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Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment in Florida by Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Gehry Partners, LLP; Hines Interests Limited Partnership and West 8

Opened in January 2011, the 5.86-acre Miami Beach City Center Redevelopment project consists of New World Center, an innovative facility for music education and performance with state-of-the-art technical capabilities; Miami Beach Sound Scape, an adjacent 2.5-acre public park and event space; and a 556-space municipal parking structure.

Images Courtesy Robin Hill

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Portland Mall Revitalization in Portland, Oregon by ZGF Architects LLP

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

Already an icon of progressive planning, the revitalized Portland Mall is significant nationally as a new benchmark in urban design, place-making and transportation infrastructure. Extending the entire length of downtown Portland, it mixes multiple modes of transportation, stimulates adjacent development and re-establishes itself as one of Portland’s premier civic spaces.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Bruce Forster / Eckert & Eckert)

  • Architect: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Name of Project: Portland Mall Revitalization
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Owner: Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet)
  • Photo Credit : Bruce Forster / Eckert & Eckert

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Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario in Fayetteville, Arkansas by University of Arkansas Community Design Center

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: University of Arkansas Community Design Center

As a complement to Fayetteville’s 2030 City Plan, a 2030 Transit City Scenario Plan independently models a future based on development of a streetcar system. While city planning is generally future-oriented, scenario planning models specific futures from the insistent exploration of a particular driver through “what if” propositions.

Image Courtesy University of Arkansas Community Design Center

  • Architects: University of Arkansas Community Design Center
  • Project: Fayetteville 2030: Transit City Scenario
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Owner: City of Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: University of Arkansas Community Design Center

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The Xeros Residence in Phoenix, Arizona by blank studio architecture

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: blank studio architecture

The Xeros project is sited within a late 1950’s era neighborhood where the urban grid of Phoenix, Arizona is overtaken by the organic land forms of the north phoenix mountain preserve. Located at the end of two dead-end streets, the Xeros residence is positioned upon the upward slope of a 50’x 250’ double lot facing the mountain preserve to the north and the city center to the south.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated)

  • Architect: blank studio architecture
  • Name of Project: The Xeros Residence
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Construction complete: January 2006
  • Type: Single-family residence
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated
  • Software used: AutoCAD all for drawings and 3D Studio MAX for renders

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Gehry Residence in Santa Monica, California by Gehry Partners LLP

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Gehry Partners LLP

The Gehry Residence in Santa Monica, Calif., has been selected for the 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. A seemingly adhoc collection of raw, workmanlike materials wrapped around an unassuming two-story clapboard bungalow, Frank Gehry’s, FAIA, home for his wife, Berta, and two sons found a literal, but unexpected, answer to the question of neighborhood context, and used it to forever re-shape the formal and material boundaries of architecture.

Image Courtesy Leslie Brenner / Esto

  • Architects: Gehry Partners LLP
  • Project: Gehry Residence
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Photography: Gehry Partners LLP

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Soul box in Vilnius city, Lithuania by a01 architects

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: a01 architects

Soul Box restaurant / bar is located on the main party street of Vilnius city, bearing the same name. The bars’ interior design concept is based on simplicity: two separate spaces – the restaurant / bar and the dance floor. The main axis of Soul Box is an 8m long bar, wrapped in square plywood structure elements, which easily transform into shelves, handrails or lamps. The versatility of the structure elements is what helps create the ambiance of the bar. Building structure and other elements of the old premises, which match the interior, have been uncovered. Soul box has resurrected the architectural heritage of a bygone era, of a building that perhaps for a bit too long, was left empty.

Night View

  • Architect: a01 architects
  • Name of Project: Soul box
  • Location: Vilnius city, Lithuania

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Jordan Dead Sea Development Zone Master Plan by Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

In order to capitalize on its cultural and political assets, the Government of Jordan has established a series of six Development Zones in which directed efforts are being made to increase foreign and domestic investment. The Dead Sea Development Zone encompasses 40 square kilometers of coastal land along the lowest body of water on earth.

Image Courtesy Sasaki Associates, Inc.

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Project: Jordan Dead Sea  Development Zone Master Plan
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Owner: Jordan Development Zones Commission
  • Collaboration: Buro Happold; Sigma Consulting; Tetra Tech
  • Photography: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

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The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

It was both an incredible honor and an exhilarating challenge to create The Wright, the new restaurant at the Guggenheim Museum — which is the first addition to the building’s iconic interior. We sought to create a contemporary response to complement the building with an extremely modest budget and 1,600 square feet in which to work.

Images Courtesy Peter Aaron

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Name of Project: The Wright at the Guggenheim Museum
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Restaurant Associates
  • Engineer: HHF Design Consulting, Ltd.
  • General Contractor: James G. Kennedy & Co., Inc.
  • Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
  • Photo Credit: © Peter Aaron
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World in Providence, Rhode Island by Anmahian Winton Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Anmahian Winton Architects

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World completely reinvents Rhode Island Hall, a historic Greek Revival building at the center of the Brown University campus. It is an endowed institute, serving the Brown community with teaching, research, fieldwork, and classroom studies for both graduates and undergraduates.

Image Courtesy Peter Vanderwarker

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Owner: Brown University
  • Engineer: RDK Engineers; Richmond So Engineering; GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • General Contractor: Shawmut Design & Construction
  • Landscape: Hines Wasser & Associates
  • Lighting: LAM Partners, Inc.
  • Photography: Peter Vanderwarker
  • Software used: Vectorworks and FormZ

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Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

New Orleans has long been dependent on its majestic river. The banks of the Mississippi River have served many purposes throughout the city’s history and are now poised to play a crucial new role. The city’s economy has suffered the slow loss of maritime activity due to port consolidation and sudden, comprehensive loss of civic stability due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Eskew+Dumez+Ripple)

  • Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Name of Project: Reinventing the Crescent: Riverfront Development Plan
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Owner: The New Orleans Building Corporation
  • Photo Credit: © Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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