Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been selected as designer of the new student center for Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, after a months-long international design competition led by a special advisory committee.
Each project is unique, but there are some common mistakes, problems, and inefficiencies that occur on a regular basis, affecting the cost, schedule, or performance of building enclosures. Understanding material qualities and resultant performance is the core of good masonry construction.
Contemporary masonry veneer construction consists of a single wythe of masonry such as brick or stone mechanically anchored to a backup structure, typically either wood or steel framing or concrete masonry units (CMUs).
Earlier this month, West Soho’s newest residential tower, Greenwich West, rose to its full 30-story height. Paris- and New York-based architects combined classic New York design and a French aesthetic to the building and wove it into the urban fabric of the historic streetscape.