The visionary concept of a carbon-absorbing building may soon be a buildable reality, based on a reductive approach to construction—rather than the typical additive one, which builds a structure first and adds to it—, plus materials that sap carbon from the surroundings, and low embodied carbon materials to regenerate carbon-dense environments.
Completion of Phase-I of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project has equipped lower Manhattan’s Asser Levy Playground area with a 97.5-m (320-ft) long floodwall and a 44,996-kg (99,200-lbs.) floodgate, along with upgrades to the park and landscape to help them better absorb flooding impact.
Architecture firm Studio Link-Arc was tapped to design Shenzhen, China’s Nanshan Foreign Language School (NFLS), an elementary and middle school campus which doubles as an open oasis in the middle of heavily urbanized space.
EskewDumezRipple, a national award-winning architecture, interiors, and urban design firm, announced the opening of its Washington, DC office, marking the second location for the distinguished design practice.
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) began construction of CityWave, the new-generation office building marking the completion of CityLife, a district restored to the city of Milan in a completely renovated form.
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