San Antonio mass timber building dramatically reduces emissions and energy use

San Antonio mass timber building dramatically reduces emissions and energy use

Architecture firm Lake Flato has designed a building in Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, to reduce its environmental impact and increase its energy efficiency through passive and active system strategies, such as the use of mass timber as the primary structural material, and the building’s orientation to natural light.
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New York neighborhood gets a colorful LEGO-inspired hotel

Netherlands-based architecture and urban design firm MVRDV has designed the Radio Hotel and Tower in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood as a structure composed of colorful blocks, resembling a LEGO formation, stacked into a “vertical village” to fuse into the immediate architectural context.
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American Airlines club design pays ode to D.C.’s park pavilions

Chicago-based architectural firm DMAC Architecture & Interiors modeled the American Airlines (AA) Admirals Club lounges at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on the concept of “pavilions in the park,” creating spaces for relaxing and recharging.
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Sustainably built environments: specifying low-carbon concrete