Posts Tagged ‘California’
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
Article source: MARGSTUDIO
The project develops the concept of a small shop in the heart of the old town of Lodi, where the owners had the need to unite the sale of two types of products completely at odds: craft beers and confetti with bombioniere. The idea was to separate the two types of products not in the physical sense but perceptive, delineating spaces chromatically (dark gray on one side and white on the other) uniting the shop with some textural elements of furniture made with the same essence wooden. The result maintains a minimal line on one side and the other functional, making the homogeneous spatial experience but at the same time personalized depending on whether you are in one or another space.
Image Courtesy © MARGSTUDIO
- Architects: MARGSTUDIO
- Project: 1212 FOOD BOUTIQUE
- Location: Lodi, California, USA
Friday, April 1st, 2016
Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.
The site is where the elevated 101 Freeway connects to the surface streets at Market and becomes Octavia Boulevard – the entrance to north/west sector of San Francisco. The First Baptist Church with its classical façade and strong cornice is one pylon of this entrance. Mirroring this mass, on the other side of Octavia Boulevard, 8 Octavia completes the gateway. This entry is seen as an opportunity to present our new city, one that folds tradition and innovation.
Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte
- Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC., Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Ulysses Lim, Markus Bischoff, Mark Holmquist, James Eidse, Feifei Feng
- Project: 8 Octavia
- Location: San Francisco, California,US
- Photography: Bruce Damonte
- Photography(Aerial): Steve Proehl
- General contractor: Dave nielsen
- Structural: Ashley moraes
- Mechanical: Robert wong
- Completion: 2015
Friday, April 1st, 2016
Article source: v2com
Parking Deck to Greenspace
DES A+E designed the High Garden to transform what would ordinarily be an underutilized parking deck into a green oasis. Instead of 250 parking spots, it has two-acres of greenspace. The park is one of the central amenities to the Moffett Place campus, which was recently leased to Google in its entirety. The campus is the 2nd largest office project under construction in Silicon Valley.
Moffett Place High Garden, Image Courtesy © Gregory Cortez
- Architects: DES Architects + Engineers
- Project: Silicon Valley’s Newest Rooftop Park
- Location: Sunnyvale, California, USA
- Photography: Gregory Cortez
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: Page & Turnbull
Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, California recently welcomed three new facilities expected to achieve LEED Silver certifications. These additions, built with Kebony’s modified softwoods, will complement the 287-acre landscape and include a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that neighbors the park’s historic orchards, a 3,600 square foot Staff and Maintenance Building with storage and a 300 square foot entry kiosk.
Image Courtesy © Rob Hansen
- Architects: Page & Turnbull
- Project: Kebony Enhances Historic California Park
- Location: San Jose, California, US
- Photography: Rob Hansen
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
Article source: Smith Consulting Architects
Smith Consulting Architects, a San Diego-based full-service design firm, has completed the site planning, shell redesign and interior design for the new Petco San Diego National Support Center, located at 10850 Via Frontera in the Rancho Bernardo area of San Diego.
Image Courtesy © Smith Consulting Architects
Friday, March 18th, 2016
Article source: Aidlin Darling Design
Located just off the bustling Hayes Street corridor in San Francisco, this new contemporary French bistro aims to blur the distinctions between traditional and modern in its cuisine and design. Decidedly more casual than Chef Lee’s 3-star Michelin restaurant Benu, Monsieur Benjamin also obscures the relationship between comfort food and formal cuisine. This obfuscation is reflected in the design. Situated on the corner of Gough Street and the tree-lined Ivy alley, the new 98-seat restaurant aims to absorb the energy, urbanity and pedestrian scale of both streets, and will include outdoor seating on Ivy, all within view of Hayes Street.
Image Courtesy © Aidlin Darling Design
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Article source: SO/AP ARCHITECTS
The bias of SO/AP agency was to design an urban pattern generated by tools for parametric programming. The urban grid, the study of heights and typology of housing are the optimized results from simulations between a 3D parametric design software, and software for environmental analysis.
All data as solar radiation, natural lighting condition, thermal performance and water consumption have been integrated to the urban design from the beginning.
A urban grid with 20/20m plots – 10m spaced -, is at first uniformly contorted to have the optimize pattern following the contour lines on slopping fields. The simulating of solar potential generates two progressive areas of highest building. It defined two urban attractive areas; each one will be specially focused on winter activities or summer activities. A last parametric control working on plots morphology, define the optimized housing typology and zoning area.
Image Courtesy © SO/AP Architectes
- Architects: SO/AP ARCHITECTS
- Project: PEAK LINE – Parametric Urban Planning
- Location: San Diego, California, USA
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Article source: Hi-Tech CADD Services
The drawings and building details were converted into intelligent BIM with LOD 300, for material take offs, project coordination, scheduling and clash detection.
A California based construction and engineering company approached Hi-Tech with a project, to create information rich intelligent BIM for a residence Inn – A 6 storied building with a basement for car parking.
Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech CADD Services
- Architects: Hi-Tech CADD Services(Hiral Patel)
- Project: Creation of BIM Models with LOD-300 for a park
- Location: California, USA
- Software used: Revit, Navisworks
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Article source: LEA-Architects, LLC
San Luis Obispo Regional (SLO) Airport ARFF Station No. 21 encompasses the replacement of the old airport Fire Station that fell victim to seismic challenges, and airport expansion. From the inception of the project, the Architect, LEA Architects, LLC led by Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP established project design goals of; minimizing emergency service response time, improving the quality of life for the Fire Department personnel located at the Airport, and setting a progressive new “airfoil” design theme for other airport structures to follow.
Image Courtesy © LEA-Architects, LLC
- Architects: LEA-Architects, LLC
- Project: San Luis Obispo CA Regional Airport ARFF Station 21
- Location: California, USA
Thursday, January 7th, 2016
Article source: Open Source Architecture
SlrSrf is a compact project that embeds performance characteristics into the architectural surface. Optimization of the roof as a solar receiving surface for photovoltaic electrical production generates the form of the 450 square foot (42m2) addition and renovation of an existing house in Culver City, California. Coupling the client’s desire to create a net zero electrical consumption with the generation of the form provides an opportunistic strategy to integrate performance with the sculptural nature of the architectural entity.
Image Courtesy © Benny Chan
- Architects: Open Source Architecture
- Project: SlrSrf
- Location: Culver City, California
- Photography: Benny Chan
- Client: Private
- Structural Engineering: Parker Resnick
- Contractor: HC Construction
- Size: 450 sq.ft (42 m2) addition / 1500 sq.ft (140 m2) renovation
- Schedule: Design: 2012
- Construction: 2012-20133
- Manufacturers: PermaCity Solar, Arizona Tile, DalTile, Kohler Alteo & Coralais bathroom fixtures, Omnia