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San Francisco Airport Control Tower in California by Fentress Architects

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Article source: Fentress Architects

A new, environmentally friendly airport traffic control tower has opened at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) designed by Fentress Architects of Denver in association with HNTB Architects of San Francisco.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the “gateway to the Pacific”, is a world-class airport serving tens of millions of domestic and international passengers annually.  Committed to maintaining a competitive facility, the Replacement Airport Traffic Control Tower and Integrated Facilities project provides a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Traffic Control Tower, including a new Integrated Facility base building for offices, support and other airport functions.

Image Courtesy © Fentress Architects

  • Architects: Fentress Architects
  • Project: San Francisco Airport Control Tower
  • Location: California, USA

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The Yard at Mission Rock in California by OpenScope Studio

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Article source: OpenScope Studio

The Yard is an early activation project at future site of a large mixed-use development project for the San Francisco Giants. Outdoor spaces provide venues for activities ranging from a beer garden to movie nights and yoga, while the repurposed shipping containers hold a range of vendors including local retailers and foodservice providers.

Image Courtesy © OpenScope Studio

  • Architects: OpenScope Studio
  • Project: The Yard at Mission Rock
  • Location: AT&T Park Lot A San Francisco, California, USA
  • Project Size: 18,000 GSF
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit

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Skyline House in Oakland Hills, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project is a rebuild of an existing post 1991 Fire-storm house. Situated high on top of the Eastbay mountain range overlooking the city of Oakland, the site has unobstructed view’s toward the southwest Bay and Golden Gate. It was designed for a young family, who desired an open plan home that embraced the views of the bay and a connection to the existing garden.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte Photography

  • Architects: Terry & Terry Architecture (Ivan Terry, Alex Terry AIA)
  • Project: Skyline House
  • Location: 5990 Skyline Blvd. Oakland Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte Photography
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Graphisoft
  • Owner: Drea Cooper Bianca Darville
  • Interior designer: TTA
  • Associate architect(s): Naomi Hansen

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Butterfly House in California by David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

The Butterfly House is a project in Venice Beach California that resides on a 40′ x 90′ end lot. The name of the house is derived from the butterfly roof which is formed to collect rainwater for irrigation and creates a dramatic elevation especially when the wooded ceiling is illuminated. The main concept of the house, was based upon maximization of the long south facing elevation to create a dark solar absorbent surface and to provide exposed solar thermal heating with evacuated tubes used as an architectural accent. The glass tubes provide hot water for both domestic uses and hydronic radiant as well heat for the the narrow lap pool along the edge of the property. On the outer edge of the property is a 90 foot long 8 foot tall double-sided living vegetative wall with durable drought tolerant succulents on the southern face at the street, as an offering to the community, while the inside surface facing the house is a living wall of edible landscape so that the occupant needs only to go a few steps to pick his wall to make a salad, pick herbs or vegetables. The entrance to the house is from the side yard, between a courtyard that separates the garage from the main house and connects the buildings at the second floor through a glass bridge. A warm palette of sustainable materials are used throughout the house to create an environment that is at once private yet opens from the interior to the exterior. The house takes advantage of natural ventilation and prevailing breezes through a high solar chimney and stair tower that leads to the roof deck as well as thermostatically controlled operable windows that cool the interior. The house also has solar photovoltaic panels which along with advanced lighting controls the state-of-the-art information systems throughout the house creates a zero net energy building.

Image Courtesy © David Hertz FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

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San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The previous owner of this 1960s modern home covered over the walls of glass with plywood and installed a massive awning at the rear of the house, blocking out most light and connection with the outdoors. The original interior had a maze-like layout starting with a small entry area and moving into too many hallways. In short, the house felt dark and closed-in. Nevertheless the new owners saw the potential in the home, purchased it, and hired Klopf Architecture to help them realize the potential. Today it is an open, light and bright, indoor-outdoor, clean and simple, modernist home for two professionals and their young son.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture team: John Klopf, Chuang-Ming Liu and Ethan Taylor
  • Landscape Design: Growsgreen
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen and Moon
  • Contractor: Starburst Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Inside Out SF
  • Year completed: 2016

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IN.DENT in Woodland Hills, California by AN.ONYMOUS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: AN.ONYMOUS

In his essay, “On Trial 1: The situation. What architecture of technology?,” published in1962, Reyner Banham called the suspended ceiling a “Utopian or a Dymaxion dream.” He maintained that suspended ceilings had achieved a degree of industrialization, flexibility, and interchangeability of parts—accommodating a range of services such as heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, sound, fire-extinguishing, acoustic control, etc.—that far surpass the limited functions of exterior paneling or curtain-wall systems. “Taken grosso modo, one-offs, off-the-pegs, standardized and specialized,” he wrote, “all together, suspended ceilings represent probably the greatest achievement to date in accommodating technology to architecture.” Yet, despite its remarkable all-pervading presence, in Banham’s view, the suspended ceiling had been unremarked in the mythologies of modern architecture. “No one is for or against suspended ceilings,” he argued, “and yet they constitute one of the most sophisticated elements in the technology of architecture.”

Image Courtesy © Austin Yu

  • Architects: AN.ONYMOUS
  • Project: IN.DENT
  • Location: 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States
  • Photography: Neave Bozorgi and Austin Yu
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Brighton Periodontal and Implant Group
  • Project Team: Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, Shiqi Fan, Chun-Hua Chiu, Isabel Branas, Dan Zhu, Maria Katticaran
  • Area: 1,600 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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Estancia y Ficus in California by Cañas Architects

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: Cañas Architects 

The ficus was already there when the lodge arrived. The room arrived to accompany the Ficus and to highlight the place.

The program could not be simpler.

It’s a place where one can enjoy the view and spend afternoons and part of the evening with friends and family.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Chaves

  • Architects: Cañas Architects (Victor Cañas, Andrés Cañas, Ricardo Chaves, Sara Araya)
  • Project: Estancia y Ficus
  • Location: San Jose, California, USA
  • Photography: Jordi Miralles and Ricardo Chaves
  • Constructed area: 91m2
  • Year: 2009, 2012

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ATIEVA headquarters in San Francisco, California by Buratti Architetti

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Buratti Architetti 

The project for the new headquarters of Atieva, a Silicon Valley based company involved in research and production of electric cars, has two main parts: the interior renovation of an existing office building and the new outdoor entrance.

INTERIOR HEADQUARTERS

The project for the new headquarters is about the new layout of the interior spaces, especially on the public areas such as the entrance, the lounge spaces, meeting and conference rooms and so on. These are the most representative space in the building, that will involve both employees, clients, suppliers and everyone who will be invited at the company.

Image Courtesy © Buratti Architetti

  • Architects: Buratti Architetti
  • Project: ATIEVA headquarters
  • Location: Menlo Park, San Francisco California, USA
  • Software used: Autocad LT, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop

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Sacramento Modern Residence in Orangevale, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new warm, modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors. The site is a large plot in a semi-rural area surrounded by an open field, large oak trees and a seasonal creek. It is a calm environment that invites a close connection with the house. The house is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, and 2,633 square foot that is intended to be the home this couple will live in for a long time.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Sacramento Modern Residence
  • Location: Orangevale, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Square Footage: Main House – 2,633sf, Garage – 970sf
  • Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year completed: 2015

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