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Fashion[ING] Objects in Austin, Texas by Matt Fajkus Architecture

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Matt Fajkus Architecture

FASHION[ING] OBJECTS is an instrument for space, light, and threshold that creates maximal impact with minimal means by arranging and reconfiguring everyday objects in an unexpected and extraordinary way. It is an original backdrop installation piece designed and fabricated for an the annual premier fashion event in Austin, Texas held in September 2012. Beginning with the simple idea of an Erwin Hauer inspired screen, the intention for the backdrop was to veil the models as they emerged from backstage, to dapple light as well as to convey a sense of depth and movement beyond.

Image Courtesy © Matt Fajkus Architecture

Image Courtesy © Matt Fajkus Architecture

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Starlight in New York by Cooper Joseph Studio

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

This site-specific light sculpture marks a new era for the museum, igniting the majestic circular stair at the heart of its historic interior. Conceived as a perfect circle in elevation, the sculpture is in dialogue with the stair so that old and new are joined in one experience.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

  • Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
  • Project: Starlight
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.
  • Architect in Change: Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA
  • Lighting engineer: Studio 1Thousand
  • Fabrication: RUSHdesign

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Head in the Clouds Pavilion in New York City by STUDIOKCA

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: STUDIOKCA

The Head in the Clouds Pavilion on New York City’s Governors Island comes out of the desire to create a ‘place to dream in the city of dreams’. Made from 53,780 recycled plastic bottles – the amount, thrown away in New York City in 1 hour – it is a space where visitors can enter into and contemplate the light and color filtering through the ‘cloud’ from the inside, out.

Image Courtesy © Chuck Choi

Image Courtesy © Chuck Choi

  • Architects: STUDIOKCA
  • Project: Head in the Clouds Pavilion
  • Location: New York City, U.S.A
  • Photography: Chuck Choi
  • Sponsor: Figment, AIA New York ENYA, Structural Engineers Association of New York
  • Metal component fabrication: 4th State Metals

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Fall House in CA by FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE

This three-bedroom home, on Big Sur’s spectacular south coast, is anchored in the natural beauty and power of this California landscape. Our design strategy embeds the building within the land, creating a structure inseparable from its context. The site offers dramatic views: a 250-foot drop to the Pacific Ocean both along the bluff and the western exposure. Yet it demands a form more complex than a giant picture window.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Architects: FOUGERON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Fall House
  • Location: CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: endrestudio
  • Landscape Architects: Blasen Landscape Architects
  • Civil/Geotechnical Engineering: Grice Engineering and Geology
  • Size: 3800 SF

Materials:

  • Standing seam copper façade
  • Poured in place fly ash concrete
  • Steel structure
  • High performance, insulated, low E glazing
  • Living roof
  • French limestone radiant floors
  • Sustainably harvestedinterior wood finishes
  • Copper roof
  • Wood windows
  • High fire hazard materials chosen to reduce risk of fire
  • Reduce window e south elevation to reduce solar heat

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SAN LUCAS PAVILION in California by FRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: FRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

The San Lucas Pavilion is, fundamentally, a reinforced concrete structure, barely 15 cm wide, which is arranged based on screens and one-meter edge beams, constraining an 11×11 meter square ground plan, in the limit between a lush pine forest and a very clean and carefully kept prairie.

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

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STAAB RESIDENCE in Scottsdale, Arizona by Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

The context for this site consists of larger homes on one-acre lots.  Aesthetically, the neighboring houses’ architectural language is more often than not, associated with speculative developer trends and styles, rather than an integrated understanding of the site, the views, and other opportunities.  As a result, the project required a strategy which would edit out the immediate context of this neighborhood while focusing on distant views of the McDowell Mountains to the north and the valley to the south and southwest.  The project also sought to create a protected courtyard space for the backyard and pool area as an immediate focus for the lower level of the house in contrast to the second level taking advantage of the more distant views.

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC

Image Courtesy © Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist

  • Designers: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Project: STAAB RESIDENCE
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Photography: Winquist Photography – Matt Winquist, Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Project Team: Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart, Thamarit Suchart
  • Construction Company: Verge Design:Build – Joby Dutton
  • Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
  • Construction Area: 3,008 sf or 279.45sqm livable
  • Project Year: 2010 – 2013
  • Graphics + Drawings: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
  • Major Materials: CIP Concrete walls, Polished concrete floors, Elevated post-tensioned concrete slab, Sand-blasted Standard Grey 12-8-16 CMU, 24ga a606corrugated weathering steel, 11ga stainless steel plate, “Silver 20” 1” insulated glazing

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Koosmann Residence in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Article source: Salmela Architect

This zinc clad house trimmed in black richlite is built on an existing foundation in a tall pine forested site high above the St. Criox River in Minnesota. The existing home was beset with serious moisture infiltration problems which in turn gave rise to a host of environmental efficiency and air quality issues. The design team saved all the foundation and masonry components that were salvageable.

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Koosmann Residence
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Photography: Paul Crosby
  • Principal Architect: David Salmela, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Malini Srivastava, AIA
  • General Contractor: Streeter & Associates

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OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A

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The Towers at Young Harris College in Georgia by Lord Aeck Sargent

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lord Aeck Sargent

At Young Harris College, when talking about the institution’s newest residence hall, you could recite the adage, “What’s old is new again,” and on the face of it, you’d be right.

YHC, which less than six years ago began its transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, hired architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) to design the Towers– a 226-bed residence hall that opened in August 2013.

With double occupancy rooms arranged around communal bathrooms and a shared common area, the Towers sounds a lot like a mid-20th century dormitory building. But, there’s a twist.

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: The Towers at Young Harris College
  • Location: Georgia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

The project team

  • Program manager: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Civil engineer and landscape architect: Eberly & Associates
  • Structural engineer: KSi Structural Engineers
  • MEP/FP engineer: Andrews, Hammock & Powell
  • Construction manager: DPR Hardin Construction

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Wavehouse (400 Grove) in Hayes Valley, San Francisco by Fougeron Architecture

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Article source: Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street/Parcel H is a 33-unit market-rate development in the heart of Hayes Valley. This prominent site at the corner of Grove and Gough Streets is one of the parcels left vacant by the demolition of the Central Freeway, and is in a dynamic, urban San Francisco neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture

  • Architects: Fougeron Architecture
  • Project: Wavehouse (400 Grove)
  • Location: Hayes Valley, San Francisco
  •  Software used:  Rhino and AutoCad.

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