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3256 Renovation in Paradise Valley, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio

In the suburban landscape of houses that come and go at a bulldozer’s whim, our project looked at the possibilities of adaptively reusing an otherwise drab and lacking piece of architecture and interior architecture into something that utilized the existing space in a new and more meaningful manner.

Image Courtesy © Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Image Courtesy © Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

  • Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio (Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart)
  • Project: 3256 Renovation
  • Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dsmax
  • Construction Company: Verge Design:Build – Joby Dutton
  • Construction Area: 4,000 sf or 444.44 sqm livable
  • Project Year: 2011 – 2012

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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House in North Plains, Oregon by Scott Edwards Architecture

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Scott Edwards Architecture

The Pumpkin Ridge Passive House stands as a testament that sustainable design can be affordable. Held to some of the nation’s most stringent sustainability standards, this contemporary family home with traditional styling effortlessly combines comfort, efficiency and beauty.

Image Courtesy © Scott Edwards Architecture, Hammer & Hand

Image Courtesy © Scott Edwards Architecture, Hammer & Hand

 

  • Architects: Scott Edwards Architecture
  • Project: Pumpkin Ridge Passive House
  • Location: North Plains, Oregon, United States
  • Project Area: 327 sqm (3,600 sq.ft)
  • Site Area: 3.15 acre
  • Completion Year: 2014
  • Status: Completed

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Green Air in St. Louis, Missouri by Nomad Studio

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Nomad Studio 

Conceived as a living, kinetic sculpture nested within the courtyard of the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis, Green Air proposes an immersive space, a hanging garden that floats above a tapestry of ever changing shadows.

Image Courtesy © Alise O'Brien

Image Courtesy © Alise O’Brien

  • Architects: Nomad Studio
  • Project: Green Air
  • Location: Contemporary Art Museum of Saint Louis (CAM), Missouri, USA
  • Photography: Alise O’Brien, David Johnson and Sarah Rothberg
  • Consultants: LIA Engineering
  • Installation Team: Jessi Cerutti & Caleb Hauck
  • Maintenance Team: St. Louis Master Gardeners

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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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Hilgard Garden in Berkeley, California by Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Mary Barensfeld Architecture

Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room.  Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change.   To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more experiential garden path.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
  • Project: Hilgard Garden
  • Location: Berkeley, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Contractor:  5 Elements Design & Construction / Troy Martinez
  • Garden Maintenance:  Michelle Bayba
  • Tree Source:  Marca Dickie Nursery
  • Area: 23’ x 50’
  • Garden Completed: March 2012

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GMP – Yorba Linda Residence in California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Domaen

The project hugs a difficult hillside that is in most part subject to a future landslide and therefore in large parts unbuildable. The current proposal takes advantage of an existing berm to anchor the second story with all the private areas so that the building bridges as a quasi-landform over the entrance. The building is Y-shaped to accommodate a private courtyard and maximize the buildable area of the lot.

Image Courtesy © Domaen

Image Courtesy © Domaen

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: GMP – Yorba Linda Residence
  • Location: Yorba Linda, California, USA
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Area: 11,000 ft2
  • Project year: 2014-2018

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ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC in California by Domaen

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: Domaen

ELL is a 5,500SF ground-up Beverly Hills Spec residence designed for Luxe List. The building is located at the crest of the Benedict Canyon hillsides, overlooking the entire serene landscape of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The project is loosely situated within the footprint of a former, now demolished, one-story 1950s residence.

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

Image Courtesy © Paul Vu

 

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: ELL – Spec Residence for Luxe List LLC
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Vu
  • Software used: Rhino3D, Grasshopper, Archicad, Adobe Illustrator
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin Tingue
  • Structural: S&Z Engineering
  • Area: 5,500 ft2
  • Project year: 2014 – 2016

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Audentes Therapeutics Office in California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Audentes Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that is pioneering the development and commercialization of gene therapy treatments for people with serious and rare diseases. They take pride in strong, global relationships with the patient, research, medical, and business communities with whom they work to improve the lives of patients.

To accommodate their growing team, Audentes hired Blitz to design 22,000 square feet of office space over  two floors in a multi-floor, class-A office building in San Francisco, California. The new office includes both open office and private office workstations; a collaborative all hands space; conference center; and collaborative work cafe. The office also offers stunning views of several San Francisco landmarks including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid.

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad

Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Audentes Therapeutics Office
  • Location: 600 California Street, 16th and 17th Floors, San Francisco, CA
  • Photography: Jasper Sanidad
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Team:
    • Seth Hanley: Principal-in-Charge
    • Abby Lubniewski: Project Designer
    • Abby Berube: Furniture Specialist
    • Kimberley O’Dowd: Construction Administration
    • John Hunter: Specifications
  • Size: 22,000 SF
  • Completion: April 2016

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801 West Lafayette Blvd. Parking Garage in Detroit, Michigan by Albert Kahn and Associates

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Article source: LarsonO’Brien

Banker Wire recently collaborated with architects in Detroit to deliver a custom metal mesh solution for the renovation and historical preservation of a more than 90-year-old parking garage in the heart of the city.

Originally built in 1924, the parking garage at 801 West Lafayette Blvd. was one of two buildings on the Detroit News complex – the other being the home of the namesake newspaper. The garage was constructed for Detroit News employees and delivery vehicles. In 2014, Bedrock Management bought both buildings to serve Bedrock employees and other corporate tenants. Renovations began immediately with the preservation of their historic design elements top-of-mind.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien

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Armani Fifth Avenue in New York by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

After Hong Kong Chater House and Tokyo Ginza Tower, Fifth Avenue completes the trilogy of the Armani Stores designed by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas for the famous designer.

Situated in the centre of New York, in one of the world’s well known streets, the project takes up the first three floors of the two buildings located between 5th Avenue and 56th Street.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas)
  • Project: Armani Fifth Avenue
  • Location: 5th Avenue – 56th Street, New York, USA
  • Photography:  Ramon Prat and  SAMA-Allan Toft
  • Client: Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Contractor: Americon Construction Inc.
  • Engineering: Engineer Gilberto Sarti
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 2,800 sq. m.
  • Period: 2007-2009

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