Product> Marvelous Metal Cladding

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
.
Spec Sheet  
LEAD-rheinzink.us

(Courtesy Rheinzink; Tom Bonner Photography)

Metal cladding has come a long way from black or silver rectangular panels. Advances in fabrication and engineering now allow for contoured and colored facades that are as durable and installation-friendly as they are eye-catching.

Read More

Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus the first American to claim the $100,000 Marcus Prize

Architecture, Awards, National
Friday, September 25, 2015
.
Five Manhattan West, 450 W 33rd Street, New York. (Courtesy REX-ny)

Five Manhattan West, 450 W 33rd Street, New York. (Courtesy REX-ny)

Joshua Prince-Ramus, principal at the New York firm REX Architecture, has won the prestigious biennial Marcus Prize, claiming $100,000 in the process. He is the first American to receive the distinction.

Continue reading after the jump.

Students given more flexibility with architectural programming by NCARB

(Courtesy Juhan Sonin / Flickr)

(Courtesy Juhan Sonin / Flickr)

In what is good news for architecture students across the country, the names of the first 13 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path Initiative has been announced. The scheme aims to give students more flexibility in terms of their architecture courses.

Continue reading after the jump.

21 Winners Chosen for Federal Transit-Oriented Development Planning Grants

City Terrain, National, News, Transportation
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
.
(Courtesy DoT)

(Courtesy DOT)

Twenty one planning projects have been awarded over $19 million between them by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in a bid to boost transportation infrastructure funding.

Read More

Product> Artistic Metals for Facades

National, Product
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
.
KME--Tecu-Brass

(Courtesy KME)

Metals in an expanding variety of finishes and formats give architects a near-limitless palette for aesthetic expression—without compromising building performance. Here’s a quick sampling of six great claddings.

Read More

Not a car in the world: Nashville neighborhood abstains from use of cars for a whole week

National, Transportation, Urbanism
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
.
(Courtesy Daniel Weir / Flickr)

(Courtesy Daniel Weir / Flickr)

While major cities in Europe and across the world are experimenting with the car-free lifestyle, the American South is not likely on anyone’s radar as the next to embrace the trend. A neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee, however, has promised to not use cars for an entire week, leaving them at home as part of the “Don’t Car Campaign.”

Read More

Video> Douglas Durst on affordable housing, sustainability and developing New York City

Development, National, Q+A, Skyscrapers
Monday, September 21, 2015
.
The SOM spire at left and the Durst/Port replacement at right. (Courtesy SOM/Durst)

The SOM spire at left and the Durst/Port Authority replacement at right. (Courtesy SOM/The Durst Organization)

This Fall, I served as special media correspondent for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat‘s awards ceremony in Chicago. Among the many architects, engineers and other tall building types I interviewed was Douglas Durst, head of The Durst Organization, a family-run real estate empire established in New York City 100 years ago. He was there to accept the Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award. Read More

Two Words: 3D Chocolate

National, Technology
Thursday, September 17, 2015
.
3d-hershey-kiss

(Courtesy The Hershey Company)

Chocolate purveyor Hershey has jumped onto the 3D printing bandwagon. While not as aesthetically ambitious as Nendo’s venture into custom sweets, there’s something to be said for remaining true to the iconic, albeit simple, kiss-shaped treat. Initial ventures took from a few minutes to more than an hour to print; if you’re really hankering for a chocolate fix, you might be better off grabbing a bag of the pre-fab variety.

Watch the video after the jump.

Report: Red tape and deferred maintenance balloon U.S. infrastructure costs to $3.7 trillion

City Terrain, National, News, Transportation
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
.
The overhead steel truss on a pair of I-5 bridges spanning the Skookumchuck River in Washington State is one piece of infrastructure getting overdue repairs. Hits from overheight loads will be fixed and the overhead clearance will be straightened out to and even height across all lanes. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

The overhead steel truss on a pair of I-5 bridges spanning the Skookumchuck River in Washington State is one piece of infrastructure getting overdue repairs. Hits from overheight loads will be fixed and the overhead clearance will be straightened out to and even height across all lanes. (Washington State Department of Transportation via Flickr)

A new report attempts to quantify the cost of our national reluctance to fix aging bridges, railroads and power lines. Delays in approving infrastructure projects cost the United States some $3.7 trillion, according to the nonpartisan think tank Common Good—more than twice what it would take to fix the infrastructure in the first place, according to a report titled Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals.

Continue reading after the jump.

Product> Special Effects: Exterior Metals

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
.
Spec Sheet  
LEAD-MOZ_Gradients.-copy

(Courtesy Moz Designs)

Perforated, solid sheet, formed, mesh: The versatility of metal as a sculptural facade material is unequalled. A wide range of finish options—polished, matte, or textured; color-coated, natural, or even gilded—enhances the aesthetic possibilities.

More after the jump.

Product> Forging Ahead: Innovative Exterior Metal Panels Systems

National, Product, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
.
Spec Sheet  
LEAD-METALWERKS-Smithsonian-ASW-copy

(Courtesy Metalwërks)

High performance metal panel systems in an ever-growing repertoire of finishes and formats offer architects a durable and expressive medium for expression. Rain screens, IMPs, and dimensional tiles stretch the aesthetic vocabulary for exterior cladding.

Continue after the jump.

Two of the biggest names in engineering, Weidlinger and Thornton Tomasetti, have joined forces

The merger of Weidlinger Associates and Thornton Tomasetti has been completed. Pictured are (from left) Tom Scarangello, chairman & CEO, and Ray Daddazio and Bob DeScenza, co-presidents. Photo by Bess Adler.

The merger of Weidlinger Associates and Thornton Tomasetti has been completed. Pictured are (from left) Tom Scarangello, chairman & CEO, and Ray Daddazio and Bob DeScenza, co-presidents. (Bess Adler)

Two of the world’s most respected engineering firms, Thornton Tomasetti and Weidlinger Associates, have merged.

More after the jump.

Page 4 of 51« First...23456...102030...Last »

Advertise on The Architect's Newspaper.

Submit your competitions for online listing.

Submit your events to AN's online calendar.




Archives

Categories

Copyright © 2015 | The Architect's Newspaper, LLC | AN Blog Admin Log in. The Architect's Newspaper LLC, 21 Murray Street 5th Floor | New York, New York 10007 | tel. 212.966.0630
Creative Commons License