Curtain wall systems provide excellent access to daylight and views that are desired by the building owners and occupants for health and productivity. However, the increasing stringency of building codes has created a conflict with delivering highly glazed buildings because the glazed areas are less thermally efficient than opaque walls.
For the redesign of Italian energy company Enel’s historic headquarters in Rome, Italy, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) placed corporate welfare, urban regeneration, innovation, and sustainability at the heart of the project.
Snøhetta has completed the new headquarters for the French press group, Le Monde Group, in Paris, France. The headquarters brings together 1600 employees under the same roof in a generously arching building.
Located in Place Ville Marie, the iconic cruciform-shaped Montréal skyscraper, the design concept for international law firm Gowling WLG’s office, implemented by the Imperatori Design and Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes team, embodied Gowling’s vision by completely thinking outside the ‘cross.’
Blackwood Studio in Hinchinbrooke, Qué., is the outcome of a long history that began several years ago with a meeting with Steven Spazuk, a visual artist who paints with fire. Spazuk wanted to free himself from the space constraints of his cramped studio in the attic of his home in Léry, Qué., on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis.
Construction of York University’s Markham Centre Campus formally began with a groundbreaking event at the site for the $275.5-million project in Markham, Ont., and is expected to open in fall 2023. The Ontario government announced its approval for the project in late July and site preparation work began immediately for the new campus.
Tech giant Apple has previewed Apple Marina Bay Sands, the company’s first store to sit directly on the water. Appearing as a sphere floating on the iridescent Marina Bay, the store introduces a new retail experience at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore.
First inaugurated in 1938, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland, has reopened after an extensive modernization and rebuild. While the four-year renovation project was carried out with respect toward the stadium’s original modernist architecture, new functionalities have been added and comfort and safety have been increased to match the demands of the future.
Diamond Schmitt Architects have designed a new and innovative campus for York University that will rise in Markham, Ont., adjacent to Toronto. The Markham Centre Campus (MCC) is the first public university in York Region. It features a vertical campus building that is fully integrated with the area’s diverse, growing network of commerce, athletics, arts, and entrepreneurial communities.