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LEED Gold-targeted office mimics High Line via lush greenery

New York City’s award-winning High Line has attracted yet another sculptural building to its side — 512 West 22nd Street, a contemporary Chelsea office building that takes cues from the elevated park with landscaped terraces on every floor. Designed by local architecture firm COOKFOX Architects, the new building is inspired by not only its proximity to the High Line, but also the neighborhood’s industrial history. The office is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.  Located adjacent to t...
Tags: Design, NYC, Office, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Chelsea, Workspace, Contemporary Architecture, Leed Gold, Hudson River, Native Plants, LEED, Granite, Terrace, Terracotta


LEED Gold-targeted Ottawa library will honor local history

After nearly a year of public input by Canadians from coast to coast, Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects has finally revealed renderings for the new Ottawa library and archives. Designed in collaboration with KWC Architects, the Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility will be an innovative landmark representative of all Canadians. The building will target, at minimum, LEED Gold certification and will reflect the region’s rich history and natural beauty with its...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Library, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Archives, Quebec, Cafe, Ottawa, Carousel Showcase, Ottawa River, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Nature Inspired Architecture


ZHA unveils LEED Gold-targeted OPPO headquarters in Shenzhen

Zaha Hadid Architects has won an international competition to design Chinese tech giant OPPO’s new headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Defined by the firm’s signature curvilinear features, the new office complex will comprise four interconnected towers with rounded shapes evocative of giant missiles. Wrapped in glass and filled with natural light, the tapered towers will target LEED Gold certification and are expected to break ground later this year, with completion planned in early 2025. Since la...
Tags: Design, China, Office, Architecture, Beijing, Shenzhen, Natural Light, Oppo, Leed Gold, Shenzhen China, Atrium, LEED, Shenzhen Bay, Plaza, Open-plan, Zaha Hadid Architects


COBE unveils images of LEED Gold-targeted Adidas HQ in Germany

After a year of operation, sportswear titan Adidas has finally released images of its new LEED Gold-seeking headquarters building in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Designed by Danish architecture firm COBE, the multipurpose building optimizes the work environment with a strong indoor-outdoor connection achieved with walls of glass, soaring skylights and an abundance of greenery throughout the building. Fittingly named HALFTIME, the versatile facility marks COBE’s first completed project in Germany. C...
Tags: Design, Germany, Adidas, Architecture, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Copenhagen, Natural Light, Leed Gold, Skylight, Office Building, COBE, Green Wall, HERZOGENAURACH Germany, Adidas HQ, Natural Materials


BIGs LEED Gold-seeking school in Arlington features a cascade of green terraces

After five years in the making, BIG has completed The Heights, a new public school building in Arlington, Virginia that not only offers a unique and energy-efficient take on school architecture, but also helps maximize density and open space. Located along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, The Heights combines two existing secondary schools into a new 180,000-square-foot building that opens like a fan with a cascade of green-roofed terraces to provide an indoor-outdoor learning landscape. An emphas...
Tags: School, Design, Virginia, Architecture, Urban Design, Nepal, Schools, Big, Brick, Natural Light, Green Roof, Leed Gold, School Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Arlington, Atrium


Controversial climate change-inspired skyscraper could become Czech Republics tallest building

Inspired by the apocalyptic imagery from climate change projections, sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from the studio Black n´ Arch have proposed a visually striking skyscraper that’s sparked controversy with its inclusion of an enormous shipwreck-like structure. Dubbed the TOP TOWER, the project proposed for Prague rises to a height of 450 feet, which means that if built, the tower would be the tallest building in the Czech Republic. The project is led by developer Trigema who aim...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, Architecture, Czech Republic, Prague, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Energy Efficient Architecture, Shipwreck, Leed Gold, Observation Tower, LEED, David Cerny, Mixed-use Development, Panoramic Views, Post-Apocalyptic


LEED Gold-seeking wildlife center emphasizes energy conservation in Quebec

The Canadian city of Laval in southwestern Quebec has recently gained a new wildlife interpretation center with an impressive, energy-efficient design. It’s the first of its kind in the city and is targeting LEED NC v3 Gold certification. Designed by Montreal-based architecture firm Cardin Julien, the $11.5 million project provides a new community and educational resource for visitors to Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, an urban wildlife sanctuary that spans 26 hectares rich with recreational ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Montreal, Water Conservation, Quebec, Parks / Wildlife, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Green Roof, Leed Gold, Laval, Rainwater Recycling, DAVID BOYER, Full-height Glazing, Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Cardin Julien


