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ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Design Blitz

Zendesk, a customer service software provider, was one of the first tech companies to move to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood to take advantage of the city’s tax incentive program, and the first to sign a community benefits agreement. After experiencing large-scale growth, it was only natural for the company to seek an additional space in the neighborhood they called home. Zendesk’s new office marks its second building on Market Street, creating an urban campus that assists in the revival of the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood. The new building not only serves as a headquarters for the growing Zendesk team, but also as opens its doors as a communal hub for local businesses and residents.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Size: 75,000 SF
  • Completion: June 2014

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Frei Otto Receives the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Visionary architect, 89, dies in his native Germany on March 9, 2015

Otto was an architect, visionary, utopian, ecologist, pioneer of lightweight materials, protector of natural resources and a generous collaborator with architects, engineers, and biologists, among others.

Frei Otto -- ©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto —
©2015 The Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation

Frei Otto has received the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Tom Pritzker announced today. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the prize. Mr. Pritzker said: “Our jury was clear that, in their view, Frei Otto’s career is a model for generations of architects and his influence will continue to be felt. The news of his passing is very sad, unprecedented in the history of the prize. We are grateful that the jury awarded him the prize while he was alive. Fortunately, after the jury decision, representatives of the prize traveled to Mr. Otto’s home and were able to meet with Mr. Otto to share the news with him. At this year’s Pritzker Prize award ceremony in Miami on May 15 we will celebrate his life and timeless work.”

Mr. Otto becomes the 40th laureate of the Pritzker Prize and the second laureate from Germany.

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PACE GALLERY in New York by HS2 ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Article source: HS2 ARCHITECTURE 

Pace Gallery’s 510 West 25th Street property is a one-story 4,000 sf conversion of a derelict automotive garage into a sleek, minimal art gallery. With twenty-foot ceilings and four new skylights, HS2/Bill Katz Studios created a large exhibition space with plentiful but controlled diffuse daylight. The complete renovation involved all new infrastructure, mechanical, electrical, lighting and fire protection.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo /  HS2 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo / HS2 Architecture

  • Architects: HS2 ARCHITECTURE 
  • Project: PACE GALLERY
  • Location: 508 + 510 West 25th Street New York, NY, US
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Design Consultant: Bill Katz Studios
  • Principal-in-Charge: Thomas Hut, HS2 Architecture
  • Project Architect: Timothy McQuestion, HS2 Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Assocaites
  • Consulting Engineer (M/E/P): Irwin Associates
  • Environmental Engineer: Tenen
  • Environmental Consulting Geotechnical Engineer: Carlin Simpson and Associates
  • Square Footage: 8,000SF
  • Year: 2012

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Renton House in Washington by Stettler Design

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: Stettler Design

Perched above Lake Washington, this new house offers a series of dynamic spaces and a focus in sustainable building techniques.

Image Courtesy © Dale Lang

Image Courtesy © Dale Lang

  • Architects: Stettler Design
  • Project: Renton House
  • Location: Renton, Washington
  • Photography: Dale Lang
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Project Team: Daniel Stettler, Will Payne
  • Area: 3,500 sq. ft.
  • Lot Area: 3,500 sq. ft.
  • Year Built: 2011

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Union Station Bus Deck Pavilions in Washington DC by STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

In 2012, Union Station became the new central location for intercity bus travel in Washington DC. The new bus transit center is located in the parking garage, removed from the facilities and amenities of the majestic Beaux Arts masterpiece next door. Studio Twenty Seven Architecture was asked to design a solution that would provide amenities to the bus traveler without requiring them to leave the bus deck.

Image Courtesy © STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

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AIRSTREAM TRAILER RECORDING, BROADCAST & TEACHING STUDIO in NEW YORK designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

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 re-purposed as a teaching, recording, and broadcast production 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,

1. Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio Rear to Front, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

1. Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio Rear to Front, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

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The Southern U.S. Inspires Southpoint Capital Advisors’ New Office by MKDA

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Article source: MKDA

The Mad Potter of Biloxi, George E. Ohr, whose ceramic art reemerged in 2010 with the opening of the Frank Gehry-designed Ohr-O’Keefe Museum Of Art, was the inspiration behind a new workplace created by interiors firm MKDA for Southpoint Capital Advisors.

The hedge fund’s owner, originally from the Southern United States, also provided vision for the 22nd floor boutique office located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas in the W.R. Grace Building. He required a warm and hospitable environment that was equally modern and efficient.

Image Courtesy © MKDA

Image Courtesy © MKDA

  • Architects: MKDA
  • Project: The Southern U.S. Inspires Southpoint Capital Advisors’ New Office

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, VA by STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source:  STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE 

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: STUDIO TWENTY SEVEN ARCHITECTURE 
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, VA, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino
  • AIA Principal-in-Charge: John K. Burke, Todd Ray, FAIA, LEED-AP
  • Project Designer: Jake Marzolf
  • Project Architect: Sophia Zelov
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group

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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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