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Beverly Skyline Residence in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Article source: Bercy Chen Studio

Beverly Skyline Residence, located in Austin, Texas, is a single-family residence and consumes 2800 sq. feet of its 1-acre property lot. The homes remodeling transformation was taken on by Bercy Chen Studio, a local architecture firm with design and build capabilities. When taking on a new project that has a clear site and limited restrictions, the designer has more flexibility to create and explore new styles, resources, and building materials. However, taking a preexisting home and transforming it into a modern 21st century home, equipped with new building technologies and recyclable energy consumption in mind, creates many obstacles in both the design and construction period and therefore requires more innovation from the designer.

Beverly Skyline Residence

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Beverly Skyline Residence
  • Location: Beverly Skyline, Austin, Texas
  • Program: Addition and Remodel to 2,800 sq ft Single Family Residence
  • Status: Completed 2004

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Vince Camuto in Manhattan, New York by Sergio Mannino Studio

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Article source: Sergio Mannino Studio

The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store in Manhattan is the result of continued creative collaborations between New York-based Italian architect Sergio Mannino and Vince Camuto, founder and CEO of the Camuto Group. Mannino, who has worked on the Vince Camuto showroom and outlet store, wanted to highlight merchandise in this new Midtown store while incorporating soft, crisp, and warm elements into the design throughout.

Vince Camuto

  • Architects: Sergio Mannino Studio
  • Project: The Vince Camuto Grand Central Terminal Store
  • Location: Manhattan, New York
  • Design: Sergio Mannino Studio (Sergio Mannino, Francesca Scalettaris)
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max and Vray

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Skid Row Housing Trust Management Offices in Los Angeles, California by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects LOHA

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Article source: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, LOHA was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, LOHA deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation. The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.

Image Courtesy Lawrence Anderson

Battery Point Sculpture Trail in Washington, DC by Tasmanian design studio

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Article source: Tasmanian design studio

Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only ten awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication design intersects with the built environment.

Image Courtesy Luke Burgess

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Lime On American Bar by Studiouno Design

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Studiouno Design

Lime On is the new revelation of 2012. This American Bar is the latest creative challenge of Studiounodesign where art, functionality and economic convenience blend perfectly together.

The project stems from an idea of the two owners Paolo & Enzo. In order to recover as much raw material possible left over from a less recent establishment, now in a dilapidated state, the two owners made a low budget investment. Their goal is to offer customers, along with impeccable service, a place that transgresses traditional manners without losing sight of artful taste and comfort.

Lime On American Bar

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New Parliament of Georgia by CMD Ingenieros

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: CMD Ingenieros

The building of the new Parliament of Georgia wants to project a modern and organic image as a reflection of the big changes that the country is experiencing. The first thing to change is the location. The new Parliament is moving from Tbilisi to Kutaisi, to a large area, which will soon become a great park hosting such this singular building.

Exterior-day

  • Architects: CMD Ingenieros
  • Project: New Parliament of Georgia
  • Location: Georgia
  • Year of the Project: 2010
  • Year of Construction: 2011-2012
  • Client: Kutaisi City Hall
  • Surface: 45,000 square meters
  • Budget: Euros 82,000,000

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FDNY : Engine Company 63 in New York by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

As a winner in the design excellence competition, TGAS was awarded projects with the City of New York. This expansion of an existing fire station is clad in a terra-cotta rain screen, with inset cement board panels. Grey was chosen as a conceptual record of ashes found after a building fire. Southern sun is modulated with a brise-soleil (sunscreen), which incorporates the FDNY logo.

South east façade

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Modern Renovation of pre-war Townhouse in Chelsea, NYC by Julianking Architect

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Julianking Architect

The project is the renovation of a pre-war townhouse on an historic block in Chelsea, NYC, focusing on the garden apartment. The garden duplex was originally dark and in disrepair: a cramped kitchen had inadequate windows facing the rear yard, the parlor level, with ornate molding, and etched glass, opened clumsily into a bedroom facing a rear yard.

Modern Renovation of pre-war Townhouse

  • Architects: Julianking Architect
  • Project: Modern Renovation of pre-war Townhouse
  • Location: Chelsea, NYC

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Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Image Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.

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Seidenberg House in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania by Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Metcalfe Architecture & Design recently completed the renovation of the Seidenberg House in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA. This previously restored mid-century modern kit house (fig. 1) takes full advantage of its pristine location in the lush woodlands of Southeastern Pennsylvania (fig. 2). We pushed the upper level of this structure into the treetops, transforming it into a house in the sky, with an expanded second-floor living space and entry (fig. 3), and renovated kitchen, living areas and bathrooms.

Image Courtesy BarryHalkin

  • Architects: Metcalfe Architecture & Design
  • Project: Seidenberg House
  • Location: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
  • Seidenberg Residence: Conshohocken, PA, USA
  • Project Team : Alan Metcalfe, AIA, Jason Manning, Matthew Pickering, Teresa Maida, Interiors
  • Contractor: Gervasi, Robert & Son General Contracting
  • Metal Fabricator: Bill Curran Design
  • Custom Door Fabricator: Doyle Design
  • Materials: Hardi Panel (exterior), Soapstone countertops, Ipe wood, Andersen windows, Duravit Vanities, Toto toilets, Velux skylights
  • Year of Completion: 2009
  • Area: 3,775 square feet
  • Photo Credits: ©BarryHalkin Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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