Tech giant Apple has previewed Apple Marina Bay Sands, the company’s first store to sit directly on the water. Appearing as a sphere floating on the iridescent Marina Bay, the store introduces a new retail experience at one of the most iconic locations in Singapore.
First inaugurated in 1938, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland, has reopened after an extensive modernization and rebuild. While the four-year renovation project was carried out with respect toward the stadium’s original modernist architecture, new functionalities have been added and comfort and safety have been increased to match the demands of the future.
Architecture firm OMA and luxury jewelry company Tiffany & Co. have collaborated on a new vision for the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue, New York City. The renovation reimagines the retail experience while preserving the historic identity of the original building. The project marks the first holistic renovation and preservation effort in the building’s 80-year history.
Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14, Utah, earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for its energy-efficient, environmentally responsible design and construction. When it opened in 2018, it was one of the first net-zero-energy (NZE) fire stations in the country, meaning it generates more energy than it consumes. Helping achieve the building’s performance goals was triple-glazed thermal block curtain wall, multi-pane storefront, and interior framing systems.