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Shoshone Residence in Wilson, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects

This 4,500-square foot residence is located near Jackson Hole, Wyoming in a neighborhood with flat, open, grassy sites with expansive views of Glory Peak and the Teton Mountain Range. Taking advantage of adjacency to 120-acres of open space to the south and the dramatic mountains to the west and north, the house is site responsive with simple and modest forms that blend with the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Carney Logan Burke Architects

Image Courtesy © Carney Logan Burke Architects

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VIA 57 WEST in New York by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

VIA 57 West is a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan high-rise, combining the advantages of both: the compactness and efficiency of a courtyard building with the airiness and the expansive views of a skyscraper. By keeping three corners of the block low and lifting the north-east corner up towards its 450 ft peak, the courtyard opens views towards the Hudson River, bringing low western sun deep into the block and graciously preserving the adjacent Helena Tower’s views of the river. The form of the building shifts depending on the viewer’s vantage point. While appearing like a pyramid from the West-Side-Highway, it turns into a dramatic glass spire from West 58th Street. The courtyard which is inspired by the classic Copenhagen urban oasis can be seen from the street and serves to extend the adjacent greenery of the Hudson River Park into VIA. The slope of the building allows for a transition in scale between the low-rise structures to the south and the high-rise residential towers to the north and west of the site. The highly visible sloping roof consists of a simple ruled surface perforated by terraces – each one unique and south-facing. The fishbone pattern of the walls are also reflected in its elevations. Every apartment gets a bay window to amplify the benefits of the generous view and balconies which encourage interaction between residents and passers-by.

Image Courtesy © nic-lehoux

Image Courtesy © nic-lehoux

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: VIA 57 WEST
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Client: The Durst Organization
  • Collaborators: SLCE Architects, Starr Whitehouse, Thornton Tomasetti, Dagher Engineering, Langan Engineering, Hunter Roberts,Enclos, Philip Habib & Assoc, Vidaris Inc, Nancy Packes, Van Deusen & Assoc, Cerami & Assoc, CPP, AKRF, Glessner Group, Brandston Partnership
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
  • Project Architect: David Brown
  • Team: Aleksander Tokarz, Alessandro Ronfini, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Mendive, Benjamin Schulte, Birk Daugaard, Celine Jeanne, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Daniel Sundlin, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen, Felicia Guldberg, Florian Oberschneider, Gabrielle Nadeau, Gül Ertekin, Ho Kyung Lee, Hongyi Jin, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Laura Youf, Lucian Racovitan, Marcella Martinez, Maria Nikolova, Maya Shopova, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas A. Rasch, Ola Hariri, Riccardo Mariano, Steffan Heath, Stanley Lung, Tara Hagan, Thilani Rajarathna, Tyler Polich, Valentina Mele, Valerie Lechene, Xu Li, Yi Li
  • Project Leader, Interiors: David Brown
  • Project Manager, Interiors: Beat Schenk
  • Team, Interiors: Aaron Hales, Alessandro Ronfini, Brian Foster, Christoffer Gotfredsen, Ho Kyung Lee, Hongyi Jin, Ivy Hume, Jenny Chang, Lauren Turner, Mina Rafiee, Rakel Karlsdottir, Tara Hagan, Thomas Fagan, Tiago Barros, Valentina Mele
  • Size: 77202 m2
  • Date: 31/12/2010

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Metropole 708 in Washington by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

The Metropole is a sleek, new, urban condo development positioned on a prominent corner in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The seven-story building comprises 90 residences.

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

 

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New York Pediatric Dentistry in Rye Brook by Sky Factory

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Sky Factory

Dr. Lou Cooper founded New York Pediatric Dentistry in Rye Brook, New York, to bring his decades of experience as a prominent Manhattan pediatric dentist closer to his home in Westchester County. The new office design included an illusory skylight to provide the well-established therapeutic benefits of views to nature.

Image Courtesy © Sky Factory

Image Courtesy © Sky Factory

  • Architects: Sky Factory
  • Project: New York Pediatric Dentistry
  • Location: Rye Brook, New York, USA

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909 in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11 Inc

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Arch11 Inc

This is a project that is a pure result of creativity within limits. Boulder, Colorado has some of the strictest building constraints of any municipality in the country. Zoning requirements included height limits, street bulk plane limits, setbacks, a public open space requirement and a requirement for a brick facade.

