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“CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus” in Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: CO Architects

New Glass-Fronted Building Provides Learning and Diagnostic Spaces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Education Resource Center (ERC), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, is now under construction to fill a gap within the University of Virginia’s medical campus in Charlottesville. The four-level, 46,000-square-foot facility is being built for the University of Virginia Health System on a tight site between the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and a hospital parking garage. The new building is located across the street from the front entrance of the University of Virginia Medical Center and railroad tracks at the rear.

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

  • Architects: CO ArchitectsTaylor & Company
  • Project: CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, US
  • Associate Architect: Train & Partners Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Nolen Frisa Associates
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas
  • Civil Engineer: RMF Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks
  • Lighting Designer: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll

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Cliff Dwelling in Austin, Texas by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

Suspended on a narrow limestone ridge halfway down a cliff overlooking Lake Austin, this home builds upon the frame of an existing 1970s-era structure. The renovation re-works the processional sequence into and through the house making it habitable for an elderly couple, enhancing engagement with the dramatic site, and incorporating elements that have personal importance to the owners.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Cliff Dwelling
  • Location: Austin, Texas, US
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Built Work
  • Project Type: Single-family Residence
  • Project Size: 6,203 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2013

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West Lake Hills in Texas by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

This house positions itself as a backdrop to a spectacular site, with a dense canopy of trees in front and steep ravine in back. Our goal was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: West Lake Hills
  • Location: Texas, US
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Built Work
  • Project Type: Single-Family Residence, Renovation and Expansion
  • Project Size: 5500 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2011

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Making carpets for a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Rye City, New York by Groundplans, Ltd.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: Groundplans, Ltd.

For the past 10 years I had the honor of working for the family in Rye, NY that owns a Frank Lloyd Wright house. It is through their architect, Emanuela Magnusson of EFM Design that I have had this privilege.

Image Courtesy © Groundplans, Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Groundplans, Ltd.

  • Architects: Groundplans, Ltd.
  • Project: Making carpets for a Frank Lloyd Wright house
  • Location: Rye City, New York, US
  • Software used: Illustrator

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Camera Chiara in Milan, Italy by ANNAKA fzco

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Article source: ANNAKA fzco

Annabel Karim Kassar Architects shows an architectural installation Camera Chiara with two pavilions; Liwan and Camera Obscura.

Conceived to be reused and reassembled in a different location after its launch in Milan: the Liwan as a mobile shelter and the Camera Obscura as an itinerant cinema.

Image Courtesy © ANNAKA fzco

Image Courtesy © ANNAKA fzco

  • Architects: ANNAKA fzco
  • Project: Camera Chiara
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Year: 2015
  • Area: around 50 sqm each
  • Team:
    • Annabel Karim Kassar Architects and Interiors
    • Annabel Karim Kassar architect, creative director
    • Rabih Zeidan architect, project manager
    • Violaine Jeantet interior architect
    • Christophe Hascoet lighting designer
    • Caï light lighting designer
    • Alain Pin lighting designer
    • Produced by HSC
  • Contributors: Amar Foundation, Kamal Kassar; Caï light; Golran 1898; Imola Legno S.p.A.; Francoise Subes; Sylumis

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Nahahum in Near Cashmere, Washington by Balance Associates, Architects

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Balance Associates, Architects

Located north of Cashmere, Washington, in the Nahahum Canyon, this 1650 square foot two story dwelling is set into the hillside with concrete retaining walls that guide the form of the cabin. Its east west longitudinal axis and generous overhangs are designed to take advantage of solar orientation while maintaining panoramic views. The main entry is a two story room with full height glazing on the north and south walls that frame the most dramatic down-canyon view. An eastern oriented living space and kitchen occupy most of the main floor along with a powder room and utility area located within the hillside portion of the home. The upper floor contains the master suite and guest bedroom/bathroom with a loft style flex space that opens up to the living room below.

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating Photography

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating Photography

  • Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
  • Project: Nahahum
  • Location: Near Cashmere, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Steve Keating Photography
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autodesk
  • Principal: Tom Lenchek AIA
  • Project Architect: Kyle Zerbey AIA
  • Structural Engineers: Harriott Valentine Engineers
  • House Area: 1650 sq. ft. (950 main floor + 700 upper floor)
  • Site Area: 20 acres
  • Budget: Withheld at request of home owners
  • Project Year: 2009

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OFF GRID RETREAT in Appalachian Ohio by Midland Architecture

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Article source: Midland Architecture

Description:

This 900 square foot off grid retreat, situated on the family’s cattle farm in Appalachian Ohio, blends old and new technologies to create a self-sustaining home. South facing glazing in the living room provides views across a seven acre lake, and is also integral to the passive solar design which generates heat when coupled with the concrete finish floors. Additional sustainable features include a fresh water cistern supplied by a natural spring that runs along the building site; electricity generated by a solar cell array; and spray foam insulated walls and ceilings. The exterior is clad with a Corten metal standing seam roof and burnt cedar siding with Douglas fir columns. The interior layout features two bedrooms and a single bath, along with a great room and kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

Image Courtesy © Midland Architecture

  • Architects: Midland Architecture
  • Project: OFF GRID RETREAT
  • Location: Appalachian Ohio, USA
  • Designer: Greg Dutton
  • Completed: July 2014

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M30HOUSE in Cartago, Costa Rica by ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

M30 House is located in Cartago, Costa Rica, it was conceived in 2012 as a low cost housing solution for a young couple in order to have a profitable and accessible house with a great design.

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

  • Architects: ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ
  • Project: M30HOUSE
  • Location: Cartago, Costa Rica, USA
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit.

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Before & After – An Oakland House Transformation in California by Baran Studio Architecture

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: Baran Studio Architecture

The existing Spanish Style house had been modified adhoc (not to mention illegally) over the years with little attention to the net effect. As with many of the transformations we design, we took the existing conditions and capitalized on the best features of the house. These were the big, open back yard, the opportunity to connect the house to the outdoors, and the architectural interest of the split level. We also took queues from the nearby industrial and warehouse elements, and fused them with an interpretation of the neighborhood’s residential qualities. The hybrid result is simultaneously related to the context, and an architecture of its own.

Image Courtesy © Baran Studio Architecture

Image Courtesy © Baran Studio Architecture

  • Architects: Baran Studio Architecture
  • Project: Before & After – An Oakland House Transformation
  • Location: Oakland, California, USA

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Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts by Mecanoo

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, together with US based firm Sasaki Associates, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury’s Dudley square.

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Programme: 16,700 m2municipal office building for Boston Public Schools department with community space and retail, integrating 3 historic facades
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Realisation: 2012-2015
  • Client: City of Boston, MA / US
  • Partnerarchitect, landscape architect and civil engineer: Sasaki Associates
  • Historic preservation consultant: Building Conservation Associates
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineer: Arup
  • Lighting consultant: Lam Partners
  • Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Project management for client: PMA Consultants

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