Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Article source: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.
On a gritty stretch of Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles, the PSPMLA office sits on a previously vacant 2,500 sf infill commercial parcel. Dubbed the “Light Box” for its simple geometry slotted in acknowledgement of the natural solar conditions, the 2,200 sf office for a boutique property management firm discretely slips into the streetscape of tightly packed auto body shops, neon sign fabricators, digital printers, and various light commercial businesses. The design expands upon the urban texture of the street, while also carving out a bright, naturally illuminated respite for the office staff and their clientele.
Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones
- Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.
- Project: Light Box
- Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
- Software used: Rhino
- Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), David Chong (Project Architect), Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang
- Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Consulting Engineers
- General Contractor: Bulson
- Steel Fabrication: CWI/Fred Vasquez
- Millwork Fabrication: Dan Taron and Bulson
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: Foster + Partners
The groundbreaking ceremony for Oceanwide Center was held on Thursday, 8 December, marking the start of construction on one of the most pivotal urban projects in San Francisco’s recent history. Situated in the rapidly changing Transbay Area of San Francisco, close to Market Street and the financial district, this transit-oriented development is at the core of downtown San Francisco.
Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners / Heller Manus Architects
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Oceanwide Center
- Location: San Francisco, United States of America
- Photography: Foster + Partners Heller Manus Architects
- Client: Oceanwide Center
- Collaborating Architect: Norman Foster, Stefan Behling, David Summerfield, Michael Wurzel, Morgan Fleming, Armstrong Yakubu, Bassem Fawwaz, Michael Powers, Tillmann Lenz Piers Heath, Nathan Millar, Jens Kaarsholm, Kadri Kaldam, Jean-Francois Lemay, Simone Martin, Liam Alsop, Ignacio Amunategui, Christos Antonopoulos, Elina Christou, Andrew Dabomprez, Eva Diu, Eleonora Rosselli, Tandorn Prakobpol, Steven Ascensao, Belen Lopez Barrera, Stefano Corsi, Umberto Guareschi, Dovydas Kunsmonas, Lulu Yang, Parul Singh Jio Fish, Jose Garcia Gallardo, Karim Anwar, Quiddale O Sullivan, Radu Ionut Boeriu, Samson Simberg, Sigita Burbulyte, Miguel Munoz, Oliver Mould
- Land Use Attorney: Reuben Junius & Rose
- Structural Engineer: Magnusson klemencic Associates
- Mechanical Engineers:
- Foster + Partners
- Taylor Engineering
- Engineering Enterprise
- Civil Engineer: BKF
- Landscape Consultant: Gustafson Guthrie Nichols
- Façade Consultant: Heintges & Associates
- Acoustic consultant: Wilson Ihrig
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.
We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an 8-meter frontage and a depth of 30 meters) inserted within a dense and difficult context. The couple, whose children had already left home, asked us for a simple house, obstruction-free and with a strongly contemporary feel.
Image Courtesy © David Cervera
- Architects: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P. (Javier Muñoz Menéndez)
- Project: Two courtyards
- Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Photography: David Cervera
- Other Participants: Arch. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas.
- Suppliers / Products: Ing. Jorge Pino Gamboa / Construction
- Constructed area: 219.55 (m2)
- Year: 2015
Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Article source: Klopf Architecture
Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, Sezen & Moon Structural Engineer and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home.
Everyone loved the classic, original bones of this house, but it was in need of a major facelift both inside and out. The owners also wanted to remove the barriers between the kitchen and great room, and increase the size of the master bathroom as well as make other layout changes. No addition to the house was contemplated.
Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed
- Architects: Klopf Architecture
- Project: Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel
- Location: California, USA
- Photography: Mariko Reed
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
- Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
- Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon
- Contractor: Flegels Construction
- Landscape Contractor: Roco’s Gardening & Arroyo Vista Landscaping, Inc.
- Year completed: 2015
Friday, January 13th, 2017
Article source: Studio Gang
Studio Gang announces their design for One Hundred, a new tower at 100 North Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri, for Mac Properties. The design, which will be unveiled in a public meeting in St. Louis on Monday, December 12, proposes an architecturally significant apartment tower at the northeast corner of Kingshighway Boulevard and West Pine Boulevard in the Central West End neighborhood.
“The Central West End is an extraordinary, architecturally rich neighborhood that has evolved over many decades,” said Eli Ungar, Founder of Mac Properties. “In planning a development for this exceptional site, we selected Studio Gang for their commitment to thoughtful, sustainable development and to a design that both honors the history of a community and contributes to its continued evolution.”
