Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion
Santiago Calatrava said the roof would open.
And evidently it will.
On Friday morning, a 5,700-pound glass panel was hoisted into place as a 355-foot-long operable skylight took final form in the Oculus pavilion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Mr. Calatrava. Another panel went up in the afternoon.
Those are among the last of 996 pieces of blast-resistant glass to have been installed at the Oculus since March 15. The glazing should be finished on Monday [...].
Here are some more photos of the skylight's construction progress in the past few weeks (courtesy of WTC Progress).More about the WTC Transportation Hub in the Archinect news:NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputationHow Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center... View full entry
All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8!
This post is brought to you by Marvin. All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several... View full entry
Marvin Architects Challenge: All Eyes on Your Design
This post is brought to you by Marvin. All eyes on your design.ENTER YOUR MOST AWARD-WORTHY WORK IN THE MARVIN® ARCHITECTS CHALLENGE.We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin... View full entry
Editor's Picks #401
Archinect Showcase:(ed) A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects a "compact private residence" in Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood. Responding to chigurh, EKE and others Will Galloway commented "a european project, photographed by a european photographer as well. best not to generalize. Its a... View full entry
Seduced by the View
With help from volunteers, we took pictures of dozens of buildings and found that on average, blinds or shades covered about 59 percent of the window area. And over 75 percent of buildings had more than half of their window area covered. As the study puts it, “Tenants are moving into these rooms with a view, but more often than not, can’t see out the window.”
Windows of New York | A weekly illustrated atlas
The Windows of New York project is a weekly illustrated fix for an obsession that has increasingly grown in me since chance put me in this town. A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.
Jose Guizar, a graphic designer in NYC, has created a beautiful weekly journal showcasing his illustrations of New York City windows. View full entry
UTAH STREET RESIDENCE by Jon Hensley Architects; Archinect's 2012 myMarvin winner picks
In the previous weeks, you could already enjoy two of our three favorites from the 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge, the LEICESTER HOUSE by Eric Gartner and the RUSSELL T. JOY BUILDING by THA Architecture Inc. Today's featured project is UTAH STREET RESIDENCE in Arlington, VA by Jon Hensley... View full entry
RUSSELL T. JOY BUILDING by THA Architecture Inc.; Archinect's 2012 myMarvin winner picks
A couple weeks ago we presented one of our three favorites from the 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge, the LEICESTER HOUSE by Eric Gartner. Today we bring you the RUSSELL T. JOY BUILDING by THA Architecture Inc. Marvin is proud to... View full entry
LEICESTER HOUSE by Eric Gartner; Archinect's 2012 myMarvin winner picks
Over the next few weeks we're going to present our three favorites from the 2012 myMarvin Architect's Challenge. The myMarvin Architect's Challenge winners projects are original designs, built within the last ten years, which incorporate Marvin® windows and/or doors.  ... View full entry
Transparent Solar Cells For Windows
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, are reporting development of a new transparent polymer solar cell (PSC), an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board
In case you haven't checked out Archinect's Pinterest boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect Firm and People profiles. Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board Glass. ↑ L-House in Burgenland, Austria... View full entry
Making glass fly with birds
Retrofitting their home to eliminate feathered fatalities has worked for Brophy and Lutz. But a growing chorus of bird enthusiasts are advocating avian-friendly architecture at the design stage as the best prevention. It's a national movement that started in Chicago and has spread to other major cities, including the Twin Cities.