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The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp in Michigan

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – One of the country’s older nature-based day camps has undergone a significant facilities makeover to enhance its mission to provide safe experiences that allow children to grow into active and respectful community members through exploration of the natural world.

Image Courtesy © Curt Clayton

  • Project: The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp
  • Location: Michigan
  • Photography: Curt Clayton
  • Software Used: Revit

The project team

  • Co-master planner, design architect: Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. (Ann Arbor, Mich. office)
  • Co-master planner, landscape architect: The Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio (Ann Arbor)
  • Architect of record, consulting engineer (structural, civil and MEP/FP): Byce & Associates (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  • Construction manager: Miller-Davis Company (Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Echoviren in California by Smith | Allen

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Smith | Allen

Smith|Allen participated in the Project 387 Residency, located in Mendocino Country from August 4-18, 2013. In the heart of a 150-acre redwood forest, Smith|Allen has created a site responsive, 3D printed architectural installation (the largest of it’s kind): Echoviren. The project merges architecture, art and technology to explore the dialectic between man, machine and nature. The Project 387 open house and reception was Saturday, August 17.

Image Courtesy © Smith | Allen

  • Architects: Smith | Allen
  • Project: Echoviren
  • Location: Gualala, California, U.S.A
  • Involved companies: Type A Machines
  • Commissioned by: Project 387
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator, Rhino 5, grasshopper, weaverbird, and paneling tools for design, and KISSlicer+Pronterface with our Type A Machines Series 1 Printers for the 3D printing fabrication

Camp at Cabot Beach in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Studio North

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Studio North

Camp at Cabot Beach is designed to address the needs of children between the ages of 8-17 who are living in families that have been affected by chronic illness or disability. The camp was established 5 years ago and runs for 3 weeks every August. In 2009 they needed new facilities.

Frontview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio North
  • Project: Camp at Cabot Beach
  • Location: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island
  • Photography: Matthew Kennedy
  • Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
  • Area: 3,900sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Designed the camp by hand, drawings and modeling using rhino; also used illustrator for diagrams and lineweights.

Folk Arts Camp in Nagykálló, Hungary by Ekler Architect

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Article source: Ekler Architect

This new development is the extension of a summer camp built in the late 80s. The old buildings of the Folk Arts Camp were designed by Dezso Ekler and received wide publicity at the time. Now three new buildings are planned to build: a reception building, a building for different activities and a building accommodating sanitary facilities. The local council insisted on the new constructions also bearing the mark of the original buildings’ architect, and the designer interpreted this by enlarging his signature as buildings.

Image Courtesy Ekler Architect

  • Architects: Ekler Architect
  • Project: Folk Arts Camp 2009-2012
  • location: Nagykálló, Hungary
  • Architect: Dezső Ekler, Ekler Architect
  • Developer: Counlic of Nagykálló
  • Structural Engineer: E&H Ltd.
  • M&E.: Opti-Team Ltd.
  • Total Building Area: 1.411 m2
  • Bath Building: 377 m2
  • Reception Building: 294 m2
  • Activities Building: 278 m2
  • Design Units: 3
  • Cost: 1.000.000 EUR
  • Copyright of images and original work: Ekler Architect
  • Software used: Designed using ArchiCAD; Visualization using 3DS Max

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Camp Paint Rock in Hyattville, Wyoming by Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.

The dramatic setting for this unusual project is a 110,000-acre private ranch in north-central Wyoming, replete with steep canyons, tall mesas, rushing streams. The Alm Foundation, a private Los Angeles charity, commissioned Charles Rose Architects to build a camp in this rugged terrain for teen-agers from inner-city Los Angeles. There are 16 buildings in all “clustered around the mouth of a canyon” including boys and girls cabins, a dining hall, director’s house, counselors lodge and stable.

View of Dining Hall at dusk revealing its timber frame construction, looking northeast

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Pilgrim Refuges in Jalisco, Mexico by Luis Aldrete Arquitectos

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: Luis Aldrete Arquitectos

Ruta del Peregrino Refugies

The strategy consists of a series of base modules which can be multiplied in order to give form to the project, and which make the project capable of adaptation and growth. The atmosphere makes sense when two kind of pieces made of ‘adobe clay’ color -which is one of the predominant colors of the region- configure space. One of them is an essential piece to perform a lattice perimeter at the buildings that reflect the play of light and shadows created by the roofs of oak leaves used in most of the rest of the surroundings, which contain a great deal of sensitivity and space quality.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Francisco Perez)

  • Architect: Luis Aldrete Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Pilgrim Refuges
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Project Team: Luis Aldrete with Magui Peredo and Cynthia Mojica
  • Photography: Francisco Perez

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Camp Arowhon Headquarters in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect

Camp Arowhon is a family-run summer camp in Algonquin Park now run by its third generation director. The owners purchased a 250 m2 two-story storefront building on Eglinton Avenue West to create a visual presence in the community, facilitate administration, and create a place which fosters a post-camp alumni community. The owners’ goal was to present a building that felt like “a piece of Algonquin Park in the city” evoking the character of camp, while wanting to avoid the typical camp imagery overused by spas and clothing retailers. The character was established instead through the use and detailing of materials: using harvested raw and rough hewn wood from the park, and detailing it with a more polished, but simple elegance found in camp buildings.

Image Courtesy Peter Legris

  • Architects: PLANT Architect
  • Project: Camp Arowhon Headquarters
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Contractor: Integer Construction
  • Cabinetwork: Edwards and Wilson Cabinetmakers

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Holiday Cabana in Maduru Oya, Sri Lanka by Damith Premathilake designed using SketchUp

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Holiday Cabana at Maduru Oya

The architect handled the renovation project at ‘Maduru Oya’ Army Camp where the training school for Special Forces of the Sri Lankan army is located. The camp is surrounded by jungle and faces the lake front of Maduru Oya.

Night View

  • Principal Architect : Damith Premathilake
  • Name of Project: Holiday Cabana
  • Location: Maduru Oya, Sri Lanka
  • The total Project area : 1050 Sq.ft
  • Project Period : Four months
  • Project completion date : January 2010
  • Client : Lieutenant Colonel Chandimal Peiris (SF Camp – Maduru Oya)
  • Photographers : Logan MacDaugall Pope, Damith Premathilake
  • Software used: Architectural Sketch-Up to do the 3D images and rendering

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Camp JRF in South Sterling, Pennsylvania by Metcalfe Architecture & Design

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Metcalfe Architecture & Design is working with Camp JRF, a Jewish Reconstructionist summer camp in the Poconos, to create an Eco-Village in the forest up a hill from the existing camp, for older adolescent girl and boy campers that reflects the religious sect’s ideals of “peoplehood” (Tziyounut) and “repairing the world” (Tikkun Olam). Reconstructionism is a progressive approach to Jewish life integrating a deep respect for traditional Judaism with the insights of today.

Camp JRF rendering-aerial perspective

Camp JRF rendering-aerial perspective

  • Architect: Metcalfe Architecture & Design, Philadelphia, PA
  • Location: South Sterling, Pennsylvania
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing – Urban Technology Inc., Quakertown, PA
  • Civil Engineer – Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., Scranton, PA
  • Structural Engineer – Ann Rothman, Wayne, PA
  • Construction start: Summer, 2011

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