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VMware Campus in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: Form4 Architecture

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The asymmetrical balance between nature and architecture is the supporting idea for Form4 Architecture’s design of VMware Campus, set in Palo Alto, CA, housing the cloud infrastructure and business mobility company’s headquarters. Encompassing 11 buildings and three parking structures for a total of more than 1.8 million square feet, the campus was designed to reject the confines of traditional office buildings, and capitalize on the serene setting in which it was built as a reflection of the company’s values. The architecture and design scheme take on its forms by revisiting the basic principles of urban design with a 21st-century twist. The project’s architecture of presence is discreet, but not timid. It sets a mechanism that allows for the flexibility of future growth, yet is fully realized in its architectural aspiration.

Image Courtesy © John Sutton

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: VMware Campus
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Photography: John Sutton
  • Design Principal: John Marx, AIA
  • Principal-in-Charge: Robert Giannini
  • Principal/Project Manager: James Tefend, AIA
  • Developer: Hines
  • Contractor: Swinerton Builders
  • Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture; Studio 5

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Diagonal House in La Jolla, California by Safdie Rabines Architects

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Article source: Safdie Rabines Architects

Located on a steep hillside in La Jolla, this custom home floats above its site, carefully stepping down the slope to create large outdoor terraces while maximizing the home’s ocean views. The upper level consolidates the primary living spaces and master bedroom to one floor, with floor-to-ceiling glass and large skylights creating a light-filled penthouse suite. An angled glass wall divides the simple rectangular floor plate to create an invisible line between indoor and outdoor spaces, and a retractable wall creates the feeling of an open air pavilion with unobstructed views that extend for miles.

Image Courtesy © Safdie Rabines Architects

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Nightingale Decor in Los Angeles, California by Erika Winters Design

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Article source: Erika Winters Design

The house was built at the foot of a hill and —to make the most of the lot—concrete piling was done to have the necessary structure to meet the program required by the clients. It is a two-storey house with a flat roof and elevator that also has an attractive hill where herbal and fruit gardening was developed. It’s like a boat on the sky by the way it stands out from the piles and integrates into its environment.

Image Courtesy © Erika Winters

  • Architects: Erika Winters Design
  • Project: Nightingale Decor
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Erika Winters
  • Construction: Channel Development Inc.
  • Year: November 2014

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Panel House in Venice, California by David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

The house is located on 28 x 89 foot lot on the Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach. Due to the lots’ long and narrow dimensions, the design intent is to create a series of angled walls and reveals in the side elevations in order to provide for view corridors down the side yards to the ocean. The space between the tapered walls is used for pivot windows, which allow for the modulation of the natural prevailing breezes through the house.

Image Courtesy © David Hertz FAJA & The Studio of Environmental Architecture

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Ancona School Gymnasium in Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: JGMA

Within the constraints of an otherwise non-descript box, design studio JGMA has inventively designed an attractive and engaging transformation that provides a constrained space with multi-functional capacity, while reinforcing the identity of a visionary school. Working on a small renovation budget, the Ancona School in Chicago’s southside Hyde Park had been fighting loud reverberating acoustics and harsh lighting in their undersized gymnasium, making use of the space nearly unbearable. The room is much smaller than any typical gym–a retro-fit holdover from an out-dated 1960’s construction–but it houses many of the school’s primary athletic functions and is the only school space large enough for family gatherings and school performances.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: Ancona School Gymnasium
  • Location: Illinois, USA

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Chino Canyon Residence in Los Angeles, California by Hundred Mile House

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: Hundred Mile House

This project is a renovation and addition to a custom-built home built in 1954 at the base of San Jacinto Mountain in Palm Springs, California. The original layout, post-and-beam construction, wall of custom wooden windows and unique architectural detailing are reminiscent of Cliff May’s iconic Rancho homes, yet the original architect is unknown.

Image Courtesy © Hundred Mile House

  • Architects: Hundred Mile House
  • Project: Chino Canyon Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp pro and Autocad

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New York Public Library Stapleton Branch by Andrew Berman Architect

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Andrew Berman Architect was asked to design a re-conceived and enlarged branch library located in Stapleton, Staten Island for the New York Public Library. A single room Carnegie branch library, designed by Carrere and Hastings in 1909, had been serving the community for over 100 years, and was to be renovated as part of the library expansion. An empty adjacent lot was allocated for a 7,000 square foot addition to create a new library of 12,000 square feet that would better serve the community and its current needs.

Exterior view at night, Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: Andrew Berman Architect
  • Project: New York Public Library
  • Location: Staten Island, New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota
  • Client: New York Public Library
  • Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP
  • MEP Engineer: IP Group Engineer
  • Lighting Consultant: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design
  • Landscape Architect: Wallace, Roberts & Todd
  • General Contractor: Plaza Construction
  • Area: 12,000 sq ft

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Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture (JPDA) has completed the new Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center (DSPAC) – a community resource that celebrates dance education in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Generous support from Oprah Winfrey allowed dancer Dwana Smallwood to realize her vision to give back to the community she grew up in.

Facade, Image Courtesy © Amy Barkow

  • Architects: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture
  • Project: Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Photography: Amy Barkow
  • Client: Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Center
  • Design Team: Jordan Parnass, Mithila Poojari, Lucie Tomastikova, John Baker, Philip M. Weller, Dimiti Kim, Carlos Gastelum, Chris Nelson
  • Consultants: EP Engineering (MEP)
  • Contractor: Supreme General Contracting

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15 Renwick in New York City by ODA New York

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Article source: ODA New York 

Tucked between Spring and Canal in New York City’s recently rezoned Hudson Square, Renwick Street is a rare blip on the vast urban grid: a small, single-block residential enclave, whose self-generated hush recalls the era of a much more intimate Manhattan.

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Project: 15 Renwick
  • Location: 15 Renwick Street, New York City, NY 10013, USA
  • Photography: Erieta Attali and Frank Oudeman
  • Developer: IGI US
  • Outdoor square footage: 8,300
  • Units: 31 (100% condo)
  • Stories: 11

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Octagon in McLean, Virginia by TPG Architecture

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture 

As a division of the international media and advertising conglomerate Interpublic Group, the Octagon Agency is one of the premiere agencies in the United States that develops and manages sports, entertainment and event marketing and advertising.  Octagon commissioned TPG Architecture, based in New York, to update and redesign their flagship office in suburban Washington DC, for approximately 125 employees. TPG has a longstanding relationship with Interpublic, and has designed many other of its media companies.

Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture

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