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Dilido Haus in Florida by Home Vision DNA

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: Home Vision DNA

DILIDO HAUS, the expression of a unique vision of DNA and history.

DILIDO HAUS is a single family home designed with a unique vision, the expression of both, personal story and architectural history. The intention was to achieve an architecture of dignity and honesty. The ideas built upon the strong foundations of Miami’s rich history, geography and culture, while using the latest construction technologies and high quality materials. The front façade of Dilido Haus expresses the key characteristics of MIMO, an architectural style that evolved from Art Deco and Streamline. A rectangle with horizontal proportions, flat roof broad overhanging eaves echoed by horizontal projections of balconies, creating what appear to be two thin continuous gray lines drawn across the white façade and dividing it into three elements: roof terrace, second and ground floor.

Image Courtesy © Home Vision DNA

Image Courtesy © Home Vision DNA

  • Architects: Home Vision DNA
  • Project: Dilido Haus
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Software: Autocad, Revit
  • Collaboration: Esteban Latorre
  • Green Certification: LEED Silver for homes, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Materials: Reinforced concrete bunker type, structural concrete slab, piles 12 meters long, high-strenght glass (up to 110km), ceramic floors, solid wood and aluminium window frames
  • Gross Area: 363 m2. (3626 sf2)
  • Total Completion year: 2016

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War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco by San Francisco Public Works

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Hundreds of architects and designers gathered in the War Memorial Veterans Building in San Francisco to find out who would win the acclaimed American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter 2016 Design Awards. Little did they know, that the building where the award ceremony was taking place, would be recognized with one of the most prestigious awards – a Special Commendation for Historic Preservation.

War Memorial Veterans Building - Van Ness Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © San Francisco Public Works

War Memorial Veterans Building – Van Ness Avenue facade, Image Courtesy © San Francisco Public Works

  • Architects: San Francisco Public Works
  • Project: War Memorial Veterans Building
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Brian Wong Photography, Multivista

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Brecon Estate Winery in California by Aidlin Darling Design

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Brecon Estate Winery was bestowed a Merit Design Award for Architecture at the 2016 San Francisco AIA Design Awards. The winery, remodeled by Aidlin Darling Design, is located on the “Emerald Necklace” of Paso Robles’ progressive wine growing region. The jury noted that the real strength of the project is in its simplicity and its restraint; “The crisp detailing and carefully composed materials make this just a stunning project through and through.”

Northwest Elevation, after renovation,  Image Courtesy © Adam Rouse

Northwest Elevation, after renovation, Image Courtesy © Adam Rouse

  • Architects: Aidlin Darling Design
  • Project: Brecon Estate Winery
  • Location: Paso Robles, California, USA
  • Photography: Adam Rouse
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Apple Union Square in San Francisco by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

The opening of Apple Union Square in San Francisco marks an important step in Apple’s continuous evolution, its purpose and its role in the local community to bring a richer experience beyond opportunistic retail. Its innovative design enables new levels of transparency, openness and civic generosity, incorporating Apple’s new features and services. Apple Union Square will be a model for future projects worldwide.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Birmingham Renovation in Michigan by McIntosh Poris Associates

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Article source: McIntosh Poris Associates

McIntosh Poris Associates transformed a 1,900-square-foot historic farmhouse, maintaining its blend of existing raw and rustic details, and refreshing others for a contemporary feeling. A consistent palette of materials includes solid-wood floors, crisp white walls, original molding refinished in black, and neutral-toned furniture. Local artists and crafters created much of the furniture from re-used and salvaged industrial materials.

Image Courtesy © Brett Mountain

Image Courtesy © Brett Mountain 

  • Architects: McIntosh Poris Associates
  • Project: Birmingham Renovation
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Brett Mountain
  • Size: 1,900 square feet

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Mesa Drive Renovation in Los Angeles, California by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Article source: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Built in 1992 by the husband-and-wife architecture team of Cigolle X Coleman, the house originally served as an experimental project of industrial materials consisting mostly of glass, steel, and concrete. A young family purchased the home and hired Rios Clementi Hale Studios to give their new residence a complete renovation to make the house warm and comfortable, and conducive to entertaining. Rios Clementi Hale Studios worked in the capacity of architect, interior designer, and landscape architect to extensively update the interior and exterior, and refine the home’s organization, while still respecting the “bones” of the original design

Image Courtesy © Undine Pröhl

Image Courtesy © Undine Pröhl

 

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Project: Mesa Drive Renovation
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Undine Pröhl
  • Size: 5780 square ft

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Stanford Central Energy Facility in California by ZGF Architects LLP

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: ZGF Architects LLP

The Stanford Central Energy Facility is a transformational campus‐wide energy system – replacing a 100% fossil‐fuel‐based combined heat and power plant with grid‐sourced electricity and first‐of‐its kind heat recovery system. Positioning Stanford as a national leader in energy efficiency and carbon reduction, the results are impressive: greenhouse gas emissions are slashed by 68%; fossil fuel use by 65%; and campus‐wide water use by 15%. This comprehensive Stanford Energy System Innovation (SESI) system will eliminate 150,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 32,000 cars from the road every year. Expected energy savings to Stanford over 35 years is $425 million.

