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Georgia Tech Completes $9.5 Million Rehabilitation of University’s First Research Building for the College of Architecture

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Major project exemplifies innovative architecture, preserves legacy of Bauhaus-influenced functionalism

On December 14, 2010, Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture unveiled the $9.5 million restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic Hinman Research Building at a grand opening event January 12, 2011. Designed in 1939 by P.M. Heffernan, architect and later director of the Tech School of Architecture (1956-1976), the 35,000-square-foot building has been artfully preserved and revitalized in collaboration between Lord, Aeck & Sargent’s Historic Preservation Studio and Office dA as the architects and The Beck Group as construction manager.

Hinman Research Building External View - Jonathan Hillyer Photography


Nove 2 in Aspen, Colorado by Studio B Architects

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This small residual wedge-shaped property sat vacant for years given its many site restraints and complexities including; front streets on two sides, 10’-0” snow storage easements on 2 sides, buried City of Aspen main water and electric lines directly under the building footprint which required re-location and a year of approvals and strict zoning ordinances given its location in Aspen’s Historic West End.

Nove 2 by Studio B - Photo by Raul J. Garcia

  • Architects: Studio B Architects
  • project type –residential 1-3 million
  • completion date –fall 2009
  • location –aspen, colorado
  • primary materials –limestone panels, aluminum clad doors and windows
  • project size –3200 s.f
  • site size –10,800 s.f
  • construction cost –undisclosed
  • scope of work –the single owner required a small private house to display an extensive art collection.
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010 and Architectural Desktop for standard construction document work. 3D-Max and Rhino in addition to Architectural Desktop for  renderings


The Bay in Qingpu District, China by Atelier Feichang Jianzhu Architect

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The Bay Garden is located at Qingpu district, Shanghai. The site was once used as a fishpond of nearly 45 hectares, with an ideal ecological environment. In the breeding season, a large number of water birds perched there. The parcel is situated at the Island B, with altogether 20 houses of five types. The building areas aboveground vary from 514 sq. meters to 1022 sq. meters.

Front Elevation Lakeside

  • Architects: Atelier Feichang Jianzhu Architect
  • Project: The Bay, Phase 1
  • Location: Qingpu District, Shanghai
  • Client: Shanghai Qingchen Real Estate Development Co., LTD.
  • Principles: Yung Ho CHANG
  • Project Architect: Liu Lubin
  • Project Team: Wang Siuming, Liu Yang, Shi Chao, Qiu Yu Kui
  • Building Area: 19495.9 sq. meters
  • Stories: 2 stories aboveground, 1 story underground
  • Structure Type: Reinforced Concrete Frame Structure
  • Design Period: 2006-2010
  • Construction Period: 2007-2010
  • Article source: Atelier FCJZ


Inkanta Design Store in Miami Beach, Florida by NC-Office Architecture designed using AutoCAD

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The project is a retail interior located at the 1111 Building on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. The space is defined by two walls which contain the display cases. The walls are inflected to engage the customer from the exterior and to provide an integrated display at the storefront. The kink within the walls increases the display surface area while at the same time making every portion of the store visible to the sales-person. The sales area is defined by stainless steel panels which are perforated in order to reduce the weight of the heavy steel as well as to create a pixilated light pattern.

Inkanta Design Store

  • Architects: NC-Office Architect
  • Project: Inkanta Design Store
  • Location: Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
  • Client: Inkanta / 1111 Lincoln Road
  • Collaborators: Peter Nedev, Elizabeth Cardona, Cristina Canton, Nikolay Nedev
  • Consultants: Popov Engineers, Inc. (MEP)
  • Contractor: RCC Construction
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Photographer: Michael Stavaridis
  • Square Footage: 1,000 s.f.
  • Materials: Epoxy Based Terrazzo Flooring, Stainless Steel Perforated Panels
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Bridal Magic in Hyogo, Japan by Process5 Design Architect

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

“A circuit-style dress shop inlaid with frames”

Many people of all nationalities throng the main street that leads from JR Himeji Station to the World Heritage Site of Himeji Castle.

Dress Display space View

  • Architects: Process5 Design Architect
  • Project: Bridal Magic
  • Location: Smile bldg.-2F 75 Minamimachi Himeji-city Hyogo Japan
  • Designer: Ikuma Yoshizawa, Noriaki Takeda
  • Project designer: Tao Thong Villa Co,.ltd. Hideki Kureha
  • Contractor: J.Front Design & Construction Co.,Ltd. Yasukazu Miki, Tatsuya Nagaoka
  • Collaborator: Lighting design Ushio Inc Mariko Hayashi
  • Photographer: Tao Thong Villa Co,.ltd. Tsubasa Nukii
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: Dress shop
  • Total area: 183.36 sq. meters
  • Construction phase: Oct.〜Nov. 2010
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Main materials

  • Floor: Milk pine flooring(Nostamo), tatami
  • Wall: Molding picture frame on mirror, Split stone(Advan)
  • Ceiling: Wall paper
  • Furniture: lacquered Oak

Operation data

  • Open: 13 Nov. 2010
  • Business hours: Appointment system
  • Regular holiday: Tuesday
  • Tel: +81-79-287-1230
  • Management: Bride’s word Co,. Ltd.
  • Employee: 5 people
  • Main merchandise: Wedding dress, Tuxedo


Cafe Bustelo Gansevoort Hotel in Miami, Florida by NC Office Architect

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The project is an interior build-out at the Gansevoort Hotel South in Miami Beach. The design seeks to emphasize the proportions of the shell by juxtaposing two distinct volumes. The space is divided longitudinally into a compressed mezzanine which contains the service areas, and a double-height volume which is defined by a wall of metal coffee cans. This strategy generates additional leasable square footage, while engaging the party wall condition through the use of side-diffused, artificial illumination.

