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Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center in Fort Worth, Texas by VLK Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: VLK Architects

The Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, or HCTC, will provide students knowledge and skills for emerging, high-tech, and high demand occupations. The goal of the Center is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. Each program has unique, specialized requirements that integrate academics with career preparation. These programs compliment local business and industry, and the curriculum is aligned to industry-recognized certifications/licensures. Most students are ready for certification/licensure upon graduation.

Image Courtesy Chad M. Davis, AIA

  • Architects: VLK Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Sarah Hollenstein Career and Technology Center
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Photography: Chad M. Davis, AIA
  • Project Team:
    • Stephen L. Hafer, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Justin S. Hiles, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Chad M. Davis, AIA, LEED® AP
    • Niki Manning
    • James Hinton
    • Tracy A. Loftin, CSI, CDT
    • Andrew J. Riemitis
  • Year: Constructed in 2011
  • Collaborators:
    • Charter Builders, Ltd. – contractor
    • Image Engineering Group – Mech./Elec./Plumbing engineering consultant
    • L.A. Fuess Partners, Inc. – Structural engineering consultant
    • Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. – Civil engineering consultant
    • Bosma Design Solutions – Food service consultant
    • The Landscape Alliance – Landscape consultant
  • Area: 133,078 s.f.
  • Software used: Revit 2009, AutoCAD Architecture 2007 and Sketchup Version 6

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Taliesin Mod.Fab by Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Victor Sidy

The Taliesin Mod.Fab is an example of simple, elegant, and sustainable living. The one-bedroom, 600-square-foot prototype residence relies on panelized construction to allow for speed and economy on site or in a factory. It can be connected to utilities or be \”unplugged,\” relying on low-consumption fixtures, rainwater harvesting, greywater re-use, natural ventilation, solar orientation, and photovoltaics to reduce energy and water use. The structure is dimensioned and engineered to be transportable via roadway.

Image Courtesy Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
  • Project: Taliesin Mod.Fab
  • Photos: Bill Timmerman
  • Designed and built by:  Graduate and Undergraduate students at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture with the faculty guidance of Michael P. Johnson and Jennifer Siegal
  • Project Manager: Christian Butler
  • Assistant Project Manager: Nick Mancusi, recent M.Arch graduates.
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Skate Park House in Shibuya, Tokyo by Level Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Level Architects

The owners of this house, a young married couple, made a special request in regards to the design of their house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Shibuya ward. They wanted both a skateboard park and a piano rehearsal room to reflect their own individual interests.
There was no need for a car park on the site, so to take advantage of space a private entrance courtyard was designed. The sliding glass panels of the first floor open up onto this enclosed area and allows for the workshop and studio to expand outwards. The studio has a skateboard bowl imbedded into the floor with multiple angles for plenty of different interaction.

Image Courtesy Level Architects

  • Architects: Level Architects
  • Project: Skate Park House
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista in California by Acme Architecture

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Keith Rivera, AIA

This rehabilitation of a modest 1960’s commercial building brings new life to a neglected structure in this coastal college town adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Facade improvements included new fiber cement cladding inspired by retail barcodes and energy efficient storefronts with irregularly patterned mullions. Along the sidewalk raised outdoor dining patios were created with metal enclosures that mimic the storefronts. Inside, mechanical systems were updated along with and access for the disabled. Now the open facades entice passerby while the outdoor dining activities and rhythmic patterns of the new facade enliven the downtown streetscape.

Image Courtesy Acme Architecture

  • Architects: Acme Architecture
  • Project: McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista, California
  • Location: California
  • Contractor: Signal Construction
  • Software used: Graphisoft’s Archicad

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Muttawar Lifestyle Community in Muscat, Oman by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

In order to balance a respect for history and tradition with the need to create a modern neighborhood, the design takes cues from the regional architecture and builds on the best practices in contemporary architecture. The aspiration for the project is to build a sustainable development that is of high quality while being cost-efficient. The community is organized according to the principles of the Arabic courtyard house, a response that is sensitive to the culture and climate of the place.

Image Courtesy Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants
  • Project: Muttawar Lifestyle Community
  • Location: Muscat, Oman
  • Site Area: 64,640 m2
  • Project Scope: Branding, Master Planning, Architectural Design, Landscape Design
  • Project Type: Mixed-Use: Residential
  • Client: Global Omani Development & Investment Company
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max, Adobe Suite

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54 Below Rises As NY’s Latest High-End Club in New York City

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Howard Sherman

Elegant Accoutrements & World Class Acoustics Set Stage For Classic Performance

NEW YORK: 54 BELOW, Broadway’s newest nightclub, is a new performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, 54 BELOW is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style.

