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Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifteen in Miami, Florida by Studio BONNER & Stayner Architects

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Article source: Studio BONNER & Stayner Architects

Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifteen
is a proposal for an entrance plaza and children’s play area for Zoo Miami and Miami-Dade Art in Public Places. Emerging from the uncontrollability of hydrology and urbanism, the 80,000 ft2 paving system is comprised of thousands of pre-cast and cast-in-place concrete surfaces that mutate from horizontal to vertical at key points, both adaptive and constantly changing. Approximately two hundred of these pavers delaminate and peel off the ground.

Image Courtesy Bonner & Stayner

  • Architects: Studio BONNER & Stayner Architects
  • Project: Eight Thousand Two Hundred Fifteen
  • Location: Miami, Florida USA
  • Client: Miami-Dade Art in Public Places / Zoo Miami
  • Use: Culture, Public Art Works


Small House in an Olive Grove, Sonoma, California by Cooper Joseph Studio designed using Vectorworks

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

At 850 square-feet, this one-bedroom house on a steep Sonoma hillside has unusual presence. On the outside, it features heroic, modern facades and boldly dynamic forms. The interior, by contrast is playful, allowing for intriguing interpenetrations of space and volume. Grand gestures are balanced by intimate moments. Giant panes of glass afford views north to rolling vineyards, while to the south, glimpses to specific landscapes are shielded from warm southern light.

Night view (Images Courtesy Elliott Kaufman Photography)

  • Architect: Cooper Joseph Studio
  • Name of Project: Small House in an Olive Grove
  • Location: Sonoma, California
  • Photos credit: Elliott Kaufman Photography
  • Credit  of Plans and Sections: Cooper Joseph Studio
  • Software/Hardware used: MAC based office. Used Vectorworks for this particular project in conjunction with many, many, physical models.


Peterson Residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located in Chevy Chase, Maryland, this project involves a complete renovation and substantial addition to a familiar, simply massed brick “colonial”.   The original, gable shaped volume fronting the street is minimally altered in an effort to retain the scale and massing of neighboring houses.  Tall windows are incorporated into the existing façade.  A copper clad, vaulted volume is integrated into the composition with a new front porch and wide stairs, invoking the nostalgic porches found throughout the neighborhood.

Front View (Images Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer)

  • Architect: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Name of Project: Peterson Residence
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Contractor: Peterson and Collins Inc.
  • Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Landscape Architect: Lila Fendrick Landscape
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: The design of the house begins with pencil and paper; Bob sketches and hand-draws the design first, then it is put into CAD


Doe Bay Cabin in Orcas Island, Washington by Heliotrope Architects

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Article source: Heliotrope Architects

Our clients for this project have been traveling regularly to Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island for two decades.  Now with two young children they have formalized their affection for the place by purchasing property located a short walk from the resort.   We were challenged to design a modest cabin in size and cost (but not in character) that captures the spirit of this place while reflecting the Japanese and Chinese heritage of the owners.

South View (Image Courtesy Ben Benschnieder)

  • Architects: Heliotrope Architects
  • Project: Doe Bay Cabin
  • Location: Orcas Island, Washington
  • Contractor: Sudden Homes
  • Size: 1,050sf
  • Completion: 2008
  • Photography: Ben Benschnieder


Urban Living XXL in Boston, Massachusetts in Ruhl Walker Architects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

This Boston loft – nearly 5,000 SF with 18-foot high ceilings – presented a number of amazing opportunities and more than a few challenges.  Chief among the opportunities was amplifying the immensity of the central living space – one of the largest in the city – while making an understandable and livable family house.  Two monolithic organizing walls and a floating ceiling plane anchor the space and orient the occupant without disturbing its vastness or disrupting sightlines.

