The Monarch Sanctuary or Lepidoptera terrarium will be eight stories of new commercial space in New York City. The building will mostly contain retail and office areas, but central to its purpose is a semi-porous breeding ground, waystation, and sanctuary for the at-risk species of the North American monarch butterfly.
Architects often use the phrase ‘20-minute smoke door,’ and it is common to see a door schedule calling for these products. To properly specify doors, frames, and hardware for fire door and smoke door assemblies, it is critical the proper terminology is used and the correct code requirements are referenced.
Designed by Japanese studio Nendo, the Yokohama Ekimae building, an 11-story office tower located in the Kojimachi neighborhood in central Tokyo, Japan, creates a more physical experience to the outdoors with its Kojimachi Terrace or ‘Sky Forest.’
University of Washington’s Population Health Facility (PHF) in Seattle establishes a new type of venue for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. The new building seeks to advance the university’s health initiative through an idea laboratory and collaboration incubator.
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.