Gansevoort Hotel South Beach

  • Architects: NC-office Architect
  • Project: Cafe Bustelo Gansevoort Hotel
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Client: Rowland Coffee Roasters / Gansevoort Hotel South
  • Collaborators: Peter Nedev, Elizabeth Cardona, Cristina Canton, Nikolay Nedev, Mauricio Gonzalez
  • Consultants: Popov Engineers, Inc. (MEP), Don Shakelford (Structural)
  • Contractor: RCC Construction
  • Photographer: Michael Stavaridis
  • Completion Date: 2008
  • Materials: Bocci Pendant Lighting, Epoxy Based Terrazzo Flooring & Carrara Marble Counter
  • Programs: Autocad & Photoshop


Emile Rassam Building in Dekwaneh, Lebanon by Paul Kaloustian Architect

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The program of the building consists of four major elements: factory (lower floors), storage (upper floors), office and showroom (ground and mezzanine floors).

Emile Rassam Building

  • Architect: Paul Kaloustian Architect
  • Project: Emile Rassam Building
  • Location: Dekwaneh Beirut
  • Area: 5121 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3dS MAX, Photoshop


“Little Black Dress – LOU” House in Vienna Woods by AllesWirdGut Architektur

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

AllesWirdGut Architektur announce the completion of their latest single-family house project, LOU. Clad in a black skin, seven levels to live on will keep residents on the move and make sure that this “Little Black Dress” will still suit them fine in the future …

Little Black Dress (LOU) by AllesWirdGut Architektur


Arbor House in Martha’s Vineyard by Moskow Linn Architects designed with AutoCAD

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Moskow Linn Architects designed this beautiful house in Martha’s Vineyard which is famous for being a favorite summer vacation destination for many US Presidents.


Arbor House by Moskow Linn Architects

  • Architects: Moskow Linn Architects
  • Project: Chilmark, MA – Martha’s Vineyard
  • Site: Seven acres of mixed scrub oak, white pine and open grass land
  • Program: Passive solar guest house for year round use
  • Size: 800 Square feet
  • Cost: $280,000 ($350 per sq. ft.); Site work $50,000; Construction $230,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD


London Aquatic Centre in London, UK by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

More projects by Zaha Hadid

The architectural concept of the London Aquatic Centre is inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment in sympathy with the river landscape of the Olympic Park.  An undulating roof sweeps up from the ground as a wave – enclosing the pools of the Centre with its unifying gesture of fluidity, whilst also describing the volume of the swimming and diving pools.

London Aquatic Centre

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: London Aquatic Centre
  • Location: London, UK
  • PROGRAM: Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics and future use
  • CLIENT: Olympic Delivery Authority
  • Project Director: Jim Heverin
  • Project Architect: Glenn Moorley, Sara Klomps
  • Project Team [competition]: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, Agnes Koltay, Feng Chen, Gemma Douglas, Kakakrai Suthadarat, Karim Muallem, Marco Vanucci, Mariana Ibanez, Sujit Nair
  • Project Team: Alex Bilton, Alex Marcoulides, Barbara Bochnak, Carlos Garijo, Clay Shorthall, Ertu Erbay, George King, Giorgia Cannici, Hannes Schafelner, Hee Seung Lee, Kasia Townend, Nannette Jackowski, Nicolas dalewitch, Seth Handley, Thomas Soo, Tom Locke, Torsten Broeder, Tristan Job, Yamac Korfali, Yeena Yoon
  • Photographer: Hélène Binet


  • Sports Architects: S+P Architects (London)
  • Structural engineer: Ove Arup & Partners (London, Newcastle)
  • Services: Ove Arup & Partners (London)
  • Fire safety: Arup Fire (London)
  • Acoustics: Arup Acoustics (London)
  • Façade Engineers: Robert-Jan Van Santen Associates (Lille)
  • Lighting Design: Arup Lighting (London)
  • Kitchen Design: Winton Nightingale (London)
  • Maintenance Access: Reef (London)
  • Temporary Constructiont: Edwin Shirley Staging (London)
  • Security Consultant: Arup Security (London)
  • AV + IT Consultants: Mark Johnson Consultants (London)
  • Access Consultant: Access = Design (London)
  • CDM Co-Coordinator: Total CDM Solutions (Cardigan)
  • BREEAM Consultant: Ove Arup & Partners (London)


  • Site Area: 36,875 m2 
  • Legacy: Basement 3,725 m2, Ground Floor 15,137 m2, First Floor 10,168 m2
  • Olympic: Basement 3,725 m2, Ground Floor 15,402 m2, First Floor 16,387 m2, Seating Area 7,352 m2

Footprint Area

  • Legacy: 15,950 m2
  • Olympic: 21,897 m2


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