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MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA) IN West Bend by HGA Architects and Engineers

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: HGA Architects and Engineers

The new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin, designed by Jim Shields, FAIA, Project Lead Designer at HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), achieves a subtle balance between architecture as art and architecture as a neutral setting for art. The crisp, triangular geometry of the 31,000-square-foot, two-level museum moves from a glass-enclosed entrance at the southwest corner to a wedge-resolving point at the opposite end, where a glass curtain wall reveals an interior stairwell. Clad in custom, horizontal, modular fiber-cement panels in three shades of white, the surface of the building projects a soft and gentle variegation of color.

Image Courtesy © Darris Lee Harris

  • Architects: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Project: MUSEUM OF WISCONSIN ART (MOWA)
  • Location: West Bend, U.S.A
  • Photography: Darris Lee Harris
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3DMax and Revit
  • Client: Museum of Wisconsin Art
  • Owner: Thomas Lidtke, Executive Director
  • Start Date: 2009
  • Completion Date: April 2013
  • Design Architect: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Interior Design Firm: HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Civil,Landscape Architecture Firm: Graef
  • General Contractor: M.A. Mortenson

CARRBORO HOUSE in North Carolina by CUBE design + research

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: CUBE design + research

The client asked us to create a home that was modern, green, affordable, and designed for aging. The property is a beautifully wooded half-acre lot in Carrboro. We responded with single-level living that builds in accessibility clearances and easily adapted amenities for aging. To keep the home affordable, we kept the plan compact and simplified the details. The form and planning of the house shift to mediate privacy from neighbors and views of nature at every turn.

Image Courtesy © CUBE design + research

  • Architects: CUBE design + research
  • Project: CARRBORO HOUSE
  • Location: North Carolina, U.S.A
  • Software used: Sketchup.
  • Green: Geothermal, heated floor, rainwater capture, superinsulation
  • Client: Anantha Aiyyer
  • Stats: 1,750 sf [completion: December 2013]
  • Collaborators:Excel Engineering, MCF Builders, DLSS Manufacturing

HORTON RESIDENCE in Sebastopol, California by Design Blitz

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Design Blitz

The Horton Residence started o! as a simple, rectangular 500 sq ft addition to the owner’s existing 600 sq ft home in west Sebastopol, CA. Originally built in 1942 as a summer home for the family, the house now serves as the client’s primary residence. From the outset it was clear that this project had the potential to be something more than a simple addition, and that the whole house could be transformed into something very special. Among redwoods and in a stunning location adjacent to a seasonal creek, the project o!ered the opportunity to celebrate its setting and create a peaceful retreat for the owners.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: HORTON RESIDENCE
  • Location: Sebastopol, California
  • Photography: Design Blitz
  • Software used: REVIT and Sketchup
  • Size: 1,100 SF
  • Completion: 2011

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay in China by Goettsch Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners 

Located adjacent to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex, the new Hotel Kapok, designed by Goettsch Partners (GP), is a 19-story boutique hotel with 242 rooms. The design attempts to provide the guest with a unique spatial quality that eliminates the cloistered and disorienting nature of typical hotel corridors. In response, a pinwheel plan was developed, allowing for corridors that end in vision glass with a punctuation of light and views.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay
  • Location: China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DS Max and Photoshop

The Seven Species in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel by Sarit Shani Hay

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: Sarit Shani Hay

A unique educational center promoting imagination and creativity by interior designer Sarit Shani Hay. It spans a cluster of six kindergartens ages 3-6, a play commons, and an empowerment center, where each functions as an independent unit with its own identity, and together they form an educational space offering a friendly, informal environment.

