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ASM International Headquarters Renovation in Russell Township, Ohio by Dimit Architects

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: The Chesler Group

The geodesic dome is known as the largest open-work lattice dome in the world. The 60,000 square foot headquarters building is on 45-acres of land. The Chesler Group’s restoration of the ASM Headquarters was awarded Best Architectural Renovation in 2012 by Wallpaper* Magazine, the London based, internationally circulated, design, architecture, and lifestyle magazine. The renovation was completed true to the vision of the original architects and in compliance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings .

ASM

  • Architects: Dimit Architects
  • Developers: The Chesler Group
  • Project: ASM International Headquarters Renovation
  • Location:  Russell Township, Ohio
  • Designed by: Cleveland architect John Terence Kelly and world-famous mathematician, philosopher and visionary R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Originally built in: 1959
  • Renovation completed in: July, 2011
  • Materials used: Glass, concrete and steel
  • Photographer: Jeff Goldberg at Esto

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Open house in Hollywood Hills, California by XTEN Architecture

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below. Retaining walls are configured to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create a garden terrace for the second level. Steel beams set into the retaining walls perpendicular to the hillside are cantilevered off structural shear walls at the front of the site. Lateral steel clear spans fifty feet between these beams creating a double cantilever at the leading edge of the house and allowing for uninterrupted views over Los Angeles. Front, side and rear elevations of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between indoors and out and connect the spaces to gardens on both levels.

Image Courtesy Art Gray

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Open house
  • Location: Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles), California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA, LEED AP
  • Contractor: Peddicord Construction
  • Project Completion Date: 2007
  • Total Area: 5,500 sq ft (Interior Floor Area); 7,500 sq ft (Exterior Floor Area)
  • Photo Credits: Art Gray Photography

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Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Brooks + Scarpa has released their proposal for the roughly 22,000 square foot addition to the existing 12,000 square foot 1929 historic Kimball Art Center located in the heart of downtown Park City at the corner of Main Street and Heber Ave.

The design concept for the new Kimball Art Center is to perceptually bring the mesmerizing and seemingly endless deep blue Park City sky directly into the space of the city. Despite the time of year or weather conditions, the sky always seems to quickly return to its infinite and hypnotic clarity, with rarely a cloud in the sky. It provokes a kind of indelible wonder; a dreamlike state of mind that engages the viewer, heightens their sense of awareness, and brings a sense of vitality to the place. The Kimball “Cloud” delivers a new experience and expands art into the broader Park City community, creating a new social space for the 21st century.

North View Approach

 

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National Olympic Committee House in Tbilisi, Georgia by Architects of Invention

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: Architects of Invention

This work represents the idea of dynamics in sport with the abstract compositions of the staircase and the reception table. The first object you encounter is the introverted desk with its never-ending fissure, and then you meet the extroverted staircase – like the open path to Olympus, where the summit meets its own reflection, inferring that striving never ends, that there is no limit to human achievement.

Image Courtesy Nakanimamasakhlisi

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: National Olympic Committee House
  • Location: 22 Machabeli str. Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project Type: Office Building Interior
  • Status: Completed
  • Program: Olympic Museum, Geonoch Offices
  • Building Area: 3000m2
  • Budget: 1m USD
  • Credits: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Nika Maisuradze,Dato Tsanava, Viliana Guliashvili, Ivane Ksnelashvili, David Dolidze, Soso Eliava, Devi Kituashvili PM, Eka Japaridze
  • Photographs: Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo Lab, Nika Mdivani, I. Kopocova

 

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Step Up on Fifth in Santa Monica, California by Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Step Up on 5th is a bright new spot in downtown Santa Monica. The new building provides a home, support services and rehabilitation for the homeless and mentally disabled population. The new structure provides 46 studio apartments of permanent affordable housing. The project also includes ground level commercial/retail space and subterranean parking. The density of the project is 258 dwelling units/acre, which exceeds the average density of Manhattan, NY (2000 USA Census Bureau Data) by more than 10%.

