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307 SHOTWELL STREET in San Francisco, California by Todd Davis Architecture

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Article source: Todd Davis Architecture

1. The property was not in great shape when the client purchased it: foreclosed in 2011, it endured much vandalism and a habitual squatter. The front of the property was very industrial in appearance, with a tall wooden fence built around the board-formed concrete garage. The combined structure was topped with a large metal electrical pylon (see attached photo). All street-facing surfaces had been painted a putty grey color.

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

  • Architects: Todd Davis Architecture
  • Project: 307 SHOTWELL STREET
  • Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks software
  • Client: Software Designer
  • Contractor: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
  • Project Start: July 2013
  • Project Finish: February 2014
  • Objective: To create a quiet garden retreat in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, by rehabilitating a mixed-use site into the next phase of its transformation into a dedicated residence.

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TUPÃ – A SOUTH AMERICAN TOTEM by Subvert

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: Subvert 

Next Future is a Gulbenkian Programme of Contemporary Culture dedicated in particular, but not exclusively, to research and art production in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Every year an artist or architectural office is invited to design a pavilion in the gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and in 2014 the design and creation of this space was commissioned to SUBVERT.

Image Courtesy © Subvert

Image Courtesy © APP

  • Architects: Subvert 
  • Project: TUPÃ – A SOUTH AMERICAN TOTEM
  • Location: USA
  • Photography: APP
  • CoordinationTiago Rebelo de Andrade, Diogo Ramalho
  • Team: Manuel Tojal, Kaleigh Nunes, Adrien Zlatic
  • Construction: J. C. Sampaio, Lda

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Hicks Orthodontics in Lenoir City, Tennessee by BARBERMcMURRY architects

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: BARBERMcMURRY architects

Hicks Orthodontics is a comprehensive care practice with an existing location in Knoxville, Tennessee. In late 2012, BarberMcMurry architects was approached by the practice to help design a modern facility to house an expansion into an underserved rural location approximately 5 miles northwest of Lenoir City in East Tennessee. The client asked that the new building respect the warmth of the rural context while also providing a progressive image which aligned with their vision. Located off of U.S. 321, the site is situated for maximum visibility from passing traffic. The location is also strategically placed close to local schools to serve the orthodontic needs of that population. Adjacent parcels to the southeast remain undeveloped and densely vegetated. A gas station & convenience store is located on the parcel immediately to the west. We positioned the building away from the gas station and carefully placed programmatic elements within the building to leverage and focus views toward the natural landscape.

Image Courtesy © Denise Retallack | Photographer

Image Courtesy © Denise Retallack | Photographer

  • Architects: BARBERMcMURRY architects
  • Project: Hicks Orthodontics
  • Location: Lenoir City, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Denise Retallack | Photographer
  • Software used: Revit
  • Owner/Client:  Hicks Orthodontics
  • Contractor:  Hickory Construction
  • Interior Door Frames: EzyJamb Door Frames
  • Solid Surface:  LG Hausys HI-MACS Alpine White
  • Brick:  Calstar- Utility Brick, Light Gray, Standard Finish
  • Storefront:  KawneerTrifab VG 451/451 T
  • Building Area:  6,800 square feet
  • Year: 2014

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Deanwood Community Center and Library by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Located in one of the DC’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, the Deanwood Community Center and Library is a joint-use facility that features educational, recreational, and athletic programs for all ages. The variety of programming —early care and education center, recreation pool, sound recording studio, and public library—serves both the local community and patrons from across the city.

Image Courtesy © Perkins Eastman

Image Courtesy © Joseph Romeo

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Deanwood Community Center and Library
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Photography: Joseph Romeo
  • Software used: Revit 2014 for renderings in the early stages in the design process.

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MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM in AUSTIN, TEXAS by FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Article source: FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE 

The new Mexic-Arte Museum will be a showcase in Austin, Texas for contemporary Mexican and American art. Currently in early design stages, the museum’s form is derived from circular objects in Mexican culture such as the Aztec Calendar and the pelota game. The new art center aims to uphold a Mexican presence and sense of identity by representing itself as a world-class cultural institution.

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

Image Courtesy © FR-EE- Fernando Romero EnterprisE

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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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