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A-to-Z House in San Francisco, California by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The A-to-Z House by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop wins a 2017 Architecture Award from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASF).

The A-to-Z House proposes an alternative to conventional approaches for expanding an outmoded San Francisco home. Perched on a hillside in Golden Gate Heights, a modest single story 1934 developer vernacular structure had limited space and failed to take advantage of expansive views of Sutro Tower, Golden Gate Park, Sausalito, and the Bay. But rather than replacing or merely attaching to the existing structure, the A-to-Z strategy seizes upon the existing forms – scaling, repeating, and manipulating found objects into a contextual collection of structures comprising a dynamic home immersed in its surroundings.

Perspective of Nested Volumes, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop (Dan Spiegel, SAW)
  • Project: A-to-Z House
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Landscape Architect: Megumi Aihara, SAW
  • Project Collaborators: Dustin Stephens, Monica Sanga, Osma Dossani
  • Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
  • Completed: 2016

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Berkshire Mountain House in Alfred, Massachusetts by Tsao & McKown Architects

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Article source: Tsao & McKown Architects

Nestled into the tree line at the top of a gentle rise, the house folds and unfolds to take advantage of sweeping panoramic views, and wraps upon itself to form an intimate courtyard against the forest’s edge.

The building is conceived as movement through a Fibonacci spiral. The resulting plan allows a graceful progression through the rooms, spiraling up to the highest point, a cozy aerie. The architecture considers the qualities of the light and views throughout the day and seasons, and offers optimal arrangements for different experiences, from breakfast, to midday recreation, to star-gazing from bed.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: Tsao & McKown Architects
  • Project: Berkshire Mountain House
  • Location: Alfred, Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Eric Laignel
  • Project Team: Calvin Tsao FAIA, Zack McKown FAIA, Richard Rhodes, Drew Stuart, Mark Anderson, Randi Mageli
  • Gross sq.ft.: 7,000 sq. ft.

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University of Pennsylvania New College House in Philadelphia by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Designed to enrich the academic life of students and embody the vibrancy of its urban setting, the 198,000-square-foot New College House brings together undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff in a shared community. As the University of Pennsylvania’s first purpose-built college house, the building is poised to enliven the campus experience for the 21st century and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: University of Pennsylvania New College House
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro, Nic Lehoux and Gregory Benson
  • Client: University of Pennsylvania
  • Design Principal/Principal-in-Charge: Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Principal: Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager: Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects: Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP

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BlueMountain Capital Management in New York by TPG Architecture

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture

TPG Architecture recently completed designing 50,000 square feet of space for Blue Mountain Capital, a prestigious asset management firm, at the 12th floor of 280 Park Avenue in Manhattan

Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: BlueMountain Capital Management
  • Location: Manhattan, New York, USA

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Pacific Center Campus Development in San Diego, California by BNIM Architects

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Article source: BNIM Architects

BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was complet-ed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, dry laboratory, catering/café, health center, fitness center, lecture hall, multi-purpose learning and conference space to the campus. Both buildings have received LEED gold certification.

Image Courtesy © BNIM Architects

  • Architects: BNIM Architects
  • Project: Pacific Center Campus Development
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Software used: Revit

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Hide Out in Los Angeles, California by Dan Brunn Architecture

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article source: Dan Brunn Architecture

Los Angeles-based architect Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, redesigned the 3,600-square-foot former Janss Family residence—a hub associated with the contemporary L.A. art scene in the 1970s and 1980s—by using his minimalist aesthetic, while incorporating design cues from the home’s original architect Frank Gehry, FAIA. The entire first floor was gutted to create an open-air plan that accommodates work and display space for the owner, artist James Jean, as well as domestic necessities. Interiors are arranged around an existing oversized rectangular skylight. New windows were added to bring additional natural light into the kitchen and living areas. Brunn created a dynamic undulating staircase wall and utilized primary building materials—such as wood, concrete, and glass—as a nod to the architectural shapes and material palette famously used by Gehry at the time.

Image Courtesy © Brandon Shigeta

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Project: Hide Out
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brandon Shigeta
  • Contractor: Realco Creations
  • Structural Engineer: Salas Design Company
  • Landscape Design: Kaisei‐en
  • Size: 3,600 square feet; 2 floors

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Martis Camp 506 in Lake Tahoe, California by Blaze Makoid Architecture

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Article sourceBlaze Makoid Architecture

Martis Camp is a 2,200 acre multigenerational ski and golf club located between historic Truckee, California, and Lake Tahoe. Over 600 one to five acre single family lots are planned with small groups of lots being released at a time. This 6,000 square foot development project is sited on an acre of steeply sloping, wooded terrain, with phenomenal views of the Carson mountain range to the north and west. The placement and footprint of the house preserves the natural site features through minimal grading and tree removal.

Image Courtesy © Vance Fox & Henrybuilt

  • Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture
  • Project: Martis Camp 506
  • Location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA
  • Photography: Vance Fox & Henrybuilt

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Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14 in Lynchburg, Tennessee by Clickspring Design

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Article source: Clickspring Design

Most who have visited a distillery know that entering an active barrel house is a profound olfactory experience. Over a period of five or more years, as a barrel of whiskey matures, a portion of its contents is lost to evaporation. This inevitable process, multiplied by thousands of barrels, creates the “angel’s share”, a scent that blankets the building in a delightfully unmistakable aroma. The angel’s share is one of the first characteristics that welcomes visitors to Barrel House 1-14 at the Jack Daniel Distillery.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Clickspring Design
  • Project: Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14
  • Location: Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Revit, Autocad, and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lead Architects:  Tuck-Hinton Architects
  • Client: Brown-Forman
  • Project Management: JLL
  • Landscape Architect: Shadley Associates
  • General Contractor: Messer Construction

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Apple Store, Upper East Side in New York by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Apple Store, Upper East Side has received a Special Commendation in the Historic Preservation category from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Bohlin Cywinski Jackson-designed retail store, located at Madison Avenue and 74th Street, is an adaptive reuse of a 1922 U.S. Mortgage & Trust building.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Apple Store, Upper East Side
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron

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A Former Grain Silo in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: JGMA 

JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: A Former Grain Silo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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