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Sugarbug Dental Office in Oxnard, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio creating a high-design | high-tech space for a new pediatric dental office in Southern California, named simply as “Sugarbug.”  Our client wanted a fun, explorative, out-of-the box designed interior to provide services to his dental clients. The design of the interior was mainly directed by focusing on the experience of the child patient. Also important in the process of designing this interior was a focus placed on branding. Like many of our commercial tenant improvement projects, this project focuses on enabling the architecture of the space to contribute directly to the Sugarbug brand that the client is creating. The finished product will blend together all the aspects of the business of running a contemporary dental office through a well thought out and comprehensively designed architectural, functional, informational and graphical experience.

Image Courtesy Ciro Coelho

  • Architects: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Project: Sugarbug Dental Office
  • Location: Oxnard, California
  • Photography: Ciro Coelho
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp

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Kelly Residence in Los Angeles, California by Abramson Teiger Architects

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Abramson Teiger Architects

Sustainable design is at the heart of this house without being overtly expressed in the external aesthetic. The house is designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, grey water reclamation, artificial lawn, and rainscreen facades to help thermal stability, as well as flash hot water heating, bamboo floors and ponds of water to promote evaporative cooling in front of large expanses of glass. The residence is articulated as  “boxes ” each finished in white plaster, and raised on steel pilotis.

Kelly Residence

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Studio 5B in Atlanta, Georgia by Robert M. Cain, Architect (designed using ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Robert M. Cain, Architect

Located in Atlanta’s historic central business district, Studio 5B occupies the top floor of an early 20th century mercantile building. Local interpretations of prevailing national architectural styles in this district include Chicago, Renaissance Revival, Neoclassical, Commercial, Art Deco, Georgian Revival, and Victorian eclectic.

Studio 5B

  • Architects: Robert M. Cain, Architect
  • Project: Studio 5B
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD for design, documentation and rendering

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House on Fire Island in New York by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture (designed with Rhino, AutoCAD, and Photoshop)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Studio 27 Architecture

This is a summer beach house in the resort community of the Pines on Fire Island New York. The typology of the homes in the Pines is recognizable to anyone who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort town. It is a builderdriven typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of these coastal communities. Almost always the “good sense” pragmatism that allows these homes to be built affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and natural spirit of the place and creates structures that are a bit dull. This project inserts some of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Common detail and material remain, but the volume of the house is expressed as a skin, rather than as a box-like container. The skin keeps the heat in. Over time, the skin of woven cedar boards will assume the same patina as neighboring houses. Large windows are introduced to reveal a luxurious light interior.

Pool

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E. Pearce Revisited in New York by workshopapd

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: workshopapd

Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: workshop/apd
  • Project: E. Pearce Revisited
  • Location:New York,NY
  • Project Type:Private Residence, Loft
  • Area:2,400 square feet
  • Photography: T.G. Olcott
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Illustrator

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Woodbury University Studio Building in Burbank, California by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

As the most visible building on the campus perimeter, the studio building mediates between the public view and private use of the campus. The south façade is a horizontal, large-scale gesture to passing motorists that curves and wraps around the building.  Varying patterns of concrete masonry units (CMU) compose this prominent wall.  The stacked blocks create a large-scale, changing pattern of subtle shadings as the sunlight moves across the south façade during the day.  Rios Clementi Hale Studios maintains continuity with the campus by using block colors and horizontal banding sympathetic to brick colors and patterning on existing buildings.  Functionally, the south façade filters sunlight and traffic sounds from the adjacent city streets and freeway.

Image Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Project: Woodbury University Studio Building
  • Location: 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA
  • Size: 19,000 square feet; two stories
  • Photographer: Tom Bonner

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Light Rhythm in New York by Workshop/apd

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Article source: Workshop/apd

This bright three-bedroom apartment in a 1960s high-rise near Lincoln Center was created from the combination of two smaller units. Since the owners frequently host visiting children and grandchildren, the emphasis was placed on family gathering spaces. A central zone highlighted by a change in the wood floor patterning and bounded by slatted wood dividing walls connects the far corners of the combined unit. In the kitchen, elongated glass tiles along the walls echo the horizontal banding of the slatted wood dividers.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: Workshop/apd
  • Project: Light Rhythm
  • Location: New York
  • Project Code: STV
  • Typologies: Apartment
  • Completed: 2009
  • Design Team: Andrew Kotchen; Matthew Berman; Stephan Thymme; Karina Kou
  • General Contractor: J. Padin & Sons
  • Architect of Record: Michael Zenreich
  • Photographer: T.G. Olcott
  • Size: 2017 sqft

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Hirschkron/Camacho in East Village, New York by Manifold Architecture Studio

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: Manifold Architecture Studio

The Hirschkron/Camacho apartment is uniquely located in the East Village within a converted synagogue, the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Anshe Ungarn. The clients, although enamored with the apartments history and distinct spatial qualities, were at odds with the outdated 80s conversion, odd angles and inefficient layout.

Terrace penthouse

  • Architects: Manifold Architecture Studio
  • Project: Hirschkron/Camacho
  • Location: East Village, New York
  • Architect Design: Philipp von Dalwig

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Surefoot Beaver Creek in Colorado by The Los Angeles Design Group, LLC

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: The Los Angeles Design Group, LLC

Beaver Creek is the seventh in a series of stores designed by The LADG for Surefoot. Each store is unique, specifically designed for the space and the demands of the local market.  At Beaver Creek, the design concept of the store is not unlike the construction of a ski-boot: it’s an efficient, comfortable center, surrounded by a very complex and performance-driven shell. In the middle of the store there are several custom-fabricated pieces of furniture that house Surefoot’s custom fitting process. The furniture is designed to be unobtrusive and helpful – kind of like an ergonomic butler to the fitting process. Fittings are exacting, and customers can spend hours working with Surefoot staff to get the boot just right. Subtle angles in the furniture help position customers’ feet and a series of platforms bring boots up to exactly the right height for operators to work on them.

Surefoot Beaver Creek

  • Architects: The Los Angeles Design Group, LLC
  • Project: Surefoot Beaver Creek
  • Location: Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Project Team: Andrew Holder, Claus Benjamin Freyinger, Noah Rubin
  • Completion: November, 2011
  • General Contractor: Blueprint Construction
  • Steel Fabrication: Astro Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Wood Fabrication: Machine Histories
  • Size: 1,200 Square Feet
  • Program: Retail store for custom ski-boot retailer

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Windswept in San Francisco, California by Charles Sowers Studios

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Charles Sowers Studios

Windswept consists of 612 freely rotating wind direction indicators mounted parallel to the wall creating an architectural scale instrument for observing the complex interaction between wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Charles Sowers Studios
  • Project: Windswept
  • Location: Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Size: 35’ length / 20’ height
  • Client: San Francisco Arts Commission/Randall Museum
  • Contractor: Rocket Science
  • Engineer: Hom-Pisano Engineers
  • Project Completion: 11/19/2010
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Architectural metal wall panels: Provided by QC Facades Rainscreen Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Autocad and Autodesk Inventor

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