close up of the ribbed bronze fins of facade on the northeastern campus

Show-stopping bronze fins breathe life into Northeastern University’s science complex

The only thing taller than the glowing, curved fins of the six-story Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex building is its list of awards. Northeastern University’s new academic and research center, designed by Payette, has won over ten major awards since its design phase—most recently the 2021 AIA Architecture Award and 2021 AIA Regional & Urban Design Award. The building

SHoP’s Midtown supertall brings terra-cotta and bronze to new heights

Over the last two decades, SHoP Architects has pushed the envelope of facade design, leading a notable shift from predominantly glass-clad skyscrapers to supertalls incorporating a variety of materials. SHoP’s 111 57th Street is currently rising on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row—a stretch of dizzyingly luxurious towers. The tower stands out with a facade that incorporates three materials: terra-cotta, glass, and bronze ornamental

Page \ Park Architects blends contemporary and traditional design in Edinburgh’s Old Town

In 2017, the British firm Page \ Park Architects unveiled its restoration of Edinburgh’s St. Cecilia’s Hall. The approximately 15,000 square-foot project consisted of the restoration of the neglected concert hall, bringing the complex up to contemporary-building standards, and designing substantial modern additions to Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall such as a four-story entrance building.

A closer look at BIG’s rotating towers on the High Line

Bjarke Ingels Group’s twin rotating towers are under construction along the High Line in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The Eleventh (also known as the XI) will include luxury residences, multiple restaurants, retail, an art area and a new public promenade adjacent to The High Line. The project joins nearby buildings by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and