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Project • By Skidmore, Owings & MerrillExhibition Centres

Moscone Center Expansion

Moscone Center is an expansive collection of light-filled spaces that accommodates a variety of convention-related activities while making strong connections between the typically inward-looking visitor function with the public life of the city. Designed by SOM with Mark Cavagnero Associates, the expansion was constructed in multiple phases while the existing buildings remained operational. Located in the heart of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood—home to SFMOMA, El Museo Mexicano, Museum of the African Diaspora, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum—the Moscone Center spans close to 20 acres across two blocks on either side of Howard Street, sited between the frequently visited Yerba Buena Gardens and the Children&rsqu... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsUniversities

The Student Services Building at Cal Poly Pomona

CO Architects designed the 140,000-square-foot Student Services Building (SSB) as a new gateway to the California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) campus in Pomona, roughly 30 miles east of Los Angeles.  As the gateway building, SSB welcomes matriculating students who register for classes and apply for financial aid, prospective students and their families who meet at the site for campus tours, and alumni actively involved in the campus community.  CO Architects topped the SSB with an undulating, standing-seam aluminum roof that spans over two separate structures.  The shape and orientation of this distinguishing feature is driven purely by performance and function with the aims to optimize energy management, maximize... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesOffices

Hudson Commons

Situated at the gateway to the Hudson Yards submarket, this repositioned, LEED Platinum office tower maintains the expression of the site and neighborhood while attracting creative tenants to its new Class-A workspace. KPF renovated the eight-story warehouse and designed a new, 17-story building to rise from the podium. On the exterior, the podium’s lowered brick spandrels and new ribbon windows effuse greater natural light into the space. Inside, a preexisting grid of fluted, concrete columns uphold their form and function. In the tower, cellular beams and corrugated ceiling textures evoke the industrial quality of the podium while a pattern of concave extrusions on the façade add depth to the glass grid, all the while harkin... More

Project • By CL3Offices

The Quayside

The Quayside is an innovative mix use development that promotes a healthy working environment mixing work, dine, recreation, relaxation into a green oasis amidst an industrial neighbourhood in Hong Kong.   With the office lobby on the ground level, retail on the first and second levels, and a large green podium on the third level, circular openings were created to visually connect and integrate the various functions, while planting with self irrigation and lighting system forms column structures puncturing through these openings.   A grand spiral stair connects the second to the third level4,300m² podium garden, equipped with a jogging path. The criteria for a WELL certification that includes air, water, nourishment, ligh... More

Project • By Koichi Takada ArchitectsApartments

Urban Forest

Going beyond the headline of a ‘green building’Featuring one of the world’s most densely-forested vertical gardens, Urban Forest by Aria Property Group and designed by Koichi Takada Architects, is a 30-storey mixed-use residential high-rise located in the cultural precinct of South Brisbane, Australia. The building includes 382 apartments, a two-storey rooftop with garden and residential amenities, and an open public park on the ground level. The site of the building totals 2,782 square meters and it will have an overall floor area of 55,000 square meters.   Vertical planting in high-rise buildings is part of a new movement that sees architects bringing greenery, biodiversity, oxygen and mental health benefits back... More

Project • By Zaha Hadid ArchitectsOffices

2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central and Admiralty MTR metro stations.   With its base elevated above the ground to shelter courtyards and gardens cultivated with trees and plants in the centre of one of the world’s busiest cities, the design creates new civic plazas that are enveloped by nature. Echoing the organic forms of the natural world; the redevelopment connects with the adjacent public gardens and parks. These tranquil outdoor areas flow into the generous communal spaces of the interior; the craftsmanship... More

Project • By Studio 804, Inc.Private Houses

722 Ash Street House

Published by : Studio 804, Inc. Private House 722 Ash Street, Lawrence, KS, USA     More

Project • By L&L Luce&LightOffices

Five Smíchov

Five is the name of the commercial building constructed in 2017 by the multinational construction company Skanska in Smíchov, Prague’s business district. The complex covers an area of 14000 m2, and its interiors are intended for use as offices. Fittingly, they have a strong industrial vibe, thanks to the use of raw, rough materials and minimal furniture.Cutting-edge sustainability solutions have been used throughout in the building's design, with the result that Five has been awarded the highest level of green building certification for its energy efficiency and ecological footprint (LEED Platinum Certificate).Lighting plays an important role in maximising energy savings, and LED fixtures were chosen for the en... More

