Monday, March 26th, 2018
Article source: Local 10 Arquitectura
Stand Ventura was part of one of the most important finishes trade fair in the United States and was done in 334.45 sq m. The client wanted to stand out by presenting a wide range of its collections and making clear for the visitor the difference between them.
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
Article source: McIntosh Poris Associates
McIntosh Poris Associates worked with Aparium Hotel Group to repurpose the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent building, previously known as the Pontchartrain Wine Cellars, into the Detroit Foundation Hotel. Together, the two historically registered buildings will accommodate 100 hotel rooms, office/conference spaces, Detroit-focused retail, and a fitness center. The boutique hotel features a ground-level restaurant/lounge and a roof-top banquet space housed in a new addition. The $28-million project embraces a “Detroit State of Mind” to welcome both visitors and locals with an authentic sense of place.
Image Courtesy © Jason Keen
- Architects: McIntosh Poris Associates
- Project: Detroit Foundation Hotel
- Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
- Photography: Jason Keen, Joe Vaughn, Michelle and Chris Gerard
- Client: Aparium Hotel Group and Arco Development
- General Contractor: Sachse Construction
- Size: 95,000 square feet; 5 floors
Monday, March 19th, 2018
Article source: MVRDV
The HASSELL+ team understands water designing for water, living with water and the immense social potential that waterfront places offer communities when they are connected to them. HASSELL, MVRDV, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Civic Edge, Idyllist, Hatch, Page & Turnbull are drawn to Resilient by Design through an acute understanding of the social, cultural, economic and ecological potential that research-led design can unlock for waterfront communities.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV and HASSELL+
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Resilient by Design
- Location: California, USA
- Photography: MVRDV and HASSELL+
- Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Photoshop
- Client: Resilient by Design
- Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Nathalie de Vries, Jeroen Zuidgeest with Kristina Knauf and Vedran Skansi
- Collaboration: HASSELL+ (HASSELL, MVRDV, Deltares, Goudappel, Lotus Water, Frog Design, Civic Edge, Idyllist, Hatch, Page & Turnbull)
Friday, March 16th, 2018
Article source: Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H
Managed by Q merges two sides of a business that rarely meet: the high tech IT headquarters with the daily grit of office cleaning and management. The new Managed By Q HQ office is located in SoHo, New York and is designed to reflect the Q brand directly, emphasizing simultaneously hard work and an inclusive and inviting office environment.
Image Courtesy © Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H
- Architects: Holm Architecture Office + Studio A+H
- Project: Managed By Q-Hq
- Location: New York, USA
- Client: Managed By Q / Dan Teran
- Contractor: A101 Inc. / Irek Maslanka
- Engineering: Jack Green Associates / Andrei Pascalovici
- Lighting Consultant: LOOP Lighting / John Newman
- IT: INNYCIT / Ian Newman
- Budget: $1,820,000
- Size: 2600 M2 / 26,000 SF
- Status: Completed 2017
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Article source: SO–IL Office Ltd.
Located on the 20th floor of an office tower overlooking Central Park, the 5,000 square-foot showroom is an extension of Versace’s New York City headquarters. The fashion industry’s wholesale operation presents the problems of accommodating a variety of meeting styles and the merchandising of different collections. Our solution provides a high level of flexibility and a novel approach to display and enclosure.
Image Courtesy © SO–IL Office Ltd.
Monday, March 12th, 2018
Article source: I-KANDA ARCHITECTS
For the owner of Q-Drinks, a company specializing in making superior cocktail sodas out of only authentic ingredients, it was imperative that the design for a weekend retreat nestled in the mountains of New Hampshire, be equally authentic.
Image Courtesy © I-KANDA ARCHITECTS
- Architects: I-KANDA ARCHITECTS
- Project: Cabin on a Rock
- Location: Lincoln, New Hampshire, USA
- Project Design Team: Isamu Kanda, Chris Sledziona, Steven Hien, Sangsuri Chun
Monday, March 12th, 2018
Article source: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS
The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is a striking hybrid of a beautifully restored and renovated historical building, Vol Walker Hall (65,000 SF), and a contemporary insertion and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (37,000 SF). The coupling of old and new invigorates the historical center of the campus and revitalizes the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’s original library and home to the School of Architecture since 1968. The expanded facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the School’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment.
North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley
- Architects: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS
- Project: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
- Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
- Photography: Timothy Hursley
- Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Friday, March 9th, 2018
Article source: EL STUDIO
This modest renovation resists the current inner-ring suburban trend towards demolition of older, smaller homes in favor of new over-scaled ‘farmhouses.’ The clients, a young family with two small children wanted more space for play and individual bedrooms but expressed a desire not to ‘lose one another’ in a home too vast or impersonal. Their one-story bungalow, a relic of the ﬁrst wave of suburban development in this area, has been expanded through the careful integration of appropriately scaled additional program and volume. The modest scale of the addition both responds to the client’s programmatic needs and limits the environmental footprint of the proposal. A carport and eﬀiciency apartment on the ﬁrst ﬂoor were removed to make way for a new addition containing a ﬁrst-ﬂoor playroom and a partial second story with side-by-side bedrooms for the children connected through a ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom as well as a new Master Suite. The family room’s double-height volume binds all of the above and provides access to the garden beyond through a covered porch tucked under the Master Suite. Strategically placed south-facing roof apertures capture and direct daylight deep into the north-facing playroom and porch year-round, reducing the need for artiﬁcial lighting. New expansive windows frame views to a mature Japanese maple tree in the yard.
Image Courtesy © EL STUDIO
- Architects: EL STUDIO
- Project: Lincoln Street Residence
- Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Friday, March 9th, 2018
Article source: archimania
A nationally acclaimed professional ballet company dreamed for 15 years of relocating their enterprise to a more prominent location in Memphis, Tennessee. The Company decided on a new site within a centrally located, growing performance arts district. The Company sought to uplift the community beyond dance and exercise with an inspiring community space filled with creativity and vibrancy—for Memphians to find new ways to share in each other’s accomplishments. Ballet Memphis believes their art-form is all about soaring—learning to fly and getting up off the ground. Their new, civic-oriented facility extends their mission, physically performing an energetic message about culture and arts from within the heart of Memphis. With large windows and public courtyards, the building contributes symbiotically within the thriving district. The building is designed to engage the public in movement, wellness, culture, and community connection.
Image Courtesy © Hank Mardukas
- Architects: archimania
- Project: Ballet Memphis
- Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
- Photography: Hank Mardukas
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Article source: Best Practice Architecture & Design
Simply Measured, a Seattle-based marketing analytics company, sought to reinvent their existing work environment while satisfying their need to accommodate a growing development team and sales force. Located in the World Trade Center East Building along the waterfront in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Recently named one of the “top 25 places to work in Seattle,” the client was interested in providing more informal, communal gathering spaces and work areas as well as traditional desk layouts to support their diverse staff.
Image Courtesy © Mark Woods
- Architects: Best Practice Architecture & Design
- Project: Simply Measured Offices
- Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
- Photography: Mark Woods
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
- Contractor: JMS Construction
- Building owner: Unico Properties
- Size: 20,000 square feet