|UNStudio’s design for an Observation Tower for ‘De Onlanden’ presented to Natuurmonumenten|
|On September 22nd the design for an observation tower for the nature reserve ‘De Onlanden’, situated to the South-West of the City of Groningen, was presented to Natuurmonumenten (the Dutch Society for the Preservation of Natural Heritage) during the mini-symposium ‘Experience Nature with innovative concrete’ in Peize. The observation tower is the result of a study into the optimal application of Ultra High Performance Concrete by a case study team comprising of UNStudio, ABT, BAM Utiliteitsbouw en Haitsma Beton. Natuurmonumenten received the design as a gift from the case study team.|
The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building in Amherst by Jennifer Shelby Designed using AutoCad and FormZSaturday, September 24th, 2011
Article source: Jennifer Shelby
As the keystone in a new life sciences program at U Mass Amherst, the Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) sets the stage for the transformation of outdated and inhospitable teaching and research environments to a model focused on the integration of life, chemical, and physical sciences.
The building creates a new pulse at a key point on this campus of 26,000, located at a juncture between academic and residential precincts. The ISB presents a new approach to science learning to the entire university community.
- Architect: Jennifer Shelby – Rhino Publications for Payette
- Name of Project: The University of Massachusetts Integrated Science Building
- Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
- Total Square Footage: 173,000 GSF Phase I, 155,000 GSF Phase II
- Construction Cost: $92 million Phase I
- Completed: 2009
- Program Components: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology, Research Labs, Teaching Labs
- Photography: Warren Jagger
- Software used: AutoCad 2d/3d and FormZ (3-d modeling)
Article source: Line and Space, LLC
Intended to introduce up to 1 million visitors a year to the wonders of Red Rock Canyon, the new Interpretive Facility differs from traditional visitor centers by emphasizing the specific attributes of Red Rock Canyon itself, in lieu of pseudo-natural imitations. Here, visitors are introduced to the relevant science, art and culture that will enhance their experience in Red Rock Canyon; strongly encouraging them to visit the nearby real thing.
- Architects: Line and Space, LLC
- Project: Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
- Completion Date: January 2011
- Client: US Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management
- General Contractor: Straub Construction, Inc.
- Structural Engineer: Holben, Martin, and White Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc.
- Civil and MEP Engineer: GLHN Architects and Engineers
- Exhibit/Interpretive Consultant: Hilferty and Associates
- Building Area: Visitor Center = 8,700 SF & Exterior Exhibits = 44,000 SF
- Drawing and Photo Credits: All drawings by Line and Space, LLC
Article source: Akar Studios
The Wicker Park Sushi and Seafood bar occupies 3,000 square feet of the main concourse floor in the post-security area of Terminal 2 at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The 104-seat venue is distinguished by its clean, dramatically lit glass-front bar highlighted with an illuminated overhead soffit that has been suspended from the roof trusses above. The glowing ceiling element—acting as a beacon for the bar, guides the travelers into this concourse venue.
- Architect: Akar Studios
- Name of Project: Wicker Park Bar
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
Article source: Line and Space, LLC
After nearly 50 years of patiently seeking out every new poetry publication, the University of Arizona amassed one of the finest collections of Contemporary Poetry in America. With collection in hand, the University set out to design its new home; a facility for archiving, research, reading, teaching, and contemplation.
- Architect: Line and Space, LLC
- Name of Project: University of Arizona Poetry Center
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
Article source: University of Tennessee
In 1933 the Tennessee Valley Authority constructed a model community, Norris, Tennessee, as part of the Norris Dam construction project. A key feature of this New Deal village was the Norris House, a series of homes built as models for modern and efficient living. In light of the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an evolving interdisciplinary team of UT students and faculty are reinterpreting the Norris paradigm and creating a New Norris House – a sustainable home designed for the 21st century. In 2009 the New Norris House was one of six winners nationally of the Environmental Protection Agency’s People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition. It offers a replicable model for contemporary sustainable living that holds the promise of significant benefit across East Tennessee.
- Architects: University of Tennessee
- Project: A New Norris House
- Location: Norris, Tennessee
- Builders: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design; Clayton Homes; Johnson and Galyon
- Project Year: 2011
- Project Area: 768 sq.ft.
- Landscape Architect: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
- Structural Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, in collaboration with Mallia Engineering Company
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
- Photography: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Ken McCown
- Software used: AutoCAD, Ecotect, FormZ, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite
Article source: Tom Wiscombe
This proposal is based on creating a complex visual oscillation between two and three dimensional realms. Somewhere between the disciplines of sculpture and painting, the piece registers as a mass but also as a graphic. Loopy, spotted patterns flow over manifold surfaces, simultaneously dissolving the mass and re-establishing it. Transparent zones allow people to view deep inside the object, their gaze pulled into involutions in interior surfaces. They can see the inside of the mass-painting.
- Architects: Emergent Tom Wiscombe
- Project: ARTIC Mass-Painting
- Location: Anaheim, California
- Client: City of Anaheim Dept. of Public Works
- Design Team: Tom Wiscombe, Robbie Eleazer, Mitch Rocheleau, Mo Harmon
- Art Consultant: Rebecca O’Leary
- Type: Public Art
Article source: bluarch
Rosé Restaurant offers an upbeat dining experience on the South Beach strip in Miami, Florida.
Rosé was designed using a conceptual framework that acknowledges and indulges in both the glamour and the vibrancy of the 1960’s by paying homage to the lifestyle of the celebrities of the time… As icons Bianca and Mick Jagger, exemplified the glamour of the time, and were observed for their cutting edge style and flavor, designer Emilio Pucci, was at the cutting edge of fashion. Known for his geometric prints in a kaleidoscope of colors, he seemed an appropriate symbol from which to draw the interior architecture of the space.
- Architect: bluarch
- Name of Project: Rose
- Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Article source: inFORM Studio
The renovation of an eleventh floor suite in the 1926 Art Deco Metropolitan Building, located in the heart of the Chicago theater district, provided a unique opportunity for a young and progressive planning firm to increase their profile within the city of Chicago. The original space, layered with aging ceiling tile and threadbare carpet, quickly developed into an extensive dematerialization exercise. A nervous and wary building landlord observed progress as the current building standards were set aside and the existing finishes were stripped away revealing the clarity and beauty of the original architecture.
- Architects: inFORM Studio
- Project: Houseal Lavigne Associates
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Client: Houseal Lavigne Associates
- Project Cost: $175,000
- Design Architect: inFORM studio
Article source: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
The 24,000 sq. ft. project carefully weaves a new library, student center and classroom building into the school’s beautiful campus, providing a variety of innovative educational environments that promote environmental stewardship and lifelong learning on a daily basis.
- Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
- Project: Nueva School Hillside Learning Complex
- Location: Hillsborough, California
- Size: 27,000 GSF
- Completion Date: September 2007
- Client: Nueva School
- Mechanical: Rumsey Engineer
- Electrical: IDeAs Inc.