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Lyon Park House in Arlington, Virginia by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Lyon Park, in Arlington, Virginia is an “urban village” near Washington, DC. Most of the houses in this established neighborhood were constructed in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The houses vary in style, ranging from small single-story bungalows to larger wood and brick colonial revivalist houses. Streets are tree lined and the topography is gently rolling. After living in their house for about seven years, a young family of four hoped to transform their colonial house to better fit their lifestyle. A series of small but cozy rooms failed to connect with each other and to the deep, sloping landscaped backyard. Excluding the basement, the existing house comprised less than fourteen hundred square feet, with two bedrooms and only one full bathroom. Ideally, the transformation would retain the “sense of home” while providing spaces open to each other, additional bedrooms and a better connection to the landscaped site. A building that avoided stylistic mimicry with modern light filled spaces was desired. Sustainable construction techniques and the use of environmentally sensitive materials were expected.

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Lyon Park House (Timura Frasier House)
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, USA
  • Photography: Anice Hoachlander (Hoachlander Davis Photography)
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Owners: Chris Timura and Elise Frasier
  • Contractor: Arta Construction
  • Structural Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Completion Date: October 2015

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Empty Nester Residence in Arlington, Virginia by Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

This new house is for an “empty-nester” couple downsizing to a smaller residence now that their children have grown.

The program for the new house was only 2400 square feet, but this was significantly larger than the 1600 square feet found in the existing homes in the neighborhood. The most contextually appropriate massing for the new house was to work with the “pill-box” typology of the original structure. Rotating the orientation of the roof line ninety degrees provide a house with a similar street presence massing but the ability to move deeper into the rear of the site. The home was to be constructed by a local builder using builder-level detailing and common materials and framing. The Owners elected to use wood siding on the exterior for its visual warmth and renewable quality.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander

  • Architects: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
  • Project: Empty Nester Residence
  • Location: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis Photography, Anice Hoachlander
  • Structural Engineer: Ehlert/Bryan Inc
  • General Contractor: Wakefield Building Group
  • Area: 2,400 ft² / 222.97 m²
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Completion Date: 2013

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Undisclosed Location Studios in Arlington, Virginia by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

When designing their “green” 5,000 sq. ft. Washington, DC-area Victorian home, Matt MacPhail and his wife, Ann Lyles MacPhail, were committed to using sustainable, efficient building techniques and materials.  They also agreed on one rather unorthodox requirement: a professionally designed, acoustically superlative recording studio for their thriving audio production business, News At Eleven Productions.  Located 22 feet below street level in the sub-basement of the MacPhails’ home, their new facility is called Undisclosed Location Studios, a tongue-in-cheek reference to its convenient proximity to the political power centers of downtown DC and the Pentagon.

ISO 1 towards CR, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

ISO 1 towards CR, Image Courtesy © Cheryl Fleming Photography

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Private Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 

What surprises people most when entering and walking on the glowing white surface in this particular Private Residence (Williamsburg, VA) is when they find out they are walking on a sea of glass! Yes, GLASS! Not marble, not granite, but GLASS! Nathan Allan has created a very fresh, unique flooring surface, which is smooth to touch on the majority of the glass surface, yet has an almost invisible safety finish permanently embedded in the glass surface.

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

  • Architects: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Photography: Morgan Howarth
  • Thickness: 1/2″ (12 mm),
  • Dimensions: 5’0 x 6’0
  • Panels Safety: Tempered
  • Designer: Vicki Bristow
  • GC & Installer: W.M. Jordan, Pompei Inc.

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Founding Farmers Tysons in Virginia by GrizForm Design Architects

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: GrizForm Design Architects

When Farmers Restaurant Group decided to expand their brand, they called on Griz Dwight of award-winning firm GrizForm Design Architects to design their biggest location yet, Founding Farmers Tysons.

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: GrizForm Design Architects
  • Project: Founding Farmers Tysons
  • Location: Virginia, United States
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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Komai in Alexandria, Virginia by Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect

A small, triangular corner lot in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, was largely considered too small to accommodate a new house. For years, this lot mostly served the neighborhood as a dog walking park.

