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BE36 in Beverly Hills, California by Arshia Architects, ltd

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Arshia Architects, ltd was selected as a winner by the Los Angeles Business Council at their 45th Annual design award for setting new standards for design excellence, innovation and sustainability, and demonstrate the potential of combining beautiful architecture with environmental and health best practices.

WAITING AREA, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

WAITING AREA, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, ltd
  • Project: BE36
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit

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Canyon House in Los Angeles, California by ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

The site for this 4000 sf residence consists of a steep descending hillside property within the Hollywood Hills. Constructed adjacent to the street to permit access to the foyer and garage, the home’s entry experience is developed to screen the courtyard and stair hall from passing automobile lights and noise. In contrast, and due to the potential for panoramic views of Los Angeles and the adjacent Runyon Canyon and Wattles Canyon Parks, our design approach focused on creating transparency at the rear of the home with fixed and operable floor to ceiling glazing, opening the entire home to the environment.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects
  • Project: Canyon House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben (Project Architect), David Chong
  • Structural Engineer: SAP Engineering
  • General Contractor: deKrassel Construction
  • Structural Steel: Banks Welding
  • Custom Fabrication: Dan Taron, Chris Taus, and John Dunne

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The Towers in Miami, Florida by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners 

Designs for ‘The Towers by Foster + Partners’, a new residential development in the heart of Miami, were revealed last week. The tallest building south of Manhattan on the East Coast, it has been envisioned as an elegant addition to the Miami skyline with two landmark towers that redefine how high rise buildings are woven into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © dbox

Image Courtesy © dbox

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The Towers
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Photography: dbox

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1200 Intrepid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

1200 Intrepid is a LEED Gold office building shaped by the encounter between Robert Stern’s master plan of rectangular city blocks and James Corner’s iconic, circular Central Green Park.  The building’s double curved, pre-cast concrete façade bows inwards to create a generous urban canopy that responds to the ‘shock wave’ of the park’s circular running track, activity pods and planting vignettes – rippling outwards like rings in water to invade the building’s footprint. Shaped by the city grid, the cornice and remaining elevations return to the orthogonal design of the Navy Yard’s master plan, forming the building’s double curve and melding the neighbourhood’s two dominant forms. Referencing the Navy Yard’s maritime history while providing much needed natural light, a functioning periscope penetrates the core of the building, projecting views of the Navy Yard basin into the center of the elevator lobby. Visitors and employees can admire the mothballed ships sitting in the adjacent docks while embracing Central Green Park – connecting the building and its inhabitants to their surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshoj

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: 1200 Intrepid
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshoj
  • Client: Liberty Property Trust
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
  • Project Leaders: Sören Grünert (Concept), David Brown (Schematic & DD), Brandon Cook (CD), Michelle Stromsta (CA)
  • Team: Annette Miller, Aran Coakley, Armen Menendian, Douglass Alligood, Natalie Kwee, Peter Lee, Taylor Hewett, Terry Lallak, Thomas Fagan, Thea Sofie Gassenholm
  • Collaborators: Environetics, In-Posse, LRSLA, Pennoni, Re:Vision
  • Size in m2: 29.250
  • Date: 29/06/2015

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Freight Residences in Denver, Colorado by Dynia Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

Housing development in Denver is booming, especially in the newly revitalized River North (RiNo) neighborhood of Denver.  Unlike the majority of apartment buildings in the area, Dynia Architects’ Freight Residences rejects the typical models of development.  The building has a sense of intimacy and privacy, reduces the homogony of multifamily development, and targets the underserved urban family market.

