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Big Rock in Baja California Sur, Mexico by fabrikg

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Article source: fabrikg

Located at 800 m (2 624 ft.) above sea level, in front ot the Sea of Cortez. Big Rock is on top of the foothills of Laguna Hills at the East Cape in Baja California Peninsula. The site is a twenty minute away off the grid [9 km] from the nearest town and is accessed by a dirt road. Part of trail that goes along the East Cape coast. The location of the plot it brings life to the actual architecture. The aim was to embrace and respect the site, the granite huge rocks and be part of them as main Architectural /Landscape element. So we define the boundaries within this rocks and the natural survey. The rest came with the solar studies to define the right location for each program, view and scale.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Garcia & Rodrigo Bongo

  • Architects: fabrikg
  • Project: Big Rock
  • Location: Laguna Hills, East Cape, BCS, Mexico
  • Photography: Fernando Garcia & Rodrigo Bongo
  • Client: Kathy Christopherson
  • Collaborators: Gonzalo Elizarraras, Marco Antonio Rico, Eduardo Manriquez, Arturo Ojeda, Luis Parra, Carlos Espino, Daniel Moyano, Rodrigo Ramos, Gina Mendoza.
  • Interiors: Julieta Talamante / Villa Valentina
  • Construction: Vimar Contactors
  • Consulting: Earthdwell
  • Project Area: 103m2 (AC) 340 sq ft (AC), 317m2 (tot) 1041 sq ft (tot)
    Project Year: 2014

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Northern Lake Home in Minnesota by Strand Design

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Article source: Strand Design 

Combining the active lifestyle and appreciation of modern Scandinavian architecture of a youthful Minnesota couple, this vacation retreat celebrates its natural north woods environment.

Image Courtesy © Chad Holder Photogaraphy

  • Architects: Strand Design
  • Project: Northern Lake Home
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Chad Holder Photogaraphy
  • Design team: David Strand, David McKay
  • Built Area: 4,800 sqft
  • Completed: 2017

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Zags Headquarters in New York by studio razavi architecture

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: studio razavi architecture 

Zags is a startup company in the field of software technology for insurance companies. We had to create a design that offered both the floor plan flexibility and a more structured organization of spaces. By locating glass partitioned offices at each corner we could take advantage of the floor plan configuration and create the desired variety and compartmentalization that was required by the tenant.

Image Courtesy © Connie Zhou photography

  • Architects: studio razavi architecture
  • Project: Zags Headquarters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Connie Zhou photography
  • Floor area: 425m²
  • Year: 2015

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Reflects in Cleveland, Ohio by SILO AR+D

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: SILO AR+D 

Reflects is a winner of an architect-led design build competition for a temporary “treehouse” structure that became a centerpiece of the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 2015 summer show. The brief called for an innovative treehouse design that reconnected guests of all ages to the outdoors through interactive experiences that reveal the physical, emotional, and developmental benefits of staying engaged with outdoor environments. The chosen site was the Secret Garden, a walled court with no trees surrounded by manicured gardens adjacent to the existing Botanical Garden building. The design emerges from the challenge of imagining treehouse architecture on a tree-less site.

Image Courtesy © SILO AR+D

  • Architects: SILO AR+D
  • Project: Reflects
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Surfboard House in Queens, New York by BFDO Architects

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Five years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the cooperative beachfront community of Breezy Point, Queens, the project built upon a lot that had been reduced to sand is complete. Houses in Breezy Point are set close together and linked by pedestrian paths; cars are confined to lots at the periphery. The client’s site was unusually wide, with 68 feet of south-facing beach frontage. Flood regulations required building at least six feet off of the ground, while co-op regulations put the maximum building height at 28 feet. The co-op also required a setback from the lot line of 32 feet at the lot’s widest point. The resulting building envelope was much shallower than wide, allowing nearly every room to have an ocean view. One of the primary design strategies was stepping the south-facing facade to allow windows to wrap corners. That created diagonal sightlines up and down the beach, framing vistas and visually expanding the interior spaces. Angled roof profiles and ceiling finishes also direct the eye upward and outward.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Surfboard House 
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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Anthem Technology Center Enhances Innovation Hub Tech Square in Atlanta, Georgia by John Portman & Associates

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Anthem Technology Center joins Coda as an innovative Portman design enriching Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta.

