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Coachella Valley High School Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy in California by PJHM Architects

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Article source: v2com

PJHM Architects have designed an agricultural educational facility for the Coachella Valley Unified School District. Intense climate mitigation and the revitalization of an agricultural community define the Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy (Ag+NRA). PJHM have taken a collaborative approach with the District, nonprofits, and local industry leaders to set the school’s long-term vision, tailoring its campus to suit the growing need for agriculturally based curriculum. This project will also provide a joint-use haven for a roster of local farms.

CVHS Agriculture + Natural Resources – Plaza, Image Courtesy © PJHM Architects

  • Architects: PJHM Architects
  • Project: Coachella Valley High School Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy
  • Location: California, USA
  • Client: Coachella Valley Unified School District

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Illinois Creek Ranch in Alma, Kansas by el dorado inc

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Article source: el dorado inc 

Located on a historic farmstead in Wabaunsee County, Kansas the Illinois Creek Ranch was designed for a family of five, their extended family, friends and guests. The goal was to forge an emotional bond between people and a unique landscape. Structures were purposefully straightforward in their vernacular appearance with a focus on innovative, nuanced detailing and contemporary material selection. The architect began by studying the site – history, topography, soil and hydrological conditions, seasonal wind and sun patterns. The positioning of the house was a response to these conditions. Parts of the home were positioned parallel to topography to accommodate single story program, other parts were turned perpendicular to allow multiple story programming. The structures strategically blocked wind to allow comfortable outdoor spaces while breezeway windows were positioned to allow passive cooling inside. The massing of the house was positioned to take full advantage of seasonal solar heat gain. Movement throughout the home was carefully choreographed to engage a range of landscape experiences.

Image Courtesy © Mike Sinclair

  • Architects: el dorado inc
  • Project: Illinois Creek Ranch
  • Location: Alma, Kansas, USA
  • Photography: Mike Sinclair
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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AGC Glass North America Provides 60,000 Square Feet of Glass for Luxury Boutique Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee by Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Article source: Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC

The luxury Thompson Hotel is a new, curved skyscraper located in Nashville, Tennessee featuring 60,000 square feet of high-performing solar control low-emissivity glass from AGC Glass North America.

Designed by Nashville’s Hastings Architecture, the Thompson Hotel is a stunning example of hospitality architecture with its best-in-class finishes. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with glazing manufactured by AGC Glass North America and fabricated by Insulite Glass.

Image Courtesy © Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC

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Stand Ventura by Local 10 Arquitectura

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Article source:  Local 10 Arquitectura

Stand Ventura was part of one of the most important finishes trade fair in the United States and was done in 334.45 sq m. The client wanted to stand out by presenting a wide range of its collections and making clear for the visitor the difference between them.

Image Courtesy © Local 10 Arquitectura

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Detroit Foundation Hotel in Michigan by McIntosh Poris Associates

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: McIntosh Poris Associates

McIntosh Poris Associates worked with Aparium Hotel Group to repurpose the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent building, previously known as the Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, into the Detroit Foundation Hotel. Together, the two historically registered buildings will accommodate 100 hotel rooms, office/conference spaces, Detroit-focused retail, and a fitness center. The boutique hotel features a ground-level restaurant/lounge and a roof-top banquet space housed in a new addition. The $28-million project embraces a “Detroit State of Mind” to welcome both visitors and locals with an authentic sense of place.

Image Courtesy © Jason Keen

  • Architects: McIntosh Poris Associates
  • Project: Detroit Foundation Hotel
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Jason Keen, Joe Vaughn, Michelle and Chris Gerard
  • Client: Aparium Hotel Group and Arco Development
  • General Contractor: Sachse Construction
  • Size: 95,000 square feet; 5 floors

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Resilient by Design in South San Francisco, California by MVRDV

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV 

The HASSELL+ team understands water designing for water, living with water and the immense social potential that waterfront places offer communities when they are connected to them. HASSELL, MVRDV, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Civic Edge, Idyllist, Hatch, Page & Turnbull are drawn to Resilient by Design through an acute understanding of the social, cultural, economic and ecological potential that research-led design can unlock for waterfront communities.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV and HASSELL+

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Resilient by Design
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: MVRDV and HASSELL+
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Photoshop
  • Client: Resilient by Design
  • Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Nathalie de Vries, Jeroen Zuidgeest with Kristina Knauf and Vedran Skansi
  • Collaboration: HASSELL+ (HASSELL, MVRDV, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Frog Design, Civic Edge, Idyllist, Hatch, Page & Turnbull)

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Managed By Q-Hq in New York by Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H

Managed by Q merges two sides of a business that rarely meet: the high tech IT headquarters with the daily grit of office cleaning and management. The new Managed By Q HQ office is located in SoHo, New York and is designed to reflect the Q brand directly, emphasizing simultaneously hard work and an inclusive and inviting office environment.

Image Courtesy © Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H

  • Architects: Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H
  • Project: Managed By Q-Hq
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Client: Managed By Q / Dan Teran
  • Contractor: A101 Inc. / Irek Maslanka
  • Engineering: Jack Green Associates / Andrei Pascalovici
  • Lighting Consultant: LOOP Lighting / John Newman
  • IT: INNYCIT / Ian Newman
  • Budget: $1,820,000
  • Size: 2600 M2 / 26,000 SF
  • Status: Completed 2017

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Versace Showroom in New York by SO–IL Office Ltd.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Article source: SO–IL Office Ltd.

Located on the 20th floor of an office tower overlooking Central Park, the 5,000 square-foot showroom is an extension of Versace’s New York City headquarters. The fashion industry’s wholesale operation presents the problems of accommodating a variety of meeting styles and the merchandising of different collections. Our solution provides a high level of flexibility and a novel approach to display and enclosure.

Image Courtesy © SO–IL Office Ltd.

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Cabin on a Rock in Lincoln, New Hampshire by I-KANDA ARCHITECTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Article source: I-KANDA ARCHITECTS 

For the owner of Q-Drinks, a company specializing in making superior cocktail sodas out of only authentic ingredients, it was imperative that the design for a weekend retreat nestled in the mountains of New Hampshire, be equally authentic.

Image Courtesy © I-KANDA ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: I-KANDA ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Cabin on a Rock
  • Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
  • Project Design Team: Isamu Kanda, Chris Sledziona, Steven Hien, Sangsuri Chun

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Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas by MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Article source: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS 

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is a striking hybrid of a beautifully restored and renovated historical building, Vol Walker Hall (65,000 SF), and a contemporary insertion and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (37,000 SF). The coupling of old and new invigorates the historical center of the campus and revitalizes the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’s original library and home to the School of Architecture since 1968. The expanded facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the School’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

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