COBE unveils LEED Gold-seeking affordable housing units in Toronto

Danish architectural firm COBE has unveiled a new mixed-use residential development in Toronto designed for LEED Gold certification. Created in collaboration with Toronto-based architectural firm architectsAlliance, the project will comprise three buildings — two designed by COBE — set in West Don Lands, a former industrial area on Toronto’s waterfront. The housing development will consist of 761 market rental apartments, including 30 percent affordable rental units indistinguishable in design ...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Green Building, Residential, Warehouse, Urban Farming, Affordable Housing, Mixed-use, Leed Gold, Community Design, LEED, Distillery District, COBE


Snhetta completes LEED Gold-seeking crystal workshop for Swarovski

International architecture firm Snøhetta is breaking the mold for industrial architecture with its contemporary and light-filled production facility for Swarovski Manufaktur. Designed to meet LEED Gold standards, this “crystal workshop for the 21st century” offers a spacious environment conducive for collaboration between the departments of design, product development and production. Wrapped in glare-free glass, the building also features glazing throughout the interior to emphasize lightness a...
Tags: Design, Austria, Gallery, Innsbruck, Forum, Workspace, Energy Efficiency, Natural Light, Daylight, Swarovski, Leed Gold, Office Space, Wattens, Snohetta, LEED, Snøhetta


LEED Gold Gateway Arch Museum sports a 3-acre green roof in St. Louis

Praised for its use of sustainable materials and energy-saving features, the recently renovated Visitor Center and Museum at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis has just been awarded LEED Gold certification. Currently one of only eleven other LEED-certified National Park Service sites, the newly expanded development is the work of Cooper Robertson and James Carpenter Design Associates, in collaboration with Trivers Associates, and marks the centerpiece for the renewal of the 91-acre Gateway Arch Nati...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, National Parks, Recycling, North America, St. Louis, Carousel Showcase, National Park Service, Green Roof, Leed Gold, Locally Sourced Materials, LEED, Eero-saarinen, Gateway Arch, Visitor Center and Museum


Henning Larsen unveils green, mountain-inspired buildings for Shanghai

Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled designs for the first phase of the “The Springs,” a mixed-use development currently underway in Shanghai that aims to embrace green living. Inspired by a style of traditional Chinese landscape painting called ‘shan shui,’ the Danish architecture firm crafted the buildings in the image of the dramatic, mountainous landscapes found throughout rural China. Trees and gardens will grow on top and around the stepped towers to create an immersive urban oasis of g...
Tags: Design, China, Sustainability, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Green Building, Air Quality, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Ecopark, Public Square, UNESCO Heritage, Mixed-use Development, Core Shell, The Springs


Modern LEED Gold home embraces outdoor entertaining in Aspen

Aspen’s historic West End neighborhood is best known for its ornate Victorian houses, but one residence in particular is turning heads for its modern, award-winning design and LEED Gold certification. Local firm Rowland + Broughton Architecture & Interior Design designed the ground-up home — dubbed “Game On” — that splits a historic landmark lot with a neighboring late-19th-century home. The new residence incorporates environmentally friendly and energy-efficient features throughout, from its s...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Green Building, Solar Panels, West End, Aspen, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Modern Architecture, Leed Gold, Victorian, LEED


LEED Gold hub for artists and activists takes over an abandoned NYC firehouse

An abandoned firehouse has been reborn as the newly certified LEED Gold home for the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in Harlem. Developed by CSA Group NY Architects & Engineers in conjunction with real estate agency Denham Wolf, the cultural center celebrates New York City’s Afro-Caribbean and African-American populations with exhibition and performance spaces, meeting and community rooms, a media center, classrooms and offices. The adaptive reuse project respects ...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Forest Stewardship Council, Harlem, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Leed Gold, East Harlem, LEED, Cultural Center


LEED Gold Cambie Fire Hall is a beacon of sustainability in Richmond, BC

Vancouver-based Assembly Architecture and Alberta-based S2 Architecture recently completed the Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station, a LEED Gold-certified facility that shows how civic architecture can be beautiful, effective and sustainable. Built to serve the City of Richmond in British Columbia, the new building spans over 26,000 square feet and rises to three stories, with room for fire rescue vehicles and up to six ambulance vehicles. The station is illuminated by ample...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vancouver, Seattle, British Columbia, Alberta, Richmond, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Fire Station, Civic Architecture, Robert Lange, Assembly Architecture, S2 Architecture, Fire Hall


LEED Gold-seeking Cambie Fire Hall is a beacon of sustainability in Richmond, BC

Vancouver-based Assembly Architecture and Alberta-based S2 Architecture recently completed the Cambie Fire Hall No. 3 and BC Ambulance Services Station, a LEED Gold-seeking facility that shows how civic architecture can be beautiful, effective and sustainable. Built to serve the City of Richmond in British Columbia, the new building spans over 26,000 square feet and rises to three stories, with room for fire rescue vehicles and up to six ambulance vehicles. The station is illuminated by ample n...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vancouver, Seattle, British Columbia, Alberta, Richmond, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Fire Station, Civic Architecture, Robert Lange, Assembly Architecture, S2 Architecture, Fire Hall


