Sosnowski Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Sited in a 1950’s era dense neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona, the Sosnowski Residence takes the form of a courtyard house defined by three sandblasted 8-8-16 standard gray CMU walls at the main level and an exposed Virendeel truss at the upper level that ultimately characterizes the project.

The Cornerstone / JAJA Architects ApS

Currently being approved by the municipality of Copenhagen, the building will act as a catalyst for urban activity, as public space surrounds the entire built structure. The architects image the building “contributing to the area’s diversity as a building object that creates public space in front, below and behind it.”

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory / Flansburgh Architects

Conceived as a high school science building dedicated to the study of alternative energy, the new Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy functions as a zero-net-energy, fully sustainable building. The project’s fundamental goal is that of educating the next generation of students in the understanding of environmentally conscious, sustainable living systems. The project targets LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certification.

One Bloor East / Hariri Pontarini Architects

Hariri Pontarini Architects shared with us their project One Bloor East, a 753,968 sf residential project in Toronto, Canada. The 687 units are currently under construction. You can see more images and architect’s description after the break.

Quantum Dot Research leads to More Efficient Solar Cells

Photovoltaics are slowly making their way into a variety of project typologies.   And, now, with new developments from chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at the University of Texas, solar cells can upgrade from their solar efficiency current limit of 30% to more than 60%.  To increase the cells efficiency, Zhu studied capturing hot electrons (energy that is [...]

Cape Schanck House / Jackson Clements Burrows

The undulating landscape at Cape Schanck is primarily a combination of cleared grass dunes (locally known as the Cups region) and expansive areas of dense Coastal Heath and Ti-tree shrub. The site is a designated wildfire zone and prior to the landscape being significantly cleared by early European farmers the area was inhabited by local aborigines.

Denmark Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010 / BIG

The Shanghai Expo 2010 has opened its doors, and we start to see how the pavilions evolved from the previews we saw during design/construction phases at ArchDaily, to become a showcase of the current status of architecture from around the world.