Jennifer Geleff, Architizer

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Past articles by Jennifer:

Secret Portal: 6 Perfectly Seamless Hidden Doors

Easily mistaken for seamless cabinets or more excitingly, a portal to an alternate world, the following designs feature skillfully integrated invisible doors. → Read More

7 Beautifully Detailed Apartments Across Amsterdam

These apartments and lofts involve the conversion of unexpected spaces. → Read More

Faking It: Is It Ever OK to Use Imitative Architectural Materials?

Sometimes it is as if we are on an endless march to omit wood from wood. But it might just be OK. → Read More

Could Photosynthetic Façades Help Solve Climate Change?

London-based architecture firm EcoLogicStudio — led by architects Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto — conceived Photo.Synth.Etica through a partnered consortium with the Urban Morphogenesis Lab at UCL and the Synthetic Landscapes Lab at University of Innsbruck. → Read More

10 Preserved Archways That Honor Centuries of Past Construction

Throughout this collection, arches are preserved, inventively repurposed and reinvigorated with new functionalities and aesthetic properties. → Read More

Architectural Details: PES Architects’ Strait Culture and Art Centre

Helsinki and Shanghai-based PES-Architects’ design draws inspiration from the petals of a jasmine blossom and harnesses custom ceramic tiles to create a unique design that draws directly on its historical context. → Read More

How to Create Truly Solar-Powered Architecture

With a façade encased in over 12,000 photovoltaics, the Copenhagen International School pushes well beyond carbon-neutrality. → Read More

Food for Thought: What About Mycelium Architecture?

Over the past couple years, mycelium has gained growing recognition as a useful material and a ripe area for design innovation. → Read More

Contrasting Brick: 7 Architects Harnessing Masonry in Bold New Ways

Wrapping their projects in contrasting brick, the following architects use pattern and color in unusual ways to achieve newness with this traditional building material. → Read More

Glass Towers Are So Passé. What Will Replace Them?

Many high-profile architects are choosing to move away from building glass skyscrapers. Some of the results, namely in New York City, are both shocking and energizing, and offer a welcome respite from the status quo. → Read More

Blending Old and New: 7 Delicate Alterations to Brick Façades

The following projects include many types of brick façade alteration and adaptation. Grappling with both historical context and contemporary identity, each featured project is concerned with revealing a perfect marriage between restoration and renovation. → Read More

Behind the Building: EY Centre by fjmt

With the EY Centre, fjmt sought to create a warm, human tower that offered a counterpoint to typical skyscrapers. → Read More

Architectural Details: Sameep Padora's Undulating Brick Roof

The Maya Somaiya Library by Sameep Padora & Associates, is defined by its all-encompassing roof form, which makes you think twice about where the ground ends and the building begins. → Read More

BIG Proves Affordable Housing Can Be Beautiful, Too

What exactly unfolds when BIG, Jan Gehl, and Danish non-profit housing association Lejerbo, pool their efforts to create an affordable housing development in the heart of Denmark? → Read More

Photovoltaic Concrete: The Next Big Thing in Architecture?

Several recent advancements in photovoltaic construction signal that energy-generating concrete could play a larger role in the future of architecture. Two cases in particular, stand out in their recent contributions to the burgeoning field of photovoltaic concrete. → Read More

3 Mass Timber Structures That Take Wood To New Heights

Tall timber architecture’s most fervent supporters push for a world in which steel and concrete fall to the wayside due to their steep environmental costs; this crucial decline would make room for wood to rise to unprecedented heights, and occupy new roles in the structural makeup of buildings. → Read More

Behind the Building: Longchamp Racecourse by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Every element of the Longchamp Racecourse glistens shades of gold. → Read More

Architectural Details: Shui Cultural Center by West-Line Studio

The Shui Cultural Center by West-Line Studio demonstrates one of the great powers of architecture: the ability to transport each one of us into completely novel and unknown worlds that beg curiosity. → Read More

Behind the Building: Expensify Office by ZGF Architects

From the moment that the Expensify and ZGF teams saw this landmark site, they agreed that it was the perfect environment for the 10-year-old company to grow in Portland. With its marble-clad front façade, richly decorated skylit atrium, and colossal Ionic columns, this building was irresistible. → Read More

Look No Further: 5 Projects That Build on Local Knowledge

Each of the phenomenal projects included in this collection received a winning title in this year’s 2018 A+Awards season, which has officially concluded with its winners’ announcement. → Read More