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Kohn Pedersen Fox adding glass elevator to supertall skyscraper in New York

June 17, 2021 India Block 0
Kohn Pedersen Fox adds glass elevator to supertall One Vanderbilt in New York

Glass elevators and an observation deck are under construction at the top of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s supertall skyscraper One Vanderbilt in New York. Called Summit One Vanderbilt, the observatory and elevator ride is being built near the top of the 1,401-foot-tall (427 metres) building next to Grand Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. Kohn Pedersen Fox

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Ten interiors by architects that use internal glazing to create a sense of space and light

May 8, 2021 Michelle Ogundehin 0
Glazed wall inside Toronto house

For our latest lookbook, interiors expert Michelle Ogundehin has selected ten examples of interiors with glazed internal windows, doors and partitions that create clever zoning and add privacy while still letting the light through. “In the ongoing search for work-from-home space, walls are making a return as open-plan layouts are found wanting,” writes architect, author

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Metalform designs bespoke steel and glass partition walls

May 3, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Metalform in a house setting

Dezeen promotion: Metalform creates custom partition walls from steel and glass to section off homes and interiors without obstructing the flow of light. Metalform, which has offices in the UK, Sweden and Norway, specialises in designing screens made of slim steel metal frames or wrought iron fitted with krypton-filled, double- or triple-glazed glass. The products

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Triangular glass panels wrap Knight Center at the University of Oregon

April 22, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Knight Center

A double-skin glass facade envelops the Knight Center, an Oregon research facility designed by American firms Ennead Architects and Bora Architecture & Interiors. The building – officially called the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact – is located on the University of Oregon’s campus in Eugene. The project was made possible by a $500

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Weiss/Manfredi wraps Yale University study centre in curved glass walls

March 2, 2021 India Block 0
Glass pavilion at Yale

The Yale University Center for Innovative Thinking by architecture studio Weiss/Manfredi is an elliptical glass pavilion for student engineers on the New Haven campus. New York City-based Weiss/Manfredi designed the two-storey pavilion to stand out from the brutalist and gothic-style buildings of the historic Yale University. The pavilion was built on top of an existing laboratory in

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Snøhetta covers arched Le Monde Group Headquarters with shimmering glass tiles

December 18, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Le Monde Headquarters in Paris by Snøhetta

A pixelated skin made from thousands of glass tiles wraps around the sweeping headquarters for French daily newspaper Le Monde designed by Snøhetta in Paris. Set within the capital’s 13th arrondissement, the office provides newsrooms for each of the French media company Le Monde Group’s publications, under the same roof, for the first time. Its semi-transparent shell

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World’s longest glass-bottomed bridge opens in China

September 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
World's longest glass-bottomed bridge in Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area in southern China

Chinese studio Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University has completed a 526-metre-long glass-bottomed bridge in the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area of southern China. Spanning the Lianjiang River in Guangdong Province, the structure has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest glass-bottomed bridge in the world. Built as a tourist attraction, the 526.14-metre-long suspension

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OMA designs glass volume to top Tiffany & Co’s New York flagship store

August 25, 2020 Kristine Klein 0

OMA New York has unveiled its design for a glass addition to top the historic Tiffany & Co store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The project involves the preservation of the jewellery brand’s 80-year old flagship location, a renovation of its ground floor and the construction of a rectangular glass volume that will span

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Dal Pian inserts bright orange staircase in São Paulo office building

August 21, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
Natura Headquarters by Dal Pian Arquitetos

A bright orange staircase and patches of vegetation are visible from the outside of this São Paulo office building, which Brazilian studio Dal Pian designed for a beauty company. Natura, a cosmetic and personal care company, hosted a competition inviting firms to design its new administrative headquarters building in São Paulo. It selected Dal Pian’s

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The Pavilion by Feldman Architecture has glass walls designed to “disappear” into California hillside

June 6, 2020 Kristine Klein 0
The Pavilion by Feldman Architecture

American firm Feldman Architecture has inserted a glass pavilion between two white stucco volumes to form this residence in San Jose, California. The Pavilion is situated on a portion of flat land that was cut into a hillside during a fire on the lot several years ago. Feldman Architecture constructed the house hoping to use

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