Project • By KalwallUniversities

Cornell Human Ecology Building

The project was comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography. This building is in design for LEED Platinum certification; some of the green features include automatic ventilation, a green roof, electric vehicle charging stations, and a high-performance façade. More

Project • By Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC USHotels

Olas Verdes Hotel

With great beaches, local culture and lush rainforest vegetation from the nearby Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Nosara, Costa Rica is a surf and watersport lovers dream. Surfing is king there, with many vacationers coming back year after year to ride the waves. In 2013, when a local surf school lost its headquarters, six patrons turned investors jumped in to build a hotel the school could partner with. The aptly named Olas Verdes Hotel, which means “green waves” in Spanish, would take green tourism to the next level. The HVAC selection for the project: Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating Zoned Comfort Solutions®.    Sustainability from the Ground Up Carl Kish, co-founder of STOKE Certified (the f... More

Project • By EHDDLaboratories

Pomona College Millikan Laboratory

EHDD’S design of the new Millikan Laboratory at Pomona College in Claremont, California was deeply informed by a collaborative design process that encouraged the input of many of the building’s stakeholders including faculty, students, and staff across its three departments: math, physics and astronomy. This inclusive process allowed the vision and aspirations of the departments to be realized collectively and independently, and has resulted in a rich weave of spaces to support student learning.   Central to this effort was an assessment and quantification of new teaching methods and programs; together we looked at what was and wasn’t working in the old building and investigated cultural aspects of department life t... More

Project • By Koning Eizenberg ArchitectureLibraries

Pico Branch Library

The 8,700 SF Pico Branch Library extracts every opportunity to engage with its active park setting to encourage use of an educational resource in a neighborhood with a stubborn achievement gap.  To that end the library was conceived as a community living room rather than quiet retreat.  Its design and location were driven by the local community who enthusiastically participated in a series of public design and programming workshops.    The library is located in the center of the park and splices on to the blank façade of an existing building to activate the event plaza.  On Saturdays the front door of the library bumps into the edge of the Farmers Market causing a resonance that energized the community, and... More

Project • By Mackey Mitchell ArchitectsUniversities

Hillman Hall

Mackey Mitchell Architects worked in partnership with Moore Ruble Yudell Architects to design the new Hillman Hall for the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. The 105,000SF, $60 million building sits at the heart of campus, adjacent to the historic Brookings Hall. It provides academic, faculty office, research, and public event space to support the growing Master of Social Work program, ranked #1 in the world for several years.    The building's diverse program is distributed around a highly social network of shared spaces for large public events and smaller seminar discussions, organized along a wide, sinuous corridor that provides access to more secluded clusters of faculty offices... More

Project • By Flansburgh ArchitectsLaboratories

Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy | Energy Lab

Designed to meet Hawai'i Preparatory Academy’s goal to create a high school science building focused on the study of alternative energy, the 6,100-sf Energy Lab inspires students to experiment with renewable energy technologies. The award-winning building employs photovoltaics and wind turbines to meet its energy needs (using no more energy than it generates over the course of a year), harvests rainwater to meet its potable water needs, uses natural ventilation, and has views outdoors from 100% of its occupied spaces. To promote environmental literacy, students can monitor the building’s energy use in real time. The design supports project-based learning, a key component in 21st-century learning pedagogies, and encourages scie... More

Project • By TEN ArquitectosUniversities


When CENTRO was founded in 2004 at the initiative of Gina Diez-Barroso and Abraham Franklin, the institution of higher education in design, communication, marketing, cinema and digital media at the undergraduate and graduate level, it became a benchmark in the field of creative education in Mexico with a building in the Lomas de Chapultepec area that over time, was insufficient for the number of students and administrative staff that was increasing as the institution consolidated.    In 2012, in order to provide larger, better equipped and specialized facilities, the expansion of the campus was necessary, a project in charge of TEN Arquitectos in a new space located on one of the most dynamic avenues in Mexico City, the Constitu... More