SOM to create Disney headquarters in New York City covered in green tiles

Skidmore Owings & Merrill has revealed plans to build a glass-and-ceramic office building for Disney‘s New York operations, called 4 Hudson Square. New York architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) unveiled the visuals for The Walt Disney Company‘s new Manhattan headquarters today. The project is set to span an entire city block in the […]

SOM uses robots to construct concrete Stereoform Slab for 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Two concrete columns hold up a curving concrete roof of this pavilion that architecture firm SOM has built using a method it says could reduce the carbon footprint of high-rise concrete buildings. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has erected the Stereoform Slab for this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial in the city’s West Loop. The concrete […]

“The rapid deterioration of Earth’s biodiversity could be reversed equally quickly if we find new ways to design our cities”

Architects must act quickly and cooperatively to change cities and make their environmental good intentions reality, says Doug Voigt, urban design and planning partner at SOM. As the alarm bells have grown louder and more insistent with each new scientific report, organisations including the RIBA and the American Institute of Architects have added their voices to […]

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