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Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York by Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Weeksville Heritage Center is a unique urban design project in which a modern architectural syntax of simple forms, strip windows, and glass passageways is impacted by repeated African riffs. The riffs are variations that provide a visual counterpoint. The riffs are embedded in construction, in structural elements, such as the joints in paving and stone, in the choice of colors and materials, and in the details like the fence posts and the frit in the sunshading glass. The modern syntax and African riffs, although independent from each other, harmonize when experienced as an entirety.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects:  Caples Jefferson Architects PC
  • Project: Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Julian Olivas  
  • Clients: David Burney, FAIA, NYC Department of Design & Construction, Victor Metoyer, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Pamela Green, Weeksville Heritage Center 
  • Sub-consultants: Alma Smith, Construction Manager, Hill International, Seamus McNabb, General Contractor, Brickens, Construction, Benjamin Alper, Structural Engineer, Severud Associates, Hazern Huss, MEP Engineer, Loring Consulting Engineers, Andrew Ciancia, Civil & Geotechnical Engineer, Langan Engineering, John Rhyner, Geothermal Engineer, P.W. Grosser Consulting, Jeffrey Berg, Lighting Design, Berg-Howland Associates, Elizabeth Kennedy, Landscape Architect, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects, Greg Dimech, Cost Estimating, Faithful + Gould, Fred Shen, Acoustics & Audio Visual, Shen Milsom + Wilke, Francesca Bettridge, Theatrical Lighting, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Frank Fortino, Building Department, Metropolis, Barbara Heller, FAIA, Specifications, Heller + Metzger PC, Gordon Smith, Curtainwall, Gordon Smith Construction, Carmel Bowron, Sustainable Design & Commissioning, Viridian, Jeffrey Venter, Security, Ducibella Venter & Santore, David Dial, Museum Programming, Dial Associates 

Herkules Machine Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Ian Shaw Architekten

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: Ian Shaw Architekten

This classic example of the machine aesthetic houses the US administrative headquarters for the HerkulesGroup, a world leader in the manufacture of roll machining equipment.

Image Courtesy © Ian Shaw Architekten

  • Architects: Ian Shaw Architekten
  • Project: Herkules Machine Factory
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Triehouse in Parker, Texas (North Dallas) by Adia

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: Adia 

The Triehouse is the culmination of almost a decade of research and development in the realm of creative, ultra-affordable ecological housing. In 2004 Adia introduced the “$1,000 Transportable Bedroom” (JKP sleeper), and five years later gained international recognition for its “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse). This was followed in 2010 by a simplified, internationally transportable version of the MCDhouse (adiaHouse, $40,000).

Image Courtesy © Yoli Foto LLC

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: Triehouse
  • Location: Parker, Texas (North Dallas)
  • Photography: Yoli Foto LLC
  • Dates of Design/Construction: 2011 – 2013
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: Approx. $100 / S.F. ($1.000 / M.Q.)
  • Software used: Autocad,  Adobe

Frappisimo Coffee shop in Campeche, México by Workshop

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Workshop

Frappisimo is a new Mexican coffee shop that currently  has three branches in the state of Campeche, this being the most recent one. It is located in Galerías Mall  in the city of San Francisco de Campeche in southeastern Mexico.

This new coffee shop is located in one of the most important points of the mall, as it is the only double-height space and where the two main wings of the mall converge. This makes the room a very important focal point, located almost in the center axis of Galerías.

Image Courtesy © Workshop

  • Architects: Workshop
  • Project: Frappisimo Coffee shop
  • Location: Campeche, México
  • CONSTRUCTION: Arq. Rafael Aranda Alpuche
  • DIMENTION:  75 m2
  • YEAR: 2013
  • Software used: autocad 2013, 3ds Max 2009

United Continental Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The project for this 50-storey office block sought to favour the possibility of a panoramic view over the city, so that there is an evident predominance of glass on the façade while nevertheless avoiding the formulaic glass tower of arbitrary forms. The existence of the American tradition of skyscraper construction, with some especially attractive examples inChicago, suggested the need to reestablish a dialogue between the classicism of stone and the high-tech of glass.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: United Continental Headquarters
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • BRIEF: 50 storey offices building
  • CLIENT: The Prime Group, Inc.
  • PROJECT TEAM: Rogelio Jiménez, Nabil Gholam, Rodrigo Bilbao, John Oleksak, Zoran Balog
  • ASSOCIATED ARCHITECT: De Stefano/Goetsch Ltd.
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Cohen-Barreto-Marchertas, Inc.

