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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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Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

The latest in a series of strategic development and planning initiatives by BMC, this ambulatory building embodies the hospital’s mission to provide “exceptional care, without exception.” Located on a highly visible site, the nine story building represents the first phase in a long term effort by Boston Medical Center to transform the image of its Albany Street campus edge. The building will set the stage for future improvements along Albany Street, including a provision for easier pedestrian access and a better defined, active street edge.

Exterior view

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The RainShine House in Decatur, Georgia by Robert M. Cain (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Cain

The FIRST modernist LEED Platinum residence in the Southeastern United States

The RainShine house is a two-story, 2800-square foot, three-bedroom, 3½-bath home located in Decatur, Georgia on a 1/3-acre infill lot. Homes in the surrounding single-family neighborhood are of mixed vintage and style ranging from the late 1920’s to present, Tudor cottage to post war saltbox to ranch. Located 1 ½ blocks from downtown Decatur, RainShine is in a very walkable neighborhood convenient to shopping, great restaurants, excellent transit options, many other community resources and a remarkable diversity of cultural opportunities.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Robert M. Cain, Architect, AIA, LEED AP
  • Name of Project: The RainShine House
  • Location: Decatur, Georgia
  • Owners: Chuck and Mary Bosserman
  • Civil Engineer: Alexander Engineering, PC
  • Contractor: Pinnacle Custom Builders, Inc.
  • Software used: Archicad as the base CAD software. The perspectives were generated using Archicad’s Lightworks with the backgrounds added in Photoshop.

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Habitat 15 in Hollywood, California by Predock Frane Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Rhino)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Predock Frane Architects

DESIGN INTENT: Working within the context of a for-profit MUR creates a particular set of parameters; programmatic, physical, and client/cost informed. Our solution is two 4-story buildings placed parallel to the street. Between them is a courtyard, reached via a tunnel through the first building, accommodating shared public space and circulation. The simple cubic shape of the buildings allowed for greater project resources to be deployed to the sectional relations within the units. The separation into two buildings allows half of the unit’s access to light on three sides.

Image Courtesy Predock Frane & Elon Schoenholz

  • Architects: Predock Frane Architects
  • Project: Habitat 15
  • Location: Hollywood, California
  • Client : Habitat LLC
  • Contractor : Architype Construction
  • Engineer : SGH
  • Landscape: Bentgrass
  • Project Completion: SUMMER 2009
  • Project Size: 39,000 SF
  • Photography: Predock_Frane and Elon Schoenholz
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas by Santiago Calatrava

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Santiago Calatrava

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is a very special project for me. Not only is it a signature component of the City of Dallas’ urban revitalization efforts, but it is also the first vehicular bridge I have built in the United States.

After I was commissioned to design the bridge, I toured Dallas and noticed that the Trinity River basin was littered with industrial buildings, electrical lines and proposed new toll roads. I saw this as a lost opportunity for the City, since the river basin had the potential to be of defining importance to Dallas’ future development. The image below of my initial Master plan model dates to my first involvement with the City’s rejuvenation project in 1999. My concept of linking the City’s two river banks by a series of dramatic bridges and boardwalks across a flooded lakeside environment, sought to revitalize this under-used resource in the heart of the city, and create a recreational facility as important to Dallas as Central Park is to New York City.

Images Courtesy Dana Driensky

  • Architect and Engineer: Santiago Calatrava
  • Name of Project: Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
  • Location: Located in downtown Dallas, between Continental Avenue and Union Pacific Railroad Bridges the structure will cross the Trinity River Corridor linking West Dallas/North Oak Cliff with the downtown area.
  • Client: City of Dallas
  • Program: In January 2002 Dallas City Council awarded a design contract to Santiago Calatrava for the creation of a “signature bridge” across the Trinity River.
  • Photographer: Dana Driensky

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Moy in Santa Barbara, Argentina by Martín Gómez Arquitectos

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: Martín Gómez Arquitectos

THIS PROJECT WAS THE IDEA TO CREATE A HOME WHERE predominate GOOD DESIGN IN LIVING TOGETHER WITH THE COMFORT AND SIMPLE MAINTENANCE, IDEAL FOR A COUPLE WITH YOUNG CHILDREN RECEIVING FRIENDS. IN THIS HOUSE, THE LIVING IS the undisputed star, AND THE LIMITS WITH ALMOST OUT THERE.

