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TLofts in West Los Angeles, CA by Withee Malcolm Architects

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects

Working with Lee Homes, one of the most active builders in metro Los Angeles, and their partner CityView, a national institutional real estate investor, Withee Malcolm Architects designed 84 lofts on a former industrial site in West LA that have quickly captured the interest of buyers in the depressed real estate market.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Withee Malcolm Architects
  • Name of Project: TLofts
  • Location: West Los Angeles, CA
  • Client: Lee Homes
  • Size: 1.826 acres; 84 units
  • Density: 46.00 du/ac
  • Type: Condo


Sarasota Police Department Headquarters in Southwest, Florida by Architects Design Group

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Article source: Architects Design Group

Sustainable, Survivable Public Safety Architecture

As an important urban infill project in Southwest Florida and a catalyst for future development in the government center, the design responds to the need to be a sustainable, survivable, yet open and inviting public building that maintains all critical functions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, during any event.  The project is sited on approximately 69,184 square feet of property and consists of 6 stories that house approximately 102,000 square feet of program, with the first 3 levels parking 200 vehicles.

Side View

  • Architect: Architects Design Group
  • Project Name: Sarasota Police Department Headquarters
  • Location: Southwest, Florida
  • Project Location: Sarasota, Florida
  • Owner/Client: City of Sarasota Police Department


166 Perry Street in New York by Asymptote Architecture

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: Asymptote Architecture

On Manhattan’s West Side, a collection of newly designed buildings are redefining the western edge of the West Village on the Hudson River, a trend kick started by Richard Meier’s glass and steel towers sitting alongside the West Side Highway. Asymptote Architecture was commissioned to build a new entry into the mix of high-end condominium projects situated on low-key residential streets among mid-twentieth-century building stock. Asymptote’s project at 166 Perry Street adjoins the first of Meier’s three towers and is simultaneously an antidotal design and a formal and tectonic play off of Meier’s buildings.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: Asymptote Architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: 166 Perry Street
  • LOCATION: New York, USA
  • SIZE: 50,000 sq. ft.
  • DATE: 2006 – 2010
  • CLIENT: Perry Street Development Corp.


  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Robert Silman Associates, P.C.
  • FACADE CONSULTANT: Front, Inc., Heitmann & Associates
  • LIGHTING CONSULTANT: Tillotson Design Associates


Bay Ship and Yacht Company in Alameda, California by estudioOCA / Omg

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Article source: estudioOCA / Omg

This project serves as an extension of the Bay Trail, part of what will be a 500-mile network of bicycle and walking trails connecting 47 cities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This section begins at the Alameda Ferry station and continues through an industrial corridor, along the property of the Bay Ship and Yacht Company.

Bayship 01 (Images Courtesy Bryan Cantwell)

  • Architect:estudioOCA/ Omg
  • Project Name: Bay Ship and Yacht Company
  • Location: Alameda, California
  • Completion Date: 2008
  • Photographer: Bryan Cantwell
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Designers: Bryan Cantwell and Matthew Gaber
  • Design Firms: estudioOCA / Omg
  • Client: Bay Ship and Yacht Company
  • Project Size: 2,500 Sq. Meters
  • Services Provided: Conceptual Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation


18.36.54 residence in Connecticut by SDL

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Article source: SDL

The living space of this Connecticut residence is formed by a spiraling ribbon of 18 planes, defined by 36 points connected by 54 lines. This pure and dynamic architectural form generates distinctive interior spaces while dramatically framing both near and distant landscape scenes.  Large glass planes virtually disappear within the ribbon, allowing unimpeded picturesque views of 18th century hay meadows and giant oaks. Circulation through kitchen, living, dining, and sleeping areas is seamless and free-flowing, as is the distinction between interior and exterior space.  Challenging both traditional and modern notions of “the house in the landscape,” this design gives nothing of itself up to its natural setting, but selectively incorporates the elements therein for the enhancement of both house and landscape.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy SDL)

