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MAIN STREET HOUSE in Seattle, WA by SHED Architecture & Design

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: SHED Architecture & Design

Located in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood the Main Street House takes its name from the unimproved right of way and pedestrian path that bounds its site to the north. The single family house was built for a husband and wife, both geologists, nearing retirement but actively working from home.

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods

  • Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
  • Project: MAIN STREET HOUSE
  • Location: Seattle, WA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mark Woods
  • Software Used: Sketch up and Autocad
  • Square Footage: 2,332
  • Contractor: David Gray Construction
  • Landscape Desgin: Urban Wilds
  • Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers

LifeWorks in Austin, Texas by Miró Rivera Architects

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Article source: Miró Rivera Architects

LifeWorks is a branch location of a local non-profit that provides a model for sustainable design in low-income neighborhoods. Located in East Austin, a historically socioeconomically-disadvantaged area, the 33,467 sq ft facility will provide a hub for educational and financial literacy in Central Texas. The design of the new branch, which has received a 5-star sustainability rating from Austin Energy Green Building, highlights the organization’s role in transforming the lives of youth and families seeking self-sufficiency and generational advancement.

Image Courtesy © Paul Finkel | Piston Design

  • Architects: Miró Rivera Architects
  • Project: LifeWorks
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: Paul Finkel | Piston Design
  • Height: 3 floors 39′-9″
  • Area: 33,467 sf (31,412 sf interior only)
  • Site: 5.9 acres (256,525 sf)
  • Code Occupancy: Retail (731 sf), Assembly (951 sf), Office (27,998 sf), Mult-purpose/exterior (1810 sf)
  • Civil Engineers: Bury + Partners, Inc.
  • Structural Engineers: Architectural Engineers Collaborative (AEC)

Design Team

  • Design Partners: Juan Miró, FAIA LEED AP, Miguel Rivera, AIA LEED AP
  • Project Architect/Managers: Ken Jones, LEED AP
  • Team Members: Ada Corral, AIA, Sara Hadden

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Chai One HQ in Houston by Bercy Chen Studio LP

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Article source: Bercy Chen Studio LP

ChaiOne is an innovative enterprise mobility agency. Their new international HQ will be located just east of downtown Houston. It will be a renovation of an abandoned 1920’s Art Deco Concrete Shell building which was the original Schlumberger HQ. This project is part of a broader push to develop a livable high tech start up district in the long neglected east Houston area.

Image Courtesy © Bercy Chen Studio LP

Kenig Residence in Brooklyn, New York by SLADE ARCHITECTURE

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: SLADE ARCHITECTURE

We renovated this entire brownstone, completed in 2008 for NYC pillar and father of three daughters, Ricky Kenig, the owner and personality behind the Ricky’s NYC stores.  Ricky was interested in creating a modern haven for his family, in a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone: a place that offered private retreat spaces as well as open mixing spaces to spend time together.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Miralles

  • Architects: SLADE ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Kenig Residence
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Photography: Jordi Miralles
  • Client/Owner: Ricky Kenig
  • Size (sq m): 3150 sqf
  • Completion Date: 2008
  • General Contractor: New Age Contractors

OSU Postal Plaza Gallery in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Elliott + Associates Architects

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Vision Statement: The vision for the Postal Plaza Project is to create a place for the display of art; a place to safely and appropriately store art; and a place for the education of students of Oklahoma State University and the citizens of Stillwater and Oklahoma.

The southeast corner of the historic post office building now transformed into the Postal Plaza Gallery for Oklahoma State University. The budget only permitted us to do minor improvements to the exterior., Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: OSU Postal Plaza Gallery
  • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A
  • Photography: Scott McDonald
  • Completed: October 4, 2013
  • Scope: 16,000 sq. ft.
  • Cost: $3.7M

The James Royal Palm in Florida by Rottet Studio

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: Rottet Studio

The James Royal Palm is the brand’s first hotel in Florida. The James brand is synonymous with the seamless blend of modern, residentially styled spaces and guest-centric service. Located on Collins Avenue in South Beach, just steps away from Ocean Boulevard and the crystal blue ocean, the hotel provides guests with a location immersed in luxury retail, endless entertainment and tropical serenity.

