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Martis Camp 506 in Lake Tahoe, California by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article sourceBlaze Makoid Architecture

Martis Camp is a 2,200 acre multigenerational ski and golf club located between historic Truckee, California, and Lake Tahoe. Over 600 one to five acre single family lots are planned with small groups of lots being released at a time. This 6,000 square foot development project is sited on an acre of steeply sloping, wooded terrain, with phenomenal views of the Carson mountain range to the north and west. The placement and footprint of the house preserves the natural site features through minimal grading and tree removal.

Image Courtesy © Vance Fox & Henrybuilt

  • Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture
  • Project: Martis Camp 506
  • Location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA
  • Photography: Vance Fox & Henrybuilt

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Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14 in Lynchburg, Tennessee by Clickspring Design

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Article source: Clickspring Design

Most who have visited a distillery know that entering an active barrel house is a profound olfactory experience. Over a period of five or more years, as a barrel of whiskey matures, a portion of its contents is lost to evaporation. This inevitable process, multiplied by thousands of barrels, creates the “angel’s share”, a scent that blankets the building in a delightfully unmistakable aroma. The angel’s share is one of the first characteristics that welcomes visitors to Barrel House 1-14 at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Clickspring Design
  • Project: Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14
  • Location: Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lead Architects:  Tuck-Hinton Architects
  • Client: Brown-Forman
  • Project Management: JLL
  • Landscape Architect: Shadley Associates
  • General Contractor: Messer Construction

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Apple Store, Upper East Side in New York by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Apple Store, Upper East Side has received a Special Commendation in the Historic Preservation category from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed retail store, located at Madison Avenue and 74th Street, is an adaptive reuse of a 1922 U.S. Mortgage & Trust building.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Apple Store, Upper East Side
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron

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A Former Grain Silo in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: JGMA 

JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: A Former Grain Silo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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VMware Campus in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Design

The asymmetrical balance between nature and architecture is the supporting idea for Form4 Architecture’s design of VMware Campus, set in Palo Alto, CA, housing the cloud infrastructure and business mobility company’s headquarters. Encompassing 11 buildings and three parking structures for a total of more than 1.8 million square feet, the campus was designed to reject the confines of traditional office buildings, and capitalize on the serene setting in which it was built as a reflection of the company’s values. The architecture and design scheme take on its forms by revisiting the basic principles of urban design with a 21st-century twist. The project’s architecture of presence is discreet, but not timid. It sets a mechanism that allows for the flexibility of future growth, yet is fully realized in its architectural aspiration.

Image Courtesy © John Sutton

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: VMware Campus
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Photography: John Sutton
  • Design Principal: John Marx, AIA
  • Principal-in-Charge: Robert Giannini
  • Principal/Project Manager: James Tefend, AIA
  • Developer: Hines
  • Contractor: Swinerton Builders
  • Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture; Studio 5

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Diagonal House in La Jolla, California by Safdie Rabines Architects

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Safdie Rabines Architects

Located on a steep hillside in La Jolla, this custom home floats above its site, carefully stepping down the slope to create large outdoor terraces while maximizing the home’s ocean views. The upper level consolidates the primary living spaces and master bedroom to one floor, with floor-to-ceiling glass and large skylights creating a light-filled penthouse suite. An angled glass wall divides the simple rectangular floor plate to create an invisible line between indoor and outdoor spaces, and a retractable wall creates the feeling of an open air pavilion with unobstructed views that extend for miles.

Image Courtesy © Safdie Rabines Architects

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Nightingale Decor in Los Angeles, California by Erika Winters Design

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Erika Winters Design

The house was built at the foot of a hill and —to make the most of the lot—concrete piling was done to have the necessary structure to meet the program required by the clients. It is a two-storey house with a flat roof and elevator that also has an attractive hill where herbal and fruit gardening was developed. It’s like a boat on the sky by the way it stands out from the piles and integrates into its environment.

Image Courtesy © Erika Winters

  • Architects: Erika Winters Design
  • Project: Nightingale Decor
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Erika Winters
  • Construction: Channel Development Inc.
  • Year: November 2014

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Panel House in Venice, California by David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

The house is located on 28 x 89 foot lot on the Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach. Due to the lots’ long and narrow dimensions, the design intent is to create a series of angled walls and reveals in the side elevations in order to provide for view corridors down the side yards to the ocean. The space between the tapered walls is used for pivot windows, which allow for the modulation of the natural prevailing breezes through the house.

Image Courtesy © David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

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Ancona School Gymnasium in Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: JGMA

Within the constraints of an otherwise non-descript box, design studio JGMA has inventively designed an attractive and engaging transformation that provides a constrained space with multi-functional capacity, while reinforcing the identity of a visionary school. Working on a small renovation budget, the Ancona School in Chicago’s southside Hyde Park had been fighting loud reverberating acoustics and harsh lighting in their undersized gymnasium, making use of the space nearly unbearable. The room is much smaller than any typical gym–a retro-fit holdover from an out-dated 1960’s construction–but it houses many of the school’s primary athletic functions and is the only school space large enough for family gatherings and school performances.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: Ancona School Gymnasium
  • Location: Illinois, USA

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Chino Canyon Residence in Los Angeles, California by Hundred Mile House

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: Hundred Mile House

This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built home built in 1954 at the base of San Jacinto Mountain in Palm Springs, California. The original layout, post-and-beam construction, wall of custom wooden windows and unique architectural detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s iconic Rancho homes, yet the original architect is unknown.

Image Courtesy © Hundred Mile House

  • Architects: Hundred Mile House
  • Project: Chino Canyon Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp pro and Autocad

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