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University of Pennsylvania New College House in Philadelphia by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Designed to enrich the academic life of students and embody the vibrancy of its urban setting, the 198,000-square-foot New College House brings together undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff in a shared community. As the University of Pennsylvania’s first purpose-built college house, the building is poised to enliven the campus experience for the 21st century and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Jeffrey Totaro

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: University of Pennsylvania New College House
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Jeffrey Totaro, Nic Lehoux and Gregory Benson
  • Client: University of Pennsylvania
  • Design Principal/Principal-in-Charge: Frank W. Grauman, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Design Principal: Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA (1940-2011)
  • Project Manager: Dana Reed, AIA, LEED AP
  • Project Architects: Anthony Pregiato, RA, LEED AP BD+C and Erin Roark, AIA, LEED AP

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Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Drexel University’s Hillel House is sheathed in local red brick as textured fabric draped in an abstract menorah that terraces down to the street. Arranged on four interconnected levels, the square building has thickened side walls which contain services, and four central columns which structure the middle, front and rear.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.
  • Project: Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Stanley Saitowitz and Richard Barnes
  • Floor Area in Square Feet: 13,900 Gross Sq Ft
  • Date of Completion: November 2016

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High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater in Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

Located on a historic farm adjacent to Frank Lloyd Wright’s renowned Fallingwater residence, High Meadow serves as home base for students of Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design.

Positioned between forest and field, four modest dwellings with simple wood interiors and framed vistas of the surrounding hilltops rest lightly above ground on a network of nimble steel columns and delicate tectonics, imparting minimal disturbance to the site. An angled shroud at the end of each unit catches cool breezes rising up from the valley floor below and shields the naturally ventilated rooms from the summer sun. Screened entry doors allow for additional airflow and connect the units to a covered walkway.

Image Courtesy © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater
  • Location: Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Client: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
  • Design Principal: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA
  • Principal in Charge: William D. Loose, AIA
  • Project Manager/Designer: Bill James
  • Project Resource: Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Landscape Architecture: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Fallingwater Summer Interns
  • Structural Engineer: K2 Engineering
  • MEP+FP Engineer: Iams Consulting
  • General Contractor: Fairchance Construction
  • Site: 66 Acres
  • Date Completed: July 2016

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1200 Intrepid in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group 

1200 Intrepid is a LEED Gold office building shaped by the encounter between Robert Stern’s master plan of rectangular city blocks and James Corner’s iconic, circular Central Green Park.  The building’s double curved, pre-cast concrete façade bows inwards to create a generous urban canopy that responds to the ‘shock wave’ of the park’s circular running track, activity pods and planting vignettes – rippling outwards like rings in water to invade the building’s footprint. Shaped by the city grid, the cornice and remaining elevations return to the orthogonal design of the Navy Yard’s master plan, forming the building’s double curve and melding the neighbourhood’s two dominant forms. Referencing the Navy Yard’s maritime history while providing much needed natural light, a functioning periscope penetrates the core of the building, projecting views of the Navy Yard basin into the center of the elevator lobby. Visitors and employees can admire the mothballed ships sitting in the adjacent docks while embracing Central Green Park – connecting the building and its inhabitants to their surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshoj

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshoj

  • Architects: BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: 1200 Intrepid
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshoj
  • Client: Liberty Property Trust
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Beat Schenk
  • Project Leaders: Sören Grünert (Concept), David Brown (Schematic & DD), Brandon Cook (CD), Michelle Stromsta (CA)
  • Team: Annette Miller, Aran Coakley, Armen Menendian, Douglass Alligood, Natalie Kwee, Peter Lee, Taylor Hewett, Terry Lallak, Thomas Fagan, Thea Sofie Gassenholm
  • Collaborators: Environetics, In-Posse, LRSLA, Pennoni, Re:Vision
  • Size in m2: 29.250
  • Date: 29/06/2015

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Captain’s House in Shohola, Pennsylvania by Bromley Caldari Architects PC

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Bromley Caldari Architects PC 

The client, a retired Army captain, asked us to design an urban loft on a steep, wooded, rocky site overlooking the Delaware River in rural Shohola, Pennsylvania.  The house is an escape from New York City and a laboratory for ideas – a place to read and work, pace and think.  A place where indoors and outdoors blur.

The design is made of two intersecting rectangular volumes.

Image Courtesy © Bromley Caldari Architects PC

Image Courtesy © Bromley Caldari Architects PC

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Wyndridge Farms in York, Pennsylvania by abSketches

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Article source: abSketches

We were commissioned to develop renderings to help facilitate design and pre-sales for an event space in York, PA. abSketches also, through renderings, articulated design and architecture for our client. We worked first hand with the client and their in house construction team to develop design intent and direction. With the help of our renderings, Wyndridge Farms was able to reserve events for 2 years out prior to breaking ground.

Image Courtesy © abSketches

Image Courtesy © abSketches

  • Architects: abSketches
  • Project: Wyndridge Farms
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3DS Max, Vray, Photoshop

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Building 18: Anthropologie Brand Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The adaptive reuse of Building 18 in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard is the latest addition to the award-winning, multi-phased corporate campus MSR has designed for Urban Outfitters. Built in 1904, it is the largest single-story building for an individual brand on the campus. The new office space features, layout, and aesthetic provide an atmosphere where creativity can flourish.

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Image Courtesy © MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

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Herkules Machine Factory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Ian Shaw Architekten

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: Ian Shaw Architekten

This classic example of the machine aesthetic houses the US administrative headquarters for the HerkulesGroup, a world leader in the manufacture of roll machining equipment.

Image Courtesy © Ian Shaw Architekten

  • Architects: Ian Shaw Architekten
  • Project: Herkules Machine Factory
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA by SMP Architects

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: SMP Architects

Youth United for Change, a teenage activist group in this distressed urban neighborhood, was instrumental in charging the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to create a smaller high school that would encourage students to graduate rather than drop out with little hope for the future. Coupled with this request was their desire for “a green school” that would provide a bright, healthy learning environment, in contrast to their home living conditions.

Image Courtesy SMP Architects

  • Architects: SMP Architects
  • Project: Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: SRK Architects
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 88,450 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 4PM, but open to public 7 days a week and after 4:30
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $25,000,000.00

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Bridge-Studio in Easton, Pennsylvania by Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Hanrahan Meyers Architects

Bridge-Studio is a new artist studio building in Easton, Pennsylvania, designed for a couple who are both artists and gallery owners in New York City. Bridge-Studio houses a painting studio for the husband on the east side, and a writing studio on the west side. An open air breezeway runs through the center of Bridge-Studio, connecting back to the site with an entry ramp to the north. Bridge-Studio is entered by walking up the entry ramp, into the open breezeway overlooking the Delaware River, approximately 120 feet below the site.

Image Courtesy Hanrahan Meyers Architects

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