LEED Gold certified

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NewsNews • 28 Jan 2021

Morphosis wraps Casablanca Finance City tower in futuristic brise-soleil

Morphosis wraps the Casablanca Finance City tower with a brise-soleil that protects the building against the harsh Moroccan sun while exploiting the external elements to regulate natural light, air and temperatures internally. Jasmine Park The complex façade draws inspiration from traditional geometric patterned mosaics and intricate wooden latticework screens characteristic of Moroccan architecture. Jasmine Park In collaboration with VS-A Façade Engineers, Morphosis developed a façade system of three layers. First the exterior brise-soleil, followed by Low-E insulating glazing and an interior canvas blind.  Jasmine Park The engineers used bidirectional energetic data inside a 3D Rhino model to se... More

NewsNews • 27 Oct 2020

Canadian countryside home demonstrates the merits of prefabrication

Situated in the Canadian countryside, this modular home is composed of five prefabricated custom modules that are assembled before being delivered to site. Manufactured precisely off the plans of Figurr Architect's Collective, insulation, windows and flooring were all assembled before transport to site. Due to the speed of assembly, prefabrication allowed for construction to begin in the late summer as indoor construction could continue over the winter season.   Credit: David Boyer With an extremely low environmental footprint, sustainable and local materials were specified. Large windows provide ample amounts of natural light with direct solar gain helping to reduce both heating and lighting costs. The architect is currently in... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesOffices

Lotte World Tower

This 555-meter monument to Seoul’s skyline reaches heights never before seen in Korea and joins the ranks of the world’s top ten tallest buildings. Elegance of form was one of the prime objectives, following Lotte's desire to bestow a beautiful monument to the capital city skyline. The sleek tapered form of the 123-story tower stands out from the city's rocky, mountainous topography, and is organized around a stacked mixed-use program, comprising retail, office, officetel, and a 7-star luxury hotel. The building's top ten stories are earmarked for extensive public use and entertainment facilities including an observation deck and rooftop café. KPF's design melds a modern aesthetic with forms inspired by the historic Kor... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesResearch Facilities

University of Minnesota STSS Center

The new Science Teaching and Student Services Center (STSS) is a symbol of the University of Minnesota’s commitment to the student experience, reinforcing its mission to become one of the nation’s finest public institutions for the teaching of science. Located on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, opposite the Weisman Art Museum, the new Center is an emblem of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Mississippi River region’s renaissance. The new building creates a welcoming gateway from the City to the University’s East Bank Campus, and provides dedicated spaces for studying, social interaction, and one-stop student services. The project is LEED Gold certified and meets all of the state’s sustainable design guidelin... 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. More

Project • By StantecOffices

Proto

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 Space MatrixOffices

Space Matrix Shanghai Office

3 things that happen when designers design their own office space   As a part of our global expansion plans, Space Matrix branched out into China through the successful acquisition of Muraya last year. Our initial conversations with Muraya told us that this interior design and construction company shared a lot of our core values and cultural beliefs. Together with their talented team, we looked forward to better servicing our clients in Australia, India and Southeast Asia.   But first, we needed a gorgeous office for our newly expanded team in Shanghai. We wanted to rebrand the existing space to reflect its affiliation to the larger Space Matrix family. Moreover, the way we work has changed a lot over the last few years, and w... More

Project • By Design Forum InternationalOffices

Cyberwalk, Manesar

Cyberwalk, Manesar   "Man belongs to nature and that is how he has been designed to function." Originating from this notion, CYBERWALK was conceived to bring man and nature together, within an office environment that would enable better Ideation, creative thinking that would lead to innovation in a relaxed working environment.    To aspire for the skies, to aspire for a walk in the clouds, to aspire for architecture that scales new heights of glory. And when it is about high performance glass, the result is a spectacular expression of class, contemporary style and classic architecture – Cyberwalk – the first LEED Gold certified building in Manesar, Haryana.   With an aim to head to the greener pastures... More

