Posts Tagged ‘USA’
Friday, July 21st, 2017
Article source: Dan Brunn Architecture
Dan Brunn Architecture created a surreal, minimalist space for diners to experience Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills, CA, through a narrative of allusion and light. This subtle surrealism begins with the façade, which beckons guests to enter a threshold subdivided by delicately intersecting planes. The transition from city street to refuge—chaos to serenity—is experienced on multiple levels. Instead of relying on restaurant design clichés, the architect elected “to step through the looking glass” with this design, upending ordinary representations of sushi restaurants. The result is a simple yet substantial visual array inspired by traditional Japanese materials, culture, and lifestyle.
Image Courtesy © Taiyo Watanabe
- Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture (Dan Brunn, AIA, principal)
- Project: Yojisan Sushi
- Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
- Photography: Taiyo Watanabe
- General Contractor: Tokyo Construction, Inc.
- Graphics/Logo: 6 Degrees LA
- Audio Video: Swayd Systems
- Exterior Sign: Tako Tyko
- Size: 1,657 square feet
Friday, July 14th, 2017
Article source: Specht Architects
This house is located on the Atlantic coast in New Jersey. The lot is on the beachfront, but very small, tucked away from the street, and had many code-regulated square-footage and height restrictions. The challenge was to create something open and light-filled that takes advantage of its beautiful setting, yet uses every available square inch of buildable area allowed by law. The house was designed for a family of five. The upper level features a beachfront master suite, and each child has their own, uniquely styled “ship’s cabin”. The lower level includes a guest room / office, lounge, elevated hot tub area, and a large living / dining / kitchen space. All of this fits within a compact 2500 square foot envelope.
Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorensen
- Architects: Specht Architects
- Project: Beach Haven Residence
- Location: Long Beach Island, New Jersey, USA
- Photography: Taggart Sorensen
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The A-to-Z House by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop wins a 2017 Architecture Award from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASF).
The A-to-Z House proposes an alternative to conventional approaches for expanding an outmoded San Francisco home. Perched on a hillside in Golden Gate Heights, a modest single story 1934 developer vernacular structure had limited space and failed to take advantage of expansive views of Sutro Tower, Golden Gate Park, Sausalito, and the Bay. But rather than replacing or merely attaching to the existing structure, the A-to-Z strategy seizes upon the existing forms – scaling, repeating, and manipulating found objects into a contextual collection of structures comprising a dynamic home immersed in its surroundings.
Perspective of Nested Volumes, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte
- Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop (Dan Spiegel, SAW)
- Project: A-to-Z House
- Location: San Francisco, California, USA
- Photography: Bruce Damonte
- Landscape Architect: Megumi Aihara, SAW
- Project Collaborators: Dustin Stephens, Monica Sanga, Osma Dossani
- Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
- Completed: 2016
Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Article source: Tsao & McKown Architects
Nestled into the tree line at the top of a gentle rise, the house folds and unfolds to take advantage of sweeping panoramic views, and wraps upon itself to form an intimate courtyard against the forest’s edge.
The building is conceived as movement through a Fibonacci spiral. The resulting plan allows a graceful progression through the rooms, spiraling up to the highest point, a cozy aerie. The architecture considers the qualities of the light and views throughout the day and seasons, and offers optimal arrangements for different experiences, from breakfast, to midday recreation, to star-gazing from bed.
Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel
- Architects: Tsao & McKown Architects
- Project: Berkshire Mountain House
- Location: Alfred, Massachusetts, USA
- Photography: Eric Laignel
- Project Team: Calvin Tsao FAIA, Zack McKown FAIA, Richard Rhodes, Drew Stuart, Mark Anderson, Randi Mageli
- Gross sq.ft.: 7,000 sq. ft.
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
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Article source: TPG Architecture
TPG Architecture recently completed designing 50,000 square feet of space for Blue Mountain Capital, a prestigious asset management firm, at the 12th floor of 280 Park Avenue in Manhattan
Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture
- Architects: TPG Architecture
- Project: BlueMountain Capital Management
- Location: Manhattan, New York, USA
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Article source: BNIM Architects
BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was complet-ed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, dry laboratory, catering/café, health center, fitness center, lecture hall, multi-purpose learning and conference space to the campus. Both buildings have received LEED gold certification.
Image Courtesy © BNIM Architects
- Architects: BNIM Architects
- Project: Pacific Center Campus Development
- Location: San Diego, California, USA
- Software used: Revit
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Article source: Dan Brunn Architecture
Los Angeles-based architect Dan Brunn, AIA, Principal of Dan Brunn Architecture, redesigned the 3,600-square-foot former Janss Family residence—a hub associated with the contemporary L.A. art scene in the 1970s and 1980s—by using his minimalist aesthetic, while incorporating design cues from the home’s original architect Frank Gehry, FAIA. The entire first floor was gutted to create an open-air plan that accommodates work and display space for the owner, artist James Jean, as well as domestic necessities. Interiors are arranged around an existing oversized rectangular skylight. New windows were added to bring additional natural light into the kitchen and living areas. Brunn created a dynamic undulating staircase wall and utilized primary building materials—such as wood, concrete, and glass—as a nod to the architectural shapes and material palette famously used by Gehry at the time.
Image Courtesy © Brandon Shigeta
- Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
- Project: Hide Out
- Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
- Photography: Brandon Shigeta
- Contractor: Realco Creations
- Structural Engineer: Salas Design Company
- Landscape Design: Kaisei‐en
- Size: 3,600 square feet; 2 floors
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
Article source: Blaze Makoid Architecture
Martis Camp is a 2,200 acre multigenerational ski and golf club located between historic Truckee, California, and Lake Tahoe. Over 600 one to five acre single family lots are planned with small groups of lots being released at a time. This 6,000 square foot development project is sited on an acre of steeply sloping, wooded terrain, with phenomenal views of the Carson mountain range to the north and west. The placement and footprint of the house preserves the natural site features through minimal grading and tree removal.
Image Courtesy © Vance Fox & Henrybuilt
- Architects: Blaze Makoid Architecture
- Project: Martis Camp 506
- Location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA
- Photography: Vance Fox & Henrybuilt
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Article source: Clickspring Design
Most who have visited a distillery know that entering an active barrel house is a profound olfactory experience. Over a period of five or more years, as a barrel of whiskey matures, a portion of its contents is lost to evaporation. This inevitable process, multiplied by thousands of barrels, creates the “angel’s share”, a scent that blankets the building in a delightfully unmistakable aroma. The angel’s share is one of the first characteristics that welcomes visitors to Barrel House 1-14 at the Jack Daniel Distillery.
Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue
- Architects: Clickspring Design
- Project: Jack Daniel’s Barrel House 1-14
- Location: Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA
- Photography: Andrew Pogue
- Software used: Revit, Autocad, and Adobe Creative Suite
- Lead Architects: Tuck-Hinton Architects
- Client: Brown-Forman
- Project Management: JLL
- Landscape Architect: Shadley Associates
- General Contractor: Messer Construction