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Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Colorado by Westlake Reed Leskosky

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Project Overview

The Aspinall U.S. Courthouse modernization/high-performing green building renovation preserves an anchor in Grand Junction, and converts the 1918 landmark into one of the most energy efficient, sustainable historic buildings in the country. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the $15 million project aims to be GSA’s first net-zero energy facility on the National Register. The project has achieved LEED® Platinum certification, and scores in the top 2% of LEED-NC v2009 projects on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG).

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (South Elevation), Image Courtesy © Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer

  • Architects: Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Project: Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
  • Location: Colorado, U.S.A
  • Photography: Kevin G. Reeves, Photographer, Westlake Reed Leskosky
  • Architect of Record: The Beck Group
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Regional Administrator: Susan Damour
  • Project Manager: Jason Sielcken, PMP, LEED AP BD+C
  • Contracting Officer: Kenya Freeman
  • Project Executive: Todd Berry, LEED AP, CHC
  • Principal-in-Charge: Michael Murray, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Leader: Louis Sierra, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Lead Structural Designer: Stephanie Banfield, PE
  • Interior Designer: Fonda Hosta, NCIDQ
  • Specification Writer: Ruth Albertelli, RA, CSI, CCS
  • Electrical Engineer: Carmen Mazzant, PE
  • Information Technology, Technology Designer: Raymond Heintel, PE, RCDD

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Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization in Portland, Oregon by SERA Architects Inc.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Article source: SERA Architects Inc.

Project Overview

The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building Project modernized an existing 18-story, 512,474-square-foot office tower located in downtown Portland. Completed in 1974, the building’s MEP systems were worn out and out-dated. The project goals included upgrading building systems, updating work environments and improving accessibility, while also meeting the energy and water conservation requirements of the Energy Independence & Security Act (EISA), complying with federal standards for blast resistance, and providing new code compliant egress stairs, entries and rest rooms. The project has transformed the building into a modern, healthy workplace for 16 federal agencies, and was completed within 39 months.

Originally planned as an occupied remodel, the project was restarted in 2009 by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). At that time, cost benefit analyses demonstrated that a strategy of vacating the building during construction provided the best value to the GSA.

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project. This LEED Platinum certified project is projected to exceed the performance requirements of the ARRA and is on track to become one of the highest performance federal buildings in the GSA’s portfolio.

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project. - Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

EGWW is a model project for GSA nationwide, both as a premier federal office space and as an energy efficient renovation project, Photo Credit: Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: SERA Architects Inc. (Cutler Anderson Architects)
  • Project: Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux and SERA
  • Project Completion Date: May, 2013
  • Project Category: Adaptive Reuse
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 100,001 or greater
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 512,474 square feet
  • Hours of Operation: 8 am – 5 pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $141,500,000.00

Project Team: 

  • Contracting Officer: Patrick Brunner
  • Principal in Charge: Don Eggleston
  • Design Excellence Architect: James Cutler
  • Project Manager: Paul Witherspoon, Stuart Colby, Jennifer Taylor and Pat Munter
  • Structural Engineer: Nathan Infraffea and Erik Kabusreiter
  • Project Architect: James Riley

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Kalasatama Fiskari and Fregatti residential buildings in Helsinki, Finland by INSINÖÖRITOIMISTO MÄKELÄINEN LTD

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Tekla

As Oy Kalasataman Fiskari and As Oy Kalasataman Fregatti, and the connecting car park are the figurehead block of the new residential area built in Kalasatama, Helsinki.

The buildings are situated by the seashore. The architectural plan won a property lease competition organized by the City of Helsinki, and was praised by the jury for its unprecedented, personal and refined whole, giving the property a strong and new identity.

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MEDIA HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS by REX

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: REX

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

Two sister Middle Eastern media companies sought to create conjoined headquarters buildings. Aside from the companies’programmatic and area requirements for the headquarters, their demands were few: propose two elegant structures that make reference to traditional Arab architecture. The companies also provided a long, slender precedent structure—approximately 100 m (330 ft) long x 22 m (72 ft) wide—for consideration that could simultaneously accommodate offices and the relatively small broadcast / news studios. REX took this slender precedent as its starting point.