Image Courtesy © Studio Gang
- Architects: Studio Gang
- Project: One Hundred
- Location: 100 North Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
- Client: Mac Properties
- Engineering Team: Structural Engineering, MKA; MEP/FP Engineering, dbHMS
- Sustainability: Targeting LEED Certification
- Residential tower: 305 apartments / 36 stories / 385 ft in height
- Size: 540,369 sf, 315,440 sf residential, 5-story podium including 882 sf retail, 6,756 sf amenity space, with 23,810 sf below-ground parking (355 parking spaces), and 8,817 sf green roof
- Status: Commissioned 2015, set to begin construction in 2017, anticipated completion 2019
Friday, January 13th, 2017
Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio
First New York, then Los Angeles and now Miami. In December 2016, Vondom launches the brand new Flagship Store in the district of Wynwood, thus asserting its continuous expansion throughout the American continent. The new flagship store of the furniture brand is designed and directed by Ramón Esteve Estudio and the artist Okuda San Miguel is the author of the painting on the large façade.
Image Courtesy © Alfonso Calza
- Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio
- Project: Vondom Flagship Store
- Location: Miami, Florida, USA
- Photography: Alfonso Calza
- Interior Design: Ramon Esteve Estudio
- Façade Design: Okuda San Miguel
- Art direction: Ramón Esteve
- Collaborators: Silvia Martínez, Isabel Rincón, Isabel Meyer, Nacho Poveda
- Produce: Vondom
- Sup: 630 m2
- Year: October 2016
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Article source: Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP
The Won Dharma Center, USA, is a 28,000 square foot recreational and spiritual retreat in Claverack, New York for the Won Buddhists, a Korean organization that emphasizes balance in one’s daily life and relationship to nature. The center is located within a 500-acre property on a gently sloping hill with views west to the Hudson River valley and the Catskill Mountains. The buildings for the Center, including permanent and guest residences, an administration building and a meditation hall, are sited as far as possible from the highway and are oriented toward the west and south to maximize views and light. The symbol of this organization is an open circle, suggesting both a void without absence and infinite return. The buildings are organized around these dual concepts of void and spiral.
Image Courtesy © Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP
- Architects: Hanrahan Meyers Architects LLP
- Project: Won Dharma Center
- Location: Claverack, New York, USA
- Software used: Autocad, Adobe Photoshop
- Client: Won Buddhism of America, Inc.
- Size: 48,000 s.f.
- Date: 2012
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: John Portman & Associates
BRIC Phase One is a dual-branded Marriott with a 253-key select service Springhill Suites hotel and a 147-key extended stay Residence Inn hotel, leased retail areas for shops and restaurants and above-grade structured parking. The complex’s name, BRIC, is in reference to the site’s location at BRoadway and PacifIC. With the inclusion of publicly-accessible shops, restaurants and terraces at various levels along the west side of the building facing a public park, the project extends the public realm vertically, allowing for great views of the San Diego Bay and the events that occur along the waterfront. As a nod to the history of the site as the former location of Lane Field ballpark, these retail and terrace spaces step back from the park in such a way as to recall the bleachers of old.
Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates
- Architects: John Portman & Associates
- Project: BRIC Phase One
- Location: San Diego, California, USA
- Hospitality Component: 400 Room Dual-Branded Hotel
- Gross Building Area: 449,321sf (41,743 sm)
- Retail Component: 27,000 sf (2,508 sm)
- Year: 2016
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: McClean Design
Located in the Trousdale neighborhood of Beverly Hills where all proposed work must take place without disturbing existing slopes, the challenge for this design is to find ways to create light for the lower level. Here we have created a light well which separates the drive court from the house itself and allows for an entrance across a water feature that cascades over glass to the atrium below. Landscaped with glass on four sides this allows light to the entertainment areas, gym and secondary bedrooms leaving more room upstairs for the rear yard and swimming pool. The upper level contains the master and two additional bedrooms, living room, family, dining and kitchen.
Image Courtesy © Jim Bartsch
- Architects: McClean Design
- Project: Carla Ridge Residence
- Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Photography: Jim Bartsch
- Designer: Paul McClean
- Contractor: Reece Hamilton
- Engineer: Steve Cox
- Approximate Size: 10,000 sf
- Completion Date: 2014
Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Article source: v2com
Designed by Vancouver based Michael Green Architecture (MGA) in conjunction with Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven storey office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood is the largest mass timber building in the United States.
When Hines approached MGA with this exciting project they envisioned T3 as a unique model of new-office building; an opportunity to offer a modern interpretation of the robust character of historic wood, brick, stone, and steel buildings with the additional benefits of state of the art amenities, environmental performance, and technical capability.
Image Courtesy © Ema Peter
- Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
- Project: The First Modern Mass Timber Office
- Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
- Photography: Ema Peter