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Brigham and Women’s Hospital in BOSTON by nbbj

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: nbbj

Brigham and Women’s Hospital yesterday broke ground on the Brigham Building for the Future, a 620,000-square-foot translational research and clinical facility designed by NBBJ.

The 11-story Brigham Building for the Future, located on the hospital’s Longwood campus,will house eight floors of research laboratories, three floors of clinics, a state-of-the-art imaging facility, social spaces, and a 400-car garage, along with associated site improvements.

The 11-story project includes site improvements and integrates with the existing circulation system of the hospital campus, Image Courtesy © nbbj

  • Architects: nbbj
  • Project: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Location: BOSTON
  • Software used: Revit 2012 for BIM documentation, as well as AutoCAD, Sketchup, and Adobe Creative Suite

Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center in La Mesa, California by KMD Architects

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s premier healthcare builders, has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital, located at 5555 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, Calif.

McCarthy was retained by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), with CEO Barry Jantz and the publicly elected GHD board members providing oversight. Sharp HealthCare is the operator of Grossmont Hospital through a 30-year lease that was executed with the District in 1991.

Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure approved by voters of the East County region in June 2006, is funding the project, budgeted at $26,325,383 in construction costs. As proposed in the hospital’s Facilities Master Site Plan, Prop. G is funding several other infrastructure construction improvements at the publicly owned hospital, which opened in 1955.

Image Courtesy © KMD Architects

  • Architects: KMD Architects
  • Project: Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
  • Location: La Mesa, California

Strickland-Ferris Residence in Raleigh, North Carolina by Frank Harmon Architect PA

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Article source: Frank Harmon Architect PA

The house was designed primarily for one person who had three specific requirements: (1) she wanted “something dramatic;” (2) She wanted to feel “as if I’m living in the trees;” and (3) she wanted the house to be utterly devoid of unnecessary ornamentation to the point that she could see the marks of construction, from exposed bolts to the “unfinished” ceiling structure.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Frank Harmon Architect PA
  • Project: Strickland-Ferris Residence
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: Exteriors by Timothy Hursley and Jeffrey Jacobs; Interiors by Jim Schmid
  • Project Team: Frank Harmon, FAIA, Sarah Queen, project manager
  • Interior Design: Lynda Strickland (home owner)
  • Completion Date: 2005
  • Awards 
    2005 AIA NC Merit Award
    2006 AIA Triangle Honor Award
    2009 Custom Home Magazine Design Award, Gold Award
  • Software used: Powercadd for Mac

The State University of New York at New Paltz by ikon.5 architects

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: ikon.5 architects

Objective

The State University of New York at New Paltz needed to expand its 1970 Student Union building by providing informal gathering spaces for students. The existing Student Union building was designed as an isolated cellular office building and did not have space for student collaboration or congregation. In addition, the University wished to change the overall appearance and presentation of the existing building which conveyed an uninspired institutionally functional appearance at the gateway to the university.

Evening view of Commons from plaza deck illustrating the structural tube stress skin, Image Courtesy © Peter Mauss/Esto

  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Project: The State University of New York
  • Location: New Paltz, New York
  • Software used: Auto Cad 2008

Aurora Picture Show in Houston by METALAB Architecture + Fabrication

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: METALAB Architecture + Fabrication 

This project for the Aurora Picture Show, a non-profit media arts center that presents artist-made, non-commercial film and video, serves as an indoor/outdoor screening space serving the surrounding community. Positioned within the Menil campus behind a gray bungalow, the Aurora Picture Show has the option of showing both indoor and outdoor screenings.

Image Courtesy © METALAB Architecture + Fabrication

Floating Bungalow in Topanga by Bestor Architecture

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Article source: Bestor Architecture

This house in Topanga Canyon rests on an incredible site with a view and rolling hills and meadows all around. With the site’s grade change we could separate the guest house and garage building from the main house by simply shifting the footprint downhill a bit, with the house more nestled in the hill. We created a promenade from the garage down a formal staircase and into the main view before taking a right towards the front door entry pavilion.

