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Petersen/Verwers Residence in San Francisco, California by Todd Verwers Architects

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Article source: Todd Verwers Architects

Mid-century modern architecture in California embodied an authenticity unencumbered by historical kitsch and evoked an optimism for the future, while taking advantage of the unique light and climate of the region.  This extensive remodel of a 1962 tract house in San Francisco sought to maintain the mid-century spirit of the house, while adding a new level of refinement and grace.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Todd Blake Verwers)

  • Architect: Todd Verwers Architects
  • Name of Project: Petersen/Verwers Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: Todd Blake Verwers&Mette Krebs Petersen
  • General Contractor: Todd Blake Verwers
  • Photographs: Todd Blake Verwers
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Sea Ranch Residence in California by Todd Verwers Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: Todd Verwers Architects

This house, designed for a Danish consul and his wife,was built as a weekend getaway and a venue for informal entertaining.  Sited on a sloping lotwhich opens to spectacular downslope views over the Pacific Ocean, the house gently backs into an existing grove of redwood trees, thus providing intimacy and a “deep woods” feeling toward the rear of the house.  The design embodies a Nordic sensibility to light, material, and lifestyle, while respecting the architectural forms and rustic materiality characteristic of the famed Sea Ranch design tradition.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marion Brenner)

  • Architect: Todd Verwers Architects
  • Name of Project: Sea Ranch Residence
  • Location: Pacific Ocean in California, USA
  • Client: Withheld
  • General Contractor: Scott Construction
  • Photographs: Marion Brenner
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Marselisborg High School in Aarhus, Denmark by GPP Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: GPP Architects

Located in the beautiful Marselisborg district, within the centre of Aarhus city – is Marselisborg High School, one of Denmark’s most renowned schools, rich in tradition and history – often featured in books and movies.

Canteen (Images Courtesy GPP Architects)

  • Architect: GPP Architects
  • Name of Project: Marselisborg High School
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Partners in charge: Hans-Jørn Borgen Paulsen and Carsten Gjørtz
  • Team of Architects: Tina Lind, Trine Broe Rasmussen, Fiona Rubens Hansen, Lene N. Kristensen and Erik Nord Nielsen
  • Sub-consultants: Boldt & Henningsen Landscape
  • Software used: Google SketchUp 8, Vray for SketchUp, Autodesk Autocad, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign


A Mobile School for Burmese Refugees in Thailand by in situ studio

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Article source: in situ studio

One-hundred and forty-four frames, the structure of a new school, arrive on site a bit after nine in the morning on three flatbed trucks. The three-hour trek to Kwe Ka Bung has been challenging. Just one week ago these people learned the landowner of their former settlement site would be pushing them out to develop the land. Many families have left their homes behind, along with much of the infrastructure for producing food and dealing with waste. Thankfully, demounting the school that has now arrived required only one afternoon and twelve workers.

Aerial View

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: A Mobile School for Burmese Refugees
  • Location: Thailand
  • Software used: SketchUp and PowerCADD


Bagley Classroom Building in Duluth, Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Salmela Architect

This small university classroom building is located above a pond on a 55 acre nature reserve. The site has hiking trails through old growth hard woods frequented by the university students as well as the public. We were charged with designing a facility to serve eight different departments for the nature portions of their teaching and study.

Bagley Classroom Building - Photo by Paul Crosby

  • Architects: Salmela Architect
  • Project: Bagley Classroom Building
  • Location: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Photographer: Paul Crosby
  • Software used: Design was hand drawn and documents were produced in AutoCAD


Färgfabriken Kunsthalle in Liljeholmen, Stockholm by Petra Gipp Arkitektur (designed using ArchiCAD)