Image Courtesy © Sarit Shani Hay

  • Architects: Sarit Shani Hay
  • Project: The Seven Species
  • Location: Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup Yael

SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah by Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent

The Evans Center for African American Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design expands the University’s art museum by resurrecting the ruins of the only surviving antebellum railroad complex in the U.S. The project transformed a series of dilapidated freight warehouses originally built in 1853 by African slaves and incorporated them into a complex that includes galleries, art studios, classrooms, a 250-seat theatre, and public gardens. The 82,0000-square-foot expansion intentionally links the site’s historical and geographic context with its contemporary purpose; once part of the Underground Railroad, the Evans Center now celebrates African American art.

Image Courtesy © SCAD, Twilight view of Grand Courtyard

  • Architects: Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: SCAD Museum of Art
  • Location: Savannah, U.S.A
  • Photography: SCAD, Sottile & Sottile & Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Software used: Sketchup and Revit.
  • Owner: Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Associate Architect: Dawson Architects

Casa_SSM in Monferrato, Italy by Diego Bortolato Architetto

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Diego Bortolato Architetto

This was a project for a New Villa developed on the northwest of Italy, Monferrato Coutryside Area, Piedmont, that follow principle of bioarchitecture.

The development of the new private residence , is based on the juxtaposition of two main bodies , the master house and an annex of service, united by a single large roof , oriented and designed to maximize solar gain during the winter and to protect and reduce the penetration of the same during the summer. A third building , detached from its predecessors is thegarage.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Bortolato

  • Architects: Diego Bortolato Architetto
  • Project: Casa_SSM
  • Location: Monferrato, Italy
  • Photography: Daniela Bortolato
  • General Contractor: LIgnoalp DAMIANIHOLZ&CO S.p.A. Brixen
  • Concrete and Logistic con construction site: Agest Costruzioni
  • Concrete: Ing. Claudio and Sofia Valenzano
  • Concrete Pavings: Capodicasa Sas.
  • Parquet Floorings: Bonardi Matteo per CP Parquet
  • Lights: Sacchi Giuseppe S.p.A. Resp. sig. Mauro Stanchi
  • Project: Luglio 2010
  • Construction: Settembre 2011 Luglio 2012
  • House Surf.: 350 Mq. Land
  • Area: 5.000 Mq
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vectorworks and Revit

ML House in Guadalajara, Mexico by Agraz Arquitectos

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Agraz Arquitectos

ML house has been conceived as an architecture that is capable of containig and perpetuating  the spirit of each member of the family; an art form that enhances the day inn, day out with its singular presence and becomes the lively back-drop for the making of the  personal momoire .

Image Courtesy © Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
  • Project: ML House
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Mito Covarrubias
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, 3dMax
  • Project: 2006
  • Construction: 2007
  • Designers: Agraz Arquitectos SC, Ricardo Agraz, Paolino Di Vece
  • Collaborators: Alberto Tacher, Sara Tamez, Marisol Reynoso, Juan Antonio Jaime, Jessica Magaña, Javier Gutiérrez, Edgar Benítez, Luís Enrique Reynoso
  • Construction: Planeación Integral Constructores, Ing. Rodolfo Ojeda Ezeta
  • Art:Fernando Sandoval, Adrián Guerrero
  • Interior design: Liliana Lavin
  • Industrial design: Cubo 3, Héctor Navarro

Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.

The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Architects

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Harbour
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: City of Aarhus
  • Status: The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014
  • Software used: Schetch-up and Maxwell

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Beaux Arts Village Residence in Bellevue, Washington by BUILD LLC

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: BUILD LLC

Located in the quaint and heavily wooded community of Beaux Arts, this residence takes advantage of an existing foundation and protects the surrounding tree canopy. The house serves an energetic family of four and provides ample flexibility for everything from hosting dinner parties to playing ping pong (at the same time if desired).

Image Courtesy © BUILD LLC

  • Architects: BUILD LLC
  • Project: Beaux Arts Village Residence
  • Location: Bellevue, Washington
  • Photography: BUILD LLC
  • Architect: Andrew van Leeuwen
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Sketchup

Team

  • Architect & Construction Manager: BUILD LLC
  • Structural Engineer: Aaron Pambianco

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