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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir in Ithaca, New York by Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

As part of the 2014 CCA biennale, Korean-born conceptual multi-media artist, Kimsooja has created a new work in close collaboration with architect Jaeho Chong and the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University.

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

  • Architects: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner
  • Project: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir
  • Location: Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, New York
  • Photography: Jaeho Chong, Aaron Wax, Ferdinand Kohle
  • Curator: Stephanie Owens (Director, CCA; Professor of multi disciplinary studies, art & architecture)
  • Collaborators: Jaeho Chong (Architect); Professor Ulrich Wiesner (Materials Science and Engineering); and Wiesner Group researchers: Hiroaki Sai, PhD (Materials Science & Engineering); and Ferdinand Kohle (graduate student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology); Erik P. Eshelman (Architectural Engineering)
  • Commission: Cornell Council for the Arts
  • Dimensions: 46 feet x 4.5 feet (dia.)

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14-Story Tower in the Miami by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects is pleased to release its design for a 14-story tower that will rise in the vibrant Miami Design District. Supplemented by amenities such as a rooftop lounge and swimming pool, as well as retail at ground level, the tower’s 76 residential units are designed to take advantage of panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. The exterior of the building produces habitable spaces that function as a contemporary “Florida Room,” historic to the surrounding Buena Vista neighborhood. These shaded, open-air rooms provide both a thermal buffer for the interior and an outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. The facade architecture demonstrates Studio Gang’s principle of exo-spatial high-rise design in which the inside extends to the outside in a dynamic spatial arrangement. Targeting LEED Gold, the project will incorporate performance features such as energy-saving solar shading and a rainwater collection system.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: 14-Story Tower 
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • OWNER: Miami Design District Associates
  • SIZE: 160,000 sf
  • LEED: Targeted Gold
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2016
  • Associate Architect: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc.  (more…)

Water Works (Minneapolis Parks Foundation) in collaboration with SCAPE Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers

SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE and ROGERS PARTNERS Architects+Urban Designers create schematic vision for a new public gateway to the Mississippi River’s only true waterfall.

Developed for the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, “Water Works” will be a destination park and neighborhood amenity with nationally significant historic features and year-round appeal.

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS architects+urban designers

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS architects+urban designers

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Hidden Flashes in San Jose, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture

A solid, natural, and warm object makes us question what is inside. Soft lines, symmetrical composition, plotted openings, and small rays of light peek inside. The thrill of slipping between pointillism in each sharp element contrasts with the tranquility and passivity of light reflected in its shadow; a double faced complexity.

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

  • Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture
  • Project: Hidden Flashe
  • Location: San Jose, Costa, USA
  • Photography: Andres Garcia Lachner
  • Veritas University Professors: Arq. Laura Morelli
  • Veritas University Assistant: Arq. Cesar Coto Leandro
  • Design Development: Murillo Poblador Maria Jose, San Martin Cruz Ana Laura, Calvo Mendez Andrea Johanna, Campos Jimenez Silvia, Corrales Morera Melisa, Esquivel Isern Javier, Gamboa Amador Jose Alonso, Garcia Fernandez Mayline Diala, Gutierrez Chaves Priscilla, Gutierrez Nigro Maria Jose, Lopez Castro Daniela Maria, Montero Delgado Nery Sophia, Muñoz Alguera Mariela Paola, Quesada Pizarro Diana Maria, Rojas Murillo Jose Mario, Vasquez Barquero Jose Esteban, Aguilar Quesada Daniela Maria, Alvarez Tacsan Maria Jose, Barquero Carranza Lissa, Carolina, Ellis Wegley, Amy Rebeca, Fonseca Montalto Maria Jose, Gomez Duran Christian, Mena Guerrero, Maria Jose, Morel Julien, Porras Castro Andrea, Rodriguez Alvarado Alonso, Salas Araya Estrella, Sanabria Rojas Jacqueline, Segura Matamoros Jose Pablo, Vargas Jara, Javier Alonso, Vinocour Alvarez Carlos Alberto, Currea Natalia

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Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex in 160 Mass. Ave. Tower

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

BOSTON, MASS.  Berklee College of Music opened the doors to its 160 Massachusetts Avenue,residence tower in January 2014.  The building now features one of the largest, most progressive, and versatile professional audio teaching/production/performance complexes in the U.S.  Over three years and $100 million have been invested in the development and construction of this cusp point educational compound.  Situated over four dedicated floors in a striking, sixteen-story, 155,000 sq. ft.  William Rawn Associates building, the ten-studio Walters-Storyk Design Group – designed, audio education component represents a pinnacle of contemporary studio planning.

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming

  • Designed By: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: Berklee College of Music Opens Major WSDG-Designed Audio Teaching Complex
  • Location: Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Cheryl Fleming
  • Software used: REVIT, CATT Acoustics, INSUL  (acoustics software)

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Cascades of Lights in San Jose, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Article source: Benjamin Garcia Saxe

Framing and fading the view become guidelines for the imagination; where an escape from the city is built and transported into a fictional world that is dancing with the wind, and light plays absorbed by its threads that catch between their frames a changing landscape.

