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A Former Grain Silo in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Article source: JGMA 

JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: A Former Grain Silo
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Economics and Business Faculty in Santiago, Chile by DUQUE MOTTA & AA

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: DUQUE MOTTA & AA

The project is the result of the competition for the revision of the new Huechuraba Campus master plan, and the definition of the project for its first phase, the Economics and Business Faculty of the Diego Portales University.

The site is located at the foot of San Cristobal hill, sloping and slightly raised above the Huechuraba valley. With the location of the new campus, the Faculty seeks to build a strong link between its academic development and the professional reality, as it is at one of the most important business centers in the city.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

  • Architects: DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Rafael Hevia, Rodrigo Duque Motta, Gabriela Manzi)
  • Project: Economics and Business Faculty
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
  • Collaborator: Catalina Ventura – Martin Holmes
  • Project Management: Unidad Servicios Externos UDP
  • Structures: Luis Soler P. & Asociados
  • Landscape: Francisca Saelzer

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PACCAR Environmental Technology Building in Pullman, Washington by LMN Architects

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: LMN Architects

The $52.8 million PACCAR Environmental Technology Building at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington brings to life the vision of WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture and the pursuit of interdisciplinary research related to sustainability concerns. The 96,000-square-foot project is a collaboration between designers LMN Architects and general contractor Skanska. The four-story building serves five of WSU’s long-standing research and development centers, all dedicated to tackling multi-faceted environmental issues through interdisciplinary collaboration. “What’s exciting about this project is how it sums up so much of what contemporary education is about—collaboration, exploration…a true interdisciplinary approach—the whole project is essentially one giant laboratory,” notes Mark Reddington, FAIA, Partner at LMN.

Image Courtesy © Ed LaCasse

  • Architects: LMN Architects
  • Project: PACCAR Environmental Technology Building
  • Location: Pullman, Washington, USA
  • Photography: Ed LaCasse
  • Contractor: Skanska

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Experimental Structure in Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic by Fránek Architects

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: BoysPlayNice

Experimental structure in Slavkov u Brna is one of several buildings by Zdeněk Fránek, that have been created in partnership with scientists. The task was to develop an innovation center for a family business. A structure that will operate solely on energy gained from natural resources and using water independently thanks to its natural water treatment system.

Architecture of the building presents dichotomous conception of space increasing its effect on a spectator through its duality.

Image Courtesy © Boys Play Nice

  • Architects: Fránek Architects (Zdeněk Fránek)
  • Project: Experimental Structure
  • Location: Liko-Noe, U Splavu 1419, Slavkov u Brna
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice
  • Co-authors: Libor Musil (Liko-S), Michal Šperling, Dalibor Skácel
  • General contractors:  Liko-s, Icynene, Novatop, Michal Šperling (constructed wetland wastewater treatment), Skanska SK (monolithic concrete), Dalibor Skácel (heat pump, ventilation, solar technology)
  • Investor:  Liko-S
  • Built-up area: 249 m2
  • Building volume: 1 300 m3
  • Budget: CZK 15 mil.
  • Project: 2014 – 2015
  • Completion: 2015 (27 days)

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Kangas – City of Gardens in Jyväskylä, Finland by Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: Schauman & Nordgren Architects 

Schauman & Nordgren Architects are announced winners of the open masterplan competition for the transformation of the old industrial area of Kangas in Jyväskylä. The jury awarded the proposal “Kangas – City of Gardens” a first prize.

The city of Jyväskylä has approximately 140.000 inhabitants and is one of the fastest growing business centres in Finland. The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The aim of the competition was to introduce a diverse and robust urban structure for living, working and learning in the immediate context of the transformed factory complex. When fully developed, the area of Kangas will introduce 5.000 new homes and more than 2000 new work places. In addition to that a large educational campus facility of 33.000 m2 will be located in the area.

Kangas Plaza. The ground floors open up towards the life on the square, Image Courtesy © Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Kangas – City of Gardens
  • Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
  • Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning), Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Size: 110.000 m2

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A/D/O in Greenpoint, Brooklyn by nARCHITECTS

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: nARCHITECTS

A/D/O, the new design space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn founded by MINI, has completed construction, and will open to the public following the holiday season. Designed by Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS – the award-winning firm, founded by Principals Eric Bunge and Mimi Hoang, that was behind New York City’s first micro-unit building – A/D/O will provide a groundbreaking new kind of space for designers.

