Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Article source: Perkins Eastman
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum—comprising three separate buildings at 91 Orchard Street (“Community Resource Building”), 93 Orchard Street (“Historic Building”), and 103 Orchard Street (“Public Building”)—takes literal and figurative cues from the architectural fabric and the vibrant history of the neighborhood to create a unique institution singularly dedicated to the understanding of the immigrant experience in the United States.
Day view (Image Courtesy Paul Rivera)
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: Lower East Side Tenement Museum Visitors Center
- Location: New York
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Article source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
The Portico Group (Seattle, Wash.), the lead architect on the Toledo (Ohio) Zoo Elephant Exhibit Renovation Project, contracted with the JDI Group of Holland, Ohio, to engineer the structural elements for an elephant shade structure. The man-made tree not only had to withstand wind forces and snow loading, but also the impact of a full-grown bull elephant ramming the trunk.
Toledo Zoo Elephant Exhibit
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Article source: Bercy Chen Studio
Beverly Skyline Residence, located in Austin, Texas, is a single-family residence and consumes 2800 sq. feet of its 1-acre property lot. The homes remodeling transformation was taken on by Bercy Chen Studio, a local architecture firm with design and build capabilities. When taking on a new project that has a clear site and limited restrictions, the designer has more flexibility to create and explore new styles, resources, and building materials. However, taking a preexisting home and transforming it into a modern 21st century home, equipped with new building technologies and recyclable energy consumption in mind, creates many obstacles in both the design and construction period and therefore requires more innovation from the designer.
Beverly Skyline Residence
- Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
- Project: Beverly Skyline Residence
- Location: Beverly Skyline, Austin, Texas
- Program: Addition and Remodel to 2,800 sq ft Single Family Residence
- Status: Completed 2004
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Article source: Sergio Mannino Studio
The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store in Manhattan is the result of continued creative collaborations between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. Mannino, who has worked on the Vince Camuto showroom and outlet store, wanted to highlight merchandise in this new Midtown store while incorporating soft, crisp, and warm elements into the design throughout.
- Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
- Project: The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store
- Location: Manhattan, New York
- Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
- Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max and Vray
Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Article source: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, LOHA was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, LOHA deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation. The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.
Image Courtesy Lawrence Anderson
Friday, July 6th, 2012
Article source: Tasmanian design studio
Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only ten awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication design intersects with the built environment.
Image Courtesy Luke Burgess
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Article source: Studiouno Design
Lime On is the new revelation of 2012. This American Bar is the latest creative challenge of Studiounodesign where art, functionality and economic convenience blend perfectly together.
The project stems from an idea of the two owners Paolo & Enzo. In order to recover as much raw material possible left over from a less recent establishment, now in a dilapidated state, the two owners made a low budget investment. Their goal is to offer customers, along with impeccable service, a place that transgresses traditional manners without losing sight of artful taste and comfort.
Lime On American Bar
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Article source: CMD Ingenieros
The building of the new Parliament of Georgia wants to project a modern and organic image as a reflection of the big changes that the country is experiencing. The first thing to change is the location. The new Parliament is moving from Tbilisi to Kutaisi, to a large area, which will soon become a great park hosting such this singular building.
- Architects: CMD Ingenieros
- Project: New Parliament of Georgia
- Location: Georgia
- Year of the Project: 2010
- Year of Construction: 2011-2012
- Client: Kutaisi City Hall
- Surface: 45,000 square meters
- Budget: Euros 82,000,000
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio
As a winner in the design excellence competition, TGAS was awarded projects with the City of New York. This expansion of an existing fire station is clad in a terra-cotta rain screen, with inset cement board panels. Grey was chosen as a conceptual record of ashes found after a building fire. Southern sun is modulated with a brise-soleil (sunscreen), which incorporates the FDNY logo.
South east façade
Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Article source: Julianking Architect
The project is the renovation of a pre-war townhouse on an historic block in Chelsea, NYC, focusing on the garden apartment. The garden duplex was originally dark and in disrepair: a cramped kitchen had inadequate windows facing the rear yard, the parlor level, with ornate molding, and etched glass, opened clumsily into a bedroom facing a rear yard.
Modern Renovation of pre-war Townhouse
- Architects: Julianking Architect
- Project: Modern Renovation of pre-war Townhouse
- Location: Chelsea, NYC