Abandoned NYC warehouse is reinvented as LEED Gold-certified apartments

A new apartment complex infused with nature has taken root in New York City’s concrete jungle. Local design firm COOKFOX Architects completed 150 Charles Street, a residence that takes over the abandoned Whitehall warehouse on the Hudson River waterfront. Designed to blend in with the existing urban fabric, the modern building also boasts a low environmental footprint and LEED Gold certification. Located in the West Village, 150 Charles Street offers 91 residential units — including 10 indivi...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Energy Star, Charles, Whitehall, Warehouse, Brick, Green Renovation, Recyclable Materials, Green Roof


This LEED Gold wastewater treatment center is helping a community rethink poo

As anyone who’s been to a community meeting knows, the NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) syndrome is often a frustrating roadblock. So when Vancouver-based firm PUBLIC: Architecture + Communication was approached to build a wastewater treatment center in the middle of a residential neighborhood in British Columbia, the project predictably ran up against some challenges. Fortunately, the architects turned widely held perceptions of the sewage treatment plant on their head with the design of the Sechelt...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Recycling, Green Building, Vancouver, Reuse, Waste, Wastewater, British Columbia, Carousel Showcase, Greenhouse, Leed Gold, LEED, Charred Cedar


Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ New Public Service Building — a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose structure is envisioned as the city’s new face of public service and will offer healthy work spaces for city employees as well as public areas. The building is designed with the hopes of achieving LEED Gold certificati...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Office, Architecture, Gallery, Sustainable Design, Natural Light, City Hall, Multi-purpose Building, Leed Gold, LEED, Scandinavian Design, Office Design, Henning Larsen, Henning Larsen Architects


Aperture-like windows maximize shading in this stunning Vancouver residence

When Arno Matis Architecture was tapped to help reshape the identity of Vancouver’s Cambie Street, they designed Aperture, a beautiful site-responsive residential development. The city-block-sized structure derives its name from its striking aperture-like openings with glass-and-wood veneer walls angled in response to each facade’s unique solar exposure. Built to LEED Gold specifications, Aperture maximizes passive shading and is topped with green roofs. Created using Arno Matis Architecture’...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Urban Design, Aperture, Vancouver, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Solar Shading, Arno Matis Architecture, Arno Matis, UBC Aquatic Center, Responsive Density Design, Cambie Street, UV glass


The Science Place becomes Australias first new LEED Gold-rated educational building

James Cook University’s The Science Place recently earned the distinction of becoming Australia’s first educational building to achieve a prestigious LEED Gold rating. Designed by HASSELL, the sustainable building with state-of-the-art facilities brings together the university’s chemistry, biochemistry and biology research cohorts under one roof. The Science Place also recovered and recycled 96% of all the previous building materials—a new record for a Townsville development of its size. The ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Queensland, Brisbane, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Townsville, Leed Gold, James Cook University, Atrium, LEED, Energy Efficient


The Science Place is Australias first new LEED Gold educational building

The Science Place at James Cook University recently became Australia’s first educational building to achieve a prestigious LEED Gold rating. Designed by HASSELL, the sustainable building with state-of-the-art facilities brings together the university’s chemistry, biochemistry and biology research cohorts under one roof. The Science Place also recovered and recycled 96% of all the previous building materials—a new record for a Townsville development of its size. The nearly 130,000-square-foot ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Queensland, Brisbane, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Townsville, Leed Gold, James Cook University, Atrium, LEED, Energy Efficient


LEED Gold UBC Aquatic Center boasts innovative water recycling

A striking aquatics center on the University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus melds elite-level swimming facilities with impressive eco-credentials. Designed by Canadian architecture firm MJMA, in collaboration with Acton Ostry Architects, to achieve LEED Gold certification, the UBC Aquatic Center is awash in high water demands with its three pools, hot tub, steam and sauna, drinking fountains, and 34 showers. To meet water efficiency regulations set out by UBC and LEED Gold, the architects...
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, British Columbia, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Swimming Pool, Rainwater Collection, Leed Gold, Skylight, University of British Columbia, UBC, LEED, Rainwater


LEED Gold UBC Aquatic Center takes an innovative approach to water recycling

A striking aquatics center at the University of British Columbia Vancouver melds elite-level swimming facilities with impressive eco-credentials. Canadian architecture firm MJMA worked with Acton Ostry Architects to design the UBC Aquatic Center to LEED Gold specifications. The center is awash in high water demands with its three pools, hot tub, steam and sauna, drinking fountains, and 34 showers. To meet water efficiency regulations set out by UBC and LEED, the architects employed an innovativ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, British Columbia, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Swimming Pool, Rainwater Collection, Leed Gold, Skylight, University of British Columbia, UBC, LEED, Rainwater


