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NewsNews • 14 May 2022

Park Associati’s Luxottica Digital Factory reinterprets an existing industrial building in Milan

In Milan, Park Associati’s Luxottica Digital Factory project reinterprets an existing industrial building formerly occupied by General Electric. The main volumes and building character, including the original reinforced concrete trusses, are maintained while contemporary, high-quality additions were made to the façade and interior.  Andrea Martiradonna Considerable technological and structural background research contributed to maximum transparency and indoor brightness, with the façade overlooking Via Tortona featuring a full-height glazed structure with vertical bronzed metal pilasters.  Andrea Martiradonna New interior spaces for Luxottica, a world leader in the eyewear market, include a showroom... More

NewsSponsored Articles • 17 Jan 2022

JLG designs highly sustainable buildings using SketchUp and Sefaira

*Explore these topics and more in SketchUp’s webinar series about connected design workflows for architects.    Award-winning architects JLG have leveled up their commitment to Architecture 2030's sustainability challenge by reimagining their workflows around a data-driven, holistic, and firmwide process. Leveraging SketchUp, they perform sophisticated performance analyses and embed sustainability considerations throughout the design process.  Across the globe, fifteen of the twenty largest global architecture and engineering firms have now adopted the 2030 Challenge. The goal is to transform the role of the built environment from being a core contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to being a central solution to the... More

NewsNews • 3 Jan 2022

M7 explores local Qatari architectural heritage while reaching out to diverse cultures and ideas

In Doha, Qatar, the M7 Design and Cultural hub by John McAslan + Partners forms a compelling architectural anchor for the new 31-hectar Msheireb mixed-use development. Serving as a creative hub for Qatar’s fashion and design industry as well as a showcase for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region, the development opened with a Christian Dior retrospective which will run until March 31, 2022. Hufton+Crow Conceived as a ‘walkable city’ serviced by trams and a Metro, the Msheireb development is tightknit and compact within an urban block formation that includes museums, a mosque, shopping arcades, homes, and offices along shaded streets. Courtyards are carved from massive elements in stone block. The  solid... More

Project • By OARQUITECTOSOffices


OARQUITECTOS designed the offices for energy development company ENAP, located in Santiago, Chile. Juan Francisco Vargas Chile’s National Oil Company has changed and has changed from being the traditional Oil company to an Energy Company.The company not only has changed their logo, but also their approach to their business and stakeholders inside and outside of the company. Juan Francisco Vargas OARQUITECTOS was asked to design the Corporate Headquarters for ENAP–an energy company where sustainability is one of the Pillars of a new way of working on land and office space. This new office has a LEED Gold certification. Juan Francisco Vargas ENAP has a huge history in the development of the country and a big prid... More

Project • By IBI GroupUniversities

Yale University School of Management

Inspired by Yale School of Management’s reinvention of business school education and pioneering integrated curriculum, the Edward P. Evans Hall combines world-class teaching facilities with inspirational social spaces. The project unites Yale’s faculty departments in a single location for the first time and brings a high level of transparency to the traditionally enclosed college courtyard, creating a green heart for the campus community, which is visible throughout the school. Embracing the wider campus, the transparent façade opens the building up to Whitney Avenue, making visible the staircases on either side of the entrance and showcasing the School’s activities. The classrooms are contained within sixteen doub... More

Project • By FXCollaborativeMuseums

The Statue of Liberty Museum

Enhancing the Visitor Experience on Liberty Island FXCollaborative set two goals for the design of the Statue of Liberty Museum: 1) To create a building that uplifts the experience of the island for all visitors, and 2) To extend and add to the island’s open space, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a beloved international monument.   Symbolizing Liberty The Statue of Liberty Museum is a garden pavilion that is designed to welcome all visitors of all ages, nationalities, and ethnicities. It is located at the north end of the formal pedestrian mall on Liberty Island, facing the Statue of Liberty and slightly rotated away from it. The museum anchors the main axis that connects the Museum to the Statue, and extends... More

Project • By Barceló Balanzó bbarquitectesSports Centres

Camp del Ferro Sports Centre

Given the large volume required by the functional brief (three sports courts) in relation to the limited dimensions of the site and the high urban density of the area, it was decided to semi-underground much of the sports complex. The meticulous design in section of the building ensures good lighting, natural ventilation, ease of access and safe evacuation even of the lower areas. The decision to partially underground the volume not only reduces its visual impact, it also generates an open urban space that is ceded to the city. This space acts as a public foyer to accommodate occasional large influxes of visitors and users, with entrance via this concourse or plaza that is also the urban finishing touch to the widened street. The construct... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesOffices