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

Image Courtesy © JC Buck

  • Architects: Dynia Architects
  • Project: Freight Residences
  • Location: 3515 Ringsby Ct, Denver, Colorado 80216, USA
  • Photography: JC Buck
  • Architect of Record: Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: MEC (mechanical), Technicus (electrical)
  • Landscape Architect: Plot Landscape Architecture
  • Contractor: Brinkman Constructors
  • Area: 55,386 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2016

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Ex of In House in Rhinebeck, New York by Steven Holl Architects

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The Ex of In House explores a language of space, aimed at inner spatial energy strongly bound to the ecology of the place – questioning current clichés of architectural language and commercial practice. The house is a built manifestation of the research and development project Explorations of “IN” under development at Steven Holl Architects since June 2014.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Project: Ex of In House
  • Location: Rhinebeck, New York, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol
  • Project architect: Dimitra Tsachrelia
  • Project team: Yuliya Savelyeva, Ruoyu Wei
  • Structural engineer: Robert Silman Associates
  • Climate engineers: Transsolar
  • Contractor: JLP Home Improvement
  • Site area: 28 acres
  • Built area: 918 sqft
  • Estimated date of completion: July 2016

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Currie Park in Florida by Carlo Ratti Associati

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati 

International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled the design of a master plan for the Currie Park waterfront of West Palm Beach, Florida, featuring a one-of-a-kind floating plaza that utilizes some of the same technologies employed in the construction of underwater vessels. The project will transform a 19-hectare vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon, the narrow sea channel that separates the two cities of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, creating a major new complex that includes housing, retail, and leisure facilities.

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: Currie Park
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Client: Jeff Greene
  • Team: Carlo Ratti, Andrea Galanti, Emma Greer, Chiara Borghi, Valentina Grasso, Oliver Kazimir, Alessandro Tassinari
  • Collaboration: With the City of West Palm Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency
  • Advisors on landscape design: Stoss

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Hanover Page Mill in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture 

Design

Hanover Page Mill, a LEED Platinum and net-zero electric building designed by Form4 Architecture for Hanover Page Mill Associates, is a powerful statement of synthesis between architectural form and energy performance. Located at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, CA, this spec office building was designed using affordable and practical building strategies to provide higher occupant comfort standards, while offering market-rate leasing options that make it competitive with traditional buildings. The building pays for its net zero features entirely though energy-cost savings.

Image Courtesy © Rien van Rijthoven

Image Courtesy © Rien van Rijthoven

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Hanover Page Mill
  • Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Photography: Craig Cozart, Jeff Peters, Steve Proehl and Rien van Rijthoven
  • Client: Hanover Page Mill Associates
  • General Contractor: Devcon Construction
  • Landscape Designer: Studio Five Design
  • Structural Engineer: Nishkian Menninger
  • Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright
  • MEP Engineer: Point Energy Innovations
  • LEED Consultant: Sage Green Development
  • Tenants: Law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (60,000 square feet); Morgan Stanley (30,000 square feet)
  • Size: 90,000 square feet; 2 stories; 4.57-acre site; 290 surface and below-grade parking spaces

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West Hollywood Belltower in California by Tom Wiscombe Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Architecture 

The history of the American billboard tracks with the larger cultural and technological history of media distribution and aesthetic sensibilities. In the early 20th century, the billboard began as a large sign or three-dimensional icon, often calling attention to immediate building functions or domestic products. With the explosion of car culture and the film industry at mid-century, the billboard was transformed into something non-local, something representing filmic worlds, in wide-screen formats. Sunset Boulevard has played a distinct role in the evolution of the billboard, particularly in the 60’s and 70’s, with edgy content, protruding elements, and promotional appearances by music stars. The two-dimensionality of the billboard began to move towards three-dimensionality, simultaneously existing as sign and object. Our proposal aims to build on this legacy in a contemporary way, with an iconic object-billboard programmed with an unprecedented breadth of commercial, cultural, and interactive media content.

Rendered by: Kilograph

Rendered by: Kilograph

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Architecture
  • Project: West Hollywood Belltower
  • Location: California, USA
  • Rendering: Kilograph
  • Software used: Maya and Rhinoceros
  • Client: City of West Hollywood
  • Builder/ Operator: Orange Barrel Media
  • Museum Partner: Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
  • Structural: Walter P Moore

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Sea Song in California by Form4 Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Sea Song is located in the immeasurable natural beauty of Big Sur on the California coast. Unobtrusive by design, it is both private from the main road and utterly transparent to what lies ahead. Likened to a trio of gliding Manta Rays, its environmental footprint is virtually null, being raised on a cantilevered podium causing minimum disturbance to the site.

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

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