A Puffy Pavilion in Boston, a Termite-Impressed Campus in Kenya, and a FBI Innovation Middle in Alabama


This week we’re sharing projects from Kenya to Boston, Alabama and Seattle with several stops in between. In addition to the projects that we cover in detail, we highlight work that architectural firms share with us on a daily basis through the Project Gallery, the user-generated portion of the ARCHITECT website. To date we have more than 16,000 projects.

View from the quad

Krueck Küster Partner
View from the quad

Loyola Academy Center for the Performing Arts, Wilmette, Illinois
Krueck + Sexton Architects

“The all-electric building will further reduce CO2 emissions as the Chicagoland grid continues its transition to fully renewable fuel sources through 2035. Highly efficient building systems are being installed on the roof in anticipation of a future photovoltaic system that will house the entire building energy load. “

Kinan Deeb for Kéré Architecture

Startup Lions Campus, Turkana County, Kenya
Kéré architecture

“The building is inspired by the towering hills built by termite colonies in the area. Tall ventilation towers create a chimney effect to naturally cool the main work spaces by sucking warm air upwards while fresh air is brought in through specially designed low openings. “

Light that emerges from the common rooms at night increases the feeling of presence and

Architecture by Dake Wells
Light that emerges from the common rooms at night increases the feeling of presence and “eyes on the street” – and ultimately contributes to greater safety.

Pendleton ArtsBlock, Kansas City, Miss.
Architecture by Dake Wells

“The 38-unit project includes six studios, 21 one-bedroom [apartments], and 11 two bedroom apartments. The project is rethinking the concept of replacement housing and neighborhood catalysis by including the placement of artists in the tenant mix. “

Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Charlottesville, Virginia.

“The design uses systems and technologies that even go beyond LEED standards and increase the exchange of fresh air, allow fine-grained environmental control that enables natural ventilation and daylight. In addition, the building was designed in such a way that rainwater is collected and reused for irrigation of green roofs. “

FBI Innovation Center in the Redstone Arsenal

HKS & Clark Construction
FBI Innovation Center in the Redstone Arsenal

FBI Innovation Center at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.
HKS architects

“The three-story building will include collaborative office space, both formal and informal auditoriums, ‘collision rooms’ for spontaneous learning encounters, and specialized training rooms, including a kinetic cyber range and a virtual reality classroom where agents can test their skills and apply tools in real environments. “

Mark Herboth

Clemson University Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson, SC
LS3P, LMN Architects

“Honoring the past and looking to the future, the brick facade of the building respects the larger historical context, while modern construction technology maximizes both transparency and energy efficiency and emphasizes daylight, views and the future orientation of the college.”

To Lac, Seattle
Runberg architecture group

“The design of the project was chosen to create a unique sense of space and was inspired by the ‘tube houses’ found in cities across Vietnam, narrow residential buildings characterized by their variety of window styles and balconies. “

The fields, tigard, ore.
Otak Architects

“An important decision in order to cope with the steep slope of the site was to cut the slope so that all units have daylight and a view. The buildings are four-story, three of them with bridges to an upper parking lot. “

Samuel Balukonis

Loose fit, Boston

Located in Boston’s Seaport District, Loose Fit is a pavilion installation inspired by New England’s cedar shingles and the trend towards loose fitting jeans. The interactive structure consists of 80 “puffy shingles”, each filled with recycled denim to act as insulation, and a layer of shredded foam that “envelops the pavilion in a chromatic sprinkling,” according to a project description by the company. Read more about the project designed and manufactured by ARCHITECT Next Progressive company CO-G here.

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