Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Article source: Klopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture updated a classic Eichler indoor-outdoor home to better suit the needs of a very busy family. The owners have two rather young kids and are also professionals with unpredictable, busy schedules. The house also had to accommodate the needs of two live-in nannies who cover for the parents when they’re indisposed. With those considerations in mind, the owners selected this house because it was larger than typical Eichlers because past additions had been already been made to the house. However, at the time of purchase the house was in poor condition and needed a complete gut remodel including all new roof, mechanical systems, and electrical, the replacement of dry-rotted siding and framing, some layout changes, and all new finishes. The house is super-insulated and has no need of air-conditioning.
Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed
- Architects: Klopf Architecture
- Project: Palo Alto Eichler Remodel
- Location: Palo Alto, CA, USA
- Photography: Mariko Reed
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Jackie Detamore, AIA, and Angela Todorova
- Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson
- Contractor: Flegels Construction
- Year completed: 2013
Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
Article source: Fogarty Finger
When VOX Media needed a new home for their NYC headquarters, Fogarty Finger helped them relocate to Midtown Manhattan. Open ceilings enlarge the main work areas and highlight the board-formed slabs of this classic Mid-Century building. The high contrast palette accommodates multiple social media brands, while bolstering enthusiasm and visual interest for broadcasting.
Image Courtesy © Fogarty Finger
- Architects: Fogarty Finger
- Project: VOX Media
- Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
Article source: NADAAA
During the middle of the last century, the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech was guided by the work and pedagogy of architect Paul M. Heffernan (director, 1956-75), who contributed to the establishment of a modern discourse based on Bauhaus-influenced functionalism. Heffernan also exerted a significant impact on the campus at-large, designing several modern buildings during the 1940s and 50s that constitute an enclave he labeled the “academic village.” The Hinman Research Building (1939) was the first of these to be built; it received major additions and renovations throughout the last century to accommodate changing needs.
Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer
- Architects: NADAAA
- Project: HINMAN RESEARCH BUILDING
- Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Photography: Jonathan Hillyer
- Project Size: 35,826 square feet
- Completion Date: January 2011
Friday, February 5th, 2016
Article source: KZ Architecture
Architect Jaya Kader Zebede’s newest project is proof positive that good things come in threes. For her first –ever contemporary home design, she successfully solved the puzzle of a pie-shaped lot in Golden Beach – a well – heeled neighborhood northeast of Miami – with a trio of distinctive forms, each designed for different functions.
Image Courtesy © Robin Hill
- Architects: KZ Architecture
- Project: South Parkway
- Location: Florida, USA
- Photography: Robin Hill
- Software used: Autodesk, Revit
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Article source: Eastlake Studio
Looking to connect its future to the past, Vail Systems, a communications software developer, found a perfect home in the former Chicago Daily News pressroom. The once industrial space has been transformed into a collaborative environment that inspires innovation. Unique structural elements organize functional requirements. Staff is located in large reconfigurable areas, while meeting spaces are organized under mezzanines and catwalks.
Image Courtesy © Steve Hall
- Architects: Eastlake Studio
- Project: Vail Systems
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
- Photography: Steve Hall
- Area: 11,000 square feet
- Software used: PowerCadd, Sketchup, Maxwell
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Article source: LEA-Architects, LLC
San Luis Obispo Regional (SLO) Airport ARFF Station No. 21 encompasses the replacement of the old airport Fire Station that fell victim to seismic challenges, and airport expansion. From the inception of the project, the Architect, LEA Architects, LLC led by Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP established project design goals of; minimizing emergency service response time, improving the quality of life for the Fire Department personnel located at the Airport, and setting a progressive new “airfoil” design theme for other airport structures to follow.
Image Courtesy © LEA-Architects, LLC
- Architects: LEA-Architects, LLC
- Project: San Luis Obispo CA Regional Airport ARFF Station 21
- Location: California, USA
Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Article source: Studio Christian Wassmann
Studio Christian Wassmann and restaurateur Frank Prisinzano are pleased to announce the opening of the Sun Path House in Miami Beach, Florida. The house, a concrete structure in dialogue with a 1930s bungalow, uses the sun and as the central figure in the fostering of vitality and health of the inhabitants.
Image Courtesy © Casey Kelbaugh
- Architects: Studio Christian Wassmann
- Project: Sun Path House
- Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
- Photography: Todd Eberle, Casey Kelbaugh
- Client: Frank Prisinzano
- Project team Studio Christian Wassmann: Joana Bem- Haja, Pino Pavese, Garrick Ambrose, Helene Nishijo Andersen, Jorge Rivera
- Architect of Record: Armando Rizo, Rizo Carreno & Partners, Inc.
- Structural eng.: Hector De Los Reyes Engineering. Inc.
- Electrical and mechanical engineer: Project Caine
- General contractor: Cobo Construction Corp (more…)
Friday, January 29th, 2016
Article source: Waechter Architecture
Construction has completed on Red House, a 1910 farmhouse that went bold.
Construction has completed on Red House. Award-winning Waechter Architecture was given the challenge of breathing new life into an existing 1910 farmhouse-style building located in an urban SE Portland neighborhood. A balance between new and old was desired; memory of the original balanced with freshness and vitality of the new. The solution was to maintain the original form of the house but abstract it into a modern sculpture.
Image Courtesy © David Papazian
- Architects: Waechter Architecture
- Project: Red House
- Location: P0rtland, Oregon, USA
- Photography: David Papazian
- Builder: Modern Urban Development
- Consultants: Grummel Engineering (Structural Engineer)
Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Article source: Studio Dwell Architects
Looking like a missing tooth, this project helped to complete a gap in the urban fabric of this intimate residential row house street in Chicago. The row-houses were built in the 1890’s, showing wear and demolition over the years. Infilling this small lot provided challenges for the new residence; to not disturb adjacent 100 year old structures, party wall encroachments and to respect the existing scale of the street. The shoring of the adjacent structures and the house’s new foundations required complex design and construction, including a cantilevered concrete foundation wall to avoid interfering with the adjacent party wall footing.
Image Courtesy © Marty Peters
- Architects: Studio Dwell Architects
- Project: Urban 24
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
- Photography: Marty Peters
- Architect’s/ Interior designers: Mark Peters, AIA
- Engineer: Louis Shell
- Gross square footage: 4,500 square feet
- Completion Date (Month and Year): January, 2014
- Software used: Archicad, AutoCad, Rhinoceros 3d
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Article source: MA2
The Houston Library and Exhibition Complex is the second installment in the initiation of dynamic architectural proposals for Houston, Texas and the greater development of ideas for American cities. The design functions along multiple trajectories of display corridors and library storage to interpolate exhibition with an expanded book collection for international reading and research. By having a series of harmonic manifolds of book collection space and the mixing of programmatic function for exhibition, it generates a dynamical system of flowing conditions which manifests with moments of extrapolation within the tectonic massing and circulation. Within the radiating tectonic corridors there is also included smaller botanical gardens which resonates with the surrounding landscape development as well, serving the community with a robust flower display and plaza.
Image Courtesy © MA2
- Architects: MA2
- Project: Houston Library and Exhibition Complex
- Location: Houston, Texas, US