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Arcus Center For Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College in Michigan by Studio Gang Architects

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang Architects 

Historically, convening for social justice has taken place in informal settings—a church basement, a living room, or even around a kitchen table.

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership brings these discussions up from the basement and squarely into public consciousness.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

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The Harbour Luxury Lakefront Community in Sandusky, Ohio by Chelsea Building Products

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Chelsea Building Products

Situated on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH, The Harbour has seen its share of extreme weather. Most notably in 2008 and again in 2010, the 188-unit luxury community experienced severe hailstorms that damaged the cedar siding on many of its buildings.

Left with unrepairable and highly noticeable damage, the HOA sought a replacement for the exteriors that could be installed efficiently and withstand anything Mother Nature may have in mind. They found Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding, the only product that could match the refined look and color of the original cedar, while remaining impervious to all kinds of severe weather – from harsh sunlight and heat to wind, subzero temperatures, and even hail.

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Galeria Melissa in New York by Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

When we visited the place where the Gallery would be located, we felt that the space provided a cozy distance from the pace of the city. We then drew a parallel with the older shelters in existence – the caves. It was based on this reflection that we developed the project. Designed in partnership with Edson Matsuo, Grendene’s design director, the Melissa Gallery was designed to harmonize with the concept of a shelter, of refuge in the middle of a megalopolis. Floor, wall and ceiling were built with the same finish to stress this impression, and the shoes are arranged in small increases in both wall and floor that evoke stalagmites – the cave formations that protrude from cave floors towards the ceiling.

Image Courtesy © Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

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LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill in New York by Giorgio Borruso Design

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design

LEGACY AND INNOVATION

Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.

As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design

  • Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
  • Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: FormZ

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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Franklin Mountain House in Texas by hazelbaker rush

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: hazelbaker rush

The Franklin Mountains extend into the north end of El Paso like a peninsula of rocky wilderness into the urban landscape of the city, rising 2500 feet above the Rio Grande river valley.  The home site is set in the foothills of the Franklins 800 feet above the city perched just above a small canyon with unobstructed views of downtown El Paso and Juarez to the south.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn

  • Architects: hazelbaker rush
  • Project: Franklin Mountain House
  • Location: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Photography:  Casey Dunn,  hazelbaker rush
  • Area: 5200 sf
  • Completed: 2015

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City by STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS 

The expansion of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art fuses architecture with landscape to create an experiential architecture that unfolds for visitors as it is perceived through each individual’s movement through space and time. The new addition, named the Bloch Building, engages the existing sculpture garden, transforming the entire Museum site into the precinct of the visitor’s experience. The new addition extends along the eastern edge of the campus, and is distinguished by five glass lenses, traversing from the existing building through the Sculpture Park to form new spaces and angles of vision. The innovative merging of landscape, architecture and art was executed through close collaboration with museum curators and artists, to achieve a dynamic and supportive relationship between art and architecture.

Image Courtesy © STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

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Paperless Post’s Headquarters in New York City by +ADD

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Article source: +ADD 

The Global Headquarters located in New York City. Located in the historical twin gothic towers that compose Trinity Centre located  in the vibrant and ever changing Financial District. The new space will house 250 employees. Having mainly northern light to work  with we selected a bright pallet including natural ash wood, the company’s pallet of black and white plus brushed brass accents  in light fixtures and hardware elements to accomplish a strong interior space. We allocated resources to where they were most  needed, including a welcoming lobby/lounge space that portrays the company’s graphic mastery into architectural elements using  ash wood louvered panels and glass as the main characters.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal

  • Architects: +ADD
  • Project: Paperless Post’s Headquarters
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal
  • Client: Paperless Post / Capital Properties
  • MEP/FP Engineer: MGEngineering D.P.C.
  • General Contractor: Sentinel Builders LLC
  • Project Area: 36,000 sq ft
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Status: Built

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Spring Street Salt Shed in New York by Dattner Architects

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source: Dattner Architects

Located at the terminus of Canal Street at the Hudson River, the Salt Shed’s crystalline, faceted planes enliven this highly visible structure. The cast-in-place concrete structure tapers toward the bottom—creating more pedestrian space—and rises from a glazed moat that will be illuminated at night. The Salt Shed’s solid, crystalline surface acts as a counterpoint to the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage, directly across Spring Street to the north. Rising nearly 70 feet, the shed houses 5,000 tons of salt and has already become an iconic landmark at this important intersection.

Image Courtesy © Field Condition

  • Architects: Dattner Architects
  • Project: Spring Street Salt Shed
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Field Condition, Albert Vecerka/Esto

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35HP in New York by Joeb Moore & Partners

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Article source: Joeb Moore & Partners

The renovation/addition of this Tudor style residence in Rye, New York links the home to its exterior by adding light filled program and circulation. While maximizing the habitable use of the site, the addition also responds to the key parameters of the existing home, preserving its character and history within the suburban neighborhood context.

Image Courtesy © David Sundberg/Esto

  • Architects: Joeb Moore & Partners
  • Project: 35HP
  • Location: Rye, New York, USA
  • Photography: David Sundberg/Esto and Dorothy Hong
  • Collaborators:

    • General Contractor: Prutting & Company Custom Builders
    • Structural Engineer: Edward Stanley Engineers LLC
    • Civil Enginner: Frangione Engineering, LLC
    • Interior Design: DB Design
  • Design Principal: Joeb Moore
  • Project Manager: Doug Patt
  • Gross Built Area: 4815 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2014

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