An art lab in New Jersey, a food bank in Seattle, and a green project in Vietnam
This week, we’re sharing projects from Argentina to Ohio, Vietnam, and New York City, with several stops in between. In addition to the projects we cover in detail, we highlight the work that architectural firms share with us every day through Project Gallery, the user-generated portion of the ARCHITECT website. To date, we have over 16,000 projects.
Mercy Health, Deerfield Medical Center, Mason, Ohio
“Block units of five grouped components (doctor’s office, medical assistant’s office and three examination rooms) fit together like Lego pieces to become modules of active collaboration. Because the modules are all the same, everyone benefits from the same experience. It’s modular, consistent, fair and repeatable across the Mercy Health system. “
FADEEAC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Architecture will accompany this attitude of social responsibility, with buildings organized according to their functions, designed according to their requirements. buildings linked to the environment, in contact with the nature of the place. “
Solforest Ecopark, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dewan Architects + Engineers
“Beyond a striking design, the vertical gardens that surround the 42- and 35-story buildings offer a bold and effective solution that improves the sustainability of the project.
Hurricane Maria Memorial, New York
“The Hurricane Maria Memorial features an ascending spiral of glass, intended to echo a hurricane and a shell, a symbol of protection from the elements. The glass in this memorial uses Pulp’s D2G process for the application of the ceramic is then bent, tempered and laminated. “
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, New York
Mecanoo, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Urban Planners
“This dramatic linear atrium separates three floors of flexible, daylit reading areas on one side and five levels of stacked books on the other, a creative and effective solution to balancing the need for a searchable collection and the desire for more public reading space. “
Ballard Food Bank, Seattle
Graham Baba Architects
“The front door, while still visible from the main street, is set back along a side street to provide a more private and welcoming entrance to the building. Directly inside, a waiting room serves as a focal point for the community with other services radiating from a central service desk and seating area. “
Spectrum Center, Irvine, California
Pei Cobb released and partners
“The buildings’ 40-foot column spacing and carefully detailed floor-to-ceiling glass allow for a bright workspace and unobstructed views. Columnless desktop plates are highly adaptable, facilitating collaboration and connectivity.
Center Pompidou x Jersey City, Jersey City, NJ
Office of Metropolitan Architecture
“The Center Pompidou will bring its expertise to create an ambitious program emphasizing education through practical artistic and cultural experiences, with a community component at the heart of Jersey City’s ambitious and inclusive vision for the future, making Center Pompidou × Jersey City a promising multidisciplinary space, an art laboratory for cultural and educational programming. “
William Eckhardt Research Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago
Completed in 2015, the William Eckhardt Research Center at the University of Chicago united the school’s molecular engineering program and physical science research groups under one roof. The national firm HOK designed the project to foster collaboration, including “carefully planned spaces for interaction,” as described in the company’s project description. ARCHITECT recently spoke with HOK Chicago Marketing Director Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, as part of the One year later series, on the changes in the architectural profession in the year following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. You can read more about Dowdell’s observations and hope that “the conversations around the power of design as an agent of societal change will evolve” here.
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