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District Hall in Boston, Massachusetts by Hacin + Associates

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Hacin + Associates

District Hall, the world’s first freestanding public innovation center in Boston. Designed by Hacin + Associates, the single story 12,000 SF pavilion is located in the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, the historically industrial South Boston waterfront now being transformed into an urban environment dedicated to fostering innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. District Hall will serve as an anchor for this emerging district, conceived as a place for the innovation community to meet, exchange ideas, and host business and social events.

Image Courtesy © Gustav Hoiland

Image Courtesy © Gustav Hoiland

  • Architects: Hacin + Associates
  • Project: District Hall
  • Location: 75 Northern Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Kerkythea
  • Photography: Gustav Hoiland
  • Size: 12,000 SF, including a 4000 SF Restaurant
  • Cost: $6 million [Base building: $4.7 million, Interior fit-out: $1.3 million]

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“THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN” in New York by BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and HUD, is aimed at addressing structural and environmental vulnerabilities that Hurricane Sandy exposed in communities throughout the region and developing fundable solutions to better protect residents from future climate events. We propose a protective system around Manhattan from West 54th street south to The Battery and up to East 40th street: 10 continuous miles of low-lying geography that comprise an incredibly dense, vibrant, and vulnerable urban area.

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: THE BIG U – REBUILD BY DESIGN
  • Location: New York, U.S.A.
  • Client: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 1000000
  • Project type: Federal competition
  • Code: HUD
  • Collaborators: ONE Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Level Infrastructure, BuroHappold, Arcadis, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Project Projects, School of Constructed Environments at Parsons
  • PROJECT TEAM
    • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Thomas Christofferson
    • Project Leader: Jeremy Alain Siegel, Daniel Kidd
    • Team: Kurt Nieminen, Dammy Lee, Yifu Sun, Jack Lipson, David Spittler, Blake Smith, David Dottelonde, Ken Amoah, Choonghyo Lee, Wesley Chiang, Daisy Zhong, Hector Garcia, Riccardo de Palma, Yaziel Juarbe, Taylor Hewett

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SOUTH CAMPUS MASTER PLAN in Washington, D.C by BIG

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: BIG

Working closely with the Smithsonian, we conceived a master plan for the South Mall Campus as an example of radical reinterpretation. To resolve the contradictions between old and new, and to find freedom within the boundaries of strict regulation and historical preservation, we chose to carefully reinterpret the elements that are already present in the campus. The proposed master plan will be implemented over a 10-to-20–year period beginning in 2016.

Image Courtesy © BIG

Image Courtesy © BIG

  • Architects: BIG
  • Project: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SOUTH CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
  • Location: Washington, D.C, U.S.A.
  • Status: In Progress
  • Size in m2: 123703
  • Project type: Commission
  • Client: Smithsonian Institution
  • Collaborators: SurfaceDesign, Robert Silman Associates, GHT Limited, EHT Traceries, Stantec, Atelier Ten VJ Associates, Wiles Mensch, PE Group, FDS Design Studio, Kleinfelder
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Ziad Shehab
  • Project Leaders: Daniel Kidd, Sean Franklin
  • Team: Suemin Jeon, Alana Goldweit, Cadence Bayley, Lina Bondarenko, Annette Miller, Otilia Pupezeanu, Choongyho Lee, Doug Stechschulte, Jeremy Alain Siegel, Alexandre Hamlyn, Julian Ocampo Salazar, Tammy Teng, Daisy Zhong

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HALL Winery in St. Helena, California by Signum Architecture

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Article source: Signum Architecture

Components: Production + Fermentation, Public Tasting, Private Wine Club Lounge, Viewing Terrace, Kitchen

On the valley floor, this building sits between two mountains, drawing tasters from all sides. Upon entry, guests are drawn into a quieter, darker space, close to the wine making process, and then released back out toward the openness of the valley.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

  • Architects: Signum Architecture
  • Project: HALL Winery
  • Location: St. Helena, California, US
  • Photography: Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut
  • Design: Jarrod Denton + Alison Maloney
  • Builder: Hathaway Dinwiddie
  • Landscape: Office of James Burnett
  • Interior Design: Nicole Hollis

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Manhattan Micro Loft in New York by Specht Harpman

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the radical transformation of a tiny, awkward apartment at the top of a six-story building.  With only 425 square feet of floor area, but a ceiling height of over 24 feet, the new design exploits the inherent sectional possibilities, and creates a flowing interior landscape that dissolves the notion of distinct “rooms.”

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Manhattan Micro Loft
  • Location: New York, US

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Odette Winery in California by signum architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: signum architecture

This third winery of the Plumpjack group is expected to produce elegant and feminine wines, which they sought to reflect in the architecture. The side view of the facility evokes the sweeping curve of a swan’s wing, inspired by the Tchaikovsky ballet character Odette.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoruti

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoruti

  • Architects: signum architecture
  • Project: Odette Winery
  • Location: California, US
  • Photography: Adrian Gregoruti
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino and SketchUp

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Aviator’s Villa in Duchess County, New York by Urban Office Architecture

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: Urban Office Architecture

This project explores the idea of flight as a powerful motivator for architectural darings.

The house, designed for a retired Pilot, the Aviator, is organized as an analogical continuum of dis-assembled flight components. Similarly to how the “Air Body” wraps an airplane all around, and completely, so is the House “exposed” to air on all its sides, in an orbital fashion.

Image Courtesy © Urban Office Architecture

Image Courtesy © Urban Office Architecture

  • Architects: Urban Office Architecture
  • Project: Aviator’s Villa
  • Location: Duchess County, New York, US
  • Principal Architect: Carlo Enzo
  • Team: Wamaris Rosario, Morteza Ramezani

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Detroit School of Arts in Michigan by Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Detroit School of Arts is a new building housing 1200 students. The public high school is located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural centre. The building opened in February of 2005, they chose a green design as it has been shown to raise student and staff performance. The building is designed so that spaces that benefit from daylighting are on the perimeter and the spaces not requiring daylighting are in the core of the building. Mostly recycled-content materials, low emitting materials and products manufactured within the region were chosen for the building. The project team also diverted almost 60% of the construction waste by weight, from landfills.

Image Courtesy © Advanced Glazings Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Advanced Glazings Ltd.

  • Project: Detroit School of Arts
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. (more…)

Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower in California by HMC Architects

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: HMC Architects

Construction is complete on Torrance Memorial’s new $480 million Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as general contractor of the hospital facility which was delivered over four-and-a-half months early and $10 million under budget. The hospital held a community celebration on September 20, and the new facility opened to patients on November 16.

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects
  • Project: Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower
  • Location: Torrance, California, U.S.A.

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National City Middle School in California by LPA, Inc.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: LPA, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s top education facility builders, has completed construction of a new 19,880-square-foot classroom building, comprising phase two of National City Middle School, located on a two-acre site at 1701 D Avenue in National City, Calif. 91950.

Image Courtesy © LPA, Inc.

Image Courtesy © LPA, Inc.

  • Architects: LPA, Inc.
  • Project: National City Middle School
  • Location: California, U.S.A.

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