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Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons in New York by HOLT Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: HOLT Architects

HOLT Architects was asked by Corning Community College to renovate and modernize the functionality of the College’s traditional Library; centralize the Campus’ Learning Centers; encourage independent learning on Campus and support the 21st century student; and support the 24-hour student by providing facilities for new modes and hours of study.

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

  • Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
  • Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
  • Location: New York, USA

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Sea Ranch Lakes Residence in Florida by Silberstein Architecture

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: Silberstein Architecture 

The plan for this 5,500 square foot private residence located along the Intracoastal Waterway is influenced from by the views, the irregular pie-shaped lot, the requirement that garages cannot face the street and the need to locate a septic field on the property.  All of these criteria influenced the plan and geometry of the home, and one of the most prominent features is the cantilevered second floor at the front façade.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Silberstein Architecture
  • Project: Sea Ranch Lakes Residence
  • Location: Florida, USA 
  • Photography: Robin Hill

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Southwest Modern Townhome Development in Phoenix, Arizona by The Ranch Mine

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: The Ranch Mine 

In many ways, “Uptown Row” is a development between two worlds. The site is situated less than 500 feet away from a light rail station in Uptown Phoenix, between a heavy commercial thoroughfare and historic residential district. Its typology straddles the line between a single-family home and multi-family complex. It is part of a city that relies on the automobile but is actively shifting towards public transportation. This 10-unit greyfield development designed by young Phoenix based architecture firm The Ranch Mine and built and developed by Boxwell Southwest finds harmony in a diverse neighborhood, stitching together disparate elements in a refined, modern complex.

front side, Image Courtesy © Jason Roehner

front side, Image Courtesy © Jason Roehner

  • Architects: The Ranch Mine 
  • Project: Southwest Modern Townhome Development
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Jason Roehner
  • Architect of Record: E Project
  • General Contractor: Boxwell Southwest
  • Site Size: 0.71 Acres
  • Project Size: 10 units totaling 17,332 Square Feet
  • Date of Completion: October 2016

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Brisbane Renovation in California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source:  Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Blitz’s project for Westport Capital Partners LLC (“Westport”) includes the complete renovation of two office buildings on the 150,000 SF Marina Landing campus in Brisbane, California, located just seven miles south of San Francisco. The goal of the building repositioning was to transform the location into a sought after creative office and campus strategic building.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Brisbane Renovation
  • Location: 5000 and 7000 Marina Boulevard, Brisbane, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Team: Seth Hanley, Principal-in-Charge & Project Architect
  • Zach Meade: Lead Designer
  • Tamara Roth: Technical Documentation
  • John Hunter: Technical Documentation/Construction Administration
  • Size: 165,000 SF
  • Completion: May 2016

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NEW LAB in New York by Macro Sea

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Macro Sea

Macro Sea began work on Building 128—which, after years of neglect, was a deserted shell—in 2012. The team took inspiration from the cathedral-like steel trusswork, and approached it as a 1970’s High-Tech Modernist muse—a kind of structural expressionist beauty.

Image Courtesy © Spencer Lowell

Image Courtesy © Spencer Lowell

  • Architects: Macro Sea
  • Project: NEW LAB
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Spencer Lowell
  • Project Management: DBI Projects
  • Architect of Record: Marvel Architects
  • Architectural Lighting: Domingo Gonzalez Associates
  • Vintage Furniture: Ricky Clifton
  • Plants: John Mini Distinctive Landscapes
  • Cofounders of New Lab: David Belt and Scott Cohen

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LUMINA Condominium Development in Folsom St., San Francisco by II BY IV DESIGN

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: v2com

In San Francisco, where it’s notoriously harder to find a place to live than it is to find a job, breaking into the real estate market can be difficult. San Francisco is a compact city of less than 50 square miles situated on steep hills and surrounded on three sides by water, which means new development has historically been limited. That is until 1989 when an earth quake destroyed portions of the double-deck Embarcardero freeway; the road was sadly demolished, but it opened up areas for new development and new opportunity.

Chef's Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

Chef’s Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Arquitectonica, Heller Manus)
  • Project: LUMINA Condominium Development
  • Location: 201 Folsom St., San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Steelblue and Javier Lovera Yepes
  • Developer: Tishman Speyer
  • Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic, ARUP
  • Broker: Polaris Pacific

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Gold Hall Residence in Malibu, California by Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Giving a face lift to an otherwise aged 1960s Malibu Canyon track home, Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) creates a sparkling contemporary gem.

Located all too near the notorious Piuma Canyon Brush fires, executive television producer Ted Gold and his wife Cara Hall, a graphic designer, took on the challenge to purchase an all wood-sided shed-roof modern home and transform it into something original and beautiful. Working with a minimal budget one step at a time, they hired local California architect Phillips to make a series of strategic surgical design procedures to update, rejuvenate, and fortify their painfully drab house with elegance and style.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

  • Architects: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)
  • Project: Gold Hall Residence
  • Location: 25780 Piuma Road, Calabasas, California 91302, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Dole of Chateau Image, Los Angeles
  • Owners: Ted Gold and Cara Hall
  • Project Team: Cameron Helland, Richard Porter, Stephen Becker, Katsu Shigemi, Danny Thai, Tyler Armstrong
  • Area: 3,000 sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2015

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Tucson Mountain Retreat in Arizona by DUST

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: DUST 

The Tucson Mountain Retreat is located within the Sonoran Desert; an extremely lush, exposed, arid expanse of land that emits a sense of stillness and permanency, and holds mysteries of magical proportions.  The home is carefully sited in response to the adjacent arroyos, rock out-croppings, ancient cacti, animal migration paths, air movement, sun exposure and views.   Great effort was invested to minimize the physical impact of the home in such a fragile environment, while at the same time attempting to create a place that would serve as a backdrop to life and strengthen the sacred connections to the awe-inspiring mystical landscape.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: DUST
  • Project: Tucson Mountain Retreat
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Structural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services (Mike Harris)
  • Plumbing/Mechanical Engineer: Otterbein Engineering (Roy Otterbein)
  • Electrical Engineer: Matthews Consulting & Design (Jeff Matthews)
  • Gross Sq. Ft.: 3640 Gross Sq. Ft.
  • Completion Date: June 2012

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Modular Student Accommodation in Lewisham, Oregon by Weston Williamson+Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Chapter Lewisham, a distinctive ‘boutique’ concept of student accommodation, part of Lewisham Council’s town centre regeneration plan, opened its doors to students late last week.

Weston Williamson+Partners, working with building contractor Tide, used the latest technologies in prefabricated module building, by Vision Modular Designs, to deliver one of the largest and most creative modern student accommodations to date.

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

Image Courtesy © Nick Guttridge

  • Architects: Weston Williamson+Partners
  • Project: Modular Student Accommodation
  • Location: Lewisham, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Nick Guttridge

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Meadow Farm House in California by William McDonough + Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks. The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property. Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The building is passively heated and cooled, and energy uses are supported almost entirely by on site harvesting (PVs). The farm includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting. The project is LEED Platinum certified.

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

 

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners
  • Project: Meadow Farm House
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Emily Hagopian
  • Landscape Architect: Bernard Trainor + Associates
  • Interior Design: Carla Carstens
  • Area: 5,800 sq ft

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