Main living space viewed from entry (Images Courtesy John Horner Photography)


eBay House in Southborough, MA by Ruhl Walker Architects

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Article source: Ruhl Walker Architects

This husband and wife assumed they would never be able to afford the modern house of their dreams, but one day they discovered a surprisingly affordable lot and decided to see if they could do the impossible.  Many considered the heavily wooded lot ‘unbuildable’ because it was squeezed behind five suburban McMansions, it was dotted with granite outcroppings, and its irregular shape made it hard to imagine a conventional house; but the lot’s perceived ‘unbuildability’ made it affordable, and a small clearing at one end beckoned to the clients.

Front View (Image Courtesy Greg Permru)

  • Architects: Ruhl Walker Architects
  • Project: eBay House
  • Location: Southborough, MA
  • Size: 2,500 SF
  • Type of project: Affordable single-family house for a family of four
  • Cost: $150/SF
  • Contractor: Rick Fairfield, Fairfield Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Jack Martin
  • Photography: Greg Permru & Steve Ratner
  • Software used: AutoCAD


First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Rochester, Michigan by Constantine George Pappas AIA designed using AutoCAD

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Article source: Constantine George Pappas AIA

This project consists of a new 375 seat sanctuary addition with associated  lower level community spaces. The total size of the new addition is 14,000 sq.ft.,  7000 sq.ft. each floor. The concept is based on the cross sectional articulation of a box,  and how to manipulate light into the interior of the worship space. The box, or church is divided into a series of tiers and clerestories. The first, representing the support area and  seating of the Church. The second tier represents the Chancel or religious activity area of the Church. The third tier, created above the pipe organ platform, allows northern light to spill onto the pipe organ and Chancel area. Each tier is structurally detailed to strengthen its space below.

Image Courtesy David Rose

  • Architects: Constantine George Pappas AIA
  • Project: First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
  • Location: Rochester, Michigan
  • Owner: First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
  • General Contractor: Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc.
  • Photographer: David Rose, Photographer
  • Software used: AutoCAD


(RE)Configured-Assemblage in Long Beach, CA by Wendy W Fok Architect designed using Rhino and Grasshopper

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Article source: Wendy W Fok Architect

(RE)Configured-Assemblage is a developmental landmark proposal composed of reconfigured traces of shipping containers, through diligently reconnecting, revitalising, and humanizing the accessibility of the City of Long Beach, Long Beach Blvd and Broadway Area. Through proposing three types of innovatively reconstructed modular shipping containers, the overall construct leads to open courtyards, interlocking units, and playfully generated programs that introduce a new innovative topological design that regenerates and reconnects the community.

Render Interior 01

  • Architects: Wendy W Fok Architect
  • Project: (RE)Configured-Assemblage
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Software used: Rhino 3D / Panelling Tools / Grasshopper. Renderer Vray.


Jungle City Studios In New York By Walters-Storyk Design Group designed using Revit

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Article source: WSDG

Project Update – November 2, 2011 – Nominated for Outanding Creative Achievement in Studio Design by the TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) Foundation.

The epitome of hip elegance and acoustical excellence, Jungle City Studios signify the dawn of the ‘Retro Future/Future Retro’ era. The $6 million + complex also recalibrates the benchmark for destination studio design.  Crowning a new luxury office building at 520 West 27th St. in NYC’s chill High Line district, Jungle City morphed 4800 sq. feet of raw real estate into a showplace duplex with soaring ceilings, a 370 sq. ft. terrace, a 2400 sq. ft. rooftop deck, and river views.

Jungle City Studio A Control Room

  • Architects: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Jungle City Studios
  • Location:New York, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Software used: Project began with AUTOCAD, but was completed with REVIT 3D modeling program. For audio tuning — SIA Smaart, EASERA, and the LabGruppen Lake Controller software.


Hermitage Road Residence in Charlotte, North Carolina by Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects

The house is located in Meyers Park, one of the oldest in town neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina. The original house, garage and gardens were built in 1914. The renovation of the existing house was to restore it as much as possible to its original condition, maintaining the traditional organization of center stair hall flanked by the Living Room and the Dining Room.

Front View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol)


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