Project • By Leddy Maytum Stacy ArchitectsOffices

Commonwealth Club of California

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club provides national audiences with impartial programs on politics, economics, culture and the environment featuring world-renowned speakers with weekly national broadcasts in the longest running U.S. radio program. The Club’s first permanent home is centrally located to regional transit with iconic views along the Embarcadero.   The building is a designated City Landmark as the site of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Union Hall and the location of the 1934 General Labor Strike - Bloody Thursday, where two protesters were shot by the police outside the ILA Hall. The historic Steuart Street façade (site of the shootings) has been preserved and a public display o... More

Project • By VMDO ArchitectsUniversities

Stockton University Campus Center

When The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey needed to create a centerpiece for its environmentally sensitive campus in the New Jersey Pinelands, the growing institution turned to a collaborative design team to develop a new Campus Center – a place for students, faculty, and the community to mix, mingle, and learn.   The building serves as the centerpiece and primary collection point for the whole student body. The Center provides meeting and event spaces for student organizations; several performance venues; primary dining facilities; a bookstore; and retail destinations for the whole campus community. It is “the” place on campus to meet, study, dine, and “see and be seen,” thus providing a truly int... More

Project • By CrossvilleMarinas

Dinner Key

Located in the historic and fashionable Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Dinner Key Marina is Florida’s largest wet-slip marina with spaces for 582 boats. As host to more than 14 different sailing regattas each year that bring in countless sailing racers, crew, coaches, and families from around the world, the marina is an epicenter of activity. To stay in step with ever growing demand, the area recently underwent a massive renovation, including the addition of the newly constructed, 9,700 square-foot Dockmaster Facility.The Dockmaster Facility is a multifunctional service center for the marina that answers the modern sensibilities of the bustling area it calls home yet remains in keeping with the rich, storied style for wh... More

Project • By SGAOffices

Linx

SGA converted a former Verizon warehouse into Linx, a 185,000 square foot LEED Gold certified campus for science and technology companies. The façade, coined “fun industrial,” features hanging screens, custom still frames in mesh, vertical fins, corrugated metal, and a color-changing material called Alucobond Spectra. Exterior courtyards and a dramatic multi-story atrium provide a rich setting for collaboration. The bold and innovative design offers highly flexible and efficient research space in concert with a unique array of on-site amenities including a bike room, manicured patios, courtyards, and Bocce courts. More

Project • By SGAOffices

Alewife Research Center (The ARC)

As a “gateway” to West Cambridge’s life sciences corridor, The Alewife Research Center (ARC) offers 220,000 square feet of highly flexible and efficient research space at 35 Cambridgepark Drive. LEED Gold certified, and directly adjacent to the MTBA’s Alewife station, this transit oriented development provides a unique ground floor retail experience supported by an active and pedestrian focused public realm. An urban pocket park fosters active outdoor uses and a series of bicycle amenities encourages connections to the region’s bicycle network. More

Project • By SGAOffices

50 60 Binney Street

SGA is revolutionizing how buildings are designed and built. By integrating the design, development, and construction teams, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) enables SGA to complete projects on schedule and under budget. SGA is incorporating the project delivery method on the firm’s most expensive and complex architecture and interior design commissions, highlighted by 50+60 Binney Street, the gateway to the Alexandria Center at Kendall Square (ACKS), a 2.6 million square foot urban science and technology campus in the heart of Cambridge, MA’s Kendall Square.Totaling 900,000 square feet, 50+60 Binney Street, two 10-story, state-of-the-art hybrid laboratory-office buildings were built for Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE), the large... More

Project • By WZWX architecture groupFactories

T-HAM PABP Factory

Located in the Pingtung Agricultural and Bio-technology Park (PABP) in southern Taiwan, the T-Ham PABP factory is the largest and the most advanced pork meatprocessing factory in the country. This LEED gold certified factory complex contains a main factory building (22,000 m²), a diner and gift shop building (650 m²), and a waste water treatment building. The factory’s expansive product range covers more than 250 items,ranging from Western style hams, sausages and bacon, to artisanal wood smoked hand-tied hams, to Chinese style stewed, boiled and roasted meats, ready-to-eat meals, as well as various meat ingredients for chain restaurants and bakeries.   The client T-HAM is the oldest and the largest meat processing br... More