Posts Tagged ‘U.S.A.’
Friday, August 12th, 2016
Article source: DeMotte Architects
This project started out as an addition/remodel to a really nice little cape…”we’d like to remove the roof and build a second story addition”. This kind of project usually leads to extensive remodeling of the first floor, at which point you’re very close to the cost of just building a new house. One I heard “we’d also like taller ceilings on the first floor”, that’s when the decision was made to tear down the house & build a new house in it’s place.
Image Courtesy © DeMotte Architects
- Architects: DeMotte Architects (Brad DeMotte)
- Project: Custom home in Westport CT
- Location: Westport CT, U.S.A
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Article source: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room. Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change. To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more experiential garden path.
Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher
- Architects: Mary Barensfeld Architecture
- Project: Hilgard Garden
- Location: Berkeley, California, U.S.A
- Photography: Joe Fletcher
- Contractor: 5 Elements Design & Construction / Troy Martinez
- Garden Maintenance: Michelle Bayba
- Tree Source: Marca Dickie Nursery
- Area: 23’ x 50’
- Garden Completed: March 2012
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
Audentes Therapeutics is a biotechnology company that is pioneering the development and commercialization of gene therapy treatments for people with serious and rare diseases. They take pride in strong, global relationships with the patient, research, medical, and business communities with whom they work to improve the lives of patients.
To accommodate their growing team, Audentes hired Blitz to design 22,000 square feet of office space over two floors in a multi-floor, class-A office building in San Francisco, California. The new office includes both open office and private office workstations; a collaborative all hands space; conference center; and collaborative work cafe. The office also offers stunning views of several San Francisco landmarks including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid.
Image Courtesy © Jasper Sanidad
- Architects: Blitz Architecture + Interiors
- Project: Audentes Therapeutics Office
- Location: 600 California Street, 16th and 17th Floors, San Francisco, CA
- Photography: Jasper Sanidad
- Software used: REVIT
- Seth Hanley: Principal-in-Charge
- Abby Lubniewski: Project Designer
- Abby Berube: Furniture Specialist
- Kimberley O’Dowd: Construction Administration
- John Hunter: Specifications
- Size: 22,000 SF
- Completion: April 2016
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: LarsonO’Brien
Banker Wire recently collaborated with architects in Detroit to deliver a custom metal mesh solution for the renovation and historical preservation of a more than 90-year-old parking garage in the heart of the city.
Originally built in 1924, the parking garage at 801 West Lafayette Blvd. was one of two buildings on the Detroit News complex – the other being the home of the namesake newspaper. The garage was constructed for Detroit News employees and delivery vehicles. In 2014, Bedrock Management bought both buildings to serve Bedrock employees and other corporate tenants. Renovations began immediately with the preservation of their historic design elements top-of-mind.
Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.
The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood. The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure. Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site. The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.
Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
- Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
- Project: Empty Nester Residence
- Location: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A
- Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
- Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
- General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group
- Area: 2,400 ft² / 222.97 m²
- Project: 2011-2013
- Completion Date: 2013
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
When designing their “green” 5,000 sq. ft. Washington, DC-area Victorian home, Matt MacPhail and his wife, Ann Lyles MacPhail, were committed to using sustainable, efficient building techniques and materials. They also agreed on one rather unorthodox requirement: a professionally designed, acoustically superlative recording studio for their thriving audio production business, News At Eleven Productions. Located 22 feet below street level in the sub-basement of the MacPhails’ home, their new facility is called Undisclosed Location Studios, a tongue-in-cheek reference to its convenient proximity to the political power centers of downtown DC and the Pentagon.
ISO 1 towards CR, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Article source: Gensler
The Gensler designed AltaSea project is a campus for innovation situated at City Dock #1 in the Port of Los Angeles. Along the 35 acre-campus, historic buildings and new architecture are woven together via public parks and plazas, and connected to the district’s growing waterfront. The project brings together people to expand science-based understanding of the ocean; incubate and sustain ocean-related businesses; and pioneer new ocean-related education programs. AltaSea inspires its users, visitors, and the creators of the next generation to live a more sustainable life through its research and connection to the ocean.
ALTASEA CAMPUS AERIAL VIEW, Image Courtesy © Gensler
- Architects: Gensler
- Project: ALTASEA
- Location: City Dock #1, The Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, California, U.S.A
- Design Team: Gensler
- Gensler Team: Li Wen, Peter Barsuk, Melanie McArtor, John Martin, Joe Tarr, Marc Cucco, Daniel Lee, Robert Garlipp, Nambi Gardner, Elizabeth Brink
- Primary consultants: Dangermond Keane Architecture, Rios Clementi Hale Landscape Architecture, Holmes Culley Structural Engineer, GLUMAC MEP Engineer, KPFF Civil Engineer, Page and Turnbull Historic, TJP Engineering Seawater System
- Berth 56 = 40,000 SF
- Warehouse 57 = 62,000 SF
- Warehouses 58,59,60 = 180,000 SF
- Completion: Phased from 2017 – 2023
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Article source: ikon.5 architects
Set within the existing Bedford building of The City University of New York, the Medgar Evers College Library transforms an existing 45,000 square foot traditional library into a modern information commons. A new addition, located adjacent to the library, adds a glassy 2,000 square foot welcome center that gives the library a more civic presence on the street while providing new front door to the College along Bedford Avenue.
Image Courtesy © ikon.5 architects
- Architects: ikon.5 architects
- Project: CUNY Medgar Evers College Library
- Location: New York, U.S.A
- Electrical: Rockmor Electric
- Mechanical: King Freeze
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Article source: Banker Wire
The design architect of a new building addition and renovation project at the University of Michigan says the firm “pushed the envelope” with the help of Banker Wire.
Banker Wire metal mesh was specified for the railing infill of a new pedestrian bridge, which provides access to the new Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering building – an addition to the George Granger Brown (G.G. Brown) Memorial Laboratories building on North Campus in Ann Arbor.
Spanning more than 50 feet, the bridge had a significant impact on the overall design, and as a result needed to mimic the new building’s predominant design feature – a giant LED wall showing abstract samples of active lab work.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire
- Manufacturer: Banker Wire
- Project: G.G. Brown Building Addition – University of Michigan
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Article source: J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten
The Miami Design District, a neighborhood dedicated to innovative art, design and architecture, has commissioned The Museum Garage to be built as part of its Phase III development.
It is a seven-story mixed-use structure with ground-floor retail and the capacity for 800 vehicles. Curated by Terence Riley of K/R (Keenen/Riley), the project will feature five dramatically different façades by WORKac, J.MAYER.H, Clavel Arquitectos, Nicolas Buffe and K/R (Keenen/Riley). The building will also feature a mural by Sagmeister & Walsh.
Image Courtesy © J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten
- Architects: J. MAYER H. und Partner Architekten
- Project: MUSEUM GARAGE – Artistic façade design for a parking garage
- Location: Miami, Florida, U.S.A
- Software used: ArchiCad and Rhino
- Client: Miami Design District
- Partner in Charge: Juergen Mayer H.
- Project Architect: Wilko Hoffmann
- Team: Marcus Blum, Fabrizio Silvano
- Project Date: 2014-2017
- Completion: 2017