As the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) continue to grow—with registration opening for LEED v4.1 as recently as January 2019 in Canada—glazing contractors (GCs) must stay on top of this evolving sustainability guideline to serve as a knowledgeable resource for their clients.
The new 707 Fifth AAA office tower in downtown Calgary features a distinctive, curved glass appearance and creates a high energy-efficiency workspace with a triple-glazed, curved glass curtain wall system.
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.’
Design proposals are still pouring in for the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris from the architectural community as they reimagine the landmark’s new look. It has been more than a month now since a devastating fire destroyed the spire and collapsed the roof of the gothic church.
On April 15, the world watched as the Notre-Dame in Paris, constructed eight centuries ago, nearly saw its end in the historic fire that devoured its roofs. Now, Belgian ecological architecture firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures (VCA) proposes a design for the cathedral that brings history, science, art, and spirituality together.
The day after a massive fire destroyed the oak-beamed structure of the Notre Dame and collapsed its spire, French President Emmanuel Macron promised the nation the historic cathedral would be rebuilt—and be “more beautiful than before”—within five years, a timetable many experts consider impossible.