Perkins+Will’s “Sleek” Manhattan Tower to Feature Five Open-Air Gardens

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Conceptual plans of Perkins+Will’s East 37th Street Residential Tower in New York City have been unveiled. Debuted in Cannes, France, during MIPIM, where the high-rise received a “Future Projects Award,” the 700-foot-tall Manhattan tower boasts a “shimmering, angled curtain wall” organized by five clusters of shared amenities and open-air gardens.

More about the 65-story, 150,000-square-foot condominium tower, after the break. 

CREATE / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location:
Area: 700000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Griffith

CREATE – Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location:
Area: 700000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tim Griffith

BIG, Heatherwick and The Living Named Among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Architectural Practices of 2015

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has announced who they believe to be the most innovative practices in architecture for 2015. Topping this list is the online remodeling community Houzz, the BIG powerhouse and David Benjamin’s The Living. See the complete list, after the break, and let us know who you believe is the world’s most innovative firms in the comment section below.

Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , FL, USA
Area: 135000.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robin Hill

University of Florida Clinical Translational Research Building / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , FL, USA
Area: 120000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robin Hill

Why Tall Wooden Buildings are On the Rise: An Interview with Perkins+Will’s Wood Expert

IZM Building / Architekten Hermann Kaufmann – Germany. Image © Norman A. Müller

Material Minds, presented by ArchDaily Materials, is our new series of short interviews with architects, designers, scientists, and others who use architectural materials in innovative ways. Enjoy!

Wood. The is the largest producer of the natural resource in the world. But yet we rarely see it in commercial, high-rise construction. So we asked a wood expert – Rebecca Holt at Perkins+Will, an analyst for reThink Wood‘s recent Tall Wood Survey  – to tell us about its potential benefits.

AD: Why is wood a material architects should use in taller buildings?

There are lots of reasons to consider wood – first it has a lower environmental impact than other traditional choices like concrete and steel.  Wood is the only major building material that is made the by sun and is completely renewable.

John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center – Phase II / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , MD, USA
Area: 320,000 sqft
Year: 2014
Photographs: Alain Jaramillo

William Jones College Preparatory / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , IL, USA
Leed: Pursuing Gold
Area: 278000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography

Perkins+Will Selected to Design Prentice Replacement

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Northwestern University has selected Perkins+Will to design the new 600,000 square foot Biomedical Research Building for the Feinberg School of Medicine in . Planned for the site of Bertrand Goldberg’s recently demolished Prentice Woman’s Hospital, the new building will “anchor the University’s research facilities and be the hub of a world-class research and development enterprise that attracts innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: ,
Contractor: Saudi Oger, Saudi Binladen Group, El Seif Engineering Contracting Co.
Master Plan: David Hansen, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Director
Area: 3,000,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bill Lyons

Orillia Public Library / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , Ontario, Canada
Area: 42,000 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ben Rahn / A-Frame, Tom Arban

Spaulding Hospital / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: Charlestown, , Massachusetts, United States
Construction Manager: Walsh Brothers Incorporated
Area: 378,367 sqft
Year: 2013
Photographs: Steinkamp Photography, Anton Grassl/Esto

Energy Environment Experiential Learning / Perkins+Will + DIALOG

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Architects: Perkins+Will + DIALOG
Location: , AB,
Area: 24,531 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tom Arban

University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: University at , , NY 14260, USA
Project Team: Rob Goodwin, Design Principal, NYO; Tony Caputo, Project Designer, NYO;Gary Shaw, Managing Principal, BOS; Andy Goetze, Project Architect, BOS; Madaline Hale, Interior Designer,BOS.
Collaborators: BR+A, Mechanical Engineers; LeMessurier, Structural Engineers; Mik-Young Kim, Landscape Designers
Area: 133510.0 ft2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Eduard Hueber

In Progress: Theatre at Nathan Phillips Square / Perkins+Will

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Architects: Perkins+Will
Location: , ON,
Project Area: 910.0 sqm
Photographs: Steven Evans

The Transparency Project / Perkins + Will

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Everyday, Americans all over the country go to work. They get in their cars, arrive at the office, and sit inside. Then, they go home, maybe watch some TV, and go to bed. 5 days a week. About 50 weeks a year.

Our built environment is where we now spend about 90% of our time. Unluckily for us, however, a recent Forbes article suggests that, most of the time, indoor air quality is actually worse than outdoor, to the point where it’s potentially hazardous: “paint, carpet, countertops, dry wall, you name it and chances are it’s got some sort of toxic ingredient.”

And yet we have little way of knowing just how bad our building’s “ingredients” are for us. Until now.

Perkins+Will has been busy making lists of harmful substances, and their side effects, found in commonly used building materials. Just last week, they released a report tackling one such “toxin”: asthmagens, affecting over 23 million Americans (including 7.1. million children).

The forward-thinking firm is on the cutting-edge of a movement, instigated by clients and fast taking over the architecture world – towards “healthy” buildings (inside and out).

Read more about Perkins+Will’s revolutionary Transparency Project, after the break…

The Johns Hopkins Hospital / Perkins+Will

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The new facility designed by Perkins+Will for the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, approaches the design as a total experience of healing that includes architecture and urban design.  The project proposes to redefine the hospital experience with The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, whose goal is to emphasize transformative patient-centric care.

More after the break.