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 Tulip tower by J. Safra Group and Foster + Partners has been given the go-ahead by the City of London, United Kingdom. When completed, this cultural attraction could become the tallest building in London and second tallest in Western Europe.
Located in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood, 77 Wade Avenue aims to be the tallest modern mass timber office and commercial building in the country that is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Glass has the capacity to be part of beautifully designed buildings, to make a statement, and to allow for dramatic views of the outside from within. It can be specified to add a sense of lightness to a structure as well as to convey a modern, impressive, and eye-catching look. At the same time, it must meet the project’s performance requirement because of today’s focus on sustainability and energy efficiency.
An interesting dynamic in commercial building design is the dual need for compartmentation and transparency to help promote occupant well-being. Far too often, these demands conflict in areas with fire- and life-safety criteria.
The newly named Zatzman Sportsplex has opened in Dartmouth, N.S. A $28-million renovation and expansion designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Abbott Brown Architects adds new amenities and services to this major civic recreational facility.