Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University for Women

Saudi Arabia just released the very first photographs of the world’s largest women-only university. Designed by Perkins+Will with Dar Al-Handasah, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU) is an elegant 2,000-acre campus equipped with state-of-the-art educational facilities for a population of 60,000 students. Located in Riyadh, the massive campus merges traditional Arabic architecture with contemporary, sustainable […] Read more

Eco-friendly research lab devoted to sick kids

The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is the latest and greatest in research laboratories. The 21-story tower brings together hundreds of research and medical professionals under one roof, and it features an innovative, energy-efficient design and a flexible layout to encourage cooperation and communication. Toronto-based […] Read more

Green building: an awarded green-roofed facility

The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility in Petaluma, California, USA, boasts a lush green roof that is irrigated with reclaimed waste water. Symbios designed the green roof to demonstrate this green technology’s viability, which was further confirmed when the building received the 2013 Green Roof Awards of Excellence. The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility living roof irrigated […] Read more

America’s best architecture schools 2014 – but not enough students

In association with DesignIntelligence, Architecture Record presents this year’s rankings compiled by Greenway Group, along with related findings of interest. For the 2014 top-schools rankings, Greenway gathered data from 693 professional practices and corporations, an almost 250 percent increase from the number of firms (282) responding to the 2013 survey. To supplement its information, Greenway […] Read more

Pleasant waiting to be transported by train (in a container)

This railway station in the Netherlands by Dutch studio NL Architects comprises a cross formation of shipping containers that frame a transparent waiting room and cafe. NL Architects designed the Barneveld Noord station for Dutch national railway service ProRail, which is upgrading 20 stations across the country as part of a campaign called Prettig Wachten, or Pleasant Waiting. “One of the keys […] Read more

Asian dynamic geometries optimise sustainability

Kris Yao/Artech Architects employ dynamic geometries in the architecture of the ‘China Steel Corporation Headquarters’ in southern Taiwan. The office building is a structure of four multi-faceted square tubes that are linked by a shared inner core. These four identical volumes are turned 12.5 degrees in increments of eight stories–also marking the connecting points of […] Read more

Perkins+Will’s LEED Platinum University of Florida CRTB

The University of Florida Gainesville’s Clinical and Translational Research Building (or CTRB for short) is a modern medical facility designed to bridge the gap between research and patient treatment. Designed by Perkins+Will, the CTRB offers a highly collaborative environment that will encourage interdisciplinary research and education on a number of important health topics like aging […] Read more

LEED Gold Greater Texas Foundation promotes sustainability and education

The Greater Texas Foundation supports education programs from its LEED Gold certified Bryan, Texas headquarters, which sets an example for future development in the area. Designed by Austin-based Furman + Keil Architects, the Greater Texas Foundation’s HQ is made of reclaimed wood salvaged from a nearby barn, and it goes to great lengths to restore […] Read more

Danish national maritime museum – if you can find it

BIG in collaboration with Kossmann Dejong, Rambøll, Freddy Madsen and KiBiSi have completed the Danish National Maritime Museum in Helsingør. Combining the existing historic elements with an innovative concept of galleries and way-finding, the scheme reflects Denmark’s historical and contemporary role as one of the world’s leading maritime nations. Located just 50 km north of Copenhagen […] Read more

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