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Urban Revitalization in Long Beach, California by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

In any major city, there are certain areas that become, or have always been, rough around the edges, driving residents away and contributing to a sense of urban decay. Whether through neglect, a shift in demographics, a change in the local economy, or other market forces, these areas become not just an eyesore, but a blight on the neighborhood. And so it was with a section of town in East Long Beach, California, which had deteriorated to the point of being a place that most residents of the city actively avoided.

Image Courtesy © Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Image Courtesy © Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

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Kings Road in Los Angeles, California by Shapiro Joyal Studio

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Article source: Shapiro Joyal Studio

Shapiro Joyal Studio designed the interiors of a Hollywood writer-director’s home in one of LA architect Lorcan O’Herlihy’s West Hollywood multi-family gems. The home is perfect for entertaining family and guests.

View from central atrium looking East onto Kings Road. Items include a Noguchi lantern, solid walnut barstools from Bassam Fellows in New York, and two custom Paola Lenti wool felt rugs. Dining table is from Speke Klein in Canada with Hans Wegner oak wishbone chairs from Jules Seltzer in Los Angeles. ,Image Courtesy © Shapiro Joyal Studio

View from central atrium looking East onto Kings Road. Items include a Noguchi lantern, solid walnut barstools from Bassam Fellows in New York, and two custom Paola Lenti wool felt rugs. Dining table is from Speke Klein in Canada with Hans Wegner oak wishbone chairs from Jules Seltzer in Los Angeles. ,Image Courtesy © Shapiro Joyal Studio

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Lake Sammamish State Park Bathhouse in Issaquah, Washington by Patano Studio Architecture

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Lake Sammamish State Park Redevelopment is organized around the fundamental principal of integrating the buildings with the landscape and the landscape with the buildings, blurring the distinctions between the two disciplines. Patano Studio Architecture’s competition winning entry in 2003 centered on this concept as an opportunity and methodology for unifying the 512 acre park with a consistent and understandable language involving built and landscaped elements.

Image Courtesy © Patano Studio Architecture

Image Courtesy © Patano Studio Architecture

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Project: Lake Sammamish State Park Bathhouse
  • Location: Issaquah, Washington, US
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Size: 5,430 sqft
  • Awards: 2008 aia what makes it green
  • Status: Built
  • Year: 2015
  • Budget: $2m

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Khabele Elementary Expansion in Austin, Texas by Derrington Building Studio

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Article source: Derrington Building Studio

In 2013, the Khabele School purchased a 4-acre property with an existing daycare facility to expand their rapidly growing elementary program. In the school’s initial meeting with Derrington Building Studio principal, Tim Derrington, their directive was simple—design the campus as “a village in the forest.” The school’s limited budget and tight schedule, along with the site’s sensitive environmental restrictions, posed unique challenges.

Each teacher arranged their classroom in different ways, and broke each classroom into subzones that could not have been predicted, Image Courtesy © Peter Molick Photography

Each teacher arranged their classroom in different ways, and broke each classroom into subzones that could not have been predicted, Image Courtesy © Peter Molick Photography

  • Architects: Derrington Building Studio
  • Project: Khabele Elementary Expansion
  • Location: Austin, Texas, US
  • Photography: Peter Molick Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • General Contractor
: American Constructors
  • Civil Engineer
: Thompson Land Engineering
  • Total SF
: 3432
  • MEP Engineer
: EEA Consulting Engineers
  • Year: 2015

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Matthew Knight Arena in Oregon by TVA Architects

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Article source:  TVA Architects

The Matthew Knight Arena is located to form a new east gateway to the University of Oregon campus. Providing a first impression of the University’s distinct identity, the building exemplifies the core values of progressive thinking, education and environmental stewardship of the institution. TVA Architects worked with the State of Oregon SEED program to achieve a 20 percent energy reduction below code for both the Arena and the adjacent Alumni Center.

