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Thursday, June 12th, 2014


This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Project: Fall House
  • Location: CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: endrestudio
  • Landscape Architects: Blasen Landscape Architects
  • Civil/Geotechnical Engineering: Grice Engineering and Geology
  • Size: 3800 SF


  • Standing seam copper façade
  • Poured in place fly ash concrete
  • Steel structure
  • High performance, insulated, low E glazing
  • Living roof
  • French limestone radiant floors
  • Sustainably harvestedinterior wood finishes
  • Copper roof
  • Wood windows
  • High fire hazard materials chosen to reduce risk of fire
  • Reduce window e south elevation to reduce solar heat



Wednesday, June 11th, 2014


The San Lucas Pavilion is, fundamentally, a reinforced concrete structure, barely 15 cm wide, which is arranged based on screens and one-meter edge beams, constraining an 11×11 meter square ground plan, in the limit between a lush pine forest and a very clean and carefully kept prairie.

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS


STAAB RESIDENCE in Scottsdale, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

The context for this site consists of larger homes on one-acre lots.  Aesthetically, the neighboring houses’ architectural language is more often than not, associated with speculative developer trends and styles, rather than an integrated understanding of the site, the views, and other opportunities.  As a result, the project required a strategy which would edit out the immediate context of this neighborhood while focusing on distant views of the McDowell Mountains to the north and the valley to the south and southwest.  The project also sought to create a protected courtyard space for the backyard and pool area as an immediate focus for the lower level of the house in contrast to the second level taking advantage of the more distant views.

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist

  • Designers: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Project Team: Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart, Thamarit Suchart
  • Construction Company: Verge Design:Build – Joby Dutton
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Area: 3,008 sf or 279.45sqm livable
  • Project Year: 2010 – 2013
  • Graphics + Drawings: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Major Materials: CIP Concrete walls, Polished concrete floors, Elevated post-tensioned concrete slab, Sand-blasted Standard Grey 12-8-16 CMU, 24ga a606corrugated weathering steel, 11ga stainless steel plate, “Silver 20” 1” insulated glazing


Koosmann Residence in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Salmela Architect

This zinc clad house trimmed in black richlite is built on an existing foundation in a tall pine forested site high above the St. Criox River in Minnesota. The existing home was beset with serious moisture infiltration problems which in turn gave rise to a host of environmental efficiency and air quality issues. The design team saved all the foundation and masonry components that were salvageable.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Koosmann Residence
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Principal Architect: David Salmela, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Malini Srivastava, AIA
  • General Contractor: Streeter & Associates


OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A


The Towers at Young Harris College in Georgia by Lord Aeck Sargent

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lord Aeck Sargent

At Young Harris College, when talking about the institution’s newest residence hall, you could recite the adage, “What’s old is new again,” and on the face of it, you’d be right.

YHC, which less than six years ago began its transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, hired architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) to design the Towers– a 226-bed residence hall that opened in August 2013.

With double occupancy rooms arranged around communal bathrooms and a shared common area, the Towers sounds a lot like a mid-20th century dormitory building. But, there’s a twist.

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: The Towers at Young Harris College
  • Location: Georgia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

The project team

  • Program manager: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Civil engineer and landscape architect: Eberly & Associates
  • Structural engineer: KSi Structural Engineers
  • MEP/FP engineer: Andrews, Hammock & Powell
  • Construction manager: DPR Hardin Construction


Wavehouse (400 Grove) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco by Fougeron Architecture

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street/Parcel H is a 33-unit market-rate development in the heart of Hayes Valley. This prominent site at the corner of Grove and Gough Streets is one of the parcels left vacant by the demolition of the Central Freeway, and is in a dynamic, urban San Francisco neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Wavehouse (400 Grove)
  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  •  Software used:  Rhino and AutoCad.


20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects


The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA


Union Square Loft in New York by Paul Cha Architect

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Paul Cha Architect

Located in the bustling Union Square area, the 2500 SF trapezoid shaped loft is housed in a former department store, with original cast iron columns and tin ceilings. The client, an educational consultant, requested a tranquil residence for daily living as well as receiving frequent guests.

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

Image Courtesy © Paul Cha Architect

  • Architects: Paul Cha Architect (Ali Koluman)
  • Project: Union Square Loft
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Material: Cherry wood(cabinetry), granite slab in absolute black honed finish(kitchen counter) & milk glass



Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: WSDG

In developing a NYC flagship site for live and on-demand, indoor spinning classes, the Peloton brain trust recognized the need for a cutting edge video broadcast studio for the streaming element of their visionary program.  Company co-founders, CEO, John Foley, COO, Tom Cortese and Marion Roaman, (an indoor cycling pioneer), engaged Walters-Storyk Design Group for the acoustic and isolation design of a broadcast-quality production facility with studio lighting and systems integration.  The resulting Production Control Room (PCR) and 60-bike TV Studio is a key component of the 8000 square foot complex. Located at 140 West 23rd Street in NYC, Peloton Chelsea also features spa-quality ambience, a refreshment lounge and, a sports fashion retail shop.

Image Courtesy ©  Eric Hwang

Image Courtesy © Eric Hwang

  • Acoustics: WSDG
  • Location: NYC, U.S.A
  • Photography: Eric Hwang, WSDG


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