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WilkinsonEyre wraps Toronto skyscraper in “three-dimensional diamonds”

June 9, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Wilkinsoneyre toronto tower

London architecture studio WilkinsonEyre has completed the CIBC Square skyscraper in Toronto, Canada, which is surrounded in undulating glass facades. Created as the headquarters for bank Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the 250-meters-tall skyscraper stands in Toronto’s central business district. Named CIBC Square, the building has a glass facade that covers the distinct volumes that make

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Ten living rooms that use floor-to-ceiling glazing to bring the outdoors in

April 30, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Floor-to-ceiling windows of Whidbey Island Farm

In our latest lookbook, we spotlight 10 homes with living rooms enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glazing and window walls that create seamless connections to their natural surroundings. The use of large panes of glass on the exterior of a dwelling is a popular trend in residential architecture as it is an effective way to make living

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Bill for bird-friendly glass buildings proposed for Washington DC

April 21, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Glass facade of SHoP's Midtown Center in Washington DC

A bill has been filed in Washington DC calling for new buildings in the city to use bird-friendly glass, in an effort to minimise avian deaths resulting from window collisions. Named The Migratory Local Wildlife Protection Act of 2022, the proposed legislation would require new buildings in the US capital to be designed with products

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Woods + Dangaran creates Desert Palisades house for rocky site in Palm Springs

April 6, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Desert Palisades home

Patinated brass panels and extra-clear glass form the facades of a weekend dwelling designed by Woods + Dangaran for a boulder-strewn site in southern California. The Desert Palisades home – located in a gated community of the same name in Palm Springs – serves as a family weekend retreat for designer Brett Woods, who leads

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Xinxiang Cultural Tourism Centre by Mathieu Forest Architecte resembles a stack of ice cubes

March 10, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Ice Cubes cultural centre in China

A stack of nine frosted glass “ice cubes” atop a pool of water houses this cultural centre in Xinxiang, China, designed by French practice Mathieu Forest Architecte. The Xinxiang Cultural Tourism Centre was designed as a sculptural icon for a new winter sports tourism district in the city, which will in future include an indoor

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Glass facades are “the main culprit” for billions of annual bird deaths

March 9, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0

Legislation is needed to force architects to prevent the mass slaughter of birds that “didn’t evolve to deal with glass”, experts have told Dezeen. “We need broad-scale legislation requiring buildings to be bird-friendly,” said Kaitlyn Parkins, an ecologist who is campaigning to reduce bird deaths in New York City. “Birds do not understand the concept

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Rediscovered Mies van der Rohe design completes in Indiana

February 22, 2022 Ben Dreith 0

A glass building designed in 1952 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has completed at Indiana University in Bloomington, more than 50 years after the German-American architect’s death. Now known as the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, the design was adapted for contemporary use from the rediscovered plans by New York architecture studio

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Imbue Design completes glass-and-steel home in Utah desert landscape

January 24, 2022 James Brillon 0

Salt Lake City architecture studio Imbue Design has built a house outside Zion National Park in Utah with sweeping views of one of the USA’s most renowned landscapes. The Watchman Cabin was completed collaboratively with a nature-loving client who was “captivated” by the area’s natural surroundings after visiting. Located in Springdale, the site is near

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Ten interiors that use glass-block walls to play with light and shadow

January 22, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Apartment with glass blocks in Buckle Street Studios by Grzywinski+Pons for Locke hotels

As glass bricks are experiencing another renaissance, our latest lookbook features ten projects that showcase how glazed masonry can illuminate any interior – even cramped bathrooms and hallways. Originally invented and popularised in the 1930s, as seen in Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre and Villa Stenersen by Norwegian architect Arne Korsmo, glass blocks went in

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils plectrum-shaped AstraZeneca research centre

December 10, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Disc-shaped glass research centre for AstraZeneca

Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron has completed The Discovery Centre, a glass-clad facility for research and development designed for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in Cambridge. The research centre, which is shaped like a triangular guitar plectrum and features a sawtooth-shaped roof, is located in the middle of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and was designed in

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