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San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The previous owner of this 1960s modern home covered over the walls of glass with plywood and installed a massive awning at the rear of the house, blocking out most light and connection with the outdoors. The original interior had a maze-like layout starting with a small entry area and moving into too many hallways. In short, the house felt dark and closed-in. Nevertheless the new owners saw the potential in the home, purchased it, and hired Klopf Architecture to help them realize the potential. Today it is an open, light and bright, indoor-outdoor, clean and simple, modernist home for two professionals and their young son.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Klopf Architecture team: John Klopf, Chuang-Ming Liu and Ethan Taylor
  • Landscape Design: Growsgreen
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen and Moon
  • Contractor: Starburst Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Inside Out SF
  • Year completed: 2016

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IN.DENT in Woodland Hills, California by AN.ONYMOUS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: AN.ONYMOUS

In his essay, “On Trial 1: The situation. What architecture of technology?,” published in1962, Reyner Banham called the suspended ceiling a “Utopian or a Dymaxion dream.” He maintained that suspended ceilings had achieved a degree of industrialization, flexibility, and interchangeability of parts—accommodating a range of services such as heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, sound, fire-extinguishing, acoustic control, etc.—that far surpass the limited functions of exterior paneling or curtain-wall systems. “Taken grosso modo, one-offs, off-the-pegs, standardized and specialized,” he wrote, “all together, suspended ceilings represent probably the greatest achievement to date in accommodating technology to architecture.” Yet, despite its remarkable all-pervading presence, in Banham’s view, the suspended ceiling had been unremarked in the mythologies of modern architecture. “No one is for or against suspended ceilings,” he argued, “and yet they constitute one of the most sophisticated elements in the technology of architecture.”

Image Courtesy © Austin Yu

  • Architects: AN.ONYMOUS
  • Project: IN.DENT
  • Location: 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States
  • Photography: Neave Bozorgi and Austin Yu
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Brighton Periodontal and Implant Group
  • Project Team: Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, Shiqi Fan, Chun-Hua Chiu, Isabel Branas, Dan Zhu, Maria Katticaran
  • Area: 1,600 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Ranquist Development Group Offices in Chicago, Illinois by Vladimir Radutny Architects

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Vladimir Radutny Architects

A Chicago developer tasked us to create a new office atmosphere within an existing single story masonry shell. Our strategy was to place emphasis on the intrinsic character of materials used to build this simple box. First, we needed to uncloak its forgotten beauty, hidden behind the layers of old gypsum skin. Once the perimeter was brought back to life, we kept clear of it, and began to introduce the components needed for an everyday “office use”.

Image Courtesy © Mike Schwartz Photography

  • Architects: Vladimir Radutny Architects
  • Project: Ranquist Development Group Offices
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Mike Schwartz Photography

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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Insignia on M in Washington by Delucchi Plus

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Delucchi Plus

With the rapid development of luxury residential buildings in Washington, D.C., developers and property management know they need to create special buildings to stick out from the crowd. Development joint venture partners, Donohoe and MetLife, were able to create a stunning building in the heart of D.C.’s thriving Capitol Riverfront neighborhood with the opening of Insignia on M. With a unique blend of gorgeously designed interiors, meticulously chosen amenities and top-notch services from Bozzuto Management, Insignia on M sets the bar high for “the best place to live” with 324 artfully designed studios, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.

Image Courtesy © Delucchi Plus

  • Architects: Delucchi Plus
  • Project: Insignia on M
  • Location: Washington, USA

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160 E 22ND ST in New York by S9 Architecture

Friday, May 5th, 2017

 

Article source: S9 Architecture

Located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, 160 East 22nd Street is a 21-story, 84-unit condominium apartment building. In addition to luxury residences, the building includes ground loor retail space. The design is based on a modern interpretation of the elegant and timeless classic pre-war apartment buildings in the neigh-borhood. The limestone clad building’s massing is sculpted to incorporate a 24’ cantilever, and punctuated with alternating deep set fenestration pattern.

Image Courtesy © S9 Architecture

  • Architects: S9 Architecture
  • Project: 160 E 22ND ST
  • Location: 160 East 22nd Street, New York
  • Size: 116 000 SF
  • Client: Toll Brothers City Living (more…)

TENARA® Fabric Transforms Courtyard at Hotel Charleston in South Carolina by SEFAR® Architecture

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

On the northern coast of Columbia lies the port city Cartagena, site of Hotel Charleston. Located within walls designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hotel Charleston courtyard is now completely covered with a retractable fabric canopy courtesy of SEFAR® Architecture and Uni-Systems, LLC.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: TENARA® Fabric Transforms Courtyard at Hotel Charleston
  • Location: South Carolina, USA

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Copine in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source:  Olson Kundig

The design of Copine restaurant frames the open kitchen, offering guests a view into the artistry behind chef Shaun McCrain’s approach to contemporary American cuisine highlighted with classic French cooking techniques. Equal parts intimate and social, the space offers a scale of transparency throughout, allowing the food to take center stage.

Image Courtesy © Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Copine
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Software used: Revit, Newforma, SketchUp

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Southcoast Health Dartmouth Urgent Care in Massachusetts by JACA Architects

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: JACA Architects

Dartmouth was the second urgent care for Southcoast. The Patient and Provider flows were streamlined for maximum efficiency. The check-in station was designed to be the focus of the room and was located a good distance away from the closest waiting chair. Glass was used to create acoustical and visual privacy.

Exterior of the Southcoast Health Dartmouth Urgent Care, Image Courtesy © JACA Architects

  • Architects: JACA Architects
  • Project: Southcoast Health Dartmouth Urgent Care
  • Location: 435 State Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA
  • Size: 4,300 square feet
  • Completion: February 2017

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False Bay Writer’s Cabin in Washington by Olson Kundig

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

This five-hundred-square-foot cabin serves as a private writer’s retreat and guest cottage. The owners asked for a space that felt connected to its island setting—the mild climate, scenic views, and proximity to wildlife. At the same time, they needed a structure that could be easily secured when not in use.

Image Courtesy © Tim Bies

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: False Bay Writer’s Cabin
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Tim Bies
  • Software used: Autocad 2006, 2009, SketchuUp 3D.

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