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Hampden Lane House in Bethesda, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Edgemoore is an affluent neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb bordering northwest Washington, DC. Mature trees and gardens line the streets of this neighborhood, within walking distance of downtown Bethesda.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Hampden Lane House
  • Location: Hampden, Bethesda, Maryland, US State
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project  Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: John Thompson
  • Structural Enginee: Anthony Beale LLC

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Richardson Apartments in San Francisco, California by David Baker Architects

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: David Baker Architects

Formerly a parking lot on the southeast corner of Fulton and Gough streets, the Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson Affordable Apartments has risen on one of the sites freed for development by the demolition of the collapsed Central Freeway. This five-story building will provide permanent supportive housing for a very-low-income, formerly homeless population.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker Architects
  • Project: Richardson Apartments
  • Location: San Francisco, California, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Evelyn Reyes, Matthew Millman
  • Software Used: Revit
  • Associate Architect: Baker Vilar Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
  • Owner’s Representative: Design Studios Gonzalo Castro
  • Nonprofit Housing Developer: Community Housing Partnership, Mercy Housing California
  • Site Area: 18.906 sqft
  • Area: 65.419 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011

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FENLON HOUSE in Los Angeles, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture

In the little-known neighborhood of Hermon, located just outside of downtown Los Angeles, a dilapidated 1920’s bungalow has undergone a major remodel, bringing new life to the old structure. The new addition to the front of the house forms a unique alliance with the remodeled existing house. This new frontispiece appears to be intimately nested within the older existing house, while maintaining a stark differentiation. The frontispiece has been clad in a clear cedar which contrasts the torched cedar that wraps the rest of the structure. The front addition integrates the house with the adjacent streetscape as it terraces down to the sidewalk and forms a long bench.

Image Courtesy © Zach Lipp

Image Courtesy © Zach Lipp

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: FENLON HOUSE
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, US
  • Photography: Zach Lipp
  • Area: 960 s.f.
  • Project Year: 2013 – 2015

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Green Varnish in Saint Louis, Missouri by Nomad Studio

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: Nomad Studio

Green Varnish, designed by landscape architecture firm nomad studio, is the first installation of its kind which is located in the courtyard of CAM in Saint Louis, with the aim of completely transforming and altering the space.

Image Courtesy © Nomad Studio

Image Courtesy © Nomad Studio

  • Architects: Nomad Studio   
  • Project: Green Varnish
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, US State
  • Photography: Jarred Gastreich, David Johnson, Alex Elmestad, Nomad Studio
  • Brand: Nomad Studio.
  • Consultants: Iria Perez and Assoc., LIA Engineering
  • Assembly Team: Collab – Portico, Green Roof Blocks.

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Richmond Heights Home in St. Louis, Missouri by Mademan design

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Mademan design

On a steep, narrow, vacant lot in Richmond Heights we built a modern home. The process wasn’t easy, including months of back-and-forth discussion with the municipality, losing the original contractor that introduced us to the project, and editing $100k out of the budget. In the end, we created one of The City’s only modern, energy efficient, affordable, new homes and one that still meets most of the clients’ wishlist as well as their budget.

Image Courtesy © Mademan design

Image Courtesy © Mademan design

  • Architects: Mademan design
  • Project: Richmond Heights Home
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, US

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G HOUSE in Los Angeles, California by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: Design Initiatives

G House is a 610 sq. ft. (57 sq. m.) secondary guest unit up on the hill of Monterey Park near Downtown Los Angeles. In a tiny, odd-shaped site, with a lot of code restrictions and a tight budget, Design Initiatives successfully created a functional floor layout scheme with a garage, kitchen, dining, living areas and a full bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: G  HOUSE
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, US State
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop
  • Type : Guest house
  • Date : May-July, 2015
  • Area : 610 sq. ft.
  • Credits : Design Initiatives: Vlado Valkof – architect;
  • Project team: Ana Veselinova, Elena Takova
  • Visualizations: Constantine Dimitrov, Vladi Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev
  • Structural: MS Consulting
  • MEP & environmental: Perfect Design

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Sierra Nevada Brewery Calls on Banker Wire Mesh to Accent New Taproom

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Article source: Kira Russell

With design accents from Banker Wire, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company recently opened its much anticipated Mills River Taproom and Restaurant in Mills River, North Carolina. The taproom features 23 beer taps and a chef-inspired menu with beautiful interior elements parallel in appeal.

