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Past articles by Jon:

8 Brick Projects With Stunning Stack Bond Façades

These vertically-aligned facing bricks give masonry walls a contemporary flare. → Read More

Bright Ideas: 7 Brilliant Pendant Lights Designed by Architects

Much like architecture, the design of a pendant light calls for a perfect harmony of aesthetics, construction and technical performance. → Read More

Architectural Details: David Adjaye’s Museum of African American History

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was designed by Adjaye Associates, one of the world’s leading Black-owned architecture practices, in collaboration with The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond LLP and SmithGroupJJR. → Read More

Talking SHoP: How One Firm is Reshaping New York City's Skyline

In the twenty years since founding SHoP Architects, its five principals — Christopher, Coren and Williams Sharples, Kimberly Holden, and Gregg Pasquarelli — have transformed the firm from a boutique operation in Lower Manhattan to one of the city’s most prolific design practices. → Read More

Perfect Imperfections: 5 Textured Façades Built with Kolumba Bricks

Architect Peter Zumthor inspired an artisanal brick collection. Kolumba bricks, as they are known, became so well-liked that Petersen Tegl began selling them to architects around the world. → Read More

Architectural Details: Thomas Phifer's Monumental Glenstone Museum

The centerpiece of the new Glenstone Museum is a concrete gallery building, designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, which accommodates 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, along with an arrival pavilion, a bookstore, two cafés and an environmental education center. → Read More

Weaving Wonders: Dominique Perrault's Experimental Metal Mesh

The metal mesh, which was fabricated in collaboration with GKD Metal Fabrics, would become a reoccurring theme throughout Perrault’s career, as he transformed it from a cheap industrial product into an essential element of his avant-garde style. → Read More

Interview with Dana K. Gulling, Author of Manufacturing Architecture

Dana K. Gulling's latest book, Manufacturing Architecture, examines customized repetitive manufacturing (CRM), the diverse processes that utilize molds and jigs for the mass production of custom building components. → Read More

Catching Rays: 6 Phenomenal Photovoltaic Façades

Thanks to these innovations and the public’s growing appreciation for clean power, photovoltaic façades are finally having their moment in the sun. → Read More

Material Masters: Specifying Building Products with Architect Neill Parker

In the offices of Stonehill Taylor, a Manhattan-based architecture and interior design firm, architect Neill Parker sits at the center of a long conference table strewn with façade mockups and material samples. → Read More

Stretch of Imagination: SelgasCano's Unparalleled Plastic Façades

SelgasCano has spent the past two decades exploring the possibilities of plastic, arguing that these oft-maligned materials can be used to create ethereal, lightweight and, yes, even sustainable buildings. → Read More

Feats of Clay: 5 Sculptural Façades with Ceramic Cladding

Today, with the added benefits of computer-aided design and manufacturing, architects can express themselves through ceramic cladding, creating sculptural façades that stand as works of art in their own right. → Read More

Uncontainable: The Future of Shipping Container Construction

Architizer speaks with Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, to learn more about his company, the benefits and challenges of building with shipping containers and what their partnership with Grimshaw means for the future of the construction industry. → Read More

Almost Invisible: SANAA’s Minimalistic, Curved Glass Façades

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have become masters at crafting curved glass buildings whose walls are nearly invisible but whose presence is undeniably felt, as if made of air. → Read More

Behind the Building: Richter Musikowski’s Fantastic Futurium

Commissioned by the Ministry for Education and Research, and designed by Berlin-based architects Richter Musikowski, the Futurium hosts an ever-changing program aimed at shaping the Germany of tomorrow. → Read More

Behind the Building: Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville by OMA

The Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville by OMA is a library designed for the digital age. In a world where physical media and human interaction are increasingly rare, this project celebrates public gatherings and the sharing of ideas. → Read More

Architectural Details: Foster + Partners’ Sculptural Metal Ceiling

The Bloomberg Headquarters in London is widely considered “the most sustainable office building in the world.” Its most innovative feature is a fully integrated ceiling panel system, composed of millions of bespoke aluminum petals. → Read More

Architectural Details: CO Architects’ Crinkled Copper Façade

The Health Sciences Education Building by CO Architects features façades of recycled copper that blend in with the Southwestern landscape. → Read More

Behind the Building: Voxman Music Building by LMN Architects

Designed to “celebrate musical performance at every turn," the architects fine-tuned the acoustics of each space in the Voxman Music Building with care and precision, as if crafting a musical instrument. → Read More

Architectural Details: Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s Marvelous Metallic Dome

The dome of the Louvre Abu Dhabi was inspired by ancient Islamic architecture but realized with contemporary materials and state-of-the-art engineering. → Read More