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Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower in California by HMC Architects

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: HMC Architects

Construction is complete on Torrance Memorial’s new $480 million Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as general contractor of the hospital facility which was delivered over four-and-a-half months early and $10 million under budget. The hospital held a community celebration on September 20, and the new facility opened to patients on November 16.

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects
  • Project: Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower
  • Location: Torrance, California, U.S.A.

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National City Middle School in California by LPA, Inc.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: LPA, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s top education facility builders, has completed construction of a new 19,880-square-foot classroom building, comprising phase two of National City Middle School, located on a two-acre site at 1701 D Avenue in National City, Calif. 91950.

Image Courtesy © LPA, Inc.

Image Courtesy © LPA, Inc.

  • Architects: LPA, Inc.
  • Project: National City Middle School
  • Location: California, U.S.A.

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Eichler Great Room Remodel in Mountian View, California by Klopf Architecture

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Klopf Architecture

What was once a disjointed set of rooms were all combined into one large great room, complete with a new kitchen. The open, modern design space admits light and openness to nature and allows this family with small children to live together in comfort.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Eichler Great Room Remodel
  • Location: Mountian View, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, and Angela Todorova
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2013

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“The Room at Technicolor” in New York by Rafi Segal A+U

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Article source: Rafi Segal A+U

The Room is a film finishing studio housed within Technicolor facilities in New York City. Servicing films, documentaries and television, the studio includes three separately operated editing suites, a shared reception area and meeting spaces. The design of The Room aimed to create a unique work environment tailored to the specific needs and working habits of its users, while enhancing both the aesthetic experience and the functional -technical performance of the studio.

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal & Ben Murray

Image Courtesy © Rafi Segal & Ben Murray

  • Architects: Rafi Segal A+U
  • Project: The Room at Technicolor
  • Location: New York, US State
  • Photography: Kate Joyce
  • Client: Benjamin Murray, The Room, Inc.
  • Contractor: Re|Structure LLC
  • Project Manager: Bill Topazio (PostWorks)
  • Glasswork: Bold Glass and Metal Inc.
  • Area: 1400SF

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BRANDYWINE HOUSE in Washington by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Located within close proximity to Rock Creek Park, and with easy access to the shops and restaurants on Connecticut Avenue, this large lot in Northwest Washington, DC presented a desirable opportunity for a young family to build a new house in this sought-after neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: BRANDYWINE HOUSE
  • Location: Washington, US State
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Allen Russ
  • Project Architect: Claire Andreas
  • Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Landscape Architect: Kevin Campion

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Tree House in Austin, Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Article source: Matt Fajkus Architecture

Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the 518 Sacramento Drive house design.  The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.

Composed of crisply-detailed, considered materials, surfaces and finishes, the home is a balance of sophistication and restraint. The two-story massing is designed to allow for a bold yet humble street presence, while each single-story wing extends through the site, forming intimate outdoor and indoor spaces.

Image Courtesy © Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours

Image Courtesy © Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours

  • Architects: Matt Fajkus Architecture
  • Project: Tree House
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Brian Mihealsick, Bryant Hill, Twist Tours
  • Software used: AutoCAD, pencil, paper
  • Area: 2,764sqft / 257 sqm
  • Completed: 2014
  • Project Manager: Travis Cook
  • Design Team: Travis Cook; Matt Fajkus, AIA; David Birt

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CASA WESTWAY in McAllen by LR Studio, KatagiriArchitecture + Design

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: LR Studio, KatagiriArchitecture + Design

Casa Westway is a renovation projects of a single family house built in the late 50’s in downtown of McAllen Texas. The original house was constructed as a single rectangular footprint with a typical south Texas two pitched roofs which represents a very distinctive house prototype of  his time in this region.

Image Courtesy © LR Studio

Image Courtesy © LR Studio

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Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Harvard Art Museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is the premier training ground for fine arts conservation and research. It plays a leading role both in the preservation of art and in the advancement of conservation science. The Straus Center supports the Harvard Art Museums by providing analysis of and treatments to the approximately 250,000 objects in all media in the museums’ collections, dating from ancient times to the present.

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy ©  Michel Denancé

Exterior view Quincy Street elevation December 2013, Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Project: Harvard Art Museums
  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Photography: Lesvants, Michel Denancé, Nic Lehoux
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Harvard Art Museums
  • Design team: M.Carroll and E.Trezzani (partners in charge) with J.Lee, E.Baglietto (partner), S.Ishida (partner), R.Aeck, F.Becchi, B.Cook, M.Orlandi, J.Pejkovic,A.Sternand J.Cook, M.Fleming, J.M.Palacio, S. Joubert; M. Ottonello (CAD operator); F.Cappellini, F.Terranova, I.Corsaro (models)
  • Consultants: Robert Silman Associates (structure); Arup (MEP engineering, lighting design, facade engineering, code consulting, LEED consulting); Nitsch Engineering (civil engineering); Anthony Associates (wood scientist);Davis Langdon (cost consultant);  Sandy Brown Associates (acoustics); Carl Cathcart (arborist); Building Conservation Associates (restoration consultant)

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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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