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Morphosis’s Emerson College Los Angeles Building set to open in March

Morphosis’s Emerson College Los Angeles Building set to open in March | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The project gives the Boston-based communications and arts school a permanent home on the west coast.

The 10-story, $85 million project will accommodate 217 students in suite-style housing located in the two vertical towers. These living spaces flank the academic and administrative core, which include classrooms, a state-of-the-art digital screening room, a lecture hall with distance-learning capabilities, performance spaces, editing suites, and more. 

Designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis, the dynamic, aluminum-clad structure—really a self-contained campus—stands poised to become a symbol of its rapidly changing neighborhood.

Technological innovations echo the school’s own zeitgeist. Among the building’s energy-saving systems are exterior louvers that open or close automatically in response to the weather and the sun’s intensity. And two intriguing metal scrims, made from 17 different aluminum shapes that were digitally generated and manufactured, shade the interior faces of the residential towers.

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Catherine Devin's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:59 AM

Sustainability will progress  if  embedded  in universities and school programs... as mentioned earlier in the article on Business Schools ( Sce : Guardian)

What a great experience to be able to live a few years in a sustainable building, if  occupants promote simultaneously  green behaviours.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:48 AM

I found this project really amazing!

Designed by architect Thom Mayne of Morphosis, the dynamic, aluminum-clad structure—really a self-contained campus—stands poised to become a symbol of its rapidly changing neighborhood.

Technological innovations echo the school’s own zeitgeist. Among the building’s energy-saving systems are exterior louvers that open or close automatically in response to the weather and the sun’s intensity. And two intriguing metal scrims, made from 17 different aluminum shapes that were digitally generated and manufactured, shade the interior faces of the residential towers.

scarlettarch's curator insight, March 14, 2014 9:29 PM

The Boston- LA film connection just solidified a little more.

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Dublin Airport Terminal 2 by Pascall + Watson Architects

Dublin Airport Terminal 2 by Pascall + Watson Architects | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Dublin Airport’s 75.000 m² Terminal's 2 is a visually striking building that makes maximum use of natural daylight, creating bright and airy spaces that are formed through consideration of passenger movement to enable clear and logical sequential journeys. The fluid forms of the building have been achieved via the use of ALUCOBOND® aluminium composite panels.


Respect for the local environment was a key criteria in the selection of materials for the project, not only to respond to its location and context, but also to ensure the best possible quality and value. The building sets new standards in sustainable terminal design, achieving a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to statutory compliant design.

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Mercor's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:32 AM

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