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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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Apple Park in Cupertino, California by Foster + Partners

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners

Apple today announced that Apple Park, the company’s new 175-acre campus, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer.

Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley. The campus’ ring-shaped, 2.8 million-square-foot main building is clad entirely in the world’s largest panels of curved glass.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Apple Park
  • Location: Cupertino, California, USA

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Oak Pass House in Beverly Hills, California by Walker Workshop

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The Oak Pass Main House sits atop a 3.5-acre ridge site with panoramic canyon views. The property’s topography and landscape, which most notably include over 130 protected Coast Live Oak Trees, were the primary drivers for the house’s design. In order to showcase and amplify the site’s inherent beauty, the house’s mass is buried into the hillside, with only a one-story pavilion above grade as it unfolds along the ridge.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Walker Workshop
  • Project: Oak Pass House
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Nathan Frankel
  • Project manager: Noah Walker
  • Structural Engineer: John Labib & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Barbara L. Hall, P.E.
  • Area: 8,000 sf
  • Project end date: 2016

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Nightingale Decor in Los Angeles, California by Erika Winters Design

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Erika Winters Design 

The house was built at the foot of a hill and —to make the most of the lot—concrete piling was done to have the necessary structure to meet the program required by the clients. It is a two-storey house with a flat roof and elevator that also has an attractive hill where herbal and fruit gardening was developed. It’s like a boat on the sky by the way it stands out from the piles and integrates into its environment.

Image Courtesy © Erika Winters Design

  • Architects: Erika Winters Design
  • Project: Nightingale Decor
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Healdsburg I in California by Feldman Architecture

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Feldman Architecture

Comprised of perpendicular bars atop a hill overlooking the village of Healdsburg, this home offers both ample social space ideal for entertaining and the privacy of a rural retreat.

The taller section runs along the ridge of the hill and houses the home’s great room under lofty ceilings and a simple shed overhanging roof, filled with light and views let in through tall glass walls.  Four oversized glass panels open dramatically on each side, transforming the space into an outdoor pavilion whose flush concrete floors extend into a poolside patio to the north and into a terrace featuring a fire pit to the south to offer comfortable outdoor areas for both hot and cool weather.   With these doors drawn up, the site offers one sweeping, continuous view from the pool, through the great room, and down into the distant village below.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher

  • Architects: Feldman Architecture (Chris Kurrle)
  • Project: Healdsburg I
  • Location: Healdsburg, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher
  • Software used: SketchUp and Revit

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OZU in Los Angeles by ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.

OZU East Kitchen, located in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, is the prototype and initial brand identity for a suite of restaurants focusing on Japanese and Korean influenced cuisine served in a fast-casual environment. Inspired by the technical craftsmanship and narrative clarity of the art of legendary Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu, the restaurant design is a study in the potential of a minimal yet visually and materially rich palette to generate an immersive and socially dynamic environment.

Image Courtesy © Alen Lin

  • Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.
  • Project: OZU
  • Location: Atwater Village Neighborhood , Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Alen Lin
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben (Project Architect), Xiran Zhang, Jina Seo, David Chong
  • Structural Engineer: FJ Engineering + Design
  • Expediting and MEP Engineer: FE Design & Consulting
  • General Contractor: Mandoyan Construction Company
  • Steel Fabrication: CWI/Fred Vasquez
  • Millwork Fabrication: Dan Taron

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“House in Trees” in Echo Park, Los Angeles by Anonymous Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Anonymous Architects

The site is characterized by its remote feeling and mature trees; this despite being surrounded by dense urban development. It is an unusual paradox to have such a natural setting that occurs in the middle of Los Angeles – a city known for its endless sprawl and crawling traffic.

Image Courtesy © Steve King & Michael Wells

  • Architects: Anonymous Architects (Simon Storey)
  • Project: House in Trees
  • Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Steve King & Michael Wells
  • Clients: Alex Klein & Joanie Ellen
  • Building sq.ft: 2,000 (approx. sq.m 200)
  • Date of completion: 2015

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MUGU HOUSE in California by Stephane Malka Architecture

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: Malka Architecture

Located at Mugu Point California, fifty miles away from Los Angeles where Malka Architecture just opened its new studio, the Mugu House is nested on Malibu’s Hills porosities.

The project benefits from the existing topography of the actual site ; the result is a zero impact on the surrounding nature, an ecological project in immersion with the rock, its vegetation and its thermal variations.

Image Courtesy © Malka Architecture

  • Architects: Malka Architecture
  • Project: MUGU HOUSE
  • Location: Mugu Point, California, USA

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Crystal Clear in Lake Tahoe, California by Aspen Leaf Interiors

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: Aspen Leaf Interiors 

Design objective

The main objective of this project was to create a minimalist design, white box for a contemporary home located in Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River outside of Squaw Valley, California. The design needed to be clean with no frills and render a solution that is bright and explores both positive and negative spaces.

The kitchen and family room show the straight lines, monochromatic materials and notes of high contrast between surfaces that delivered the desired design to the clients, Image Courtesy © Tom Zikas

  • Architects: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Project: Crystal Clear
  • Location: In Lake Tahoe on the Truckee River near Olympic Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Tom Zikas
  • Building Designer: The Sandbox Studio
  • Builder: Mark Tanner Construction
  • Interior Design: Aspen Leaf Interiors
  • Square Feet: 3,267 sq. ft.
  • Year Completed: Remodel/addition, completed 2016

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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
  • Software used: Revit
  • 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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