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Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Watergate Apartment in Washington by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

The Watergate complex in Washington, DC consists of five buildings sited on ten acres overlooking the Potomac River, and was built between 1963 and 1972. Designed by Italian Architect Luigi Moretti, the Watergate is considered one of Washington’s most desirable addresses.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect (Sarah Mailhot)
  • Project: Watergate Apartment
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • Owner: Withheld
  • Contractor: Added Dimensions
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney

Mandeville Canyon Residence in Los Angeles, CA by Griffin Enright Architects

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Griffin Enright Architects

The site for this project is located on a cul-de-sac which creates a tapered lot manifesting in a fairly small curved front yard lot line, while the rear yard of the site opens to the canyon and city views. Two distinct conditions emerged from the design; from the rear yard the house is seen as part of a series of horizontal volumes which merge with the terrain of the landscape, while the front yard presence of the house is distinctly more urban, vertical, and formal. This dichotomy between the front and back zones of the property is emphasized by the articulation of two vertical walls that are folded into roof surfaces to create a backdrop anchoring the horizontal terrain.

Image Courtesy © Griffin Enright Architects

HALL Peterson Bergfeld in St. Helena, California by Signum Architecture

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Article source: Signum Architecture

Components: Barrel Storage, Event Venue

Built in 1885, time and the elements had taken a toll on this historic winery, which was shuttered by Prohibition and then reopened after repeal as a precursor to Napa Valley’s custom crush concept. The owners wanted to bring this treasure back to life as an extension of their new state-of-the art winery.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

  • Architects: Signum Architecture
  • Project: HALL Peterson Bergfeld
  • Location: St. Helena, California, US
  • Photography: Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut
  • Design: Jarrod Denton while at Lail Design Group
  • Builder: Frank Borges Jr. Construction
  • Interior Design: Nicole Hollis

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vali homes by Phoenix in Arizona by Colab Studio, llc

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: coLAB studio 

Creating affordable ultra-sustainable housing for infill lots across Metropolitan Phoenix.

Working with Vali Homes, a Developer, Sustainable-Consultant and 180 degrees, a quality General Contractor, our Team has engaged in studying various structures, methods and materials for building on empty lots in well-established Phoenix neighborhoods.

Image Courtesy © Matt Winquist

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York by GRIMSHAW

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: GRIMSHAW

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is one of America’s leading research universities with a reputation for creative and interactive learning and the application of information technology to education. The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is a nexus of technological and artistic innovation and optimized performance space, where the intersection of science and the arts is explored through sound, movement and light.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera / Archphoto

  • Architects: GRIMSHAW
  • Project: Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
  • Location: Troy, New York
  • Photography: Paul Rivera / Archphoto, Peter Aaron / Esto
  • Client: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Size: 19,120 sq m/ 202,000 sq ft
  • Completion Date: September 2008
  • Cost: $140 million
  • Consultants: David Brody Bond (Architect of Record), BuroHappold (Structural and Services Engineer), Saratoga Associates (Landscape Design)

Eichler Front Expansion in Palo Alto by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Klopf Architecture

How do you expand an L shaped Eichler with the challenge of extending a long dark entry? Klopf Architecture’s solution, to design a light filled atrium in the hallway to open up the bedroom expansion with green plants, sky lights and a glass wall.

Image Courtesy © Klopf Architecture

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Eichler Front Expansion
  • Location: Palo Alto, U.S.A

Ames Hotel in Boston by Rockwell Group

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Rockwell Group

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (NASDAQ: MHGC) (“Morgans”) opens Ames in Boston, the latest addition to the company’s collection of Originals.

We are very pleased to be working with Normandy Real Estate Partners on the reinvention of this iconic building and to offer our guests a destination in Boston like no other. We took great pains to preserve the historic elements of the building while adding a spectacular, modern design creating a tension between the two and resulting in a truly special and original experience,” said Marc Gordon, President of Morgans Hotel Group. “Boston is a dynamic, cultural city, relevant both to our company and our guests.

Image Courtesy © Rockwell Group

  • Architects: Rockwell Group
  • Project: Ames Hotel
  • Location: Boston, U.S.A

Coral Gables Residence in Miami, Florida by Touzet Studio

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Touzet Studio

The “City-side” façade presents itself as two restrained stone-clad volumes – a “mask” clad in material very much identified with the architecture of Coral Gables. The lower volume is rough-hewn Florida Keystone and the larger, main volume is clad in honed limestone. The mask is penetrated by only two openings on the western façade and a “frieze” of windows above. Very little of the house is visible from the street – even the thrust of the sculptural roof is hidden from view.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Touzet Studio
  • Project: Coral Gables Residence
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Photography: Robin Hill
  • Software used: AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.

331 Foothill Road Office & Retail in Beverly Hills, California by Ehrlich Architects

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Ehrlich Architects

This new city-owned, LEED Gold certified office building, is located at the intersection of the city’s industrial area and a burgeoning media office district. The four-story structure measures approximately 232’ x 95’, and consists of 73,000 gross square feet of program. The building will serve the City of Beverly Hills as well as the public and includes the City’s cable TV facilities and open office and retail space for lease.

The project is located within biking distance of two residential areas, Image Courtesy © RMA Photography

  • Architects: Ehrlich Architects
  • Project: 331 Foothill Road Office & Retail
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Software used: 2009 Revit and 2009 AutoCad.
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