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23 Feb Time Warner Building

To match the scale of the enclosed volumes within and restore a sense of the urban street grid, JCDA conceived the largest cable-net wall ever built: its width matching the width of 59th Street. JCDA, working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, developed a complete scheme…

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23 Feb Moire Tower

The conventional views of the surrounding landscape are layered with their own reflections as well as the optical pixelating effect created by the grid patterns on the glass of the Moiré Stair Tower. The new Deutsche Post headquarters was designed by Murphy Jahn Architects as…

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23 Feb Light Tunnel

This simple architectural and narrative device simultaneously defines and unites the old Reichsbank Building that has been renovated as the German Foreign Ministry and its new extension. The spaces are linked by the Light Tunnel that is a liminal space between past and present, old…

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23 Feb Twisted Tower

A ‘deep wall’ concept within the perimeter zone of a glazed, twisted tower façade was developed for a high-rise residential tower in Dublin to give literal and implied depth and transparency. Working with BCDH Architects, this tower was submitted for an international competition to design…

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23 Feb Rachofsky Screen

The Rachofsky Screen is a subtle divider that is a passive transmitter of reflected and transmitted images. The Rachofsky Residence, designed by Richard Meier & Partners (1994-96) includes a gallery space for the display of the client’s extensive collection of modern art objects and an…

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23 Feb Solar Light Pipe

The Solar Light Pipe makes the rhythm of the day and seasons perceptible by reflecting the changing light conditions within the building itself. The Solar Light Pipe is a Carpenter / Norris project, which introduces daylight deep into the building through its tall and narrow…

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23 Feb The Royal Opera House Bridge

This competition entry for a glass bridge creates an illusion of lightness and delight through a dialogue between materials, geometry and structure interacting with the phenomena of light. This bridge connects both buildings for the students to use back and forth on their way to…

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23 Feb Solar Facade

This competition entry with Foster + Partners incorporates photovoltaic cells as shading and power generation devices and a water cooling system on stainless steel screens. The architects proposed three linked residential towers for high specification apartments that each have large external spaces. C | L…

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23 Feb Thuringia Passage

This design of an underground passage was part of a competition for a new office building complex. The Thuringia Passage links the three buildings and creates the illusion of shorter walkways across the connector. By introducing a continuous rooflight, the underground space is visually linked…

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23 Feb Light Tube

Incorporating a heliostat to track the path of the sun, the Light Tube distributes and diffuses sunlight within this five storey office building in central London. The light-tube proposal builds on the earlier heliostatic light-tube project by Carpenter/Norris Consulting that was completed in 2001 in…

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23 Feb Tension Net Stair

The Tension Net Stair is the sculptural centerpiece and only stair in a two-floor penthouse apartment of a mixed-use tower in downtown Chicago. The thin concrete floor slabs could not support the load of additional construction so the staircase is suspended from steel beams below the…

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