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Karma Office NYC by FormNation

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Chrysanthemum Partners

Located in New York’s Little Italy, Karma’s office was transformed by design studio FormNation into a modern space that combines Dutch and American design influences and provides transparency, communication and work-life balances for the employees.

Karma’s design brief was short, but clear: Design a space with 40 desks, ample break out areas, a war room, communal lunch space for 40, that fits the brand, and they had to move in there in 4 weeks.

Image Courtesy © Garrett Rowland

Image Courtesy © Garrett Rowland

  • Architects: FormNation
  • Project: Karma Office NYC
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Garrett Rowland
  • Design Team: Jan Habraken, Lotte van Velzen
  • Interior Design: FormNation
  • Fabricator: Abunch
  • Size: 7500 sf

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Rocket Park Mini Golf Course in Corona, New York by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

This project on behalf of the New York Hall of Science (NYHS) included Concept Planning through Construction Administration for the Rocket Park Mini Golf course. The project features an interactive outdoor miniature golf experience themed on rocket science physics. The nine-hole miniature golf course with interactive components illustrates various concepts of rocket science physics, from Blast Off to Splash Down. Concepts are further explained through interpretive graphics.

Rocket Park Mini Golf Course aerial view , Image Courtesy © New York Hall of Science

Rocket Park Mini Golf Course aerial view , Image Courtesy © New York Hall of Science

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Career Academy of Pella in Iowa by Neumann Monson Architects

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Neumann Monson Architects

The Career Academy of Pella is home to 23,000 square feet of vocational shops and classrooms.  This project is the result of a unique collaboration between the local public school district, local private schools, area industry, and a regional community college.  The resultant facility will train students of all ages in skills that are sought in the local workforce.  STEM instruction will also be provided.

Image Courtesy © Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio

Image Courtesy © Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio

  • Architects: Neumann Monson Architects
  • Project: Career Academy of Pella
  • Location: 410 East Eighth Street Pella, Iowa 50219, USA
  • Photography: Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio
  • Structural and Civil Engineer: Raker Rhodes Engineering LLC
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Modus Engineering LTD
  • Landscape Architect: Dennis Reynolds Urban Design
  • Contractor: Larson and Larson Construction LLC
  • Area: 23,000 square feet
  • Cost: $4,800,000
  • Completion Date: July 2015

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Moretti Residence in Texas by Norman D. Ward architect

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Norman D. Ward architect

An undeveloped sixty-foot wide parcel of land, extending three blocks is a result of two residential developments merging in the 1930’s. In time, houses were built on each end of the three blocks. Moretti’s house began with the purchase of one of these 60’ x 300’ lots, the only lot without an existing house.

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

Image Courtesy © Norman D. Ward architect

 

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Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa by Steven Holl Architects

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space for all visual arts media, from ancient metalsmithing techniques to the most advanced virtual reality technologies, including Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Video Art, and Photography. Also housed are galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

 

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects (Steven Holl, Chris McVoy)
  • Project: Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa
  • Location: Iowa, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Eric Dean, Chris McVoy
  • Software used: Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0, AutoCAD
  • Client: University of Iowa
  • Project architect: Rychiee Espinosa
  • Project team: Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios
  • Associate architects: BNIM Architects
  • Structural engineer: Buro Happold and Structural Engineering Associates (SEA)
  • Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
  • Sustainability engineer: Transsolar
  • Mechanical engineer: Design Engineers
  • Curtain wall consultant: WJ Higgins & Co.
  • Civil engineer: Shive-Hattery
  • Audio/visual consultant: The Sextant Group Inc.
  • Size: 126000f
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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Home Ranch Welcome Center in Jackson Hole, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects 

BUILDING PROGRAM & SITE

Demarcating the northern entrance to Jackson, Wyoming’s historic downtown, the 3,129-square foot Home Ranch Welcome Center serves as a community hub for both residents and visitors. The building program includes visitor orientation space, a transportation hub and a public restroom facility that replaced a well-used bathroom building. The Welcome Center exhibits will function as orientating devices for visitors and utilizes storytelling of local characters as a narrative for the opportunities and amenities in the Town of Jackson and surrounding National Parks.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Carney Logan Burke Architects
  • Project: Home Ranch Welcome Center
  • Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
  • Photography: Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman
  • Structural Engineer: KL&A, Inc., Golden, CO
  • Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / LEED Consultant: Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc., Avon, CO
  • Civil Engineer: Nelson Engineering, Jackson, WY
  • General Contract: GE Johnson Construction Company, Jackson, WY
  • Landscape Architect: Hershberger Design, Jackson, WY
  • Completion: 2013

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Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons in New York by HOLT Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: HOLT Architects

HOLT Architects was asked by Corning Community College to renovate and modernize the functionality of the College’s traditional Library; centralize the Campus’ Learning Centers; encourage independent learning on Campus and support the 21st century student; and support the 24-hour student by providing facilities for new modes and hours of study.

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

  • Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
  • Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
  • Location: New York, USA

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Sea Ranch Lakes Residence in Florida by Silberstein Architecture

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: Silberstein Architecture 

The plan for this 5,500 square foot private residence located along the Intracoastal Waterway is influenced from by the views, the irregular pie-shaped lot, the requirement that garages cannot face the street and the need to locate a septic field on the property.  All of these criteria influenced the plan and geometry of the home, and one of the most prominent features is the cantilevered second floor at the front façade.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

Image Courtesy © Robin Hill

  • Architects: Silberstein Architecture
  • Project: Sea Ranch Lakes Residence
  • Location: Florida, USA 
  • Photography: Robin Hill

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Southwest Modern Townhome Development in Phoenix, Arizona by The Ranch Mine

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: The Ranch Mine 

In many ways, “Uptown Row” is a development between two worlds. The site is situated less than 500 feet away from a light rail station in Uptown Phoenix, between a heavy commercial thoroughfare and historic residential district. Its typology straddles the line between a single-family home and multi-family complex. It is part of a city that relies on the automobile but is actively shifting towards public transportation. This 10-unit greyfield development designed by young Phoenix based architecture firm The Ranch Mine and built and developed by Boxwell Southwest finds harmony in a diverse neighborhood, stitching together disparate elements in a refined, modern complex.

front side, Image Courtesy © Jason Roehner

front side, Image Courtesy © Jason Roehner

  • Architects: The Ranch Mine 
  • Project: Southwest Modern Townhome Development
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Jason Roehner
  • Architect of Record: E Project
  • General Contractor: Boxwell Southwest
  • Site Size: 0.71 Acres
  • Project Size: 10 units totaling 17,332 Square Feet
  • Date of Completion: October 2016

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Brisbane Renovation in California by Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source:  Blitz Architecture + Interiors

Blitz’s project for Westport Capital Partners LLC (“Westport”) includes the complete renovation of two office buildings on the 150,000 SF Marina Landing campus in Brisbane, California, located just seven miles south of San Francisco. The goal of the building repositioning was to transform the location into a sought after creative office and campus strategic building.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
  • Project: Brisbane Renovation
  • Location: 5000 and 7000 Marina Boulevard, Brisbane, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Team: Seth Hanley, Principal-in-Charge & Project Architect
  • Zach Meade: Lead Designer
  • Tamara Roth: Technical Documentation
  • John Hunter: Technical Documentation/Construction Administration
  • Size: 165,000 SF
  • Completion: May 2016

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