Perkins Will

Haworth's C.E.O. and president, Franco Bianchi, knew that his company's new headquarters had to be more than just an office complex. Haworth, a design firm specializing in work-space solutions, needed a showroom and laboratory for displaying and testing its products in action. The new design couldn't just be a face-lift of the old building, says Bianchi. Perkins+Will principal Eva Maddox notes that Haworth wanted an environment that would help them change their culture from wasteful to...

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Elevations With Shading Devices

Two concrete volumes form a J-shaped footprint, as the southern elevation reveals (above). Shading devices on the east facade mitigate solar gain (below). A view from the northeast corner (left) reveals how the sculptural form of the east winq contrasts with the rectilinear west winq. The labs (bottom) feature open-floor plans and standard-size lab modules that can be easily reconfiqured. A second-story meetinq room (opposite, top) in the center of the buifdinq provides a view of the recessed...

Remarkable Impression Of Being Larger Inside Than Outside

Andante largo for the nine art galleries on three floors, and allegro presto for the movement along the ramps. He provided only a few windows in the circulation spaces, but each opening offers a carefully framed view of the river or the avenue. Using a version of Adolf Loos's raumplan, he varied the height of gallery floors, then negotiated these differences with the building's distinctive ramps. The clever sequencing of exhibition spaces on two sides of the central atrium give the building the...

Innovative Solutions To Lighting Challenges

Insight Lighting believes in the integrity of product and lighting design. Our mission is to develop innovative new products to assist our customers in meeting their lighting challenges. By creating functional, aesthetic and energy conscious products, we strive to enhance the appearance and performance of a working environment. Insight Lighting offers high performance architectural lighting in classical lamp and LED products for a myriad of lighting venues. An array of instruments including...

Skidmore Owings Merrill

Poly Real Estate Headquarters Lobby

Poly International Center In Guangzhou, China, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) is a Class-A office park on the Pearl River Delta. The firm had already designed a successful building for the Poly Real Estate Group In Beijing, and the client's expectations were fairly high for the new project, according to SOM design partner Brian Lee, FAIA. They wanted a piece of architecture with an Identity, but it also had to be a performer. Lee's team responded to the challenge with a pair of 30-story...

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LED-lit digital wall covering conjures Trafalgar Square at 24 London. Finally, U.K.-based architect Julian Taylor turned to the latest technologies to achieve the chameleonlike vibe specified by the owner of 24 London for his multi-use, 24 7 club. Glowing super-size digital images of London greet guests as they enter, while farther inside, interactive surfaces project ever-changing natural and psychedelic scenes to entertain the eye of the beholder. Beyond mere function, the lighting in these...

Cambridge Massachusetts

Payette drops a new structure inside a group of buildings, creating a bold, interactive space while updating its century-old neighbors. PDSI's mostly transparent structure was inserted into a courtyard of MIT's Main Group (above). The colorful terrazzo floor of the 20-foot-wide atrium between PDSI and existing buildings features designs by Sol LeWitt (opposite). PDSI's mostly transparent structure was inserted into a courtyard of MIT's Main Group (above). The colorful terrazzo floor of the...

Exhibitions

11th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2008. Curated by Aaron Betsky. Through November 23,2008. If you come (naively) expecting to see a lot of architecture at the llth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2008 - as traditionally understood in tangible form - plan to leave disappointed. This year, the Biennale's director and curator Aaron Betsky challenged participants to eschew the built environment and celebrate architecture's other, less...

Julian Taylor Design Associates creates a blank canvas for the many faces of 24 London

According to British architect Julian Taylor, the recession of the early 1990s forced the design industry to a standstill. By mid-decade, though, England was pulling out of the slump, and for architects, nighdife commissions were driving the tugboat, Taylor points out. Themed bars were a huge growth industry, he says. Indeed, when Taylor decided to open Hampshire, U.K.-based Julian Taylor Design Associates in 2000, leisure clients provided the bulk of the work. And as the world again stares...

Circle

P.44 Foster at the beach p.50 Not your typical mall p.54 Siza wins gold Architects hit hard by financial crisis The plunging financial markets in October, followed by unprecedented responses from the federal government, have many Americans bracing for a deep recession. In the architecture profession, however, the downturn has already arrived, according to a key measure of the market for architectural services. As of August, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI), which the American Institute of...

Azon Usa

Conserving energy, while reducing greenhouse gases, is possible when manufacturers of fenestration products use the Azon thermal barrier method for aluminum windows and Warm-Light warm-edge spacer for insulating glass. Modern daylighting systems produced with both Azon structural thermal barrier technologies will yield a fenestration system capable of upholding the highest efficiency and sustainability standards. Contact them to learn about the role of Azon thermal barriers in energy...

Kanagawa Institute Of Technology Workshop

Occasionally a building emerges thai seems to transcend architecture's inherent limitations. Tokyo designer Junya Ishigami's Kanagawa Institule of Technology (KAIT) Workshop is one of those buildings. Articulated with minimal means exterior walls of thin glass and interior clusters of slender white columns Ishigami's ethereal structure is barely a building at all. While the transparent enclosure exposes everything inside, the delicate steel columns define scattered oases of open space, each one...

Cable Railing System

The Cable Connection 800-851-2961 775-885-2734 fax E-mail nfo ultra-tec.com www.ultra-tec.com 2009 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition Deadline January 30, 2009 This competition challenges designers to help cure our energy addiction. The winning design will be awarded 10,000. For more information, visit www.metropolismag.com nextgen. E-mail information two months in advance to elisabeth_broome mcgraw-hill.com. ll l Nil VATI VF PRnnilRTS FRflM INNOVATION .SPHN.SnR.S...

Continuing Education

Use the learning objectives below to focus your study as you read Rg Specifying Silicone Sealants Providing Weather Sealing and Flexibility Between Building Components.To earn one AIA CES Learning Unit, including one hour of health safety welfare credit, answer the questions on page 199, then follow the reporting instructions or go to ce.ArchitecturalRecord.com and follow the reporting Instructions. After reading this article, you should be able to Differentiate between silicone and organic...

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Eventscape's custom light wall solutions Rendering courtesy of 360 Arr.hi'.ecluifc Stockton Event Center CA Custom sloping wall panelized frame & coated fiberglass fabric 145'H x 480'W 21,000 sq. ft Eventscape - fabrication ) 360 Architecture design Infinite flexibility. We will build any structure at any scale, with no restriction on form or material. Our obsession with craftsmanship and detail guarantees that every structure is as beautiful as it is functional. See creative visions become...

Active Chilled Beams In Cooling And Heating Mode

Passive chilled beams cannot be used in heating mode since warm air will not naturally drop from the ceiling into a room. However, active chilled-beam units left , which are integrated into the building's primary ventilation air system, can provide either heating or cooling, depending on the temperature of the water supplied to the coil. the baffles mask the view of the supply-and-return piping. And despite a high first-cost for the beams, the project achieved net savings. The chilled beams...