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Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex in 160 Mass. Ave. Tower

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

BOSTON, MASS.  Berklee College of Music opened the doors to its 160 Massachusetts Avenue,residence tower in January 2014.  The building now features one of the largest, most progressive, and versatile professional audio teaching/production/performance complexes in the U.S.  Over three years and $100 million have been invested in the development and construction of this cusp point educational compound.  Situated over four dedicated floors in a striking, sixteen-story, 155,000 sq. ft.  William Rawn Associates building, the ten-studio Walters-Storyk Design Group – designed, audio education component represents a pinnacle of contemporary studio planning.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Designed By: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Software used: REVIT, CATT Acoustics, INSUL  (acoustics software)

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Cascades of Lights in San Jose, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Framing and fading the view become guidelines for the imagination; where an escape from the city is built and transported into a fictional world that is dancing with the wind, and light plays absorbed by its threads that catch between their frames a changing landscape.

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

  • Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Project: Cascades of Lights
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andres Garcia Lachner
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Date: August, 2014
  • Veritas University Professors: Arq. Benjamin Garcia Saxe, Arq. Laura Morelli
  • Veritas University Assistant: Arq. Cesar Coto Leandro
  • Design Development: Murillo Poblador Maria Jose, San Martin Cruz Ana Laura, Calvo Mendez Andrea Johanna, Campos Jimenez Silvia, Corrales Morera Melisa, Esquivel Isern Javier, Gamboa Amador Jose Alonso, Garcia Fernandez Mayline Diala, Gutierrez Chaves Priscilla, Gutierrez Nigro Maria Jose, Lopez Castro Daniela Maria, Montero Delgado Nery Sophia, Muñoz Alguera Mariela Paola, Quesada Pizarro Diana Maria, Rojas Murillo Jose Mario, Vasquez Barquero Jose Esteban, Aguilar Quesada Daniela Maria, Alvarez Tacsan Maria Jose, Barquero Carranza Lissa, Carolina, Ellis Wegley, Amy Rebeca, Fonseca Montalto Maria Jose, Gomez Duran Christian, Mena Guerrero, Maria Jose, Morel Julien, Porras Castro Andrea, Rodriguez Alvarado Alonso, Salas Araya Estrella, Sanabria Rojas Jacqueline, Segura Matamoros Jose Pablo, Vargas Jara, Javier Alonso, Vinocour Alvarez Carlos Alberto, Currea Natalia

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Renovation and Extension of the Zurich Zoo Foyer by L3P Architekten

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: L3P Architekten

The Zurich Zoo, situated on Zurichberg overlooking Zurich, is one of the most visited sights in Zurich. Due to the continual growing number of visitors, the entrance foyer was re-structured and adapted to current needs. In this process, the need to react subtly to the standing foyer, an excellent project from Dürig Architects in 1999, was applied. A complex, merged facility, embracing diverse areas such as the forecourt, counters, visitors’ centre, Zoo Shop, Zoo Café, volunteers’ centre and also including the station for the new zoo tram was realized in an all-out operation.

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja

  • Architects: L3P Architekten
  • Project: Renovation and Extension of the Zurich Zoo Foyer
  • Location: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zurich
  • Photography: Sabrina Scheja
  • Landscape Gardener: VetschpartnerLandscape Gardeners
  • Engineer: Freihofer& Partner
  • Building Physics: WichserAcustic&Building Physics
  • Electro-engineer: Schmidiger + Rosasco
  • Sanitary Engineering: GRP Engineers
  • HLKK-Engineer: Ahochn
  • Interior Design Zoo Shop: Decoris GmbH
  • Completion: Spring 2014

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Terrace2567 in Kagoshima, Japan by TAKESHI ISHIODORI ARCHITECTURE

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: TAKESHI ISHIODORI ARCHITECTURE

It is a simple timbered house of 1 story built in Kagoshima,Japan.It has a long and slender plan in north and south so that a north and south long and slender site may be met. Space is arranged from south at the turn of a parking lot, the garden, living room, dinning room, a courtyard, and a bedroom. Since a long passage produced inevitably, all the places facing a passage were made into the closet, and attained the increase in efficiency of storage.

Image Courtesy © TAKESHI ISHIODORI ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © TAKESHI ISHIODORI ARCHITECTURE

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Designblok observatory cube in Prague’s city center, Czech Republic by H3T architects

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: H3T architects

“We were inspired by, among other things, the Rubik’s Cube, the structure made of cubes in a cube where individual parts can change positions. Visitors to our pavilion represent the mobile component, i.e. imaginary particles which can use the structure as a landscape with a view.”

Image Courtesy © Rostislav Zapletal

Image Courtesy © Rostislav Zapletal

  • Architects: H3T architects
  • Project: Designblok observatory cube
  • Location: Prague’s city center, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Rostislav Zapletal
  • Thanks: Praha 1, Ferona, BOHEMIA-PARKET
  • Producer: Profil Media

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