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The Greene School in Florida by Carlo Ratti Associati

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati 

Conceived by Palm Beach residents and philanthropists Jeff and Mei Sze Greene, The Greene School operates with the mission to empower high-performing students from pre-k to fourth graders to be adaptive, confident and productive stewards of an evolving world. The school pairs innovative teaching methods with new digital communication tools to form a network of connective, creative learners. Located at 2001 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, The Greene School is presently accepting applications for the upcoming academic year beginning in September 2016.

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: The Greene School
  • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • Client: The Greene School
  • Founders: Jeff and Mei Sze Greene
  • Team: Carlo Ratti, Giovanni de Niederhausern, Andrea Galanti, Valentina Grasso, Andrea Riva, Chiara Borghi, Gary di Silvio, Alberto Bottero
  • Executive architecture: Civica Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture: Jon E. Schmidt and Associates

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JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE in Illinois by RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Joliet Junior College (JJC), a community college based in Joliet, Illinois, is the first public community college founded in the United States. The building is cladded with 650 m² of öko skin a concrete facade by Rieder and designed by Demonica Kemper Architects.

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

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Chameleon Shotgun in Texas by Zui Ng with ZDES

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Zui Ng with ZDES

Situated at Historical Fourth ward Houston, Texas, Shotgun Chameleon (designed and build by Zui Ng with ZDES) is Inspired by Gulf Coast raised shotgun houses and versatility of chameleon skin. The design emphasizes programmatic flexibility and response to climate. The chameleon-like front screen element provides a myriad of facade possibilities to adapt this design to different urban contexts and to a variety of solar/ wind orientations. Possibilities include wood siding painted to blend with the street-scape, billboards where commercial uses are feasible on the ground floor, louvered wood (vertical or horizontal depending on orientation) to allow for breezes while blocking direct sun and providing privacy, solar panel screen to harvest solar energy, or vine covered screens reminiscent of French quarter balconies. As for the alternating wood slats screen on the sides, they provides privacy for both residents and the neighbors while allowing sunlight and wind to move through the house. A double height glass windows frame an ever evolving urban view at the South and a floor to ceiling opening frame the four seasons views of nature at the north.

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

  • Architects: Zui Ng with ZDES
  • Project: Chameleon Shotgun
  • Location: Fourth ward, Houston, Texas, U.S.A
  • Software used: Photoshop

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NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC) in New York by SHoP Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: SHoP Architects

Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

  • Architects: SHoP Architects
  • Project: NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC)
  • Location: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A

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Mar Vista House in California by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Design Initiatives

The latest Design Initiatives project is for a new ground-up construction of 2 story single family house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in charming Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California.

It has minimal, clean, soft and organically waived surfaces for relaxing and joyful experience what resting at home should be. In the same time the very practical and functional layout will support the young couple with two kids in their everyday routine.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Mar Vista House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D MAX with V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Credits : Design Initiatives – Vlado Valkof, Ana Veselinova, Constantine Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev, Elena Takova; MS Consulting – structural; Perfect Design – MEP & environmental
  • Area: 3,220 sq. ft.
  • Date: 2016
  • Status: Under construction

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433 Broadway in New York by RKTB Architects, P.C.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: RKTB Architects, P.C.

This new six-story office building in Manhattan’s historic SoHo Cast Iron District interprets the rhythms and proportions established by surrounding landmark buildings while providing efficient, modern, mixed-use commercial and office space plus a top-floor penthouse within its more than 37,000 allowable square feet.

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

  • Architects: RKTB Architects, P.C.
  • Project: 433 Broadway
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Albert Vecerka of ESTO

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360 House in Oregon Coast by Bora Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: Bora Architects

Perched above the beach at the edge of the tree line, this vacation home allows the dramatic Oregon Coast to take center stage. The design maintains sightlines from the sheltered forest to the open coastline with a minimal structure of glass and steel. Atop the two-story, transparent box, the copper-clad green roof is an elevated slab of native ferns and grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

  • Architects: Bora Architects
  • Project: 360 House
  • Location: Oregon Coast, U.S.A

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MAKE IT RIGHT in Louisiana by GRAFT

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: GRAFT

By April 2009 a total of 6 houses have been finished as part of the Make It Right Program in the Lower 9th Ward, the owners were able to move back and enjoy the benefits of their new homes. Two of these houses were designed by GRAFT and chosen by the homeowners, as the process at Make It Right is popular vote. 9 more houses are currently under construction, one of them also designed by GRAFT, 10 houses are in the permit process.The houses designed by GRAFT are inspired by the Cradle to Cradle Philosophy and received LEED Platinum certification. They are prefabricated modular units, constructed off-site.

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

Image Courtesy © Virginia Miller

  • Architects: GRAFT
  • Project: MAKE IT RIGHT
  • Location: Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Photography: Virginia Miller
  • Client: Make It Right Foundation
  • Year: 2009

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ST JOHN’S PARK PAVILION in New York by ON-A

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Article source: ON-A

The development of a prototype as a pavilion in one of the parks in the district of Manhattan, is stimulated in a practical exercise exploring parametric structures that expand the vision of the possibilities offered by the implementation of this technology. This time the project is a public space that with his centrality and disuse, try to revalue this urban void not only with the presence of the pavilion. The global proposal includes urban furniture and pavements to emphasize the radial nature and geometry of the place. Also the pavilion responds to a three-dimensional mesh that is coded to coordinates and main axes where are sets the diamond geometry and the scale of the openings deployed as a protective surface taking as reference the formal structure of deployé.

Image Courtesy © ON-A

Image Courtesy © ON-A

  • Architects: ON-A
  • Project: ST JOHN’S PARK PAVILION
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Creative director: Jordi Fernández, Eduardo Gutiérrez
  • Executive director: Jordi Fernández
  • Team: Luka Kreze, Marc Canut, Nicolás Millán and Georgina Morales
  • Program: Ephemeral
  • Area: 200 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Tidal House in San Francisco by Terry.Terry Architecture

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Article source: v2com

As part of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, the Collateral Event “Time Space Existence” at Palazzo Mora – This project explores an architecture that embraces environmental changes and proposes a structure that will ebb and flow with the tides, that will respond to predicted environmental changes, and that creates a community to exist in harmony with the sea and our coastal landscape in perpetuity.

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

view from above, Image Courtesy © Terry.Terry Architecture

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