In the "Monocle on Design" podcast, Director of Urban Design and Planning Daniel Ringelstein discusses SOM's collaboration with National Geographic to design a city of the future. The project envisions a city in 2050, when the world's population is expected to reach 9.8 billion.
In June, 2019, SOM will participate in the London Festival of Architecture, the world’s biggest annual architecture festival. On Saturdays throughout the month, SOM architects will lead tours of The Straford Hotel & Lofts at Manhattan Loft Gardens.
On April 30th, 2019, the UK Green Building Council launched Advancing Net Zero, an initiative designed to help drive the architecture industry forward in addressing climate change. An accompanying report on net-zero buildings, created by a group on which SOM's Mina Hasman served, was also released.
Sustainability expert Mina Hasman and other leading voices from the architecture industry are featured in an interview with the Architects' Journal. From influencing clients to specifying materials, they share insight on the role of architects in reducing the whole-life carbon of buildings.
On April 30th, 2019, Dmitri Jajich, Director of Structural Engineering, will speak at the Tall Buildings Conference and Exhibition in London. Jajich will discuss Manhattan Loft Gardens, a 42-story tower that combines residential and hotel spaces.
On April 24th, 2019, "Beyond the Structure" ("+ Allá de la Estructura") opened in Madrid. Presented in collaboration with Fundación COAM, the exhibition spotlights the integration of SOM’s structural engineering practice with architectural design.
On Friday, April 26th, Mina Hasman will speak on a panel at the annual conference of the Association of Architectural Educators. The conference, which is currently in its fifth year, focuses on the theme of "Learning Through Practice."
An interview with SOM's Gareth Edwards is included in To Build a City in Africa: A History and A Manual. With case studies and essays written by a number of authors, the book provides a historical overview and critical analysis of contemporary urbanization in Africa.
Inhabitat features Moon Village, a concept to create the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. The project's cross-disciplinary team consists of SOM, the European Space Agency, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
World Architecture highlights Moon Village, a concept design for the first full-time human habitat on the moon's surface. Working with the European Space Agency and MIT, SOM is designing the resilient and self-sufficient project on the rim of the Shackleton Crater.
Highsnobiety features Moon Village, a concept to create the first full-time human habitat on the lunar surface. The project is designed, engineered, and planned by SOM in partnership with the European Space Agency and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Architect's Newspaper spotlights Moon Village, what would be the first permanent human settlement on the Moon's surface. The design—developed by SOM, in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and MIT—features a settlement of interconnected inflatable modules located on the Moon’s south pole.
Dezeen reports on Moon Village, the first permanent human settlement on the lunar surface, designed by SOM in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and MIT. "The project presents a completely new challenge for the field of architectural design," says SOM Design Partner Colin Coop.
Architectural Record spotlights Moon Village, SOM's first concept for a permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. Working in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), SOM is serving as architect, engineer, and designer of the project's master plan.
Architect Magazine covers the unveiling of Moon Village, the first permanent human settlement on the lunar surface. The design, produced by SOM in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and MIT, emphasizes self-sufficiency and resiliency in an otherwise uninhabitable environment.