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Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

The first freestanding building for The Contemporary Arts Center, founded in Cincinnati in 1939 as one of the first institutions in the United States dedicated to the contemporary visual arts. The new CAC building will provide spaces for temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, and performances, but not for a permanent collection. Other program elements include an education facility, offices, art preparation areas, a museum store, a cafe and public areas. To draw in pedestrian movement from the surrounding areas and create a sense of dynamic public space, the entrance, lobby and lead-in to the circulation system are organized as an “Urban Carpet.”

Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Cincinnati
  • Status: Built
  • Client: The Contemporary Arts Center
  • Size: 8,500m²
  • Local Firm: KZF incorporated
  • Project Architect: (Zaha Hadid) Markus Dochantschi
  • Assistant Project Architect: (Zaha Hadid) Ed Gaskin

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Harlem Piers Farm in New York by ShortList_0 Design Group (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Proposed for the decommissioned NYC Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer Station pier, this community center for Harlem and Nourishing NYC is both an urban farm and transportation hub.  Situated on the New York City’s Hudson River Greenway, Harlem Piers Farm, with outdoor gardens, an all-weather greenhouse and barn is a community farm and educational center. The cafe and pedestrian plaza offer a relaxing place to take in the view for or those arriving by foot, bicycle, small boat, water taxi or bus and is conveniently accessed from NY’s west side.  Harlem Piers Farm is a working example for the community of all encompassing sustainability –  growing food, collecting its own irrigation water, and generating its own electricity and hot water.

Southeast aerial Perspective

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC
  • Project: Harlem Piers Farm
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2012
  • Project Name: Harlem Piers Farm – Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • Site Area: approximately 54,400sf (5,054sm)
  • Building Footprint: 29,250sf (2,717sm)
  • Software used: Revit

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Cor in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Article source: Oppenheim Architecture + Design

COR, the first sustainable, mixed-use condominium in Miami, Florida represents a dynamic synergy between architecture, structural engineering and ecology.  Rising 400’ above the Design District, Cor extracts power from its environment utilizing the latest advancements in wind turbines, photovoltaic’s, and solar hot water generation— while integrating them into its architectural identity.

Image Courtesy Dbox

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Cor
  • Location: Design District, Miami, Florida
  • Scope: 480,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/ Interior finishes
  • Renderings by: Dbox

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Room For Prayer in Quincy, Massachusetts by Studio Ö

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Article source: Studio Ö

Mosque and Cultural Center – Room For Prayer

Volumes

By placing the new addition of the Islamic Cultural centre next to the existing building we where able to set the parameters and proportions of the new part freely. The new building is raised above the ground by round, slender pillars. The volume is connected to the existing building by a passage, linking the new building to the communication of the existing one. The proposed volume is closed to the outside and opening up on the inside. The concrete facade has an intricate pattern working with shifting planes, creating shadow effects and an elegant and playful expression.

Exterior render

  • Architect: Studio Ö
  • Name of Project: Room For Prayer
  • Location: Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
  • Type: Extension for Islamic Center of New England
  • Stage: First prize in open architecture competition hosted arcbazar
  • Size: Aprox 430 m²

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3 Whale Rock Lane Residence in East Hampton, New York by Eisner Design

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Article source: Eisner Design

Its entrance sequence requires one to circulate along a raised stone planter wall that acts as a landscaped transition from the exterior to the interior of the house.  The entryway occurs at the juncture of the two wings of an L-shaped plan.  One enters into the taller, one-and-a-half storey public living area wing, an open loft space containing the kitchen, dining and living space. The smaller private wing consists of three bedrooms.

Image Courtesy Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Eisner Design
  • Project: 3 Whale Rock Lane Residence
  • Location: East Hampton, New York
  • Architect Design: Joe Eisner, AIA LEED AP
  • Photographer: Paul Warchol
  • Software used: Autocad and SketchUp

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Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA) in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

The Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School (IHSCA) is a charter high school founded by Instituto del Progreso Latino (IDPL) in 2008. This state-of-the-art facility opened in September 2011, and is heralded to pave the way for the next generation of doctors, nurses, informatics professionals and bio-technicians.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy JGMA)

  • Architect: JGMA
  • Name of Project: Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy (IHSCA)
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner: Instituto del Progreso Latino (IPL)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady
  • Design Builder: McShane Construction
  • Project Area: 100,000 sf
  • Photographs and Drawings: Courtesy of JGMA

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UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

Opened in September 2011, this is the first link of a soccer-focused master plan developed by United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). The innovative design and school program take on a new and progressive approach to education.

Overall view looking Northeast towards the main entry

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner:United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady

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Surfside Residence in Bridgehampton, New York by Stelle Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Stelle Architects

Architecture and nature have been fully integrated in this light-saturated, oceanfront compound that includes a guest house, a two car garage, a free-form chlorine free pool and a two story house clad in wood and cement panel rain screen with anodized aluminum windows.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jeff Heatley)

  • Architect: Stelle Architects
  • Name of Project: Surfside Residence
  • Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA
  • Team: Frederick Stelle, Eleanor Donnelly and Greg Tietjen
  • Photographer: Jeff Heatley, Eric Piasecki
  • Software used: VectorWorks

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Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., (www.mccarthy.com) has completed construction of the 13,500-square-foot addition to the emergency department and trauma center at Scripps Mercy Hospital, located at 4077 Fifth Ave. in the Hill crest area of San Diego.  Scripps Health officials recently dedicated the expanded facility, renaming it the “Conrad Prebys Emergency & Trauma Center” in honor of its largest donor.

Front Exterior Dusk (Image Courtesy Steven Whalen)

 

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Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks & Scarpa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Brooks & Scarpa

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 2 and 3-bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.75 acres of previously developed land.  The project has been certified under LEED for Homes with a  “GOLD” rating.

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks & Scarpa
  • Project: Rosa Gardens
  • Location: Palm Springs, California
  • Client: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 85,184 SF
  • Total Cost: $12.5 million
  • Completed: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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