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Transportation Center Redevelopment in Stamford by Studio V Architecture

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: Studio V Architecture

STUDIO V Architecture’s design for the Stamford Transportation Center and surrounding area was chosen the preferred scheme in a $500 million redevelopment competition put forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Stamford’s station has grown to become the second largest in the region after Grand Central Terminal, rendering its current disjointed infrastructure and surrounding architecture obsolete. STUDIO V teamed with developer Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures (SMDV) to transform this traffic-congested station into a dramatic new 24-hour community that reconnects Downtown Stamford to the South End and the city’s waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Studio V Architecture

  • Architects: Studio V Architecture
  • Project: Stamford Transportation Center Redevelopment
  • Location: Stamford, U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, and Grasshopper

Arverne Dunes in Far Rockaway, New York by ShortList_0 Design Group

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Arverne Dunes is a new waterfront concept for neighborhood redevelopment of Far Rockaway New York post Hurricane Sandy. It features both urban and suburban attributes. Embracing its city surroundings with urban density, the design capitalizes on the site’s coastal elements retaining the feel and lifestyle of a beachfront town. The plan emphasizes the Community Board’s priorities, aiming to meet the needs of developers, Rockaway residents and New York City government’s updated FEMA recommendations for this flood zone area. The site plan fosters beach community ambiance for 1,000 new dwellings, 200,000sf of commercial space, in addition to recreation, a medical clinic, doctors’ offices and community facilities.

Arverne Dunes proposal, eastern sector perspective: Dune preserve, 500 townhouse units, 500 midrise dwelling units, 200,000sf commercial, plus recreation and medical facilities, Image Courtesy © ShortList_0 Design Group

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group
  • Project: Arverne Dunes
  • Location: Far Rockaway, New York
  • Urban Planning: PLC Urban Planning & Policy
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2013
  • Site Area: 80+ acres
  • Sustainable Design Features: Building integrated PV solar panels, green roofs, dune preservation, daylight Illumination
  • Annual Power Generation Capability: 1.75 Megawatts
  • Design Software: Revit
  • Catagories: Housing Development, Land Preserve, Master Plan, Residential, Autodesk Revit, Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Waterfront Development

Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago by ross barney architects

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

The Early Childcare Center West is the first childcare center built for the University of Chicago.  The Center is located on a developing edge of the medical campus, and shall serve the families of both the University and Medical Center.  On a University campus known for its combination of historic buildings and innovative  architecture, the clients and architects worked to develop a language for the child care facility that creates a playful environment that’s fits with the campus environment.

Image Courtesy © ross barney architects

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: Early Childcare Center West University of Chicago
  • Location: Chicago

RELEVANCE

  • LEED  Silver Certification Pending
  • Integrated, High performance building
  • Energy  efficient envelope
  • Daylighting and lighting control system
  • Water conservation strategies
  • Optimized Open space on dense, urban site
  • Children’s icon
  • Constructed below client budget
  • Designed with input from University Community
  • Secure child-care facility in an urban setting
  • Creates a child scaled place for learning

CTA Morgan Station in Chicago by ross barney architects

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

A new Chicago Transit Authority Morgan Street Elevated Station presented a unique opportunity, in the historic Fulton Market District, to define the geographic center and the character of this industrial loft area that is transforming into a multi-faceted neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Kate Joyce Studios

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: CTA Morgan Station
  • Location: Chicago
  • Photography: Kate Joyce Studios
  • Cost: $35,257,000
  • Program: New elevated train station
  • Completion: 2012
  • Transportation Engineer: Transystems

Ohio State University South Campus Central Chiller in Columbus by ross barney architects

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

The South Campus Central Chiller Plant will provide the Medical District of the Ohio State University a long term, efficient and sustainable solution for chilled water production and distribution. Durability and redundancy will be addressed with a modular design with additional components of all critical equipment to maintain 12,500 tons of chilled water for the medical center customers.

