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Lark Residence in Seattle, Washington by Stephenson Design Collective

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Stephenson Design Collective

A small home in the residential neighborhood of Ballard in Seattle, WA was carefully dismantled by hand to save and salvage every piece of available material in order to create the Lark House. The existing home contained a full height basement that was inspected and reused as the foundation of the new home in order to take advantage of existing conditions and reuse the available earthwork and concrete already in place. The small footprint allowed for less of a typical living space so the design incorporated a covered patio off of the living room. Separated only by a folding window wall, this doubled the interior space when opened.  Keeping the smaller existing footprint also allowed for more yard play space for the kids and garden space for the entire family. Floating above the concrete patio is the aluminum-clad form containing the main bedroom and bath. Skylights brighten the bathroom with natural light, while providing privacy from the neighboring homes. Connecting the living level with the bedrooms above is an open stairwell surrounded by glass. To avoid excessive sun exposure, the windows are clad with a cedar wall screen that allows filtered light and view in and out of the home.  Concrete floors and durable materials are used throughout for the active family to enjoy their time together rather than working to constantly maintain the building. The rooftop deck replaces the displaced footprint of the home while garden planters utilize the rainwater.

Image Courtesy © Miguel Edwards Photography

Image Courtesy © Miguel Edwards Photography

  • Architects: Stephenson Design Collective
  • Project: Lark Residence
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Photography: Miguel Edwards Photography
  • Builder: Modern Shelter LLC
  • Engineer: LFD Engineering

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BIM Modeling for Carnel Valley Inn Hotel in California by Hi-Tech CADD Services

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services

Challenge:
The structural drawings was missing in the file. We made a structure model on the basis of assumption from the architectural drawings provided by the client. Later the client provided us with a hand sketch which was 90% accurate to what we had assumed. The quality of engineers in Hi-Tech are beyond any challenge.

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

  • Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services
  • Project: BIM Modeling for Carnel Valley Inn Hotel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software Used: Revit, Navisworks

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Marfa Housing in Texas by Barker Freeman Design Office

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office

Our proposal for the design of multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas, consists of three rammed earth dwellings that are integrated into the landscape. We are proposing to combine local building techniques with a formal language which alludes to the carved rock formations and smooth transitions found in the indigenous landscape of the Chihuahuan desert.

Image Courtesy © Barker Freeman Design Office

Image Courtesy © Barker Freeman Design Office

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121ST POLICE PRECINCT STATION HOUSE in New York City by Rafael Viñoly Architects

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Article source: Rafael Viñoly Architects

Recognizing the need for a greater law enforcement presence and the opportunity for great civic architecture, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) commissioned Rafael Viñoly Architects to design a station house for Staten Island’s first new precinct in decades, the 121st Precinct.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Rafael Viñoly Architects
  • Project: 121ST POLICE PRECINCT STATION HOUSE
  • Location: New York City, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte

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McCarthy Completes Construction of $456 Million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the nation’s leading healthcare builder, has completed construction of the new 383,000-square-foot Prebys Cardiovascular Institute and adjacent 26,000-square-foot central energy plant on the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla campus, located at 9888 Genesee Ave. in La Jolla, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

  • Construction: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Project: McCarthy Completes Construction of $456 Million Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
  • Location: La Jolla, Calif, USA
  • Construction of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute project required:
    • 134,562 cubic yards of earthwork
    • 29,653 cubic yards of concrete
    • 4,792,813 pounds of concrete reinforcement
    • 191,710 square feet of exterior finished surface
    • 4,662 tons of structural steel
    • 2,237 doors
    • 725,873 square feet of drywall
    • 189,506 square feet of finished flooring
    • 158,922 lineage feet of piping
    • 737,680 pounds of ductwork
    • 67% of the onsite trash was recycled

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Reggio Pre-school and religious center in West Hills, New York by Scalar Architecture

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Article source: Scalar Architecture

The pre-school is based on the Reggio pedagogical approach which fosters community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children through a self-guided curriculum. The environment as a whole becomes a “third teacher”.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: Scalar Architecture
  • Project: Reggio Pre-school and religious center
  • Location: West Hills, New York, US
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Imagen Subliminal
  • Team: Julio Salcedo – Principal in Charge, Yetunde Ogunwumi, Megan Roy, Justin Tan, Adam Kuruc, Josh Carrelo-Mendez
  • Structural: Thomas D. Reilly P.E. , Materials: Standing seam enamel metal roof, recycled fiber cement panels, Steel and wood insulated windows, certified harvested wood floors, 2 by 6 balloon frame construction.
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzman, Imagen Subliminal
  • Area: 5,500 sq ft
  • Year of Completion: 2015

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Upper West Side Penthouse in New York by Turett Collaborative Architects

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

rticle source: Turett Collaborative Architects

Fifty four floors above Broadway, with the Statue of Liberty, the horizon over Long Island and the whole of Central Park in view, this Manhattan penthouse architecture project offered extraordinary potential. The owners had a vision for the space – clean design, a layout with the most panoramic views, and the celebration of a unique collection of Asian art. Architect Wayne Turett of Turett Collaborative Architects (TCA) recognized that the new home had to be a reflection of the clients’ values and ideas and support their close-knit family’s style of living and entertaining. The client sought out TCA for Turett’s design sensibility and broad experience in high-end residential architecture; early meetings revealed a quick rapport and established the intensely collaborative design relationship that would prevail throughout the project.

Image Courtesy © Turett Collaborative Architects

Image Courtesy © Turett Collaborative Architects

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Cove Residence in Water Mill, New York by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

This bay front house is located on a quiet road off the beaten path in Water Mill within walking distance to the ocean. The new house is configured as two volumes separated by a central circulation core. The habitable portions of both volumes are raised to the required flood elevation, with the space below serving as parking and storage.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects
  • Project: Cove Residence
  • Location: Water Mill, New York
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Architect Team: Viola Rouhani, Luca Campaiola, Jonathan Subject
  • Interiors: Eleanor Donnelly, Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

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ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Design Blitz

Zendesk, a customer service software provider, was one of the first tech companies to move to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood to take advantage of the city’s tax incentive program, and the first to sign a community benefits agreement. After experiencing large-scale growth, it was only natural for the company to seek an additional space in the neighborhood they called home. Zendesk’s new office marks its second building on Market Street, creating an urban campus that assists in the revival of the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood. The new building not only serves as a headquarters for the growing Zendesk team, but also as opens its doors as a communal hub for local businesses and residents.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Size: 75,000 SF
  • Completion: June 2014

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Frei Otto Receives the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Visionary architect, 89, dies in his native Germany on March 9, 2015

Otto was an architect, visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources and a generous collaborator with architects, engineers, and biologists, among others.

Frei Otto -- ©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto –
©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto has received the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. Mr. Pritzker said: “Our jury was clear that, in their view, Frei Otto’s career is a model for generations of architects and his influence will continue to be felt. The news of his passing is very sad, unprecedented in the history of the prize. We are grateful that the jury awarded him the prize while he was alive. Fortunately, after the jury decision, representatives of the prize traveled to Mr. Otto’s home and were able to meet with Mr. Otto to share the news with him. At this year’s Pritzker Prize award ceremony in Miami on May 15 we will celebrate his life and timeless work.”

Mr. Otto becomes the 40th laureate of the Pritzker Prize and the second laureate from Germany.

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