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19/8/13

The first impression upon seeing Behnisch Architekten's John and Frances Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore is the way the boxy volumes are covered in different types of glass. There is a checkerboard frit that responds to the library and a rainscreen of structural glass and... John Hill


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8/7/13

Brooklyn's Barclays Center—home to the Nets basketball team as well as a venue for music and other events—presents a face to the neighborhood of predominantly one material: rusted steel. But against the urban grit can be found LED screens that extend inside where they are... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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24/6/13

Due to the dual nature of its program, the Daeyang Gallery and House in Seoul, designed by Steven Holl Architects, includes spaces for the display of art that do not want direct sunlight. To achieve this, Okalux's KAPILUX T insulating glass is incorporated into skylights capping the gallery... John Hill, Thomas Geuder


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10/6/13

Since its 2007 completion, the Kolumba Art Museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne has sat atop the ruins of the Gothic St. Kolumba church, destroyed in World War II. In Peter Zumthor's design, materiality is of the utmost importance, so the Swiss architect worked with Danish company Petersen... John Hill


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27/5/13

In March, fashion designer Thom Browne opened a flagship store in Tokyo, his first outside of New York City. It is located in Aoyama, a district known for a density of upscale shopping and high-profile architecture; think Herzog & de Meuron's Prada store, located one block away. Thom... John Hill


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13/5/13

On April 25, the new Messe Basel building opened its doors for Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewelry Show, what is the driving force behind the new three-story addition designed by Herzog & de Meuron. With its top two floors perched above a glass base and straddling a roadway, the... John Hill


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29/4/13

On September 19, 2012, the new Folkwang Library opened on the Essen-Werden campus of the Folkwang University of the Arts. The boxy building, designed in a 2006 competition by Max Dudler, holds a 200,000-strong musicological collection behind a translucent skin that looks like stone but is in fact... John Hill


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15/4/13

Design Hub Barcelona (DHUB) is moving into a new building designed by MBM Arquitectes for a site near Plaça de les Glòries and Jean Nouvel's iconic Torre Agbar. Within the 9-story building capped by a distinctive parallelpiped form is a 320-seat auditorium fitted with Figueras... John Hill


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1/4/13

Grüntuch Ernst Architects designed the competition-winning Urban Village Marthashof project in Berlin with an envelope of sliding shutters that allows resident to adjust for shade and privacy. This results in ever-changing facades made more unique through a custom wisteria pattern on the... John Hill


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18/3/13

Today's predilection for glass walls and roofs often results in glare and heat gain, two issues addressed typically through shades, louvers, and other means of blocking or cutting down on direct sunlight. SageGlass, an "electronically tintable dynamic glass," is an alternative that... John Hill


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4/3/13

Working with the idea of movement that is strongly linked to train travel, John McAslan's design for the venerable King's Cross Station in... Thomas Geuder


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18/2/13

Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers made a lasting statement in historical Paris with their bold design for the Centre Georges Pompidou. Piano resurrected its brightly painted exterior services for the Resnick Pavilion, the second phase of the expansion of LACMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.... John Hill


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4/2/13

Concrete is traditionally considered to be heavy and monolithic, but the addition of glass fibers changes concrete to something lightweight and even porous. The sculptural potential of this increasingly common method can be seen in the application of Rieder's Sculptural fibreC panels... John Hill


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21/1/13

Ziba's Portland, Oregon, office may be blessed with a 200-seat auditorium, but it one that is too compact for traditional folding chairs. So like any decent design and innovation consultancy, Ziba designed their own seats, the slender and aptly named JumpSeat, now manufactured by Sedia... John Hill


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7/1/13

The Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel, located near the city's trade fair venue, opened its 357 rooms for business last fall. Twin 24-story slabs straddle a glass atrium in the design by Jean Nouvel and Ribas & Ribas Architects. Most striking is the palm motif that is patterned across the... John Hill


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17/12/12

Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects' design for the My Boon "lifestyle boutique" in Seoul features a rich palette of materials that includes extruded cement panels, an industrial material typically used for exterior cladding, louvers, and partitions. Set on their side, they are... John Hill


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3/12/12

One of the ways that architecture can help create more sustainable cities is by designing buildings that use less energy. Controlling how much direct sunlight enters a building can reduce the energy required for air conditioning and electrical lighting. Hunter Douglas Contract: Solar Control is... John Hill


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19/11/12

The distinctive folds that cover the exterior of Zaha Hadid Architects' recently completed Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan, were a challenge to construct, but A. Zahner Company pulled it off with their usual attention to detail. John Hill


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5/11/12

Although it doesn't open until December 1, the Thom Mayne-designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is already being given awards. One in particular praises the expressive nature of the precast concrete wall panels that covers the museum's cubic volume. John Hill


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22/10/12

Few commissions enable the architect to design custom door handles, yet even fewer architects are tapped to design the same for mass production, such as Frank Gehry and Fusital's Serie Fog, installed at the architect's 8 Spruce Street. John Hill


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8/10/12

The Big Ass Fan Company's pint-size Haiku Ceiling Fan is a quiet, efficient, and sexy design for residential applications. John Hill


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24/9/12

Solar is a new indoor and outdoor lamp designed by Jean Marie Massaud for Italian lighting company Foscarini. John Hill


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10/9/12

For its design of the donor wall at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Poulin + Morris used Bendheim's Optichroic glass to startling effect. John Hill


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28/8/12

Magma architecture designed three striking temporary buildings for shooting events at the 2012 Olympics in London. A key to their success is the exterior membrane from Serge Ferrari. John Hill


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16/7/12

The ARCHIZINC Trophy, administered every two years by VM Zinc, rewards quality architecture, but it also "highlights zinc through appropriate new applications." John Hill


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2/7/12

Designed by Grimshaw and Dattner Architects, Via Verde (Green Way) in the Bronx is a distinctive affordable housing project in the Bronx. John Hill


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18/6/12

ECDM designed the Pierre Budin Daycare in the 18th arrondissement of Paris with an undulating façade of Ductal prefabricated titanium panels. John Hill


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4/6/12

Two ovoid forms atop a square base define the new Hospital Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain. Wrapping the curved surfaces is a diagonal grid of Cricursa's Cridecor® glass panels that further give the objects their distinctive appearance. John Hill


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21/5/12

Schollglas provided glass for the aptly named "Crystal", the headquarters for Nykredit Bank in Copenhagen, Denmark designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. The double-walled façade of insulated and patterned-laminated glass gives the building its distinctive, layered... John Hill


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7/5/12

For the second year, Portuguese architects Bruno André and Francisco Salgado Ré (together known as AND-RÉ) have won the Iberian Urban Equipment Prize. Last year AND-RÉ won for the lighting design “Verso,” and this year's award in the “urban... John Hill


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23/4/12

As part of Topotek1's competition-winning project of a small corner lot in Berlin-Köpenick, MDT-tex designed a large rectractable umbrella in red, matching the surface below. John Hill


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