Bjarke Ingels has been championing Hedonistic Sustainability – architecture where you don’t sacrifice for the sake of the environment but build sustainable architecture that gives even more hedonistic pleasure to the society.
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Denver Central Platte Campus (DCPC), in Denver, Colorado, was designed and constructed for the City and County of Denver’s Public Works Department. The project is 105,000 sf and is sited on an 18-acre campus. This one stop shop provides state-of-the-art facilities for Fleet Maintenance, Solid Waste Management, Street Maintenance, Traffic Engineering and Right-of-Way Enforcement, including office/warehouse, vehicle maintenance building, covered and heated vehicle storage, fuel and wash facilities and salt and magnesium chloride storage. Located along the South Platte River and adjacent to Interstate 25, the six-building campus is highly visible, making the overall design aesthetic and the project’s integration into the surrounding urban context a key consideration in addition to optimal operational functionality and sustainability.
This project contends with the competing and overlaid desires for the site of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago by creating a new tourist destination and scenario-planning infrastructure from the existing architecture. On the roof, a 1:25 miniature replica of Chicago is constructed. A clear mound protects the model, provides space for artificial weather equipment and creates unexpected visual connections between both Chicagos. Within the mound, the model acts as a simulator for various future scenarios.
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Architects: Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer of Design
Project: Second Second City
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Team: Stewart Hicks, Allison Nemwmeyer w/ Min Chen
Approached from its north façade along Whitton Avenue, owners, neighbors and visitors are welcomed to Mezzo through a native desert garden. Site benches and weathered welded wire mesh fences enhance this natural environment and define the exterior spaces of the project. Sandblasted concrete pale green masonry site walls work within this composition to further delineate shared and private areas.
Imbedded in a dramatic rock outcrop overlooking a natural, year-round, swimming hole, the Pond House is a bridge to two unique and disparate ecosystems: the Sonoran Desert and its local riparian microcosm. As a modestly scaled 165 square meter weekend retreat, the Pond House also bridges the metropolitan intensity of Phoenix, thirty miles south, with an idyllic oasis of desert calm and contemplation.
This iconic 950 foot tall residential tower is proposed for a micro- urban site in New York City. Designed by solus4, an architecture and planning firm, the tower is a vertical neighborhood creating an efficient and valuable use for a small and otherwise underutilized water’s edge site. Uniquely, the tower is designed by solus4 using their SNCI principals (Sustainable Neighborhood Collaborative Initiative). Applying these principles to a vertical neighborhood requires the full engagement of the design team, the building team, the financing team and the owners.
“False Modesty” The project is located in a neighborhood of Manhattan that is in constant mutation. Many buildings have strong typologies in this area: like the New Museum by SANAA on the next block or the Blue Tower by Bernard Tschumi at the opposite end of the project. The idea was to answer in opposition and to give it a minimal aspect by covering it with an opaque and uniform envelope. As a monolith, the building exists by expressing a clear introversion in a heterogeneous environment.
Article source: ODA – Architecture, P.C. and Perkins Eastman Architects, P.C.
This SoHo boutique hotel was designed by ODA in collaboration with Perkins Eastman Architects. Custom interiors by ODA with Amanda Sullivan, blend artistic essentials and luxurious functionality. The hotel design strategy was to bring community together with hospitality. Each detail of the hotel was meticulously fashioned to inspire the senses with a blend of traditional as well as contemporary.
RNL designed this 22-story office tower in downtown Denver at 18th & Larimer Streets. It is the first high-rise office building to be built in Denver’s Central Business District (CBD) in more than 25 years. The building offers state of the art class AA lease office space. This project is sustainably designed and is certified LEED-CS Platinum. Featuring high 9’6” ceilings with nearly full height glass and large 24,500 sf floor plates, it is a very attractive draw for Denver businesses.
High-rise office Building (Image Courtesy Frank Ooms)
The architecture of Loloma 5 is a thoughtful and sophisticated acknowledgement of the traditional and modern roots of its Old Town Scottsdale context—a place with pride in its false-front, covered boardwalk, and “old west” friendly downtown image. The project creates a live/work environment in the heart of Scottsdale that celebrates both the historic and physical context of the place.