Image Courtesy © ross barney architects

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: Ohio State University South Campus Central Chiller
  • Location: Columbus
  • Scope: Chiller Plant, Provides 30,000 tons chilled water
  • Size: 95,750 sf
  • Completion: 2013
  • Cost: $72,500,000
  • Program: 30,000 tons chilled water
  • Status Under Construction: 2013

A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building in Jackson, Mississippi by Schwartz/Silver Architects

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Constructed as part of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence program, Schwartz/Silver’s modernization of the A. H. McCoy Federal Building and new security pavilion has dramatically changed the urban landscape in Jackson, Mississippi. The architects took the opportunity to redefine the relationship between the city and the federal government at this site. The re-envisioned plaza provides a landscaped oasis in the city for the employees and visitors who utilize the building. And by reaching out towards the corner of the site, the invitingly scaled security pavilion creates a welcoming entry point for the building.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer 

  • Architects: Schwartz/Silver Architects
  • Project: A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Awards:
    2010 GSA Honor Award in Urbanism I On the Boards
    2011 BIMforum Delivery Process Innovation Award
  • Client: General Services Administration
  • Program:  Re-plan 15 story tower to house federal agency tenants; complete building systems (MEP-FP) replacement; redesigned elevator lobbies and common spaces; accessibility upgrades; security upgrades; landscape; new security pavilion and public lobby; LEED Silver Certification.
  • Cost / Area: $60 million / 428,000 sf
  • Year: 2013

One Workplace in Santa Clara, California by Design Blitz

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

The One Workplace Headquarters project was a unique opportunity for both One Workplace and for Design Blitz. One Workplace is the largest furniture dealer in Northern California and the single source for Steelcase furniture in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ambitious directive was to re-define the architectural standard not only of the company, but also of the showroom experience itself and create a bleeding edge, world-class workplace that serves both employees and customers alike. One Workplace had already shifted the industry paradigm of sales and showrooms away from a transactional experience to one of collaboration and partnership.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte, THE BOOMERANG

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: One Workplace
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Design Team: Seth Hanley, Project Architect, Melissa Wallin, Lead Designer, Chris Baumbach, Architect, Amanda Eckes  Designer
  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Size: 35,000 SF

NYC Tower Proposal in South Street Seaport, New York by MA2

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Article source: MA2

The concept proposal is located in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport as an office tower with an adjacent parking structure. In its inception the tower is a product of preserving angles within a complex plane grid, which has been interfered by a Mobius geometric transformation. By manipulating a two-dimensional grid using asymptotic developments, it generates a series of automorphing patterns and higher dimensional structures.

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: NYC Tower Proposal
  • Location: South Street Seaport, New York
  • Software used: Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD

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Dlush UCSD in San Diego, California by Colkitt&Co

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Colkitt&Co

What used to be a storage closet, is currently being transformed by architect and design firm Colkitt&Co, to become a 1,830 square foot food and beverage cafe for students, staff and campus visitors to enjoy. Construction began earlier this summer, and Dlush UCSD is expected to open just in time for the first week of fall semester classes.

Image Courtesy © Colkitt&Co

  • Architects: Colkitt&Co
  • Project: Dlush UCSD
  • Location: San Diego, California, U.S.A
  • Owner: Jeffrey Adler, CEO of Dlush
  • Architect and Designer: Colkitt&Co
  • Graphics, Signage and Branding: Hollis Brand Culture
  • Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineer: KLH Engineers

Hi-Speed Rail Maintenance in Wilmington, Delaware by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This design is in response to the growing need to repair and upgrade aging infrastructure that is vital to the United States.  America’s Hi-Speed Rail network, originally built during the 20th century, has become physically outdated and technologically obsolete.  Therefore, our approach is to not only bring these elements up to modern standards, but to look forward to the promise of future possibilities, and communicate this architecturally.

Building Entrance

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Hi-Speed Rail Maintenance
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Size: 1,2000 ft long
  • Cost: $22.5m
  • Materials: Stainless Steel ▫ Glass ▫ Photovoltaic Panels

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