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Guest House in Lakeside, Michigan, USA by SMNG-A Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: SMNG-A Architects

The original 1,100 square main house was completed in 1986 as a weekend retreat. A writer’s studio was competed in 2002. The guest house was completed in 2012 and provides private space for guests and a remote study for the owner.The form of the guest house was inspired by an Anselm Kiefer painting.

Image Courtesy SMNG-A Architects

  • Architects: SMNG-A Architects
  • Project: Guest House
  • Location: Lakeside, Michigan, USA
  • Building Area: 448 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $100,000
  • Software used: None. Drawn freehand with graphite pencil on 1000H vellum

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Vertical Zoo in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Sergio Villegas

The Project is located in one of the lakes of the reserve due to the lakes keep changing over the course of the seasons; this factor makes them the most dynamic points of the reserve. The Project looks for accentuate the reserve formation process. The proposal emerges from the mixture between the existing ecosystem of the place and the elements that characterized the harbor landscape like containers, cranes, structures and colors.

Image Courtesy Sergio Villegas

  • Architects: Occlusion studio
  • Project: Vertical Zoo
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Team: Sergio Villegas, Alejandro Corrales, Natalia Cuartas
  • Project Completion Date: 2009
  • Project Type: Institutional
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban/Landscaping
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 2.000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: International Contest
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3Dmax, Vray, Photoshop, After Effects

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University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan by UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Located on an 815-acre site in California’s fastest growing region, the University of California, Merced’s 2009 Long Range Development Plan creates a 21st century urban framework for the University of California’s first new campus in 40 years. The plan was adopted by the Regents of the University of California in March 2009.

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  • Architects: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction
  • Project: University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan
  • Location: Merced, California, USA
  • Project Owner: Regents of the University of California
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2012
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 6,250,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-10pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $6,000,000,000.00

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Portland Community College Newberg Center in Oregon by Hennebery Eddy Architects

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Hennebery Eddy Architects

Portland Community College (PCC), Oregon’s largest institution of higher learning, serves residents in five counties. Its mission is to “advance the region’s long-term vitality by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the…communities PCC serve(s)”.

Image Courtesy Hennebery Eddy Architects

  • Architects: Hennebery Eddy Architects
  • Project: Portland Community College Newberg Center
  • Location: Newberg, Oregon, USA
  • Project Completion Date: August, 2011]
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 13,500 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8:30am to 8:30pm M-F, 8:30am to 2pm Saturday
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $7,200,000.00
  • Software used: Revit

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Barton College Studio Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina by Clark Nexsen

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: Clark Nexsen

The Barton College Studio Theatre establishes a home for a burgeoning theater program at Barton College, a small liberal arts school in eastern North Carolina. Owing to its location on the campus, the theater creates two spaces: one fronts the campus’ iconic chapel, the other works in conjunction with the Fine Arts and Music Building to create an arts quad where theater patrons, actors, and students mingle before and after performances.

Image Courtesy © JWest Productions

  • Architects: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
  • Project: Barton College Studio Theatre
  • Location: Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: JWest Productions / Mark Herboth
  • Client: Barton College
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
  • Size: 12,000 SF / 200 seats
  • Completion: 2009
  • Software: Revit

Miami Beach Square in Miami Beach, Florida by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG together with West 8, Fentress, JPA and developers Portman CMC proposes Miami Beach Square as the centerpiece of their 52 acre Convention Center.

Miami Beach is a unique city in so many ways. It is one of the youngest cities in America – and perhaps right now one of the most vibrant and dynamic. Its street-scape is characterized by a lively walkable urban fabric with a friendly human scaled environment under the cool shade of tropical trees and art deco canopies – except at the convention center.

Image courtesy BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

Music And Science Building in Hood River, Oregon, USA by Opsis Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Opsis Architecture

The Music and Science Building is the latest addition to the Hood River Middle School campus in Hood River, Oregon. It provides a new facility to serve the school’s remarkable and unique Outdoor Classroom Project based on the principles of Permaculture.

Image Courtesy Opsis Architecture

  • Architects: Opsis Architecture
  • Project: Music And Science Building
  • Location: Hood River, Oregon, USA
  • Project Owner: Hood River County School District
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 7,200 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • New: 66.0%
  • Renovation: 34.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 4:00pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $2,300,000.00

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Mercy Corps in Portland, Oregon, USA by THA Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: THA Architecture

Mercy Corps is a global relief organization that works to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress.Their new headquarters is comprised of the restoration of a 42,000 sf neglected historical landmark in a challenging urban district and an addition of similar size. An egalitarian layout and environmental features actualize Mercy Corps’ mission to foster sustainable economic development through collaboration and self-empowerment while also helping to revitalize the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy THA Architecture

  • Architects: THA Architecture
  • Project: Mercy Corps
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Project Completion Date: October, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 85,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Both new and renovation
  • New: 50.0%
  • Renovation: 50.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 8am – 6pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $21,300,000.00

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Livestrong Foundation in Austin, Texas, USA by Lake|Flato Architects

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

After 10 years of leasing space in a suburban office building, the Livestrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s-era Gulf Coast Paper Co. (GPC) warehouse in East Austin, an under-served community in the process of revitalization.The adaptive reuse of the GCP warehouse transformed the concrete tilt-wall building to provide office space, meeting rooms, multi-use facilities, an in-house gym, an open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Ongoing plans call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services, with an emphasis on uninsured and under insured East Austin residents.

Image Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project: Livestrong Foundation
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Project Owner: Livestrong Foundation
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 28,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Renovation

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Eco-Bridge in Chicago, Illinois, USA by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The two-mile bridge, a breakwater in the Monroe harbor, celebrates Chicago’s position as the greenest city in the United States. The bridge creates a grand new civic space, providing recreational opportunities and offering unparalleled views of the skyline from a central observation tower.

Image Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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