This iconic mid century building underwent a major renovation to give it a new life. The evocative brise soleil¹ pattern is derived from the original tenant's core business. The exterior LED lighting scheme is a temporary nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Where am I and what is the building? For extra credit name the architect!
Last Week's Photo: Singapore. South Beach
What Makes a Great City Sasaki’s new report on ‘What Makes a Great City’ supports some of the same conclusions, in a different way, as my UrbanGreen Index 14.1 and Preservation Green Lab’s ‘Older, Smaller, Better’. Its a quick read with great info graphics. Nice work!
How Our Energy Needs are Changing Interactive data charts on energy sources and uses 1960-2011 as well as projected global demand. Great information and even better info graphics.
Variety in Building Size and Age Yields Vibrancy Ed McMahon sent me his recent piece from Urban Land which did a great job of synthesizing PGL’s ‘Older, Smaller, Better’ report. Read this if you don’t have time (or the attention span) to read the full report!
Preservation GreenLab Groundbreaking research that begins to provide real data for what we knew intuitively – fine grained, diverse neighborhoods are better.