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625 Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, DC by Suzane Reatig Architecture

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Suzane Reatig Architecture

One of the main goals for the Bailey Park Apartments was to provide much needed housing sized for families in the heart of the city. Located steps from the Shaw Metro, the site is tapered, with one short side facing the street and one long side bounded by a public alley. The architect determined that increasing the density would make the most of the downtown location and the site. Working closely with city officials, the site was rezoned to replace four dilapidated townhouses with a 16-unit apartment building.

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
  • Project: 625 Rhode Island Avenue
  • Location: 625 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Owner: TheUnited House of Prayer for All People
  • Contractor: McCullough Construction
  • Consultants: Tadjer Cohen Edelson, CAS Engineering
  • Project Completion: August 1, 2012

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William H. Johnston Building at the Florida State University in Tallahassee by Gould Evans Architects

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Gould Evans Architects

A sophisticated collage of old and new that reactivates a historic building in the heart of campus, the Johnston Building celebrates its mixed-use program through the dynamic intersection of circulation and transparency.

Particular attention was paid to the execution details in the building to reinforce the distinction between old and new and pay homage to the craftsmanship of the original building. Image credit: Adam Cohen Photography

  • Architects: Gould Evans Architects
  • Project: William H. Johnston Building at the Florida State University
  • Location: Tallahassee, Florida
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 67,000 square foot renovation and 78,000 square foot addition
  • Owner: The Florida State University/ State University System Board of Governors
  • Construction Manager: Peter R. Brown Construction (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore (Tampa, FL)
  • MEP: H2 Engineering (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Civil/Landscape: George & Associates (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Commissioning: TLC Engineering for Architecture (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Artwork: Rob Ley, Urbana (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Photograph: Adam Cohen Photography

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Mojave Rivers Ranger Station in Acton, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source : Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Situated in the Antelope Valley, along the Western edge of the Mojave Desert, the Mojave Rivers Ranger Station is designed for administrative and fire personnel from the USDA Forest Service Mojave Rivers Ranger District.   Both client and architect aspired to achieve a building appropriate to its context and to the function of the agency. In keeping with the Forest Service’s principles, the ranger station is designed to convey the agency’s roots as an institution with “an ethic of conservation and stewardship, a close tie to the land, and an orientation of service to current and future generations.” The result is a facility whose form and aesthetic is largely shaped by its desert site and climate.

South Facade : Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: Mojave Rivers Ranger Station
  • Location: Acton, California, USA
  • Photography: John Edward Linden
  • COMPLETION: 2011
  • PROJECT AREA: 7,600 sq ft
  • DESIGN TEAM CREDITS:
    • INTERIORS: Marcy Wong
    • DEVELOPER/CLIENT: William Whitson
    • LANDSCAPE: Gary Strang
    • CIVIL ENGINEER: Tony Petroccitto
    • STRUCTURAL: Greg Luth
    • MECHANICAL: Dorel Anghel
    • ELECTRICAL: Vincent Chow
    • PLUMBING: Dorel Anghel
    • LEED MANAGEMENT: Richard Manning
    • COMMISIONING AGENT: Richard Thomas
    • COST ESTIMATOR: Natalie Saylor
    • LIGHTING: Darrell Hawthorne
    • RENDERING: Justin Tang
    • MODEL CONSTRUCTION: Justin Tang

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E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge by ikon.5 architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University is a glass and steel ‘academical village’ for business education. The courtyard site plan and building forms are contextual— recalling the sloped roof pavilions and arcaded courtyards of the adjacent historic campus. To illustrate a forward looking aesthetic that embodies the mission of the school, which is to generate business innovation in Louisiana and the Gulf region, these traditional architectural forms are constructed of contemporary materials and details. The pavilions are clad in ceramic coated translucent mirror glass and the rotunda is clad in a bronze solar screen resulting in a composition of forms that are ephemeral apparitions of the original campus. This composition reflects the strong heritage of the campus while looking to the promises of the future.

Image Courtesy © Brad Feinknopf

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Area: 167,000 SF
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building in Washington by ZGF Architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: ZGF Architects

The University of Washington desired a facility to accommodate growth in molecular engineering; respond to the evolving interdisciplinary nature of teaching and research;and fit within an area of campus that is home to recently revitalized facilities, as well as traditional campus architecture.

