Pelli Clarke & Partners emulates mountain topography for facade of Chengdu Natural History Museum

Brought to you by: Architect: Pelli Clarke & Partners Location: Chengdu, China Completion Date: 2022 Pelli Clarke & Partners (PCP) recently completed work on the Chengdu Natural History Museum, a new institution for science and culture in China’s fourth-most populous city. The building’s complex, multifaceted form evokes the rugged topography of the Sichuan region’s mountain

ATELIER ARS uses local brick and ceramic work on a cultural center

Brought to you by: Architect: ATELIER ARS Location: La Floresta, Ajijic, Jalisco, México Completion Date: 2022 Responding to a request from the Ministry of Culture of the State of Jalisco to “decentralize” cultural centers in the state, Zapopan, Mexico–based architects ATELIER ARS embarked on the design for the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes

Carr uses a concrete grid to frame 835 High Street in a Melbourne suburb

Brought to you by: Architect: Carr Location: Armadale, Victoria, Australia Completion Date: August 2022 In August 2022, Carr completed work on 835 High Street in Armadale, a suburb of Melbourne. The medium-density residential project is located on Armadale’s busiest boulevard, known for its slew of luxury retail shops, gallery spaces, and cafes. At nearly 100,000

Facades+ returns to Boston on July 12

The Architect’s Newspaper is bringing Facades+ back to Boston on July 12. The conference will highlight the most exciting projects in New England and feature high level conversations covering local building codes and commissioning. AN worked with Bradford Prestbo, director of Studio NYL’s Boston office as the conference’s co-chair. Click here to view additional information

York University’s School of Continuing Studies stuns with a triangulated facade

Brought to you by: Design architect/architect of record: Perkins&Will Location: Toronto Completion Date: May 2023 In May 2023, York University, on the outskirts of Toronto, unveiled the new School of Continuing Studies, its newest building. Designed by the local outpost of Perkins&Will, its pivoting form, clad in a diagrid of glass and brushed aluminum, adds a distinctive twisting

A locally-inspired material palette wraps facade of an English temple

Brought to you by: England’s South Downs National Park now features a public-facing complex designed by James Gorst Architects (JGA). Containing a temple, library, chapels, meeting spaces, a public foyer and catering kitchen, the complex, located in Rake, Hampshire, was completed last November. JGA was awarded the project in 2018 following a two-stage competition that

A facade influenced by modernism adds dimensionality to ETH Zurich’s campus

Brought to you by: Zurich-based Boltshauser Architekten turned to modernist influences when designing ETH Zurich’s GLC Research Building. The structure is located near the city center on the ETH’s main campus, which is anchored by a main Neoclassical building expanded with 20th-century additions. The GLC is part of the first phase of realizing a 2014

MJMA screens a glulam-structured community center with aluminum mesh

Brought to you by: In Mississauga, Ontario, a community center designed by MJMA combines local influences with a mass-timber structure. Located on a 50-acre site that was once used for agriculture, the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park includes gyms, locker rooms, multipurpose spaces, and a pool within a 75,000-square-foot building. Most smaller programs

Facades+ returns to Houston with a program focused on prominent local buildings

Facades+ returns to Houston for the first time since 2015 on April 13. After successful events in Austin and Dallas in 2022, Facades+ is excited to present a technical program that caters to Houston’s local audience. AN has worked with co-chairs Luisina Basilico, principal at Page, and Rives Taylor, principal and co-director of design resilience

A curtain wall is attuned to the needs of NYU’s John A. Paulson Center

Brought to you by: A new building at New York University (NYU) situated at the southern edge of the urban campus responds to the school’s identity and the character and vitality of the neighborhood. The heavily programmed John A. Paulson Center houses student dormitories, faculty apartments, academic spaces, several performance and rehearsal venues, and a

Neri&Hu extends the Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts with a red travertine facade

Brought to you by: Neri&Hu’s extension to the Qujiang Museum of Fine Arts weaves contemporary design into a historic site, an act which reinterprets the standard of cultural monuments in Xi’an, China. Located south of the city’s Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the 7th century, the project is a gateway of sorts for Xi’an’s