John Portman & Associates’ Pierluca Maffey, Principal and VP of Design explains, “The vision for the Anthem Technology Center is the product of a successfully coordinated effort of client aspiration, entrepreneurial spirit, design inspiration and contractor pragmatism.”

Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: Anthem Technology Center Enhances Innovation Hub Tech Square in Atlanta
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Body Factory in New York by BFDO Architects

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

A dramatically-lit, eye-catching retail space for  Dermalogica, an award-winning skincare line, leads to a series of closed, private therapy rooms in back. The retail space is a tall faceted enclosure of triangular panels surfaced in troweled concrete, visible to passers-by through storefront windows. The panels are illuminated indirectly by LED tape lights in the gaps between them. Floors are polished concrete. Along the side walls, products line the floating acrylic shelving units; the shelves themselves are edge-lit  by hidden LEDs. Overhead, a custom triangular LED light fixture frames the edge of the paneled surface where it stops to expose the ceiling. The reception desk was custom designed and fabricated out of white Caesarstone in a faceted pattern to complement the walls.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Body Factory
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

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Sears Department Store in Memphis, Tennessee by DIALOG

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

In the heart of Memphis, Tennessee is the awakened community of Crosstown. The genesis of this urban revival dates back to 1927, where a premier Sears retail store animated the community. At its height, this art-deco building housed 1,500 employees. Over time, shifting demographics and population depletion in Memphis’s urban core led to the store’s closure. As time passed, the 1.5 million sq ft building fell into disrepair. Some thought the building and community unsalvageable. Those some thought wrong. This is a story of the regeneration of an entire community-lost through strategic Urban Design by International Design firm, DIALOG.

Sears Crosstown is Reborn as Crosstown Concourse, Image Courtesy © Jamie Harmon

  • Architects: DIALOG
  • Project: Sears Department Store
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
  • Photography: Jamie Harmon

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Home on the intracoastal waterway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware by Gardner Architects LLC

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Article source: Gardner Architects LLC 

The Intracoastal Waterway runs along the east coast of the United States, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and comprising many kinds of waterways. This project sits on one of those waterways – the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal – in a coastal maritime forest with sandy dunes, and facing grassy marshes and perennial wetlands.

Image Courtesy © JohnCole

  • Architects: Gardner Architects LLC 
  • Project: Home on the intracoastal waterway
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
  • Photography: JOHN COLE
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Project Size in Square Feet: 3500 sf

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Washington Fruit & Produce HQ by Graham Baba Architects

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

Surrounded by the world’s most high-tech fruit packing warehouses, the 16,500-square-foot Washington Fruit & Produce Co. headquarters is conceived as an oasis amidst a sea of concrete and low-lying brush landscape. Tucked behind land forms and site walls, this courtyard-focused office complex provides a refuge from the noise and activity of the industrial processing yards nearby. Taking its design cue from an aging barn that the client had identified as a favorite, the concept seeks to capture the essence of an utilitarian agricultural aesthetic. A simple exposed structure that employs a limited material palette and natural patina, the design merges rural vernacular with an equally spare contemporary aesthetic. The L-shaped building is nested into the landscape through the use of board-formed concrete site walls and earthen berms that wrap the perimeter to form a central, landscaped courtyard. Soil excavated for foundation work was repurposed for the perimeter berms, eliminating the need to remove it or add more. A notch through the berm provides access from the parking area to the formal courtyard and building entrance.

Image Courtesy © Graham Baba Architects

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: Washington Fruit & Produce HQ
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Interior design: Interior Motiv
  • Structural engineer: MA Wright, LLC
  • M/E/P/fire protection engineer: ARUP
  • Landscape architect: The Berger Partnership
  • Lighting designer: Brian Hood Lighting
  • Contractor: Artisan Construction
  • Structurally Insulated Panel roof: Premier SIPS

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