Archinect - News 2015-10-09T12:02:58-04:00 Cornell Tech to build world's first Passive House high-rise on NY's Roosevelt Island Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T19:10:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world's first high-rise residential tower built according to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House</a> (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous criteria for reducing a building's greenhouse gas emissions. Passive houses, such as the building on the right in the thermogram below, release significantly less heat compared with a typical building (such as that on the left).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Touted as an "iconic marker" for Cornell University's new tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York's East River, the project will innovative design features such as:</p><ul><li>A pre-fabricated metal fa&ccedil;ade that will act like a thermal blanket, insulating the structure.</li><li>A louver system, or the building's "gills," which will house the building's heating and cooling systems.</li><li>Low-VOC paint to limit off-gassing and improve air quality.</li><li>Exterior paint that "naturally shifts color from silver to warm champagne" when reflecting light.</li></ul><p>According to figures released by the university, the building wil...</p> Cornell Unveils New NYC Tech Campus by SOM and Morphosis HotSoup 2012-10-15T11:55:00-04:00 >2012-10-27T12:43:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Google didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, Facebook didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago, even AOL didn&rsquo;t exist 25 years ago,&rdquo; Cornell's Andrew Winters said recently. &ldquo;The challenge is how do you create a tech campus today that is still flexible enough to grow and evolve for the next 25 years?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Cornell unveiled its plans for a brand new 12.5-acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island today. The master plan is by SOM and Field Operations, the first academic building is by Thom Mayne and includes a giant two-acre solar array meant to help the structure achieve net-zero energy consumption.</p> Decades Later, a Vision Survives anthony dong 2012-09-13T12:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-13T22:23:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The park...was conceived four decades ago. The visionary architect who designed it died in 1974. The site...remained a rubble heap while the project was left for dead. But in a city proud of its own impatience, perseverance sometimes pays off.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>