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J. Craig Venter Institute in San Diego, California

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

Bringing to life what is sure to become one of San Diego’s most iconic buildings, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.has completed construction for the new J. Craig Venter Institute(JCVI), La Jolla, located on a 1.75-acre scenic site at 4120 Torrey Pines Road on the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) campus.

Image Courtesy © Stephen Whalen Photography

  • Project: J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Photography: Stephen Whalen Photography

Black Desert House in Los Angeles, California by Oller & Pejic Architecture

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: Oller & Pejic Architecture

This project began with an e-mail and a meeting in fall of 2008 for a house in Yucca Valley, which is located near Palm Springs, east of Los Angeles in the high desert near the Joshua Tree National Park.

Image Courtesy © Marc Angeles

  • Architects: Oller & Pejic Architecture
  • Project: Black Desert House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: Marc Angeles
  • Software used: AutoCAD.
  • Owner: Marc & Michele Atlan
  • Contractor: Avian Rogers / Moderne Builders
  • Construction Timeline: Design 2009-2010
  • Design: 2009-2010
  • Construction: 2010-2012

East Hampton Pool Pavilion and Art Studio in New York by Utopus studio

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Article source: Utopus studio

Overview Overlooking the scenic Accabonac Creek, our challenge was to renovate and add a pavilion to a recently built residence. In dialogue with the client, a program was developed to extend the residence to include a new indoor spa and art studio and to add a new Pool Pavilion facing the serene waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

  • Architects: Utopus studio
  • Project: East Hampton Pool Pavilion and Art Studio
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Rhino and Photoshop.
  • Date: Winter 2013
  • Client: Private Client
  • Area: 3,500 Sq. feet

Prospect Park Apartment Renovation in Brookyln, NY by Utopus studio

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Utopus studio

Overview: Located directly across from the Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, this 2750 sq. ft. pre-war apartment commands breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan and Prospect Park. However, over the last 30 years the apartment was subdivided in smaller rooms resulting in clustering the circulation and obstructing the views.

Image Courtesy © Utopus studio

  • Architects: Utopus studio
  • Project: Prospect Park Apartment Renovation
  • Location: Brookyln, NY, U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino and Photoshop.
  • Date: Winter 2014
  • Client Private: Client
  • Area: 2,500 Sq. feet
  • Materials: Wood flooring, back painted glass, marble counter tops, ceramic tiling, lacquered doors, wire mesh glass and wood doors, plaster walls, wood and brass cabinetry and trims
  • Program: Residential Renovation

NY’S QUAD STUDIOS BOW WSDG UPGRADE

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

Ricky Hosn and Alessio Casalini, co-owners of Quad, one of NYC’s most popular and prolific recording studios, have completed a significant redesign of their Q1 Control Room.  Working with Walters-Storyk Design Group architect/ acoustician John Storyk, Hosn and Casalini maximized the interior space of their primary studio, and significantly pumped up the volume of their Augspurger system.

Image Courtesy © Rick Hosn

  • Acoustic Consultants: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: NY’S QUAD STUDIOS BOW WSDG UPGRADE
  • Software used: Proprietary WSDG mode calculation software

Colorado River Bridge Hotel by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Colorado River Bridge Hotel is a design proposal for a very site specific luxury eco-hotel that would span the Colorado River in the form of a large bridge. The design exploits in great detail, the wonders of a specific site on the river without disturbing it in any diverse way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Colorado River Bridge Hotel
  • Location: Colorado

South Lowell Apartments in DENVER, COLORADO by Workshop 8 Architecture

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Article source: Workshop 8 Architecture 

The S. Lowell Apartments owned by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA) was an aging family site that had reached its useful life span. It had leaking pipes causing mold, structural damage and inefficient heat for both the units and domestic hot water. As with any prudent developer, the goal was to use the site for its highest and best use at the most affordable cost. Working together, WORKSHOP8 and Pinkard Construction helped the DHA find a way to obtain 96 units using the existing units and adding 28 additional units, saving them $5M over the estimated cost of tearing the existing structure down and rebuilding 96 new units, the maximum allowed based on City parking requirements.

Image Courtesy © WORKSHOP8

  • Architects: Workshop 8 Architecture
  • Project: South Lowell Apartments
  • Location: DENVER, COLORADO, U.S.A
  • Photography: Daniel O’Connor, Ed LaCasse
  • Software used: SketchUp, Vectorworks and ArchiCAD.
  • Pinkard Construction: Jessica Nichols
  • Denver Housing Authority: Ryan Tobin
  • Owner: Denver Housing Authority
  • Developer: South Lowell Redevelopment LLLP
  • Builder: Pinkard Construction
  • Energy modeler & sustainability consultant: Group14
  • Soils engineer: Terradyne D/MBE
  • Civil engineer: Latitude 39 WBE
  • Landscape architect: three sixty design WBE
  • MEP engineer: Gehring & Associates M/WBE
  • Structural engineer: LT Engineering WBE
  • Abatement contractor: Engineered Demolition
  • Units: 68 remodeled units + 28 new units + community space (96 total)
  • Lot size: 3 acres
  • Project cost: $10,833,893 total construction cost $19,148,231 total project cost including capitalized reserves and related soft costs

Wash/Pack Pavilion in Illinois, Urbana-Champaign by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A spring 2012 graduate architecture studio focused on the design and development of a “Wash/Pack Pavilion” for the campus’ Sustainable Student Farm.  The farm was initiated in 2009 to promote alternative growing practices and sustainable agriculture research. The project continues as a research endeavor.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Wash/Pack Pavilion
  • Location: Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Project: 2012
  • Expected Completion: 2014
  • Research Assitants: Jordan Buckner, William Burdell, Meagan Calnon, David Emmons, Charles Huss, Daniel Jeuk, Ethan Rattray, Fadi Salem

Gable Again House in Champaign, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

A well-proportioned 1957 gabled house was constructed on the north edge of a small park.  While the southern view of maturing park trees visible through the glazed gable end is delightful, an owner of dubious taste in the 1970s constructed a curiously awful Mansard carbuncle-of-an-addition to its west.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect
  • Project: Gable Again House
  • Location: Champaign, Illinois
  • Commissioned Project: 2011-12
  • Design Associates: Workus Studio

Comcast’s Innovation Center in Sunnyvale, California by Design Blitz

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Design Blitz Located in Sunnyvale, California, Comcast’s new 31,000 square foot Silicon Valley Innovation Center provides space for the company’s entrepreneurial arm to build new products that change how people connect to entertainment, information, and their communities. Needing an innovative and cool space for the rapidly growing Sunnyvale team, Comcast partnered with Design Blitz to create a cutting-edge, collaborative new office.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Comcast’s Innovation Center
  • Location: Sunnyvale, California
  • Software used: REVIT
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