Image Courtesy © TVA Architects

Image Courtesy © TVA Architects

 

  • Architects: TVA Architects
  • Project: Matthew Knight Arena
  • Location: Oregon, US

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Stockyards Place in Kansas, Missouri by KEM STUDIO

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Article source: KEM STUDIO

KEM STUDIO Boosts West Bottoms Revitalization with Luxury Apartments at Stockyards Place in Kansas City, MO, USA. $7 million project adds 11 apartments and retail space in this up-and-coming area

The new Stockyards Place apartment complex at 1515 Genessee Street, Kansas City, is now completed and the luxury apartments are available to rent. Designed by KEM STUDIO, a firm fusing architecture and industrial design, the Stockyards Place apartments offer contemporary living options and a first floor designed for commercial/retail space in this up-and-coming Stockyards District of the West Bottoms neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO

Image Courtesy © KEM STUDIO

  • Architects: KEM STUDIO
  • Project: Stockyards Place
  • Location: Kansas, Missouri, US

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VIMOB Valle del in Cauca, Colombia by Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Article source: Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos

VIMOB was born from the notion of creating a shelter in an area of difficult access; a place where building a traditional construction would be limited by transport of materials and labor. It is a modular housing solution, based on the concept of prefabrication and assembly, capable of holding the essential space of a traditional construction in a practical, flexible, attractive and modern prototype. It is structured from carefully studied modules, articulated with harmony and sobriety in a cozy atmosphere, allowing the enjoyment of the environment and providing an image of high standing.

Image Courtesy © Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi

Image Courtesy © Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi

  • Architects: Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos
  • Project: VIMOB Valle del
  • Location: Corregimiento de Matapalo, Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Photography: Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Design Team: Felipe Lerma, Juan Sebastián Saavedra, Laura Lerma, Giovanella Astudillo, Darío Conde
  • Video:Alfredo Van-Arcken, Leonardo Botero, Felipe Orvi
  • Area: 37 M2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Fennell Residence in Portland, Oregon by Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Article source: Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

Approaching the Fennell Residence from a dock on the Willamette River, you first notice the sweep of curved glue-laminated beams balance with the rich hue of exposed Western Red Cedar shingles in curvilinear patterns and copper roofing.

The wave-like motions of this East elevation are simple reflections of  the interior spaces, Image Courtesy © Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

The wave-like motions of this East elevation are simple reflections of the interior spaces, Image Courtesy © Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect

  • Architects: Robert Harvey Oshatz, Architect
  • Project: Fennell Residence
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, US
  • Software used: MicroStation
  • Structural engineer: TKSE Consulting Engineers
  • General contractor: Even Construction
  • Gross square footage: 2,153 square feet or 200 square meters
  • 1st floor area: 1,615 square feet or 150 square meters, 2nd floor area: 753 square feet or 70 square meters
  • Float construction: Douglas Fir Logs, steel stringers ~ 6 ½ feet or 2 meters on center.
  • Size of structure: 29 ½ feet or 9m  x 69 feet or 21m,  Height: 21 feet or 6.4m
  • Mechanical system: Gas, forced air heating. Air conditioning. Wired for internet. (more…)

Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School in Arkansas by Marlon Blackwell Architect

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Article source: Marlon Blackwell Architect

The Montessori Elementary School sits in the small triangular remainder of a site prone to flooding and houses classrooms, a conference room, and a new commercial kitchen.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
  • Project: Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, US 
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, 3ds MAX, Maxwell
  • Team: Meryati Johari Blackwell, Assoc. AIA, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP BD+D Bradford Payne, Assoc. AIA, Michael Pope Jonathan Boelkins, AIA Justin Hershberger, Assoc. AIA Stephen Reyenga, Assoc. AIA William Burks, Assoc. AIA
  • Engineer(s):
    • MEP: HP Engineering Inc.
    • Civil: Bates & Associates, Inc.
  • Structural: Myers-Beatty Engineering, PLLC
  • Landscape: Appian Inc.
  • General contractor: Nabholz Construction Corporation
  • Metal Panel: T 10-A Metal Wall Panel

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Hill House in Winthrop, Washington by David Coleman Architecture

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: David Coleman Architecture

This is a modest, sustainable building with a big presence in a big landscape.

The Hill House sits on a long, narrow, rocky ridge line, sloping gently to the south and steeply to the east and west. Site conditions dictated a long, narrow structure, and client expectations suggested a building deeply rooted in the landscape. The resulting project is conceived as a habitable landscape, a place to gather, shelter and rest, closely aligned with the rugged beauty of the site and responsive to the natural conditions.

Image Courtesy © David Coleman Architecture

Image Courtesy © David Coleman Architecture

  • Architects: David Coleman Architecture
  • Project: Hill House
  • Location: Winthrop, Washington, US
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Heated Area: 1,100 SF
  • Outdoor Living Area: 1,100 SF

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