 

Images Courtesy John Edward Linden

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Glow 2010 – Luminous Passage in Santa Monica, California by Predock Frane Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Predock Frane Architects

For the 2010 GLOW we are proposing a linear spatial construction that links the City to the Ocean. Working with the site of the Bay Street boardwalk, we intend to make visible the connection across the sand to the edge of the ocean. This is a physical “land bridge” connecting the urban landscape of Santa Monica to the edge of the water, but also a conceptual leap that transitions from the “logics” that define the city to the those of the ocean. Taking the vertical nature of the city and merging it with the horizontal impulses of the pacific, we are proposing a visceral and intense space.

Image Courtesy Ian Thomas

  • Architects: Predock Frane Architects
  • Project: Glow 2010 – Luminous Passage
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Size: 250’ length / 60’ width/ 25’ height
  • Client: City of Santa Monica
  • Contractor: Predock_Frane Architects
  • Engineer: Mike Ischler
  • Project Completion: 09/25/10
  • Software Used: AutoCAD and Rhino
  • Photography: Ian Thomas

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dpHUE Concept Store in Maple Grove, Minnesota by Julie Snow Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Julie Snow Architects

dpHUE offers a fresh new brand, a new product and the importance of the customer experience. Their first retail location needed an architectural space to support their company’s mission. Customer experience was of the utmost importance and guided all design decisions from concept through completion. Customer consultation, product display, point of sale and customer demonstration areas were all critical programmatic components.  While the design was created to the specifics of this store location, the intent from the beginning was that this would be easily adapted when the company opened other locations. This adaptability of the design for future stores was addressed by defining several key components within the space that could be easily transferred to other spaces.

Image Courtesy Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Julie Snow Architects
  • Project: dpHUE Concept Store
  • Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • Photography: Paul Crosby

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Akron Twin Residences in Pacific Palisades, California by Predock_Frane Architects

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Predock_Frane Architects

This project is located in the Palisades, a hilly region between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains within an existing 1950’s housing development. The project consists of two twin houses sited adjacent to each other on a steep slope above a seasonal watershed. In this project we were interested in exploring the intersection of two classic California building typologies; the courtyard house and the hillside house. This intersection was then further complicated by the overlay of two unsynchronized jurisdictional height envelope parameters that very explicitly controlled the volumetric limits of the structures.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jason Predock)

  • ARCHITECT: Predock_Frane Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Akron Twin Residences
  • LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, California
  • SIZE: Approximately 4,900 SF (455 square meters)
  • CLIENT: Richard Loring
  • IMAGES: Jason Predock

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Colorado Court in Santa Monica, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Colorado Court
is one of the first buildings of its type in the United States that is 100% energy independent. Colorado Court distinguishes itself from most conventionally developed projects in that it incorporates energy efficient measures that exceed standard practice, optimize building performance, and ensure reduced energy use during all phases of construction and occupancy. The planning and design of Colorado Court emerged from close consideration and employment of passive solar design strategies. These strategies include: locating and orienting the building to control solar cooling loads; shaping and orienting the building for exposure to prevailing winds; shaping the building to induce buoyancy for natural ventilation; designing windows to maximize day lighting; shading south facing windows and minimizing west-facing glazing; designing windows to maximize natural ventilation; shaping and planning the interior to enhance daylight and natural air flow distribution.

Colorado Court

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Colorado Court
  • Location: 502 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Client/Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Total Square Footage: 30,150 square feet
  • Designed: 2000
  • Completed: 2002
  • Cost: $5,200,000.00(US)

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New Campus Center in Chicago, Illinois by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture’s re-interpretation of modernity; integrating and articulating new levels of organisation complexity. A vibrant interface between residential functions and academic institutions. Through the placement of a ‘nexus’, the Centre becomes a catalyst for cross-disciplinary activity between departments, forging a stronger collective institutional identity for ITT as a whole.

Rendering

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: New Campus Center
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Status: Built

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