Disney Headquarters In Hudson Square Features Warm Contemporary Facade

Disney, New York City, 4 Hudson Square, Skidmore Owings Merrill, SOM
Disney’s Manhattan headquarters encompasses a city block. Sitting in the Printing District, the building is surrounded by vintage loft buildings. In addition, the neighborhood is full of adaptive reuse. Each building is reused for studio, office, and exhibition spaces. As a result, the over 1 million gross square-foot building is well suited for the modern media giant.

Dynamic Architecture: Adaptable, Responsive, Energy Efficient Designs

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
Dynamic architectural buildings are adaptable, responding to their given environments to produce maximum efficiency. These contemporary facades serve more than their functional purpose, they are reactive, highly sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing. The movement of dynamic facades coincides with energy efficiency, allowing architects to create consciously modern designs.

Architects Design Uber Headquarters In California With Movable Glass Panel Façade

Uber Headquarters, San Francisco, SHoP Architects, Akzo Nobel, Interpon, Lumiflon, Jason O Rear Photography_1
The glass windows of the Uber headquarters in San Francisco are movable, allowing air in and out of the massive façade. In addition, the accordion-style façade regulates the building’s temperature, maintaining an influx of fresh air through the interior. Designed by SHoP Architects, the headquarters features two buildings connected with sky bridges that make up the 423,000 square-foot design.

Modern Office Complex In Culver City Features Operable Perforated Façade

Brick and the Machine, Culver City, Abramson Architects, Pure Freeform, LUMIFLON USA, Sean Costello Photography
The Brick and the Machine is a two-building complex in downtown Culver City. The distinction between the buildings, the Brick, and the Machine, was a purposeful design by Abramson Architects. The Brick, named for its traditional brick facade, complements historic architecture. In contrast, the Machine is an “operable, experiential façade” that features colorful shifting screens.

Columbus Metropolitan Library Branch Renovation Features Multi-Material Sustainable Facade

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Karl Road Branch, Moody Nolan, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Photography Cory Klein
The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Karl Road Branch location is a two-level 40,000 square-foot public-use center. The library’s massive renovation is part of a two-phase project to renovate or rebuild all CML locations. Part of Phase II, the Karl Road Branch location was built in 1988 and remained one of the most heavily used library locations.