  • Architect: SDL – Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Connecticut residence
  • Location: Connecticut, New York, USA
  • Commission: January 2007
  • Completion: 2010
  • Photo Credits: ©SDL


Greenland Group Announces Construction Plans for the World’s Third Tallest Building, Located in Wuhan, China

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Article source: Greenland Group

Greenland Group has announced construction plans for the world’s third tallest building, to be located in Wuhan, China. As the largest city in central China, Wuhan is a political and cultural center and an important strategic central core. The city has long been in need of a global center with a high reception capacity. Located in Wuhan‘s business district, Wuchang, the construction project, dubbed the Wuhan Greenland Center, is to become the chief high-capacity central space for the area.

Wuhan's 606 m tall building

  • Architects: Adrian Smith & David Rogers
  • Construction: Greenland Group
  • Height: 606 M
  • Location: Wuhan, China


The Tsai Residence in Ancram, New York by HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Article source: HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei

The Tsai Residence is a country house designed for two young art collectors. The design reflects their request for a abstract piece sitting almost without scale on top of the site, which is located two hours upstate from New York City.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Iwan Baan)

  • Architects:HHF Architects + Ai WeiWei
  • Project: The Tsai Residence
  • Location: Ancram, New York
  • Function: weekend house
  • Useable Floor Area: 375 m2/4’000 sq ft
  • Awards: American Architecture Award 2009, Wallpaper Design Award Nominee 2010
  • PhotographyIwan Baan and Nikolas Koenig
  • Material: wood construction
  • Construction: 2006 – 2008
  • Client: private
  • Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER and Ai Weiweiwith Bhavana Hameed, Tom Strub, Fumiko Takahama, Magnus Zwyssig


Cactus Tower in Culver City, California by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Article source: Eric Owen Moss Architects

Where We Started

Samantha Hart, owner of Foundation Content, a Chicago-based media, production, and graphic design company expands to Los Angeles, and rents a 30,000 square foot warehouse.

Images Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects
  • Name of Project: Cactus Tower
  • Location: Culver City, California
  • Photography: Tom Bonner, EOMA
  • Software used: Autocad for 2D and Rhino for 3D


Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is the building’s owner-controlled operable double façade system.  By allowing the occupant to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, the facade is virtually redesigned “live” from within the space, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.  The screens also enhance the existing streetscape and promote a lively pedestrian environment. By visually breaking up the façade into smaller articulated moving elements, the building appears to move with the passing cars and people. In effect, it becomes a live canvas to be painted upon daily or more often. Like many features of the building, the façade is multivalent and rich with meaning performing several roles for formal, functional and experiential effect.

Front View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Name of Project: Lofts at Cherokee Studios
  • Location: 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge, Stephanie Ericson, AIA, Project Architect, Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Joshua Howell, Ching Luk, Charles Austin, Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, – Project Design Team.
  • Engineering: BPA –  Structural Engineering, Cobalt Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Photography: John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik
  • Software used: Drawings  in AutoCAD.  Schematic studies in Rhino.


Research Support Facility in Golden, Colorado by RNL Design

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: RNL Design

The Research Support Facility (RSF) is a very significant building for DOE and NREL. It is a showcase of how high-performance buildings can be aesthetically compelling, acquired at a competitive first-cost and lifecycle cost, and through integrated design, how high-performance buildings can reduce performance risks to the Owner and constructor. Not only is the RSF designed to meet the LEED Platinum rating as defined by the US Green Buildings Council, it is slated to be the first Zero Energy Building (ZEB) of its kind. The building is a showcase of sustainable high-performance design. It demonstrates the integration of high performance design features and practices, showcases technology advances, and captures the public’s imagination for renewable and energy efficient technologies.

Research Support Facility (Image Courtesy Frank Ooms)

  • Architects: RNL Design
  • Project: U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Location: Golden, Colorado
  • Gross area: 222,000 SF
  • Date completed: June 2010


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