A Portfolio of 9 DeKalb Construction Shots
SHoP architects merges historic preservation with towering new construction in the design of it’s ‘9 DeKalb’ in Brooklyn. The project includes the restoration of the Dime Savings Bank, a heritage building and landmark, which anchors the new work—soon to be the tallest skyscraper in Brooklyn.
Construction Wraps Up On Tin Building
Exterior work is nearing completion on the Tin Building, a three-story commercial building at 95 Marginal Street on Pier 17 in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport District. Designed by SHoP Architects, the facility will open with a seafood-themed market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the main tenant of the low rise building.
Coren Sharples Speaks on “Material Practice” in Austin
Join The University of Texas School of Architecture and Coren Sharples of SHoP Architects, New York, for an in-person lecture on “Material Practice” at Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall and live streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel.
Angelica Trevino Baccon: How to Ask Half a Question Then Give People Space
Here, Trevino Baccon, who is originally from Monterrey, Mexico, and now lives in New York City, shares the mindset needed to dedicate years to a single project, how she asks a single question—or half a question—for each project that drives the design focus, and why the future of office space will be “spaceless.”
Eight Trends That Have Defined the Past 20 Years of Skyscraper Design
Since the attack on the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001, there has been an acceleration of high-rise construction around the world. Architects are now able to reach record heights due to advances in structural engineering and more sophisticated lightweight elevator infrastructure.
Atlassian HQ Wins Bronze in the Architecture Olympics
Atlassian Central has won the Holcim Awards Bronze prize 2020 for Asia Pacific, in one of the world’s most prestigious architecture competitions. Conducted by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the Holcim Awards sit alongside the Aga Khan Prize and the Pritzker Prize for Architecture as the most significant competitions for sustainable design.
New Timber Project Announced for Los Angeles
SHoP Architects is designing 3401 La Cienega, which is the prolific New York-based firm’s second announced project in the Los Angeles region.
Tech Giant Atlassian Defies Work from Home Trend
Despite going all in on its staff working from home, tech giant Atlassian has signed a deal for a sustainable, worker-friendly, “hybrid timber” headquarters—a new generation office tower in which each four-storey section is segmented into “habitats”.
The Brooklyn Skyline Is About to Change Forever
Brooklyn’s first supertall, 9 DeKalb, is rising on a triangular corner lot in Downtown Brooklyn, attached to the historic Dime Savings Bank and next to the original Junior’s Cheesecake. The project includes an extensive renovation of the neoclassical bank, which will be converted into retail space, and connected to the 93-story residential tower through its amenity floors. Thirty percent of the units will be set aside for affordable housing, which is also unique for a supertall.