24 Aug '12, 4pm

Granoff Center design recognized as "the best entry, period" by Metalmag Architectural Awards

Granoff Center design recognized as "the best entry, period" by Metalmag Architectural Awards

The team at New York–based Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed a plan for the Creative Arts Center at Brown University in Providence, R.I., that would advance directions in teaching and research as well as cross boundaries between the arts, sciences, and humanities. The building is made up of large uninterrupted floor plates that are cut along a shear line and offset to create six half-levels. The transparent west façade stands in contrast to the other three exterior walls, which are draped in a CNC-milled zinc-composite skin that starts flush against the building on the western edge and gradually transitions to a pleated surface as it moves across the north and south façades toward the eastern edge of the building. At the southeast and northeast corners, the pleats are bunched to reveal glazed walls that allow light to seep into the building.

Full article: http://www.metalmag.com/education-projects/award-metal-bu...

Tweets

Another education ‘plan’?: Rom Nain Malaysiakin...

blog.limkitsiang.com 25 Aug '12, 9am

Rom Nain Malaysiakini Aug 24, 2012 Tucked away on the inside pages of the Malaysian mainstream newspapers, far from the ce...

Thanks @MAKE! @element14 is honored to be nominated for a Makey award in the education category.

Thanks @MAKE! @element14 is honored to be nomin...

element14.com 23 Aug '12, 5pm

Unlike the Oscars at the Makey awards you are not likely to hear Tom Cruise or Julia Roberts utter this phrase before anno...

HBN's Bill Walsh looks forward to the future of...

ecohomemagazine.com 23 Aug '12, 5pm

As founder and executive director of the Healthy Building Network (HBN), Bill Walsh has proven that he not only has vision...

NBI Puts High Performance HVAC Units to the Tes...

newbuildings.org 23 Aug '12, 3pm

The Daikin McQuay Rebel Rooftop Unit (RTU) now sits on the rooftop of NBI’s main office in Vancouver, WA. In May of this y...

Obama Fast-tracks Seven Renewable Energy Infras...

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Aug '12, 2am

These infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 MW of clean energy. As a part of an executive order issued in Mar...

Lessons on education from Singapore | Michael B...

guardian.co.uk 22 Aug '12, 6pm

The teenagers anxiously opening their GCSE results on Thursday will be wondering whether they might be among the last to d...

MCA’s Record on Education: Shameful and Patheti...

blog.limkitsiang.com 23 Aug '12, 4pm

Koon Yew Yin The Malaysian Insider 21st August 2012 Various thoughts come to my mind on reading the report that the Selang...

Lessons on education from Singapore by @michael...

guardian.co.uk 22 Aug '12, 6pm

The teenagers anxiously opening their GCSE results on Thursday will be wondering whether they might be among the last to d...

IS MY METAL ROOF VENTILATED PROPERLY? If not, w...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 21 Aug '12, 7am

The home I purchased in North Florida was originally constructed with a shingle roof (4/12 pitch) and vents(ridge vent wit...

Insulation to Keep Us Warm—Not Warm the Planet

Insulation to Keep Us Warm—Not Warm the Planet

buildinggreen.com 22 Aug '12, 9pm

Alex Wilson is founder and executive editor of BuildingGreen, Inc., and coeditor of GreenSpec. For more than 30 years, Ale...

Obama Fast-tracks Seven Renewable Energy Infras...

renewableenergyworld.com 19 Aug '12, 11pm

These infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 MW of clean energy. As a part of an executive order issued in Mar...

Despite the red-meat rhetoric, Texas benefits mightily from clean energy projects

Despite the red-meat rhetoric, Texas benefits m...

mnn.com 17 Aug '12, 3pm

Austin's eco-friendly Pecan Street Project. (Photo: Pecan Street rendering) The heated rhetoric against the Obama administ...

US Solar PV Market Grows Despite PV Manufacturer Failures

US Solar PV Market Grows Despite PV Manufacture...

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Aug '12, 12pm

The latest casualty is Sunnyvale-Calif. based thin-film manufacturer AQT Solar, which according to VentureWire is seeking ...

Today @aia_cote Top Ten Green Project Firm Profile: THA Architecture, who crafted Mercy Corps space in Portland:

Today @aia_cote Top Ten Green Project Firm Prof...

eco-structure.com 22 Aug '12, 5pm

What insights from this and other sustainable projects would you share with other professionals? While advances over the p...

Materials Monday: Corrugated Iron and Steel

Materials Monday: Corrugated Iron and Steel

treehugger.com 20 Aug '12, 2pm

church tower/ Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 Corrugated iron and steel are the most prosaic of building materials, used in North Am...