The 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility is located on the west side of the central campus, just outside the campus core, Image Courtesy © Matthew Anderson

The 125,614 SF Central Energy Facility is located on the west side of the central campus, just outside the campus core, Image Courtesy © Matthew Anderson

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: Stanford Central Energy Facility
  • Location: Stanford, California, USA
  • Photography: Robert Canfield, Tim Griffith, Matthew Anderson and Steve Proehl
  • Total GSF: 125,614 GSF
  • Completion date: March 2015

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The Whitney Museum of American Art at Gansevoort in New York by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

The Whitney Museum is building itself a new home in downtown Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. Due to open in 2015, the project will substantially enlarge the Whitney’s exhibition and programming space, enabling the first comprehensive view of the Museum’s growing collection, which today comprises more than 19,000 works of modern and contemporary American art.

A view of the Whitney building from West side, Image Courtesy © Ph. Nic Lehoux

A view of the Whitney building from West side, Image Courtesy © Ph. Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects in collaboration with Cooper Robertson (New York)
  • Project: The Whitney Museum of American Art at Gansevoort
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Karin Jobst, Ph. Nic Lehoux, Timothy Schenck
  • Client: Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Design team: M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with K.Schorn, T.Stewart, S.Ishida (partner), A.Garritano, F.Giacobello, I.Guzman, G.Melinotov, L. Priano, L.Stuart and C. Chabaud, J.Jones, G.Fanara, M.Fleming, D.Piano, J.Pejkovic; M.Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Consultants: Robert Silman Associates (structure); Jaros, Baum & Bolles (MEP, fire prevention); Arup (lighting); Heintges & Associates (facade engineering); Phillip Habib & Associates (civil engineering); Theatre Projects (theatre equipment); Cerami & Associates (audiovisual equipment, acoustics); Piet Oudolf with Mathews Nielson (landscaping); Viridian Energy Environmental (LEED consultant)
  • Construction manager: Turner Construction
  • Year: 2007-2015

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The Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools in California by WRNS Studio

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Article source: WRNS Studio

The 6,300-sf Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools in is the first library in the USA and the first school building in California to achieve the International Living Future Institute’s Net Zero Energy Building Certification. It was part of the PG&E ZNE Pilot Project which also found it consumed less energy than it generated and is on track for LEED® Platinum and Petal Certifications.

The site is designed to maximize passive solar orientation, daylight and natural ventilation. 1. Solar harvesting through solar panels - the photovoltaic system provides all the library’s needed energy; 2. High-performance glazing and added rigid insulation for reduced energy loads; 3. Native, drought-tolerant plants are watered using harvested rainwater, Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

The site is designed to maximize passive solar orientation, daylight and natural ventilation. 1. Solar harvesting through solar panels – the photovoltaic system provides all the library’s needed energy; 2. High-performance glazing and added rigid insulation for reduced energy loads; 3. Native, drought-tolerant plants are watered using harvested rainwater, Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

 

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: The Stevens Library at Sacred Heart Schools
  • Location: Atherton, California, USA

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Troll Hus in Norden, California by Mork-Ulnes Architects

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Article source: Mork-Ulnes Architects

The concept

Tucked away in the mountains and nestled into a high alpine forest, the design responds to the owners’ desire for a modernist, rather secluded refuge with a constant visual reference to nature. The site is, in this sense, rather atypical to a mountain setting in that it minimizes expansive lookouts, while in fact emphasizing views towards the glade intimacy of the adjacent landscape, thus allowing for the remote and sheltered retreat the clients were seeking.

View from north-west, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

View from north-west, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects
  • Project: Troll Hus
  • Location: Sugar Bowl, Norden, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • General contractor: Barth Construction
  • Project design team: Greg Ladigin, Anatoly Starr, Lexie Mork-Ulnes, Casper Mork-Ulnes, Kyle Anderson
  • Project consultants:

    • Interior and furniture design: Lexie Mork-Ulnes Interior Design
    • Structural engineer: Gabbart & Woods Structural Engineers
    • Civil engineer: Ferrell Civil Engineering
  • Site size: 17,500 square feet (1,625 square meters)
  • Schematic design: February 2013
  • Construction start: July 2013
  • Complete: January 2016

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