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Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas, Missouri by Safdie Architects

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: Moshe Safdie

The opportunity to design a major new performing arts center was precipitated by two significant decisions: the selection of an extraordinary site crowning the escarpment overlooking the historic warehouse district and the new entertainment district, affording a 180° view of the horizon; and the decision to construct two dedicated halls for symphony, ballet, opera, and theater.

Exterior at night

  • Architects: Safdie Architects
  • Project: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • Location: Kansas, Missouri

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Detroit Sustainability Center in Michigan by Inform Studio

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: Inform Studio

The Green Door Initiative, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum have partnered to develop the Detroit Sustainability Center (DSC), which envisions the resurgence of Detroit as a vibrant urban hub where all can thrive in environmental, economic and social health. The heart, pride and creativity of Detroit are the roots and catalyst for local and regional change.

Exterior Proposed

  • Architects: Inform Studio
  • Project: Detroit Sustainability Center
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Total Project: 14,747 sq. ft.
  • Construction Cost: $7.9 million
  • Client: The Green Door Initiative, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
  • Architect Team: Kenneth Van Tine, Gina Van Tine, Michael Guthrie, Cory Lavigne, Jordan Whitted, Anna Haezebrouck, Jeremy Ervin, Robert Miller
  • Landscape Architect: Conservation Design Forum
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Structural: URS Corporation

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Columbia Business School in New York by UNStudio

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: UNStudio

The design for the new Graduate School of Business at Columbia University offers an opportunity to embrace innovation in the pedagogy of business education. The building is designed to use the creative enterprise of the school to facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction between the professional world, the campus, and the community at large.

Entrance

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Columbia Business School
  • Location: 130th Street / Broadway, New York,
  • Client: Columbia University
  • Building surface: 485,000 GSF > 45.000 m2
  • Building site: 39700 GSF > 3700 m2
  • Programme: Graduate School of Business at Columbia University
  • Status: Competition Entry

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San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Chula Vista, California by Line and Space (designed using SketchUp and Revit)

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

As a “portal” to San Diego Bay’s ecologically unique Sweetwater Marsh, the new Administrative Headquarters for the US Fish and Wildlife Service provides a collaborative facility where in-house wildlife biologists and environmental education specialists perform work and analysis within the habitat.  The light, open design offers a strong connection to the inspirational landscape while the multi-purpose Resource Room supports expanded environmental education programs.  Integral interpretation enhances the visitor experience to increase usage and appreciation of the Refuge’s trails.

Overall View (Images Courtesy Mike Torrey)

  • Architect: Line and Space, LLC
  • Name of Project: San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Complex
  • Location: Chula Vista, California
  • Year Completed: 2010
  • Client: US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Lead Architectural Designer and Project Manager: Henry Tom, AIA, NCARB
  • Software used: Google SketchUp and Autodesk Revit

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Redeveloper Apartment in Ottawa, Ontario by Kariouk Associates

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Kariouk Associates

Re-developer Condominium

This project called for the rethinking of an 850 square-foot apartment on the seventeenth floor of a new condominium building in the city’s downtown core.  The slogan employed by the developer for marketing this building championed the apartments as “…statements of modern, urban living.”  This cliché of developers has come to describe small apartments that feature the very same suburban spatial logic of segregated spaces.

Images Courtesy Photolux Studio (Christian Lalonde)

  • Architect: Kariouk Associates
  • Name of Project: Redeveloper Apartment
  • Location: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Project Dates: 2010-2011
  • Task: To re-develop a developer’s “model” condominium suite
  • Photography: Photolux Studio (Christian Lalonde)
  • Software used: Photoshop, FormZ, and AutoCAD

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Tiburon House in San Francisco, California by Andrea Ponsi Architetto (designed using Vectorworks and SketchUp)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Andrea Ponsi Architetto

The setting

On San Francisco Bay, on the eastern side of Tiburon peninsula, at the end of a short road running steeply downhill amidst the vegetation, a narrow triangular valley slopes gently down to a little beach.

The house is located in the center of this valley and opens directly onto the beach, which in the course of the day widens and contracts with the rising and falling of the tide.

Deck opening onto the beach (Images Courtesy Richard Barnes)

  • Architect: Andrea Ponsi Architetto
  • Project name: Tiburon House
  • Location of site: San Francisco, California
  • Architect of record: Jensen & Associates, San Francisco
  • Production team: Scott Davis, Dean Orr
  • Photographer: Richard Barnes
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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Acceleration Pavilian – ARTIC by Meridian 105 Architecture (designed using Revit)

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Article source: Meridian 105 Architecture

The Acceleration Interchange is M1A’s proposal for an installation at Anaheim’s new regional transportation hub ARTIC. The project, a wayfinding pavilion, reflects Meridian 105²s ongoing exploration of equation-based parametric modeling and design-to-fabrication processes.

East View

  • Architects: Meridian 105 Architecture
  • Project: Acceleration Pavilian – ARTIC
  • Location: Anaheim, CA
  • Software used: Revit 2011

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Int the Field in Brooklyn, NY by BanG studio

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: BanG studio

For the festival of Sukkot (Wednesday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 19) Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned a community sukkah to be designed by Babak Bryan, AIA & Henry Grosman, Principals of B-an-G Studio and winners of 2010’s Sukkah City competition. The duo’s design Fractured Bubble, was selected as the People’s Choice Sukkah of New York City at the 2010 competition hosted by ReBoot in Union Square, NYC.

Inside

  • Architects: BanG studio
  • Project: Int the Field
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper as well as 3DMax and Photoshop for rendering

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Inhabitable Instalulation Structured in New York City by Light – Shadow

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: Light – Shadow

TWINS is an installation by Lawrence Lek and Onur Ozkaya. Two identical wings are captured at the moment of splitting apart. Floating out of the darkness, the suspended skins form an S-shaped route into an artificial cave, where two projectors cast shadows that draw the viewer towards the enclosure within.

The twins float together

  • Architects: Light – Shadow
  • Project: Inhabitable Installation Structured
  • Location: New York City

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Shelburne Museum, Center for Art and Education in Vermont by Ann Beha Architects

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Article source: Ann Beha Architects

Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Exterior Rendering

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project: Shelburne Museum, Center for Art and Education
  • Location: Shelburne, Vermont

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