The world's tallest building is the Burj Khalifa

World’s Tallest Building, Burj Khalifa, Might Be Surpassed

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Presently, the record holder for the world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 2,722 feet. However, a New York-based architecture firm may have discovered a loophole to achieve the record for world’s tallest building without the red tape of New York’s zoning laws. Rather than build a single tower that extends the height needed to reach the …


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Supplying Architects with Bullet Resistant Doors for All Situations

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“Bullet resistant doors are just a lot more common than you think,” Total Security Solutions CEO Jim Richards has often noted.  “We’re talking about a client concerned enough about security that they’re doing a retrofit and buzzing every visitor through.  Odds are good that they’re going to want that door and surrounding walls reinforced.” This isn’t just in jewelry stores and …


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Architects Can Find a Partner in Bulletproof Experts

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An increasing number of clients are considering or requiring bullet resistant elements in their projects.  But few architects or firms see these projects regularly enough to be truly up-to-date on the intricacies of designing integrated, attractive bullet resistant barriers.  It’s easy to slip up, and fail to account for weight, cost, availability, or any of the other little details that make bullet-resistant …


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New Apple Headquarters Boasts Miles of Glass

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It’s move-in month for employees working at Apple Campus 2, the company’s buzz-worthy, flying saucer-like building located in Cupertino, California. Designed by UK architects Foster + Partners, the centrally-located park surrounded by a circular shape structure was a design evolution said to be inspired by London Square, where similarly, houses surround a park. With a circumference of more than one mile, …


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A Modern Material Reflecting the Past

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Stainless steel has become increasingly popular in both interior and exterior architectural applications because of its corrosion resistance, appearance and durability. While the recent trend in architectural applications has leaned toward more reflective stainless steel façades, it wasn’t always that way. In the mid-1980s, the use of dull polished finishes was more prevalent, but they proved to be less resilient …


Iconic TWA Terminal Receives New Life

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The iconic main TWA terminal will remain intact and become a showcase element in the development of the new TWA Hotel. It will be flanked by two crescent-shaped buildings, which will be home to guest rooms, eight restaurants, and conference rooms.


Architectural Glass Takes on a New Shape

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Glass has become such a common material in modern buildings, it’s often easy to forget that we are relatively early in understanding the extent of its capabilities. It wasn’t even until the early 1950s, with the development of an automated float glass manufacturing process that provided consistent high quality at a moderate cost, that glass was truly made available to the …


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Breathtaking Glass Skywalks

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The last two years have been marked by a rapid growth in the construction of death-defying glass skywalks, with more than five built in China alone. With each new glass-bottom exhibit comes a challenge to build it higher, longer and more terrifying. Completed in September 2015, the Haohan Qiao or “Brave Man’s Bridge” is suspended 590-feet—that’s about the height of …


LEED® Green Building Program for Healthcare Facilities

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It was once perceived that the more technical a hospital appeared, the better it was received by patients and visitors. More recent evaluations, however, have proven that a stronger emphasis on the patient experience – by creating a warm, inviting atmosphere with access to outdoor spaces and natural light — builds more confidence in the minds of the patients and …