David Hotson Architect designs St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Church in Texas

Brought to you by: An impressive new complex for the St. Sarkis Armenian Orthodox Church in Carrollton, Texas, opened last year. The facility was designed by David Hotson Architect, a practice based in New York. Hotson’s office came to work on the project through Stepan Terzyan, an Armenian architect who had worked for him on projects

Facades+ to bring envelope excellence back to New York City

Brought to you by: Facades+ returns to New York for AN’s largest conference of the year on March 30 and 31. In its 11th edition, the conference will feature a full-day symposium on March 30 and workshop sessions on March 31. Highlighting the best in envelope design, the conference will emphasize the importance of embodied carbon,

David Baker Architects screens a modularly constructed supportive housing project

Brought to you by: In response to San Francisco’s housing crisis, David Baker Architects (DBA) implemented a modular construction method and fast-tracked financing to deliver its Tahanan Supportive Housing complex. Located in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood, the project’s 63,000 square feet of space are distributed across six stories and provide 145 apartments for

Facades+ Atlanta celebrated women in design with a roundtable

It’s Women in Construction Week and today is International Women’s Day. At AN, we’ve already kicked off the month honoring women’s contributions to the AEC Industry. At our Facades+ conference in Atlanta last week, this conversation took center stage with AEC Rising: Women in Design & Construction Roundtable. For the discussion, NELSON’s Studio Director, Teresa

&bogdan brings the facade to the interior on a community center

Brought to you by: In Brussels, Belgium, Boulevard Leopold II, a major roadway that runs through the city’s Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Koekelberg neighborhoods, brings connectivity while also dividing the adjacent neighborhoods. Local architect &bogdan designed Amal Amjahid, a community center, to reactivate the areas immediately surrounding the thoroughfare with the intention to bring people together. The site, located on

EOA Architects casts concrete headquarters for Smyrna Ready Mix

Brought to you by: Tennessee-based Smyrna Ready Mix’s new headquarters features sculptural concrete forms inspired by the company’s production process. Located on an 800-acre site south of Nashville, the project was designed to be a landmark for the company’s new campus. The ready-mix company worked with local firm EOA Architects to realize the five-story, 84,000-square-foot

Facades+ will come to Atlanta on March 2

The Architect’s Newspaper is bringing Facades+ back to Atlanta on March 2. Featuring the latest projects across the Southeast, the conference will feature a full-day symposium. AN has worked with NELSON Worldwide director Henry Cantwell and regional mixed-use leader Tom Arsovski as co-chairs to bring together a program that spans from media facades to high-performing

Tulipwood louvers align on a Shoreditch office building

Brought to you by: Waugh Thistleton Architects’ Black and White building features timber inside and out. Designed to offer flexible workspaces in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood, the sleek-finned building contains 38,000 square feet of net internal area across six stories. The building is made from a beech laminated veneer lumber (LVL) frame and cross-laminated timber (CLT)

Alexander Gorlin Architects designs a modernist facade in The Bronx

Brought to you by: Continuing two decades of work on affordable housing in New York, Alexander Gorlin Architects’ latest multifamily project, El Borinquen Residence, brings a modernist face to The Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood. Named after the Taíno name for Puerto Rico, the project has brought 148 units to the primarily Latino neighborhood. Covering 90,000 square

KPMB designs a concrete-columned addition to Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Brought to you by: In 1954, media magnate Lord Beaverbrook offered to open a public art gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to display his collection in the maritime provincial capital. Five years later, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery opened across from the provincial Legislative Assembly building. The original modernist building was designed by local architects Howell

Eskew + Dumez + Ripple draws from quarries for Bruce Museum addition

Brought to you by: At the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, science and art intertwine in more ways than one. New Orleans–based firm Eskew + Dumez + Ripple has designed a new wing for the museum faced with precast concrete panels and glass. The addition’s stonework references the striated geological bedrock found in local quarries