Perkins+Will designs LEED Gold-seeking academic building for York University

Perkins+Will has won a design competition for the Toronto’s York University School of Continuing Studies, an eye-catching building that will target impressive eco-credentials. The design, which beat out a shortlist of seven proposals, is expected to meet a minimum certification of LEED Gold with potential for net-zero energy and net-zero carbon. The $50.5 million School of Continuing Studies will break ground in 2019 on York University’s Keele campus. Proposed for a corner lot near the new Y...
Tags: Design, Toronto, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Heat Recovery Ventilation, Passive House, Solar Panels, Carousel Showcase, Ontario, Net-zero Energy, Leed Gold, York University, KEELE, KTTC, Perkins+will


LEED Gold lab by the ocean can withstand flooding and hurricane-force winds

GLUCK+’s new research facility for Duke University boasts beautiful coastal views as well as impressive eco-friendly credentials. Recently crowned LEED Gold, the Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey Research Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina features a slew of sustainable elements from use of recycled materials and reduced water use to energy-efficient heating and cooling technologies designed to cut energy costs by 30 percent. The state-of-the-art facility’s most salient sustainability feature, however, is...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, North Carolina, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, Lake George NY, Duke University, Beaufort, LEED, Gluck, Duke University Marine Laboratory, Laboratory, Rivers Island, Pilkey Research Laboratory


Amazons incredible plant-filled biospheres open in Seattle

Amazon has finally opened its stunning new downtown Seattle office and it’s unlike any workspace we’ve seen before. Amazon Spheres, which celebrated its grand opening yesterday, is part greenhouse and part office housed within three glass geodesic domes. Designed by NBBJ, the $4 billion “mini-rainforest” campus will house over 800 Amazon employees in addition to more than 40,000 plants in an ecosystem built to emulate a verdant cloud forest. Located at the corner of Lenora Street and 6th Avenu...
Tags: Amazon, Garden, Design, Office, Architecture, Gallery, Workspace, Seattle, Carousel Showcase, Treehouse, Rainforest, Greenhouse, Leed Gold, New World, NBBJ, Conservatory


The 2018 Super Bowl stadium in Minnesota offsets 100% of its energy

The NFL’s Super Bowl LII kicks off next Sunday—but football won’t be the only thing on our mind when the game begins. This year’s championship game will be held in Minneapolis, the northernmost American city to ever host a Super Bowl, at the LEED Gold-certified U.S. Bank Stadium. Designed by American architecture firm HKS, the energy-efficient NFL stadium is home to the Minnesota Vikings, and it offsets 100% of its electricity with renewable energy credits and employs energy-efficient technologi...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Football, NFL, Features, Glass, Architecture, Super Bowl, Minnesota Vikings, Stadium, Vikings, Carousel Showcase, Leed Gold, ETFE, U.S. Bank Stadium


Foster + Partners unveils LEED Gold-targeted PGA TOUR HQ in Florida

Foster + Partners has unveiled designs for the new PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sleek, light-filled building will be equipped with sustainable biophilic design features that will help the project obtain its targeted LEED Gold certification. Surrounded by greenery, the building will be placed within a large freshwater lake in a nod to the iconic ‘Island Green’ 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course. Located to the south of the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass, the 187,000-...
Tags: Florida, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Pga, Golf, Pga Tour, Tpc Sawgrass, Carousel Showcase, Skylights, Solar Heat Gain, Leed Gold, Foster Partners, LEED, Rooftop Solar, Ponte Vedra Beach


Foster + Partners unveils plans for LEED Gold-targeted PGA TOUR HQ in Florida

Foster + Partners just unveiled designs for the new PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The sleek, light-filled building will be equipped with sustainable biophilic design features that will help the project obtain LEED Gold certification. Surrounded by greenery, the building will be placed within a large freshwater lake in a nod to the iconic ‘Island Green’ 17th hole at The Players Stadium Course. Located to the south of the Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass, the 187,000-square-foot ...
Tags: Florida, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Pga, Golf, Pga Tour, Tpc Sawgrass, Carousel Showcase, Skylights, Solar Heat Gain, Leed Gold, Foster Partners, LEED, Rooftop Solar, Ponte Vedra Beach


Elegant LEED Gold winery mimics Napa Valleys curves

Cargotecture has found an unlikely home at a winery in Napa Valley. Local firm Signum Architecture completed Odette Estate Winery, a LEED Gold-certified round building powered by solar and fitted with three shipping containers repurposed as offices. Designed to reflect the elegance and femininity of the wines produced there, the winery sports a curved form that evokes a swan’s wing—a nod to the Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette of Swan Lake. Selected as an Industrial Building Category winne...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Sustainable Farming, Solar Panels, Winery, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Cargotecture, Leed Gold, Napa Valley, Tchaikovsky, Shipping Container, Napa Valleys, Odette