Built in 1955, the Laurel Plaza in North Hollywood, California, has had quite a history and is now entering the next phase of its story. Originally a store, the building was turned into a bustling shopping center before suffering significant earthquake damage a few years ago. The forgotten and dilapidated shopping center is now on its way to be revitalized as a mixed-use community.
Designed by INDE architecture of San Francisco, the three-story building’s exterior colors showcase a contemporary, agriculturally inspired palette including terra cotta, light brown, and slate gray tones. It was applied on aluminum panels using 70 percent, two-coat, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings.
The Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with engineering firm Aecom, incorporates cultural references to the city in an abstract manner and combines them with practical responses to the climate, context, and the functional requirements of a football stadium.
The first look has been revealed for Rose Hill, a 183-m (600-ft) condo tower in Manhattan, New York, designed by global architecture firm CetraRuddy. Located in the NoMad neighborhood, the building pays homage to its surroundings and the city’s history of skyscraper architecture.