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Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar in Yakima, Washington by Graham Baba Architects

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: Graham Baba Architects

The first half of the 20th-century was a time of growth and dignity for downtown Yakima. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft visited the emerging agricultural center where the main street featured fountains, grand theaters, and stately, multi-story brick-and-masonry buildings. By mid-century, however, most of these structures had been demolished to make way for parking lots as businesses struggled to keep their downtown relevant and residents fled to the suburbs.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Graham Baba Architects
  • Project: Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar
  • Location: Yakima, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer, Jenn LaFreniere
  • Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp

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Five Fields Play Structure in Lexington, Massachusetts by Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Matter Design 

This play structure is situated on the sloping landscape of a mid-century modern common land, where neighborhood kids enjoy a shared backyard. The Architects Collaborative designed and developed the Five Fields neighborhood in the early 1950s hoping to foster community by creating a piece of shared common land. In the ensuing 60+ years homeowners have come and gone but the community and its care and appreciation for the common land remain. TAC conceived the neighborhood as an experiment and the community, wishing to keep the experimental spirit alive, requested a structure that is both safe and exhilarating for the kids. They wanted something that would challenge the kids without any singularly functional elements.

Image Courtesy © Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects

  • Architects: Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects (Brandon Clifford, Michael Schanbacher)
  • Project: Five Fields Play Structure
  • Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
  • Project Team: Dar Adams,  Courtney Apgar,  Josh Apgar, Michael Leviton, Daniel Marshall, Chris McGuiness, Dan Roseman
  • Graphic Design: Johanna Lobdell
  • Kid Consultants: Liam Apgar, Mack Apgar, Bella Dubrovsky, Sam Leviton, Ainsley Schanbacher,  Judson Schanbacher
  • Size: 115 sqft  / 36’ long, 18’ tall and 4’ wide 66’ zipline
  • Year: 2016

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555 Howard in San Francisco, California by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop 

OVERVIEW

San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.

Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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Adkins Gallery in Norman, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

The University of Oklahoma has renovated and expanded The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.  The impetus of the expansion was the awarding of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection to a partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. The Collection is among the nation’s most important private collections of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art. It totals more than 3,300 objects including 1,100 two-dimensional works, 370 pieces of pottery, more than 1,600 examples of jewelry and silverwork, and nearly 250 pieces of other Native arts.

Exterior view looking southeast, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Adkins Gallery
  • Location: 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3003, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Client: University of Oklahoma Board of Regents
  • Cost: $13 Million
  • Scope: Renovation of existing gallery and addition of new galleries 54,570  s.f.
  • Completion: October 2011

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Chesapeake Building 15 in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

Campus Context:

  1. As the Chesapeake Campus has developed, we created the concept of jewels.  These are unique works of architecture that complement the red brick buildings and add energy to the campus plan.
  2. All the buildings find inspiration from beautiful scale and proportion.
  3. They fit together and the spaces between buildings are as important as the structures themselves.
  4. The bay windows that act as lanterns of energy.

The southwest corner of the campus entry, Building 15 stands as landmark building representative of the corporate dynamics, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald(Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Building 15
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK  73118, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald(Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 252,000 SF
  • Completed: November 2013

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Kirkpatrick Oil Hennessey in Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

Site History:

The Kirkpatrick family began oil exploration in the 1920’s when John Kirkpatrick’s  father-in-law, M.B. Blake, drilled their first well. John then founded Kirkpatrick Oil in 1950. Kirkpatrick Oil has been active in the Hennessey area for 60 years.

East elevation – Main entry for Kirkpatrick Oil and future tenant entry, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald(Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Kirkpatrick Oil Hennessey
  • Location: 106 West Main Street, Hennessey, Oklahoma 7374 2, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald(Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Kirkpatrick Oil Company
  • Scope: 9,400 s.f.
  • Completed: September 2011

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Apple Park in Cupertino, California by Foster + Partners

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners

Apple today announced that Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer.

Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus’ ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Apple Park
  • Location: Cupertino, California, USA

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Woodard Residence in Memphis, Tennessee by Archimania

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Archimania

Woodard Residence is a personal residence for a developer on an unused piece of land left from his recently completed mixed-use development. The clients sought to be tucked away from activity, but maintain views of the Mississippi River and the downtown Memphis skyline.

Image Courtesy © Hank Mardukas

  • Architects: Archimania
  • Project: Woodard Residence
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Hank Mardukas

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Chesapeake Car Park One in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Exterior Appearance

The exterior of the building features staggered metal panels which function to screen views of the vehicles and provide airflow to qualify the building as an open parking structure. Internal ramps and screening vehicles from view is visually harmonious with the adjacent structures. The metal panels match details on the adjoining office building.  Brise soleil on the west side of the garage visually connects the adjoining office building. Horizontal panels vary in size, with 6” slats at ground level for human scale, and change to 1’, 2’ and 4’ widths as they rotate around the façade and add texture. There is no exterior lighting on the building. Internal lighting glows between horizontal panels.

Southwest corner of Car Park One, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park One
  • Location: 6300 N. Classen, Oklahoma City, OK  73118, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Bill Yen, AIA, Miho Kolliopoulos, AIA, Michael Hoffner, AIA
  • Scope: Car Park One – 383,250 s.f.
  • Completed: July 2011

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