Atlantas Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be NFLs first-ever LEED Platinum venue

September 7, 2016 by  
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Located at the top of the Proctor Creek Watershed, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) makes water conservation and management a core focus of its design. The development is expected to achieve all LEED Platinum water credits—the first for any sports facility—by capturing rainwater for reuse in the cooling tower and in irrigation of the landscape and trees maintained by Trees Atlanta; installing waterless urinals throughout the building; conserving water wherever possible; and slowly releasing captured stormwater runoff . The MBS will be 42 percent more water efficient than the Georgia Dome, the facility that the new stadium will replace. Related: The Redskins’ fancy new BIG stadium in DC will be surrounded by a moat MBS’ energy usage will be dramatically reduced thanks to solar panels , LED lighting, energy monitoring equipment, and ample energy-efficient glazing that lets in abundant natural light to reduce reliance on artificial lighting. The stadium’s retractable roof also helps bring in natural light and ventilation. Football fans will also be delighted to learn that MBS will be integrated with alternative transportation options to driving. Three MARTA rail line stations are located less than a mile’s walk from the stadium, which is also connected to the Atlanta Bike Trail network and pedestrian-friendly walking paths. There will also be secure bicycle valet offered during the games. The stadium is expected to be complete by summer 2017. + Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Europe’s tallest residential tower breaks ground in London

September 7, 2016 by  
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The 67-story Spire London project was launched by Greenland Group, one of China ’s largest premium residential developers. The building, which recently broke ground in London , will be 235 meters (771feet) high and will provide unrivaled views of the city. The building will comprise 861 apartments, including luxury suites and duplex penthouses, as well as common garden spaces and five-star amenities such as a spa and club bar. Related: Exciting new designs for Heathrow Airport’s expansion unveiled The lower floors of the development will feature Bronze colored metal detailing meant to reference the tan brickwork dominating the historic buildings located along the perimeter of the dock basin where the tower will sit. The interior design of the tower , expected to be completed in 2020, was entrusted to interior designer Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design. + HoK + Argent Design Via World Architecture News

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HOK designs a flying off-grid hotel to let you travel anywhere in the world

August 26, 2016 by  
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The Driftscape hotel comprises two modular units: the “driftcraft,” an approximately 205-square-foot autonomous pod bedroom for two, and the 2,500-square-foot “Oasis” amenity and service pod. Built with high-impact polymer walls and a lightweight structural system, the transparent egg-shaped guest rooms offer 360-degree views and off-grid excursions of two to three days. The hovering driftcrafts promise a fully immersive and customizable experience that also leaves a minimal footprint on the physical environment. “To set off on an adventure, to leave all comforts behind and wander in pursuit of the unknown has been a fundamental urge of humankind throughout history,” says HOK on the inspiration behind the concept. “We thus set out in search of a way to fulfill this urge, seeking a fully ‘immersive,’ significantly heightened guest experience and to provide a unique way to wander/drift and experience viewpoint of this amazing world we live in, from above and within.” The egg-shaped pods can also be joined together; three combined Oasis pods, for instance, would form an Oasis Base consisting of a communal lounge, restaurant, and courtyard. Related: This crazy alpine hotel room has no walls or roof, but it boasts a breathtaking view Despite Driftscape’s futuristic design, the HOK Toronto office believes the drone -integrated hotel room could be available for commercial use in as early as five years, citing Ehang 184 and the Puffin Personal Air Vehicle as examples of existing technologies that could support the floating pods. On October 5, HOK and other finalists will present their ideas at the New Museum . The audience will cast a live vote to determine the winner, who will receive a $10,000 cash prize to further their concept. + HOK Images via HOK

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Architects create extraordinary homes for Los Angeles’ feral cats

March 28, 2016 by  
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HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