Living room, kitchen, stairway to 2nd floor, Image Courtesy © Bestor Architecture

Tred Avon River House in Easton, Maryland by Robert M.Gurney Architect

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source: Robert M.Gurney Architect

Easton, Maryland, located in Talbot County on Maryland’s eastern shore, was established in 1710. Easton remains largely agrarian, with numerous farms interspersed among area’s many waterways.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney Architect
  • Project: Tred Avon River House
  • Location: Easton, Maryland
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Peterson & Collins
  • Interior Designer: (Therese Baron Gurney) Baron Gurney Interiors
  • Landscape Designer : (Lila Fendrick Landscape Architecture) and Garden Design
  • Engineer: (D. Anthony Beale LLC) 8634 Tuttle Road
  • Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Maxwell MacKenzie
  • Completed: Fall 2012

Diverging from several acres of cornfields, a one-quarter mile road lined with pine trees terminates at a diamond-shaped tract of land with breathtaking views of the Tred Avon River. Arising from the gravel drive and hedge-lined parking court, this new house is unveiled as three solid volumes, linked together with glass bridges, suspended above the landscape. The central, 36-foot high volume is mostly devoid of fenestration, punctuated only by the recessed 10-foot high entry door and narrow sidelights. The contrasting 12-foot high western volume contains a garage and additional service space, while the eastern volume, floating above grade, contains the primary living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie 

After entering the house and passing through one of the glass bridges, the transformation begins. Initially presented as solid and austere, the house unfolds into a 124-foot long living volume, light-filled and wrapped in glass with panoramic views of the river. A grid of steel columns modulates the space. Covered terraces extend the interior spaces, providing an abundance of outdoor living space with varying exposures and views. A screened porch provides an additional forum to experience views of the river, overlooking a swimming pool, located on axis to the main seating group.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Along with a geothermal mechanical system, solar tubes, hydronic floor heating and a concrete floor slab to provide thermal mass, large overhangs above the terraces prevent heat gain and minimize dependence on fossil fuel. The entire house is elevated four feet above grade to protect against anticipated future flooding.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

The house is crisply detailed and minimally furnished to allow views of the picturesque site to provide the primary sensory experience. The house was designed as a vehicle to experience and enjoy the incredibly beautiful landscape, known as Diamond Point, seamlessly blending the river’s expansive vista with the space.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie

Image Courtesy © Robert M.Gurney Architect

Image Courtesy © Robert M.Gurney Architect

Image Courtesy © Robert M.Gurney Architect

Image Courtesy © Robert M.Gurney Architect

Image Courtesy © Robert M.Gurney Architect

Word Play – a little free library in New York by Chat Travieso

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Article source: Chat Travieso

A joint project between The Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival in collaboration with Little Free Library, LTD., Little Free Library/NYC was a design/build competition in which ten designers were chosen to install a Little Free Library in collaboration with a host community organization in the Lower East Side. Little Free Libraries are small publicly accessible book shelters that function on an honor system of “take a book, return a book.” Titled “Word Play”, artist and architectural designer Chat Travieso’s library plays with the idea of stacking and perspective. 

Image Courtesy © Chat Travieso 

  • Architect: Chat Travieso
  • Project: Word Play – a little free library
  • Location: New york
  • Software used: Rhino

Mar Vista Residence in South Laguna, California by Aria Design, Inc.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Aria Design, Inc.

A popular location for post- war, coastal, vacation homes, South Laguna still retains the many of the intimately scaled beach cottages from this era, along with leafy streets without sidewalks and streetlights. An 850 s.f. redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees when the current owners acquired the property.

Image Courtesy Aria Design, Inc.

  • Architects: Aria Design, Inc.
  • Project: Mar Vista Residence
  • Location: South Laguna, California, USA

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Avenues The World School in New York by Perkins Eastman

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Avenues: The World School is a new private international learning community that introduces an educational model that responds to the unique educational needs of 21st-century students in their increasingly connected world. With curriculum shared across the school’s eventual 20 worldwide campuses, the school requires a state-of-the-art facility that supports a learning environment that traverses time zones and languages while it educates and inspires.

Image Courtesy © Chris Cooper

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Avenues The World School
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Chris Cooper

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