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Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is the building’s owner-controlled operable double façade system.  By allowing the occupant to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, the facade is virtually redesigned “live” from within the space, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.  The screens also enhance the existing streetscape and promote a lively pedestrian environment. By visually breaking up the façade into smaller articulated moving elements, the building appears to move with the passing cars and people. In effect, it becomes a live canvas to be painted upon daily or more often. Like many features of the building, the façade is multivalent and rich with meaning performing several roles for formal, functional and experiential effect.

Front View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Name of Project: Lofts at Cherokee Studios
  • Location: 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge, Stephanie Ericson, AIA, Project Architect, Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Joshua Howell, Ching Luk, Charles Austin, Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, – Project Design Team.
  • Engineering: BPA –  Structural Engineering, Cobalt Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Photography: John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik
  • Software used: Drawings  in AutoCAD.  Schematic studies in Rhino.


Faroe Islands Education Center by BIG and Fuglark

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: BIG, Fuglark

The new Education Centre in Marknagil is situated on a hillside on the outskirts of Torshavn, to serve as a base for coordination and future development of all educational programmes in the region. As the largest educational building project in the country’s history, the institution combines Faroe Islands Gymnasium, Torshavns Technical College and Business College of Faroe Islands in one building, housing 1.200 students and 300 teachers.

Images Courtesy by BIG & Fuglark

  • ARCHITECT: BIG and Fuglark
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Faroe Islands Education Centre
  • LOCATION: Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • CLIENT: Mentamalaradid (Ministry of Culture) / Landsverk
  • SIZE: 19.200 m2
  • STATUS: 1ST Prize
  • IMAGES: BIG & Fuglark


Dębowa Housing Estate in Katowice, Poland by Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych

Dębowa social housing estate is located in the west part of Katowice, in the district Dąb, near the Voivodship Park of Culture and Recreation in Chorzów. The development consists of two buildings; one residential – commercial, complementary to the west frontage of the Dębowa Street and the other for residential use only, located further back within the plot.

Side View (Images Courtesy S.Polański)

  • Designer: Biuro Projektów Architektonicznych
  • Project name: Dębowa Housing Estate
  • Location: Katowice, Poland
  • Architects: Jan Pallado, Aleksander Skupin
  • Photographer: S.Polański
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Corel DRAW, 3D Max


Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado by RNL Design

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: RNL Design

The Research Support Facility (RSF) is a very significant building for DOE and NREL. It is a showcase of how high-performance buildings can be aesthetically compelling, acquired at a competitive first-cost and lifecycle cost, and through integrated design, how high-performance buildings can reduce performance risks to the Owner and constructor. Not only is the RSF designed to meet the LEED Platinum rating as defined by the US Green Buildings Council, it is slated to be the first Zero Energy Building (ZEB) of its kind. The building is a showcase of sustainable high-performance design. It demonstrates the integration of high performance design features and practices, showcases technology advances, and captures the public’s imagination for renewable and energy efficient technologies.

Research Support Facility (Image Courtesy Frank Ooms)

  • Architects: RNL Design
  • Project: U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Location: Golden, Colorado
  • Gross area: 222,000 SF
  • Date completed: June 2010


Olympic VeloPark London 2012, UK by Hopkins Architects

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Hopkins Architects

One of the four permanent venues on the Olympic Park, the Velodrome provides a venue for the indoor track cycling events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Olympic VeloPark London 2012

  • Architects: Hopkins Architects
  • Project: Olympic VeloPark London 2012
  • Location: London, UK
  • Size: 21,700m2
  • Client: Olympic Delivery Authority


Withee Malcolm Architects’ Projects Receive Honors From Three Notable Awards Programs

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Aviation Station, City Center Senior Apartments, TLofts and Unical Aviation are Winners

June was “sweeps” month for Withee Malcolm Architects as the firm garnered awards in three recognized programs — The Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards, the Industry Manufacturers Council Beautification Award, and the Gold Nuggets awards — for a diverse mix of projects that includes live/work lofts, industrial and office space, mixed-use, multifamily housing and affordable senior apartments.

Aviation Station TOD Wins PCBC Gold Nugget

  • Architects: Withee Malcolm Architects


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