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Greenport Public Restroom in New York by Studio a/b Architects

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

Public restroom in an existing park (Mitchell Park) for a coastal village on the North Fork, Long Island. Since Mitchell Park was built through a design competition, the restroom was required to match the existing park design. Using the same material palette as the existing park buildings (zinc roof and cedar wall), this restroom was sited with free angles, respecting the existing views and park layout.

Image Courtesy Studio a/b Architects

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Greenport Public Restroom
  • Location: Greenport, New York
  • Photography: Studio a/b Architects
  • Team: Hideaki Ariizumi, Project architect Glynis Berry, partner
  • Landscape Design: Eileen Wingate
  • Client: Village of Greenport
  • Program: Public Restroom in flood plane, minimal footprint, minimal initial and running cost, fit contemorary designed park in a historical village.
  • Software used: Revit

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Pool House in Florida, Tallahassee by NL Architects

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R.: I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home. Andrew R. is a well known Canadian entrepreneur and investor, co-founder of a revolutionary online software company, and of a provider of online casual games and fantasy sports.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Pool House
  • Location: Florida, Tallahassee, USA
  • Client: Andrew R.
  • Team: Gen Yamamoto with Michaela Dlouha, Michal Krejcik, Lao Zhongnan

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Indian Paintbrush Residence in Jackson, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects

Situated in an aspen grove near Jackson, Wyoming, this residence was designed to make the most of both the small buildable area of the site and the modest budget allotted for construction. For ten years prior to building, the clients had lived on the site in a dark 1970s log cabin. The project parameters included a closer connection between the new form and its beautiful site, a less overtly traditional western vernacular expression than that of the old residence, as well as an adherence to a very tight budget of $160 / square foot – a major challenge in the inflated economy of a resort community.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol 

Jill Bruno Orthodontics in Chevy Chase, Maryland by FORMA Design, Inc

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: FORMA Design, Inc

Soft curves and rounded elements in the design of this 12th floor 1500sf dental office allude to the clouds outside, and evoke the touch of femininity the doctor desired. The majority of the space is a white shell, allowing light and shadow to emphasize the curves and to serve as a neutral backdrop to select areas of color that animate the space. The sense of openness and transparency is reinforced through the sharing of natural light from the exterior windows through the glass walls in the perimeter offices.

Image courtesy FORMA Design, Inc 

  • Architects: FORMA Design, Inc
  • Project: Jill Bruno Orthodontics
  • Location: Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA

The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House in California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: MariSol Malibu

One of the last residential homes in the legendary career of architectural genius Barry Berkus is a spectacular Malibu beach house located in MariSol, the award-winning 80-acre, 17 estate luxury Malibu real estate community. The Spanish Estate is a brand new contemporary, Spanish-style, fully furnished, single-story masterpiece elevated on a 102 ft blufftop with 130 ft of oceanfront over one of the best surf beaches in Malibu, County Line Beach.

Image Courtesy MariSol Malibu

  • Architect: Barry Berkus
  • Project Leader: MariSol Malibu
  • Project: The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House
  • Location: Malibu, California

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Fenix in San Rafael, California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

Beyond the traditional amenities of fine dining, exotic libations, and live music, the Fenix introduces a template for a new form of creative and social interaction — on site and online.  Conceived by Laura van Galen, a visionary Bay Area CEO, the new 150-seat super club has been designed to share live performances by talented indigenous and celebrated world-renowned artists with a local, national and eventually international audience on location and over the web at www.livestream.com/fenixlive.

Image Courtesy © John Merkl 

  • Acoustical consultants: WSDG
  • Project: FENIX – MARIN COUNTY’S NEW MECA OF DREAMS AND STREAMS
  • Location: San Rafael, California, USA
  • Photography: John Merkl

Hayes Residence in Virginia by Travis Price Architects

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: Travis Price Architects

The home is a path through the West Va hills. The path splits and meanders to know where… to know where  nothing is left but self and nature.  The cloak of  nature and soul are equally in harmony punctured by growth and rebirth all afloat.  Swaying trees and swirling winds scoop clouds of water to feed the split trees.   A rock opens as a stairway and leaves paths to take in or out.

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Streeter Residence in Deephaven, Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: Salmela Architect 

Our client has been a contractor of high-end custom homes for the last 20 years. This, the 7th in a series of houses he has built for himself, is essentially an exercise in architecture and building that explores the boundaries of prefabrication within the realm of architecture and the aesthetic expectations within the custom home market.

Image Courtesy Salmela Architect & Peter Bastianelli Kerze

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Streeter Residence
  • Photographer: Peter Bastianelli Kerze
  • Location: Deephaven, Minnesota, USA
  • Site Characteristics: Site situated between two wetland areas.
  • Client: Kevin Streeter
  • Client program: A home for a father and son., Open plan (there are only two interior doors), Natural light., Access to grade., Clarity of structure., Innovation of materials.
  • Construction System: Concrete Masonry Unit lower level walls., Glulam roof and floor beams., SIP roof deck, floor deck and upper level walls., Glass in-fill., Exposed mechanical and electrical.
  • Sustainable Features: Reclaimed cypress exterior wood finish (from pickle vats), Concrete masonry units made using local power plant fly ash in aggregate.
  • Schedule: Construction start:  Fall 2003, Construction complete:  Fall 2004
  • Square Footage: 3,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Specific Materials: Typical block masonry units., Poured concrete floors with Ardex oil finish., Structural Wood douglas fir laminated beams., R-Control SIP panels with factory Fire Finish., H-Window doors and windows., Custom built garage doors., Single-ply EPDM roofs., Galvalume standing seam metal siding., Reclaimed cypress wood siding., Valcucine cabinetry., Douglas fir wood flooring., Concrete pavers., Ipe wood deck

Water Mill Houses in New York by 1100 Architect

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: 1100 Architect

Distributed across fifteen acres of wooded land, this family retreat consists of a main house, guesthouse, pool house, bunk house, and garage. The main house or “glass house” stands on the highest peak of the property, allowing for an unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape and shoreline from the roof terrace. The living spaces on the top floor are enclosed by glass walls that enable light and air to penetrate while a screen of trees provides a sense of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Peter Aaron/OTTO 

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Water Mill Houses
  • Location: Water Mill, New York, USA
  • Photography: Peter Aaron/OTTO
  • Date: 2008
  • Size: 7,750SF
  • Principal: Juergen Riehm, David Piscuskas
  • Project Architect: Carmen Lenzi
  • Design Assistants: Joanna Chen, Juliana Chittic, Raphaelle Golaz, Antonia Kwong, Igor Siddiqui, Erin Vali Jorge Zapata

House FF in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos

The House FF is located in Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province. Is a single-family house project which was designed from its orientation and environmental characteristics. A structural system that would fully release the ground floor was developed, achieving total flexibility and connecting the inside with the outside. The design of the structure consists of two building frames and two main beams where part of the upper floor is hanged allowing a span between columns of 12 meters.

Image Courtesy © Quiroga Carrafa.

  • Architects: Fritz + Fritz Arquitectos
  • Project: House FF
  • Location: Nordelta, Tigre, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.
  • Photography: Quiroga Carrafa.
  • Authors: Fernando Fritz, Eric Fritz
  • Project team: Hernán Feldmann, Christian Moroni.
  • Structure: Ing. José Zaldua.
  • Area: 300 m2.
  • Year: 2012

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