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Bridge House in Los Angeles, California by BONE Structure

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Article source: BONE Structure

Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture is designing a one-of-a kind “bridge house,” that will, literally, bridge over a stream. The 4,500-square-foot home will serve as a demonstration of innovative systems and forward-thinking processes. The design exemplifies Brunn’s signature minimalist aesthetic evident in dynamic spatial choreography of light and volume.

Image Courtesy © BONE Structure

  • Architects: BONE Structure
  • Project: Bridge House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Santa Monica Hotels in California by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc.

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. 

DESIGN

Although different hotels, the two structures work together to create a strong presence on the 5th Street corner by providing tower-like elements which will offer a gateway to the city. Both structures have interior courts that provide for daylight, cross-ventilation, and general interest shops for hotel patrons. These projects have been designed to complement the fabric of the city while being graceful, fully functional hotels. With an eye toward the then-under-construction Expo Line ushering in an unprecedented number of visitors to Santa Monica, GP-US envisioned the hotels serving as a prime hospitality recipient for such travelers.

Image Courtesy © Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc.

  • Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. (Gene Fong Associates (now AXIS/GFA) )
  • Project: Santa Monica Hotels
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Owner: OTO Development
  • Interior Design: Studio HBA
  • Lighting Design: Illuminate Lighting Design
  • LEED Consultant: Zinner Consultants
  • Structural Engineer: Englekirk Structural Engineers
  • M & P Engineer: Hellman & Lober
  • Electrical Engineer: OMB Electrical Engineers
  • Civil Engineering & Surveyor: Psomas
  • LEED Commissioning: Engineering Economics, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Lusardi Construction

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New Capital One Bank & Café in Santa Monica, California by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

The new Capital One Bank at the corner of 4th & Broadway in downtown Santa Monica harmoniously blends a twist on a modern mid-century style design within the existing streetscape with a low-scale, two-story commercial building. The new 8,400 square foot, 2-story building echoes the character of a mid-century bank while creating a new ‘concept’ in banking. The café and bank combination will serve as a “third place” for the community – a place where people come to spend time outside of their home and work.

Image Courtesy © John Linden

  • Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Project: New Capital One Bank & Café
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Owner: Century West Partners
  • Interior Design: IA Interior Architects
  • Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates
  • M & P Engineer: E2Di
  • Electrical Engineer: Eric Percic
  • Civil Engineering: KPFF Engineers
  • General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil

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Sol Duc Cabin in Washington by Olson Kundig

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

This 350-square-foot cabin is a small perch for its occupant. When you’re inside or on the deck, you are raised up above the landscape with an excellent view out onto the Sol Duc River. And the interior is like a warm, dry nest. It is located in one of the few temperate rainforests in the world, and “rainforest” here means wet and rather cold, as opposed to wet and hot. Putting the cabin on stilts protects it from the clammy dampness and occasional flooding.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Sol Duc Cabin
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider

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Sea Del House in Bethany Beach, Delaware by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Sea Del Estates is small, gated oceanfront community located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The majority of the 42 houses located in the community are second homes used primarily during the summer months. Most of the houses were originally constructed in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are simple wood framed structures. To protect against potential flooding, County ordinances require that the houses be elevated twelve feet above sea level. Consequently, these houses were typically framed on wood piles. Building codes also require that enclosed space located below the mean flood level be constructed with “break-away” walls. These walls will come apart in the event of a major storm and subsequent flooding.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Sea Del House
  • Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware, USA
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander
  • Contractor: Bruce Mears
  • Engineer: Long, Tann & D’Onofrio Structural Engineers

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Skycrown Terraces in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Chen Studio

Sky Crown Terraces are two identical and adjacent houses designed and built by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The monolithic form, courtyards, and habitable flat roofs evoke the vernacular of the American Southwest interpreted by Modernism. Inspired by the sculpture of Michael Heizer, Eduardo Chillida, and Jorge Yazpik, the strategy of volumetric subtraction enhances the materiality of the basic conception of the houses as stucco boxes crowned by steel panels. The consequentiality of the vernacular together with the elegance of orthogonal abstraction clad in nakedly simple materials do nothing to distract from the peculiar delights of the understated landscape and raw climate of the Texas Hill Country.

Image Courtesy © Bercy Chen Studio

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Skycrown Terraces
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Columbia Property Trust in New York by Fogarty Finger

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Fogarty Finger

Fogarty Finger has worked closely with the client to completely re-brand this Third Avenue commercial building. New state-of-the-art office space as well as extensive and unique amenity spaces are inspired by Mid-Century club-like interiors, providing a fresh twist on a modern, corporate interior.

Image Courtesy © Fogarty Finger

  • Architects: Fogarty Finger
  • Project: Columbia Property Trust
  • Location: New York, USA

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Rigolo Café in San Francisco, California by Terry &Terry Architecture

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Article source: Terry &Terry Architecture 

Rigolo was designed to function as a neighborhood cafe/bakery, combining a French-inspired menu with an inviting light-filled warm dining space. The project involved remodeling an existing retail space of a 1950’s building.

Image Courtesy © Ethan Kaplan

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project: Rigolo Café
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Ethan Kaplan 
  • Structural Engineer: Santos & Urrutia Structural Engineering
  • Contractor: Roebuck Construction
  • Area: 2500 Square feet

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Birch Road Off-the Grid House in Crestone, Colorado by David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C. 

Designed for a couple as a weekend house and eventual retirement home, this house sits in the high desert of the San Luis Valley (elev. +8,500 ft.) with exceptional views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument to the Southeast.  The area is known for its serenity and environmental uniqueness.  The house has been designed to not only respond to that environment, but also to take advantage of the unique spirituality of the site.

Image Courtesy © Bill Ellzey

  • Architects: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.
  • Project: Birch Road Off-the Grid House
  • Location: Crestone, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Bill Ellzey
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhino

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Presidio VC Offices in California by Feldman Architecture

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Article source: Feldman Architecture

A growing technology investment firm was seeking a light-filled design for their new office space. As is often the case in the historic buildings of the San Francisco’s Presidio, structural concrete columns and ridge skylights imposed a repetitive infrastructure that could not be altered. These fixed elements acted as a source of inspiration for the design. The rhythm of the exposed columns organizes a progression through the office and serves various programmatic needs of the employees and guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Dyer

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture
  • Project: Presidio VC Offices
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Dyer

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