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Cube in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design (designed using Maya and ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Dbox

A dramatic and elemental steel infrastructure creates the possibility for ultimate volumetric flexibility where the homeowner can customize spatial prerogatives. Rising 22 stories over the design district in Miami, Florida—Cube promotes its occupants to design their own domain with the possibility of connecting multiple cube modules vertically, horizontally, and diagonally in addition to creating double height volumes, garden voids and cantilevered living environments. Generated by desire and need rather than architectural assumption, the volumetric play of the building creates intriguing arrangements of solid and void— a true interactive architecture.

Renderings by Dbox

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Cube
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Scope: 240,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/Interior finishes
  • Renderings by: Dbox
  • Software used: Maya and Archicad

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial in New Jersey by Zerafa Architecture Studio

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Zerafa Architecture Studio

The Holocaust, a violation of our collective humanity, has affected the way in which we understand the world in which we live, it pre-conditions our decisions and our value judgements. These are the enduring consequences of human tragedy, they transcend generations and become part of who we are. The memorial is about all of us, past, present and future.

Elevation

  • Architects: Zerafa Architecture Studio
  • Project: Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • Design Team: Jason Zerafa, Joaquin Boldrini
  • Associate Architect: Gregory T Waugh AIA
  • Client:  The Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial corporation (ACBHM, Inc.)
  • Facility: Memorial
  • Size: 2400 sf.
  • Status: International Competition Proposal- Stage 1, June 2010 (completion Date).

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VIP Car Wash in Staten Island, New York by Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

The VIP Car Wash is located at 452 South Avenue at the corner of Forest Avenue and South Avenue, Staten Island, NY. The state of the art facility utilizes the latest in car wash technology and also contains a lube center. The architects utilized color and transparency to create a building that celebrates cars. Flooded with natural light, the building turns the humdrum task of getting your car cleaned and the oil changed in to an experience of color, light and motion.

Exterior View

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Sway in Long Beach, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc. 

Located on the busy 2nd Street in Belmont Shoes (Long Beach), CA, this shoe store focuses on high-end women’s shoes and accessories. The founder gave us this task: \”display shoes in a new, modern, chic way…someway that I have never seen before!\” We began with creating a simple palette of colors and forms with soft edges and decorative lighting. Ipe wood was integrated into the design as a way to warm up the interiors and bring nature in from the exterior.

Front View (Images Courtesy Erin Feinblatt)

  • Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Name of Project: Sway
  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
  • Photographer: Erin Feinblatt

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La Casa Permanent Supportive Housing in Washington, D.C. by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, along with joint venture partner Leo A. Daly, is developing a design for the District-owned “La Casa” supportive housing project. The project is an important milestone for the District in its efforts to redefine the concept of housing for the homeless community. Rather than function as a shelter, the “La Casa” project will provide permanent, supportive housing for forty men. Each living unit is designed as a single-person efficiency that will provide stability and predictability for the tenants as they immerse themselves in day to day living.

Exterior view

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Cliff House in Gig Harbor, Washington by Scott Allen Architecture

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Scott Allen Architecture

Tucked against the wall of a natural cliff and right on the water’s edge in Gig Harbor, Washington, this project answered the unique challenges of its site. The footprint for the new structure replaces an old guest house and boathouse, and was limited in its size by an agreement through a regulatory process.

Night view

  • Architects: Scott Allen Architecture
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Project Architect: Elizabeth Dailey
  • Interior furnishings: OSKA
  • Photography: Tim Bies

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Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter in Las Vegas,Nevada by Rafael Vinoly Architects

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Rafael viNoly architects

The CityCenter Condo-Hotel, a $510 million, 1,543- room condominium-hotel, is a key component of MGM/Mirage’s new flagship development. The 1.6 million-square-foot residential hotel includes three dining facilities, pool and spa areas, and additional retail and office space. The hotel tower will be 54 stories tall, rising up to 550 feet above street level. Located at a strategic junction between the new CityCenter hotel and casino and the existing Bellagio Hotel & Casino, the project will serve as the gateway between both buildings, connecting two of MGM/Mirage’s largest and most prominent properties in Las Vegas. The project is scheduled to be completed by winter 2009.

Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter

  • Architects: Rafael Vinoly Architects
  • Project: Vdara Hotel & Spa at CityCenter, Las Vegas
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Budget: $ 527,000,000
  • Size: 1,610,000 gross square feet
  • Project status: Completed
  • Type: Hotel, Residential, Retail, Pool, Spa, Conference Center
  • Software used: Didn’t really use anything special. Just Autocad. Did a lot of modeling in Rhino and did some sun exposure studies and renderings in 3d Studio Max as well.

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Mosaica Academy in Washington, D.C. by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Mosaica Academy is a new charter school located in the southeast quadrant of Washington, DC. The design of the school is based on the Paragon Teaching Method employed by the school, which replaces traditional history and social studies curriculum. The school program encourages students to gain a historical understanding through the chronological study of the evolution of world cultures, encouraging them to identify associated interrelationships and develop a larger picture of history as opposed to memorizing isolated events. The building is designed to exemplify the Mosaica teaching model and physically represent the program inspired within each space.

Street View

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Harrison Street Residence in Issaquah, Washington by Scott Allen Architecture

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Scott Allen Architecture

Located in Issaquah Highlands’ prestigious Harrison Street neighborhood, this two-level home features sophisticated design that naturally accommodates a casual Pacific Northwest lifestyle. The hillside setting offered the opportunity to place the main living spaces as well as the master suite on the upper level, which took full advantage of the site’s expansive views.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Aaron Leitz)

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Sugarbug Dental Office in Oxnard, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio creating a high-design | high-tech space for a new pediatric dental office in Southern California, named simply as “Sugarbug.”  Our client wanted a fun, explorative, out-of-the box designed interior to provide services to his dental clients. The design of the interior was mainly directed by focusing on the experience of the child patient. Also important in the process of designing this interior was a focus placed on branding. Like many of our commercial tenant improvement projects, this project focuses on enabling the architecture of the space to contribute directly to the Sugarbug brand that the client is creating. The finished product will blend together all the aspects of the business of running a contemporary dental office through a well thought out and comprehensively designed architectural, functional, informational and graphical experience.

Image Courtesy Ciro Coelho

  • Architects: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Project: Sugarbug Dental Office
  • Location: Oxnard, California
  • Photography: Ciro Coelho
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp

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