Building Envelope Archive

  • With Howland Green Homes, buildings produce more energy than they consume For Dave de Sylva and Howland Green Homes, the future is now. What that means, really, is being aware of ongoing world-wide energy consumption, its global impact, and then doing something to combat the […]

    HOWLAND GREEN – Beyond Net Zero

    With Howland Green Homes, buildings produce more energy than they consume For Dave de Sylva and Howland Green Homes, the future is now. What that means, really, is being aware of ongoing world-wide energy consumption, its global impact, and then doing something to combat the […]

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  •   Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St. Stephen’s Walbrook. In its form, massing and materials, the new building is uniquely […]

    Bloomberg HQ in London wins RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture

      Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is respectful of its location in the heart of the City of London, close to the Bank of England, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the church of St. Stephen’s Walbrook. In its form, massing and materials, the new building is uniquely […]

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  • The RMJM-designed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburgis Russia and Europe’s tallest building – standing 462 metres high. The twisted supertall skyscraper, is the 13th tallest building in the world. Developers Gazprom, a Russian gas company that will occupy most of the building, also claim it to be the “northernmost skyscraper in […]

    Europe’s tallest skyscraper main construction and installation works are completed

    The RMJM-designed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburgis Russia and Europe’s tallest building – standing 462 metres high. The twisted supertall skyscraper, is the 13th tallest building in the world. Developers Gazprom, a Russian gas company that will occupy most of the building, also claim it to be the “northernmost skyscraper in […]

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  • Located in the heart of Tirana, in the same urban district as the historical residence of Albanian Communist Party leader Enver Hoxha, the Blloku Cube is the new multifunctional center signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, now under construction. The building stands right on the junction […]

    The Blloku Cube is the first building project by Stefano Boeri Architetti in Tirana

    Located in the heart of Tirana, in the same urban district as the historical residence of Albanian Communist Party leader Enver Hoxha, the Blloku Cube is the new multifunctional center signed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, now under construction. The building stands right on the junction […]

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  •   Images by Chao Zhang The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently: the building skin is developed to maximize the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen. The […]

    BIG’S PLEATED SKYSCRAPER COMPLETES IN SHENZHEN

      Images by Chao Zhang The new home for Shenzhen Energy Company looks different because it performs differently: the building skin is developed to maximize the sustainable performance and workplace comfort in the local subtropical climate of China’s tech and innovation hub in Shenzhen. The […]

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  • Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. The first example of Vertical Forest consisting of two residential […]

    Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects bring Vertical Forest concept to Toronto

    Vertical Forest is a model for a sustainable residential building, a project for metropolitan reforestation contributing to the regeneration of the environment and urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. The first example of Vertical Forest consisting of two residential […]

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  •   Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design project The uniquely modern evolv1 urban office building in Waterloo, Ontario, is the first-ever project to receive a Zero Carbon Building – Design certification under CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The certification means evolv1 has demonstrated design excellence and provided documentation […]

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      Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design project The uniquely modern evolv1 urban office building in Waterloo, Ontario, is the first-ever project to receive a Zero Carbon Building – Design certification under CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The certification means evolv1 has demonstrated design excellence and provided documentation […]

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  • Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams is a leading integrated resort […]

    ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

    Morpheus, a new flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort in Macau Asia’s most popular entertainment destination, Macau welcomed more than 32 million tourists in 2017, with visitor numbers increasing every year. Located in Cotai, Macau, City of Dreams is a leading integrated resort […]

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  • Oasia Hotel Downtown Offers a Living Prototype for Commercial High-Rise Development The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Singapore-based WOHA Architects, presents a radically different face to the world than its glassy neighbors in that city’s central business district. The structure incorporates 25 species of creeper […]

    WOHA ARCHITECTS – Living green tower in downtown Singapore

    Oasia Hotel Downtown Offers a Living Prototype for Commercial High-Rise Development The Oasia Hotel Downtown, designed by Singapore-based WOHA Architects, presents a radically different face to the world than its glassy neighbors in that city’s central business district. The structure incorporates 25 species of creeper […]

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  •   An architectural backstory at the heart of a glorious Kensington Market renovation This is a story behind the story about the metamorphosis of a century-old property in Toronto’s Kensington Market district. The project? The Kensington, 299/301 Augusta Avenue. The main player? Design/Build company Barbini […]

    Going the extra mile

      An architectural backstory at the heart of a glorious Kensington Market renovation This is a story behind the story about the metamorphosis of a century-old property in Toronto’s Kensington Market district. The project? The Kensington, 299/301 Augusta Avenue. The main player? Design/Build company Barbini […]

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