Tag: architecture

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Europe’s Largest Green Façade Completed in Düsseldorf

October 01, 2020

Nearly 30,000 hornbeam hedges form the “cladding” for Kö-Bogen II, a new building in Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz (plaza), Düsseldorf, Germany. Ingenhoven Architects, the project’s designer, said they didn’t want the new structure to compete with the existing buildings in the plaza, so it had to be completely different. Beneath the greenery lies 450,000 sq. ft. of office […]

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Public Works Building Uses Roads as Design Motif

September 01, 2020

A public works department in Bexar County, San Antonio, TX, has a unique approach to the design of various aspects of their new building. They’ve created a motif using “an abstracted map of the  major county roads,” which is repeated in various locations throughout the building. The motif appears on a perforated screen on the […]

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Architect Killed by Crumbling Debris From Manhattan Façade

February 01, 2020

Erica Tishman, 60, AIA, a celebrated architect and VP of project management at Zubatkin, was killed December 17 when struck while walking near her office by a chunk of façade which fell from a Midtown Manhattan building. Himmel + Meringoff Properties, owners of the 17-story office building at 729 Seventh Avenue (built in 1915), had […]

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Xiqu Centre Wins AFBC Award

February 01, 2020

The Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, has received the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture Medal from the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia (AFBC). Designed by Vancouver-based Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects), which partnered with Hong Kong firm Ronald Lu & Partners, the performing arts venue “reimagines theatre drapes and […]

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Bahá’í Temple of South America Receives RAIC Prize

February 01, 2020

The Bahá’í Temple of South America, designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, ON, has received the 2019 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize for excellence in architecture. The temple, in the foothills of the Andes on the eastern edge of Santiago, Chile, is composed of nine gracefully torqued wings […]

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Hunters Point Library Has Interesting Façade

January 03, 2020

The new Hunters Point Library in Long Island City, Queens, NY, built at a cost of $41 million and taking 15 years in planning and construction, was opened in October 2019. Sandwiched between the Pepsi-Cola sign and the Long Island sign in Gantry Plaza State Park, it stands out against a backdrop of high-rises. The […]

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