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May/September : Eskenazi Hospital Parking Structure Art Facade in Indianapolis, IN by Urbana Studio

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Article source: Urbana Studio

This project began with an interest in challenging the typical notion of the parking structure as an unappreciated infrastructural typology by transforming the new Eskenazi Hospital parking structure into a binary, synthetic terrain. The effect of a field of 7,000 angled metal panels in conjunction with an articulated east/west color strategy creates a dynamic façade system that offers observers a unique visual experience depending on their vantage point and the pace at which they are moving through the site.

Image Courtesy © Serge Hoeltschi

Image Courtesy © Serge Hoeltschi

  • Architects: Urbana Studio
  • Project: May/September : Eskenazi Hospital Parking Structure Art Facade
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN, U.S.A
  • Photography: Serge Hoeltschi

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Courtyard House in Aurora, U.S.A by NO ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Article source: NO ARCHITECTURE

NOA completes The Courtyard House in Aurora, OR. This 2,489 ft² (231 m²) structure is located on a hill overlooking protected wet­lands, cantilevering towards views of the Pudding River on one side, while carving into the ground on the other. Entered through a sunken entrance court, the living spaces unfold in a continuous loop around a faceted glass courtyard.

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © NO ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: NO ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Courtyard House
  • Location: Aurora, U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Weber.
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad, Adobe CS, Ecotect.
  • PROJECT: Private residence
  • TYPE: Commission
  • SIZE: 2,981 ft² (277 m²) with garage
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • COLLABORATORS: WBS Construction Inc., Madden & Baughman Engineering, Inc.,
  • STATUS: Completed 2013
  • VALUE: $585,000;
  • KEY PERSON: Andrew Heid;
  • TEAM: Jack Hogan, Noa Peer, Christopher Purpura.

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City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6 in California, United States by Behnisch Architekten

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Behnisch Architekten

The City of Santa Monica (CoSM) Parking Structure #6 in downtown Santa Monica serves several major local and tourist destinations. The public parking structure was completed in December 2013.

Image Courtesy © David Matthiessen

Image Courtesy © David Matthiessen

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Project: City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6
  • Location: California, United States
  • Photography: David Matthiessen
  • Software usedAutoCAD

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Beast in Austin, USA by Specht Harpman

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Article source: Specht Harpman

This project involved the renovation and adaptive re-use of an existing single-story brick building in downtown Austin.  The structure, built in the 1920’s, housed a wide variety of tenancies through the years, from a mom-and pop grocery store to leasing offices for new downtown condominiums.  The current owner, a creative company involved with film production, was on an extremely limited budget, and wanted to re-use as much of what existed as possible while making something that was uniquely “Austin” in character.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Beast
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Software used: Autocad

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Anticipated PortMiami Tunnel Unveiled in Miami by ArquitectonicaGEO & Bouygues Construction

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Article source: ArquitectonicaGEO & Bouygues Construction

Miami-based ArquitectonicaGEO was a member of the international team on the $1-billion PortMiami Tunnel, a full Public Private Partnership (P3), Design-Build-Finance-Maintain-Operate, infrastructure project that was thirty years in the making.  The tunnel opened to traffic on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill.

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Prospect Heights Solar in Brooklyn by CWB Architects

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Article source: CWB Architects

Located in the Prospect Heights Historic District of Brooklyn, this late 19th century structure was suffering from old age and a general lack of upkeep. A gut renovation of the entire building was required to convert the aging building into a single family home for the new owners with a rental unit at the garden level. Although mostly new, many details original to the house were salvaged, restored and reused throughout the renovation with an overall contemporary aesthetic.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski

  • Architects: CWB Architects
  • Project: Prospect Heights Solar
  • Location: Brooklyn, U.S.A
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski

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One Thousand Museum in Miami by AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Article source: AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Here is a first look at architectural interior designer Alfred Karram Jr.’s vision for an exclusively commissioned unit at Zaha Hadid’s One Thousand Museum in Miami.

Inspired by Hadid’s ground breaking approach to the property’s façade, Karram chose to echo the sleek geometry with curvy custom furnishings and agile interior architecture in subtle shades of white, gray and charcoal.

Image Courtesy © AKJ Design Concepts LLC

Image Courtesy © AKJ Design Concepts LLC

  • Interior designer: AKJ Design Concepts LLC
  • Project: One Thousand Museum
  • Location: Miami, U.S.A
  • Software used: Catapult 13

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Bug Acres of Woodstock in Upstate, New York by CWB Architects

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Article source: CWB Architects

The Owner’s were looking for a modern farmhouse to replace the small existing cottage on a 6.8-acre parcel they purchased in Upstate New York. This 2,700 square foot, solar powered home was the result of the Owner’s vision for a home connected to the landscape, the aspect they valued most about the site.

Image Courtesy © Rachael L. Stollar

Image Courtesy © Rachael L. Stollar

  • Architects: CWB Architects
  • Project: Bug Acres of Woodstock
  • Location: Upstate, New York
  • Photography: Rachael L. Stollar
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Mac-based drafting software

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Cremieux in New York, U.S.A by Spacesmith

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Article source: Spacesmith

Spacesmith is pleased to announce the completion of Cremieux’s first New York City retail store. Founded in 1976, the French tailored men’s collection recently moved its headquarters from Paris to New York and now operates stores in Europe, Taiwan, Qatar and Mexico. For their first NYC retail location, Cremieux chose a small 800sf space set within a landmarked Soho cast-iron building. The design was to reflect ‘Old World Soho’ while enhancing the customer’s shopping experience.

Image Courtesy © Alex Severin

Image Courtesy © Alex Severin

  • Architects: Spacesmith
  • Project: Cremieux
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Alex Severin
  • General Contractor: TMG Construction
  • MEP Engineers: Fiskaa 
  • Lighting: Kuglar Ning Lighting Design

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1028 Natoma Street in CA, USA by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

This project, on a twenty-five-by-eighty-foot lot next to 1022 Natoma Street, continues the investigation of San Francisco infill buildings. At the street level are parking and entrance lobby; above are four stacked units. One thickened party wall provides vertical access and a light court. The other acts as a service zone, condensing kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, and storage behind sliding glass doors.

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

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