 30-unit Monarch tower in Taipei, Taiwan, is pretty much a typical speculative multifamily project developed according to local building customs. Because of building codes, structural columns—typically measuring upward of three feet in thickness to account for the region’s strong seismicity—are not counted as part of floor-to-area ratio for these types of projects.

Neolith

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YKK AP America Inc

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A closer look at lighting integration on Wilshire Grand’s spine

Over sixty years ago the original Wilshire Grand Hotel opened as the Hotel Statler, thanks to the City of Los Angeles, which issued the largest single building permit in their history for the construction of the $15 million project. That landmark legacy continues today, as the new 1,100-foot-tall Wilshire Grand tower lays claim to being

Vitro Architectural Glass

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Shingled glass and twisting terra cotta accentuate new music building in Iowa City

Open last year in Iowa City, the University of Iowa Voxman Music Building is a six-story, 184,000-square-feet academic building containing performance spaces, a music library, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices. It establishes a connection between the community and the school though specific massing articulation and building envelope detailing. LMN Architects credited their

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

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YKK’s LEED Platinum Tokyo Headquarters

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/4480029/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/4480029/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a> Tokyo-based YKK Fudosan Co, Ltd, part of YKK Group’s global network, has obtained LEED-BD+C (Core and Shell) Platinum certification for its YKK80 Building. It was the first such certification for a new office building in Japan. The goal of the project team

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

WIDC: Isn’t it good, Canadian wood?

Brought to you with support from <a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/4492570/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”><img src=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adserv/3.0/5463.1/4492570/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ border=”0″ width=”234″ height=”60″></a>   Timber was the obvious choice for the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC). This sturdy carbon-storing material is increasingly an alternative to concrete or steel in mid-rises and “plyscrapers.” For a province-owned building in Prince George, British Columbia, mandated to use

First look at Michael Maltzan’s Moody Center for the Arts in Houston

The Moody Center for the Arts, designed by Los Angeles–based Michael Maltzan Architecture (MMA), is a 50,000-square-foot, $30 million center located on the campus of Rice University. It serves the campus and general public as an experimental platform for making and showcasing works across disciplines through deliberately flexible interior spaces. Facade Manufacturer Endicott (brick units)

Stacking glass bars in Chicagoland

Brought to you with support from &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”https://adserver.adtechus.com/adlink/3.0/5463.1/3973131/0/4/ADTECH;loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4″ target=”_blank”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;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″&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Chicago architects Goettsch Partners, along with Clayco and Thornton Tomasetti, among others, have achieved U.S. Green Building Council LEED Platinum certification on a new North American headquarters for Zurich Insurance. The campus, located in suburban Chicago is the largest LEED Platinum Core and