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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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Dior Miami Façade in Florida by Barbaritobancel architectes

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Article source: Barbaritobancel architectes 

Haute Couture and Architecture can meet around these values. From this combination, a duality emerges.

The Haute-Couture is linked to fashion, the ephemeral, and constantly needs to renew itself.
Architecture transcends fashions and its image needs to outlive time that goes by and continue to represent de Dior spirit in a lasting manner.

Image Courtesy © Alessandra Chemollo

Image Courtesy © Alessandra Chemollo

  • Architects: Barbaritobancel architectes
  • Project: Dior Miami Façade
  • Location: 162 NE 39th St , Miami, FL 33137, USA
  • Photography: Alessandra Chemollo
  • Date of completion: 17th March 2016

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CHK | Central Boathouse in Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

The connection of rowing, art and music contains surprising similarities such as rhythm, flow, and movement.  The goal was to create an architectural spirit that embodies the similarities shared by these three disciplines.  We hope you see the abstract connections in the architectural form and light.  Some connections are quiet and some connections are boldImagine a song inspired by rowing.  It would be a composition cooler than the far side of the pillow.

The river side building prow is marked by gold LED lights emphasizing form inspired by a rowing shell.  The concrete platform is within 10’ of the river’s edge, Image Courtesy © Gray City Studios (Scott McDonald)

The river side building prow is marked by gold LED lights emphasizing form inspired by a rowing shell. The concrete platform is within 10’ of the river’s edge, Image Courtesy © Gray City Studios (Scott McDonald)

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Renewed Classic Eichler in Sunnyvale, California by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture, Growsgreen Landscape Design, and Flegel’s Construction partnered to bring this mid-century atrium Eichler home up to 21st century standards. One owner’s mother grew up in an Eichler, which gave them a deeper appreciation for the style of the home (that same mother is also responsible for the Eichler quilt in the master bedroom photo). They loved Eichlers, so while they wanted the house to work better for their family and provide a little more elbow room, they also dreamed of living in a colorful warm mid-century modern home with natural wood like the original Eichlers. They entrusted Klopf Architecture to respectfully expand and update the home, while still keeping it “classic”. The Klopf team helped them open up the kitchen, dining, and living spaces into one flowing great room, expand the master suite, replace the kitchen and bathrooms, and provide additional features like an office and powder room, all while maintaining the mid-century modern style of this Silicon Valley home.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Renewed Classic Eichler
  • Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA and Geoff Campen
  • Landscape Designer: Beth Mullins of Growsgreen Landscape Design
  • Contractor: Flegel’s Construction
  • Year completed: 2015

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Rene Cazenave Apartments in San Francisco, California by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

As the first new building constructed in San Francisco’s transformative Transbay Redevelopment Area, Rene Cazenave Apartments (RCA) sets a high standard for future development by replacing a parking lot and former freeway off-ramp with innovative and neighborhood supporting housing and supportive services as a permanent home for formerly chronically homeless residents, many who have physical and mental disabilities.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect
  • Project: Rene Cazenave Apartments
  • Location: 25 Essex Street San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Project Owner: Community Housing Partnership
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Residential – Multi-Family 5 or more units
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $31,673,500.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 74,723 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2013

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Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School Campus in Washington, DC by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Mundo Verde is a bilingual, sustainability-focused public charter school located in the District of Columbia.  The school’s curriculum is based in expeditionary learning, where students learn through the active exploration of the world around them.  Awarded a shuttered 1920s-era school building and site by the District in 2013, Mundo Verde had a direct question for the design team: “How can this redevelopment and addition project teach our students to be global stewards?”

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School Campus
  • Location: Washington, DC, USA
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography (Anice Hoachlander)
  • Area: 47,229   ft² / 4,388 m²
  • Project: 2013 – 2015

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12 foot wide house in Brooklyn, New York by Barker Freeman Design Office architects pllc

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office architects pllc

This 12 foot wide rowhouse for a family of four organizes life on four narrow but light-filled levels.  A new open switchback stair located at the center of the footprint sets up a dialogue between the spaces in the front, which preserve elements of the original detail of the late 19th century house and the rear, which includes an addition   with a full wall of storefront-system glass.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

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Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) in Pittsburgh by The Design Alliance Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed and built to generate all of its own energy while treating and reusing all water captured on-site — the result of an integrated design process guided by the principles of the International Living Future Institute — the facility is the first in the world to meet all four of the world’s highest green construction standards: The Living Building Challenge™, awarded in March 2015; WELL Building Platinum, awarded in October 2014; Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, awarded in November 2013; and LEED® Platinum, awarded in August 2013.

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

  • Architects: The Design Alliance Architects 
  • Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL)
  • Location: One Schenley Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213 United States
  • Project Owner: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Project Type: Education – General Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf Public Assembly – Recreation
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,350 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2012

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J. Craig Venter Institute in California by ZGF Architects LLP

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The client’s commitment to environmental stewardship initiated the challenge for the design team to create a net-zero energy (NZE) laboratory for its new West Coast research institute, which resulted in a 44,607 SF building comprised of a single-story laboratory wing and a threestory office / administrative wing framing a central courtyard, all sitting above a below-grade parking structure for 112 cars. The new facility was designed to achieve LEED-Platinum certification and a net-zero energy footprint, making it the first such biological laboratory in the country. The courtyard serves as the heart of the Institute, drawing researchers across and into the collaborative outdoor space. The project uses a modest palette of materials: highperformance glazing, Spanish cedar wood, and high-strength concrete. Each material was considered for its contribution to the enhancement of the building’s performance, resulting in a building that is both functional and artful in its simplicity.

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

Image Courtesy © Nick Merrick

  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: 4120 Capricorn Lane La Jolla California 92037, United States 
  • Photography: Nick Merrick
  • Project Owner: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 44,607 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: November, 2013

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