Designed by Japanese studio Nendo, the Yokohama Ekimae building, an 11-storey office tower located in the Kojimachi neighbourhood in central Tokyo, Japan, creates a more physical experience to the outdoors with its Kojimachi Terrace or ‘Sky Forest.’
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced the 2019 recipients of the Young Architect, Architectural Firm, and Emerging Architectural Practice awards which recognize excellence in architecture, service to clients, and contributions to the profession, education, and community.
The Building NX retrofit at Humber College, Toronto, has been awarded the Zero Carbon Building—Design certification by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). It is the first retrofit in the country to achieve this certification.
The Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with engineering firm Aecom, incorporates cultural references to the city in an abstract manner and combines them with practical responses to the climate, context, and the functional requirements of a football stadium.
Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral is structurally unstable and urgently needs reinforcing according to an independent report by Paolo Vannucci, a mechanical engineer at the University of Versailles, in France. The report outlines the initial assessment of damage caused by the massive fire that destroyed the landmark’s spire and collapsed its roof.
Some of the United Kingdom’s most influential architects have joined efforts to declare a climate and biodiversity emergency. Leading architects, including Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour, have united as the group called Architects Declare.
Vancouver-based design practice Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) has promoted Alan Davies and Alex Percy to principal, with Mark Simpson and Matt Wood as associate principal. Michael Fugeta and Matthew Fellows have been named new associate members of the leadership team.