Image Courtesy © A/D/O & nARCHITECTS, by Matthew Carbone

Image Courtesy © A/D/O & nARCHITECTS, by Matthew Carbone

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS
  • Project: A/D/O
  • Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Carbone
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad
  • Design Team: Credits: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Principals); Ammr Vandal (Associate Principal), Amanda Morgan (Associate), Kyong Kim, Thomas Heltzel, David Mora, Daniel Katebini-Stengel, Gabrielle Marcoux, Jin Jin Chiu, Georgia Williams, Zach Walters, Brian Chen, Liwei Wang, Geraldine Vargas, Grisha Enikolopov
  • Structural Engineer: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
  • MEP Engineer: OLA Consulting Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: AKRF
  • Lighting Designer: Lumen Architecture, PLLC
  • Additional Furnishings and Design Consulting: HUXHUX
  • Code Consultant: Jack Callahan Consulting
  • Kitchen Consultant: Jacobs Doland Beer
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor: Barrett Builders

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Career Academy of Pella in Iowa by Neumann Monson Architects

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Neumann Monson Architects

The Career Academy of Pella is home to 23,000 square feet of vocational shops and classrooms.  This project is the result of a unique collaboration between the local public school district, local private schools, area industry, and a regional community college.  The resultant facility will train students of all ages in skills that are sought in the local workforce.  STEM instruction will also be provided.

Image Courtesy © Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio

Image Courtesy © Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio

  • Architects: Neumann Monson Architects
  • Project: Career Academy of Pella
  • Location: 410 East Eighth Street Pella, Iowa 50219, USA
  • Photography: Cameron Campbell Integrated Studio
  • Structural and Civil Engineer: Raker Rhodes Engineering LLC
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Modus Engineering LTD
  • Landscape Architect: Dennis Reynolds Urban Design
  • Contractor: Larson and Larson Construction LLC
  • Area: 23,000 square feet
  • Cost: $4,800,000
  • Completion Date: July 2015

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ALTASEA in San Pedro, California by Gensler

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Gensler

The Gensler designed AltaSea project is a campus for innovation situated at City Dock #1 in the Port of Los Angeles. Along the 35 acre-campus, historic buildings and new architecture are woven together via public parks and plazas, and connected to the district’s growing waterfront. The project brings together people to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related businesses; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs. AltaSea inspires its users, visitors, and the creators of the next generation to live a more sustainable life through its research and connection to the ocean.

ALTASEA CAMPUS AERIAL VIEW, Image Courtesy © Gensler

ALTASEA CAMPUS AERIAL VIEW, Image Courtesy © Gensler

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: ALTASEA
  • Location: City Dock #1, The Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California, U.S.A
  • Design Team: Gensler
  • Gensler Team: Li Wen, Peter Barsuk, Melanie McArtor, John Martin, Joe Tarr, Marc Cucco, Daniel Lee, Robert Garlipp, Nambi Gardner, Elizabeth Brink
  • Primary consultants: Dangermond Keane Architecture, Rios Clementi Hale Landscape Architecture, Holmes Culley Structural Engineer, GLUMAC MEP Engineer, KPFF Civil Engineer, Page and Turnbull Historic, TJP Engineering Seawater System
  • Size:
    • Berth 56 = 40,000 SF
    • Warehouse 57 = 62,000 SF
    • Warehouses 58,59,60 = 180,000 SF
  • Completion: Phased from 2017 – 2023

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LUKSIC MINING CENTER (CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY) in Santiago de Chile, by Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Article source: Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados

It was decided to build a Mining Centre in the Engineering department of the Catholic University of Chile, in the San Joaquin Campus. The site faces the wide Vicuña Mackenna Avenue where the elevated metro systems runs through. The initial assignment considered a volume of 6 floors with classrooms, professor rooms, auditorium and a small mining museum. We designed a type of constructed “rock” (option 1).

Image Courtesy © Nicolás Saieh y Enrique Browne

  • Architects: Enrique Browne y Arquitectos Asociados
  • Project: LUKSIC MINING CENTER (CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY)
  • Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Photography: Nicolás Saieh y Enrique Browne
  • Associated Architects: Tomás Swett, Josefina del Río, Cristobal Teixidó
  • Collaborators Architects: Paulina Fernández, Jorge Silva, Enrique Browne C.
  • Site Area: 3.723 m²
  • Building Area: 2.650 m²
  • Years: 2008 – 2012

New High-tech Classroom Building in Decatur, Georgia by Lord Aeck & Sargent

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Lord Aeck & Sargent

A serendipitous alignment of program, a compatible historic structure and creativity, have resulted in an environmentally sensitive, high-tech classroom building that is transforming the teaching and learning experience – along with the entire campus – at Columbia Theological Seminary.

The $8.2 million building, named the Vernon S. Broyles Jr. Leadership Center, connects a 20,500-square-foot repurposed historic dormitory built in 1932 with 16,000 square feet of new construction to create what is now the seminary’s primary classroom building and outdoor learning/gathering space. The structure – contemporary yet sensitive to the historic collegiate gothic architecture of the seminary’s other buildings – has become a focal point that anchors a previously nondescript but public corner of the campus.

New High-tech Classroom Building - © Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: New High-tech Classroom Building
  • Location: Decatur, Georgia
  • Software used: Designed in Revit. Renderings utilized Photoshop as well.

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