Kengo Kuma applies modular assembly scheme to student housing

Architect Kengo Kuma & Associates Location Geneva, Switzerland Local Architect CCHE Structure 2M Ingénierie Civile SA Landscape EMF Paisatge Lighting Design Light IQ Facade Consultant Sottas SA Contractor Complex Bau MEP Weinmann Energies Electricity DSRG Engineering – Scherler SA Featuring a stepped promenade that cuts through an otherwise uniform grid of operable screened windows, Kengo

Avenier Cornejo architectes wrap a Parisian nursing home in brick

Brought to you by: Architect Avenier Cornejo architectes Location Paris, France Completion Date May 2022 Structural Engineering EVP Ingénierie Quantity Surveyors Bureau Michel Forgue Landscape BASE Green Credentialing ETAMINE Consultant SemPariSeine Brick Kolumba by Petersen Tegl Brick Distributor  Harpage Brick Installation Delta Sud Brick Support Bracket Etanco Wood Joinery Bildau Bussmann Sun Shades Lamisol III

INC’s Saint Mark’s Place brings terra-cotta and loggias to Boerum Hill

Brought to you by: Occupying nearly a full block along 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, INC Architecture & Design’s Saint Mark’s Place is lightened by its off-white terra-cotta facade. Clad in over 8,000 terra-cotta panels, the building houses 100 condominiums spanning 112,631 square feet and twelve floors, with ground floor retail.  Common spaces include

Here are the facade trends that defined the past decade

Brought to you by: Since 2012, AN Media has hosted the Facades+ conference series, whose aim is to highlight the state of the art in building enclosure design and technology. Certain facade techniques and assemblies have predominated during this period. Many were necessitated by evolving climate standards and an awareness of the impact of buildings

High-performance facades take center stage at Facades+ Boston

Facades+ is coming to Boston for its first event of the summer. On June 7, Boston’s highest-performing and most innovative facades will be on display during a morning symposium and afternoon of workshops. The event is co-chaired by David Manfredi of Elkus Manfredi Architects, and will feature projects from eight additional firms. 

COOKFOX and Buro Happold design living facade for birds and bees

Although his title may be traditional, COOKFOX Senior Associate Spencer Lapp has another role not found at most firms: He is COOKFOX’s resident beekeeper. Lapp’s enthusiasm for the little insects that power our ecosystem corresponds with an interest in designs that harmonize with nature. That interest was evident in a recent collaboration between COOKFOX, Buro

This San Antonio office is a revealing case study in tight building envelopes

Brought to you by: According to the latest estimates, building operations account for 28 percent of global carbon emissions. A report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that reducing energy consumption by buildings in turn reduces carbon dioxide emissions. One of the best ways to do this is to improve the

A modernist-inspired facade built for desert heat anchors Arizona State University’s Health Futures Center

Brought to you by: Architect CO Architects Executive Architect  DFDG Architecture General Contractor DPR Construction EIFS Stucco Dryvit Outsulation Plus MD system Glass Viracon Landscape Floor Associates MEP Engineer/Lighting Designer Affiliated Engineers (AE) Structural Engineer Advanced Structural Engineering Civil Engineer WOODPATEL Acoustical, Audiovisual, IT  Systems Consultant: Jeremiah Associates Rising three floors in the Sonoran Desert,

MVRDV’s Valley twists and turns with natural stone and green balconies

Brought to you by: Architect MVRDV Location Amsterdam Completion Date 2015 Planting Design Piet Oudolf Structural Engineer Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs Contractor G&S Bouw B.V. and Boele & Van Eesteren B.V. Engineering Inbo Parametric facade design Arup Glazing Blitta Natural Stone Kolen Natuursteen When it comes to designing buildings that look like mountains, MVRDV is

Inspired by Manhattanhenge, Scalar Architects transforms aging Kips Bay building with a sparkling facade

Architect Scalar Architecture Location New York City Completion Date September 2021 Composite Metal Panels PE by Alpolic Structural Fiberglass Enduro PVC Windows Drutex Taking the name of the solar phenomenon ‘Manhattanhenge’, Scalar Architecture’s recently completed facade intervention in Kips Bay brings a dynamic relationship between facade and sunlight to a 20th-century building. The brick and

SOM’s 28&7 black terra-cotta facade shines in Chelsea

Brought to you by: Architect Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill Location New York City Completion Date February 2022 Design Consultants AJLP Developers GDS Development Management (GDSNY) Terra-cotta Shildan Group Windows Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Construction Icon Adorned in a slick, black terra-cotta and glass grid, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s (SOM) 28&7 opened February, 2022, near the northern end

Goettsch Partners designs new home for lions at Lincoln Park Zoo

Brought to you by: Architect Goettsch Partners Exhibition Design PJA Location Chicago Completion Date October 2021 Glass Design Rice Engineering Glass Supplier Agnora Architectural Glass North America PVB glass interlayer Trosifol Ultra Clear PVB Glass-to-Glass Sealant Pecore 895 NST-Clear General Contractor Pepper Construction Glazing Contractor SG Metal & Glass Digital Printing in Glass Dip-Tech Construction

Steel and glass define a public-facing greenhouse that pushes the scale of urban agriculture

Brought to you by: Architect META architectuurbureau and van Bergen Kolpa Architecten Location Roeselare, Belgium Completion Date September 2021 Diffuse Glass Vetrasol Greenhouse Roof BOAL Screens Phormium Stability and Technical Studies Tractebel Cultivation Techniques Studies Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture Greenhouse Studies Smiemans Projects Built atop an existing concrete office building, the Agrotopia