The Heatherwick studio-designed ‘little island’ opens to the public as a new icon in New York. The free public park extends outward into the hudson river from 13th street, introducing a sculptural and monumental green space. while the $260 million project had a tumultuous and controversial start, it now marks one of the first parks to open in the city since the COVID-19 pandemic
The largest single-dome greenhouse on the planet was unveiled for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Presenting tropical fauna and flora, the team is also sharing the architectural and engineering specificities of the Tropicalia greenhouse with its unique sustainable air treatment engineering.
An ephemeral museum located in the Square contiguous to the Reina Sofia National Museum, totally prefabricated in plastic for two weeks, assembled on-site in just 2 days and 100% recycled 10 days after its inauguration.Conceived as the key elements of the campaign to explain the importance of the correct use of plastic, it had to be entirely built out of recyclable plastic.
Few architectural elements are as fundamental as green roofs. From the most basic cave-like forms and sod roofs of ancient structures to modern rooftop parks spanning thousands of feet, green roofs have shaped architecture throughout history. In the most basic sense, green roofs are a layered combination of vegetation and membrane over a building that can help insulate and provide water management.
The Venice Biennale has announced 17 Collateral Events and Meetings on Architecture at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale which opens to the public on 22nd May 2021. The Venice Architecture Biennale will be on view until Sunday, November 21st, 2021 in the Arsenale and the Giardini venues.
Get to know about the design flaw that almost wiped out one of New York City’s tallest buildings. When the 59-story Citicorp Center was built in 1977 in Midtown Manhattan, the majestic glass tower with its sharply sloped roof was one of the tallest buildings in the world. It was also, it turned out, in grave danger of toppling over from a massive gust of wind.