In the heart of Brooklyn, New York’s cultural district, a new 32-story building was created by Ten Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten with executive architect Ismael Leyva. The goal of this project was to draw people into the space. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) South tower is a mixed-use building that employs a porous design and a terraced plaza to enliven an underused section of the district.
Leaving a legacy often requires fortitude of purpose and character that only the best among us can realize, regardless of pursuit. In athletics, the pinnacle of success is that of an Olympic gold medalist, a champion among all. In construction and design, legacies may not be as easily quantified but once the truly spectacular is achieved it is hard to ignore.
Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland, is serving up culinary arts classes in a new building designed by Grimm+Parker Architects. A signature element of the new building is a high canopy over the building’s main entrance, which is a large glass atrium. The canopy is created out of insulated metal panels (IMP).
As IoT applications in construction continue to evolve, the number of buyers and influencers interacting with these properties will grow as well. Architects, engineers, specifiers, and contractors will be just as involved as their end-user counterparts, particularly with new construction projects.
To better integrate specifications, building products, and BIM, CSI announced an initiative that will expand the association’s standard organizing principles to support the digital needs of professionals.