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Porcelanosa Unveils New Flagship in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Porcelanosa today revealed designs for its new flagship showroom in the historic Commodore Criterion building in Midtown Manhattan. The firm purchased the 1,700 square-metre, six-storey building northwest of Madison Square Park at 5th Avenue and Broadway in 2012 and selected Foster + Partners to refurbish the interiors – the project is due to be completed in spring 2014.

Image Courtesy Porcelanosa

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Porcelanosa Unveils New Flagship
  • Location: New York, USA


Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida, U.S.A. by Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Brooks + Scarpa and KZF Design Studio have released their proposal for the new Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL The proposed 7000 square foot Interfaith Chapel is designed to be a special place where students and others can slow down their lives, re-focus on their spiritual needs and reflect. At the same time, the Chapel will support a variety of diverse religious services, student ceremonies, weddings, other intimate events, lectures, meditative practices and musical performances.

Image Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio
  • Project: Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida
  • Location: Florida, U.S.A.
  • Software used: Rhino, Photoshop and AutoCAD


Webb Chapel Park Pavilion in Dallas, Texas by Cooper Joseph Studio

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

In Dallas, Texas, the Department of Parks and Recreation is working to replace several decaying, minimal 1960s shelters in the surrounding metropolitan public parks. Sandwiched between a community soccer field and playground, this simple pavilion embraces a passive, natural cooling system that becomes one with the spatial design.

Image Courtesy Cooper Joseph Studio

Bread for the City in Washington, DC by Wiebenson & Dorman Architects

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Wiebenson & Dorman Architects

Bread for the City offers five program services to low-income residents of Washington, DC: food and clothing distribution, primary medical care, legal advice and representation, and comprehensive social services. All services are free of cost to eligible DC residents, and are provided under one roof in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Image Courtesy © John Cole

Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California by WRNS Studio

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: WRNS Studio

The Welch Road Translational Research Campus reflects the new vision for the Stanford University School of Medicine to transform the Welch Road properties from a parcel-zoned, suburban land-use to a more integrated, pedestrian-focused campus. The campus is composed of two buildings: The Jill and John Freidenrich Translational Research Center (pictured here) and the CJ Huang Asian Liver Center and Academic Medical Office Building.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte / WRNS Studio

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Location: Stanford, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Tim Maloney

Novelis’ New Global Research & Technology Center in Kennesaw, Georgia by Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)

Rolled aluminum and aluminum can recycling giant Novelis has a new Global Research & Technology Center whose design is intended to give customers a close look at the company’s world-class R&D, engineering and manufacturing expertise, drive collaboration with customers, and showcase innovative use of Novelis’ materials.

Lord, Aeck & Sargent designed a new public entry for the Novelis Global Research & Technology Center : Image Courtesy © Gregg Willett

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)
  • Project: Novelis’ New Global Research & Technology Center
  • Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
  • Photography: Gregg Willett, Kelly Holtz
  • Software used: Drawn in 3D with Revit v 10. Google Sketch-up was used for conceptual entry renderings.
  • Project Team: 
    • Lord, Aeck & Sargent (Atlantaoffice) – architect
    • Lord, Aeck & Sargent (Atlantaoffice) and idea|span (Atlanta) – interior design
    • AHA Consulting Engineers (Atlantaoffice – MEP/FP engineer
    • KSi/Structural Engineers (Atlantaoffice) – structural engineer
    • DPR (Atlantaoffice) – construction manager

Techshed in Foster City, CA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

A home improvement marketplace technology company, this open and collaborative work environment was designed with a balance of open office work benches, and spaces for meetings, meditation, play and private phone calls. A gated area with lockers for personal storage encourages bicycle commuting and use of the Bay Trail along the edge of the San Francisco Bay. Techshed’s brand is expressed with an impactful punch of brand color and in the form of the plywood sheds that house meeting and meditation rooms. An open Café with a robust audio visual system doubles as an all hands meeting and presentation space.

Image Courtesy Joe Fletcher Photography


Bloom House in Los Angeles, CA by Greg Lynn Form

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Greg Lynn Form

The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows.  The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers

  • Architects: Greg Lynn Form
  • Project: Bloom House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Project commencement:  2004
  • Completion date:  2010
  • Design Architects: Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA
    Jackilin Bloom, Brittney Hart, Chris Kabatsi, Brian Ha, Danny Bazil, Andreas Krainer
  • Architect of Record: Lookinglass Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA
     Nick Gillock, Emil Mertzel
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA
    Cynthia Zabala
  • Mechanical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
    Ramil Carpo
  • Electrical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cost Estimator: Oliver Garrett Construction, Inc. 
    Oliver Garrett


Flip House Wisconsin in San Francisco by Fourgeron Architecture

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: Fourgeron Architecture

Like many San Francisco homes, this one poorly integrated its many levels with each other and with its sloping topography and solar orientation. Reversing its reading, we recast the back of the house as its primary façade with a faceted, custom-built glass wall. Divided into three vertical panels that push in and out, this dynamic prism brings animating light and spectacular views to the communal living spaces, now placed at the rear. Bedrooms were flipped to the front.

Image Courtesy Fourgeron Architecture


Animation Studio in Santa Monica, California by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Interior Architecture Preserves Original 1940s Warehouse in Santa Monica’s Former Industrial Corridor Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio with Andy Waisler has recently completed an adaptive reuse of a 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse in Santa Monica. The 17,000 square foot building was artistically designed for a well-known animation studio that has recently achieved significant commercial success. Urban Studio designed an interior renovation that is warm, forthright and efficient, while also elegant and inspiring.

Image Courtesy Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler

  • Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Project: Animation Studio
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Photography by: Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler
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