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.
Custom-designed sloped glazing and skylights have long brought a distinctive architectural statement to atriums and other features of commercial buildings. While the framing is essential for supporting the structure and resisting environmental loads, the selection and specification of the overhead glass is of the greatest importance due to the hazards posed by potential breakage. The glazing and fenestration industry has developed a guide to assist designers and specifiers prioritize and apply the variables to meet applicable code provisions, minimize breakage, and maximize performance.
Inspired by classical pavilion architecture, using Doric Order and monumental half-round column design, Capitol Towers in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an iconic office building combining old-world Roman influence with high-performance glazing and modern energy efficiency. The ornate façade, designed by LS3P in Charlotte, showcases concrete pillars and a prominent exterior glazed with neutral-reflective, low‑emissivity (low-e) glass, which helped it achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has completed the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Set to open on July 30, the museum will be a tribute to the Olympic and Paralympic movements with Team USA athletes at the center of the experience.