Building with Waste

Products29. May 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto
The ETH Zurich Pavilion at the IDEAS CITY Festival in New York City (28-30 May 2015) is built of boards made from discarded beverage cartons, an example of turning waste into a resource, the "matter from which to construct or configure new cities."

Opening AIA ATL to the Street

Products18. May 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: Jonathan Hillyer, courtesy of 5G Studio Collaborative
Architects flocking to Atlanta last week for the AIA National Convention were treated to a new ground-floor headquarters designed by 5G Studio Collaborative for the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Vanke Pavilion at Expo 2015

Products 4. May 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: Studio Daniel Libeskind
China's presence at the recently opened Expo Milano 2015 is threefold, with a national pavilion, the China Corporate United Pavilion, and the Vanke Pavilion. The last, designed by Daniel Libeskind, is covered in ruby red ceramic tiles developed with Casalgrande Padana.

Dekton's 'Deep Words Light'

Products20. April 2015
By: John Hill
All photographs courtesy of Cosentino
As part of Milano Design Week 2015, the Cosentino Group commissioned Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners to design an installation completely made from the company's Dekton® surfaces.

Illuminating Fulton Center

Products 6. April 2015
By: John Hill
Photo: David Sundberg/Esto
A large oculus designed by James Carpenter Design Associates, Grimshaw, and Arup reflects sunlight into the subterranean spaces of the Fulton Center subway station in Lower Manhattan.

The Coded Facade

Products23. March 2015
By: John Hill, Thomas Geuder
Photo: Kathi Weber-Hoch
The facade of SEHW Architektur's design for the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) in Darmstadt, Germany, appears to form some kind of secret code, appropriate given the site's history.
All photographs: © Burghard Müller-Dannhausen
Hascher Jehle Architektur and artist Burghard Müller-Dannhausen treated the exterior and interior, respectively, of the new Rems-Murr-Klinikum hospital in Winnenden, Germany, with a range of colors to create a strong building identity.

Building with Wood

Products23. February 2015
By: John Hill
Andrew Berman Architect: Stapleton Library (Photo: Naho Kubota)
Late last month WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards. Here we present a few of the winners to highlight the versatile ways architects are building with the product.
The building from Sunset Boulevard (Photo: Riley Snelling Photography)
A. Zahner Co., the go-to engineering and fabrication company based in Kansas City, Missouri, has worked with Thom Mayne and Morphosis on a number of projects, including the L.A. outpost of Boston's Emerson College, completed last year.

Wolf-Gordon in the Mart

Products20. January 2015
By: John Hill
2014 installation (All images courtesy of Wolf-Gordon)
Since 2012, Wolf-Gordon has created an annual site-specific installation for NeoCon as a means of highlighting the company’s products and adding an exclamation point to the “heart” of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.