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The House As A Metaphor by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This series of sculptures by Michael Jantzen plays with the iconic house shape in a variety of abstracted contexts, juxtaposing the house with other recognizable symbols. Most of the pieces are monochrome, and use a single material for both the house and the additions to it, which range from stilts, wheels and railroad tracks to clouds and crosses. Minimal and conceptual, these sculptures are meant to interrogate the meaning of the house symbol by exploring how simple interventions affect its interpretation. These sculptures are presented as proposals for large public art installations.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

Rocking House, Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects

Abstract

The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA

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Union Square Loft in New York by Paul Cha Architect

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Paul Cha Architect

Located in the bustling Union Square area, the 2500 SF trapezoid shaped loft is housed in a former department store, with original cast iron columns and tin ceilings. The client, an educational consultant, requested a tranquil residence for daily living as well as receiving frequent guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

  • Architects: Paul Cha Architect (Ali Koluman)
  • Project: Union Square Loft
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Material: Cherry wood(cabinetry), granite slab in absolute black honed finish(kitchen counter) & milk glass

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TRD Heinemann in V¾rnes Airport Trondheim, Norway by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects 

Gerb. Heinemann SE & co is one of the worlds largest corporations in duty free retail. They have stores at most european airports with international traffic. A number of these stores include a regional area, wherein regional products can be presented in a specifically tailored atmosphere. In company with some of the most known architect offices of the world, TYIN was asked to design this regional area in the Heinemann store at Trondheim Airport.

Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com

Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: TRD Heinemann
  • Location: V¾rnes Airport Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com
  • Client: Gebr. Heinemann
  • Project: Duty Free Shop, Regionals Area
  • Cost: 1.600.000 NOK / 193.000 EUR
  • Building period: November 2013 – March 2014
  • Area: 62 m2

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Atlas House in Osaka, Japan by Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates

The architectural languages with special meaning have been used for Japanese residence since ancient times.For example, Tokonoma referring to a built-in recessed space in a Japanese style reception room, highlights invisible planning described as the upper  and  lower seat by its presence beyond the ability to decorate things.

Image Courtesy ©  Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
  • Project: Atlas House
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano
  • Project Design Team: Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates
  • Client: Kenji Niwa
  • Constructor: Nishimura construction company
  • Sub-Contractors: Non
  • Use: residence and dental clinic
  • Area: 278.64m2
  • Design Period: 2012/Oct-2013/ May
  • Completion Period: 2013/Nov

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Maritime Center Historic Rehabilitation by Hamilton + Aitken Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Hamilton + Aitken Architects

The Maritime Center was one of two childcare centers built specifically to accommodate mothers working in the nearby Richmond shipyards during World War II. Henry J. Kaiser acquired funding from the Maritime Commission under the Lanham Act to build these centers for his workers (the famous Rosie the Riveters), making the Maritime Center one of the first federally-funded childcare centers in the United States. Built as a temporary structure to fulfill a wartime need, the center remained in continuous operation for over 50 years.

Image Courtesy ©  Hamilton + Aitken Architects

Image Courtesy © Hamilton + Aitken Architects

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The Forest House in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon-si, South Korea by JY-ARCHITECTS

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: JY-ARCHITECTS

“What do you expect from us?”

This was the very first question we asked a client at our first meeting. The client wanted to open a local low-end restaurant that would not normally require an architect’s touch.

“I want a restaurant that is extraordinary and unique—like a forest house in the city.”

His answer was very clear.

Image Courtesy © Hwang hyochel

Image Courtesy © Hwang hyochel

  • Architects: JY-ARCHITECTS (youmin won)
  • Project: The Forest House
  • Location: Bupyeong-gu, Incheon-si, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang hyochel
  • Program: a local low-end restaurant
  • Year: Jun.2013 – Jan. 2014
  • Floor area: 299.47 m2
  • Construction: team of Ra kwonsu
  • Main Manufactures: galvanized steel sheet panel + powder coating

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PELOTON’S FLAGSHIP NYC SPINNING CENTER

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: WSDG

In developing a NYC flagship site for live and on-demand, indoor spinning classes, the Peloton brain trust recognized the need for a cutting edge video broadcast studio for the streaming element of their visionary program.  Company co-founders, CEO, John Foley, COO, Tom Cortese and Marion Roaman, (an indoor cycling pioneer), engaged Walters-Storyk Design Group for the acoustic and isolation design of a broadcast-quality production facility with studio lighting and systems integration.  The resulting Production Control Room (PCR) and 60-bike TV Studio is a key component of the 8000 square foot complex. Located at 140 West 23rd Street in NYC, Peloton Chelsea also features spa-quality ambience, a refreshment lounge and, a sports fashion retail shop.

Image Courtesy ©  Eric Hwang

Image Courtesy © Eric Hwang

  • Acoustics: WSDG
  • Project: PELOTON’S FLAGSHIP NYC SPINNING CENTER
  • Location: NYC, U.S.A
  • Photography: Eric Hwang, WSDG

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The Paramount Studios Building in Surry Hills, Australia by Fox Johnston Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Fox Johnston Architects 

Architecture + contemporary culture

Built in 1940 as Paramount Studio’s commercial offices, this dilapidated yet iconic Art Deco building was extensively redesigned and restored by architects Fox Johnston over a nine year period.

The building was then given an exciting new commercial & creative life by Barton and McCarthy, working with Don Cameron and Fearns Studio.

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

  • Architects: Fox Johnston Architects (Barton and McCarthy, Don Cameron and Fearns Studio)
  • Project: The Paramount Studios Building
  • Location: Surry Hills, Australia
  • Photography: Simon Wood
  • Category: Heritage/Creative Adaptation, Commercial
  • Client: Citadin
  • Builder: Artechne
  • Heritage: Urbis
  • Structural: TTW

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Temporary House in Lima, Peru by Artem Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Artem Architects

This house is located on the outskirts of Lima City, Peru, within a 3000m² terrain. This terrain is mainly flat ground and is surrounded by abundant foliage. The concept of this design arose from the merger of three important aspects: the client’s requirements, integration with the nearby landscape and the local materials to be used.

Image Courtesy ©  Artem Architects

Image Courtesy © Artem Architects

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