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

  • Architects: Arch11 Inc
  • Project: 909
  • Location: 909 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup and Rhino
  • Primary Materials Used: Colored Concrete Masonry W/ Glass And Terracotta Sun Screen
  • Size Of Building: 14,475 Sf
  • Size Of Site: 6,300 Sf
  • Cost Of Construction: $3.4 Million
  • Completion Date: August 2015

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Lyon Park House in Arlington, Virginia by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Lyon Park, in Arlington, Virginia is an “urban village” near Washington, DC. Most of the houses in this established neighborhood were constructed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The houses vary in style, ranging from small single-story bungalows to larger wood and brick colonial revivalist houses. Streets are tree lined and the topography is gently rolling. After living in their house for about seven years, a young family of four hoped to transform their colonial house to better fit their lifestyle. A series of small but cozy rooms failed to connect with each other and to the deep, sloping landscaped backyard. Excluding the basement, the existing house comprised less than fourteen hundred square feet, with two bedrooms and only one full bathroom. Ideally, the transformation would retain the “sense of home” while providing spaces open to each other, additional bedrooms and a better connection to the landscaped site. A building that avoided stylistic mimicry with modern light filled spaces was desired. Sustainable construction techniques and the use of environmentally sensitive materials were expected.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Lyon Park House (Timura Frasier House)
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander (Hoachlander Davis Photography)
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Owners: Chris Timura and Elise Frasier
  • Contractor: Arta Construction
  • Structural Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington DC by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: Adjaye Associates

Winning the competition to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture has consolidated the practice’s US portfolio with arguably the nation’s most prestigious new building. Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, the museum will house exhibit galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space for the NMAAHC. As lead designer for the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup (FAB) team, David Adjaye’s approach has been to establish both a meaningful relationship to this unique site as well as a strong conceptual resonance with America’s deep and longstanding African heritage. The design rests on three cornerstones: the “corona” shape and form of the building; the extension of the building out into the landscape – the porch; and the bronze filigree envelope.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup
  • Project: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
  • Location: Washington DC, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Client: Smithsonian Institution
  • Structural Engineer: Guy Nordeson and Associates, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical Engineer: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability Consultant: Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Landscape Architect: Gustafson Guthrie Nichol
  • Lighting Consultants: Fisher Marantz Stone
  • Acoustics / AV / Theatre / Multi-Media Consultants: Shen Milson Wilke
  • Façade Consultant: R.A. Heintges & Associates
  • Security Consultants: ARUP North America
  • Contract Value: $504m
  • Total Area: 420,000 ft2

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GuideWell Innovation Center in Orlando, Florida by Tavistock Development Company

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Chibi Moku

In Lake Nona Medical City – a global destination for health care innovation in Orlando, Florida – a new era is unfolding with the GuideWell Innovation Center.

The Innovation Center is the latest addition to Lake Nona Medical City, a 650-acre life sciences campus, built by Tavistock Development Company, which is already home to some of the nation’s top hospitals, universities and research institutions.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

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Clea House in San Diego, California by Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Designed, engineered and built by boutique San Diego firm Nakhshab Development & Design (NDD), the LEED Gold-certified Clea House, although just minutes from downtown San Diego, is set on a serene Mission Hills canyon slope. This mid-century modern-inspired single family home complements its surroundings and preserves the existing site terrain with a seamless cantilever design.  Elegantly perched on a three-story access column that encases an elevator, a stairway and one “bonus” room per floor, the nearly 4,000 square-foot Clea House functions primarily as a single-level residence in which large open rooms and outdoor spaces flow together with nature prominently on display throughout the home.

Image Courtesy © Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

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TRIBECA NEW YORK N. MOORE STREET DUPLEX by Barker Freeman Design Office

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Barker Freeman Design Office 

In this project, two apartments on the 10th and 11th floors of a condo conversion in Tribeca were combined vertically to create a duplex that functioned like a house, with breathtaking north- and east-facing views of the midtown skyline. The owners’ original apartment on the 11th floor became an open living room/kitchen/dining room space with a separate office and family room. The material palette is light and reflective with a variety of neutral textures inserted as focal points. High-gloss lacquered kitchen cabinets reflect the northern light and views into the space. The maple floors throughout were bleached to bring them out as a light textured ground to unify the living spaces. At the entry, two walls at right angles were painted a steel gray to provide depth and focus to the living space. At the stair, a double-height wall of rough-cut tile provides visual interest and sectional continuity between the floors. The stairs were conceived as floating horizontal planes captured between glass surfaces and supported along a center steel spinal stringer. The landing incorporates a bench that perfectly frames a view of the Empire State Building through the adjacent window. The lower level was partitioned off to maximize functionality and privacy. The bathrooms are grouped against the building core, and the central hallway leads to an eggplant-hued plane that redirects the path toward the master suite on one side and a light-filled corner playroom on the other, from which the two children’s bedrooms can be accessed.

Image Courtesy © Sophie Munro

Image Courtesy © Sophie Munro

  • Architects: Barker Freeman Design Office
  • Project: TRIBECA NEW YORK N. MOORE STREET DUPLEX
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Sophie Munro
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Contractor: TCM Construction (formerly Teamwork Contracting)  including custom kitchen cabinetry
  • Stone counters: Stone Source

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