Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Article source: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects
Through simple sustainable design, the Sunnyslope Sustainable Office shows the potential to shift the paradigm of ubiquitous small Phoenix commercial lots from asphalt covered parking to a sustainable, urban place. Combining repurposed, recycled materials with native desert landscaping the modest 1950s building was renovated for the Architect’s office. At the entrance a courtyard of translucent panels is a welcoming entry and provides usable outdoor space.
Image Courtesy © Bill Timmerman
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Article source: Lake|Flato Architects
The design for the Arizona State University Polytechnic transformed a decommissioned airbase into an inviting pedestrian campus that celebrates the desert landscape and creates a new identity for the program. Located in Mesa, about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix, the ASU Polytechnic campus was formed in 1996 with 1,000 students occupying re-purposed buildings of the former Williams Air Force Base.
Image Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects
- Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
- Project: ASU Polytechnic Academic District
- Location: 7001 E Williams Field Rd, Mesa, Arizona, USA
Joint Venture or Associate Architect: RSP Architects
Project Completion Date: August, 2008
Project Site: Brownfield Site
Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
Building Gross Floor Area: 245,000 square feet
Other Building Description: New
BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7am-10pm
Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $64,000,000.00
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Article source: SmithGroupJJR
Chandler City Hall is a low- to mid-rise government complex developed on two city blocks and located with Arizona Avenue along its eastern edge and Washington Street as its western edge in downtown Chandler.
Image Courtesy SmithGroupJJR
- Architects: SmithGroupJJR
- Project: Chandler City Hall
- Location: 175 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, Arizona 85225, USA
Project Completion Date: October, 2010
Project Site: Previously Developed Land
Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
Public Assembly: Social/Meeting
Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
Building Gross Floor Area: 187,000 square feet
Other Building Description: New
BOMA Floor area method used: No
Hours of Operation: 40 a weak
Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $47,000,000.00
Saturday, April 20th, 2013
Article source: WSDG
A successful decade behind the console of his Manhattan-based Vault Mastering Studio, convinced engineer, Nathan James that he could shift his growing family back to their hometown of Phoenix and maintain a thriving business. Having developed a strong client base ranging from rockers like The Fray to jazz vocalist, Gretchen Parlato and comic Louis C.K., James was confident his skills would continue to attract interesting national projects. After establishing temporary quarters with a local mastering house, James’ next order of business was to retain the Walters-Storyk Design Group to create his new studio.
Image Courtesy © John Brinkman
- Acoustical consultants: WSDG
- Project: The Vault
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Photography: John Brinkman
- Revit was used for acoustic accommodation details
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Article source: Secrest Architecture
Desert H House Is A 3500 s.f. residence, designed by Tucson based architects Secrest Architecture in Marana, Arizona. The residence is to be built in phases containing 3 bedrooms, 4 baths and one detached studio/guestroom, to be located in Marana, Arizona near Dove Mountain and the Gallery Golf course. The house is a study of taking a smaller residence and creating exterior spaces that become extensions of both the interior and the surrounding desert. The exterior spaces take advantage of the desert climate and lifestyle, adding to the livable square footage of the house and strengthening the connectivity of the house to the desert landscape. The floor plan takes on the shape of an H with a large great room in the center flanked by wings on each side.
Image Courtesy Secrest Architecture
Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Article source: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
Three simple volumes hover above the desert, responding to the challenges of a sloping site and to an ethic of building with minimal disruption to the natural environment. The available buildable area was bifurcated by a minor drainage-way, which inspired the architects to leave the cars behind and link the parking area to the main house by a bridge that allows rainwater and wildlife to flow beneath it.
Image Courtesy © bill timmerman
- Architects: Ibarra Rosano Design Architects
- Project: Levin Residence
- Location: Marana, Arizona, USA
- Photography: bill timmerman
- Year Completed: Fall 2011
- Square Footage: 3520 sq ft
- Contractor: Process Design Build
- Structrural Engineer: Harris Engineering Services, LLC
- Mechanical / Electrical: Paul Formentini
- Cabinets: Stone River Studio
- Landscaping: The Garden Gate
- Software used: PowerCADD, Sketchup
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013
Article source: Colab Studio, llc
A single physician purchases a home because of the site’s amazing views. The house is somewhat “modern”, but contains several physical features the owner would rather weren’t there. The space does not flow well with each use separated by three main elements: a sunken bar; an entertainment center, and a large masonry fireplace. There is almost no connection between living spaces and the exterior patio. We begin by removing everything in the way, creating a more open space, better circulation, enhanced functions, and improved views. We provide a three-panel telescoping door to the patio. We add a new exterior patio, pool, and spa. A new exposed laterally bracing membrane in the living room, required to replace the fireplace’s structural function, is designed parametrically utilizing the Owner’s favorite image of a skin cell. She requests the interiors be minimal, clean, and white. We happily oblige.
Living Room PANO : Image Courtesy Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc
- Architect: Colab Studio, llc
- Project: Flynn Residence
- Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, US
- General contractor: 180 degrees
- Photography: Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc
- Software used: AutoCAD
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Article source: HKS, Inc.
AN OASIS OF HEALING FOR THE CHILDREN OF PHOENIX
Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new 11-story tower and additional renovations support its mission and vision to position the facility as one of the largest pediatric campuses in the country. The playful, sophisticated design respects existing campus aesthetics while strengthening brand image within the growing Phoenix community. The design team was challenged to improve upon the existing campus design, planning and flexibility, as well as create a campus image that is bold and unique while evoking an inspiring and comforting atmosphere. Operationally, the nationally experienced pediatric design team was challenged to implement innovative planning and design to support best practices from across the country.
Main hospital entry
- Architect: HKS, Inc.
- Name of Project: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Location: Arizona, USA
- Software used: The exterior design was done in sketchup and then it was documented in revit. The interiors design was done in revit and continued into CDs.
Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Article source: Benjamin Hall
This projection came to life when Mr. Lavance and Benjamin Hall drank a few brew’s at a local pub. Lavance expressed his desire to shad his outdoor BBQ / kitchen. A few napkin sketches later and a real enthusiasm for raw materials that weather and age over time due to the brutal desert sun bearing upon. The high arcing paroblolic steel arcs crest to allow seating behind the counter on the east, while converging to the west to screen the Arizona summer sun.
LaVance Shade Screen
- Architect/Designer: Benjamin Hall
- Name of Project: LaVance Shade Screen
- Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
- Client: Michael Lavance
- Construction: Benjamin Hall + Michael Lavance
- Software used: Rhino
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
Article source: blank studio architecture
Yoga Deva (deva is a Sanskrit word, meaning deity) creates an internal sequence of spaces whose primary impulse is to remove the visitor from the exterior visual environmental conditions in every way. Sited within a commercial condominium complex, the building is surrounded by asphalt parking, minimal planted islands of non-native decorative vegetation, and other buildings that are nearly indistinguishable from one to the next. This new internal environment offers an architectural and sequential chiaroscuro to the external strip-mall type reality and prepares the visitor for practice of inward meditation and contemplation.
Interior View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated)
- Architect: blank studio architecture
- Name of Project: Yoga Deva
- Location: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
- Construction complete: July 2008
- Photography: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated
- Clients: Shosh + Billy Vergara