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Seattle’s KEXP Public Radio $15 million Broadcast Complex by SkB & Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG) 

A six-year fundraising, location search, design and build program culminated in April 2016 with the completion of KEXP 90.3 FM Radio’s 25,000 sq. ft. $15 million state-of-the-art broadcast/live production complex. Nestled in the shadow of Seattle Center’s iconic Space Needle, KEXP remains an essential part of Seattle’s legendary music scene, and epitomizes Public Radio’s stature within the local, national and global radio/Internet listening community.  Funding for the complex was raised by a successful on-air campaign and augmented by foundation, corporate, local entrepreneur and local government support. KEXP is a Public Broadcast Station in the truest sense of the word.

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

KEXP Exterior, Image Courtesy © Bittermann

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Chestnut Place in Brookline, Massachusetts by BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: BUTZ + KLUG architecture

This house, a significant part of Brookline’s 19th century residential history, had suffered through decades of piecemeal renovations, deferred maintenance, structural compromise and ultimately foundation collapse. This condition presented the opportunity to reorganize the original somewhat conventional central hall plan to take advantage of the complex siting; straddling a one story ledge while perched on a rise. The piano nobile, or living floor of the house is organized around a courtyard with a new South facing loggia (an extension of the central hall) wrapping around the kitchen and connecting the house to the adjacent indoor pool building. Additionally, the loggia terminates on the opposite (North) side of the building creating a ‘back door’. A new interior stair opens up the interior to a level of clarity both in terms of light and organization and terminates at the top floor in a retractable skylight visible from the entry level three stories below. A very high level of envelope efficiency and radiant flooring keep the building warm in the winter with minimal energy, but equally important, the building is detailed to facilitate living in a way that allows you to take advantage of the natural breezes that cross the site while amplifying the age old tactic of cross ventilation.

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

Image Courtesy © BUTZ + KLUG architecture

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The Perelman Center in New York by REX architecture

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: REX architecture

The board of directors of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (The Perelman Center) and President & Director Maggie Boepple today unveiled the design for the new performing arts center, located at the World Trade Center site. Set to open in 2020, The Perelman Center will produce and premiere theater, dance, music, film, opera, and multidisciplinary works while offering a range of amenities for visitors and residents in the Lower Manhattan community.

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

FRONTAL DAY RENDER , Image Courtesy © LUXIGON

  • Architects: REX architecture
  • Project: The Perelman Center
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: CHRIS JANJIC
  • Rendering: LUXIGON, FRONT and DBOX
  • Client: Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center
  • Personnel: Adam Chizmar (PL), Maur Dessauvage, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Sebastian Hofmeister, Suemin Jeon, Claire Kuang, Kirby Liu, Weronika Marciniak, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Vaidotas Vaiciulis
  • Competition Team: Giannantonio Bongiorno, Adam Chizmar (PL), Alberto Cumerlato, Mahasti Fakourbayat, Alysen Hiller Fiore (PL), Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Min Kim, Dominyka Mineikyte, Elizabeth Nichols, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Raul Rodriguez, Michal Sapko, Emma Silverblatt, Elina Spruza, Michele Tonizzo, Vaidotas Vaiciulis, Michael Volk, Cristina Webb
  • Executive Architect: Davis Brody Bond
  • Consultants: Arup, CCI, Charcoalblue, Cost Plus, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Front, Jaros Baum & Bolles, Jenkins & Huntington, Magnusson Klemencic, RWDI, Sciame, Silman, Thornton Tomasetti / Weidlinger, Threshold, Wilson Ihrig
  • Area: 8,400 m2 (90,000 sf)
  • Status: Invited competition 2014, first prize 2015, commenced Schematic Design 2016, completion expected 2020

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Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley in California by Banker Wire

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

It’s only fitting that a university building with multiple practices under one roof is employing the use of versatile woven wire mesh, manufactured by Banker Wire.

Banker’s mesh provides strong infill material that also meets the architect’s design intent for exterior stair and pedestrian bridge railings at the new Jacobs Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building houses design studios, equipment labs, classrooms, and community space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

 

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley
  • Location: California, USA

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Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California by WRNS Studio

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Article source: WRNS Studio

Last month, Sonoma Academy, an independent college prep high school located in Sonoma County, broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot expansion project, designed by San Francisco-based architecture and planning firm WRNS Studio. Situated on a 34-acre campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain, this marks the first phase of a two-phase campus-wide transformation. Known as the Grange & Studios, the two-level educational facility will add key academic, social and cultural spaces that will support the overall mission of the school. In less than 14 months, the project went from design phase to beginning construction.

 Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Sonoma Academy
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Contractor: XL Construction
  • Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers
  • Structural: Mar Structural Design
  • Landscape Architect: RHAA Landscape Architects
  • Mechanical: Interface Engineering
  • Electrical: Integral
  • Green Roof: Ranicreek
  • Size: 22,000 SF

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Arcadian Food & Drink in Cleveland, Ohio by Robert Maschke Architects

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Robert Maschke Architects

Arcadian Food & Drink celebrates the dining experience as theater, setting a dynamic stage within an existing building where guest are both audience and cast. This adaptive reuse restaurant, located in Cleveland, Ohio’s recently revitalized Gordon Square Arts District, resides among several theaters, galleries, and local shops, helping to further activate the existing streetscape. Offering premium quality beverages and entrees, the Arcadian Food & Drink provides diners with a unique architectural experience.

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

Image Courtesy © Robert Maschke Architects

 

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An Occupation of Loss in New York by OMA

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: An Occupation of Loss
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota

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Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky by Troyer Group

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Troyer Group 

The one-of-a-kind Ark Encounter project, said to be the largest timber-framed structure in the world, has been completed in Williamstown, KY (40 miles south of Cincinnati, OH).

A family-oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly themed attraction, the Ark Encounter is a to-scale replica of the Biblical Noah’s Ark, which market studies suggest will see 1.2 – 2 million visitors annually. Phase one of the Ark Encounter also has a 1,500 seat restaurant, zip line courses, and a petting zoo. The project began nearly 7 years ago with the planning and permitting process, now the Ark Encounter officially opened on July 7th, 2016.

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

Image Courtesy © Troyer Group

  • Architects: Troyer Group
  • Project: Ark Encounter
  • Location: Williamstown, Kentucky, USA

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5-Star Green Home in Downtown Kirkland, Washington by Dwell Development LLC

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Article source: Dwell Development LLC

Dwell Development LLC, a Seattle-based sustainable residential developer, is pleased to introduce the completion of a 5-Star Built Green Home in Downtown Kirkland. As the only residential developer in Seattle that exclusively builds Built Green 5-Star certified homes, the Dwell Development team decided to cross the Lake with their newest project to up the ante for sustainable building on the Eastside. The 3,900 square-foot home is the result of a conscious and skillful blend of energy efficient building techniques and reclaimed materials.

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

Image Courtesy © Tucker English

  • Architects: Dwell Development LLC
  • Project: 5-Star Green Home
  • Location: 325 6th Ave Kirkland, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Tucker English
  • Architect: Medici Architects
  • Contractor: Dwell NW
  • Structural Engineer: Hodge Engineering
  • Square Footage: 3,900

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Boulder Retreat in Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects 

The Boulder Retreat is located adjacent to a ski resort in Wyoming. The owners’ program called for a modest but expandable residential program to be interpreted in an architectural language that is abstract rather than literal in referencing the ubiquitous “western log cabin”.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Carney Logan Burke Architects
  • Project: Boulder Retreat
  • Location: Wyoming, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman, Berkeley, CA
  • Contractor:  Dembergh Construction, Wilson, WY

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