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San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E in California by Gensler

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: Gensler

Gensler’s design for San Francisco International Airport’s renovated Terminal 3 Boarding Area E (T3BAE) will showcase innovative design, interactive technology and a healthy environment carefully tuned to offer travelers a place where they will enjoy spending time. The 65,000-square-foot renovation features progressive sustainability measures that promote wellbeing, and is targeting LEED-Gold certification. A raised “Flight Deck” interactive experience will serve as an exciting physical point of entry to Boarding Area E, which will include 10 gates serving United Airlines. The project was built in a design-build partnership between Hensel Phelps and Gensler for San Francisco International Airport.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Gensler
  • Project: San Francisco International Airport, Terminal 3 Boarding Area E
  • Location: Millbrae, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Design Team: Gensler (Design Architect), KPA Group (Architect), Robin Chiang & Co., and Hamilton – Aitken Architects (Associate Architects)
  • Contractor: Hensel Phelps
  • Structural Engineer: KPA
  • MEP Engineer: Glumac (design), Sustainability Consultants Thornton Tomasetti
  • Construction Manager: PGH Wong
  • LEED Certification: LEED Gold Certified
  • Retail & Concessions: 9,054 square feet
  • Passengers per Year: Capacity for 1.9 million enplanements
  • Airlines Served: United Airlines
  • Size: 105,800 total SF. 68,800 SF for the Departures level, 37,000 SF for the Apron (ground) level.
  • Budget: $138 million
  • Cost per Square Foot: $900 per square foot, including furniture
  • Construction Start: May 2012
  • Opening: January 2014

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Light Box in Los Angeles, California by ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Article source: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc. 

On a gritty stretch of Venice Boulevard in Los Angeles, the PSPMLA office sits on a previously vacant 2,500 sf infill commercial parcel. Dubbed the “Light Box” for its simple geometry slotted in acknowledgement of the natural solar conditions, the 2,200 sf office for a boutique property management firm discretely slips into the streetscape of tightly packed auto body shops, neon sign fabricators, digital printers, and various light commercial businesses. The design expands upon the urban texture of the street, while also carving out a bright, naturally illuminated respite for the office staff and their clientele.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.
  • Project: Light Box
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), David Chong (Project Architect), Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang
  • Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Consulting Engineers
  • General Contractor: Bulson
  • Steel Fabrication: CWI/Fred Vasquez
  • Millwork Fabrication: Dan Taron and Bulson

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Two courtyards in Los Angeles, California by MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P.

We received a commission from a married couple to design a house to be built on a small plot (with an 8-meter frontage and a depth of 30 meters) inserted within a dense and difficult context. The couple, whose children had already left home, asked us for a simple house, obstruction-free and with a strongly contemporary feel.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: MUÑOZ ARQUITECTOS ASOCIADOS S. C. P. (Javier Muñoz Menéndez)
  • Project: Two courtyards
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Other Participants: Arch. Gareth Lowe Negrón, Arch. Iza Pérez Jaramillo, Arch. Javier Ceballos Cabañas.
  • Suppliers / Products: Ing. Jorge Pino Gamboa / Construction
  • Constructed area: 219.55 (m2)
  • Year: 2015

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Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

Klopf Architecture, Outer Space Landscape Architects, Sezen & Moon Structural Engineer and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home.

Everyone loved the classic, original bones of this house, but it was in need of a major facelift both inside and out. The owners also wanted to remove the barriers between the kitchen and great room, and increase the size of the master bathroom as well as make other layout changes. No addition to the house was contemplated.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Mountain View Double Gable Eichler Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane, and Yegvenia Torres-Zavala
  • Landscape Architect: Outer Space Landscape Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen & Moon
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Roco’s Gardening & Arroyo Vista Landscaping, Inc.
  • Year completed: 2015

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BRIC Phase One in San Diego, California by John Portman & Associates

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: John Portman & Associates

BRIC Phase One is a dual-branded Marriott with a 253-key select service Springhill Suites hotel and a 147-key extended stay Residence Inn hotel, leased retail areas for shops and restaurants and above-grade structured parking. The complex’s name, BRIC, is in reference to the site’s location at BRoadway and PacifIC. With the inclusion of publicly-accessible shops, restaurants and terraces at various levels along the west side of the building facing a public park, the project extends the public realm vertically, allowing for great views of the San Diego Bay and the events that occur along the waterfront. As a nod to the history of the site as the former location of Lane Field ballpark, these retail and terrace spaces step back from the park in such a way as to recall the bleachers of old.

Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates

Image Courtesy © John Portman & Associates

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: BRIC Phase One
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA
  • Hospitality Component: 400 Room Dual-Branded Hotel
  • Gross Building Area: 449,321sf (41,743 sm)
  • Retail Component: 27,000 sf (2,508 sm)
  • Year: 2016

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Vidalakis Residence in California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

This distinctive residence was designed as a piece of inhabitable art for its owner, an avid collector of colorful and unique works. Featuring three stepped-back stories linked by a grand mahogany staircase and a double-height glass pavilion overlooking the semi-rural landscape on three sides, this gallery home is a piece of sculpture in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

 

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Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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EdQuarters in Santa Monica, California by M+M Creative Studio

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Architectural and interior design firm M+M Creative Studio has been honored by the inaugural American Architecture Prize (AAP) with two awards for its work on the new corporate headquarters of car shopping company Edmunds.com in Santa Monica, California, USA. The “EdQuarters” space was recognized with a Silver Award for Commercial Interior Architecture and a Bronze Award for Workplaces from AAP, which honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Polished mirror chrome reception desk at main arrivals lobby with main stair adjacent and 2016 Corvette Sting Ray turning above, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan @Fotoworks

Polished mirror chrome reception desk at main arrivals lobby with main stair adjacent and 2016 Corvette Sting Ray turning above, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan @Fotoworks

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MU77 in Los Angeles, California by Arshia Architects, LTD

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients.

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, LTD
  • Project: MU77
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Glass Wall House in San Mateo, California by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture (John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane)
  • Project: Glass Wall House
  • Location: San Mateo, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures
  • Year completed: 2016

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