390 Madison Avenue

390 Madison is a dramatic transformation and modernization of an outmoded office building in the heart of New York City’s midtown corridor. The surgical re-massing and configuration of this overbuilt property in the heart of Midtown Manhattan enabled the provision of modern work space without sacrificing valuable area. The original 1950s building predated current city zoning so the client would have lost significant GFA had it replaced the existing with a new structure. A preliminary analysis identified certain locations in the building – including areas compromised by low floor-to-ceiling heights or an unfavorable column grid – that were suitable for moving elsewhere. Based on that massing concept, the final design carv... More

Project • By Rhode PartnersApartments

The Independent

The 363-unit, 1,002,000 square feet residential high-rise owes its character to a restricted site and varied program. The Independent anticipates LEED® Gold certification and offers two entire floors of the most competitive condo amenities, including expansive pool deck, dog lounge, fitness facilities and cantilevered board room, theater and lounge. The refined material palette and sleek detailing throughout steps away from a standard condo project and into an upscale museum-influenced design. Jason O'Rear The 58-story multi-family project is currently the tallest residential building West of the Mississippi. Reflecting Rhode Partners’ innovative approach to design, the tower features a central circulation core combined wi... More

Project • By Cascadia Windows & DoorsHospitals

North Island Hospital

Opened in late 2017, the North Island Hospital project brought two new healthcare campuses to the Vancouver Island health authority—one in Comox and the other in Campbell River. Cascadia Windows & Doors supplied nearly 900 double-glazed windows (argon-filled with Low-E 366) across both projects, delivering a R-value of 3.7 (U-0.27). This overall thermal performance helped the projects achieve LEED Gold status. More

Project • By StantecOffices


Kendall Square is known as the most innovative square mile in the life sciences community. Over the last 20 years it has transformed from a sleepy office neighborhood, to a vibrant micro-city for research and office space where next generation break throughs are being made. Boston Properties set out to diversify the heart of the neighborhood with micro housing to serve the unique needs of this neighborhood’s graduate students and millennial STEM workers looking for modern, efficient apartment living with easy access to work.   Proto’s modern, upscale design aesthetic incorporates an abundance of exposed concrete which creates a light modern framework on which comfy furniture, bold graffiti, artwork, accessories, and custo... More

Project • By Body Lawson Associates ArchitectsApartments

Home Street Residences

Body Lawson Associates Debuts New Affordable Housing for Seniors — and Teens — in the Bronx Low-income community Home Street Residences praised for quality, design prowess and a collaborative process benefiting the diverse and needy neighborhood in New York City The acclaimed architecture, interiors and urban design practice Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners has announced the debut of Home Street Residences, an innovative low-income housing development conceived primarily for seniors, with a community space now home to a teen support and video gaming center. Located on Freeman Square in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx, the new building with 63 affordable apartments opened earlier this year and offers a salient e... More

Project • By MSA architecture+designOffices

Macy’s.com headquarter

MSA collaborated with Macy's.com on several office projects as this Macy's Division grew over twenty years from 25 employees to 6800 culminating in the 225,000sqft flagship technology headquarters office in San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood.   The new office environment was to help connect the technology division far removed the company's base business to the store and merchandise. Floors differentiate by color schemes and bold graphics highlighting Macy's history in retail and product images from its stores. Spacious break areas, collaboration spaces, and a rooftop deck provide employees space to gather and decompress. The project was certified LEED Gold.   When macys.com turned to MSA to design a tech-worker friendly place i... More

Project • By Koning Eizenberg ArchitectureCommunity Centres


A historic Carnegie library’s legacy of educational innovation and access is reinvented as the MuseumLab. Opening in 1890, the library was one of the first free US public libraries. It fell into disrepair after lightning struck the library’s clock tower and caused a three-ton piece of granite to crash through the roof, and closed in 2006. Renovated in 2018, it now offers experimental art and technology programs for youth, a Title 1 charter middle school, and space for community events.   Expedient interior alterations from the 1970s were stripped away to reconnect spaces, reintroduce daylight and reveal the bones of the historic architecture. The resulting “beautiful ruin” has sparked imagination and curiosity... More

Project • By Woofter Bolch ArchitectureUniversities

PSU Stott Center + Viking Pavilion

Located on Portland State University’s urban campus at the south end of the historic South Park Blocks, this project involved the revitalization and expansion of PSU’s Peter W. Stott Center. The project completely transformed the existing outdated, inward-focused building, originally constructed in 1966, into a vibrant and welcoming142,000 sf facility that supports a wide range of functions including academics, athletics, and general student use. The centerpiece of the project is the Viking Pavilion, a multi-use arena that hosts events ranging from competitions to concerts to commencements.   The LEED Gold project encompassed areas of renovation and new construction, with the majority of new construction on the eastern, P... More