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Shore Vista Boat Dock in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Article source: Bercy Chen Studio

Shore Vista Boat House is located on a bend in Lake Austin across from Canyonland Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. The site is suggestive of the elliptical form that maximizes the beautiful views of the undulating hills beyond. Rounded edges of the dock, along with the curved glass railing, peel away, allowing more of the landscape to be captured into the visual frame.


Shore Vista Boat Dock

  • Architect: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Name of Project: Shore Vista Boat Dock
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Client: Dean & Andrea McWilliams
  • Size: 1600 square feet
  • Cost: Confidential


CAPSLO Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo, CA by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

CAPSLO focuses on helping residents of San Luis Obispo County achieve economic self-sufficiency. The organization aids its participants in securing employment, maintaining adequate housing, receiving medical services, and providing childcare. CAPSLO offers its services to 43,000 people across San Luis Obispo County and nine other central and southern California counties nine other central and southern California counties.


  • Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Project: CAPSLO Homeless Services Center
  • Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Client: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. (CAPSLO)
  • Size: 26,000 square feet building + 26,000 square feet outdoor space
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop, 3D Studio MAX, Illustrator


Sapphire Residential Gallery in Los Angeles, California by XTEN Architecture (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

The Sapphire Gallery is a residential addition designed to display a private collection of contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the surrounding hills. The owners’ collection includes work by the artists Gregory Crewdson, Uta Barth, Tomoroy Dodge and the video artist Jennifer Steinkamp, and they wanted a new building that would be more than just a container for their art collection. The new gallery extension is multivalent, with different spaces for presenting artworks, while also opening to hillside views, incorporating a home office, and creating a compelling new focal point for the approach and entry to the property.

Twilight (Image Courtesy Art Gray)

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Sapphire Residential Gallery
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Area: 1,500sf
  • Completed: May 2009
  • Software used: Rhinoceros and Autocad


Zen Garden House in Crestone, Colorado by David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.

This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a small retreat in the high dessert of the San Luis Valley (elevation +8,500 ft.) with stunning views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.  The area is known for its serenity and environmental uniqueness.  The house is designed to not only respond to that environment but also to take advantage of the unique spirituality of the site.


Crestone side elevation (Images Courtesy Bill Ellzey)

  • Architect: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.
  • Name of Project: Zen Garden House
  • Location: Crestone, Colorado
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
  • Contractor: Keith Teahen Construction
  • Photographer: Bill Ellzey


Lujan House in Ocean View, Delaware by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Modest h­ouses on small lots comprise the Quillen’s Point neighborhood, adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in Ocean View, Delaware.  An eclectic mix of houses, gravel roads ending at the bay and wooded lots provide a nostalgic, informal setting for this new house.  The project site is near the end of Burbage Lane, the second lot from the bay with expectations that the adjacent waterfront lot will eventually be developed. ­­


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Anice Hoachlander of Hoachlander Davis Photography)

  • Architect and Entrant: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Name of Project: Lujan House
  • Location: Ocean View, Delaware
  • Contractor: Karl Gude – Gude and Conard, Inc.
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID – Baron Gurney Interiors
  • Landscape Designer: Chris Valenti – JB Landscaping
  • All drawings and text: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander – Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Software used: CAD2004Lite for the drawings


National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota by Schwartz/Silver Architects

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Founded in 1973 on the campus of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, the National Music Museum & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its collections, which include more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.


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Bal House in Menlo Park, California by Terry & Terry Architecture designed using ArchiCAD

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project was designed for a retiring couple, and necessitated the need for accessible space.  The project ties the new addition in the rear garden area to an existing mid century ranch house by way of a transparent hallway that provides accessibility to the existing structure and allows the garden to extend into the core of the house.

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House Bar / Cave Bar in Manhattan, New York by Barker Freeman Design Office (designed with Generative Components and Maxwell)

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office

With these two proposals for a bar in the East Village in Manhattan, we employed a striking silhouette on the façade to bring presence to the space on the street. With House Bar, we used painted, perforated MDF panels to continue the house profile on the interior, which terminates in a DJ booth at the end of the room. Lighting filters through the perforations to provide ambient illumination.

Cave Inside

  • Architects: Barker Freeman Design Office
  • Project: House Bar / Cave Bar
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Software used: Generative Components  and Maxwell.


St. Clare’s Parish Center/Early Childhood Development Center in Staten Island, New York by Studio 16 Architecture PLLC collaboration with Stephen Perrella

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Article source: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC collaboration with Stephen Perrella, AIA


A complex of design strategies configures the solution for the Preschool at St.Clare’s. The intent was to establish a sense of openness and free play for a program involving the guidance and education of young children. The proposed architecture endeavors to mediate the imposition of authority over developing youth by calling into question the role that architecture plays in structuring a learning environment. The site of the renovation is within an existing and highly active gymnasium on a church campus. The preschool is situated adjacent to the gymnasium within the same structure.

Night View

  • Architect: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC collaboration with Stephen Perrella, AIA
  • Name of Project: St. Clare’s Parish Center/Early Childhood Development Center
  • Location: Staten Island, New York


Planted Environment in Chicago, Illinois by STUDIO IDE

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Article source: STUDIO IDE

Designed by Vladimir Radutny and Paul Tebben of STUDIO IDE, this ground level space inscribes the functions of living, entertaining and yoga into a traditional three story suburban home.  The Clients, having lived and traveled in the eastern world, aspired to transplant the character of Southeast Asian living into their existing home.  Rather than forcing the marriage between these two dissimilar architectural languages, the choice to disconnect each from the other created a world within a world.

Building the Wall (Images Courtesy STUDIO IDE)

  • Architect: STUDIO IDE
  • Project Name: Planted Environment
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Design Team: Vladimir Radutny, Paul Tebben, Joe Signorelli
  • Construction: Harder Brothers Inc.
  • Project Area: 1500 sq.ft.
  • Project Year: 2009-2010
  • Photographs: Nathan Kirkman Photography and STUDIO IDE
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3dS Max as well as traditional design tools of model making and sketches.


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