Image Courtesy © Kira Russell

Image Courtesy © Kira Russell

  • Architects: Kira Russell
  • Project: Sierra Nevada Brewery Calls on Banker Wire Mesh to Accent New Taproom
  • Location: North Carolina, US

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Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

In the heart of Seattle, the recently revitalized South Lake Union neighborhood now boasts everything from top-notch dining to the brand new Amazon headquarters. As one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in the state of Washington, South Lake Union has also added luxurious living, recreational and artistic spaces. To stay on trend with the progressive theme, Banker Wire was chosen to help create a contemporary 20-foot wire mesh sculpture for a plaza in the heart of the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien Marketing Group

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

  • Consultant: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood
  • Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, United States

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Wild Walk in Tupper Lake, New York by Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 

Wild Walk is an interactive nature walk at the Wild Center, a non-profit organization and nature center committed to helping people explore and learn about the natural environment of the Adirondacks. Built in the forest, Wild Walk is designed as an elevated trail of bridges that creates a learning landscape; bringing visitors up into the treetops to offer a new perspective of the forest. The project consists of a series of platforms connected by bridges that start at grade level and gradually bring people 40 ft. above grade to look out over the surrounding woodlands. The platforms are supported by Corten steel posts designed to be an abstraction of the surrounding white pine trees. Wild Walk is almost fully accessible, family oriented and includes a four-story twig tree house, swinging bridges, a spider’s web for shared play hovering 24 ft. off the ground and many opportunities to sit, observe and learn about the forest below. The walk culminates in a life-sized bald eagle’s nest at the highest point that visitors can inhabit.

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

Wild Center, Image Courtesy © Linearscape Architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: Linearscape Architecture, PLLC 
  • Project: Wild Walk
  • Location: Tupper Lake, New York
  • Software used: Revit
  • Project Team: Wayne Striker and Ting Chin
  • Regulatory Approvals/Landscape and Site Planning: William W. Palmer and Barbara M. Budzinski
  • Structural Engineers: Silman
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers: Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
  • Contractor: Northland Associates with Phoenix Welding & Fabricating
  • Exhibit Design and Fabrication: Cost of Wisconsin and The Wild Center
  • Exhibit Graphic Design:  Derek Prior
  • Client: The Wild Center, 45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY  12986
  • Designer: Charles P. Reay

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Modern Atrium House in Belmont, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The owners, inspired by mid-century modern architecture, hired Klopf Architecture to help them decide: remodel and add to a 1940s modern house or start fresh with an Eichler-inspired 21st-Century, energy efficient, all new home that would work for their family of three. With the decision made to start over, Klopf and the owners planned a home that follows the gentle slope of the hillside while the overarching post-and-beam roof above provides an unchanging datum line. Every square foot of the house remains close to the ground creating a sense of connection with nature. The resulting increase in ceiling height with each step-down helps create the hierarchy of the public spaces (living room is tallest, then dining, then kitchen, then entry). A rational layout based on four-foot-wide beam bays brings a calm composure to the space while the central stacked stone fireplace chimney shooting up through a skylight contrasts that with some fanfare.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Modern Atrium House
  • Location: Belmont, California, US
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, Angela Todorova, and Jeff Prose
  • Structural Engineer: Alex Rood, SE, Fulcrum Engineering (now Pivot Engineering)
  • Landscape Designer (atrium): Yoshi Chiba, Chiba’s Gardening
  • Landscape Designer (rear lawn): Aldo Sepulveda, Sepulveda Landscaping
  • Contractor: Augie Peccei, Coast to Coast Construction
  • Year completed: 2015

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