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Short Hills House in New Jersey by Messana O’Rorke

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Article source: Messana O’Rorke

The existing house is a picturesque 1920’s suburban house set on a leafy knoll next to a pond; its high gables and leaded windows further enhance the Grimes fairy tale image. As in most fairy tales there was a down side, the kitchen was a cramped dark space with failing fixtures, ugly cabinetry and cracked floor tiles. Initially the client had imagined renovating the kitchen and adding a sunroom. This option proved to be impractical as the only sympathetic site to add on to the house was on the North facade, so we suggested that the existing kitchen should be converted into a den and a new addition on the North facade should contain the kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Elizabeth Felicella

Image Courtesy © Elizabeth Felicella

  • Architects: Messana O’Rorke
  • Project: Short Hills House
  • Location: New Jersey, USA
  • Photography: Elizabeth Felicella

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Chesapeake Car Park 4 in Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Project Goals:

  1. Focus on function.
  2. Sensitive to safety
  3. Fun experience
  4. Create compatibility with existing campus architecture.
  5. We hope to reinvent the parking garage image. 
White parking – the color of snow, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

White parking – the color of snow, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park 4
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Software used: AutoCad, SketchUp and Revit
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 547,192 gross s.f. size, acreage 125,378 sf, approximately 2.9 acres at ground level developed, 7 levels, 1465 parking spaces
  • Completed: January 2015

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GATO HOUSE in Lima, Peru by Martin Dulanto Arquitecto

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Article source: Martin Dulanto Arquitecto 

The house has been designed as a big white box in which, diverse vertical cuts has been applied forming a general view of texture. The white box sits over a concrete exposed structure, that helps hide the windows of the different rooms of the basement.

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

 

  • Architects: Martin Dulanto Arquitecto
  • Project: GATO HOUSE
  • Location: Las Arenas Club, Cañete, Lima, Peru
  • Photography: Juan Solano
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup
  • Contributors: Raul Montesinos, Emilio Jordan, Bethlehem Desmaison
  • Builder: Taller 33
  • Structures: Ing. Jorge Avendaño
  • Landscaping: Cecilia Krebs
  • Land Area: 225.00 m2
  • Year Built: 2014

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2 Bar House in California by Feldman Architecture

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Article source: Feldman Architecture

The 2 Bar home in Menlo Park, California represents a very cost-conscious design and implementation of green materials and technologies for a couple with two young children. The new residence replaced an awkward and inefficient structure with a smart, sustainable, open home that embraced the family’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture
  • Project: 2 Bar House
  • Location: Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher

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Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse in New York by sage and coombe architects

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: sage and coombe architects 

Built as part of New York City’s Design Excellence program within both the Department of Parks and Recreation and the DDC, the Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility sits within a new 110-acre park being developed as a part of former Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, whose primary goal was to bring large scale regional parks to every borough.  Located on Staten Island’s Eastern Shore, the building overlooks the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, lower Manhattan, and the Freedom Tower.

Image Courtesy © Alexa Hoyer

Image Courtesy © Alexa Hoyer

  • Architects: sage and coombe architects
  • Project: Ocean Breeze Track & Fieldhouse
  • Location: 625 Father Capodanno Blvd., Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol and Alexa Hoyer
  • Software used: AutoCad, Revit, 3d Studio, Rhino, Ecotect, Excel, Photoshop/Illustrator, Powerpoint, BlueBeam
  • Client: NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation, Construction management by NYC DDC
  • Site: 110 acres
  • Building: 135,000 SF
  • Completion Date: 2016

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738 Broadway in New York by Escobar Design by Lemay

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

738 Broadway: this lavish four-apartment housing project offers modern living spaces adapted to the Big Apple’s new upbeat generation while allowing the McKenna building to proudly remind us of its industrial origin. The interior design was executed by Escobar Design by Lemay, previously Andres Escobar & Associates who recently joined Lemay.

Image Courtesy © Robert Lowell

Image Courtesy © Robert Lowell

  • Architects: Escobar Design by Lemay
  • Project: 738 Broadway
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Robert Lowell
  • Client: Chetrit Group
  • Real Estate Developer: The De Niro Team at Dougals Elliman Real Estate
  • Project End Date: 2015

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Blue Jay Way Residence in Los Angeles by McClean Design

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: McClean Design .

This house is located on a spectacular lot above Sunset Strip with panoramic views of down town and west Los Angeles all the way to Santa Monica, the Pacific and Catalina Island. The design of the house maximizes access to the view such that all the main living spaces look out over it. The house is large almost 7000sf total and is divided in half by a water feature and a pool. Our client wanted a house designed around a long pool and this became the central design element of the project. It begins adjacent to the driveway as a water wall around which the entry sequence is wrapped. Upon ascending to the main level of the house, the water element becomes an ornamental pool before dropping into the spa below, after which it becomes a 75’-0” long lap pool the end of which is cantilevered over the slope into the view. The entry to the house is a glass bridge over the pool below. The master bedroom and study are located on one side of the pool, the living areas on the other. Below are several guestrooms, a media room and a four car garage. The living room and master bedroom are cantilevered over outdoor spaces below and appear to hover against the background of the city below. The palette of materials is soft contemporary with extensive use of concrete, wood and stone.

Image Courtesy © Nick Springett

Image Courtesy © Nick Springett

  • Architects: McClean Design 
  • Project: Blue Jay Way Residence
  • Location: Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, USA
  • Photography: Nick Springett
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Sketch Up
  • Contractor: James Corr
  • Engineer: Bob Lawson
  • Approximate size: 6800sf
  • Completion date: Late 2008

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MLS Detroit Stadium in Michigan by ROSSETTI

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: ROSSETTI 

The development, designed by ROSSETTI and proposed by Rock Ventures and Platinum Equity, will mark the main entry point to downtown Detroit, forming a welcoming gateway to the city at the intersection of I-375 and Gratiot. The site is currently an unfinished jail site owned by Wayne County. ROSSETTI’s portfolio includes five Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums – more than any other architecture firm in the world. 

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI

  • Architects: ROSSETTI
  • Project: MLS Detroit Stadium
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Client: An investor partner group spearheaded by Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert
  • Size: 15-acre urban site

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South Tower Seismic Renovation in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by Banker Wire

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Banker Wire worked with ZGF Architects LLP to create a custom mesh railing infill for the South Tower building on UCLA’s Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) complex. The 443,000-square-foot building underwent a seismic upgrade and renovation to convert nine of the former hospital’s 12 floors into research lab space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

 

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: South Tower Seismic Renovation
  • Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, USA

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Micropolis Morphed: Out of “Little Paws” in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by Arielle Condoret Schechter

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Article source: Blueplate PR

The professor/author wanted to build “Little Paws,” one of Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter’s collection of tiny, modern, sustainable house plans she sells under the registered trademark Micropolis Houses®. But at 1059 square feet, “Little Paws” only had room for two bedrooms.

Image Courtesy © Arielle Condoret Schechter

Image Courtesy © Arielle Condoret Schechter

  • Architects: Arielle Condoret Schechter
  • Project: Micropolis Morphed: Out of “Little Paws”
  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

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