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The Cresta in La Jolla, California by Jonathan Segal FAIA

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: Jonathan Segal FAIA

The Cresta is a 5,300 sq foot single-family residence designed and constructed entirely out of cast in place concrete on a 5,000 sqft lot in the Lower Hermosa region of La Jolla, CA .The house’s three stories, one below and two above grade, are accented by floor to ceiling glass and large open expanses to the outdoors.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Segal

  • Architects: Jonathan Segal FAIA
  • Project: The Cresta
  • Location: La Jolla, California
  • Photography: Matthew Segal
  • Project Managers: Matthew Segal, Guillermo Tomaszewski
  • Engineer: DCI Engineers

Central Library in Seattle by OMA

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: OMA

At a moment when libraries are perceived to be under threat from a shrinking public realm on one side and digitization on the other, the Seattle Central Library creates a civic space for the circulation of knowledge in all media, and an innovative organizing system for an ever-growing physical collection – the Books Spiral.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA & LMN Architects
  • Project: Central Library
  • Location: Seattle, USA
  • Status: Commissioned: 1999; Completed: 2004 Site: City block located at 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Program: Total 38,300m2, including 33,700m2 reading room, book spiral, mixing chamber, meeting platform, living room, staff floor, children’s collection, auditorium, and 4,600m2 of parking
  • Client: The Seattle Public Library
  • Budget: $111.9 million

STUDIO V to design Empire Stores in New York City

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: STUDIO V Architecture

Brooklyn Bridge Park awarded the development and re-design of the historic Empire Stores to Midtown Equities, a leading real estate investment and development firm led by Brooklyn native and Chairman Joe Cayre and his two sons Jack and Michael. Midtown Equities selected STUDIO V Architecture, led by Jay Valgora, to create the architectural design for the adaptive re-use and addition to seven Civil War era buildings.

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  • Architects: STUDIO V Architecture
  • Project: STUDIO V to design Empire Stores
  • Location: New York City , U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino with Maxwell and Vray

Abasto children´s Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina by gruba

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: gruba

0-3 exhibit is a space that seeks to bring nature integrating play, perception and expression, stimulating the imagination through the senses.
The space is located within the Children’s Museum and forms an area of 140m2.
Development of the project began with an analysis, concept development and game proposals developed by Gruba.

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  • Architects: gruba
  • Project: Abasto children´s Museum
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Contributors: Marina Garro, Mara Ceva, Hanna Halst, Martina Uribe.
  • Lighting Design: Veronica La Cruz and Giuliana Nievas
  • Structural Advisor: Jose Blanco

Skype HQ in California by Design Blitz

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class o”ce that would di!erentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. Their new space not only had to be a design statement that reflected their modern but fun personality, but it also had to meet very specific acoustic requirements to support the company’s extensive use of AV. Skype hired Design Blitz architects to design their new North American headquarters on an aggressive budget and schedule. Despite being one of several new o”ces that year for Skype, the completed project ultimately became the standard for the international communications company and also achieved LEED Silver certification.

Image Courtesy © Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Skype HQ
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman
  • Size: 54,000 SF
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: Revit and Sketchup

Echoviren in California by Smith | Allen

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Smith | Allen

Smith|Allen participated in the Project 387 Residency, located in Mendocino Country from August 4-18, 2013. In the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest, Smith|Allen has created a site responsive, 3D printed architectural installation (the largest of it’s kind): Echoviren. The project merges architecture, art and technology to explore the dialectic between man, machine and nature. The Project 387 open house and reception was Saturday, August 17.

Image Courtesy © Smith | Allen

  • Architects: Smith | Allen
  • Project: Echoviren
  • Location: Gualala, California, U.S.A
  • Involved companies: Type A Machines
  • Commissioned by: Project 387
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Rhino 5, grasshopper, weaverbird, and paneling tools for design, and KISSlicer+Pronterface with our Type A Machines Series 1 Printers for the 3D printing fabrication

Davis Commons in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

  • Designed as a piece of urban planning within the context of the city as a whole
  • Creates public park at heart of downtown
  • Continues urban fabric and scale of context
  • Parking concealed

The site is adjacent to the heart of the thriving downtown area of the city of Davis. The solution is novel for this type of use: a contextual piece of urban infill, creating a new public park and providing a consistent continuation of the existing density and pedestrian scale. It is the exact opposite of typical concepts for this building type, which would normally place the buildings well back from the street and surround them with parking. The site plan in this case was carefully laid out in relation to the plan of the existing city: the buildings continue the line the street wall and then curve back to create a much needed public green-space, whilst the parking requirement is concealed behind.

Image Courtesy © MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee by tvsdesign

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: tvsdesign

An all-new landmark in Music City’s iconic downtown will open its doors May 19. At 1.2 million square feet of convention center area, Music City Center will give Nashville a bigger stage to host larger conventions and meetings and, ultimately, to make a greater impact on the economy of the city and state.

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  • Architects: tvsdesign
  • Project: Music City Center
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Client: Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency
  • Project area: 1,200,000 sf
  • Project features: 370,000 sf exhibit halls, 60,000 sf ballrooms, 120,000 sf meeting rooms
  • Associated architects: Tuck Hinton Architects, Moody Nolan, Inc.
  • Project Opens: 2013
  • Services provided: Architectural and interior design services
  • Dates: 2009 – 2013
  • Team Members: Robert Svedberg, Robert Bielamowicz

Budget 

  • Initial budget: $415,000,000
  • Final budget: $585,000,000

JOHN AND FRANCES ANGELOS LAW CENTER in BALTIMORE by Behnisch Architekten

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Behnisch Architekten

The new home of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center unites classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space, and the law library under a single roof for the first time in the history of the school. The building, located at the prominent intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street, functionally & symbolically defines the Law School as an academic & social nexus, offering state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities while fostering an interactive, communicative environment for collaboration between students, faculty, and administrators.

Image Courtesy © Behnisch Architekten

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Project: JOHN AND FRANCES ANGELOS LAW CENTER
  • Location: Baltimore, MD, U.S.A
  • Client: University of Baltimore
  • Competition: 2008, 1st Prize
  • Planning and Construction: 2009–2013
  • Gross: 17.873 m2 / 192.000 sq. ft.

Destination 1 in BALTIMORE, Maryland by Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

Baltimore – Students and faculty from the School of Architecture and Planning have been invited for the third straight year to participate and exhibit an environmental installation for Artscape. The project, titled Destination 1 is a music pavilion and DJ dome inspired by the visionary ideas of Buckminster Fuller. A forefather of the modern sustainability movement, Fuller sought ways to help humanity better understand the inherent connections of Earth’s living systems that bind us all together. Melding with Artscape’s 2013 theme “No Passport Required,” Destination 1 seeks to celebrate the oneness of the human race regardless of nationality, ethnic, geographic, cultural or financial boundaries. Working with reclaimed / re‐purposed materials, Destination 1 seeks to deconstruct those boundaries. Thus, by promoting a global “oneness” and encouraging visitors to think holistically about our planet, we can encourage all to be better stewards of the planet we share, our “Spaceship Earth.”

Image Courtesy © Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning

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