The new Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, was born of tragedy. An overnight fire destroyed the hospital’s previous building and killed animals sleeping in the kennel area. In the plans to rebuild, the owners wanted a high level of fire protection and also a design reflecting the area’s agricultural heritage. Metal roof and wall panels helped with both these goals.
Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, celebrated for his experimental structures that interpret traditional architectural conventions and reflect natural phenomena, has designed the 2019 Serpentine Pavilion in London, United Kingdom.
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 Myrtle Beach Middle School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers a vision of the future, in both its eye-catching design and award-winning performance. The school, like four others opened by the Horry County School District (HCSD), is engineered to be net-energy positive, meaning they generate more energy than they use over the course of the year.