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CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in Ohio by Rafael Viñoly Architects

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects 

The Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the largest and most important art institutions in the United States, was built in 1916 by local architects Hubbell and Benes as a Greek revival pavilion, situated at the head of a pastoral park and lagoon landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. However, subsequent additions, including a noteworthy education wing by Marcel Breuer, obscured the rational plan of the original structure with a disjointed, confusing warren of spaces. In 2001, Rafael Viñoly Architects won the commission to resolve these conditions with an expansion and renovation, creating a coherent organization of galleries that accommodates projected growth and unifies disparate architectural vocabularies into a singular composition.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Viñoly Architects

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
  • Location: CLEVELAND, Ohio, U.S
  • Lighting Consultant: George Sexton Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Moody-Nolan, Inc
  • Concrete Consultant: Reginald D. Hough
  • Exhibit Designers: Quenroe Associates
  • Retail Consultant: Charles Sparks & Company

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2222 Jackson in New York by ODA New York

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Article source: ODA New York 

Just steps from MoMA PS1 in white hot Long Island City Queens, ODA New York is upending the real estate market with an 11-story, 175-unit rental project to rival the best of luxury condo living.

Distinguished by its sculptural, almost pixelated, poured concrete exterior, 2222 Jackson is both an easy material compliment to neighboring PS1, and an exemplar of its designer’s larger mission: Adept at working within—rather than against—zoning constraints, ODA has once again focused on innovating architectural morphology in the interest of improving not only its residents’ everyday experience, but their general quality of life.

Elevation 1, Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzma

  • Architects: ODA New York 
  • Project: 2222 Jackson
  • Location: New York, USA

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Campbell Sports Center in New York by Steven Holl Architects

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

Located on the corner of West 218th street and Broadway—the northernmost edge of Manhattan, where Broadway crosses with Tenth Avenue and the elevated tracks of the 1 subway line—the Campbell Sports Center forms a new gateway to the Baker Athletics Complex, the primary athletics facility for the Columbia University’s outdoor sports program.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Project: Campbell Sports Center
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Chris McVoy and Iwan Baan
  • Client: Columbia University
  • Design Architect: Steven Holl, Chris McVoy
  • Partner in Charge: Chris McVoy
  • Associate in Charge: Olaf Schmidt
  • Project Team: Marcus Carter, Xi Chen, Christiane Deptolla, Peter Englaender, Runar Halldorsson, Jackie Luk, Filipe Taboada, Dimitra Tsachrelia, Ebbie Wisecarver
  • Construction Manager: Structuretone / Pavarini McGovern

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Sacramento Modern Residence in Orangevale, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new warm, modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors. The site is a large plot in a semi-rural area surrounded by an open field, large oak trees and a seasonal creek. It is a calm environment that invites a close connection with the house. The house is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, and 2,633 square foot that is intended to be the home this couple will live in for a long time.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Sacramento Modern Residence
  • Location: Orangevale, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Square Footage: Main House – 2,633sf, Garage – 970sf
  • Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year completed: 2015

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Montecito Residence in California by olson kundig

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: olson kundig 

The Montecito Residence is a single-family home set in fire-prone Toro Canyon near Santa Barbara. The owners wanted a house that minimized the use of scarce natural resources and that was equal to the challenging environmental conditions of the site. The design solution was to harvest and control the very climatic conditions that put the canyon so at risk for fire: the sun and the wind.

Image Courtesy © Nikolas Koenig

  • Architects: olson kundig 
  • Project: Montecito Residence
  • Location: Montecito, California
  • Photography: Elizabeth Conklin, Jean-Luc Laloux, Nikolas Koenig, Tim Bies

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Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang Architects 

Historically, convening for social justice has taken place in informal settings—a church basement, a living room, or even around a kitchen table.

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership brings these discussions up from the basement and squarely into public consciousness.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

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The Harbour Luxury Lakefront Community in Sandusky, Ohio by Chelsea Building Products

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Chelsea Building Products

Situated on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH, The Harbour has seen its share of extreme weather. Most notably in 2008 and again in 2010, the 188-unit luxury community experienced severe hailstorms that damaged the cedar siding on many of its buildings.

Left with unrepairable and highly noticeable damage, the HOA sought a replacement for the exteriors that could be installed efficiently and withstand anything Mother Nature may have in mind. They found Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding, the only product that could match the refined look and color of the original cedar, while remaining impervious to all kinds of severe weather – from harsh sunlight and heat to wind, subzero temperatures, and even hail.

Image Courtesy © Chelsea Building Products

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Kapor in Oakland, CA by Fougeron Architecture

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

For its new headquarters, The Kapor Center commissioned a design competition to transform an existing 1920s-era office building in downtown Oakland into innovative workspace. The Kapor Center for Social Impact works to improve access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States for historically underrepresented communities through investments in information technology and partnerships with nonprofits. The new headquarters had to be an architectural manifestation of the Kapor Center’s core values: connectivity, openness, and democracy.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Kapor
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Size: 45,000 sf.
  • Date of Completion: May 2016

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Galeria Melissa in New York by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

When we visited the place where the Gallery would be located, we felt that the space provided a cozy distance from the pace of the city. We then drew a parallel with the older shelters in existence – the caves. It was based on this reflection that we developed the project. Designed in partnership with Edson Matsuo, Grendene’s design director, the Melissa Gallery was designed to harmonize with the concept of a shelter, of refuge in the middle of a megalopolis. Floor, wall and ceiling were built with the same finish to stress this impression, and the shoes are arranged in small increases in both wall and floor that evoke stalagmites – the cave formations that protrude from cave floors towards the ceiling.

Image Courtesy © Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

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LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill in New York by Giorgio Borruso Design

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design

LEGACY AND INNOVATION

Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.

As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design

  • Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
  • Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: FormZ

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