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425 Park Avenue in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners wins competition for new tower at 425 Park Avenue, New York

Foster + Partners is delighted to be selected by a partnership of L&L Holding Company and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) to design their new office tower at 425 Park Avenue. The new building will create an enduring landmark that befits its exclusive location, and is uniquely of its time and its place.

Image Courtesy dbox / Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: 425 Park Avenue
  • Location: New York
  • Photo: dbox / Foster + Partners

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Double Moon Installation in Brooklyn, New York by Holm Architecture Office

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Holm Architecture Office

When Olafur Eliasson created his sun he proposed a celebration of the day. For this year’s Nuit Blanche / Bring The Night to Light Festival in Brooklyn, New York, we propose a similar celebration, this time of the night.

The Double Moon installation aims to inspire imagination and focus attention on things that, while often taken for granted, define our daily—and nightly—lives.

Image Courtesy © Holm Architecture Office

  • Architects: Holm Architecture Office
  • Project: Double Moon Installation
  • Location: Greenpoint Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York
  • Program: Art Installation
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 24’ x 18’
  • Client: NA
  • Status: Shortlisted, Results Pending

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MBK Entertainment in New York by Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Nearly twenty years after the debut of their multi-faceted MBK Entertainment dynasty, company founders Jeff Robinson along with partners Jeanine Mclean, Misha Hedman and Suzette Williams have moved to expansive new offices and, created OZ, a world-class recording studio. The thriving multimedia company has honed a ‘methodical’ approach to talent development, a technique highlighted by the spectacular career of multi-Grammy-winner Alicia Keys and newcomer, Elle Varner (RCA).  Today MBK’s mission encompasses musical genres ranging from R&B to Rap and Pop, and includes marketing, publishing, TV, film and concert promotion divisions. In addition to Keys on the production side, the MBK talent roster boasts rising star, RCA recording artist Gabi Wilson, Daisha and blue-eyed soul artists Allen Stone and Anthony Hall.  The completion of the pivotal studio addition to the expanding company’s creative arsenal opens up a brand new option for MBK clients and independent artists.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Architects: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: MBK Entertainment
  • Location: New York
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Contractors: Kevin Carrol, Mark Jakubek
  • Software used: Revit  – For acoustic accommodation details; ABEC 2 – For the low frequency analysis

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Frida Mexican Cuisine Glendale in California by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc

The architecture and design proposed for the new Restaurant and Bar “Frida Mexican Cuisine” at the Americana on Brand development is based on a concept that combines tradition, hospitality and festivity, three elements that had shaped the identity of the country, the ideology of its people, and the flavor of its cuisine.

Image Courtesy Jose Antonio Gonzalez Archirtects Inc

  • Architects: Jose Antonio Gonzalez Architects Inc
  • Project: Frida Mexican Cuisine Glendale
  • Location: “Americana on Brand” Retail and Residential development, Glendale CA
  • Size: 6,000 sf + 1,800 sf terrace

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Isla Vista Food Cooperative in California by Acme Architecture

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Article source: Acme Architecture

Founded in 1972, the Isla Vista Food Cooperative is the only natural and organic foods consumer cooperative in Santa Barbara County. Though a mainstay in the community, the Co-op was often ignored by pedestrians, not realizing what lay behind its inconspicuous storefront.

Image Courtesy Patrick Price

  • Architects: Acme Architecture
  • Project: Isla Vista Food Cooperative
  • Location: Isla Vista, California
  • Architects: Acme Architecture, Keith Rivera, AIA
  • Contractor: Keller Construction, Inc.
  • Photographer: Patrick Price

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North Carolina Museum of Art Sculpture Park Pavilion in Raleigh by Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Article source: Tonic Design + Tonic Construction

The pavilion is an outdoor classroom and component of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Sculpture Park. The structure is wrapped in varying widths of horizontal, perforated metal bands, which offer experiences that change with the seasons, the light, and the vantage point of the viewer .The pavilion’s metallic “skin” reflects its natural surroundings by taking on the colors of the grass and sky or, at times, completely disappearing into a moire pattern of light and shadow.

Image Courtesy © Jim West, Jim West Productions

  • Architects: Tonic Design + Tonic Construction
  • Project: North Carolina Museum of Art Sculpture Park Pavilion
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Architect: Tonic Design
  • Builder: Tonic Construction
  • Photography: Jim West, Jim West Productions

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TR Residence in Bedford, New York by Robert Siegel Architects

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Article source: Robert Siegel Architects

Robert Siegel Architects was asked to design an addition to the client’s existing residence, originally designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes in 1974. The program included a new master bedroom suite, which raises the floor elevation higher than the rest of the house and captures additional views overlooking the Hudson River Valley. Studying the original design of the house led to the placement of a fifth organizational “bar” to the east side, near the quiet wooded side of the site.

Image Courtesy Robert Siegel Architects

The Legendary Hunan Restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco by MTP Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Ted Pratt

Build a better pot sticker and the world will beat a path to your door. Such was the case this past weekend when Brandy Ho’s– the legendary Hunan Restaurant from San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood — opened its new, and instantly iconic, restaurant in the City’s Castro district with a memorable bash for a delicious crowd and an unending supply of Brandy Ho’s award-winning cuisine. The standing-room only crowd included San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Alex Randolph of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office, Anna Damiani from California Assemblyman Mark Leno’s Office, San Francisco Port Commissioner Rodney Ong, MUMC President Stephan H. Adams, Castro location Manager Jimmy Lam and architect Millard (Ted) Pratt whose firm, MTP Architects, designed the interiors.

Image Courtesy MTP Architects

  • Architects: MTP Architects
  • Project: The Legendary Hunan Restaurant
  • Location: North Beach, San Francisco

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McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista in California by Acme Architecture

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Keith Rivera, AIA

This rehabilitation of a modest 1960’s commercial building brings new life to a neglected structure in this coastal college town adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Facade improvements included new fiber cement cladding inspired by retail barcodes and energy efficient storefronts with irregularly patterned mullions. Along the sidewalk raised outdoor dining patios were created with metal enclosures that mimic the storefronts. Inside, mechanical systems were updated along with and access for the disabled. Now the open facades entice passerby while the outdoor dining activities and rhythmic patterns of the new facade enliven the downtown streetscape.

Image Courtesy Acme Architecture

  • Architects: Acme Architecture
  • Project: McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista, California
  • Location: California
  • Contractor: Signal Construction
  • Software used: Graphisoft’s Archicad

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Treehaus in New York City by Art Meadow

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Matthew Hoffman

PLAY is the 21st century equivalent of what WORK was to the industrial age.

TREEHAUS is a breakthrough playspace that rethinks one of the most iconic and universal childhood activities – the tree house – by creating a 3-dimensional, immersive structure that children climb over, on, and inside of, allowing for a completely unstructured and child-directed free play.

Image Courtesy Art Meadow

  • Architects: Art Meadow
  • Project: Treehaus
  • Location: New York City

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