An award-winning senior housing in New York City’s Mott Haven neighborhood in Bronx shaped zoning laws to allow greater mass, height, and street-level articulation. The design also made use of materials to integrate with the historical architectural context.
The renewed and expanded campus of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum will stretch alongside the city’s Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, with three new points of entry, to increase the accessibility of the facilities and engage all members of its community with an inclusive, interactive, and porous site.
How can designers, specifiers, and contractors capitalize on the growing trend of multiple aesthetic looks for a building’s exterior while ensuring the structural stability of a building enclosure? The connective tissue to solve this equation lies beneath what the eye can see. It is a singular, cohesive building envelope which relies on exterior continuous insulation (ci). Employing materials to work in concert with each other can deliver key value propositions, such as design freedom, long-term performance, potential cost savings, and peace of mind.
A team of design researchers and building industry partners are building a house through a hybridized construction of concrete walls combined with wood framing, aiming for the increased adoption of such construction in the multifamily housing and mixed-use sectors in the U.S., where framing is the one of the most common construction techniques.
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