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Sea Del House in Bethany Beach, Delaware by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Sea Del Estates is small, gated oceanfront community located in Bethany Beach, Delaware. The majority of the 42 houses located in the community are second homes used primarily during the summer months. Most of the houses were originally constructed in the 1970’s and 1980’s and are simple wood framed structures. To protect against potential flooding, County ordinances require that the houses be elevated twelve feet above sea level. Consequently, these houses were typically framed on wood piles. Building codes also require that enclosed space located below the mean flood level be constructed with “break-away” walls. These walls will come apart in the event of a major storm and subsequent flooding.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Sea Del House
  • Location: Bethany Beach, Delaware, USA
  • Photographer: Anice Hoachlander
  • Contractor: Bruce Mears
  • Engineer: Long, Tann & D’Onofrio Structural Engineers

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Skycrown Terraces in Austin, Texas by Bercy Chen Studio

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Chen Studio

Sky Crown Terraces are two identical and adjacent houses designed and built by Bercy Chen Studio in Austin, Texas. The monolithic form, courtyards, and habitable flat roofs evoke the vernacular of the American Southwest interpreted by Modernism. Inspired by the sculpture of Michael Heizer, Eduardo Chillida, and Jorge Yazpik, the strategy of volumetric subtraction enhances the materiality of the basic conception of the houses as stucco boxes crowned by steel panels. The consequentiality of the vernacular together with the elegance of orthogonal abstraction clad in nakedly simple materials do nothing to distract from the peculiar delights of the understated landscape and raw climate of the Texas Hill Country.

Image Courtesy © Bercy Chen Studio

  • Architects: Bercy Chen Studio
  • Project: Skycrown Terraces
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA

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Columbia Property Trust in New York by Fogarty Finger

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Article source: Fogarty Finger

Fogarty Finger has worked closely with the client to completely re-brand this Third Avenue commercial building. New state-of-the-art office space as well as extensive and unique amenity spaces are inspired by Mid-Century club-like interiors, providing a fresh twist on a modern, corporate interior.

Image Courtesy © Fogarty Finger

  • Architects: Fogarty Finger
  • Project: Columbia Property Trust
  • Location: New York, USA

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Rigolo Café in San Francisco, California by Terry &Terry Architecture

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Article source: Terry &Terry Architecture 

Rigolo was designed to function as a neighborhood cafe/bakery, combining a French-inspired menu with an inviting light-filled warm dining space. The project involved remodeling an existing retail space of a 1950’s building.

Image Courtesy © Ethan Kaplan

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture
  • Project: Rigolo Café
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Ethan Kaplan 
  • Structural Engineer: Santos & Urrutia Structural Engineering
  • Contractor: Roebuck Construction
  • Area: 2500 Square feet

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Birch Road Off-the Grid House in Crestone, Colorado by David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C. 

Designed for a couple as a weekend house and eventual retirement home, this house sits in the high desert of the San Luis Valley (elev. +8,500 ft.) with exceptional views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument to the Southeast.  The area is known for its serenity and environmental uniqueness.  The house has been designed to not only respond to that environment, but also to take advantage of the unique spirituality of the site.

Image Courtesy © Bill Ellzey

  • Architects: David Jay Weiner, Architect, P.C.
  • Project: Birch Road Off-the Grid House
  • Location: Crestone, Colorado, USA
  • Photography: Bill Ellzey
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhino

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Presidio VC Offices in California by Feldman Architecture

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Article source: Feldman Architecture

A growing technology investment firm was seeking a light-filled design for their new office space. As is often the case in the historic buildings of the San Francisco’s Presidio, structural concrete columns and ridge skylights imposed a repetitive infrastructure that could not be altered. These fixed elements acted as a source of inspiration for the design. The rhythm of the exposed columns organizes a progression through the office and serves various programmatic needs of the employees and guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Dyer

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture
  • Project: Presidio VC Offices
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Paul Dyer

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Buena Onda in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by CORE architecture + design

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Article source: CORE architecture + design

James Beard award-winning Chef Jose Garces wants guests to feel as though they have traveled to the relaxing and vibrant beach towns of coastal Mexico while dining at Buena Onda, a taqueria and margarita bar. Inspired by the ambiance of Acapulco and color blocking of Luis Barragan, CORE worked closely with Chef Garces to find the right balance of color and texture for each of the restaurant’s distinct elements.

Image Courtesy © Michael Moran

  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: Buena Onda
  • Location: 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
  • Photography: Michael Moran
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • General Contractor: CVM Next Construction
  • Food Service Consultant: Feustel Foodservice Design, LLC
  • MEP Engineer: hpe GROUP, LLC
  • Millwork: Meline Woodworking Inc & Atreus Works
  • Branding and Logo: Weholden
  • Graphic and Menu Design: Seth Design Group
  • Exterior Signage: Baker the Sign Man
  • Gross Built Area: 2,400 ft2
  • Completion Year: 2015

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Bellino Residence : The Epitome of Indoors and Outdoor Living in California by MAYES OFFICE |MO|

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Article source: MAYES OFFICE |MO|

With the Santa Monica Mountains as a backdrop and the Pacific Ocean at its feet, the Bellino Residence was built to be in dialogue with its natural surroundings. Completed in 2015 by Santa Monica based architecture and design firm, Mayes Office, this abode in the Pacific Palisades comprises of two levels and a roof deck that affords a complete panorama of the California coast.

Image Courtesy © Tara Wujcik

  • Architects: MAYES OFFICE |MO|
  • Project: Bellino Residence : The Epitome of Indoors and Outdoor Living
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Tara Wujcik

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38 Beams – The Collectors Lounge at Design Miami/ 2014 in Florida by Olson Kundig

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig

38 Beams, served as the temporary pavilion housing the Collectors Lounge for the tenth edition of Design Miami/ Miami Beach. With 38 Beams, Olson Kundig aimed to bring a northwest sensibility to this international event, by sourcing fashion, music, lighting, furniture and other design elements from makers and purveyors based in the Pacific Northwest.

Image Courtesy © Gesi Schilling

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: 38 Beams – The Collectors Lounge at Design Miami/ 2014
  • Location: Florida, USA
  • Photography: Gesi Schilling

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Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City, Missouri by RMTA

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: RMTA

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator is a venture powered by the Sprint Corporation, dedicated to the growth of the tech sector and entrepreneurship in Kansas City. The Accelerator is a beacon for entrepreneurship in the region, bringing startups from around the world into Kansas City to work on the future of mobile health technology. Sprint co-locates engineering talent, executive mentors and other technical resources to ensure these startups have an unfair advantage against the rest of the industry.

Sprint tasked RMTA to create a place that inspires and promotes work-life balance; a place where people want to be. Built in 1903 as an ice house, the 12,000 square feet second floor underwent significant renovations while retaining the building’s original, natural charm to accommodate a wide variety of activities within three distinct sections:

Image Courtesy © RMTA

  • Architects: RMTA
  • Project: Sprint Accelerator
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri USA

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