Image Courtesy © Rottet Studio

  • Architects: Rottet Studio
  • Project: The James Royal Palm
  • Location: Florida, U.S.A

Capitol Hill House in Seattle, WA by SHED Architecture & Design

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Article source: SHED Architecture & Design

Site 

A 40’ x 120‘ lot in in Seattle’s East Capitol Hill neighborhood that sits on a well-traveled tree lined arterial.

Program 

Our clients wanted an economical, efficient, low-maintenance house with ground floor living areas that extend out to comfortable outdoor spaces. The social family chef wanted the kitchen to occupy a central and commanding position in the house. Two kids rooms with a shared bath and a master suite on the upper floor and mechanical, storage, and media room in the basement round out the program.

Image Courtesy © Mark Woods

  • Architects: SHED Architecture & Design
  • Project: Capitol Hill House
  • Location: Seattle, WA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Mark Woods
  • Square Footage: 2,458
  • Contractor: Dolan Built, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Harriott Valentine Engineers.

THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN in Medellín, Colombia by Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Article source: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya

Background and Context

Since 2008, 21 new kindergartens have been built in Medellín in barrios with problems of insecurity and social inequality.  The El Pinal Kindergarten was awarded through a public architectural tender and has been conceived as a space for education, culture and life.  The project is located on the slopes of the central – eastern area of Medellín, in a sector of unplanned settlements and informal housing.

Image Courtesy © Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón

  • Architects: Felipe Bernal Henao + Javier Castañeda Acero + Alejandro Restrepo Montoya
  • Project: THE EL PINAL KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Photography: Juan Felipe Gómez Tobón
  • Software used: Autocad 2014, Sketch up and 3D-Max. 
  • STRUCTURAL DESIGN: Jorge Arbeláez
  • HYDROSANITARY DESIGN: Caudales y Presiones S.A.
  • ELECTRICAL AND ILLUMINATION DESIGN: Lighten S.A.
  • LANDSCAPING DESIGN: Andrés Ospina
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANT: Carlos Mario Rodríguez Osorio
  • BIOCLIMATIC AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Ader Augusto González, PVG Arquitectos
  • YEAR: 2012
  • SURFACE AREA: 850 m2
  • ARCHITECTURAL – DESIGN AND PROJECT – DEVELOPMENT GROUP: Juan David, Cerón Betancur, Luis Felipe Cardona, Juan Esteban Parra Henao, Pablo Rico Álvarez, Parmenio Bedoya Aguirre, Maritza Mejía, Sebastián Vallejo Palacio, Eugenio Lara Rodríguez, Martina Centeno, Carlos Ossa, Steven Yepes, Camilo Arenas, Maida González, Alejandro Vanegas, Yuri Rosero, David Hernández, Santiago Bedoya Macías, Felipe Valencia Herrera

242 State Street in Los Altos, California by Olson Kundig Architects

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Olson Kundig Architects

Located in downtown Los Altos, the highlight of this 2,500 square foot adaptive re-use project is the introduction of a new façade that enables the circa 1950’s building to morph from an enclosed structure into an environment that invites the community into the space.

Photo by Bruce Damonte, Courtesy of Olson Kundig Architects.

  • Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
  • Project: 242 State Street
  • Location: Los Altos, California. U.S.A
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Olson Kundig Architects.
  • Software used: Revit

First and Mission Towers in San Francisco, California by TMG Partners & Foster+Partners

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Chase Communications

In a joint venture, TMG Partners, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers, and Northwood Investors LLC, a leading privately-held global real estate investment firm, announced today the selection of Foster + Partners and Heller Manus Architects as architects for the approximately two million square foot mixed-use development in San Francisco.

Image Courtesy © TMG Partners & Foster+Partners

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