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.

Fluoropolymer coatings: A new horizon for sustainable bridges in the UK

Glamis Road Bascule Bridge, East London, Unova Paint Products, Vitreflon
In bridge design, sustainability is a design philosophy that considers the long-term impact of the bridge not only on the environment and climate but also on society, and the economy. When the primary consideration a few decades ago was ‘low cost’ and ‘fast development', the focus is gradually shifting to sustainability priorities which start with extending the lifespan of the structure.