Image Courtesy ZGF Architects

  • Architects:ZGF Architects
  • Project: University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building
  • Location: Washington
  • Software used:
  • Revit – Modeling, MEP coordination, and documentation
  • AutoCAD – Documentation
  • Sketchup – Modeling, Design Review
  • 3D Studio MAX – Renderings
  • eQuest – Energy modeling

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John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield by Charles Rose Architects Inc

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc

Situated in historic Greenfield’s business district and constructed of traditional materials that complement the town’s stately brick buildings, the John W. Olver Transit Center represents a significant technological departure from the past: With its dramatically limited emissions, it anticipates the future and President Obama’s executive order requiring that all new federal buildings achieve net-zero by 2030. Embedded in the building’s design are numerous strategies for energy conservation and generation. For example, the textured brick cladding the western side is a respectful nod to Greenfield’s past, but its main purpose is green: a high-tech strategy in managing the building’s exposure to afternoon sun. In parts, the brick dissolves and the façade becomes a kind of screen; these patterns control the amount of heat entering the building’s interior in summer and winter.

Entry and second floor offices that have views of Greenfield

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc
  • Project: John W. Olver Transit Center
  • Location: Greenfield, MA  USA
  • MEP, FP Engineers: ARUP
  • Structural Engineer: RSE ASSOCIATES, INC
  • Civil Engineer: NITSCH ENGINEERING
  • Landscape Architect: GROUNDVIEW
  • Building Envelope Consultant: BET

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Chiles Residence in Raleigh, NC by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Article source: Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

The modern, 3500-square-foot house was designed and built for art collectors John and Molly Chiles. It was constructed on the bones of an old modern, steel-framed and wood-paneled house overlooking Crabtree Creek in Raleigh, NC, that was abandoned in the 1960s.The original house was in terrible shape: Its wood walls and floors, camouflaged by kudzu and ivy, had rotted. Yet the “bones” were still strong in concept, and the couple saw through the clutter. They were confidant that the neglected remains could form the basis for a dramatic new house that would pay homage to mid-20th century modern design.

Image Courtesy Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

  • Architects: Tonic Design + Tonic Construction
  • Project: Chiles Residence
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Architect: Tonic Design, Raleigh, NC
  • Contractor: Tonic Construction, Raleigh, NC
  • Structural Engineer: Richard Kaydos-Daniels, Raleigh, NC
  • Steel Craft: McConnel Studios, Raleigh, NC

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Part of the Solution in Bronx, New York by Spacesmith, LLP

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: Spacesmith, LLP

Spacesmith is proud to announce the completion of Part of the Solution’s (POTS) new home. Since 1982. POTS has been serving people in need by providing food, clothing, counseling and other supportive services in a low income neighborhood in the Bronx. What began as a soup kitchen grew into a holistic, full service community facility, addressing every aspect of life’s needs to those who need a helping hand.

Pots Exterior

  • Architects: Spacesmith, LLP
  • Project: Part of the Solution
  • Location: Bronx, New York
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Oxnard Marina Residence in California by Bondanelli Design Group

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Article source: Bondanelli Design Group

This two story, 8000 s.f. residence is located at the intersection of two channels within the Oxnard Marina. Being a vacation home, and given the maritime location,  the house has a strong Asian theme, and conceptually is inspired by a south East Asian village, with most of the rooms having a separate roof structure, as a cluster of pavilions.
The curvilinear separation between kitchen and public spaces is taken from the shape of the client’s boat docked just outside.

Image Courtesy © Bondanelli Design Group

  • Architects: Bondanelli Design Group
  • Project: Oxnard Marina Residence
  • Location: Oxnard Marina, California, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup

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WeCross in West SoHo, New York by Dror

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: Dror

WeCross by Dror is a creative lab and a dynamic platform of shared-office space bringing together selected innovators and creative talents in disciplines including design, architecture, graphic and new digital technology, communication and more.

This informal team curated by Dror fosters creative and cognitive ideas as well as innovative design to solve business challenges and improve our global lifestyle and environments.

Image Courtesy © Dror

  • Architects: Dror
  • Project: WeCross
  • Location: West SoHo, New York

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