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Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion in Kansas by Gould Evans

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The renovation and expansion of this 1970s concrete library has transformed it into a 21st century civic place: from book repository to multimedia community hub. The design solution wrapped all sides of the existing library with a continuous reading room, emphasizing places of spontaneous gathering, reflection and learning. The addition also provides a high-performance thermal envelope engineered to harvest daylight and reduce energy usage. Openings at each corner reveal unique public amenities, including children’s’ cubbies, teen gaming zones, meeting spaces and a coffee bar. Within a few months of reopening, user visits increased 55%, with youth program attendance up 160%.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Project: Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion
  • Location: Lawrence, Kansas, US
  • Photography:  Tim Griffith, Michael Sinclair
  • Contractor: A. Green Construction Co., Inc.
  • Engineer – Civil: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Professional Engineering Consultants, PA
  • Engineer – Structural: Bob D. Campbell and Co., Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
  • Sustainable Design: Syska Hennessey Group, Inc.

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Renton Public Library in Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The Miller Hull Partnership

When it opened in 1966, the Renton Public Library was an engineering feat. With pre-cast concrete and wood truss joists creating a stunning 80-foot central span across Washington State’s Cedar River and active salmon habitat, the library is beloved by generations of families and community members. Preservation of this community treasure was a clear priority for the project, but, by 2015, the library’s envelope was deteriorating and not in line with current energy codes. The structural system and chief design element did not measure up to current seismic standards, nor could it handle potential soil liquefaction.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: The Miller Hull Partnership
  • Project: Renton Public Library
  • Location: Renton, Washington, US
  • Photography: Lara Swimmer
  • Owner: King County Library System
  • Acoustical Design: Sparling (Stantech)
  • Cost Estimate: Roen & Associates
  • Engineer – Civil: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
  • Engineer – Electrical: Sparling (Stantec)
  • Engineer – Geotechnical: GeoEngineers, Inc.
  • Engineer – Mechanical/Plumbing: PAE Consulting Engineers
  • Engineer – Structural: Coughlin Porter Lundeen Read the rest of Renton Public Library in Washington by The Miller Hull Partnership

KOALA HOUSE in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

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Image Courtesy © Alberto Cáceres

Image Courtesy © Alberto Cáceres

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura
  • Project: KOALA HOUSE
  • Location: Barrio de Santiago, Mérida, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: Alberto Cáceres
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia cuitún coronado, Ing. Emmanuel rodríguez godínez, Arq. Carlos josé marrufo tamayo,Arq. Pedro quintal ruz, Adi. Alberto góngora brito
  • Construction: Taller estilo arquitectura
  • Land area: 163.22 m2
  • Construction area: 173.27 m2
  • Ground floor: 113.68 m2
  • First floor: 59.59 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch in Illinois by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Alancing aesthetics, pragmatic programming, and sustainable design, the 16,000-square-foot Chinatown Branch Library serves as an educational and social hub for Chicago’s historic Chinatown neighborhood. As one of the Chicago Public Library system’s busiest branches, the new library focuses on inclusive community activities and technology-based learning while uniting the two distinct North and South Chinatown districts. The interwoven design elements have created a library that serves as a community anchor and an enduring cultural asset that slips easily into the city’s urban fabric.

Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing

Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Project: Chicago Public Library, Chinatown Branch
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US
  • Photography: Hedrich Blessing
  • Acoustics: Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC
  • Engineer: dbHMS
  • Civil: Terra Engineering
  • Environmental: Pioneer EES
  • Structural: Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers
  • Landscape Architects: Site Design

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Billings Public Library in Montana by Will bruder+PARTNERS ltd with O2 Architects

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Tasked with realizing the vision of a central donor and citizens who were seeking a beautiful and highly functional building, the design team for the new Billings Public Library created a timeless landmark for the city that is innovative and responsive while celebrating the state’s architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman

  • Architects: Will bruder+PARTNERS ltd with O2 Architects
  • Project: Billings Public Library
  • Location: Billings, Montana, US
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman
  • Elevator Consultant: Michael Elevator Service Company
  • Acoustical: McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.
  • Civil: Sanderson Stewart
  • Geotechnical: Terracon
  • Structural: Rudow+Berry, Inc.
  • General Contractor: Jackson Contractor Group
  • Interior Design: will bruder+PARTNERS ltd
  • Landscape Architect : Foley Group, LLC

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Lightspeed in Montreal, Canada by ACDF Architecture

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ACDF Architecture

For the new global headquarters of Lightspeed, a burgeoning, Montreal-based developer of point-of-sale software, ACDF Architecture reinvigorated three floors of the historical Viger train station and hotel, a nearly forgotten, chateaustyle building whose pointed turrets overlook a prominent civic square. The studio did so by preserving the found, raw elements of the once-abandoned space, superimposing a layer of select, slick, wit-filled elements that pop against the roughness and reflect the clients’ dynamic, creative and vigorous brand.

