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Gemma Observatory in Central New Hampshire by Anmahian Winton Architects

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Article source: Anmahian Winton Architects

This private astronomical observatory is located on a remote mountain summit in central New Hampshire. The site is characterized by granite outcroppings and is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution to obstruct astronomical viewing.

Image Courtesy © Anmahian Winton Architects

  • Architects: Anmahian Winton Architects
  • Project: Gemma Observatory
  • Location: Central New Hampshire, USA
  • Project Manager: Mazen Sakr
  • Team: Anika Gramsey, Travis Williams
  • General Contractor: Patriots Builders – Scott Estabrooks
  • Structural Engineers: RSE, Associates, Inc. – Sofya Auren P.E.
  • Technical Motion Engineers: Gillespie Corp.
  • Rotating Rail Mechanism: THK
  • Solar Panel Design: SunBug Solar3

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Fairview Independent High School in Kentucky, Tennessee by Nomi Design

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Article source: Nomi Design

Located on the outskirts of Ashland, Kentucky, Westwood is a small, yet tight knit community.  Originating in the 1920’s as a steelworker’s enclave, it has suffered its share of set-backs with the decline of that industry. Currently, 14% of the occupants of Westwood are under the poverty line, 20% of those under 18 years of age. With that said, schools really need to matter here.  In underserved communities in our commonwealth, schools can be the saving grace for many children. A focus on custom design drove everything we did as we worked to create a unique, functional, responsible, beautiful place. In the case of Westwood/Fairview, we have what we find often in Kentucky as a rural/urban center. This small community has its town core anchored heavily by this school.  By encouraging the school leaders to save the existing buildings and add something with an Architectural presence, we created a neighborhood identity through a new architecture at the same time conserving an existing landscape. By the sheer nature of the infill we could provide the school with a Main Street front door and create a walkable condition for the students.  Small communities in many places also use their schools as community centers and a place to gather and this is no different. This is now a new, vibrant public space for those with and without children. As with all schools, design on the human scale is pertinent so that the children feel engaged with the spaces they will learn in. It is our belief that for children to be inspired, they must learn in inspired spaces.

Image Courtesy © Nomi Design

  • Architects: Nomi Design
  • Project: Fairview Independent High School
  • Location: Kentucky, Tennessee, USA

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325 WESTLAKE in Seattle, Washington by Graham Baba Architects

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

Part arts initiative and part residential development, 325 Westlake merges old and new structures to create a building that preserves the character of the existing building and the site, while ensuring its continued usefulness. Rents from the residential development fund MadArt, an arts initiative focused on connecting emerging artists with the community in unexpected ways. MadArt, which runs the studio space occupying the storefront, makes it possible to engage with art and artists every day, making artists and residents richer through their programmatic partnership.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: 325 WESTLAKE
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad, SketchUp, Adobe
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Tim Bies, James Harnois
  • Design Team: Brett Baba, Jim Graham, Leann Crist, Lauren Strang
  • Project Team: Graham Baba Architects (architecture), MA Wright Structural Engineers (structural engineering), PanGeo Geotechnical Engineers (geotechnical engineering), Lighting Designs, Inc. (lighting), JRS Engineering (building envelope), Sparling (acoustical), Brian Paquette Interiors (loft apartment styling), Electrical (design build), Inform Interiors (penthouse styling), Schuchart (contractor)

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Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility in South Carolina by Sasaki

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Article source: Sasaki

The Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility is a 81,000 square foot, 1,200 seat modern food service facility that offers freshly prepared daily meals via a variety of open cooking venues and houses five different late night retail venues and a small P.O.D. convenience store. As part of Clemson’s redevelopment of its “Core Campus,” construction of this dining facility proceeded in tandem with new student housing construction, designed by VMDO Architects. These projects as a whole address the growing demand for contemporary housing and dining options in support of the university’s goals of retaining more sophomore students on campus, and maintaining its position in the top 20 national public universities.

Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Sasaki (Stevens & Wilkinson)
  • Project: Clemson University Core Campus Dining Facility
  • Location: Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
  • Software used: Revit, SketchUp, Photoshop
  • Client name: Clemson University
  • Size: 81,000 sf
  • Completion date: September 2016

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Taylor Residence in Matthews, Carolina by situ studio

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: situ studio

The house is on a flat site, well off the street, overlooking a woodland pond. The drive meanders through the trees and approaches from the northern forest side. The house screens any view of the pond. A tall entry and stair volume bisects the plan and is a lens to the pond upon entry. The entire ground level, which includes the master suite, opens north to the forest and south to the pond. Openings on the south wall are shaded by an overhang. A composition of surfaces and site walls define formal exterior spaces adjacent to the house.

Image Courtesy © Keith Isaacs

  • Architects: situ studio
  • Project: Taylor Residence
  • Location: Matthews, Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Keith Isaacs
  • Software used: SketchUp

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The Oak Tree Observatory in California, by Jantzen Studio

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Jantzen Studio

The Oak Tree Observatory is a proposal for a large public art project, designed for installation in the hills of northern California, which are peppered with many large oak trees. The structure can be thought of as a kind of monument to the oak tree, celebrating its beauty, as well as its crucial contributions to maintaining a healthy planet for all of us.

Image Courtesy © Jantzen Studio

  • Architects: Jantzen Studio
  • Project: The Oak Tree Observatory
  • Location: California, USA

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Microsoft 1355 Market Expansion in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Article source: Design Blitz

Located in San Francisco’s mid-market neighborhood, 1355 Market Street is a landmark office building. The project co-locates several of Microsoft’s diverse product teams within one building allowing the site to serve as a vertical campus. Various project teams are mingled together across the multiple floors in order to enhance collaboration while dedicated team zones create an opportunity to showcase the unique brand identity of each individual product group. As part of this real estate strategy, Microsoft took over a 32,800 square foot sublease space on the building’s 4th floor.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Microsoft 1355 Market Expansion
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA

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Modern Lodge in Weatherby Lake, Missouri by Kemstudio

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Kemstudio

The owners work in the urban core but want to truly wind down when they head home and casually entertain friends. They purchased a waterfront lot on Weatherby Lake, MO, USA with the vision of creating a “Modern Lodge”. The concept draws from the owner’s passion as a commercial photographer and the process of capturing an experience with a still photo. The house is two simple platonic forms, one resting on the other, pulled apart to create an aperture to the lake. The view is revealed once you enter the house, leaving the city behind and immersing yourself in lake living.

Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO

  • Architects: Kemstudio
  • Project: Modern Lodge
  • Location: Weatherby Lake, Missouri, USA

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Malwarebytes Expansion in Santa Clara, California by Design Blitz

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Design Blitz

Following the completion of their 50,000 square foot Headquarters, Malwarebytes experienced a rapid level of company growth with a projected doubling of their staff within the subsequent 12 months. In response to this elevated need for real estate, the cyber security company took over another 25,000 square feet in their multi-floor, multi-tenant building in Santa Clara, California.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Malwarebytes Expansion
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, USA

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Look! Look! Look! in Herefordshire by Studio Morison

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Article source: Studio Morison

Look! Look! Look! sees a striking sculptural pavilion created by internationally renowned artists Heather and Ivan Morison (Studio Morison) take centre stage at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall in Herefordshire.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Morison

  • Architects: Studio Morison
  • Project: Look! Look! Look!
  • Location: Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire, USA
  • Photography: Marsha Arnold / Ivan Morison
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 100m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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