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MoCA Pavilion in Los Angeles by Tom Wiscombe Design

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Design

This inhabitable pavilion is a study of surface-to-volume transformations, where mass is achieved by pushing into a surface like a fist through a rubber sheet. In this case, chunky objects are pushed into exterior skins, creating volumetric effects on the interior. The perimeter edges of the three components of the piece are razor-thin, creating visual tension between the realms of 2D/flat and 3D/massive.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wiscombe Design

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Design
  • Project: MoCA Pavilion
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Curator: Christopher Mount
  • Engineering: Matthew Melnyk, P.E.

House of Sweden in Washington D.C by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

The Rock Creek meets the Potomac in a thin peninsula. It’s the site of a lifetime. The needle with water on three sides commands a spectacular view of such landmarks as Georgetown, Watergate and the Kennedy Center. The protruding setting called for an emblematic building, illuminating the idea of the open society.

Image Courtesy © Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

  • Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: House of Sweden
  • Location: Washington D.C, U.S.A
  • Responsible architect: Gert Wingårdh
  • Architect in charge: Gunilla Murnieks
  • Competition: Gert Wingårdh, Thomas Hansen, Ulrika Davidsson, Fredrik Gullberg, Pål Ericksson, Jacob Sahlqvist, Jacek Zalecki, Petter Leyman, Ola Frödell, Henrik Schulz, Tobias Fasth, Robert Hendberg.
  • Building: Gert Wingårdh, Thomas Hansen, Gunilla Murnieks, Susanna Ringnér, Birgitta Stenvaller, Andreas Henriksson, Gustav Appell, Markus Furby, Björn Nilsson, Therese Ahlström, Taito Lampinen, Robert Hendberg, Daniel Frickeus, Fredrik Gullberg, Sven Nestgaard, Sara Helder, Pål Ericsson, Maria Olausson, Fredrik Prytz, Anna Palm, Hanna Samuelson, Alexandra Pripp.
  • Interior: Gert Wingårdh, Lena Arthur, Sara Helder, Björn Nilsson, Vanessa D´Hooge
  • Project management: National Property Board Sweden
  • Project Director: Jan Thews
  • Project Manager: Gunilla  Persson
  • Property Manager: Michael Blomqvist
  • Building Project management: Forsen Projekt AB, Jan Ahlinder, Rikard Wiss, Susanne Rosjö
  • Building Project Management (Washington D.C.): Karchem Properties Inc. , Daniel B Karchem

United Therapeutics Field House in Raleigh, North Carolina by Frank Harmon Architect PA

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Article source: Frank Harmon Architect PA

United Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, needed a 5136-square-foot field house for an Olympic-sized soccer field built for employees and their families. The structure needed to provide changing areas, showers, and restrooms for two teams of 10 to 12 people, as well as a gathering area with a fireplace. The structure also had to accommodate necessary support spaces—maintenance/storage room, mechanical/electrical rooms—and each changing room needed a janitor’s closet.

Image Courtesy © Richard Leo Johnson

  • Architects: Frank Harmon Architect PA
  • Project: United Therapeutics Field House
  • Location: RaleighNorth Carolina
  • Photography: Richard Leo Johnson
  • Completion Date: May 2012
  • Project Team: Frank Harmon, FAIA, and Tika Hicks, Project Manager

Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats in SEATTLE by OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013


SEATTLE – Construction of the new $6.6 million Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is scheduled to begin this winter. Designed by award-winning Seattle architect Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, the building harkens back to historic Northwest boatbuilding facilities while at the same time serves as a modern front door for the growing museum, Lake Union Park and the surrounding South Lake Union neighborhood. Kundig’s interest in creating shape-shifting structures will be evident in the Wagner Education Center, where large windows flank interior spaces and movable exterior panels shift up or down to allow for the control of natural light and open or close the building.


  • Project: Wagner Education Center at The Center for Wooden Boats
  • Location: SEATTLE, U.S.A
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit.

Rest Area in Shandon, CA by Metal Sales

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation provides 9,400 square feet of sleek roof and wall panels for the new Shandon Rest Area in Shandon, CA.

The Shandon Rest Area is located between the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley on Highway 46. Originally built in the 1970s, Shandon’s facilities had become outdated and costly to maintain – no longer meeting the needs of its 1.5 million annual visitors. To address these needs and to update the disabled access of the decades-old facility, officials announced the rest area would be rebuilt from the ground up.

Image Courtesy © Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

  • Architects: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
  • Project: Rest Area
  • Location: Shandon, CA, U.S.A

Sea Cliff Residence in San Francisco by Mark Horton Architecture

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Mark Horton Architecture

A total remodel of an existing home in San Francisco’s Sea Cliff neighborhood transformed an oddly organized house into a sophisticated urbane home for a family. A limited palette of materials, along with a few very specific architectural details, created a dramatically unique retreat overlooking the Golden Gate.

Image Courtesy © Mark Horton Architecture

AECOM Offices in Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Banker Wire

The AECOM project encompassed the consolidation of seven operating companies into one integrated office space in Atlanta, GA. The space was to reflect the progressive culture of the company. Designers were charged with utilizing the existing mahogany wood-clad elevator lobby without compromising the contemporary design intent.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Pineda, Veenendaalcave Inc

  • Project: AECOM Offices
  • Location: Atlanta, GA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Carlos Pineda, Veenendaalcave Inc

adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes in Houston, Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Affordable, elegant, eco-friendly homes delivered internationally—any size, any style, anywhere in the world.

Lack of affordable housing is a serious problem around the world, and it’s been Adia’s focus for almost a decade now. When our “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse) made international news in 2009, floods of emails came in from across the globe. It seemed to give people hope. It made young people who can barely afford to rent leap at the thought of owning their own home. It made families with children dream of healthy, all natural housing. It delighted the elderly looking for small elegant homes to down-size into in retirement. It perked political interest on multiple continents. An ultra-affordable, eco-friendly house seemed to strike a chord in everyone.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes
  • Location: Houston, Texas,U.S.A
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: 30,000 euros per home (approx. $40,000)
  • Software used: Autocad

ART PORT in Water Mill, NY by Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Stelle Lomont Rouhani Architects

Art Port is a free standing pavilion created for an art dealer as an addition to an existing house. It creates an arrival sequence for the homeowners and their guests. Formed from a single flat roof that rests on two solid volumes, it is separated from the main residence by a bamboo garden.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Carbone

Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, FL

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Banker Wire

MUKWONAGO, WI…In September 2013, Manatee Technical Institute celebrated its 50th anniversary in a new main campus facility. Featuring railing infill panels woven by Banker Wire, the Bradenton, FL, ‘Main Campus’ is a state-of-the-art facility that is home to post-secondary adult, career and technical education programs.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Project: Manatee Technical Institute
  • Location: Bradenton, FL, U.S.A
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