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Sebastopol Barn House in California by ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

 
February 1st, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

The classic barn form of the Sebastopol Barn House is the result of an historic timber frame structure dismantled in upstate New York, cleaned, cataloged and refurbished in Texas, and planned for relocation in the wine country of Northern California. The interior enclosed living spaces within the barn form are carefully designed to preserve the massive open space of the frame, weaving in and out of the existing timbers as a simple background of folding white planes, highlighting the special wood and joinery, and gathering the mysterious light, shadow, and spatial tracery of the floating beams and columns. All new elements of the architecture are constructed of simple materials, painted white, so that only the barn frame itself is highlighted. The pure form of the barn exterior is counterpoised with a low concrete wing cut into the hillside, locking the barn into its meadow landscape with simply formed outdoor courtyard living spaces formed by the two wings.

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

  • Architects: ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Sebastopol Barn House
  • Location: Sebastopol, California, USA
  • Photography: ANTHONY VIZZARI3
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit, Rhino
  • Building Type: Single family residents with second dwelling unit, Wood + Concrete Construction
  • Completion: 2014
  • Area of Building: 3732 sq. ft.
  • Design Team: MARK ANDERSON, PETER ANDERSON, JOHNSON TANG, YEVGENIY OSSIPOV, Gennifer Muñoz, YINGYING XUE, JIA WU, CHRIS CAMPBELL
  • Project Manager: JOHNSON TANG
  • BARN TIMBER FRAME RESTORATION: TROY DUMONT
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: ANDY BANNISTER

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Long Dun Residence in Atlantic Ocean by Hammer Architects

 
February 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hammer Architects

Perched on a coastal bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this new residence is designed to additionally afford views of the Pamet River and a fresh water pond. The entry side of the house appears very solid with its thick super-insulated wood clad walls and narrow strip windows enclosing the bathrooms, outdoor showers, stair, and laundry room. Little is revealed until entering the house through a tall glass door that emerges as one approaches the house. Once inside, the living and dining rooms, which occupy the building’s center, open to the dramatic water views through a floor to ceiling glass wall that features large sliding doors connecting to a multi-level outdoor deck.

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: Long Dun Residence
  • Location: Atlantic Ocean

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SL HOUSE in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Speziale Linares | Arquitectos

 
February 1st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Speziale Linares | Arquitectos

In an irregular lot, the house is located in order to win the major lake view. In relation to this, the social sector appears on the ground floor, composed of living and dining room, kitchen and an opened gallery, free of columns that frames the view and proposes a fluid connection inside – outside. On the same floor, a set of solid volumes, containing services, work as visual barriers and give privacy to the house. Over them, on the first floor, there is a single volume of concrete that contains the private sector, from where you also have a privileged view of the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Speziale Linares Arquitectos

  • Architects: Speziale Linares | Arquitectos
  • Project: SL HOUSE 
  • Location: Los Alisos neighborhood, Bs. As., Argentina
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketch up, V-Ray
  • COLLABORATOR: Engineer S. Berdichevsky   (structure)
  • DESIGN TEAM: Architect  Javier Speziale, Architect Patricia Linares, Architect Matías Quintela, Architect Guillermo Gauna, Architect Agustina Acosta
  • SCALE: 260 square meters
  • YEAR: 2013

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PRINCIPIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK in RIJEKA, CROATIA by NENAD FABIJANIĆ

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: NENAD FABIJANIĆ

The opening of the Principia Archaeological Park in Rijeka, in February 2014, enriched the topography of ancient sites on the Adriatic’s eastern shore, adding a monumental locus, unique in the type and the shaping level of presentation. As for the type, the Principia was an architectural and town-planning element of castrum, a Roman military encampment or town, one of the many scattered along the boundaries of the Roman Empire (limites). In Dalmatia, only fragments of no more than two castra, those of Burnum and Tilirum, have been preserved, not the entire complex as is the case with Tarsatica. As for the shaping level of presentation, the intervention is a result of a public competition and a creative authorial concept, which was meticulously elaborated, and implemented in a controlled fashion.

Image Courtesy © MIRO MARTINIĆ

Image Courtesy © MIRO MARTINIĆ

  • Architects: NENAD FABIJANIĆ
  • Project: PRINCIPIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
  • Location: RIJEKA, CROATIA
  • Photography: MIRO MARTINIĆ
  • COLLABORATORS: ŽELJKO PAVLOVIĆ, DAVOR PAVLOVIĆ, VESNA ŠOIĆ, BRUNO KRUNIĆ
  • AREA: 1500 m2
  • COMPETITION: October – December, 2008.
  • BEGINNING OF CONSTRUCTION: March – April, 2013.
  • END OF CONSTRUCTION: February, 2014.

