Overland Partners, an architecture firm based in San Antonio, Texas, has revealed the designs for the new Welcome Pavilion at the Houston Botanic Garden. The pavilion aims to inspire the public’s understanding and connection with the natural environment.
Designs have been unveiled for 799 Broadway, a 12-story boutique office building in Manhattan, New York. Perkins+Will’s New York studio creates an innovative design approach that reinvents the classic NYC ‘loft’ building with contemporary materials, systems, and technology.
The design and construction of today’s commercial buildings require a seamless integration of high performance with aesthetics and functionality. This must be achieved while containing the material, labor, and installation costs of the products specified.
Natural stone products have perhaps the longest history of use of any construction material. Their usage was often governed by empirical design methods because everyone was comfortable with “the way things were being done.”
Limestone at the base of a building façade is vulnerable to staining from various sources, including planting beds or soil adjacent to the wall, water or snow collecting against the building, and ice-melters used on sidewalks and paving.