This article explores the various curtain wall façade system solutions as developed for the Shanghai Fisherman’s Wharf project’s iconic skyscraper.
Marius Ronnett (Perkins+Will)
This article describes the importance of the effect of heat flow and moisture on the building’s exterior enclosure.
Jean-Claude Lesaca (Perkins+Will)
This article explores a theoretical building envelope that generates energy and produces water by drawing water vapor out of the air to deliver new sources of water; it lowers indoor humidity in hot and humid climates.
This article examines the use of “event planning” for the determination of the functional and physical requirements of the new emergency department for Halifax Medical Center.
Marvina Williams (Perkins+Will)
Computation in architectural design, specifically algorithmic/generative design, is a byproduct of advances in software development that have enhanced the digital tools available for explorations in all design disciplines.
“Sky garden” is the term given for vertically stacked, three-story tall landscaped interaction hubs, flanked by formal and informal conference spaces.
Tom Mozina (Perkins+Will),
Gail Bothwick (Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture)
This paper discusses building commissioning, particularly focusing on capturing design intent throughout the project lifecycle. Cost-implications, benefits, and roles of agents are discussed. Tools and applications aimed at facilitating the process are presented.
With healthcare facility design trending toward increasing patient space in new construction, there can be concomitant increases in healthcare staff workloads.
Sandra Dunbar (Gwinnett Medical Center),
Bowman Davis (Kennesaw State University)
Designed to meet the living building challenge, The unique design of the Rush University Medical Center Edward A. Brennan Entry Pavilion is the outcome of sustainable design strategies. This article discusses the challenges in realizing these design goals and lessons learned in the process.
Abul Abdullah (Perkins+Will)