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MUGU HOUSE in California by Stephane Malka Architecture

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Malka Architecture

Located at Mugu Point California, fifty miles away from Los Angeles where Malka Architecture just opened its new studio, the Mugu House is nested on Malibu’s Hills porosities.

The project benefits from the existing topography of the actual site ; the result is a zero impact on the surrounding nature, an ecological project in immersion with the rock, its vegetation and its thermal variations.

Image Courtesy © Malka Architecture

  • Architects: Malka Architecture
  • Project: MUGU HOUSE
  • Location: Mugu Point, California, USA

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Fast Horse in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: Salmela Architect

Fast Horse is an award-winning, fast-growing, brand agency in Minneapolis with a unique work environment. As explained in the business case, employees have no assigned desk. “Ponies”, as Fast Horse worker are know, are encouraged not to occupy the same seat two days in a row and are encouraged to extend their “work space” beyond the office to the coffee shop, bar, or home as they choose suitable environment for the work that they are trying to accomplish on that particular day.

south facing façade, Image Courtesy © Salmela Architect

  • Architects: Salmela Architect (David Salmela)
  • Project: Fast Horse
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Red Rock Canton Visitor Center in Las Vegas, Nevada by Line and Space, LLC

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

General Description

Within the Mojave Desert, the 200,000 acre Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area stands out as a place of wonder. The new Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the Conservation Area and includes a visitor arrival space, classroom with outdoor patio, gift shop, 300 seat amphitheater, shaded outdoor gathering areas and 15,400 square feet of exterior exhibit space.

Fire Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Line and Space, LLC

  • Architects: Line and Space, LLC
  • Project: Red Rock Canton Visitor Center
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autodesk Autocad, 3D Studio Max

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Crystal Clear in Lake Tahoe, California by Aspen Leaf Interiors

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Aspen Leaf Interiors 

Design objective

The main objective of this project was to create a minimalist design, white box for a contemporary home located in Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River outside of Squaw Valley, California. The design needed to be clean with no frills and render a solution that is bright and explores both positive and negative spaces.

The kitchen and family room show the straight lines, monochromatic materials and notes of high contrast between surfaces that delivered the desired design to the clients, Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas

  • Architects: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Project: Crystal Clear
  • Location: In Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River near Olympic Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Tom Zikas
  • Building Designer: The Sandbox Studio
  • Builder: Mark Tanner Construction
  • Interior Design: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Square Feet: 3,267 sq. ft.
  • Year Completed: Remodel/addition, completed 2016

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Cedar Street Residence in Tempe, Arizona by coLAB studio, llc

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: coLAB studio, llc

Renovation and addition for a 1954 bungalow home in Tempe, Arizona.

The owner/architects require spaces to live, work, and house visiting family and friends. Design must accommodate varying numbers of guests, large groups for entertaining, and fluctuating office staff size as well as a secure and safe play area for children.

Image Courtesy © coLAB studio, llc

  • Architects: coLAB studio, llc
  • Project: Cedar Street Residence
  • Location: 1614 East Cedar Street, Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Owner: Matthew + Maria Salenger
  • Contractor: Build, Inc., Rich Fairbourn
  • Structural: JT Engineering, Inc.
  • Electrical: Woodward Engineering, Inc.
  • Lot Size: 10,500 SF
  • Original SF (int): 1,150 SF
  • Final SF (int): 2,222 SF
  • Roof Coverage: 4,200 SF
  • Design: May-June 2009
  • Construction: September 2009 – May 2010

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Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park in Miami Beach, Florida by OMA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Faena District

Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
  • Renderings: DBox
  • Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
  • Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
  • Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
  • Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern

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Chinmaya Mission Austin in Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

Established as a home for the Central Texas division of Chinmaya Mission, an international non-profit Hindu spiritual organization, this new 8-acre campus is characterized by an architectural language that reinterprets traditional Indian typologies in order to reflect the organization’s modern context. Presented with the unique opportunity of designing a Hindu mission in Central Texas, the architects applied their knowledge of local building materials to create a visual language that is rich in texture, sculptural in quality, and innovative in design.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel (Piston Design)

