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The First Modern Mass Timber Office in Minneapolis by MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Designed by Vancouver based Michael Green Architecture (MGA) in conjunction with Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven storey office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood is the largest mass timber building in the United States.

When Hines approached MGA with this exciting project they envisioned T3 as a unique model of new-office building; an opportunity to offer a modern interpretation of the robust character of historic wood, brick, stone, and steel buildings with the additional benefits of state of the art amenities, environmental performance, and technical capability.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The First Modern Mass Timber Office
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Photography: Ema Peter

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Enclave at the Cathedral in New York by HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

The Enclave at the Cathedral is a new residential development located on the property of Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral and its surrounding gardens and buildings form an 11.3-acre campus collectively referred to as “The Close.” The new residences sit on the site that formerly housed stone sheds used by skilled masons to cut the granite used to construct the Cathedral. Given the proximity of the new building to the Cathedral, the siting, massing, and design of the building were critical.

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

  • Architects: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP
  • Project: Enclave at the Cathedral
  • Location: 400 West 113th Street – NY, NY, USA
  • Photography: David Paler, Bruce Damonte, Pavel Bendov, Adrian Wilson
  • Lead Architect:  Handel Architects LLP
    • Frank Fusaro AIA, Partner, Lead Designer
    • Gary Handel FAIA, Managing Partner
    • Elga Killinger AIA, Project Architect
    • Honyi Wang, Project Designer
  • Client: Brodsky Organization
  • Construction Manager: T.G. Nickel & Associates
  • Structural: WSP
  • MEP: Cosentini
  • Vertical: Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc.
  • Acoustics: Cerami & Associates
  • Exterior Wall: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
  • Site / Civil / Survey: Langan Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Aarris Atepa Architects
  • Owner’s Rep: Lehrer, LLC
  • Gross Built Area: 403,000 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Boulder Cabin in Colorado by Dynia Architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Dynia Architects 

This 2,500 square foot residence sits atop a precipice with views to the metropolitan Denver valley to the east and the iconic Flatiron peaks to the west.  The interior spaces are austere, reflecting the disciplined lifestyle of the homeowners.

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

Image Courtesy © Ron Johnson

  • Architects: Dynia Architects 
  • Project: Boulder Cabin
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Ron Johnson and Kimberly Gavin
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: KL&A
  • MEP Engineer: ME Engineers
  • Landscape Architect: R Design Land Architects and Nettle Landscaping
  • Contractor: Rosewood Construction Inc.
  • Area: 2,500 square feet
  • Completion Date: 2009

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Maple Street School in Brooklyn, New York by BARKER FREEMAN design office

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: BARKER FREEMAN design office 

The new location for the Maple Street School Preschool in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn is housed on the second floor of The Parkline, Hudson Companies Incorporated and Marvel Architects’ new LEED-GOLD mixed-use and mixed income complex on Flatbush Avenue. The school project is a joint venture between BFDO Architects and 4|Mativ Design Studio, both based in Brooklyn. Marvel Architects served as the architect of record and collaborated with BFDO and 4|Mativ to bring the project through construction. The design brief called for a program of three open, interconnected classrooms with a shared multi purpose space and roof play space. Maple flooring, surfaces and furniture throughout provide visual unity to the space. Touches of color at details and apertures frame openings between rooms in unexpected yet playful ways.

Image Courtesy © BARKER FREEMAN design office

Image Courtesy © BARKER FREEMAN design office

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University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons in Illinois by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Residential Amenities:

• 800 student beds: 252 single rooms, 193 double rooms including 16 RAs, and 48 student apartments including eight Resident Head apartments and two Resident Master apartments.
• Grouped into eight “houses” of 100 students named for prominent members of the UChicago community: Dr. Robert A. Behar House, John and Barbara Boyer House, Brady W. Dougan and Laura E. Niklason House, Rogers Family House, Alexis and Steven Strongin House, Immanuel Thangaraj House, Tina and Byron Trott House and Francis and Rose Yuen House
• 48,791 sf green roof, including 23,603 sf resident-only (private) landscaped courtyards on the second level
• Five music practice rooms and eight pianos
• Community Commons, multi-purpose room, 14 group study spaces, and a 24 hour reading room

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons
  • Location: 5500 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (55th Street and University Avenue), USA
  • Photography: Tom Harris, Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: The University of Chicago
  • Design Builder: Mortenson Construction
  • Architects: Jeanne Gang, Mark Schendel, Todd Zima with Aurelien Tsemo, John Castro, Emily Licht, Vincent Calabro, Wei-Ju Lai, Ashley Ozburn, Laura Ettedgui, Chris Vant Hoff, Beth Zacherle, Paige Adams, Ana Flor, Zac Heaps, William Emmick, Roger Molina-Vera, Kara Boyd, Jay Hoffman, Schuyler Smith, Weston Walker, Juan de la Mora, Christopher Ciraulo, Lindsey Moyer, Will Lambeth, Danny Jimenez, Angela Peckham, Michael Leaveck
  • Associate Architect: Hanbury
  • Engineers:
    • dbHMS – MEP/Fire Protection Engineer
    • Magnussen Klemencic Associates – Structural Engineer
    • David Mason & Associates – Civil Engineer

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The Rotating Radius House in New Mexico by jantzen studio

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

The Rotating Radius House is an experimental interactive architecture project designed to provide a special weekend retreat place for two people living in New Mexico.

At the center is a twenty-foot diameter glass and steel cylindrical space formed by twelve perimeter sliding glass doors, and by twelve segments of a sloped glass and steel roof. Each of the sliding glass doors is fitted with interior privacy shades and screens. This space contains a large centrally located light, a bed, chairs, tables, a food preparation pod, and a bath/toilet pod, all mounted on wheels. The entire house is powered by a large solar panel mounted on the top of the structure, and by auxiliary propane gas, stored nearby in steel tanks. Rainwater is collected off of the roof and purified for use in the house, and stored in an outside reservoir.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

  • Architects: jantzen studio
  • Project: The Rotating Radius House
  • Location: New Mexico, USA

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L House in New York by LANZA Atelier

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: LANZA Atelier

House L project derives from the need to create a new connection for the rooms of an existing house in Valle de Bravo, in a very beautiful natural environment. So far, some romos were accessed through other rooms and why the owners did not feel comfortable to invite friends because they could not offer them privacy.

The initial project also included a new two-story independent volume, which functioned as an apartment with a living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: LANZA Atelier (Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo)
  • Project: L House 
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Team: Alejandro Márquez, Jéssica Hernández
  • Constructed area: 58 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Vidalakis Residence in California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

This distinctive residence was designed as a piece of inhabitable art for its owner, an avid collector of colorful and unique works. Featuring three stepped-back stories linked by a grand mahogany staircase and a double-height glass pavilion overlooking the semi-rural landscape on three sides, this gallery home is a piece of sculpture in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

 

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Stillhouse Residence in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Arielle Condoret Schechter, AIA, Architect

The modern, sustainable house on Stillhouse Bluff in Chapel Hill sits 220 feet above the approach road on 10 wooded acres that include one of the highest points in Orange County. The view in winter, even on an overcast day, is all the way to nearby downtown Durham. The house was designed to maximize the views from this lofty perch.

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healey

Image Courtesy © Duffy Healey

 

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Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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