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Mar Vista Residence in South Laguna, California by Aria Design, Inc.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Aria Design, Inc.

A popular location for post- war, coastal, vacation homes, South Laguna still retains the many of the intimately scaled beach cottages from this era, along with leafy streets without sidewalks and streetlights. An 850 s.f. redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees when the current owners acquired the property.

Image Courtesy Aria Design, Inc.

  • Architects: Aria Design, Inc.
  • Project: Mar Vista Residence
  • Location: South Laguna, California, USA

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Avenues The World School in New York by Perkins Eastman

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Avenues: The World School is a new private international learning community that introduces an educational model that responds to the unique educational needs of 21st-century students in their increasingly connected world. With curriculum shared across the school’s eventual 20 worldwide campuses, the school requires a state-of-the-art facility that supports a learning environment that traverses time zones and languages while it educates and inspires.

Image Courtesy © Chris Cooper

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Avenues The World School
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Chris Cooper

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Hudson Hill Condominium in New York City by FXFOWLE Architects

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: FXFOWLE Architects

Hudson Hill Condominium designed by FXFOWLE (2009) is located just west of Columbus Circle in the Clinton Hill District in New York City. The infill building’s Trespa-paneled façade, spanning 125 feet, is designed to actuate the street wall and bring character to the residential units. Designed to appear more opaque from the east, the faceted façade harmonizes with the adjacent rows of townhouses and small apartment buildings. The façade opens to the west so many of the two and three bedroom apartments capture views of a park at the corner of Tenth Avenue and the Hudson River beyond.

Image courtesy FXFOWLE Architects

  • Architects: FXFOWLE Architects
  • Project: Hudson Hill Condominium
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Client: Alchemy Properties
  • Completion: 2009
  • Area: 103,000 GSF / 9,500 GSM
  • Type: Residential
  • Tags: 462 West 58th Street

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Miami Beach Convention Center in florida by OMA

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Article source: OMA

Typically, as convention centers evolve their footprints expand. In Miami Beach—an island where every acre is precious and the only “periphery” is ocean—the convention center has claimed an entire precinct for asphalt. Since its initial construction in the 1950’s, the Miami Beach Convention Center has expanded twice, each time claiming more open space from the city and looming closer to its neighbors.

Image Courtesy OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Miami Beach Convention Center
  • Location: florida, USA

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Guest House in Lakeside, Michigan, USA by SMNG-A Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: SMNG-A Architects

The original 1,100 square main house was completed in 1986 as a weekend retreat. A writer’s studio was competed in 2002. The guest house was completed in 2012 and provides private space for guests and a remote study for the owner.The form of the guest house was inspired by an Anselm Kiefer painting.

Image Courtesy SMNG-A Architects

  • Architects: SMNG-A Architects
  • Project: Guest House
  • Location: Lakeside, Michigan, USA
  • Building Area: 448 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $100,000
  • Software used: None. Drawn freehand with graphite pencil on 1000H vellum

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Vertical Zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Sergio Villegas

The Project is located in one of the lakes of the reserve due to the lakes keep changing over the course of the seasons; this factor makes them the most dynamic points of the reserve. The Project looks for accentuate the reserve formation process. The proposal emerges from the mixture between the existing ecosystem of the place and the elements that characterized the harbor landscape like containers, cranes, structures and colors.

Image Courtesy Sergio Villegas

  • Architects: Occlusion studio
  • Project: Vertical Zoo
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Team: Sergio Villegas, Alejandro Corrales, Natalia Cuartas
  • Project Completion Date: 2009
  • Project Type: Institutional
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban/Landscaping
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 2.000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: International Contest
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3Dmax, Vray, Photoshop, After Effects

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University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan by UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Located on an 815-acre site in California’s fastest growing region, the University of California, Merced’s 2009 Long Range Development Plan creates a 21st century urban framework for the University of California’s first new campus in 40 years. The plan was adopted by the Regents of the University of California in March 2009.

Image Courtesy UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

  • Architects: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction
  • Project: University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan
  • Location: Merced, California, USA
  • Project Owner: Regents of the University of California
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2012
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 6,250,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-10pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $6,000,000,000.00

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Portland Community College Newberg Center in Oregon by Hennebery Eddy Architects

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Hennebery Eddy Architects

Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon’s largest institution of higher learning, serves residents in five counties. Its mission is to “advance the region’s long-term vitality by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the…communities PCC serve(s)”.

Image Courtesy Hennebery Eddy Architects

  • Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects
  • Project: Portland Community College Newberg Center
  • Location: Newberg, Oregon, USA
  • Project Completion Date: August, 2011]
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 13,500 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 8:30pm M-F, 8:30am to 2pm Saturday
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $7,200,000.00
  • Software used: Revit

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Barton College Studio Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina by Clark Nexsen

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Clark Nexsen

The Barton College Studio Theatre establishes a home for a burgeoning theater program at Barton College, a small liberal arts school in eastern North Carolina. Owing to its location on the campus, the theater creates two spaces: one fronts the campus’ iconic chapel, the other works in conjunction with the Fine Arts and Music Building to create an arts quad where theater patrons, actors, and students mingle before and after performances.

Image Courtesy © JWest Productions

  • Architects: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
  • Project: Barton College Studio Theatre
  • Location: Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: JWest Productions / Mark Herboth
  • Client: Barton College
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
  • Size: 12,000 SF / 200 seats
  • Completion: 2009
  • Software: Revit

Miami Beach Square in Miami Beach, Florida by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG together with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC proposes Miami Beach Square as the centerpiece of their 52 acre Convention Center.

Miami Beach is a unique city in so many ways. It is one of the youngest cities in America – and perhaps right now one of the most vibrant and dynamic. Its street-scape is characterized by a lively walkable urban fabric with a friendly human scaled environment under the cool shade of tropical trees and art deco canopies – except at the convention center.

Image courtesy BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

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