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Chinmaya Mission Austin, Texas, USA
  • Location: 12825 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78727
  • Photography: Paul Finkel (Piston Design)
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Design Partners: (Juan Miró, Miguel Rivera) FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Ken Jones, AIA LEED AP
  • Team Members: Spencer Cook, Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Michael Hsu, Shane Pavonetti, Edward Richardson
  • Civil Engineer: Aupperle Company
  • Structural Engineer: Architectural Engineers Collaborative (AEC)
  • MEP Engineer: Bay & Associates
  • Lighting: ArcLight Design
  • Landscape: Studio DWG
  • Site Area: 8.1 acres (351,354 sf)
  • Conditioned Area: 8,515 sf @ Bala Vihar; 4,185 sf @ Temple
  • Unconditioned Area: 1,945 sf @ Bala Vihar
  • Total Area: 10,460 sf @ Bala Vihar; 4,185 sf @ Temple
  • # of Floors: 1
  • Total Height: 24′-6″ @ Bala Vihar; 43′-4″ @ Temple

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Hilltop Residence in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects 

When the new owner of this 1980s house called for a complete renovation, the architects saw the opportunity to transform its dark, dated interiors while taking better advantage of the home’s spectacular location atop a promontory offering a 180-degree view of Lake Austin and the rolling hills beyond.

Image Courtesy © Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: Hilltop Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Rachel Kay | Applebox Imaging
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, FAIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Sara Hadden
    Design Team: Spencer Cook, Ada Corral, Beau Frail, Bud Franck, Matthew Helveston, Jason Kerensky, Shane Pavonetti, Diana Su, Leland Ulmer
  • Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
  • Lighting: ArcLight Design
  • A/V: AVAI Ventures, Inc.
  • Interior Decorator: Rachel Mast Design
  • General Contractor: Dalgleish Construction Company
  • Area: 8,070 sf
  • Site: 8.26 acres (359,589 sf)

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MullenLowe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by TPG Architecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture

After a successful teaming for the design of their Boston headquarters, MullenLowe engaged TPG Architecture to design its new office in Winston-Salem, NC: a 37,500 square foot space in the city’s newly developed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The office design was an opportunity to create a strong communications touchpoint expressing MullenLowe’s identity as a “challenger” in the advertising industry, a scrappy do-everything ad firm with a global reach.

Finishes and furniture were inspired by the raw space; the free form boxes are clad in plywood and dark-gray painted sheetrock, while the chair colors were sampled from the peeling paint on the concrete walls, Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: MullenLowe
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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little_BIG house in Cleveland, Ohio by robert maschke ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: robert maschke ARCHITECTS

The little_BIG house is located in Cleveland, Ohio’s historic Little Italy neighborhood, known for its rich culture and artisanal background. The husband and wife client, both industrial designers, commissioned the project to create a studio for their work and a home to raise a growing family. The residence is located on a dense and constrained urban street away from the idyllic neighborhood center. The site is narrow and bound by three “shot gun” homes to the North, a retaining wall to the East, and a multi story condominium to the South. A former open framed steel warehouse, now used as a covered surface parking structure, is to the west, obstructing views from the site. The imposition of these structures help to inform the design approach.

Image Courtesy © Brad Fienknopf

  • Architects: robert maschke ARCHITECTS
  • Project: little_BIG house
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Photography: Brad Fienknopf
  • Project Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA; Marc Manack, AIA;  Matt Lindsay, Associate AIA
  • Design Principal: Robert Maschke, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Robert Maschke, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Robert Maschke, FAIA
  • Structural Engineer: I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Contractor: Schirmer Construction Company
  • Constr. Manager: Robert Maschke Architects
  • Building Area: 5,475 sf
  • Project Dates: Completed 2016

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