Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Article source: Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design
A home improvement marketplace technology company, this open and collaborative work environment was designed with a balance of open office work benches, and spaces for meetings, meditation, play and private phone calls. A gated area with lockers for personal storage encourages bicycle commuting and use of the Bay Trail along the edge of the San Francisco Bay. Techshed’s brand is expressed with an impactful punch of brand color and in the form of the plywood sheds that house meeting and meditation rooms. An open Café with a robust audio visual system doubles as an all hands meeting and presentation space.
Image Courtesy Joe Fletcher Photography
Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Article source: Greg Lynn Form
The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean. The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows. The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located.
Image Courtesy © Richard Powers
- Architects: Greg Lynn Form
- Project: Bloom House
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Photography: Richard Powers
- Project commencement: 2004
- Completion date: 2010
- Design Architects: Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA
Jackilin Bloom, Brittney Hart, Chris Kabatsi, Brian Ha, Danny Bazil, Andreas Krainer
- Architect of Record: Lookinglass Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Nick Gillock, Emil Mertzel
- Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA
- Mechanical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
- Electrical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
- Cost Estimator: Oliver Garrett Construction, Inc.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Article source: Fourgeron Architecture
Like many San Francisco homes, this one poorly integrated its many levels with each other and with its sloping topography and solar orientation. Reversing its reading, we recast the back of the house as its primary façade with a faceted, custom-built glass wall. Divided into three vertical panels that push in and out, this dynamic prism brings animating light and spectacular views to the communal living spaces, now placed at the rear. Bedrooms were flipped to the front.
Image Courtesy Fourgeron Architecture
Friday, January 4th, 2013
Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
Interior Architecture Preserves Original 1940s Warehouse in Santa Monica’s Former Industrial Corridor Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio with Andy Waisler has recently completed an adaptive reuse of a 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse in Santa Monica. The 17,000 square foot building was artistically designed for a well-known animation studio that has recently achieved significant commercial success. Urban Studio designed an interior renovation that is warm, forthright and efficient, while also elegant and inspiring.
Image Courtesy Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler
- Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
- Project: Animation Studio
- Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
- Photography by: Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Article source: Db Architect
An affordable community for working individuals and families, Fillmore Park brings 32 modern homes for first-time home buyers to the heart of San Francisco. Flats and townhouses with private patios ring a landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet neighborhood a block from the bustling Fillmore District.
Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte
- Architects: Db Architect
- Project: Filmore Park
- Location: San Francisco, USA
- Client: MSPDI Turk, LLC
- Architect: David Baker + Partners
- Landscape Architect: Fletcher Studio
- Structural Engineer: Structural Design Engineers
- Electrical Engineer: Bhatia Associates
- Lighting Designer: Horton Lees Brogden
- Mechanical Engineer: Raymond Brooks Engineering
- Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
- General Contractor: Cahill Contractors
- Civil Engineer: Telamon Engineering Consultants
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Article source: Whipple Russell Architects
This horse ranch in Brentwood, California is a livable romantic blend of contemporary and Mediterranean architectural sensibilities. The house was originally created for two artists, husband and wife; one an architect turned director, another, a writer and sommelier. Both were very passionate about every detail that had gone into the creation of all their living spaces; a restoration in Italy and a loft in New York City.
Image Courtesy © Whipple Russell Architects
- Architects: Whipple Russell Architects
- Project: MANDEVILLE CANYON
- Location: Brentwood, California, U.S.A
- PROJECT COMPLETED: March 2000
- PROJECT SIZE: 7,000 sf
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
Article source: Colab Studio, llc
A single physician purchases a home because of the site’s amazing views. The house is somewhat “modern”, but contains several physical features the owner would rather weren’t there. The space does not flow well with each use separated by three main elements: a sunken bar; an entertainment center, and a large masonry fireplace. There is almost no connection between living spaces and the exterior patio. We begin by removing everything in the way, creating a more open space, better circulation, enhanced functions, and improved views. We provide a three-panel telescoping door to the patio. We add a new exterior patio, pool, and spa. A new exposed laterally bracing membrane in the living room, required to replace the fireplace’s structural function, is designed parametrically utilizing the Owner’s favorite image of a skin cell. She requests the interiors be minimal, clean, and white. We happily oblige.
Living Room PANO : Image Courtesy Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc
- Architect: Colab Studio, llc
- Project: Flynn Residence
- Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, US
- General contractor: 180 degrees
- Photography: Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc
- Software used: AutoCAD
Friday, December 28th, 2012
Article source: HouseHaus
The existing urban context of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital complex consists of an accumulation of single standing buildings. Bertrand Goldberg’s innovative design of the Prentice Women’s Hospital stands as the most expressive solitary object within this context.
Image Courtesy HouseHaus
- Architects: HouseHaus (Martin Klaeschen, Carl Ray Miller)
- Project: Prentice Women’s Hospital
- Location: Chicago, USA
- Design Team: Jason Chernak (Renderings)
Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
Article source: Arch11
This modern house designed by Arch11 is a place where the domestic life of a young family weaves with the values of two professional athletes and the outdoors. Where this distinction may separate those roles, lines in this structure seeks to bind and integrate. Anchored on a downtown corner site, this Boulder, Colo. home has an all glass living room and Site-cast, board-formed concrete walls. The latter both moors the building to its site and provides thermal mass to control temperature swings.
The house is organized around crossing dihedral lines–one phenomenal and one tectonic—that shear the interior volumes.
Image Courtesy Raul Garcia
- Architects: Arch11
- Project: Dihedral House
- Location: Boulder, CO, USA
- Photographers name: Raul Garcia
- Main construction materials: Glass, board-formed concrete, cedar siding
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Article source: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno
These buildings are part of the opening and consolidation of a new urban axis within the current polygon college.
The Building of Epidemiology is the first in a “series” of works to be developed under the same formal matrix, constructive and typological but with different uses and programs.
The Laboratory Building here, is the second in the series to be completed in the future with the construction of the Building of dorms.
Image Courtesy © Manuel Ciarlotti
- Architects: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno
- Project: Square Array
- Location: National University of Lanus. Buenos Aires, Argentina, USA
- Arquitectos: Moscato Schere Todo Terreno + MS+ DPF UNLa.
- Principal Architects: Agustin Moscato, Ramiro Schere
- Project Team: Lucia Hollman-Julian Puyal
- Use: education.
- Area: 900m2
- Project Year: 2009.
- Work: 2010-2012