Schondorf on Lake Ammersee has become an attractive place to live due to its location, its good infrastructure, the short distance to Munich and the airport. A mansion for a business couple, curious, brave and interested in design. A house with complex functional sequences. A framed view of the sculptural landscape. 380 massive acrylic glass cylinders perforating the building’s exterior skin.
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The site is 600 square meter land area located in a an area that is medium dense, semi detached, without any physical and building typology from one and another. The client came to TWS Parters with a particular vision of garden house, which can maximize in correlation to outdoor space fromwithin. From client’s brief of room program, the house was to have a huge area of 800 square meter, with the entire space to be located within the limited site.
- Architect: TWS Partners
- Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
- Area: 600 sq meters
The Freight & Salvage (whose non-profit organization is incorporated as the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music) has long been the most venerable institution dedicated to presenting the best in folk and traditional music west of the Mississippi. The organization was started in 1968, where despite the small size and grittiness of the initial barn-like urban warehouse venues, “The Freight” became known for top quality performers and for its welcoming, down-home environment.
- ARCHITECT: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
- SIZE: 18,000 square feet
- ESTIMATED COST: $9.3 million
- DATES: 2006-2009
- SERVICES PROVIDED: Concept Design, SD, DD, CD, CA, Fundraising Support
- SOFTWARE USED: AutoCAD 2008
- ARCHITECTS: Marcy Wong – Partner, Donn Logan – Partner, Tai-Ran Tseng, AIA – Project Manager.
- GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Rick Spickard
- PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Greg Thurman
- INTERIORS: Donn Logan
- PLANNING: Donn Logan
- DEVELOPER: Steve Baker
- LANDSCAPE (Green Roof): Josiah Cain
- CIVIL ENGINEER: Steve Calcagno
- STRUCTURAL: Sam Koerper
- MECHANICAL: Bill Hadinger
- ELECTRICAL: Carol Light
- THEATRICAL CONSULTANT: Adam Shalleck
- ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING: Mary Jane Lawless Marcy Wong
- ACOUSTICS: David Schwind
- AUDIO VISUAL: Adam Shalleck
- RENDERING: Patrick Ghiringhelli
- MODEL CONSTRUCTION: Justin Tang, Joyce Sirna
- PHOTOGRAPHY: Billy Hustace, Sharon Risedorph, Hali McGrath, Christo Logan
The industrial areas in the Copenhagen suburbs are next in line for urban development. A new light rail is planned to interconnect 20 development zones with a total area of 11 Km2, the size of the entire inner city. We are proposing to turn the light rail line into a spine of dense urbanity with a series of peaks at the stations. By combing the rail with strategies for energy exchange, waste management, water treatment and electric car stations, the infrastructure could become the base for a new sustainable ring of development around Copenhagen, and an artery of true urbanity pumping life into the heart of the suburbs. At certain points the rail becomes a building itself almost like a Roman aqueduct passing through the suburbs, at other points it forms small pockets of urbanity around the stations.
This project is a morphological study that emphasizes circulating forces and an extended field of movement. It is designed by dynamically simulating self-organizing biological systems. Simultaneously, selective decision making is used to sculpt innate yet deliberate spatial relationships and formal qualities.
- Project Name: Praxis of Flow
- Designers: MegaZoo Design: Melody Rees + Arthur Azoulai
- Schematic Design Completion : December 2010
- Project Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Status: Un-Built
As time defines history and events turn into memories, time itself again stands in the way to recall both as the constantly changing subjectiveness of presence determines the perspective of view onto the past.
The seven chambers are designed to cut the visitor, the exhibited art of the private collection and the occasional cultural and communal events out of the context of the presence to create a moment of individual reception, reflection and interaction with the long lasting history of China without any influence of singular materiality of temporary circumstances, creating the opportunity of a silent encounter with various objects and art pieces, documenting the long way of thousands years of Chinese history, leading to the day, which is today.
- Architects: Cheungvogl, Hong Kong
- Location: Dalian, China
- Client: Private Commission
- Main Use: Exhibition
- Total Area: 1’400 sqm; 1’200 sqm Exhibition, 200 sqm Facilities
- Site Area: 42’000 sqm
- Design Year: 2008-2011
- Status: ongoing – 2012
Miami Dade College Campus Center, Miami, Florida, by OPPENHEIM Architecture+Design designed using ArchiCADMonday, February 21st, 2011
The dramatic design set forth for Miami’s LEED certified Miami Dade College Campus Center by Oppenheim Architecture+Design is visually daring and bold; yet upon further introspection, inherently elemental and concise in its organization of the complex programmatic mix. The proposed LEED® certified structure is conceived of as a portal comprised of a base and a top supported by two towers that allow large exterior public spaces at ground and in sky. The project is to serve as a catalyst-exasperating significant enhancement to the campus experience and image through a local revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood.
- Architect: OPPENHEIM Architecture+Design, Miami, Fla.
- Project: Miami Data College Campus Center
- Scope: 2,500,000 SF mixed-use. Architecture/Interior finishes
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Chad Oppenheim of OPPENHEIM Architecture+Design’s designs, although not limited to Miami, are mainly concentrated in and around Miami. His influence is being felt most in the Design District and Uptown.
Architect: OPPENHEIM Architecture+Design, Miami, Fla.
Scope: 9,000 SF private residence. Architecture/Interior design
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Project Team: Chad Oppenheim, Juan Calvo, Giovana Henao, Leslie Abraham, Rodrigo Londoño, and Roger Placencia
My mother is a liberal democrat who supports environmentally conscious legislation and business. So naturally, she opposes sprawl. I was recently driving with her through a 1990s suburb where the houses are built very close to one another, less then 10 feet apart. She said to me, “I don’t know why anyone would want to live right on top of their neighbors like that.” She’s not alone in having these competing, yet understandable, points of view. When discussing sprawl as an urban condition, there is no lack of vitriol. But at the scale of the house, most people want their space. As historian Robert Bruegmann points out, very few critics of sprawl believe that they live in it—it’s a place that is further out, less sensible, and less tasteful than their own neighborhood.