Snøhetta has completed the new headquarters for the French press group, Le Monde Group, in Paris, France. The headquarters brings together 1600 employees under the same roof in a generously arching building.
Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
Ross Barney Architects has unveiled designs for McDonald’s net-zero energy restaurant at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The McDonald’s-Disney flagship aims to be the first net-zero energy quick-service restaurant, and represents the company’s commitment to building a better future through “Scale for Good.”
Introduced in 1986, the negative pressure roof system remains a niche design in the single-ply roofing industry. Also referred to as a ‘wind-vented’ roof, the science behind the system is simple. When an air seal is formed using a newly installed single-ply membrane, a low pressure condition is created on the underside of the roof. Any moisture in the existing wet roof insulation is pulled up through perimeter roof vents.