Image Courtesy Ezekiel Escalante

  • ARCHITECTS: MARTIN GOMEZ ARQUITECTOS
  • PROJECT: MOY
  • LOCATION: SANTA BARBARA, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
  • AREA: 350 M2
  • YEAR: 2005
  • ADVISORY: PLUMBING AMARAL, MENDEZ STRUCTURES
  • MANUFACTURER: PLANIX CONSTRUCTION
  • WORK ADDRESS: MARTIN TORTEROLA
  • FIND MUCH WORK IN THE PROJECT: STAFF PERMANENT STUDIO ARCHITECTS MARTIN GOMEZ
  • LONG HELD IN THE PROJECT: 60 DAYS OF PROJECT EXECUTION AND 4 MONTHS
  • CLIENT: PRIVATE – RESERVED
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: EZEKIEL ESCALANTE

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Claremont Residence in Los Angeles, California by Altius Architecture (designed using ArchiCAD)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: Altius Architecture

This home is sited on an amazing property that offered both the intimacy of a classic English landscape as well as expansive panoramic views over rolling, rural fields towards Lake Ontario. The goal of the design was to embrace the immediate intimacy of the site while revealing, through the architecture, the extensive views offered from various vantage points within the home. The exposed heavy timber Douglas Fir structure hugs the landscape allowing large expanses of glass to bring the surroundings inside while providing dramatic moments when the endless view exposes itself.

Claremont Residence

 

  • Architects: Altius Architecture
  • Project: Claremont Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Altius Team: Cathy Garrido, Trevor McIvor, Joseph El-Khoury
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell-Bowick Engineering, Toronto
  • Construction Management: Clemenson + Associates, Toronto
  • Mechanical: Just Geothermal
  • Heavy Timber: TimberSystems
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Solar Umbrella in Venice, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marvin Rand)

  • Architect: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Name of Project: Solar Umbrella
  • Location: 615 Woodlawn Ave, Venice, California
  • Client/Owner: Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa
  • Photography: Marvin Rand

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Southold Animal Shelter in New York by Studio a/b Architects

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

AIA Peconic Chapter, Merit Award, 2010

An animal shelter is complex, being hospital, refuge, prison, school, community center, and shop. The program required multiple small rooms configured for both interconnections and separations, which careful zoning reinforces. The main entrance divides healthy visits from drop-offs. There are separate entrances for night deliveries of animals, public access to the community room, goods delivery and access to exterior dog runs. Most rooms require exterior exposures for fresh air, sunlight and access.  Sound, safety, air quality and sanitary controls have stringent requirements. A dense, circulation mesh results. To provide expansive places in a compact plan, day-lighting and visual connections between and through spaces are provided.

South façade (Image Courtesy studio a/b architects)

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Southold Town Animal Shelter 2009
  • Location: Southold, New York
  • Program: Animal Shelter for Southold Town
  • Structure: NRG concrete masonry units, single wythe, one story.
  • Materials: Asphalt shingles on roof; NRG concrete masonry units split surface on exterior walls; GWB on ceilings, partially sprayed with acoustic material; Epoxy coated floors and walls;
  • Contractor: Construction Consultants, L.I.
  • Site Area: 58,000 sq. ft.
  • Floor Area: 6,910 sq. ft.
  • Photography: studio a/b architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN by MS&R Architecture

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Article source: MS&R Architecture

The Mississippi River is an unbroken thread running through the history of the City of Minneapolisand the Northern Plains region. Saint Anthony Falls—the only waterfall on the Mississippi—has attracted people to the region for thousands of years. By 1880, the falls’ massive power was harnessed to drive the turbines in Minneapolis’ monster flour mills, grinding wheat from the vast western plains into flour.

Mill City Museum

 

  • Architects: MS&R Architecture
  • Project: Mill City Museum
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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