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    Detail: Daylit Gallery

    The glass ceiling and roof feature of the MUMA-designed Daylit Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

     
  • The benefit of vertical-axis wind turbines, such as those in Chicago's Greenway Self Park (above), is that they make use of breezes coming from any direction, and at a variety of speeds. By chamfering the parking garage corner where the 12 turbines are, HOK increased the turbines' exposure to Second City winds.

    Integrated Wind Turbine

    Chicago's Greenway Self Park, designed by HOK, includes a dozen vertical-axis wind turbines to help power the structure.

     
  • Part of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza, the green wall lines a covered walkway leading from the conservatory and housing eco-friendly public restrooms.

    Longwood Gardens' Living Wall

    As designed by Kim Wilkie, Longwood Gardens' new green wall is the largest in North America. How was it installed?

     
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    Lego Façade

    London's Cowley St. Laurence Church of England Primary School and Children's Centre puts every child's favorite building material to good use.

     
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    Superinsulated House

    Dan Rockhill's Studio 804 designed and built a passive house that combines superior insulation and an airtight envelope.

     
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    Repeating Structural Node

    Gosdorf, Austria's Mur Nature Observation Tower shows off the digital fabrication chops of the young architecture firm Terrain:loenhart&mayr.

     
  • Structural Pillar

    The lone column standing in the plaza of Mario Botta's Bechtler Museum of Art is structurally necessary, but its girth is an illusion.

     
  • The matrix of frames created by the windows scatters reflections on the outside.

    A 'Vision Machine' for New York City

    Behind its veneer of chance, the unitized façade of Jean Nouvel's 100 11th Avenue is about ordered complexity.

     
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    A Moebius-Like Skin for a Design Museum

    The simple boxes that are the Design Museum Holon's gallery space are enveloped in a 300-ton sculpture that is itself a kind of building.

     
  • The Yas Hotels grid shell comes alive at night thanks to 5800 programmable LED luminaires one at each vertex of the latticework. The structure has an equal number of glass panels each unique in size shape and angle of tilt. Frits in the panels reflect the LED light outward without affecting hotel occupants visibility.

    A Building Skin Worthy of a Formula 1 Racetrack

    As designed by Asymptote Architecture, the Yas Hotel's undulating, hovering carapace of glass panels and LED fixtures creates an instant landmark.

     
 
 
 

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