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

Image Courtesy © Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer

  • Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Project: Komai
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia, US State
  • Photography: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Architect: Brian Tuskey
  • Contractor: Steve McCaughan
  • Engineer: Anthony Beale LLC

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“Banker Wire Mesh Outfits New Pedestrian Bridges for Easier Commuting in the Dulles Corridor” in Virginia by Larson O’Brien Marketing Group

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: Larson O’Brien Marketing Group

MUKWONAGO, WI…Commutes between Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia are famously arduous. Thanks to the new Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line, those routes have gotten significantly easier. The route currently runs to fast-growing areas outside of Washington, D.C., including Tysons Corner, and will eventually provide a direct route from Dulles International Airport to downtown Washington, D.C. Pedestrian bridges featuring more than 60,000-square-feet of Banker Wire woven wire mesh are interspersed throughout the line.

Image Courtesy © Larson O'Brien Marketing Group

Image Courtesy © Larson O’Brien Marketing Group

  • Architects: Larson O’Brien Marketing Group
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Outfits New Pedestrian Bridges for Easier Commuting in the Dulles Corridor
  • Location: Virginia

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“CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus” in Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: CO Architects

New Glass-Fronted Building Provides Learning and Diagnostic Spaces

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—The Education Resource Center (ERC), designed by Los Angeles-based CO Architects, is now under construction to fill a gap within the University of Virginia’s medical campus in Charlottesville. The four-level, 46,000-square-foot facility is being built for the University of Virginia Health System on a tight site between the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center and a hospital parking garage. The new building is located across the street from the front entrance of the University of Virginia Medical Center and railroad tracks at the rear.

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

Image Courtesy © CO Architects

  • Architects: CO ArchitectsTaylor & Company
  • Project: CO Architects Creates Bridge Building at UVA Medical Campus
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, US
  • Associate Architect: Train & Partners Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Nolen Frisa Associates
  • MEP/FP Engineer: Bard, Rao + Athanas
  • Civil Engineer: RMF Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks
  • Lighting Designer: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll

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SONGBIRD LANE in Frederick County, Virginia by READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS

This house was originally a two story, nondescript, 1970’s “farmhouse” with no architectural merit, clad in baby blue vinyl siding. The house had mold problems, and, consequently, its inhabitants had respiratory issues. Despite its pedestrian character and inadequate size, the house did have one thing going for it—it sat on the right place on its site, within a ring of mature trees. Because of its siting, and because the owners were concerned about conserving natural resources, a decision was made not to tear down and relocate the house. Instead, the design parti was to keep the box of the original house as the central core, add two wings which help make outdoor spaces and optimize the sun path, and rethink the building massing.

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis

Image Courtesy © Hoachlander Davis

  • Architects: READER & SWARTZ ARCHITECTS
  • Project: SONGBIRD LANE
  • Location: Frederick County, Virginia
  • Photography: Hoachlander Davis
  • Builder: R.L. Hayes Enterprises, LLC;  and M.T. Puskar
  • Structural Engineer: Painter-Lewis, P.L.C.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Comfort Design, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks
  • Millwork: Dovetail Millwork

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LOFT UPON CORK in Virginia by Reader & Swartz Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Reader & Swartz Architects

This project is the comprehensive renovation of, and small addition to, a vernacular Victorian house. The house was built in the late 1800’s, and is located in a downtown historic district. The house was originally four apartments, and is now converted into two. The first floor apartment is designed to be a caretaker’s residence.

Image Courtesy © Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville

Image Courtesy © Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville

  • Architects: Reader & Swartz Architects
  • Project: LOFT UPON CORK
  • Location: Virginia, US
  • Photography:Nathan Webb, AIA – Reader & Swartz Architects, P.C.; Ron Blunt Photography, Hedgesville, West Virginia
  • Structural Engineer: Allen Associates, P.C., Winchester, Virginia
  • Mechanical Engineer: FHC Engineering, P.C., Winchester, Virginia

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