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Food and Agriculture Pavilion in California by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

This pavilion proposal was created as a tourist attraction for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Its design is intended to sustainably celebrate the great diversity, and the future of food production in the state of California.

The shape of the large concrete structure was based on a contour map of a California hill. Various food crops are planted in raised troughs that follow the contours of the perimeter of the hill. These plants are continually changed out in order to display the wide variety of crops actually grown on farms in California.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: Food and Agriculture Pavilion
  • Location: California, U.S.A

Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts in California by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU 

Program and Site

The Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is part of phase II of LAUSD’s rigorous state bond funded plan to have 155 new schools built in its district by 2012. It is located on a 9.8 acre site on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. The school will be a comprehensive High School and in addition will offer courses in the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music and Dance.

Image Courtesy © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Central Los Angeles Area High School #9 for the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Location: California, USA
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Project Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
  • Design Architect: Karolin Schmidbaur, Dionicio Valdez
  • Project Team: Joshua Ashcroft, Jorge Avila, Jesper Bork, Benedikt Frass, Sergio Gonzalez, Bo Stjerne Hansen, Christoph a. Kumpusch, Neiel Norheim, Luis Palomares, Patricia Schneider, Craig Unterseher, Norio Watanabe
  • Executive Architect: HMC Architects, Ontario / Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Client: LAUSD, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA, USA
  • User: LAUSD Local District 4

227 TAVERNIER DRIVE RESIDENCE in FL by LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB

The main purpose of the renovation was to establish a relationship with the surroundings that will integrate the sense of living in the tropics, taking advantage of the spaces in between the outside and inside and validating those as the desire tropical way of living.

Image Courtesy © Moris Moreno

  • Architects: LUIS PONS DESIGN LAB
  • Project: 227 TAVERNIER DRIVE RESIDENCE
  • Location: FL, U.S.A
  • Photography: Moris Moreno

Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building in Phoenix, Arizona by Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects

The Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building features state of the art instructional facilities for science labs and classrooms, facilitating inter and extra-departmental collaboration between faculty, staff and students throughout the building and site with sustainable and responsive desert architecture.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
  • Project: Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona,U.S.A
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Software used: REVIT.
  • Building Area: 35,000 GSF

Riggins House in Cabin John, Maryland by Robert M. Gurney

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: Robert M. Gurney

Located in Cabin John, Maryland, this 4,900 square foot house is sited at the end of a manicured lawn, and looks over the edge of a steeply sloping wooded site adjacent to the C&O Canal and the Potomac River.  A light-filled double height circulation axis separates the house’s main volumes, while transverse axes further organize the spaces. Glass and steel bridges cross the circulation space to connect the volumes on the second floor. Primary living spaces bounded by large expanses of glass are oriented towards the river, while secondary spaces open to the lawn.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney (Brian Tuskey)
  • Project: Riggins House
  • Location: Cabin John, Maryland
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • General Contractor: Sandy Spring Builders
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID

Skyline Residence in Los Angeles, Ca by Belzberg Architects

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects

Perched atop a ridgeline in the Hollywood Hills, the presence of the Skyline Residence represents an honest approach to creating an environmentally sensitive building without sacrificing beauty nor budget.  The pre-existing site presented a challenge in terms of constructability, the client presented the challenge of limited allowable expenses, and the architect was resilient to marginalize beauty and originality.  The requirements of an architecture to satisfy each of these constraints are found in that which is constant and continuous at a given site.

Image Courtesy © Benny Chan of Fotoworks

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: Skyline Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, Ca,U.S.A
  • Photography: Benny Chan of Fotoworks
  • Year: 2007
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Construction Type: New
  • Size: 5,800 ft2
  • Client(s): Skyline, LLC
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Design Team: Erik Sollom, Manish Desai
  • Construction Manager: Bill Bowen
  • Project Team: Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Carina Bien-WIllner, Dan Rentsch, David Cheung, Eric Stimmel, Erin McCook, Ryan Thomas.
  • Structural Engineer: Dan Echeto
  • Landscape Architects: Nicholas Budd Dutton Architects
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Elizabeth Paige Smith
  • Special Fabrication: Spectrum Oak

Super Bowl Virtual Theater in New York by Moment Factory

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Moment Factory

Moment Factory is helping Super Bowl Boulevard come alive with a spectacular multimedia show projected on the outdoor façade of Macy’s Herald Square on the evenings leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII. Following the success of multimedia shows Moment Factory created on Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia and the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, as well as their visuals for Madonna’s Halftime Show during Super Bowl XLVI, the company was approached by the NFL and world-renowned event organizers PPW to create Super Bowl Virtual Theater in the heart of New York City.

Image Courtesy © Moment Factory

  • Event Organiser: Moment Factory
  • Project: Super Bowl Virtual Theater
  • Location: New York
  • Software used: C4d, 3ds and fbx

C-house in Cleveland, Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

C-House is one of three urban villas comprising the Residences of King’s Hill, a unique residential development located on Cleveland’s near west side. Despite being situated within the urban context of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, this “virgin” site provides an idyllic enclave within a park-like setting, adjacent to the site’s eastern and southern boundaries. Uninterrupted views of Lake Erie, Cleveland’s downtown and industrial flats, as well as the site’s proximity to a busy vehicular thoroughfare reconnect the site to its urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

  • Architects: Robert Maschke Architects
  • Project: C-house
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Photography: Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Client Name: Xiao Yan
  • Size: 3,761sf
  • Construction Cost: Withheld at owner’s request
  • Year of completion: 2008
  • Project Team: Robert Maschke, FAIA, Marc Manack, AIA, Charlie Able, Charles Chambers, Matt Lindsay, Katarina Striezova, Kurt Weaver, AIA
  • Structural Engineer: I.A. Lewin, P.E. and Associates
  • Landscape Architect and Civil Engineer: Environmental Design Group
  • MEP Engineer: Denk Associates, Inc.

Meditation Hut II “Le Cadeau” in Urbana, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

The hut is located in back corner of a residential garden, nestled in a mature landscape.   For the designer-owner-builder, the experience of its creation was a retreat both from work and into work – the hands-on construction process in itself was cathartic.

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss, Architect

World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial in Springfield, Illinois by Jeffery S. Poss Architect

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Jeffery S. Poss Architect

The memorial honors the 987,000 men and women from the State of Illinois who served this country during World War II.  This new memorial was planned for an irregular site shaped by the formal dictates of two previously built memorials – the Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1988) and the Illinois Korean War Memorial (1996).

Image Courtesy © Jeffery S. Poss Architect

  • Architects: Jeffery S. Poss Architect
  • Project: World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois,U.S.A
  • Year: 2001-04
  • Research Associate: Jereme Smith
  • Associate Architect: Isaksen Glerum & Associates
  • Globe Sculptor: Dann Nardi Studio
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