April 11, 2013 by  
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Last year , the State University of New York at Buffalo announced that it had selected HOK Architects to design a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences near downtown Buffalo. Now, almost a year later, more details about the design have been revealed. The new building will be one of the largest to be built in Buffalo in decades, and it will also be one of the city’s most energy-efficient new buildings. With a dramatic six-story glass atrium, it will take full advantage of natural lighting, and the development will include a new station for Buffalo’s subway line, encouraging workers to take public transit. Read the rest of HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , bike sharing , biomedical research , buffalo , Daylighting , HOK , HOK architects , LEED gold , medical school , public transit , SUNY Buffalo , transit-oriented development        

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HOK Breaks Ground on Eco-Friendly Master Plan for Istanbul’s New International Financial Center

March 14, 2013 by  
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MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

March 14, 2013 by  
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MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing , and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the arrival of the Digitizer this week at the Austin’s SXSW Interactive . The scanner consists of a turntable upon which you can mount small objects that can then be scanned by lasers and be digitized into computer files. Easier than writing code from scratch, the new device could be joined with a suite of printers and filament fabricators to create a small-scale design studio in the home. Read the rest of MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d scanner , austin , bre pettis , cad file , digitizer , filament , Laser , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , sxsw , tron

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HOK Architects Win Competition to Design One of World’s Most Eco-Friendly Biomedical Research Centers

November 27, 2012 by  
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HOK Architects were just selected from 14 entrants in an international design competition to design the new Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) in Southern Italy.  The $269 million facility will be at the forefront of modern medicine and will focus on moving the research from the lab to the marketplace in order to prevent or cure diseases. Read the rest of HOK Architects Win Competition to Design One of World’s Most Eco-Friendly Biomedical Research Centers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competitions , biomedical research centers , eco-friendly research centers , educational architecture , HOK architects , LEED certified buildings , Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC)

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HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti

January 12, 2012 by  
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The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it has selected HOK as an official design partner for Project Haiti – a building designed to LEED Platinum principles that will replace a Port-au-Prince orphanage and children’s center devastated by the 2010 earthquake. The new structure will provide a safe, healthy home for the kids of the Fondation Enfant Jesus orphanage and children’s center. The design, which was just revealed yesterday, will take full advantage of passive heating and cooling, require minimal maintenance, and be independent from the city’s unreliable power grid. Read the rest of HOK Teams Up With USGBC to Unveil Sustainable Orphanage and Children’s Center for Haiti Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture disaster relief , bio-digester , biomimicry , Fondation Enfant Jesus orphanage and children’s center , haiti 2010 earthquake , HOK , HOK architects , humanitarian design , humanitarian efforts , LEED platinum , net zero water and waste building , passive design principles , Port-au-Prince orphanage and children’s center , Project Haiti , U.S. Green Building Council , usgbc

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200 Chinese Workers Erect a 30 Storey Prefabricated Hotel in Just 15 Days (VIDEO)

January 12, 2012 by  
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If we hadn’t seen a video of the T30 Hotel going up in China, we might not have believed that anyone, anywhere could erect a prefabricated 30 storey tower in just over 2 weeks. But according to our friends over at World Architecture News , it’s true that Broad Sustainable Building – a subsidiary of the BroadGroup construction company – has broken their previous record of constructing a 15 storey building in one week with their latest project in Hunan Province. Not only did BSB get the T30 Hotel up in 15 days or 360 hours (with the help of 200 super speedy construction workers), but the company claims that their 17,000 square meter tower is 5 times more energy efficient than the competition and generates a fraction of the waste. It is also said to have the capacity to withstand an earthquake that measures up to 9 on the Richter Magnitude Scale ! Take a look at the incredible time-lapse video of the hotel’s construction after the jump. Read the rest of 200 Chinese Workers Erect a 30 Storey Prefabricated Hotel in Just 15 Days (VIDEO) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable architecture” , air purification , Broad Sustainable Building , BroadGroup , BSB , china , eco design , green design , heat recovery , Hunan Province , Pollution , prefab construction , reduced construction waste , solar shading , sustainable design , T30 Hotel

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