Gucci Beverly Hills Flagship
Little Island on the Hudson to open Memorial Day Weekend
Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Mathews Nielsen LA, Little Island at Pier 55 creates an incredible leisure and arts space filled with foliage. The landscape is supported by precast concrete “pots” that taper to piles driven over 100 – 250 feet each.
Working with several types of brass and steel, our team provided structural calculations plus shop and fabrication drawings for Mariani Metal’s complex custom metalwork and Situ Studio’s organic timber seating. Because of the flowing landscape of the park, we worked with tighter tolerances and provided extra coordination support.
Photos from the NY Times & Dezeen
AUDI AG’s Sustainable Concept Dealership Facade
We’re delighted to share AUDI AG’s new sustainable dealership concept store in Germany featuring an approximately 500 m² facade of Made of Air’s novel biochar composite. The material is made from >85% atmospheric carbon content and acts as an engineered carbon sink.
By replacing a typical aluminium facade system, Made of Air’s facade prevents the re-emission of ca. 12t of CO2 from waste biomass and avoids emissions. The building has been awarded Gold Status by the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council.
LED provided structural facade engineering services including fastener testing and Review for the design team, Made of Air, Berlin.