Posts Tagged ‘USA’
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Sited in an existing small level clearing at the top of a steeply sloping Mill Valley lot surrounded by mature cedar and redwood trees, this 640 square foot guest house is designed to serve multiple generations and functions; a guest room for visiting parents and friends, a media room, and a hangout space for teenage children. The porch and media room are situated on the more open side of the site and the guest room is tucked into the trees.
Image Courtesy © David Wakely
- Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
- Project: Mill Valley Guesthouse
- Location: Mill Valley, California, USA
- Photography: David Wakely
- Design Team: Eric Haesloop, Mark Hoffman
- Geotechnical & Civil Engineer: DAC Associates
- Structural: Fratessa, Forbes & Wong
- Landscape: Outerspace Landscape Architecture
- General Contractor: Hennessey Construction
- Area: 640 sq. ft.
- Project Year: 2016
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: NADAAA
The Rock Creek House is an adaptive re-use project of a 1920’s brick structure that was originally composed of two floors, with a mechanical basement and attic. This adaptation leverages the robustness of the existing structure to capture the attic and basement to double the house’s size, while expanding its functions into the landscape.
Image Courtesy © John Horner
- Architects: NADAAA
- Project: Rock Creek House
- Location: Washington D.C., USA
- Photography: John Horner
- Software used: Autocad, Rhino
- Principals: Nader Tehrani; Katherine Faulkner, AIA
- Project Manager: Harry Lowd
- Project team: Sarah Dunbar, Remon Alberts, John Houser, Stephen Saude, Jonathan Palazzolo, Lisa Lostritto, Parke Macdowell, David Richmond, Dane Assmusen, Ghazal Abbasy-Asbagh, Mehdi Alibakhshian, Sina Mesdaghi, Tom Beresford, Dan Gallagher
- Structural Engineer: SGH
- Mechanical Engineer: Allied Consulting Engineering
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Article source: Banker Wire
Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability.
A total of four elevators were redesigned and clad with Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh, in concert with frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire
- Manufacturer: Banker Wire
- Project: New York City Offices Complemented with Fashionable, Durable Banker Wire Mesh in Elevator Cabs
- Location: Manhattan, New York City, USA
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The Queens Hospital EMS station was commissioned by the design excellence initiative process implemented by the New York City Department of Design and Construction, for the Fire Department of New York City.
Kathryn Dean, Principal for Dean/Wolf Architects explains the design by staying “I am interested in the capacity for architecture to convey identity and meaning through emotional resonance. I believe this happens through the impact of materials and form coming together in a particular place… In order to understand the building, it is important to understand two departure points: First, the building was commissioned shortly after 9/11. Second, when I work, I often build intuitive paper models to investigate ideas. When I received the commission, I started making these models. After several more rational schemes, the double horizontal bars emerged. It took me a bit of thought to realize why this felt right. They were my own deep emotional response to the fallen towers.”
The diagonal form pulses with the anticipation of movement, embodying the programmatic need for immediate action and energizing the community with a sense of engagement, Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol
- Architects: Dean/Wolf Architects
- Project: Restless Response: Emergency Medical Station 50 at Queens Hospital
- Location: New York City, USA
- Photography: Paul Warchol
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group
Blue Table Post, an ultra-modern video/audio post-production complex with an artisan-based creative philosophy and a high technology core is already drawing stars to its brand new, top-flight suites. A long-time dream of triple Emmy-winning editor Oliver Lief, the complex was designed to support his creative talents and, those of Emmy-winning recording mixer/sound designer Rich Cutler and senior colorist/vfx artist Begonia Colomar. Situated in a handsomely renovated five story building, in Brooklyn’s burgeoning Boerum Hill neighborhood, Blue Table Post is a collaboration by architects Craig Shillito, Bob Kellner and Chris Inthurburn, and Architectural /Acoustic consultants, WSDG-Walters-Storyk Design Group. The first project in the door was Michelle Obama’s CNN “We Will Rise” documentary directed by Tony Gerber, for which Blue Table handled all of the editing, sound-mixing, color grading, graphics and vfx. They had the pleasure of collaborating on site with Meryl Streep for nine days of intensive writing and VO.
Blue Table Post 3D Dolby Atmos Mix Room (r-t-f), Image Courtesy © Tom Schaefer Crossley Acoustics
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Article source: Graham Baba Architects
The first half of the 20th-century was a time of growth and dignity for downtown Yakima. Presidents Roosevelt and Taft visited the emerging agricultural center where the main street featured fountains, grand theaters, and stately, multi-story brick-and-masonry buildings. By mid-century, however, most of these structures had been demolished to make way for parking lots as businesses struggled to keep their downtown relevant and residents fled to the suburbs.
Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer
- Architects: Graham Baba Architects
- Project: Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice Bar
- Location: Yakima, Washington, USA
- Photography: Lara Swimmer, Jenn LaFreniere
- Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp
Friday, March 17th, 2017
Article source: Matter Design
This play structure is situated on the sloping landscape of a mid-century modern common land, where neighborhood kids enjoy a shared backyard. The Architects Collaborative designed and developed the Five Fields neighborhood in the early 1950s hoping to foster community by creating a piece of shared common land. In the ensuing 60+ years homeowners have come and gone but the community and its care and appreciation for the common land remain. TAC conceived the neighborhood as an experiment and the community, wishing to keep the experimental spirit alive, requested a structure that is both safe and exhilarating for the kids. They wanted something that would challenge the kids without any singularly functional elements.
Image Courtesy © Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects
- Architects: Matter Design + FR|SCH Projects (Brandon Clifford, Michael Schanbacher)
- Project: Five Fields Play Structure
- Location: Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
- Project Team: Dar Adams, Courtney Apgar, Josh Apgar, Michael Leviton, Daniel Marshall, Chris McGuiness, Dan Roseman
- Graphic Design: Johanna Lobdell
- Kid Consultants: Liam Apgar, Mack Apgar, Bella Dubrovsky, Sam Leviton, Ainsley Schanbacher, Judson Schanbacher
- Size: 115 sqft / 36’ long, 18’ tall and 4’ wide 66’ zipline
- Year: 2016
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.
Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Snøhetta
SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.
Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA
- Architects: Snøhetta
- Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
- Location: San Francisco, California, USA
- Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
- Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
- Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
- Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
- Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
- Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
- EHDD Team:
- Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
- Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
- Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager
Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects
The University of Oklahoma has renovated and expanded The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The impetus of the expansion was the awarding of the Eugene B. Adkins Collection to a partnership between the University of Oklahoma and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. The Collection is among the nation’s most important private collections of works by the Taos artists as well as Native American works of art. It totals more than 3,300 objects including 1,100 two-dimensional works, 370 pieces of pottery, more than 1,600 examples of jewelry and silverwork, and nearly 250 pieces of other Native arts.
Exterior view looking southeast, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
- Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
- Project: Adkins Gallery
- Location: 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73019-3003, USA
- Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
- Client: University of Oklahoma Board of Regents
- Cost: $13 Million
- Scope: Renovation of existing gallery and addition of new galleries 54,570 s.f.
- Completion: October 2011