Sources

Metal glass curtain wall Vistawall Chilled beams Trox Resilient flooring Nora Systems (rubber) Atlas Carpet Mills (carpet) Ceilings and suspension Decoustics Limited (acoustical) Chicago Metallic Company (metal baffle) Armstrong Doors Columbus Door Company (wood) Total Door (fire-control) Sliding privacy panels Lumicor ONLINE Rate this project and access additional sources at architecturalrecord.com bts . When the architects at Boston-based Payette suggested that the best and most efficient way...

Nbbj

A 2-acre, mixed-use, LEED-certified development near downtown Seattle, the NBBJ-designed Alley24 covers a full city block and includes 180,000 square feet of office space, 28,000 square feet of retail space, and 172 residential apartments. From the outset, owner Vulcan Real Estate and NBBJ worked to create a green project that would attract a creative class of architects, graphic designers, and the like. The development is the first of many planned in South Lake Union, an area that design...

Questions

All of the following are benefits of passive chilled beams over traditional VAV systems except which a. more cooling can be provided for less energy b. chilled-beam units are more readily available in the U.S. c. chillled beams produce fewer drafts d. cooling is quieter because there are no moving parts 2. Passive chilled beams differ from conventional radiant cooling systems in which way a. they cool the air without the use of fans b. they use cool water in pipes to accomplish cooling c. they...

Circle

New York Institute of Technology OPEN House Solai Decathlon 2007 New Yoik Instltue of Technology photography New York Institute of Technology, Andiea Brlzz A sciences building designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca for the California Polytechnic State University (above left) will have naturally ventilated offices and laboratories heated and cooled with active chilled beams. For the conversion of a hotel into the Empress State office building (right and above), in London, Wilkinson Eyre Architects...

Uj

Adjaye's Pavilion utilizes the American hardwood known as tulipwood. Local oak was harvested for the Drobish's traditional Pennsylvania barn. Local oak was harvested for the Drobish's traditional Pennsylvania barn. The hardwoods also were used in tables made with white oak, bookcases and interior doors made with cherry, two counter tops made with thick slabs of cherry, which actually retain the curves of the trees, as well as Windsor chairs made from red maple and cherry, and exterior doors...

Continuing Education

O' , Use the learning objectives below to focus your study as you read _ MC* The American Hardwood Advantage Carbon-neutral Materials for ' jIM Today's Zero Tolerance Coals. To earn one AIA CES Learning Unit, including one hour of health safety welfare sustainable design (HSW SD) credit, answer the questions on page 205, 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 Discuss the...

Winner

Irig, creating open, flexible office space with 38,000-square-foot floor plates. An innovative raised underfloor air system is used in combination with motorized sunscreens and operable windows. The result is a building predominantly heated, cooled, and lit by the sun and wind. Tenants can even switch off the air-conditioning in their areas. Compared with a traditional HVAC system, energy consumption is cut almost in half, while air quality is improved. Tenants of the office space have reported...

Simpson Strong Tie

Introducing the value-added moment-frame solution Engineered moment-frame solutions save time for the designer, but the Strong Frame moment frame has also been designed to reduce the time and cost associated with installation 100 field-bolted connections faster assembly and installation, no welding or special inspection needed Wood nailers are pre-installed on the frame No more field-drilling and bolting of nailers Frames fit in a standard 2x6 wall No thicker walls or furring required Field...

Info

SANAA projects during his five-year tenure at Sasaki Structural Consultants. It consists of three main steel components a conventional two-way roof frame, 42 compression columns for vertical loads, and 263 post-tensioned columns that carry horizontal loads like mini sheer wails. Though both types of columns are anchored with simple concrete footings, the compression and tension members connect to the roof frame with welded and pin joints, respectively. Because many of the supports do not align...

Multiservice Chilled Beam

California-based Rumsey Engineers, ZGF's mechanical consultant. Four pipes run to each lab chilled-water supply and return and hot-water supply and return. At each lab's entrance, a set of valves switch between hot and cold water. Only two pipes enter the room, with water temperature determined by that room's thermostat. Because each lab is its own zone, one can be heated while another lab in the same building is simultaneously cooled. In office buildings, it's often not cost-efficient to have...

Carbon Neutrality And Design

The building sector accounts for nearly half of all annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Over the next 25 years, carbon dioxide emissions in the building sector are projected to grow faster than any other sector, with emissions from commercial buildings estimated to have the fastest growth rate 1.8 percent a year through 2030. In view of the situation, the move is on to design carbon neutral buildings that use substantially less energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and...

Diamond Schmitt Architects

A theater is a strange animal of a building, says Jennifer Mallard of Diamond + Schmitt Architects. While theaters always pose technical hurdles, in the case of the newly completed Sidney Harman Hall in Washington, D.C., there were unusual constraints and challenges, says Mallard, who was the project architect. To start, the theater is sited in a mixed-use building - the three stories owned by the Shakespeare Theatre Company lie immediately below the offices of a bricklayer's union. They have...

Simpson

32008 Simpson Stwo-Tw Company Itk SFATIP08 -square-foot facility is in Bern, Switzerland. Inside, sharp angles have a dramatic effect. Shopping malls not beneath Libeskind's dignity After a decade of creating jutting projections for museums, Daniel Libeskind has attempted to redefine the look of another institution the shopping mall. Called the Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre, the low-slung, 1.5-million-square-foot facility in Bern, Switzerland, is the first project of its type for the New...

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...

Architectural Elevations Of Computer

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...

Contents

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...

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

Kanagawa Intitute Technology

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...

Create an instant i

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...