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West Berkeley Public Library in California by Harley Ellis Devereaux

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Article source: Harley Ellis Devereaux

The City of Berkeley sought to construct a library that would both serve as a model for sustainable design as well as a community hub for its culturally diverse neighborhood. With the existing library spatially out of date for contemporary requirements and future adaptability, the design team recommended the construction of a new zero net energy (ZNE) structure. Extensive study had revealed the embodied energy required to construct a new ZNE facility would be offset by the ongoing cost of maintaining the existing structure within one year’s time.

Harley Ellis Devereaux sought to construct a zero net energy library that would fulfill the city’s climate action plan and serve as a community hub for the neighborhood, Image Courtesy © Harley Ellis Devereaux

Harley Ellis Devereaux sought to construct a zero net energy library that would fulfill the city’s climate action plan and serve as a community hub for the neighborhood, Image Courtesy © Harley Ellis Devereaux

  • Architects: Harley Ellis Devereaux
  • Project: West Berkeley Public Library
  • Location: Berkeley, California, US
  • Project Size: 9,500 square feet
  • Project Date: December 2013

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Retrospect Vineyards house in Windsor, California by Swatt Miers Architects

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Article source: Swatt Miers Architects

Retrospect Vineyards, a 20-acre plot in the Russian River Valley, has been producing pinot noir grapes and selling them to nearby wineries for fifteen years. However, when the new owners bought the property in 2010 they knew they wanted to have a greater involvement in the winemaking process. The result was a modern home designed to function as both a family retreat and a working vineyard, respecting the privacy of the residents without hampering the functionality of the land.

Image Courtesy © Russell Abraham

Image Courtesy © Russell Abraham

  • Architects: Swatt Miers Architects 
  • Project: Retrospect Vineyards house
  • Location: Windsor, California
  • Photography: Russell Abraham, Marion Brenner
  • Architectural Team:  Robert Swatt, FAIA, Principal in Charge; Julie Liberman, Project Architect; Audrey Hitchcock, Ivan Olds, Kimie Nakamori, Mike Eggers
  • Interiors:  Connie Wong
  • Designed: 2010
  • Completed: 2014

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Rowan at 346 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, California by Handel Architects LLP

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Article source: Handel Architects

Straddling the border of Potrero Hill and the Mission District in San Francisco, Rowan at 346 Potrero is a 70-unit mixed-use residential building. The goal of the project is to strike a chord of continuity with the industrial past of Potrero and the Mission and celebrate its urban, transit-oriented future.

Image Courtesy © Handel Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Handel Architects LLP

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Rowan at 346 Potrero Avenue
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Architect: Matthew Berglund
  • Project Manager: James Hakes 
  • Project Designer: Alexandra Bair 
  • Design Team: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA, Design Partner; Matthew Berglund

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Mid-Century Modern View House in Redwood City, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classical 1950s original mid-century modern house designed by the late Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Ellis Jacobs. Klopf Architecture pushed the original design intent to make the house more open and uniform from space to space, while improving energy efficiency, capitalizing more on the already incredible views, improving the flow of spaces, providing an outdoor living area, and ratcheting up the quality level of the home in general.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Mid-Century Modern View House
  • Location: Redwood City, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed.
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA and Angela Todorova
  • Landscape Architect: Outer space
  • Year completed: 2014

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Pulp Pavilion in Indio, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Pulp Pavilion represents the culmination of five years of experiments with material composites using reclaimed paper. The result was a gathering space` that was a respite from the sun and frenetic energy of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the California desert. It was an ideal place to view performances on two stages.

Image Courtesy © Ball-Nogues Studio

Image Courtesy © Ball-Nogues Studio

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Pulp Pavilion
  • Location: Indio, California, US
  • Lead Artists and Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues
  • Project Manager: Rafael Sampaio Rocha
  • Ball-Nogues Project Team: Ricardo Garcia, John Guinn, Fernando Marroquin, Rafael Sampaio Rocha, Forster Rudolph, Corie Saxman, Nicole Semenova, Ethan Schwartz
  • Additional Ball-Nogues Support: Andrew Fastman, Michael Anthony Fontana, Cory Hill, James Jones, Mora Nabi, Jacob Patapoff, Allison Porterfield
  • Engineering Consultant: Nous Engineering, Omar Garza

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Before & After – An Oakland House Transformation in California by Baran Studio Architecture

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: Baran Studio Architecture

The existing Spanish Style house had been modified adhoc (not to mention illegally) over the years with little attention to the net effect. As with many of the transformations we design, we took the existing conditions and capitalized on the best features of the house. These were the big, open back yard, the opportunity to connect the house to the outdoors, and the architectural interest of the split level. We also took queues from the nearby industrial and warehouse elements, and fused them with an interpretation of the neighborhood’s residential qualities. The hybrid result is simultaneously related to the context, and an architecture of its own.

Image Courtesy © Baran Studio Architecture

Image Courtesy © Baran Studio Architecture

  • Architects: Baran Studio Architecture
  • Project: Before & After – An Oakland House Transformation
  • Location: Oakland, California, USA

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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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