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.

Architects Design Award-Winning Entertainment Venue With Dynamic Diamond Shape

Cox Howlett, Bailey Woodland, Cox Architecture, Roberts Gardiner, Albany Entertainment Center, Australia, Photography Alison Paine
Cox Architecture describes the Albany Entertainment Center as a “waterside sculpture reflecting the crystalline molecular structures of the earth.” The facade is shaped with the complex geometry of a diamond, reflecting both natural light and the nearby waterway. The building provides the community an entertainment venue with performance and convention space.