Image Courtesy Marc Bryan-Brown

 

  • Architect: Richard H. Lewis
  • Acoustic Consultant: Walters-Storyk Design Group
  • Project: 54 Below Rises As NY’s Latest High-End Club
  • Location: New York City
  • Photography: Marc Bryan-Brown
  • Software used: Revit

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Bad Saarow Hotel Units in Berlin, Germany by Renderkitchen

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Stefanie Drawehn

Bad Saarow is a little town 70km southeast of Berlin, situated by a large lake and renowned for its thermal baths.

The project site is covered in large pine trees and borders the lake. On the site there is an existing old villa. The project task was to design 13 little hotel units / huts for the site with the existing building being the main hotel building (reception / restaurant).

Image Courtesy Renderkitchen

  • Architects:Renderkitchen
  • Project:Bad Saarow Hotel Units
  • Location: Bad Saarow, Germany, Berlin
  • Project Data: Between 25-30m2 for each unit
  • Type: Hotel
  • Rendering: Stefanie Drawehn (Renderkitchen)
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max and Vray

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A Sense Of Excess Bistro Japonais Kinoya in Canada by Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif

Since the recent opening of Japanese bistro Kinoya on Saint-Denis Street, the Irasshaïmase salutes have not stopped in this izakaya, the Japanese answer to the tapas bar. Modern yet imbued with tradition, this little gem of Japanese cuisine deserved for its jewel case nothing but an unusually inventive design. Created by the talented designer Jean de Lessard, who had carte blanche for this project, the volumes and shapes of great simplicity are making this space shine with a total casual chic.

Image Courtesy © M David Giral

  • Architects: Ean De Lessard, Designer Créatif
  • Project: A Sense Of Excess Bistro Japonais Kinoya
  • Location: Canada
  • photo credits: © M David Giral
  • Client: Kinoya
  • Concept: Jean de Lessard, Designer Créatif
  • Graphic renderings: Atelier Isabelle Leclerc
  • Tatami box: Constructech
  • Electrical: Fizzanno Électrique
  • Glass: HSGlass
  • Lighting: Au courant Lighting
  • Material: Paint, yellow birch, laminate, laquer
  • Total bistro surface: 1,500 square feet (23‘ x 75’)
  • Tatami box: 400 square feet
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Beachaus I in White Rock, Canada by InHaus Development Ltd.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: Dave deBruyn

Uniquely modern, yet simple in nature. High quality construction, with exclusive finishes and ultra-efficient energy saving technology. Beachaus I was inspired by homes in the ultra exclusive beachfront communities found up and down the Californian coast.

Designed for active living, and built to last – this ultra modern 2085 sqft 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home includes a large separate office/studio space and stunning bright principle spaces. Located less that 200m from Semiahmoo Bay, Beachaus I is the ultimate home for active “smart” living in this vibrant White Rock East Beach community.

Image Courtesy InHaus Development Ltd.

  • Architects: InHaus Development Ltd.
  • Project: Beachaus I
  • Location: White Rock, BC, Canada
  • Software used: designed & modeled in Sketchup before being moved over to AutoCAD. Energy modelling was done via the “Hot2000” software which is standard practice in Canada in order to determine the home’s Energuide score pre-construction and assist in making changes to the efficiency of the planned dwelling pre-construction.

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Seminar and Conference Cristal in Tyrol, Austria by MHM architects

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Article source: MHM architects

Already for many years the therapeutical treatment of physical and emotional disturbances or illnesses by the application of light has been acknowledged medically. Light has different effects on the human body depending on the spectral colour: so a firm red has an exciting effect  while violet light seems calming.

Image Courtesy © Paul Ott photografiert

  • Architects: MHM architects
  • Project: Seminar and Conference Cristal
  • Location: 9991 Iselsberg, eastern Tyrol, Austria
  • General design & Planning: MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • Consultants: Statics & structural calculations – Fritsch, Chiari& Partner, Vienna Building equipment & services – Zentraplan, Wr. Neustadt
  • General contractor: STRABAG Villach Austria
  • Planned in: 2007
  • Build in: 2009
  • Photos: Paul Ott (© Paul Ott photografiert), Hertha Hurnaus (© Hertha Hurnaus)
  • Software used: AutoCAD and photoshop

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