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David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

Harmony atrium, a privately owned public space, was a defacto homeless shelter and small rock-climbing business. Lincoln Center sponsored the space with the true intention of creating a place for the public.

Image Courtesy Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
  • Project: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
  • Location: New York City
  • Owner: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Consultant: Acoustic Dimensions; Axis Group Limited; Dan Euser Waterarchitecture Inc; Fisher Dachs Associates; Pentagram Design, Inc.; Steven Winter Associate, Inc.; Vertical Garden Technology
  • Engineer: ARUP
  • General Contractor: RCDolner Construction LLC
  • Lighting: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

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Memory Temple in Los Angeles, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

Memory Temple is an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form, and technology. The installation is accompanied by a site-specific composition by a world-renowned composer. The sound-scape is integral to the experience and used to explore the spatialization of sound within the physical boundaries of the gallery.

Images Courtesy Art Gray Photography

  • Architect: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Name of Project: Memory Temple
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photo Credit: © Art Gray Photography

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Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, California by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Koning Eizenberg Architecture

The adaptive reuse of three industrial buildings created the headquarters for a non-profit organization that assists children and families exposed to violence.

Image Courtesy Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Koning Eizenberg Architecture
  • Project: Children’s Institute
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Owner: Children’s Institute, Inc.
  • Engineers: John A. Martin & Associates, Inc.; KPFF Consulting Engineers; Alliance Engineering Group, Inc.; Unison Electric
  • Environmental Graphics: Newsom Design
  • General Contractor: Swinerton
  • Lighting: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier

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Sandridge Energy Commons in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by Rogers Marvel Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Rogers Marvel Architects

SandRidge Energy, a rapidly growing natural gas and oil company, relocated from the outskirts of Oklahoma City into an abandoned area of the downtown core. The master plan for this new headquarters spans multiple buildings, and multiple city blocks, where architecture and landscape architecture weave to balance company needs and civic engagement.

Rendering (Images Courtesy Dbox, Raddi Inc. and Rogers Marvel Architects)
  • Architect: Rogers Marvel Architects
  • Name of Project: Sandridge Energy Commons
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Owner: SandRidge Energy
  • Construction Management: Lingo Construction Services
  • Engineer: ARUP; Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt
  • Lighting Design: Microclimate and Daylighting Studies; Renfro Design Group
  • Photo Credit: © Dbox, © Raddi Inc. and © Rogers Marvel Architects

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Integral House in Toronto, Canada by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

The Integral House creates a place for architecture, music, and performance located at the threshold between Toronto’s urban fabric and its extensive natural ravine system. In the project’s program brief, our client clearly articulated his dual passion for mathematics and music and his interest in curvilinear shapes resulting in spatially complex volumes.

Image Courtesy James Dow

  • Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • Project: Integral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Acoustical: Swallow Consultants
  • Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership; DT Prohaska Engineering Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.; Toews Engineering
  • Fountain Consultant: Waterarchitecture Inc.
  • General Contractor: Eisner Murray Custom Builders
  • Interior Design: Decisive Moment
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
  • Lighting Design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
  • Photography: Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, Bob Gundu
  • Software used: The design was developed though hand drafting and physical model building techniques.  The working drawings for construction were further developed using AutoCAD, along with some additional hand drafting.    Some of the custom hardware pieces – such as the  door handles and glass clips for the blue glass stair were developed using Rhinoceros NURBS modeling. The design process was iterative – typically it would start with a hand sketch, or a physical model, which would then be further developed using AutoCAD, and / or Rhino, depending on the item.

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HyundaiCard Air Lounge in Incheon, South Korea by Gensler

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Gensler

Located at Incheon Airport in Korea, this 250 sm project seeks to create an exclusive environment to offer unique travel assistance for HyundaiCard Black members. As a counterpoint to the surrounding visual noise and frenzied airport activity, the proposed parti is deceptively simple, with functions arranged in a freestanding “black box”.

Image Courtesy Ryan Gobuty

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: HyundaiCard Air Lounge
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea
  • Owner: HyundaiCard Company
  • Consultant: Laschober + Sovitch
  • Engineer: Kesson International
  • Lighting: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll
  • Photography: Ryan Gobuty

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Record House Revisited in Owings Mill, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

Four decades after their project was featured in the 1969 Record Houses issue of Architectural Record, the owners sold the house to a young couple. A condition of the sale was that the new owners would respect the character of the project, yet be able to revisit and alter the contained quality of the interior rooms to create a continuous living space visually connected to the woodland site.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol)

 

  • Architect: David Jameson Architect
  • Name of Project: Record House Revisited
  • Location: Owings Mill, Maryland
  • General Contractor: The Ley Group
  • Photo Credit: © Paul Warchol

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Prairie Management Group in Northbrook, Illinois by Goettsch Partners

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Goettsch Partners

Executive investment offices for a retired design entrepreneur, the founder of a national home furnishings retailer, provided the opportunity to leverage the client’s passion for clean, bold modern design into a dramatic, light-filled investment office environment showcasing the client’s extensive glass and ceramic art collection.

Side View (Images Courtesy Goettsch Partners)

  • Architect: Goettsch Partners
  • Name of Project: Prairie Management Group
  • Location: Northbrook, Illinois
  • Owner: Prairie Management Group
  • General Contractor: Pepper Construction
  • Engineer: Cartland Kraus Engineering, Ltd; The Structural Group
  • Landscape Architect: Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
  • Photo Credit: Goettsch Partners

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Artifacts in Omaha, Nebraska by Randy Brown Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Randy Brown Architects

Kent Bellows (1949 – 2005) was a lifelong Nebraska Artist who has been recognized as one of America’s greatest masters of American Realism and was known as a mentor for friends, colleagues and burgeoning artists.

Image Courtesy Farshid Assassi

  • Architects: Randy Brown Architects
  • Project: Artifacts
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Owner: Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts
  • Construction: University of Nebraska Architecture Students
  • Photography: Farshid Assassi

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