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Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins by ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop

Located on a steep hillside in a lodgepole pine forest, these cabins were designed as micro dormitories for the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins sit lightly on the landscape, directing views from private spaces towards trees, rock outcroppings and distant mountain views of the Mosquito Range. More public “community” views are directed into social spaces that develop from the organization of the cabins in relationship to one another. These community spaces are made up of front porches and the negative spaces between cabins.

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

Image Courtesy © Jesse Kuroiwa

  • Architects: ColoradoBuildingWorkshop
  • Project: Colorado Outward Bound School Micro Cabins
  • Location: Colorado, US
  • Photography: Jesse Kuroiwa
  • Structural Engineer: Andy Paddock
  • Community Partners: Altitude Steel, Carlisle Syntec Systems, Airgas, Oldcastle Building Envelope Rocky Mountain Lumber, Simpson Strong-Tie, Cummins Rocky Mountain, DuPont Tyvek, Red-D-Arc Welderentals, Glass Systems, VonMod
  • Students: Derek Ackley, Sidney Aulds, Brent Beicker, Matthew Breen, Andrew Brown, John Giddens, Brandon Gossard, Aaron Gray, Dane Hardy, Chad Holmes, Casandra Huff, Mark Hurni, Timo Jyrinki, Rachel Koleski, Kate Lucas, Nathan Moore, Matt Ollmann, Aleka Pappas, Holly Paris, Nathan Pepper, Kit Piane, Ken Roberts, Louisa Sanford, Joe Stainbrook, Brandon Sweeney, Phil Stuen, Amanda Tharp, Elliott Watenpaugh
  • Maymester Students: Becca Barenblat, Jeff D’Addario, Sam Palmer-Dwore
  • Faculty: Rick Sommerfeld, Scott Lawrence, JD Signom , Jordan Vaughn

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Vertical Times in New York by 100architects

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: 100architects

INTRODUCTION

In this specific case, 100architects was asked to explore the possibilities of inserting public functions and environments typically associated with urban parks within Times Square, in order to give a commercial twist to the current cityscape offered by the place to both, citizens and tourists. Basically, turning the Square into a more livable and enjoyable space with a strong urban character.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Vertical Times
  • Location: New York, USA

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Charming California barn by Richardson Architects

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Article source: Richardson Architects 

This barn was constructed in the early 1900’s adjacent to the old NW Pacific Railroad right-of-way.  Although, it once was a horse stable, It has been used as a garage and guest house until recently when it sustained significant damage from burst water pipes.

Image Courtesy © Jeff Zaruba

Image Courtesy © Jeff Zaruba

  • Architects: Richardson Architects
  • Project: Charming California barn
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Jeff Zaruba

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Private Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 

What surprises people most when entering and walking on the glowing white surface in this particular Private Residence (Williamsburg, VA) is when they find out they are walking on a sea of glass! Yes, GLASS! Not marble, not granite, but GLASS! Nathan Allan has created a very fresh, unique flooring surface, which is smooth to touch on the majority of the glass surface, yet has an almost invisible safety finish permanently embedded in the glass surface.

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

  • Architects: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Photography: Morgan Howarth
  • Thickness: 1/2″ (12 mm),
  • Dimensions: 5’0 x 6’0
  • Panels Safety: Tempered
  • Designer: Vicki Bristow
  • GC & Installer: W.M. Jordan, Pompei Inc.

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Cork Haus in Seattle, Washington by Dwell Development

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Dwell Development

We’ve featured Dwell Development a number of times for its forward-thinking, green homes. Now, however, it has upped the ante with the completion of a 42-home sustainable micro-community. The houses at New Rainier Vista all boast unique designs and have been built with the potential for net zero-energy living.

Image Courtesy © Dwell Development

Image Courtesy © Dwell Development

  • Architects: Dwell Development
  • Project: Cork Haus
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Conditioned Area: 1664 sq. ft.
  • Conditioned Volume: 14976 cubic ft.
  • Bedrooms: 2

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Ithaca Guest House in New York by ikon.5 architects

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: ikon.5 architects

Set in a bucolic residential neighborhood in Ithaca, New York, the simple zinc-metal and mahogany clad guest house rests upon an existing white-washed pool house foundation. The guest house is nestled across from an elegant whitewashed brick main house, complimented by a steel and wood pergola along its west edge, creating an intimate setting for an outdoor stone-terraced swimming pool court. The guest house cantilevers over the pool house to actively engage the main house while hovering above the existing pool.

Image Courtesy © ikon.5 architects

Image Courtesy © ikon.5 architects

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: Ithaca Guest House
  • Location: Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Software used: AutoCad

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Double Stick in Beverly Hills, California by Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]

This single-family residence that sits atop an existing flat pad features a façade held in place by a high-performance two-sided architectural panel tape. The owner of the home was an executive of 3M, which is where this tape was developed and to our knowledge is the first application for a residential home.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]
  • Project: Double Stick
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Site Conditions: Current Flat Pad With 14’ Height Limit Above Grade
  • Project Size: 5,000 Sf
  • Project Date: 2015

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Sawyer Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

This project represents the culmination of a 12-year effort to reimagine Williams College’s library and restore the campus’ historic Stetson Hall, which served as the library and now continues in an archival role by housing rare original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The results fuse new and old, intertwining the college’s historic roots with the forward-looking views of its scholarly community.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Sawyer Library
  • Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO, Nic Lehoux
  • Owner: Williams College
  • Acoustics: Cavanaugh Tocci Associate
  • Engineer – Civil: Guntlow & Associates, Inc.
  • Engineer – Geotechnical: Haley & Aldrich
  • Engineer – Structural: CVM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; Leslie Saul & Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Michael Vergason Landscape Architects

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Hennepin County Walker Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota by VJAA

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Facing challenges in the form of a modest post-recession budget, the need for a quiet library sited on a bustling urban intersection, and distinct design that needed to remain sensitive to the character of Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood, the new Walker Library serves as a living room for a diverse, arts-oriented neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot building lies across the street from the original Beaux Arts building that housed the library until 1981, when a gloomy, leaking subterranean library that was anything but a civic asset replaced it.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: VJAA
  • Project: Hennepin County Walker Library
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Contractor: Shaw Lundquist
  • Engineering – Civil: Pierce Pini
  • Engineering – MEP: Engineering Design Initiative
  • Engineering – Structural: BKBM Engineers
  • Interior Design: Barnhouse Office
  • Landscape Architect: Close Associates

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Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion in Kansas by Gould Evans

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The renovation and expansion of this 1970s concrete library has transformed it into a 21st century civic place: from book repository to multimedia community hub. The design solution wrapped all sides of the existing library with a continuous reading room, emphasizing places of spontaneous gathering, reflection and learning. The addition also provides a high-performance thermal envelope engineered to harvest daylight and reduce energy usage. Openings at each corner reveal unique public amenities, including children’s’ cubbies, teen gaming zones, meeting spaces and a coffee bar. Within a few months of reopening, user visits increased 55%, with youth program attendance up 160%.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Project: Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas, US
  • Photography:  Tim Griffith, Michael Sinclair
  • Contractor: A. Green Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Civil: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Professional Engineering Consultants, PA
  • Engineer – Structural: Bob D. Campbell and Co., Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Sustainable Design: Syska Hennessey Group, Inc.

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