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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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STAIR HOUSE in Seattle, Washington by David Coleman Architecture

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: David Coleman Architecture

The Stair House is located on a steeply sloped lot overlooking Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains in Seattle’s Leshi neighborhood. An existing building was removed to make way for the new construction. The new home sets into the slope, extends vertically onto three levels and totals 2400 square feet.

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating

  • Architects: David Coleman Architecture
  • Project: STAIR HOUSE
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, Us
  • Photography: Steve Keating
  • Structural Engineering: Evergreen Design Company
  • Area: 2400 SF
  • Year of completion: 2013

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bm Modular One in Washington, D.C. by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

A successful builder / developer with a history of constructing modular houses purchased a lot in a desirable neighborhood near Washington, D.C. with the intention of building a spec house.  When a potential buyer expressed interest in the lot, the developer proposed a modular house as a solution to a tight budget and time constraints.  However, the craftsman and colonial style modular houses typically built by the developer did not appeal to the potential client, who desired a light-filled, modern house.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell Mackenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell Mackenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: bm Modular One
  • Location: Washington, D.C, United States
  • Photography: David Burroughs, Maxwell Mackenzie, Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Project  Architect: Kara R. McHone
  • General Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
  • Pre-Fab Contractor: Nationwide Homes
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Landscape Designer: Kevin Campion
  • Engineer: Anthony Beale LLC
  • Completion Date: October 2013

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Porcelanosa showroom in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

The new flagship Porcelanosa showroom has opened in New York in the former Commodore Criterion building, situated within the Landmark ‘Madison Square North History District’. The refurbishment of this early 20th Century building – located opposite the Flatiron Building in Manhattan – continues the practice’s work with historic structures in the US, such as the Hearst Tower in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Porcelanosa showroom in New York
  • Location: New York, United States

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Komai in Alexandria, Virginia by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

A small, triangular corner lot in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was largely considered too small to accommodate a new house. For years, this lot mostly served the neighborhood as a dog walking park.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Komai
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia, US State
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Steve McCaughan
  • Engineer: Anthony Beale LLC

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Hargrave Residence in Glen Echo, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

In a region best known for traditional architecture, Glen Echo, Maryland stands as an enclave of modern design. Many of the houses were built between the 1940’s and 1960’s and reflect the mid-century modern aesthetic of post war America.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Hargrave Residence
  • Location: Echo, Maryland, US State
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Claire Larsen Andreas
  • Interior Design: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Contractor: Michael T. Puskar, Dale Brudvig, & Chris Stanton
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Area: 5,500 sq ft
  • Date Of Completion: August 2003

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Church conversion to a Single-family home in Chicago, IL by Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source:  Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects

CHURCH NOTES

This 5500 square foot project was a conversion from a church to a single-family home for a busy family with three young children.  The church, boasts 7 bedrooms and 6 baths.  The great room has ceiling heights soaring at 25’ while more intimate spaces like a playroom has a ceiling height perfectly portioned for a peanut at 7’.  Finishes were selected to create a hip and eclectic vibe pairing interesting wallpapers and light fixtures.  Linc custom designed and fabricated many of the home’s details like the climbing wall, dining room table, Murphy bed in the nursery and much of the furniture.  The home showcases historic details of the church with original stained glass windows, bell tower, exposed brickwork and ceiling turnbuckles while integrating all of the conveniences of modern living.

Image Courtesy © Jim Tschetter

Image Courtesy © Jim Tschetter

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Kruizenga Art Museum in Holland, Michigan by C Concept Design

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: C Concept Design

The new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has been described as a “breath of fresh air”. The uniqueness of the 15,000 gsf Museum building is largely due to its unorthodox, saw-toothed granite exterior.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner

  • Architects: C Concept Design
  • Project: Kruizenga Art Museum
  • Location: Holland, Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Tom Wagner
  • Software used: Rivet, Autocad, 3DMax
  •  Lead Architect: Matthew VanderBorgh, C Concept Design, the Hague, the Netherlands
  • Design Team (C Concept Design): Matthew VanderBorgh, Donald Battjes, Craig Nicely, Lisa Warren, Chad Gould, Euan Cameron and Mirjan van den Heetkamp
  • Local Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Program Lead: Donald Battjes,former chief of Operations, LACMA Los Angeles California
  • Programming: Timothy J. Chester & Associates LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Museum Director: Charles Mason, Hope College, Holland Michigan
  • Engineers: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dailey Engineering, Onsted, Michigan
  • Size: 15,000 gsf / 1,394m²
  • Completion Date: Fall 2015

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Rollingwood Residence in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Rollingwood Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Casey Dunn Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Square Footage: 3,780
  • Comments/Background: New Construction
  • Completed: 2012

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Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana by Gould Evans

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: Gould Evans

Tulane University, a landlocked, open space-challenged campus in the heart of Uptown New Orleans, wanted to build a 30,000-capacity football stadium on an exceptionally tight site – in fact, at the narrowest point on the campus. The new $72 million Yulman Stadium nests itself into the heart of the Tulane’s athletics precinct. It provides a backdrop to a new athletics quadrangle while connecting to the existing Hertz and Wilson Centers. Construction began in early 2013 and was completed in early 2015. The new stadium marks the first time in 40 years that football is being played on Tulane’s campus. It has become a catalyst for renewed interest in the Tulane football program, successfully bringing back a generation of lost fans.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Project: Yulman Stadium
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Software used: Revit, Sketchup, 3DS Max, AutoCad
  • Team Credits: OWNER  Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Associate Architect: Lee Ledbetter + Associates, New Orleans, LA
  • M/E/P Engineer: ADG New Orleans, Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Kansas City, MO
  • Civil Eegineer: Morphy-Makofsky, Inc., New Orleans, LA
  • Landscape Architect: Phronesis, Kansas City, MO
  • Seating Capacity: 30,000
  • Ammenyties: 5,000 sf multi-purpose center, 15,000 sf suite level program
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