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Modern Coffee in Oakland, California by Arcsine Architecture

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Article source: Arcsine Architecture

Architecture and interior design firm, Arcsine, transformed an existing 900-square-foot split level vacant retail space into Modern Coffee, a popular, local, multi-roaster’s second location in downtown Oakland, aiming to seamlessly convert the space into a contemporary coffee shop. Since the space sits on a significant slope, the design team was challenged with finding a way to configure the coffee shop to maximize space and functionality. The result was the introduction of stairs, creating a split level layout that seamlessly integrates the upper and lower areas of the store. The design team was also tasked with finding unique solutions to place floor drains or hang lighting fixtures as the floors and ceilings are made of thick concrete and beams making it difficult to drill through.

Image Courtesy © Arcsine Architecture

Image Courtesy © Arcsine Architecture

  • Architects: Arcsine Architecture
  • Project: Modern Coffee
  • Location: Oakland, California, US
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp

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“House in Valley Street” in Berkeley, California by Baran Studio Architecture

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Baran Studio Architecture

This house is set on a traditional Berkeley street, and adjacent to a former rail line (traces of which are still visible from an aerial view.) The architecture borrows from the machine qualities of the railway to echo the former land use, and blends it with the character of the current residential neighborhood. Corrugated metal wraps down the roof and wall facing the former train line, while the front of the house expresses the pitch of the roof that ties it to more traditional house forms. The interior is an open expanse that also recalls a large, open station with a free plan and high vaulted ceilings.

Image Courtesy © Peter Lyons

Image Courtesy © Peter Lyons

  • Architects: Baran Studio Architecture
  • Project: House in Valley Street
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Photography: Peter Lyons
  • Principal Architect: Matthew Baran, AIA
  • Software used: Revit and 3D Studio

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Nike Union Square Flagship Installation in San Francisco, California by FreelandBuck

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: FreelandBuck

As part of Nike’s overhaul of their flagship store on Union Square, our two-story lobby installation is a dynamic array of over 600 reclaimed bleachers which cantilever out over the escalator leading into the store. The well-worn bleacher board, a material Nike has used in numerous stores to convey familiarity and use, is organized here as a set of vectors that flow through the lobby. Ideally, the anomalies of the material are enough to disrupt the smoothness of the geometry, while the unstable, precarious array disrupts a purely nostalgia reading of the bleachers yielding a wider range of associations.

Image Courtesy © FreelandBuck

Image Courtesy © FreelandBuck

  • Architects: FreelandBuck
  • Project: Nike Union Square Flagship Installation
  • Location: San Francisco, California, US
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper

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Montee Karp Residence in Malibu, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture

The 2200 sq. ft. residence is located on a severe hillside site in Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  The project is an extensive remodel of an existing post-and-beam home in need of a structural, programmatic and environmental upgrade. The residence is re-envisioned for the 21st century.

Image Courtesy © Art Gray Photography

Image Courtesy © Art Gray Photography

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: Montee Karp Residence
  • Location: Malibu, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin Photography
  • Project Team: Patrick Tighe Architecture: Evelina Sausina; Antonio Follo; Michael Ho; Kervin Lau; Chia-Min Wang; William Hu; Ted Digiro­lamo; Haleh Olfati; Hazel Aquino; Gelareh Arbab
  • Structural Engineer: A Chan And Company
  • Size: 2,200 SQFT
  • Year: 2014

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BIM Modeling for Carnel Valley Inn Hotel in California by Hi-Tech CADD Services

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services

Challenge:
The structural drawings was missing in the file. We made a structure model on the basis of assumption from the architectural drawings provided by the client. Later the client provided us with a hand sketch which was 90% accurate to what we had assumed. The quality of engineers in Hi-Tech are beyond any challenge.

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services

  • Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services
  • Project: BIM Modeling for Carnel Valley Inn Hotel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software Used: Revit, Navisworks

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ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS in San Francisco, California by Design Blitz

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Article source: Design Blitz

Zendesk, a customer service software provider, was one of the first tech companies to move to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood to take advantage of the city’s tax incentive program, and the first to sign a community benefits agreement. After experiencing large-scale growth, it was only natural for the company to seek an additional space in the neighborhood they called home. Zendesk’s new office marks its second building on Market Street, creating an urban campus that assists in the revival of the long-neglected Mid-Market neighborhood. The new building not only serves as a headquarters for the growing Zendesk team, but also as opens its doors as a communal hub for local businesses and residents.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: ZENDESK SAN FRANCISCO HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: REVIT
  • Size: 75,000 SF
  • Completion: June 2014

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Hayvenhurst Folie in Encino, California by NEW THEME Inc.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Article source:  NEW THEME Inc. 

Originally contracted to restore a family’s mid-century home in Encino, California, NEW THEME Inc. was brought on to develop an inspirational, unique and didactic playhouse for the family’s children. The playhouse was inspired by the concept of a “folie”, which, amongst its many meanings, also refers to a small structure popular in France for recreational purposes. By naming it the “Hayvenhurst Folie”, it signifies an escape from not only the main house but also the energy grid of the neighborhood. The structure utilizes significant sustainable systems to achieve an off-the-grid energy profile that provides a scalable model of energy responsibility.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

Image Courtesy © NEW THEME Inc.

  • Architects: NEW THEME Inc.
  • Project: Hayvenhurst Folie
  • Location: Encino, California, US

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La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture 

The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin

  • Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
  • Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
  • Location: West Hollywood, California, US
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau

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Sebastopol Barn House in California by ANDERSON ANDERSON ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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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Phoenix House in Berkeley, California by Anderson Anderson Architecture

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

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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