  • Architects: REX
  • Project: MEDIA HEADQUARTERS BUILDINGS
  •  Photography:  Luxigon, REX
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • PROGRAM: Headquarters buildings for sister media companies, including offices, studios, and common facilities (agora, amphitheater, auditorium, café, canteen, employee lounge, executive lounge, fine dining, gallery, health club, majlis, and theater)
  • AREA: 240,200 m² (2,600,000 sf)
  • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET: Confidential
  • STATUS: Invited competition, 2013
  • KEY PERSONNEL: Alberto Cumerlato, Tomas Janka, Gabriel Jewell-Vitale, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Aude Soffer, Alex Tehranian, Cristina Webb.
  • CONSULTANTS: Barker Mohandas, Front, Magnuson Klemencic, !melk, str.ucture, Transsolar

Chesapeake Building One in Oklahoma City, OK by Elliott + Associates Architects

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Campus Context:

  • As the Chesapeake Campus has developed, we created the concept of jewels. These are unique works of architecture that complement the red brick buildings and add energy to the campus plan.
  • All the buildings find inspiration from beautiful scale and proportion.
  • They fit together and the spaces between buildings are as important as the structures themselves.
  • The bay windows that act as lanterns of energy.

Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald, Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Building One
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK, U.S.A
  • Photography: Scott McDonald, Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Completed: Jan 2014
  • Scope: 59,000 SF
  • Cost: Withheld at Client Request

Caboto26 in Turin, Italy by raimondo guidacci architetto

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: raimondo guidacci architetto

The project concerns the construction of a small building in a courtyard in the center of Turin.

Actually this is the restoration of an old laboratory, used in the past as a Carpenter, and external storage.

The theme of recovery of low buildings placed inside courtyards represents an interesting opportunity to rethink the recovery of existing buildings (mostly targeting craft) aimed at the transformation of residential buildings with new spatial characteristics than those of the classic urban apartment.

Image Courtesy © raimondo guidacci architetto

RB12 in Rio Branco, Brazil by Triptyque Arquitetura

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

The Triptyque, renowned Franco-Brazilian firm dedicated to sustainable design brings to Brazil the first corporate building based power generation: the  RB12 . Located on Rio Branco Avenue, the main commercial center of the path of Rio de Janeiro, the building will undergo a process of retrofit-green and will feature a bioclimatic façade, composed by a set of glasses with diamond sparkle zigzag, landscaping and suspended generation of energy through solar panel and fuel cell.

Image Courtesy © Triptyque Arquitetura

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: RB12
  • Location: Rio Branco, Brazil
  • Program: Tower positive energy
  • Calendar: end of 2014
  • Client: NATEKKO
  • Area: 4500 m²

2226 by be baumschlager eberle

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Article source: be baumschlager eberle

Energy 

Two considerations formed the basis of our work. First, how can we maintain in the next thirty to forty years our quality of life and thereby conserve resources? The second, followed by the fundamental belief that we need to develop a home that reverses old fashioned mindsets: man no longer reacts to the house but the house to the man .For this we need much less equipment than is generally assumed. We have in 2226 no technical cooling, no heating, no additional ventilation but rather an intelligent software that controls heat output and natural air supply.

Image Courtesy © be baumschlager eberle

Building Carmen Martin Gaite in Madrid, Spain by estudio Beldarrain

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Article source: estudio Beldarrain

The building “Carmen Martín Gaite” is the first one of the Getafe Campus extension of the Madrid Carlos III University. Our arrangement, winner of the urban planning contest, lays the buildings on both sides of a linear park that organizes the pedestrian traffic of the campus.

Image Courtesy © francisco berreteaga

  • Architects: estudio Beldarrain
  • Project: Building Carmen Martin Gaite
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: francisco berreteaga
  • Object of the Project: Building 18 of Getafe Campus., Library and extension of the Lecture Hall Building for Humanities, Journalism, Communication and Documentation.
  • Built surface: 21,153 m2
  • Liquidation Budget:  €14,729,342  + VAT  (€ 857 per m2 above ground level)
  • Developer: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Charles III University of Madrid)
  • Contractor: acciona infraestructuras
  • Project manager, works supervisor: juan beldarrain, architect
  • Collaborators: marta badiola, architect project manager, Itziar combarros, nestor asurmendi
  • Executive management: mace management services
  • Installations: R.Úrculo Ingenieros Consultores (Consulting Engineers)
  • Structure: Arquing SL (Project Drafter), Valladares Ingeniería SL (Worksite Technical Assistance)
  • Quality Control: LCC Quality, CPV Technical Control And Risk Prevention
  • Quality control: LCC quality, CPV technical control and risk
  • Safety And Health: MGO Group
  • Leed Consultants: Indra (Project Consultant), Vega Ingeniería (Worksite Consultancy)
  • Commissioning: Commtech Commissioning Services

The Hayden Building in Boston by CUBE design + research

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Article source: CUBE design + research

The adaptive reuse of Henry Hobson Richardson’s 1875 Hayden Building was two-fold: convert a dilapidated commercial building into housing for a not-for-profit developer and preserve the ideas and storied past that shaped this National Landmark building.

Image Courtesy © CUBE design + research

  • Architects: CUBE design + research
  • Project: The Hayden Building
  • Location: Boston, U.S.A
  • Software used: Sketchup
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