Posts Tagged ‘California’
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Article source: olson kundig
The Montecito Residence is a single-family home set in fire-prone Toro Canyon near Santa Barbara. The owners wanted a house that minimized the use of scarce natural resources and that was equal to the challenging environmental conditions of the site. The design solution was to harvest and control the very climatic conditions that put the canyon so at risk for fire: the sun and the wind.
Image Courtesy © Nikolas Koenig
- Architects: olson kundig
- Project: Montecito Residence
- Location: Montecito, California
- Photography: Elizabeth Conklin, Jean-Luc Laloux, Nikolas Koenig, Tim Bies
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: whipple russell architects
Our client, who is from the sports world, wanted an open-plan house for entertaining but also a photography studio and a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects. Working with Barry Chase of CMF Homebuilders and Linda Dahan of Highfire Interior Design, the project began with an empty hilltop lot but required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building.
Image Courtesy © William MacCollum
- Architects: whipple russell architects
- Project: BENEDICT CANYON
- Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
- Photography: William MacCollum
- Software used: Autocad and Trimble SketchUp
- Project Manager: Jeremy Maines
- General Contractor: Barry Chase, CMF Homebuilders
- Interior Designer: Linda Dahan
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Sited in an existing small level clearing at the top of a steeply sloping Mill Valley lot surrounded by mature cedar and redwood trees, this 640 square foot guest house is designed to serve multiple generations and functions; a guest room for visiting parents and friends, a media room, and a hangout space for teenage children. The porch and media room are situated on the more open side of the site and the guest room is tucked into the trees.
Image Courtesy © David Wakely
- Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
- Project: Mill Valley Guesthouse
- Location: Mill Valley, California, USA
- Photography: David Wakely
- Design Team: Eric Haesloop, Mark Hoffman
- Geotechnical & Civil Engineer: DAC Associates
- Structural: Fratessa, Forbes & Wong
- Landscape: Outerspace Landscape Architecture
- General Contractor: Hennessey Construction
- Area: 640 sq. ft.
- Project Year: 2016
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.
Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
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