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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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Hilgard Garden in Berkeley, California by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room.  Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change.   To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more experiential garden path.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
  • Project: Hilgard Garden
  • Location: Berkeley, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Contractor:  5 Elements Design & Construction / Troy Martinez
  • Garden Maintenance:  Michelle Bayba
  • Tree Source:  Marca Dickie Nursery
  • Area: 23’ x 50’
  • Garden Completed: March 2012

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GMP – Yorba Linda Residence in California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Domaen

The project hugs a difficult hillside that is in most part subject to a future landslide and therefore in large parts unbuildable. The current proposal takes advantage of an existing berm to anchor the second story with all the private areas so that the building bridges as a quasi-landform over the entrance. The building is Y-shaped to accommodate a private courtyard and maximize the buildable area of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Domaen

Image Courtesy © Domaen

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: GMP – Yorba Linda Residence
  • Location: Yorba Linda, California, USA
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Area: 11,000 ft2
  • Project year: 2014-2018

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ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC in California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Domaen

ELL is a 5,500SF ground-up Beverly Hills Spec residence designed for Luxe List. The building is located at the crest of the Benedict Canyon hillsides, overlooking the entire serene landscape of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The project is loosely situated within the footprint of a former, now demolished, one-story 1950s residence.

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

 

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Vu
  • Software used: Rhino3D, Grasshopper, Archicad, Adobe Illustrator
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • Area: 5,500 ft2
  • Project year: 2014 – 2016

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Audentes Therapeutics Office in California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Audentes Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that is pioneering the development and commercialization of gene therapy treatments for people with serious and rare diseases. They take pride in strong, global relationships with the patient, research, medical, and business communities with whom they work to improve the lives of patients.

To accommodate their growing team, Audentes hired Blitz to design 22,000 square feet of office space over  two floors in a multi-floor, class-A office building in San Francisco, California. The new office includes both open office and private office workstations; a collaborative all hands space; conference center; and collaborative work cafe. The office also offers stunning views of several San Francisco landmarks including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid.

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Audentes Therapeutics Office
  • Location: 600 California Street, 16th and 17th Floors, San Francisco, CA
  • Photography: Jasper Sanidad
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Team:
    • Seth Hanley: Principal-in-Charge
    • Abby Lubniewski: Project Designer
    • Abby Berube: Furniture Specialist
    • Kimberley O’Dowd: Construction Administration
    • John Hunter: Specifications
  • Size: 22,000 SF
  • Completion: April 2016

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801 West Lafayette Blvd. Parking Garage in Detroit, Michigan by Albert Kahn and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: LarsonO’Brien

Banker Wire recently collaborated with architects in Detroit to deliver a custom metal mesh solution for the renovation and historical preservation of a more than 90-year-old parking garage in the heart of the city.

Originally built in 1924, the parking garage at 801 West Lafayette Blvd. was one of two buildings on the Detroit News complex – the other being the home of the namesake newspaper. The garage was constructed for Detroit News employees and delivery vehicles. In 2014, Bedrock Management bought both buildings to serve Bedrock employees and other corporate tenants. Renovations began immediately with the preservation of their historic design elements top-of-mind.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien

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Armani Fifth Avenue in New York by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

After Hong Kong Chater House and Tokyo Ginza Tower, Fifth Avenue completes the trilogy of the Armani Stores designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for the famous designer.

Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the world’s well known streets, the project takes up the first three floors of the two buildings located between 5th Avenue and 56th Street.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Fifth Avenue
  • Location: 5th Avenue – 56th Street, New York, USA
  • Photography:  Ramon Prat and  SAMA-Allan Toft
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Americon Construction Inc.
  • Engineering: Engineer Gilberto Sarti
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 2,800 sq. m.
  • Period: 2007-2009

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, Virginia by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood. The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure. Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site. The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group
  • Area: 2,400 ft² / 222.97 m²
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Completion Date: 2013

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Undisclosed Location Studios in Arlington, Virginia by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

When designing their “green” 5,000 sq. ft. Washington, DC-area Victorian home, Matt MacPhail and his wife, Ann Lyles MacPhail, were committed to using sustainable, efficient building techniques and materials.  They also agreed on one rather unorthodox requirement: a professionally designed, acoustically superlative recording studio for their thriving audio production business, News At Eleven Productions.  Located 22 feet below street level in the sub-basement of the MacPhails’ home, their new facility is called Undisclosed Location Studios, a tongue-in-cheek reference to its convenient proximity to the political power centers of downtown DC and the Pentagon.

ISO 1 towards CR, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

ISO 1 towards CR, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

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Rendering Interior Design for Bedroom in New York by ArchiCGI

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: ArchiCGI

There aren’t many details in this design, and nothing distracts the mind from comfort and relaxation. With 3D imagery, you don’t need words to prove the uniqueness and effectiveness of your ideas, as visualizations will speak much more. 3D is a perfect way to recreate colors and textures, and, unlike photographic imagery, it can give you exactly what you need for your design project.

Image Courtesy © ArchiCGI

Image Courtesy © ArchiCGI

  • Architects: ArchiCGI
  • Project: Rendering Interior Design for Bedroom
  • Location: New York, USA

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