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JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE in Illinois by RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH and Demonica Kemper Architects

Joliet Junior College (JJC), a community college based in Joliet, Illinois, is the first public community college founded in the United States. The building is cladded with 650 m² of öko skin a concrete facade by Rieder and designed by Demonica Kemper Architects.

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

Image Courtesy © RIEDER SMART ELEMENTS GMBH

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Chameleon Shotgun in Texas by Zui Ng with ZDES

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Article source: Zui Ng with ZDES

Situated at Historical Fourth ward Houston, Texas, Shotgun Chameleon (designed and build by Zui Ng with ZDES) is Inspired by Gulf Coast raised shotgun houses and versatility of chameleon skin. The design emphasizes programmatic flexibility and response to climate. The chameleon-like front screen element provides a myriad of facade possibilities to adapt this design to different urban contexts and to a variety of solar/ wind orientations. Possibilities include wood siding painted to blend with the street-scape, billboards where commercial uses are feasible on the ground floor, louvered wood (vertical or horizontal depending on orientation) to allow for breezes while blocking direct sun and providing privacy, solar panel screen to harvest solar energy, or vine covered screens reminiscent of French quarter balconies. As for the alternating wood slats screen on the sides, they provides privacy for both residents and the neighbors while allowing sunlight and wind to move through the house. A double height glass windows frame an ever evolving urban view at the South and a floor to ceiling opening frame the four seasons views of nature at the north.

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

Image Courtesy © Zui Ng with ZDES

  • Architects: Zui Ng with ZDES
  • Project: Chameleon Shotgun
  • Location: Fourth ward, Houston, Texas, U.S.A
  • Software used: Photoshop

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NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC) in New York by SHoP Architects

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: SHoP Architects

Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

Image Courtesy © SHoP Architects PC

  • Architects: SHoP Architects
  • Project: NATIONAL VETERANS RESOURCE COMPLEX (NVRC)
  • Location: Syracuse, New York, U.S.A

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Mar Vista House in California by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: Design Initiatives

The latest Design Initiatives project is for a new ground-up construction of 2 story single family house with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in charming Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California.

It has minimal, clean, soft and organically waived surfaces for relaxing and joyful experience what resting at home should be. In the same time the very practical and functional layout will support the young couple with two kids in their everyday routine.

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

Image Courtesy © Design Initiatives

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Mar Vista House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D MAX, Photoshop
  • Credits : Design Initiatives – Vlado Valkof, Ana Veselinova, Constantine Dimitrov, Konstantin Kyosev, Elena Takova; MS Consulting – structural; Perfect Design – MEP & environmental
  • Area: 3,220 sq. ft.
  • Date: 2016
  • Status: Under construction

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433 Broadway in New York by RKTB Architects, P.C.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: RKTB Architects, P.C.

This new six-story office building in Manhattan’s historic SoHo Cast Iron District interprets the rhythms and proportions established by surrounding landmark buildings while providing efficient, modern, mixed-use commercial and office space plus a top-floor penthouse within its more than 37,000 allowable square feet.

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

Image Courtesy © Albert Vecerka of ESTO

  • Architects: RKTB Architects, P.C.
  • Project: 433 Broadway
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Albert Vecerka of ESTO

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360 House in Oregon Coast by Bora Architects

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Article source: Bora Architects

Perched above the beach at the edge of the tree line, this vacation home allows the dramatic Oregon Coast to take center stage. The design maintains sightlines from the sheltered forest to the open coastline with a minimal structure of glass and steel. Atop the two-story, transparent box, the copper-clad green roof is an elevated slab of native ferns and grasses.

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

Image Courtesy © Bora Architects

  • Architects: Bora Architects
  • Project: 360 House
  • Location: Oregon Coast, U.S.A

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New Assisted Living & Memory Care Community in NEW YORK by SLCE Architects

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Article source: SLCE Architects

Welltower Inc. (NYSE:HCN), a leader in health care infrastructure, and partner Hines, the international real estate firm, today unveiled the first rendering of a 15-story, 125,000-square-foot property they will develop at 139 East 56th Street on the northeast corner of Lexington Avenue and 56th Street in midtown Manhattan. The property, designed by SLCE Architects, LLP, is an as-of-right development that will have retail at its base and a senior living and memory care community above.

Image Courtesy © SLCE Architects

Image Courtesy © SLCE Architects

  • Architects: SLCE Architects
  • Project: New Assisted Living & Memory Care Community
  • Location:  New York, U.S.A

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Boston’s Tallest Residential Building in Boston by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP 

Construction is under way for a 61-story residential tower that will house a hotel and luxury condominiums in Boston’s historic Back Bay. The building, known as Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, is being designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (Henry N. Cobb and Roy Barris, lead designers) and Cambridge Seven Associates (Gary Johnson, lead designer), collaborating architects. It will be the tallest building to rise in Boston since the John Hancock Tower, also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and completed in 1976.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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IN|OUT in Stinson Beach, California by WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Article source: WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture

This residence is situated along the mountainous coastline north of San Francisco and sited to take advantage of spectacular views towards the Pacific Ocean and surrounding state park.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: WNUK SPURLOCK Architecture
  • Project: IN|OUT
  • Location: Stinson Beach, California, U.S.A.
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Software used: Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, a BIM software like Revit.
  • Year: November 2012
  • Principal in Charge: Joseph E. Wnuk, AIA, LEED AP, Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA, LEED AP
  • Architect of Record: William Kirsch & Associates
  • Construction Manager: Hayden Collective
  • MEP Engineer: Sustainable Design and Project Management
  • Structural Engineer: Andersson Woodrow Structural & Architectural Engineering

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Authentix Boutique in Los Angeles, CA by the UP studio

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: the UP studio

Authentix, located in Los Angeles CA, is a custom sneaker boutique designed to create flexibility while accommodating the client’s budget and time frame. This custom display system allows for the client to easily create multiple configurations as needed.

Image Courtesy © Carlton Beener

Image Courtesy © Carlton Beener

  • Architects: the UP studio
  • Project: Authentix Boutique
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
  • Photography: Carlton Beener
  • Completed: 2014
  • Size: 1,820 SF
  • Millwork: MakeTime

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