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

Image Courtesy © Andres Garcia Lachner

  • Architects: Benjamin Garcia Saxe
  • Project: Cascades of Lights
  • Location: San Jose, Costa Rica, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andres Garcia Lachner
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Date: August, 2014
  • Veritas University Professors: Arq. Benjamin Garcia Saxe, Arq. Laura Morelli
  • Veritas University Assistant: Arq. Cesar Coto Leandro
  • Design Development: Murillo Poblador Maria Jose, San Martin Cruz Ana Laura, Calvo Mendez Andrea Johanna, Campos Jimenez Silvia, Corrales Morera Melisa, Esquivel Isern Javier, Gamboa Amador Jose Alonso, Garcia Fernandez Mayline Diala, Gutierrez Chaves Priscilla, Gutierrez Nigro Maria Jose, Lopez Castro Daniela Maria, Montero Delgado Nery Sophia, Muñoz Alguera Mariela Paola, Quesada Pizarro Diana Maria, Rojas Murillo Jose Mario, Vasquez Barquero Jose Esteban, Aguilar Quesada Daniela Maria, Alvarez Tacsan Maria Jose, Barquero Carranza Lissa, Carolina, Ellis Wegley, Amy Rebeca, Fonseca Montalto Maria Jose, Gomez Duran Christian, Mena Guerrero, Maria Jose, Morel Julien, Porras Castro Andrea, Rodriguez Alvarado Alonso, Salas Araya Estrella, Sanabria Rojas Jacqueline, Segura Matamoros Jose Pablo, Vargas Jara, Javier Alonso, Vinocour Alvarez Carlos Alberto, Currea Natalia

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VILLA BELLEVUE in Washington by Vanessa Pointet

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: Vanessa Pointet

Individual villas have played a particular role in the history of domesticity. They are inevitably the set for the rich and dramatic play of family life whether in fiction or reality. In that sense all villas belong to a very same lineage : a stage for the domestic drama: love, passion, adultery, brotherhood ; the ups and down of family and love stories. Regardless of whether the scenario comes with a happy ending or not, similarities appear in all domestic environments.

Image Courtesy © Vanessa Pointet

Image Courtesy © Vanessa Pointet

  • Architects: Vanessa Pointet
  • Project: VILLA BELLEVUE
  • Location: Washington

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California by SPF:architects

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: SPF:architects 

The program for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts [the Wallis] was to transform the Historic Post Office Site into a cultural center for the performing arts including, the 500 seat Goldsmith Theatre, the 120 seat Lovelace Studio Theatre, an education wing, administrative offices, café, gift shop, sculpture garden, education court and a state of the art performing arts support spaces.

Image Courtesy © SPF:architects

Image Courtesy © SPF:architects

  • Architects: SPF:architects
  • Project: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A
  • OWNER: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • PRESERVATION ARCHITECT & HISTORIC TAX CREDIT: Historic Resources Group
  • THEATER CONSULTANT: Schuler Shook
  • ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT: Jaffe Holden Acoustics
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Structural Focus
  • MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING: ARC Engineering
  • CIVIL ENGINEER: Rothman Engineering, Inc.
  • AUDIO/VIDEO CONSULTANT: Electrosonic Design Consulting
  • LIGHTING: HLB Lighting
  • CONTRACTOR: Matt Construction Company

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Living Zero in San Francisco, California by SUSTAINABLE.TO

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO

In 2003, Architecture 2030 was established to respond to rapidly accelerating climate change. This has sparked extraordinary development in the field of renewable energy technology, allowing for buildings to become increasingly energy efficient.
The design intention was to establish the net-zero perspective from the eyes of the occupant. This project proposes a net-zero energy building in every aspect. Not only does the building produce more energy than it consumes through the use of building integrated photovoltaics, but it also attempts to foster a sense of community and a sustainable lifestyle through a vertical tower typology.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
  • Project: Living Zero
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: AIA San Francisco
  • Competition: Architecture at Zero
  • Completion: 2013

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Harlem Community Rooftop Farm in New York by EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Article source: Elmslie Osler Architect

Access to affordable housing and fresh, healthy food are often scarce in New York City. We have designed the Harlem Community Rooftop Farm to help alleviate the dearth of these basic needs in one Manhattan Neighborhood. This combined affordable housing development and community garden also provides much-needed green space and a reprieve from the busy streets below. This community garden in Harlem redevelops the existing roofscape above Citarella to include farming that is publically accessible via a wide stair leading up from 126th Street. The stair is constructed of concrete and reclaimed redwood marking the transition from sidewalk to elevated garden. Once at the top there is a deck of reclaimed redwood shaded by small fruit trees that leads to a gradual downward slope with spacious low steps and benches for sitting, gathering and observing busy 125th Street. Rooftop planter boxes that are open for use by the community are supplemented by vertical farming walls which are maintained by residents of the affordable housing units in the adjacent building. The vertical farming panels are made of stainless steel and are accessible via balconies running the entire length of the south-west facing façade.

Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect

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