The soaring double height spaces, with their immense timber beams, create an awe-inspiring work environment, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

The soaring double height spaces, with their immense timber beams, create an awe-inspiring work environment, Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams

  • Architects: ACDF Architecture
  • Project: Lightspeed
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams
  • Client: Lightspeed POS
  • Architectural Project Team: Maxime-Alexis Frappier, Joan Renaud, Laure Giordani, Laurence Le Beux, Christelle Montreuil Jean-Pois
  • Mechanical Engineer: Groupe Ce+Co
  • Electrical Engineer: Scomatech
  • Project Managment: CBRE
  • General Contractor: Anjinnov Inc.
  • IT: Calibre Plus
  • AudioVisual: Environnement Electronique
  • Artists: Speakeasy, Arlin Cristiano, The Doodys, Jason Botkin
  • Special millworkers: Etienne Hotte (pool stools) and Léandre Baillargeon (reception desk)
  • Area: 28235 sq ft (2620 m2)
  • Completion: ongoing

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The Eagle in London, UK by Farrell

 
April 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Farrell

Designed by Farrells and developed by Mount Anvil, The Eagle located on City Road, just north of Old Street round about in London, creates a new landmark building for this fast-developing area, whilst drawing on the heritage of the site to establish a modern-day Art Deco icon.

Image Courtesy © Farrell

Image Courtesy © Farrell

  • Architects: Farrell
  • Project: The Eagle
  • Location: London, UK

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TYE RIVER CABIN IN SKYKOMISH, WASHINGTON BY Olson Kundig

 
April 19th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Olson Kundig

Situated in a dense forest within the bend (and within earshot) of the nearby Tye River, this meditative retreat connects to the nature that surrounds it. As Tom Kundig describes it, \”Here, you are exposed to the wildness of where you are, to the wildness of this place.\”

Image Courtesy © Tim Bies/Olson Kundig

Image Courtesy © Tim Bies/Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: TYE RIVER CABIN
  • Location: SKYKOMISH, WASHINGTON, U.S.A.
  • Photography: Tim Bies/Olson Kundig
  • Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA, Design Principal; Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Project Architect; Garin Schenk, Project Staff.
  • Contractor: Schuchart/Dow Construction.
  • Consultants: MCE Structural Consultants (structural engineering); O-LLC (lighting); Maryika Byskiniewicz (interior design).
  • Size: 625 square feet, plus 625 square feet of garage and storage space.
  • Awards:
    • 2009 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Awards, Merit Award
    • 2007 AIA National Housing Committee Awards, Committee Award
    • 2007 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards, American Architecture Award
    • 2006 AIA Seattle Honor Awards, Merit Award

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Panorama in Quebec, Canada by Architecture Casa

 
April 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architecture Casa

Constructed directly on the rocky terrain, along the St. Lawrence River in the Charlevoix region, residence Panorama is a space in harmony with the surroundings. The foundation concept was to sit the construction on parallel concrete blades, so that the water can naturally flow underneath the building.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Architecture Casa
  • Project: Panorama
  • Location: 3 rue des Airelles, Saint-Simeon, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Collaborators: TERGOS Construction 
  • Area: 1460 sq.ft.
  • Construction Time: 6 weeks
  • Construction year: 2014

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Kinderkreisel, nursery in Hamburg, Germany by KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN

 
April 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN 

The nursery on Hamburg’s northeast side occupies a large site where the children can play amid mature trees. The relation­ship to nature is an important part of the school’s pedagogic concept. The building integrates in the small-scale fabric of neighboring sin¬gle-family homes: the build¬ing mass has been apportioned in smaller subunits which are linked by open courtyards. Each of the classrooms has an adjoining quiet room and lavatory.

Image Courtesy © Hagen Stier

Image Courtesy © Hagen Stier

  • Architects: KRAUS SCHÖNBERG ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Kinderkreisel, nursery
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Hagen Stier
  • Main Contractor: Bauwerft
  • GEA:420sqm
  • GIA: 385sqm
  • Completion: 05-2015

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