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Red House in Portland, Oregon by Waechter Architecture

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Article source: Waechter Architecture

Construction has completed on Red House, a 1910 farmhouse that went bold.

Construction has completed on Red House. Award-winning Waechter Architecture was given the challenge of breathing new life into an existing 1910 farmhouse-style building located in an urban SE Portland neighborhood. A balance between new and old was desired; memory of the original balanced with freshness and vitality of the new. The solution was to maintain the original form of the house but abstract it into a modern sculpture.

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

Image Courtesy © David Papazian

  • Architects: Waechter Architecture
  • Project: Red House
  • Location: P0rtland, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: David Papazian
  • Builder: Modern Urban Development
  • Consultants: Grummel Engineering (Structural Engineer)

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Urban 24 in Chicago, Illinois by Studio Dwell Architects

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Article source: Studio Dwell Architects

Looking like a missing tooth, this project helped to complete a gap in the urban fabric of this intimate residential row house street in Chicago. The row-houses were built in the 1890’s, showing wear and demolition over the years. Infilling this small lot provided challenges for the new residence; to not disturb adjacent 100 year old structures, party wall encroachments and to respect the existing scale of the street. The shoring of the adjacent structures and the house’s new foundations required complex design and construction, including a cantilevered concrete foundation wall to avoid interfering with the adjacent party wall footing.

Image Courtesy © Marty Peters

Image Courtesy © Marty Peters

  • Architects: Studio Dwell Architects
  • Project: Urban 24
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Photography: Marty Peters
  • Architect’s/ Interior designers: Mark Peters, AIA
  • Engineer: Louis Shell
  • Gross square footage: 4,500 square feet
  • Completion Date (Month and Year): January, 2014
  • Software used: Archicad, AutoCad, Rhinoceros 3d

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Houston Library and Exhibition Complex in Texas by MA2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Article source: MA2

The Houston Library and Exhibition Complex is the second installment in the initiation of dynamic architectural proposals for Houston, Texas and the greater development of ideas for American cities. The design functions along multiple trajectories of display corridors and library storage to interpolate exhibition with an expanded book collection for international reading and research. By having a series of harmonic manifolds of book collection space and the mixing of programmatic function for exhibition, it generates a dynamical system of flowing conditions which manifests with moments of extrapolation within the tectonic massing and circulation. Within the radiating tectonic corridors there is also included smaller botanical gardens which resonates with the surrounding landscape development as well, serving the community with a robust flower display and plaza.

Image Courtesy © MA2

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Houston Library and Exhibition Complex
  • Location: Houston, Texas, US

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Texas Exes Alumni Center in Austin by Miro Rivera Architects

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: Miro Rivera Architects 

The addition and renovation of the Texas Exes Alumni Center represents a significant expansion to the 1980s facility, designed by Charles Moore and Richard Dodge. The project complements the architectural sensibilities of the existing building with an updated material sensibility on the interior while taking advantage of the unique siting of the alumni center in relation to both the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium to the east and Shoal Creek to the west, as well as creating a strong connection to the adjacent Texas Cowboys Pavilion, also designed by Miró Rivera Architects.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miro Rivera Architects
  • Project: Texas Exes Alumni Center
  • Location: 2110 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Client: Texas Exes Alumni Association
  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Manager: Edward Richardson
  • Team Members: Carina Coel, Bud Franck, Clayton Fry, Leland Ulmer
  • Height: 2 floors, 26′-4″
  • Area: 10,390 sf
  • Site: 0.4 acres (19,056 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: A2 3,994 sf), B (1,000 sf), F1 (938 sf), S1 (885 sf)

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AIMIA U.S. Headquarters in Butler Square, Minneapolis by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

With close to 4,000 employees in 20 countries, Aimia specializes in data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics. Following the success of a previous tenant improvement project in a suburban office park, Aimia hired the same MSR design team to design its new space. With its new office, Aimia has moved to a mobile working employee strategy.

Image Courtesy © Brandon Stengel

Image Courtesy © Brandon Stengel

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Tsunami House in Camano Island, Washington by Designs Northwest Architects

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Designs Northwest Architects

The Tsunami House is a waterfront home located on a 3,140 square foot site in a high velocity flood (V) zone on the northern end of Camano Island.   The building footprint was limited to a 30’ x 30’ pad.

Image Courtesy © Lucas Henning

Image Courtesy © Lucas Henning

  • Architects: Designs Northwest Architects
  • Project: Tsunami House
  • Location: Camano Island, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Lucas Henning
  • Principal Architect: Dan Nelson
  • Project Architect: Tom Rochon
  • Structural Engineer: Jason Lindquist
  • Interior Design: H2K Design, Garrett Khulman and Wendy Kennedy
  • Landscape Design: Scott Lankford
  • Contractor: JP Land Builder Inc.

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Malin+Goetz Madison Avenue in New York by Messana O’Rorke

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Messana O’Rorke

Our client, Malin+Goetz entrusted us with designing their third NYC store. Even though their visual identity is minimal with unified color-coding, they requested us to create a space that accommodates to the Upper East Side demographics by providing a traditional customer experience. Therefore it was crucial to have a layout that is clean-cut so if someone entered the store they would understand its functionality immediately. We were also focusing on using materials that are familiar for the potential customers in the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Wade Zimmerman

Image Courtesy © Wade Zimmerman

  • Architects: Messana O’Rorke
  • Project: Malin+Goetz Madison Avenue
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Eric Laignel, Wade Zimmerman
  • Design Team: Brian Messana & Toby O’Rorke design partners, viktor Nassli, Agnes Bratle, Pious Weinstein

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Madison Central Public Library in Wisconsin by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The reconstruction of a worn, 45-year-old, 95,000 square-foot library has resulted in a completely reimagined building. A 25,000 square-foot expansion encloses the formerly open entry with a glass atrium space and adds a partial third floor. New flexible spaces and technologies recognize evolving community needs with dedicated areas for children and teens, public meeting rooms, a making space, and a high-tech media lab. The design also incorporates a number of sustainable design strategies, some of the most prominent of which include solar panels and a green roof.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

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Wausau contributes to Ohio elementary school’s historic transformation and LEED Silver certification in Columbus, Ohio by Heather West

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Heather West

The 142-year-old Stewart Alternative Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, has been transformed into a vibrant, modern center of learning for area students. Reopened in January 2015, the renovated and expanded school features high-performance Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ windows with access doors and between-glass blinds that enhance the building’s historic aesthetic. Wausau’s products also support the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) LEED® for Schools Silver certification, which the school received in August 2015.

Image Courtesy © Hardlines Design Company

Image Courtesy © Hardlines Design Company

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Weitz Center for Creativity in Northfield, Minnesota by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

From its earliest inception, Carleton College’s Weitz Center for Creativity was imagined as much more than an arts building. While it does create much-needed new exhibit and performance spaces, the Weitz Center’s true mission is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity—not only in the arts, but across the entire curriculum. It positions the College as a national leader in arts programs by creating an environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, collaborative working skills, and cross-cultural exploration. An adaptive reuse of and addition to a former middle school, the new Weitz Center for Creativity houses the departments of studio arts, dance and theater, and cinema and media studies.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

 

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