Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Article source: Zui Ng with ZDES
Situated at Historical Fourth ward Houston, Texas, Shotgun Chameleon (designed and build by Zui Ng with ZDES) is Inspired by Gulf Coast raised shotgun houses and versatility of chameleon skin. The design emphasizes programmatic flexibility and response to climate. The chameleon-like front screen element provides a myriad of facade possibilities to adapt this design to different urban contexts and to a variety of solar/ wind orientations. Possibilities include wood siding painted to blend with the street-scape, billboards where commercial uses are feasible on the ground floor, louvered wood (vertical or horizontal depending on orientation) to allow for breezes while blocking direct sun and providing privacy, solar panel screen to harvest solar energy, or vine covered screens reminiscent of French quarter balconies. As for the alternating wood slats screen on the sides, they provides privacy for both residents and the neighbors while allowing sunlight and wind to move through the house. A double height glass windows frame an ever evolving urban view at the South and a floor to ceiling opening frame the four seasons views of nature at the north.
Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES
- Architects: Zui Ng with ZDES
- Project: Chameleon Shotgun
- Location: Fourth ward, Houston, Texas, U.S.A
- Software used: Photoshop
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Article source: SHoP Architects
Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.
Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC
- Architects: SHoP Architects
- Project: NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC)
- Location: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Article source: Design Initiatives
The latest Design Initiatives project is for a new ground-up construction of 2 story single family house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in charming Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California.
It has minimal, clean, soft and organically waived surfaces for relaxing and joyful experience what resting at home should be. In the same time the very practical and functional layout will support the young couple with two kids in their everyday routine.
Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives
- Architects: Design Initiatives
- Project: Mar Vista House
- Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
- Software used: AutoCAD, 3D MAX, Photoshop
- Credits : Design Initiatives – Vlado Valkof, Ana Veselinova, Constantine Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev, Elena Takova; MS Consulting – structural; Perfect Design – MEP & environmental
- Area: 3,220 sq. ft.
- Date: 2016
- Status: Under construction
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Article source: RKTB Architects, P.C.
This new six-story office building in Manhattan’s historic SoHo Cast Iron District interprets the rhythms and proportions established by surrounding landmark buildings while providing efficient, modern, mixed-use commercial and office space plus a top-floor penthouse within its more than 37,000 allowable square feet.
Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO
- Architects: RKTB Architects, P.C.
- Project: 433 Broadway
- Location: New York, U.S.A
- Photography: Albert Vecerka of ESTO
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
Article source: Bora Architects
Perched above the beach at the edge of the tree line, this vacation home allows the dramatic Oregon Coast to take center stage. The design maintains sightlines from the sheltered forest to the open coastline with a minimal structure of glass and steel. Atop the two-story, transparent box, the copper-clad green roof is an elevated slab of native ferns and grasses.
Image Courtesy © Bora Architects
- Architects: Bora Architects
- Project: 360 House
- Location: Oregon Coast, U.S.A
Friday, July 1st, 2016
Article source: GRAFT
By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.
Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller
- Architects: GRAFT
- Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
- Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
- Photography: Virginia Miller
- Client: Make It Right Foundation
- Year: 2009
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Article source: ON-A
The development of a prototype as a pavilion in one of the parks in the district of Manhattan, is stimulated in a practical exercise exploring parametric structures that expand the vision of the possibilities offered by the implementation of this technology. This time the project is a public space that with his centrality and disuse, try to revalue this urban void not only with the presence of the pavilion. The global proposal includes urban furniture and pavements to emphasize the radial nature and geometry of the place. Also the pavilion responds to a three-dimensional mesh that is coded to coordinates and main axes where are sets the diamond geometry and the scale of the openings deployed as a protective surface taking as reference the formal structure of deployé.
Image Courtesy © ON-A
- Architects: ON-A
- Project: ST JOHN’S PARK PAVILION
- Location: New York, USA
- Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
- Executive director: Jordi Fernández
- Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
- Program: Ephemeral
- Area: 200 m2
- Year: 2016
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Article source: v2com
As part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Mora – This project explores an architecture that embraces environmental changes and proposes a structure that will ebb and flow with the tides, that will respond to predicted environmental changes, and that creates a community to exist in harmony with the sea and our coastal landscape in perpetuity.
view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Article source: in situ studio
The Ten at South Person was designed for a vacant site in downtown Raleigh. The project is a new housing format for Raleigh – modern, affordable, and possessing row house DNA. The design maximizes square footage at low cost, builds from defining characteristics of a surrounding historic district, and creates a healthy streetscape via stoops and the play of materials and relief on the street facade. The units sold in only six days at a price that was the least expensive per-square-foot housing offered in downtown in years. Despite its modern form, the complex is nestled comfortably within the neighborhood.
Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
- Architects: in situ studio
- Project: The Ten at South Person
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
- Photography: Richard Leo Johnson / Atlantic Archives
- Area: ten 1,450 sf units
- Year: 2015
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Article source: Surfacedesign, Inc
The Dundee Residence landscape transforms a simple pool deck and poorly maintained hillside landscape into an exuberant space for living and entertaining, and ultimately a dynamic play space for a mother (and Hollywood stylist) and her young children. The house was built speculatively in the 1990’s and designed to mimic the steep architectural pedigrees of its international style neighbors. Dundee sits perched high in the hills with sweeping views of Downtown Los Angeles to the South and the chaparral hills of Griffith Park to the east. Located in hills above the Los Feliz, the neighborhood is home to actors, rockstars and Hollywood elite and to some of LA’s most significant architecture, including Frank Llloyd Wright’s Ennis-Brown House and Richard Neutra’s Lovell Health House.
Image Courtesy © Surfacedesign, Inc