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Bellevue First Congregational Church in Washington by atelierjones

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: atelierjones

The challenge was to convert a typical multi-tenant office space into a space capable of creating awe. To do this, the architects had to bring life to the existing beige box by breaking it open and allowing the diffuse Northwest light filter in. Historically, light has played a significant role in marking a transcendent space, and this design captures the richness of indirect, cast light reflected off natural surfaces. For the new Bellevue First Congregational Church, the new soaring sanctuary is filled with this indirect light, which subtly changes throughout the day and seasons.

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

Image Courtesy © atelierjones

  • Architects: atelierjones (Susan Jones)
  • Project: Bellevue First Congregational Church
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino, Autocad

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Highline Stages in New York City by EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Highline Stages, previously known as Ceco Studios, is a photo / film studio and events space in the Meatpacking district of New York City.

With 14,500 square feet and entrances on West 14th and West 15th Streets, the space previously housed large trucks and associated equipment related to film and production. The owner decided to rebrand the space as one that could be leased out for large events and filming. The unusually tall ceiling height and easy truck access from the street are a primary feature. EOA stripped the interior of all extraneous materials to expose its original character, providing a clean canvas for any variety of events and photo-shoots while still reflecting the inherent industrial fabric of the building. When the large steel doors that divide the space are open, a view through the entire block is revealed. The entries on both streets are designed to accommodate trucks while at the same time providing a layer of privacy and control to for private events.  A new cafe bar is a place for cast and crews to relax and features reclaimed wood and blackened steel. Industrial lighting fixtures used on film sets have been re-purposed and integrated in a variety of ways throughout the space. Upstairs EOA created offices and work areas for the managers of Highline Stages with a continuation of the industrial aesthetic below. EOA also carved out smaller studio spaces to provide the client with additional opportunities to expand their offerings. The entire project is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to the clients of Highline Stages while also providing the perfect space for a variety of creative events to take place.

EOA worked with the New York City Landmarks Commission as well as the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on the renovation which included incorporating a glass garage door at the street level, Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

EOA worked with the New York City Landmarks Commission as well as the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation on the renovation which included incorporating a glass garage door at the street level, Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

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Downs Path Contemporary Residence in New York by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: The McGraw Agency

The owners of this house live outside the United States and hired Blaze Makoid Architecture a few days before returning to their fulltime residence.  Almost all of the design effort with these highly involved clients has occurred without the luxury of face to face meetings.

Image Courtesy © Blaze Makoid Architecture

Image Courtesy © Blaze Makoid Architecture

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Bojanic House in Sherman Oaks, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture 

What started out as a relatively minor remodel of a modest bungalow evolved over the course of construction into a new 2,500 s.f. house, with the existing foundation and footprint as the only original elements.  The Bojanics acted as owner-builders, keeping construction costs to a bare minimum.  The end result was a uniquely collaborative effort; one where the design was worked out on a day-to-day basis during construction in a manner that bordered on improvisation.

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: Bojanic House
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
  • Client: Val & Dee Bojanic
  • Structural Engineer: Hongkook Kim
  • Constructed Area: 762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004-2006

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Sinbad Creek Residence in Sunol, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The Sinbad Creek House project started in 2008, when the owners – a couple, newly retired from the biotech field and avid horseback riders – decided they wanted to be able to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Desiring a change from condominium living, they purchased a bucolic 5.3 acre hillside lot in rural Sunol, with unique views in three directions: a beautiful up-slope hillside with mature oaks and a giant walnut tree to the east, a canyon ridge to the west, and Mission Peak to the south. They imagined a modern residence that would embrace its beautiful setting, take advantage of the site’s many vistas, and allow for multiple ways of enjoying the surrounding natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC by ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: ROSSETTI 

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, unveiled the design concepts for the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The design renderings for the Arena project were led by a joint venture of international design firm, ROSSETTI, and Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design.

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

  • Architects: ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design
  • Project: New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC
  • Location: Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC, USA

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Seattle’s KEXP Public Radio $15 million Broadcast Complex by SkB & Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) 

A six-year fundraising, location search, design and build program culminated in April 2016 with the completion of KEXP 90.3 FM Radio’s 25,000 sq. ft. $15 million state-of-the-art broadcast/live production complex. Nestled in the shadow of Seattle Center’s iconic Space Needle, KEXP remains an essential part of Seattle’s legendary music scene, and epitomizes Public Radio’s stature within the local, national and global radio/Internet listening community.  Funding for the complex was raised by a successful on-air campaign and augmented by foundation, corporate, local entrepreneur and local government support. KEXP is a Public Broadcast Station in the truest sense of the word.

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

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Chestnut Place in Brookline, Massachusetts by BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: BUTZ + KLUG architecture

This house, a significant part of Brookline’s 19th century residential history, had suffered through decades of piecemeal renovations, deferred maintenance, structural compromise and ultimately foundation collapse. This condition presented the opportunity to reorganize the original somewhat conventional central hall plan to take advantage of the complex siting; straddling a one story ledge while perched on a rise. The piano nobile, or living floor of the house is organized around a courtyard with a new South facing loggia (an extension of the central hall) wrapping around the kitchen and connecting the house to the adjacent indoor pool building. Additionally, the loggia terminates on the opposite (North) side of the building creating a ‘back door’. A new interior stair opens up the interior to a level of clarity both in terms of light and organization and terminates at the top floor in a retractable skylight visible from the entry level three stories below. A very high level of envelope efficiency and radiant flooring keep the building warm in the winter with minimal energy, but equally important, the building is detailed to facilitate living in a way that allows you to take advantage of the natural breezes that cross the site while amplifying the age old tactic of cross ventilation.

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

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The Perelman Center in New York by REX architecture

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: REX architecture

The board of directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (The Perelman Center) and President & Director Maggie Boepple today unveiled the design for the new performing arts center, located at the World Trade Center site. Set to open in 2020, The Perelman Center will produce and premiere theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works while offering a range of amenities for visitors and residents in the Lower Manhattan community.

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

  • Architects: REX architecture
  • Project: The Perelman Center
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: CHRIS JANJIC
  • Rendering: LUXIGON, FRONT and DBOX
  • Client: Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
  • Personnel: Adam Chizmar (PL), Maur Dessauvage, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Sebastian Hofmeister, Suemin Jeon, Claire Kuang, Kirby Liu, Weronika Marciniak, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vaidotas Vaiciulis
  • Competition Team: Giannantonio Bongiorno, Adam Chizmar (PL), Alberto Cumerlato, Mahasti Fakourbayat, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Min Kim, Dominyka Mineikyte, Elizabeth Nichols, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Raul Rodriguez, Michal Sapko, Emma Silverblatt, Elina Spruza, Michele Tonizzo, Vaidotas Vaiciulis, Michael Volk, Cristina Webb
  • Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
  • Consultants: Arup, CCI, Charcoalblue, Cost Plus, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Front, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Jenkins & Huntington, Magnusson Klemencic, RWDI, Sciame, Silman, Thornton Tomasetti / Weidlinger, Threshold, Wilson Ihrig
  • Area: 8,400 m2 (90,000 sf)
  • Status: Invited competition 2014, first prize 2015, commenced Schematic Design 2016, completion expected 2020

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Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley in California by Banker Wire

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

It’s only fitting that a university building with multiple practices under one roof is employing the use of versatile woven wire mesh, manufactured by Banker Wire.

Banker’s mesh provides strong infill material that also meets the architect’s design intent for exterior stair and pedestrian bridge railings at the new Jacobs Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building houses design studios, equipment labs, classrooms, and community space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

 

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley
  • Location: California, USA

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