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Voyager Espresso in New York by Only If

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: Only If

In early 2016, Voyager Espresso, a new specialty coffee bar, opened in a subway concourse of the Fulton Street station, in Manhattan’s Financial District. The architect, Only If, was commissioned by the Australian team of Owner Prudence Reid and Owner/Barista Aaron Barnard to develop an innovative architectural and interior design for its initial retail location in this unusual underground site. Voyager Espresso, with its integration of an artistic and scientific approach to coffee, is a welcomed addition to the lagging food scene of the Financial District. Its rotating menu features seasonal, fresh crop coffees from the best roasters in the United States.

Image Courtesy © Michael Vahrenwald / ESTO

Image Courtesy © Michael Vahrenwald / ESTO`

  • Architects: Only If
  • Project: Voyager Espresso
  • Location: 110 William Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Photography: Michael Vahrenwald / ESTO
  • Design Team: Karolina Czeczek, Matthew Davis, Adam Snow Frampton, AIA, Francesca Pagliaro, James Schrader, Jon Siani
  • Collaborators: Dot Dash (Specialist Lighting)
  • Contractor: RZ Project Management Corp.
  • Scale: 550ft2 (51m2)
  • Completed: January 2016
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2015, Rhino 5, and Adobe Creative Suite

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Zazen Bear in Soho, NYC by Sinfonia Group

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: Sinfonia Group

The Zazen Bear Flagship store, located in Soho, NYC, is a Korean-Japanese multi-use concept shop that serves as a retail space, art gallery, and meditation center. Within a space designed to encourage peace, tranquility and harmony, Zazen features products, including jewelry, housewares and Zen spirited items; wellness programming, including yoga and meditation classes; and an art gallery, presently exhibiting painting and calligraphy work by the Japanese artist, Seiho.

Image Courtesy © Ashley Simone

Image Courtesy © Ashley Simone

  • Architects: Sinfonia Group
  • Project: Zazen Bear
  • Location: Soho, NYC, USA
  • Photography: Ashley Simone
  • Design: Sinfonia Group (Pierpaolo Martiradonna, Matteo Falcone, Veronika Kan, Francesco Marocco),  Abs Engineering (Alex Schwartz, Jason Driggs, Brian Barkovitz)
  • Construction: Exa Usa ( Ulderico Micara, Giorgio Gaiofatto, Gaia Galvagna), Shore System (Chris Guido),  Arredo Inn (Valter Betti)
  • Awards: 2015 New York Design Awards – SILVER WINNER_Interior design – Retail
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino, Cinema4d

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Creation of BIM Models with LOD-300 for a park in California by Hi-Tech CADD Services

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services

The Solution

The drawings and building details were converted into intelligent BIM with LOD 300, for material take offs, project coordination, scheduling and clash detection.

A California based construction and engineering company approached Hi-Tech with a project, to create information rich intelligent BIM for a residence Inn – A 6 storied building with a basement for car parking.

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

  • Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services(Hiral Patel)
  • Project: Creation of BIM Models with LOD-300 for a park
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software used: Revit, Navisworks

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The new extension at the Norton Museum of Art in Florida by Foster + Partners

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

A gala was held in Palm Beach today on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Norton Museum of Art, which coincided with the groundbreaking ceremony for The New Norton. The event was attended by Lord Foster along with Norton Executive Director Hope Alswang, and Norton Board of Trustees Chairman Harry Howell. The New Norton will revitalise and expand the existing museum, adding more galleries and visitor facilities, while restoring the original axial layout of the Museum, set within an exotic Floridian landscape. It seeks to enhance the experience of art by reinforcing the relationship between the building and the landscape and create a new social focus for the community. It also lays the foundations for the future growth of the museum to become one of Florida’s leading cultural institutions.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: The new extension at the Norton Museum of Art
  • Location: Florida, US

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1301 New York House by studio804

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: studio804

The 1301 New York Net Zero House is Studio 804’s latest example of building modern, sustainable housing in marginal neighborhoods. It is within walking distance of a grocery store, grade school, a community center and the cultural vibrancy of downtown Lawrence, Kansas. This 3 bed, 2.5 bath 2,000 sf house is LEED Platinum certified, Passive House pending and Net Zero energy targeted. It features an air tight, highly insulated thermal envelope, efficient light fixtures and appliances as well as a high performance mechanical system that incorporates an energy recovery ventilator as well as mini splits. These Passive House design characteristic in combination with a 6kw photovoltaic array on the roof will assure the owner little or no energy costs over a calendar year.

Image Courtesy © studio804

Image Courtesy © studio804

  • Architects: studio804
  • Project: 1301 New York House
  • Location: New York, USA

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Police Station in Bronx, New York by Big

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Article source: Big

Located in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, the new 40th Precinct Station will serve the various needs of the NYPD while strengthening the department’s commitment to community policing. For this 43,500 SF, ground-up project, BIG proposes a unique form derived from the building’s basic requirements, where individual volumes contain specific elements of program.

Image Courtesy © Big

Image Courtesy © Big

  • Architects: Big
  • Project: Police Station
  • Location: Bronx, New York, USA
  • Client: NYC Department of Design & Construction
  • Collaborators: Silman, Cosentini, DACK, Tillotson, Starr Whitehouse, Philip Habib, Carlin Simpson & Associates, The Friday Group, Cerami, CCI, Urban Arborists, The Facade Group, Prime Engineering
  • Size: 4180m2
  • Date: 28/01/2016

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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNVEILS WSDG-REDESIGNED CONTROL ROOM in Massachusetts

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

BOSTON, MA: A cultural icon for 134 years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is world-renowned for the excellence and diversity of its performances. Broadcast from Symphony Hall, via radio, TV and the Internet, the BSO’s symphonic performances and the ‘Boston Pops’ concerts encompass the entire spectrum of classical and contemporary music, from Rachmaninoff and Beethoven to Aerosmith and Barry Manilow. After more than forty- five years of service in the broadcast and recording of thousands of concerts, the Symphony Hall’s Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Control Room has earned a major upgrade.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room has been redesigned by WSDG.  Please credit photo , Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

The Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room has been redesigned by WSDG. Please credit photo , Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

  • Acoustic Consultants: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
  • Project: BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA UNVEILS WSDG-REDESIGNED CONTROL ROOM
  • Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, US
  • Photography: PK Pandey, Cheryl Fleming Photography

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Sawtooth in Oregon by Waechter Architecture

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Article source: Waechter Architecture

Construction has completed on Sawtooth, a clever response to the need for privacy, light and a view, by award-winning Waechter Architecture.

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

  • Architects: Waechter Architecture
  • Project: Sawtooth 
  • Location: 7 D Street in Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA 
  • Photography: David Papazian
  • Area: 6,100 square feet
  • Year: 2015

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Fold Up House in Los Angeles by Dan Brunn Architecture

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Taylor & Company

For this suburban home, Dan Brunn, AIA, principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, injected the feeling of openness and of continuum, which was of utmost importance to the clients. As a means to negate the claustrophobic spaces of their primary residence, the architect developed a language to express the free flowing nature of the design.

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

Image Courtesy © Dan Brunn Architecture

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Project: Fold Up House
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Cinema4D

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Kirby Towers in Houston, Texas by Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Article source: Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

This 60s era office complex is located in Houston’s Upper Kirby District – an area which is quickly transforming into a trendy neighborhood and shopping district. The project consisted of the major renovation of the façade and two parking garages, new building lighting, and new exterior street signage.

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © Cisneros Design Studio Architects, LLC

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