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FIRTH 114802 in Cape Town, South Africa by Three14 Architects

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Three14 Architects

Designed for a young family in the suburban area of Rondebosch, Cape Town, this house sits on an elongated site with views towards Devil’s Peak and The Back Table, which is the south-eastern edge of the iconic Table Mountain. The client’s brief called for a contemporary, open plan home that provides a relaxed lifestyle and takes advantage of the site and its views.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: Three14 Architects
  • Project: FIRTH 114802
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Kim Benatar, Sian Fisher, Miles Appelgryn
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Area: 340sqm
  • Year: 2014
  • Contractor: Base Projects

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LOWER EASTSIDE GIRLS CLUB in NEW YORK by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

NEW YORK:  As the culmination of a nearly 20-year-long odyssey, the Lower East Side Girls Club has added a new component to its year-old Center for Community.  A classic Airstream Trailer (circa 1958) has been repurposed as a teaching, production and recording studio for LESGC’s WGRL Internet Radio Station and Recording Arts Program.  Prominently displayed in a second story window in LESGC’s recently completed $20 million sustainably-built 12 story building at 101 Avenue D, the studio was designed and configured by Walters Storyk Design Group cofounder/architect/ acoustician John Storyk.

Image Courtesy © Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio (from Ave. D through 2nd floor window, Cheryl Fleming

Image Courtesy © Lower East Side Girls Club Airstream Recording / Teaching Studio (from- Ave. D through 2nd floor window, Cheryl Fleming

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PUBLIC PLAZA in Santiago, Chile by Architects of Invention

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architects of Invention

CONTEST FOR ARCHITECTURE CONCEPT DESIGN OF A PUBLIC PLAZA OF TAJAMAR TOWERS AS A TRIBUTE TO FERNANDO CASTILLO VELASCO BY MUNICIPALITY OF PROVIDENCIA.

The young London-Moscow-Tbilisi based practice Architects of Invention alongside with Chilean architects Archiplan has entered competition for a design of a public plaza in front of iconic Tajamar Towersas a tribute to the architect of towers – Fernando Castillo Velasco.

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Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: PUBLIC PLAZA
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • AI Team: Davit Canava, Dominykas Daunis, Nikoloz Japaridze, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Ivane Ksnelashvili
  • Archiplan Team: Mauricio Mandler
  • Landscape Design: Paulina Marquez
  • Sculpture: Pamela Galleguilos
  • Year: 2015

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North Pamet Ridge House by Hammer Architects

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hammer Architects

This two story, four-bedroom residence is sited along a high ridge surrounded by dense woodland. The client desired a home, which would function as a weekend retreat, accommodate single floor living and provide abundant natural light.

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

Image Courtesy © Hammer Architects

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: North Pamet Ridge House
  • Software used: Archicad BIM/3D modeling software

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Guggenheim Helsinki Museum in Finland by LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group

The skyline of the Guggenheim Helsinki Museum emerges as a sequence of soft golden waves undulating in the harbor.

To the north the volumes are low, to avoid shading the public realm and not to overlook the Palace Hotel; then they rise rapidly and decrease in the center of the building; towards the park the waves rise again and fall to the south, where they find a perfect balance with the harbor’s public realm. There’s a central slope between north and south so that the volume does not interfere with the main views from the park Tähtitornin Vuori, the Helsinki Cathedral and the Uspenski Cathedral.

Image Courtesy © LPzR architetti associati, Principioattivo architecture group

Image Courtesy © LPzR architetti associati, Principioattivo architecture group

  • Architects: LPzR architetti associati & Principioattivo architecture group
  • Project: Guggenheim Helsinki Museum
  • Location: Finland
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT 2014 for 2D Cad drawing, Rhinoceros 5 for 3D modeling, Grasshopper for advanced 3D modeling, Vray for Rhino for rendering, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Year: 2014
  • Architectural Team:
    • LPzR architetti associati (partners in charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri; architects: Camelia Stefan, Margherita Censi)
    • Principioattivo architecture group (partners in charge: Luca Bigliardi, Luca Gobbo; architects: Gloria Balconi, Simona Castagliuolo, Alessia De Luca, Matteo Marconi)
  • Engineering: Buro Happold (Paolo Cresci)

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Phoenix House in Berkeley, California by Anderson Anderson Architecture

 
January 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Anderson Anderson Architecture

The Phoenix house is named for the mythical bird that rose from the ashes of fire to start a new life. This home on a hillside site looking across San Francisco Bay to a panoramic view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge is a rebuild following a tragic fire on the site. The original house was built in 1952 by Berkeley architect Henry Hill for the family of a local lighting fabricator who collaborated with many important Bay Area artists, artisans and architects, from early masters such as Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck, to the region’s mid-century modern masters. With this legacy, the original home was filled with works of art and craft from local craftspeople and the family’s travels in Asia and the Middle East, much of which was lost in the fire.

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

Image Courtesy © ANTHONY VIZZARI

  • Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
  • Project: Phoenix House
  • Location: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Photography: ANTHONY VIZZARI
  • Software used: Revit
  • Building Type: Single Family Residential, CNC Prefabricated steel and wood construction
  • Area of Building: 3700 sq. ft.
  • Design Team: MARK ANDERSON, PETER ANDERSON, JOHNSON TANG, YEVGENIY OSSIPOV, Gennifer Muñoz, YINGYING XUE, JIA WU, CHRIS CAMPBELL
  • Project Manager: YEVGENIY OSSIPOV
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: YEVGENIY OSSIPOV
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: OLIVIER PENNETIER
  • CNC MILLWORK: STEFAN SCHNEIDER

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