SOM reveals images of stainless steel US Army museum in Virginia

SOM has released exterior and interior building photos of the National Museum of the United States Army, which is nearing completion in Virginia. The stainless steel-clad museum has been designed by American architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), to tell the story of America’s oldest military service. The three-storey building will comprise of five pavilions […]

SOM designs concourse terminals for Studio ORD’s Chicago O’Hare airport

American firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has been selected to design a pair of concourse terminals as part of the major Chicago O’Hare Airport expansion. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) will design two new satellite concourses, measuring 1.2 million square feet (111,483 square metres), to form part of the new O’Hare project, the City of […]

SOM completes double-cantilevered Manhattan Loft Gardens tower

Manhattan Loft Gardens is a 143-metre-high tower with two cantilevers designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill that overlooks London‘s 2012 Olympic Games park. Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) engineered the concrete and steel frame so that it could accommodate three sky-gardens notched into the 42-storey building. The 42-storey tower has three sky-gardens Most of the […]

SOM completes Tenaya Towers in massive student housing project at California university

Board-marked concrete, cement plaster and glass form the facades of two student dormitories that Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has created for an expansive housing development at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Tenaya Towers are part of a larger development at the central Californian university that was masterplanned by SOM, a multidisciplinary firm with […]

SOM designs inflatable Moon Village to be first-ever lunar habitat

Architect firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has unveiled a proposal for a permanent community on the moon, comprising inflating pods that balloon up to accommodate more inhabitants as the population grows. SOM teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to design Moon Village as “the first permanent human settlement on the […]

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