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House of Air in San Francisco, CA by Mark Horton / Architecture

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture

“National Park”, “Historic Building”, “LEED Certified”, “Architecture”, “Amusement Park” — five terms which are typically not used in the same sentence to describe a single building.

House of Air, started in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs interested in the action sports world, is a trampoline facility that caters to the discriminating taste of the young, energetic and affluent population of active San Francisco.  The breathtaking site is at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and in the Golden Gate National Park, with expansive views out to the San Francisco Bay that become even more apparent when the 45′ wide glazed hanger door is opened.  Inside the historic biplane hanger, a large field trampoline for bouncing sits along side a trampoline dodge ball court and three performance trampolines used for both competitive jumping as well as ski / snowboard / wakeboard training.   Flanking the trampoline area are two pavilions housing a café, meeting facilities, lockers, and a lounge. Translucent blue walls lit from within are graphic interpretations of the vertical motion which takes place throughout the facility.

Exterior View(Images Courtesy Ethan Kaplan Photography and Mark Horton / Architecture)

  • Architect: Mark Horton / Architecture
  • Project name: House of Air
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Owner: Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
  • Date project completed: September 2010
  • Total square footage: 21,440 sf
  • Photographer: Ethan Kaplan Photography, Jeremy Wong, Mark Horton / Architecture

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eCORRE COMPLEX in Long Beach, CA by Aphidoidea

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Article source: Aphidoidea

Downtown Los Angeles based design group APHIDoIDEA proposes the eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative Research & Education, to the City of  Long Beach in California.  The project takes the ISO container used by the Port of Long Beach (2nd busiest port in the World).  Designed and placed as a FINALIST entry for the AIA-LA / USGBC Emerging Talent Design Competition, APHIDoIDEA re-adapts the shipping container as core building elements and implemented sustainable strategies to educate its visitors and users about “green” building practices such as solar energy, water collections, interior daylighting, rooftop gardens, passive cooling techniques, reuse of grey water, to name a few.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Aphidoidea
  • Name of Project: eCORRE COMPLEX
  • Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

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TLofts in West Los Angeles, CA by Withee Malcolm Architects

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects

Working with Lee Homes, one of the most active builders in metro Los Angeles, and their partner CityView, a national institutional real estate investor, Withee Malcolm Architects designed 84 lofts on a former industrial site in West LA that have quickly captured the interest of buyers in the depressed real estate market.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Withee Malcolm Architects
  • Name of Project: TLofts
  • Location: West Los Angeles, CA
  • Client: Lee Homes
  • Size: 1.826 acres; 84 units
  • Density: 46.00 du/ac
  • Type: Condo

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Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, CA by Cannon Design (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Article source: Cannon Design

Two years after Cannon Design provided feasibility, programming, and cost-estimating services for a proposed health, physical education, and fitness center, Los Angeles Community College District’s Mission College unanimously selected the firm to provide design services for the new $38 million facility, which enables Mission College to consolidate its physical education and athletic programs – previously housed in leased buildings dispersed off campus – into a unified location that can accommodate new athletic and educational programs.

Interior View (Image Courtesy Feinknopf)

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: Los Angeles Mission College, Health, PE and Fitness Center
  • Location: Sylmar, CA
  • Size: 87,000 sq ft
  • Project Cost: $38 Million
  • Engineers (MEP): Integrated Engineering Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles CA
  • Photography: Feinknopf Photography
  • Software used: Revit as a visualization tool during schematic design to do layouts and quick views for the owner…it allowed them to make decisions on the spot. We were new to Revit at the time [2006] and we converted the sheets to AutoCAD to develop the actual contract documents.

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