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur

In the land marked industrial building dating from the last turn of century there are imprints of different eras. It can be compared to an archive layers of time. The building has served as ammunition factory, paint factory and presently as kunsthalle for contemporary art and architecture. The kunsthalle lies in an area with heavy, superannuated industrial buildings, more or less degenerated. This is a landscape that has been left, that is waiting to be demolished and integrated with the surrounding city. Until then, this place lives on its own terms.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur
  • Project: Färgfabriken Kunsthalle
  • Location: Liljeholmen, Stockholm
  • Collaborators: Petra Gipp, Maria Videgrd, Malin Heyman and Kalle Hjalmarsson
  • In cooperation with 1.2:3 and Kristoffer Sundin
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Contractor: Fasadkultur Produktion AB
  • Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Project year: 2009 2011
  • Project area: 2 400 sqm
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Retreat in Michigan by Salmela Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Salmela Architect

The client’s goal for this retreat was to create a beautiful series of structures and spaces to sustain the environment and family over the long term where relatives and friends will visit, stay and return again and again and the land will be cared for. The 16 acre site is three miles from the Sleeping Bear dunes on Lake Michigan. 10 acres comprise of a field of crops and 6 acres of a tall beech forest touching 290′ of shoreline of this small inland lake. The solution has entailed restoring the field from crop land to native grasses. Walking pathways were created that align and converge with the entry drive into the forest which leads to the dwellings.

Images Courtesy Paul crosby

  • Architect: Salmela Architect
  • Name of Project: Retreat in Michigan
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Client: Yingst family
  • Photographer: Paul crosby
  • Software used: Design was hand drawn and documents produced in AutoCAD.


Mosman Park House in Perth, Australia by Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd

The Mosman Park House is located on an elevated site overlooking the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. The house is in two simple parts – a long shed with a transverse fully open able wing.

The north elevation of the shed element is fully glazed and protected with remotely operated louvres to control privacy and allow for complete summer sun exclusion and full winter sun penetration.


Night View (Images Courtesy P.A.I.D. Photography)

  • Architect: Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd
  • Name of Project: Mosman Park House
  • Location: Mosman Park, Perth, Western Australia
  • House Area: 500m2
  • Photographer: P.A.I.D. Photography, Jody D’Arcy
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Fire Station 30 in Seattle, WA by Schacht Aslani Architects

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Schacht Aslani Architects

The civic scale of Fire Station 30 marks the transition between the commercial activity of Rainier Avenue and the residential Mt. Baker neighborhood. The scale and material presence of the two‐story building make it an anchor along historic Mt. Baker Boulevard. The highly transparent street façade allows passers‐by to view activity within. At night, the illuminated building becomes a beacon of the Seattle Fire Department’s presence within and commitment to its community.

Image Courtesy Mike Jensen

  • Architects: Schacht Aslani Architects
  • Project: Fire Station 30
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Project owner: The City of Seattle (Seattle, WA)
  • Year completed: 2011
  • Area: 9,120 sf
  • Photo credits: Mike Jensen
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010


Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building in Orange County, California by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building Achieve LEED Gold Certification

Built by McCarthy Building Companies and designed by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, the $73 million university project in Orange County utilizes a green roof and solar panels among other environmentally conscious features.

Soka University of America’s new Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project, which opened in September 2011, recently received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The Soka Performing Arts Center, which is located on 1.9 acres of the Soka University campus in AlisoViejo, serves as a venue in South Orange County for concerts, theater productions, lectures and assemblies, furthering Soka University’s role as a cultural center and community gathering place.

Night View

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
  • Name of Project: Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building
  • Location: Orange County, California
  • Built by: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Sofwtare used: Autodesk Navisworks Soka Performing Arts Center and Academic Building project. BIM modeling review was utilized for the MEP systems and the structural steel frame for both buildings. This allowed the parties in various locations to “meet” to review the design layout and construction. At the early stages of the project, weekly on-line model review meetings were conducted between the owner, engineer, equipment suppliers, McCarthy and other key site contractors. During construction, specific on-line BIM conferences allowed the team to review any installation conflicts or issues and provide quick resolutions.


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