“The Chicago Riverwalk represents the best of how landscape architects can help cities reclaim their waterfronts – improving ecological health, promoting connectivity, embracing recreational use and providing economic benefit,” says Gina Ford, Sasaki principal and lead designer on the project.
Through years of development, the Science Center is leveraging its history as the nation’s oldest and largest urban research park as it joins forces with Wexford Science + Technology, a BioMed Realty company, to expand its footprint and rebrand its physical campus as uCity Square, a mixed-use community of ingenuity where bright minds will flourish and thrive.
Cavalleri, a 68-unit luxury condominium in Malibu, is working to combat the continual drought in California by reintroducing native plants into its landscape. San Francisco-based real estate manager Pacific Eagle Holdings has partnered with internationally recognized landscape architect Pamela Burton to reimagine the surrounding 10 acres by paying homage to the site’s history, ecology and geography. By removing non-native plants and replacing them with local varieties, the site is able to use less water and resources to help them survive.
When it comes to making a house feel like a home, or rather a condo feel like a home, customization is key. Savvy designers have taken note, with many working with new condominium developers to offer efficiently-priced upgrades and leading the charge in design centers where homeowners can tailor their space, moving beyond lighting fixtures and window treatments and including tricked out tech packages and upgraded sleeping sanctuaries.
If you think your workplace won’t change much in the next five years, think again. Winners of the “Tomorrow’s Workplace” design competition from Staples Business Advantage and Metropolis magazine forecast that in 2021, the workplace may include inflatable pods set up in urban parks, or young professionals working alongside active retirees in a setting that resembles a small town more than an office building.
This year, the selection of Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5) as the PPG PAINTS™ brand’s 2017 Color of the Year was particularly significant because it marked the first time that the color of the year appeared in all four of the 2017 trending color palettes. As a result of the shade’s unique adaptability, Violet Verbena is featured as the focal point of the four color palette stories, symbolizing the larger themes of Hourglass, Essence, Impower and Biocentric.
Designing and constructing the One Main wooden interior in Boston, USA is a showcase for an untypical use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). The entity of wavy wooden surfaces is built entirely from cross-bonded Kerto LVL panels that are usually used in structural components.
Young architects worldwide create solutions for urbanization in the “City Above the City” competition
The “City Above the City” challenged architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants were asked to select a centrally-located building in one of the world’s most populated cities and develop an innovative wood design solution that adds density through additional floor area. Known buildings, especially buildings under threat of demolition were encouraged as sites for revitalization, new development and innovation.
WoodWorks launched an updated version of its free carbon calculator, providing more options for buildings made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products. Using wood products that store carbon instead of building materials that require fossil fuel energy to manufacture can help reduce greenhouse gases.
University of Iowa Voxman Music Building designed for resiliency, sustainability and acoustic performance
The University of Iowa (UI) School of Music in Iowa City celebrates its 110th anniversary and a new home – Voxman Music Building. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting event was held on Oct. 21, 2016. The 190,000-square-foot facility replaces its former location, which was damaged by the 2008 flood. Designed for resiliency, sustainability and the highest acoustic performance, the $152 million project is targeting LEED® for New Construction Gold certification.
LMN Architects, a multidisciplinary design firm with a reputation for distinctive, community-focused projects of all scales, announce the selection of The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts as a recipient of the 2016 Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
SOLARBAN 70XL glass by Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG glass) celebrates 10 years of transforming, enabling sustainable design
Over the past ten years, Vitro Architectural Glass has refined triple-silver coating technology to produce ultra-clear Solarban 72 STARPHIRE® glass and blue-gray tinted Solarban z75 glass. Solarban 70XL glass also can be combined with a full-range of performance tinted glasses to give architects a virtually unlimited palette of color and performance options.
BNIM Architects and Steven Holl Architects celebrate opening of University of Iowa Visual Arts Building
The University of Iowa Visual Arts Building opened October 7; a signature facility for the campus and a collaboration of Steven Holl Architects (Architect) and BNIM Architects (Associate Architect / Architect of Record) http://www.bnim.com/project/visual-arts-building. The 126,000 square-foot facility is the new home for the School of Art & Art History functions that were previously housed in the 1936 Art Building. The facility will provide studio space for ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, printmaking, 3D design, intermedia, animation and graphic design, as well as graduate student studios, faculty and staff studios and offices, and gallery space.
The global cool roof coating market is expected to reach USD 5.41 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Elastomeric coatings emerged as the leading product segment and accounted for over 65% of total market volume in 2015. IR Reflective coatings are expected to experience higher growth due to their ability to keep objects cooler as compared to standard pigments. These coatings also help to increase the product life cycle.
ERO Architects celebrates the opening of a world-class arts facility designed specifically for the Rio Grande Valley
ERO Architects, the Hispanic-owned award-winning architectural firm, this week is celebrating the opening of its hometown McAllen Performing Arts Center with VIP and community events, and is presenting Tony award-winning Annie as the center’s premiere Broadway production.
According to a new report by Future Market Insights titled “Decorative Paints Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026”, the global decorative paints market is anticipated to reach a market valuation of $42.9 billion by 2016 end and register a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period 2016-2026.
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, a leading paint brand from the design experts at HGTV® and the paint company pros trust, is proud to unveil its first Color Collection of the Year, available exclusively at Lowe’s.
AVRP Skyport Studios is extremely pleased that last week the San Diego Board of Port Commissioners adopted a resolution to select the Seaport San Diego development team, officially concluding the Request for Proposals process. Approved because of its world-class design, Seaport San Diego is envisioned to be more than a set of buildings; it will be a new district of downtown, and connected experiences will maintain and develop cohesion, vitality, and public good.
Eleven real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners in the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2016 Global Awards for Excellence program, widely recognized as one of the land use industry's most prestigious awards programs. This year's...
The six founding partners of Urbanova, the newly-named smart city living lab in Spokane, Washington, announced last month the formalization of their collaboration. The group signed a memorandum of understanding to align their efforts around a shared vision and purpose for the project.
After seeing consecutive months of contracting demand for the first time in four years, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw a modest increase demand for design services. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate nine to twelve-month lead time between architecture billings and construction spending.
The third quarter showed positive momentum for the design industry. September’s ASID Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) value slipped to a score 54.0 from June’s score of 55.9 but remains in expansionary territory.
Hundreds of industry professionals packed the room for the seventh year running at a leading healthcare construction conference in New York City, where this year, Michael Zetlin, founding partner of Zetlin & De Chiara, presided over a panel looking at strategies for hospital growth.
Leading architectural and design firm wins Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Award along with Jeffrey and Patricia Nash for their design work on the Patricia Nash Designs corporate headquarters and flagship showroom in downtown Knoxville.
Opened in March 2016, Ace Hotel New Orleans has transformed the 1928 Art Deco, nine-story Barnett’s Furniture building into a 234-room boutique hotel with dining, retail, event and meeting spaces plus a rooftop pool. The 184,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail center is situated in the middle of New Orleans’ Warehouse District at the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette Streets.
Erdy McHenry Architecture, a firm known for innovative solutions-based design approach, has won the 2016 Firm of the Year Award, the highest award given to a design firm by the American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania Chapter. They were honored for being “a principle force in consistently producing distinguished architecture.”
Sto Corp., the innovative world leader in claddings, air barriers, coatings, and building restoration systems, has announced the appointment of the newest member of its marketing team, Shingo Watada, as Product Manager of Coatings, Specialty Finishes and reStore.