Nations largest timber office building unveiled for Newark

February 7, 2018 by  
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A 500,000-square-foot office building is set to rise in Newark , NJ—and once complete will be the largest mass timber office structure in the U.S. Designed by Vancouver firm Michael Green Architecture (MGA), the project is part of Riverfront Square, an 11.8-acre mixed-use development headed by New York-based Lotus Equity Group. The proposed Newark office will consist of three interconnected volumes and will be more than double the size of the nation’s currently largest mass-timber building, the T3 North Loop M building in Minneapolis that was also designed by MGA. Mass-timber construction is growing in popularity across the U.S. and is lauded for fast construction, strength, and eco-friendly benefits. “The vision we share with Michael Green is to design the most environmentally sustainable office tower that enhances the health of tenants and the surrounding communities through efficient planning and green design,” Ben Korman, founder of Lotus Equity Group, said in a press release. Though the building will be built on a concrete foundation, the structural components will be mass timber and will be treated to be fire resistant. Related: America’s largest modern timber building pieces together like LEGO The building comprises three stepped volumes ascending from six to eight and then 11 stories. The exterior will be clad in either brick or metal panels, while the interiors will feature exposed wood and be bathed in natural light thanks to ample glazing and a central atrium . Workers will also enjoy access to rooftop gardens . + Michael Green Architecture Via Dezeen

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Minimalist glasshouse in Australia adds a tropical resort-like twist

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Sarah Waller of Sarah Waller Architecture seized on a chance to build her dream home after a move took her from the UK to Australia. Channeling her love of minimalism and mid-century modern architecture, she designed and built Glasshouse, a 660-square-meter home in Noosa, Australia. Full-height glass spans the length of the home and blur the distinction between indoor and outdoor living. Simple lines, a monochromatic palette, and ample glazing help integrate the spacious steel-framed home into the surroundings that have been transformed with lush landscaping for a more tropical feel. Timber and the addition of greenery throughout the interior help break up the mostly black and white palette inside and out. Sarah drew inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glasshouse . Related: Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece Luxury pervades Glasshouse, from the resort-like linear pool and cabana to the incredible master bathroom that opens up to a deep freestanding outdoor bath surrounded by greenery. The master bedroom is enveloped almost entirely in glass with framed views of coconut palm trees. Indoor and outdoor entertaining areas punctuate the home. + Sarah Waller Architecture Photos by Paul Smith Images

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World’s largest indoor vertical farm will produce 2 million pounds of soil-free food in Newark

March 11, 2015 by  
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