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Glow 2010 – Luminous Passage in Santa Monica, California by Predock Frane Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Predock Frane Architects

For the 2010 GLOW we are proposing a linear spatial construction that links the City to the Ocean. Working with the site of the Bay Street boardwalk, we intend to make visible the connection across the sand to the edge of the ocean. This is a physical “land bridge” connecting the urban landscape of Santa Monica to the edge of the water, but also a conceptual leap that transitions from the “logics” that define the city to the those of the ocean. Taking the vertical nature of the city and merging it with the horizontal impulses of the pacific, we are proposing a visceral and intense space.

Image Courtesy Ian Thomas

  • Architects: Predock Frane Architects
  • Project: Glow 2010 – Luminous Passage
  • Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Size: 250’ length / 60’ width/ 25’ height
  • Client: City of Santa Monica
  • Contractor: Predock_Frane Architects
  • Engineer: Mike Ischler
  • Project Completion: 09/25/10
  • Software Used: AutoCAD and Rhino
  • Photography: Ian Thomas

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dpHUE Concept Store in Maple Grove, Minnesota by Julie Snow Architects

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Julie Snow Architects

dpHUE offers a fresh new brand, a new product and the importance of the customer experience. Their first retail location needed an architectural space to support their company’s mission. Customer experience was of the utmost importance and guided all design decisions from concept through completion. Customer consultation, product display, point of sale and customer demonstration areas were all critical programmatic components.  While the design was created to the specifics of this store location, the intent from the beginning was that this would be easily adapted when the company opened other locations. This adaptability of the design for future stores was addressed by defining several key components within the space that could be easily transferred to other spaces.

Image Courtesy Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Julie Snow Architects
  • Project: dpHUE Concept Store
  • Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • Photography: Paul Crosby

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Akron Twin Residences in Pacific Palisades, California by Predock_Frane Architects

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Predock_Frane Architects

This project is located in the Palisades, a hilly region between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains within an existing 1950’s housing development. The project consists of two twin houses sited adjacent to each other on a steep slope above a seasonal watershed. In this project we were interested in exploring the intersection of two classic California building typologies; the courtyard house and the hillside house. This intersection was then further complicated by the overlay of two unsynchronized jurisdictional height envelope parameters that very explicitly controlled the volumetric limits of the structures.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jason Predock)

  • ARCHITECT: Predock_Frane Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Akron Twin Residences
  • LOCATION: Pacific Palisades, California
  • SIZE: Approximately 4,900 SF (455 square meters)
  • CLIENT: Richard Loring
  • IMAGES: Jason Predock

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Colorado Court in Santa Monica, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Colorado Court
is one of the first buildings of its type in the United States that is 100% energy independent. Colorado Court distinguishes itself from most conventionally developed projects in that it incorporates energy efficient measures that exceed standard practice, optimize building performance, and ensure reduced energy use during all phases of construction and occupancy. The planning and design of Colorado Court emerged from close consideration and employment of passive solar design strategies. These strategies include: locating and orienting the building to control solar cooling loads; shaping and orienting the building for exposure to prevailing winds; shaping the building to induce buoyancy for natural ventilation; designing windows to maximize day lighting; shading south facing windows and minimizing west-facing glazing; designing windows to maximize natural ventilation; shaping and planning the interior to enhance daylight and natural air flow distribution.

Colorado Court

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Colorado Court
  • Location: 502 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Client/Owner: Community Corporation of Santa Monica
  • Total Square Footage: 30,150 square feet
  • Designed: 2000
  • Completed: 2002
  • Cost: $5,200,000.00(US)

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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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