JKPsleeper in Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas by Adia

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Lukas is an architectural entrepreneur who was thrust into the professional world prematurely when as a young college student he received a $10+ million investment offer for an invention, and soon after gained international recognition for his “$12,000 Green Dream Home.”

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: JKPsleeper
  • Location: Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas
  • Design and Construction: Lukas Petrash, 2004 (age 21)
  • Client: J.K.P.
  • Completed Cost: $1,000 (labor + materials)
  • Size: 48 S.F. (4.5 M.Q.): 6’ x 8’
  • Software used: Autocad

House 1532 in San Francisco by Fourgeron Architecture

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Fourgeron Architecture

This new house, infilled on an existing 25-foot wide lot in San Francisco, includes two distinct volumes separated by an interior courtyard.  The front structure has a garage at street grade and a painting studio above; the back volume is the main house, with the bedrooms on the lower level, living spaces in the middle, and a master bedroom on the top floor.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Fourgeron Architecture
  • Project: House 1532
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Photography: Richard Barnes
  • Construction Completion Date: 2006

AWARDS

  • 2007 AIA Housing Award
  •  2007 AIASF Honor Award
  •  2007 Custom Home Design Award
  •  2006 AIAEB Honor Award
  •  2006 SARANY Award of Excellence, Design Awards
  •  2006 AIACC Merit Award

PUBLICATIONS

  • Design for Living Magazine, 2007
  • Homes In America, [upcoming] 2007
  •  Light House,” California Home+Design, October 2006
  •  Architectural Record Unbuilt Houses, 2005
  •  Cole Street Residence, GA Houses/Project 2003

Residence Addition in Provincetown, MA by Hammer Architects

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Hammer Architects

Located at the end of a shell-paved lane near Provincetown’s center, this comprehensive reconstruction of an 1820’s Colonial house with later additions, created a three-bedroom residence with a landscaped courtyard in a previously unused back yard. Great care was taken to blend the new construction with the scale and historic character of the surrounding homes.

Image Courtesy © Dan Cutrona, East Elevation, with view of Screen Porch

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: Residence Addition
  • Location: Provincetown, MA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Dan Cutrona, Mark Hammer

MCDhouse in Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Story: How a 22-year-old architecture student turned scraps into a sustainable paradise for a family in need.

The MCDhouse was built in cooperation with the Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville (Texas) as part of a local initiative to increase earth consciousness while providing homes for low-income families. Built to the minimum square footage allowed by law (for three residents), the house challenges the “hermetically-sealed box” mentality and sets out to prove that large enclosed homes are not necessary for comfort, functionality, and dignity.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: MCDhouse | The $12,000 Green Dream Home
  • Location: Texas, U.S.A
  • House Size: 484 s.f. (legal interior s.f., excl. loft); 1,214 s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Final Cost: $12,000, which equals $24.79/s.f. (legal s.f.), or $9.88/s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Applicable Codes: IRC 2003 (International Residential Code); ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); TMCS (Texas Minimum Construction Standards); SBGH (Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville, based on localized LEED Standards)
  • Software used: autocad

The SOL Dome in Michigan by Loop.pH

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Loop.pH

Fall In…Art and Sol is a celebration of art, culture and science throughout Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region featuring the world’s first major solar art exhibition with International artists in October 2013.

The SOL Dome is a lightweight dome structure, 8 metre in diameter, 4 metre high and weighing only 40 kg. Its fabricated onsite over 3 days from thousands of individually woven circles of composite fibre. The structure is animated and part of a responsive lighting system, lit by a circular matrix of solar powered LED floodlights.

Image Courtesy © Loop.pH

  • Architects: Loop.pH
  • Project: The SOL Dome
  • Location: Michigan, U.S.A
  • WHEN: 28 September – 31 October 2013
  • CLIENT: Fall In… Art and Sol Festival
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