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Boise 8th Street Cultural District in Boise, Idaho by Morgan Maiolie

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Morgan Maiolie

This project looks at what makes Boise unique and builds upon those elements to create a cultural district that promotes Boise as a place. The Boise 8th Street Cultural District design embraces sustainability as a form generator. Green roofs, downtown agriculture, solar access, and responsible water use combined to form the project. The district’s highest priority is to be of and for Boise, because there is nothing more sustainable than a beautiful, lively, city where people will want to walk, bike, create, and live.

After Grove : Image courtesy Morgan Maiolie 

  • Architects: Morgan Maiolie
  • Project: Boise 8th Street Cultural District
  • Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Software used: Google Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator

Shelter Island Pavilion in New York by Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Article source: Stamberg Aferiat + Associates

The Shelter Island Pavilion gave Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat an opportunity to bring their influences, inspirations, aspirations and years of architectural design to bear in one place with only themselves and their budget to define the boundaries. They chose to draw on specific inspirations such as Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, Le Corbusier’s Ronchamps, and Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Stamberg Aferiat + Associates
  • Project: Shelter Island Pavilion
  • Location: Shelter Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol
  • Size of home: 1100SF
  • Lot size: 1/3 acre
  • Cost: Withheld
  • Date of completion: 2010
  • Project Team: Peter Stamberg, Paul Aferiat, Keith Tsang, Joshua Homer, Ryan Harvey,
    Josh Lekwa, Anna Portoghese, Michael Bardin, Adam Greene, Jasmit Rangr.
  • Construction Manager: deVries and Wallace
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: AltieriSeborWieber LLC
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DStudio Max and Rhino

Avon Executive Suites in Avon, New York by Spacesmith

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Article source: Spacesmith

Spacesmith was selected to design Avon’s product shop, image room, heritage wall and executive suite for their new Headquarters. In designing these highly visible, public spaces, Spacesmith took the design vocabulary that had been previously established for the project a step further, using materials and design elements that achieved a subtle but powerful quality of heightened luxury and beauty. As part of the Company’s goal to reduce the environmental impacts of Avon buildings worldwide, sustainable materials were implemented in this design that contributed to the new headquarters achieving LEED® Gold certification.

Image Courtesy Spacesmith

  • Architects: Spacesmith
  • Project: Avon Executive Suites
  • Location: Avon, New York

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Gravel Hill House in Southold, New York by Studio a/b Architects

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

Long Island Sound fills the northern horizon; a coastal pond lies to the west. Both water bodies are close to the site, however the water views are not visible at ground level, except climbing up a gravel hill just at the northern boundary. In counterpoint to an existing gravel hill, the design invites climbing levels and discovering vistas. Lifted places, rooms and decks are branching out to reach views and sky. Experiences of vertical movement are provided.

Image Courtesy Studio a/b Architects

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Gravel Hill House
  • Location: Southold, New York
  • Photography: Studio a/b Architects
  • Team: Hideaki Ariizumi, Project architect Glynis Berry, partner
  • Contractor: Phil Rappa
  • Program: Master bedroom plus two or three subdividable children’s area. Deck as exterior dining room.DEC requirements restrict the footprint. Flood Plain requires pile foundation.
  • Software used: ACAD

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Greenport Public Restroom in New York by Studio a/b Architects

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

Public restroom in an existing park (Mitchell Park) for a coastal village on the North Fork, Long Island. Since Mitchell Park was built through a design competition, the restroom was required to match the existing park design. Using the same material palette as the existing park buildings (zinc roof and cedar wall), this restroom was sited with free angles, respecting the existing views and park layout.

Image Courtesy Studio a/b Architects

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Greenport Public Restroom
  • Location: Greenport, New York
  • Photography: Studio a/b Architects
  • Team: Hideaki Ariizumi, Project architect Glynis Berry, partner
  • Landscape Design: Eileen Wingate
  • Client: Village of Greenport
  • Program: Public Restroom in flood plane, minimal footprint, minimal initial and running cost, fit contemorary designed park in a historical village.
  • Software used: Revit

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Pool House in Florida, Tallahassee by NL Architects

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R.: I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home. Andrew R. is a well known Canadian entrepreneur and investor, co-founder of a revolutionary online software company, and of a provider of online casual games and fantasy sports.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Pool House
  • Location: Florida, Tallahassee, USA
  • Client: Andrew R.
  • Team: Gen Yamamoto with Michaela Dlouha, Michal Krejcik, Lao Zhongnan

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Indian Paintbrush Residence in Jackson, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects

Situated in an aspen grove near Jackson, Wyoming, this residence was designed to make the most of both the small buildable area of the site and the modest budget allotted for construction. For ten years prior to building, the clients had lived on the site in a dark 1970s log cabin. The project parameters included a closer connection between the new form and its beautiful site, a less overtly traditional western vernacular expression than that of the old residence, as well as an adherence to a very tight budget of $160 / square foot – a major challenge in the inflated economy of a resort community.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol 

Jill Bruno Orthodontics in Chevy Chase, Maryland by FORMA Design, Inc

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: FORMA Design, Inc

Soft curves and rounded elements in the design of this 12th floor 1500sf dental office allude to the clouds outside, and evoke the touch of femininity the doctor desired. The majority of the space is a white shell, allowing light and shadow to emphasize the curves and to serve as a neutral backdrop to select areas of color that animate the space. The sense of openness and transparency is reinforced through the sharing of natural light from the exterior windows through the glass walls in the perimeter offices.

Image courtesy FORMA Design, Inc 

  • Architects: FORMA Design, Inc
  • Project: Jill Bruno Orthodontics
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House in California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: MariSol Malibu

One of the last residential homes in the legendary career of architectural genius Barry Berkus is a spectacular Malibu beach house located in MariSol, the award-winning 80-acre, 17 estate luxury Malibu real estate community. The Spanish Estate is a brand new contemporary, Spanish-style, fully furnished, single-story masterpiece elevated on a 102 ft blufftop with 130 ft of oceanfront over one of the best surf beaches in Malibu, County Line Beach.

Image Courtesy MariSol Malibu

  • Architect: Barry Berkus
  • Project Leader: MariSol Malibu
  • Project: The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House
  • Location: Malibu, California

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Fenix in San Rafael, California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

Beyond the traditional amenities of fine dining, exotic libations, and live music, the Fenix introduces a template for a new form of creative and social interaction — on site and online.  Conceived by Laura van Galen, a visionary Bay Area CEO, the new 150-seat super club has been designed to share live performances by talented indigenous and celebrated world-renowned artists with a local, national and eventually international audience on location and over the web at www.livestream.com/fenixlive.

Image Courtesy © John Merkl 

  • Acoustical consultants: WSDG
  • Project: FENIX – MARIN COUNTY’S NEW MECA OF DREAMS AND STREAMS
  • Location: San Rafael, California, USA
  • Photography: John Merkl
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