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Hayvenhurst Folie in Encino, California by NEW THEME Inc.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source:  NEW THEME Inc. 

Originally contracted to restore a family’s mid-century home in Encino, California, NEW THEME Inc. was brought on to develop an inspirational, unique and didactic playhouse for the family’s children. The playhouse was inspired by the concept of a “folie”, which, amongst its many meanings, also refers to a small structure popular in France for recreational purposes. By naming it the “Hayvenhurst Folie”, it signifies an escape from not only the main house but also the energy grid of the neighborhood. The structure utilizes significant sustainable systems to achieve an off-the-grid energy profile that provides a scalable model of energy responsibility.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

  • Architects: NEW THEME Inc.
  • Project: Hayvenhurst Folie
  • Location: Encino, California, US

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LC-140 in Colorado by Låda Cube

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Låda Cube

\”In 2013 Låda Cube set out to change how we use and think about our walls.

Fueled by our belief that traditional stick-built walls consume needless time, energy, and resources, we set out to develop a better technology. We couldn’t be more excited about the results!

We created a wall that is infinitely flexible and allows for rapid modifications of spaces, a wall that is transportable, a wall that is cheaper, and most importantly, a wall that is beautiful.

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

Image Courtesy © Låda Cube

  • Architects: Låda Cube (John Fay)
  • Project: LC-140
  • Location: Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Photoshop, Sketchup, and Microsoft Powerpoint

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Hard Rock Café in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Banker Wire

MUKWONAGO, WI…When the Gatlinburg, TN, Hard Rock Café announced its move to nearby Pigeon Forge, they let the community know that the restaurant would not only be expanding, but refreshing its image. An exterior sign with Banker Wire mesh combines a modern look with the restaurant’s familiar logo.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Project: Hard Rock Café
  • Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

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La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture 

The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
  • Location: West Hollywood, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau

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Sebastopol Barn House in California by ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Article source: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

The classic barn form of the Sebastopol Barn House is the result of an historic timber frame structure dismantled in upstate New York, cleaned, cataloged and refurbished in Texas, and planned for relocation in the wine country of Northern California. The interior enclosed living spaces within the barn form are carefully designed to preserve the massive open space of the frame, weaving in and out of the existing timbers as a simple background of folding white planes, highlighting the special wood and joinery, and gathering the mysterious light, shadow, and spatial tracery of the floating beams and columns. All new elements of the architecture are constructed of simple materials, painted white, so that only the barn frame itself is highlighted. The pure form of the barn exterior is counterpoised with a low concrete wing cut into the hillside, locking the barn into its meadow landscape with simply formed outdoor courtyard living spaces formed by the two wings.

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

  • Architects: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Sebastopol Barn House
  • Location: Sebastopol, California, USA
  • Photography: ANTHONY VIZZARI3
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit, Rhino
  • Building Type: Single family residents with second dwelling unit, Wood + Concrete Construction
  • Completion: 2014
  • Area of Building: 3732 sq. ft.
  • Design Team: MARK ANDERSON, PETER ANDERSON, JOHNSON TANG, YEVGENIY OSSIPOV, Gennifer Muñoz, YINGYING XUE, JIA WU, CHRIS CAMPBELL
  • Project Manager: JOHNSON TANG
  • BARN TIMBER FRAME RESTORATION: TROY DUMONT
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: ANDY BANNISTER

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LOWER EASTSIDE GIRLS CLUB in NEW YORK by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

NEW YORK:  As the culmination of a nearly 20-year-long odyssey, the Lower East Side Girls Club has added a new component to its year-old Center for Community.  A classic Airstream Trailer (circa 1958) has been repurposed as a teaching, production and recording studio for LESGC’s WGRL Internet Radio Station and Recording Arts Program.  Prominently displayed in a second story window in LESGC’s recently completed $20 million sustainably-built 12 story building at 101 Avenue D, the studio was designed and configured by Walters Storyk Design Group cofounder/architect/ acoustician John Storyk.

Image Courtesy © Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio (from Ave. D through 2nd floor window, Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio (from- Ave. D through 2nd floor window, Cheryl Fleming

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Casa Playa in Golden Beach, Florida by OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Article source: OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

An exceptionally expansive and rarely available oceanfront retreat, 699 Ocean Boulevard offers a truly private escape from the moment one enters the property and is greeted by a three-level living green wall. A modern garden paradise, this home fully embraces elegant indoor-outdoor resort-style living with 6,000 square feet of terraces and a 5,000-square-foot spa and fitness level.

Image Courtesy © OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design

  • Architects: OPPENHEIM Architecture + Design (Chad Oppenheim)
  • Project: Casa Playa
  • Location: 699 Ocean Boulevard, Golden Beach, Florida, USA
  • Developer: Jacob Abramson, Miami Golden LLC
  • Sales and Marketing: Oren Alexander, The Alexander Team, Douglas Elliman
  • Listing Price: $36 million

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MOSF (Museum of science fiction) in Washington D.C by Miguel A. Arias

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: Miguel A. Arias

The conception of a museum of science fiction is created by the need to expose the exorbitant knowledge that this discipline has developed throughout history. Supported by actual studies, this science includes theories and structure still unconfirmed, making possible validity and creation, any invention of the uncertain or nonexistent.

Image Courtesy © Miguel A. Arias, Paola Silva

Image Courtesy © Miguel A. Arias, Paola Silva

  • Architects: Miguel A. Arias
  • Project: MOSF (Museum of science fiction)
  • Location: Washington D.C, USA
  • Photography: Miguel A. Arias, Paola Silva
  • Team: Miguel A. Arias, Paola Silva
  • Area: 1717m2
  • Client: Museum of science fiction, non-profit organization, International architectural design competition, finalist project
  • Year: 2014

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Boston’s Tallest Residential Building in Boston by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP 

Construction is under way for a 61-story residential tower that will house a hotel and luxury condominiums in Boston’s historic Back Bay. The building, known as Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, is being designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (Henry N. Cobb and Roy Barris, lead designers) and Cambridge Seven Associates (Gary Johnson, lead designer), collaborating architects. It will be the tallest building to rise in Boston since the John Hancock Tower, also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and completed in 1976.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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IN|OUT in Stinson Beach, California by WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Article source: WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

This residence is situated along the mountainous coastline north of San Francisco and sited to take advantage of spectacular views towards the Pacific Ocean and surrounding state park.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture
  • Project: IN|OUT
  • Location: Stinson Beach, California, U.S.A.
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, a BIM software like Revit.
  • Year: November 2012
  • Principal in Charge: Joseph E. Wnuk, AIA, LEED AP, Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Architect of Record: William Kirsch & Associates
  • Construction Manager: Hayden Collective
  • MEP Engineer: Sustainable Design and Project Management
  • Structural Engineer: Andersson Woodrow Structural & Architectural Engineering

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