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LUMINA Condominium Development in Folsom St., San Francisco by II BY IV DESIGN

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: v2com

In San Francisco, where it’s notoriously harder to find a place to live than it is to find a job, breaking into the real estate market can be difficult. San Francisco is a compact city of less than 50 square miles situated on steep hills and surrounded on three sides by water, which means new development has historically been limited. That is until 1989 when an earth quake destroyed portions of the double-deck Embarcardero freeway; the road was sadly demolished, but it opened up areas for new development and new opportunity.

Chef's Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

Chef’s Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Arquitectonica, Heller Manus)
  • Project: LUMINA Condominium Development
  • Location: 201 Folsom St., San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Steelblue and Javier Lovera Yepes
  • Developer: Tishman Speyer
  • Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic, ARUP
  • Broker: Polaris Pacific

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Gold Hall Residence in Malibu, California by Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Giving a face lift to an otherwise aged 1960s Malibu Canyon track home, Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) creates a sparkling contemporary gem.

Located all too near the notorious Piuma Canyon Brush fires, executive television producer Ted Gold and his wife Cara Hall, a graphic designer, took on the challenge to purchase an all wood-sided shed-roof modern home and transform it into something original and beautiful. Working with a minimal budget one step at a time, they hired local California architect Phillips to make a series of strategic surgical design procedures to update, rejuvenate, and fortify their painfully drab house with elegance and style.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

  • Architects: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)
  • Project: Gold Hall Residence
  • Location: 25780 Piuma Road, Calabasas, California 91302, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Dole of Chateau Image, Los Angeles
  • Owners: Ted Gold and Cara Hall
  • Project Team: Cameron Helland, Richard Porter, Stephen Becker, Katsu Shigemi, Danny Thai, Tyler Armstrong
  • Area: 3,000 sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2015

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Tucson Mountain Retreat in Arizona by DUST

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: DUST 

The Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert; an extremely lush, exposed, arid expanse of land that emits a sense of stillness and permanency, and holds mysteries of magical proportions.  The home is carefully sited in response to the adjacent arroyos, rock out-croppings, ancient cacti, animal migration paths, air movement, sun exposure and views.   Great effort was invested to minimize the physical impact of the home in such a fragile environment, while at the same time attempting to create a place that would serve as a backdrop to life and strengthen the sacred connections to the awe-inspiring mystical landscape.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: DUST
  • Project: Tucson Mountain Retreat
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Structural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services (Mike Harris)
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Engineer: Otterbein Engineering (Roy Otterbein)
  • Electrical Engineer: Matthews Consulting & Design (Jeff Matthews)
  • Gross Sq. Ft.: 3640 Gross Sq. Ft.
  • Completion Date: June 2012

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Modular Student Accommodation in Lewisham, Oregon by Weston Williamson+Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Chapter Lewisham, a distinctive ‘boutique’ concept of student accommodation, part of Lewisham Council’s town centre regeneration plan, opened its doors to students late last week.

Weston Williamson+Partners, working with building contractor Tide, used the latest technologies in prefabricated module building, by Vision Modular Designs, to deliver one of the largest and most creative modern student accommodations to date.

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

  • Architects: Weston Williamson+Partners
  • Project: Modular Student Accommodation
  • Location: Lewisham, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge

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Meadow Farm House in California by William McDonough + Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks. The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property. Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The building is passively heated and cooled, and energy uses are supported almost entirely by on site harvesting (PVs). The farm includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting. The project is LEED Platinum certified.

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

 

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners
  • Project: Meadow Farm House
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Emily Hagopian
  • Landscape Architect: Bernard Trainor + Associates
  • Interior Design: Carla Carstens
  • Area: 5,800 sq ft

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Captain’s House in Shohola, Pennsylvania by Bromley Caldari Architects PC

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Bromley Caldari Architects PC 

The client, a retired Army captain, asked us to design an urban loft on a steep, wooded, rocky site overlooking the Delaware River in rural Shohola, Pennsylvania.  The house is an escape from New York City and a laboratory for ideas – a place to read and work, pace and think.  A place where indoors and outdoors blur.

The design is made of two intersecting rectangular volumes.

Image Courtesy © Bromley Caldari Architects PC

Image Courtesy © Bromley Caldari Architects PC

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7 Line Subway Extension in New York by Dattner Architects

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Dattner Architects

The Number 7 Line Subway Extension is an integral part of the New York City Department of City Planning’s redevelopment plan for the far west side of Manhattan and the creation of the Hudson Yards Special District. The project extends the Number 7 Subway line from its present terminus at Times Square along 41st Street and then south along Eleventh Avenue.

Image Courtesy © Dattner Architects

Image Courtesy © Dattner Architects

 

  • Architects: Dattner Architects
  • Project: 7 Line Subway Extension
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Clients: New York City Transit Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Area: 364,000 sf
  • Completion: 2015

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WE Guest House in Bridgehampton, New York by TA Dumbleton Architect PC

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: TA Dumbleton Architect PC 

Description

This house sits in a corner of a large lot in the center of Bridgehampton, New York.  Reminiscent of an old farmhouse with it’s simple shape and repetitive openings, also shares it’s DNA and it’s open space plan with that of a New York loft.

Image Courtesy © Ed Lederman

Image Courtesy © Ed Lederman

  • Architects: TA Dumbleton Architect PC
  • Project: WE Guest House
  • Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA
  • Photography: Ed Lederman
  • Structural Engineer: Pat Arnett / Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers
  • MEP Engineer: Eric Ettinger / Ettinger Engineering
  • TADA Project Team: Tim Dumbleton, Georgina Lalli, Monica Trejo, Letizia Spigarelli
  • Size: 3,000 SF
  • Status: Completed 2013
  • Date: 2012-2013

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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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