Posts Tagged ‘Washington’
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Article source: Calico Studio
Most artists if pressed could produce their work in a bathroom, adapting to their means. Our client wanted a space that would call her to create, while providing a visual connection to her family that could easily be broken and reestablished. We found inspiration in the spirals of the nautilus, sweeping from the main house the studio is tucked in between existing site constraints.
Image Courtesy Calico Studio
- Architects: Calico Studio
- Project: Nautilus Studio
- Location: Redmond, Washington
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura
Jaleois a Spanish word that means shindig, fun, racket, hubbub… It’s something positive, festive, good-natured. This is the aim behind the interior design of the new restaurant. What’s more the word jaleo starts with the initial letters of the name José Andrés. So the design of Jaleo is a mixture of the festive spirit and the particular personality of its owner, one of the most daring culinary creators on the planet.
Image Courtesy Ken Wyner
- Architects:Capella Garcia Arquitectura
- Project: Restaurant Jaleo
- Location: Washington, DC
- Design: Capella Garcia Arquitectura / Juli Capella and Miquel Garcia
- Collaborator: Lorelay Gazo
- Local partner: Eric Gronning of ERIC GRONNING ARCHITECTS
- Jaleo Tapas Bar: by José Andrés
- Total area: 298 m2 (3,208.69 square feet)
- Client: José Andrés – Thinkfoodgroup
- Completion date: August 2012
- Photographs: Ken Wyner
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Article source: Suzane Reatig Architecture
One of the main goals for the Bailey Park Apartments was to provide much needed housing sized for families in the heart of the city. Located steps from the Shaw Metro, the site is tapered, with one short side facing the street and one long side bounded by a public alley. The architect determined that increasing the density would make the most of the downtown location and the site. Working closely with city officials, the site was rezoned to replace four dilapidated townhouses with a 16-unit apartment building.
Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer
- Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
- Project: 625 Rhode Island Avenue
- Location: 625 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001
- Photography: Alan Karchmer
- Owner: TheUnited House of Prayer for All People
- Contractor: McCullough Construction
- Consultants: Tadjer Cohen Edelson, CAS Engineering
- Project Completion: August 1, 2012
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Article source: ZGF Architects
The University of Washington desired a facility to accommodate growth in molecular engineering; respond to the evolving interdisciplinary nature of teaching and research;and fit within an area of campus that is home to recently revitalized facilities, as well as traditional campus architecture.
Image Courtesy ZGF Architects
- Architects:ZGF Architects
- Project: University of Washington Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building
- Location: Washington
- Software used:
- Revit – Modeling, MEP coordination, and documentation
- AutoCAD – Documentation
- Sketchup – Modeling, Design Review
- 3D Studio MAX – Renderings
- eQuest – Energy modeling
Friday, July 6th, 2012
Article source: Tasmanian design studio
Futago, a Hobart-based design studio, has won a Merit – one of only ten awarded worldwide – in the 2012 SEGD Global Design Awards. Based in Washington DC, the Society for Environmental Graphic Design is the lead organisation for the global community of professionals working where communication design intersects with the built environment.
Image Courtesy Luke Burgess
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Article source: Finne Architects
Located on a secluded, wooded site about 25 miles north of Seattle, a 1950’s Northwest Contemporary house has been completely renovated while retaining the spirit of the original house. With extensive new windows and glazed roof monitors, the renovated house appears to be a glass pavilion in the forest.
Image Courtesy Benjamin Benschneider
- Architects: Finne Architects
- Project: The Lake Forest Park Renovation
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Photography: Benjamin Benschneider
Friday, June 8th, 2012
Article source: David Coleman Architecture
Program: A 2000 square foot vacation retreat located on a 15 acre wooded site littered with glacial ledge in Washington’s San Juan islands to accommodate two sisters and their spouses.
Design: Our clients had long envisioned developing a cluster of buildings on the site, carefully sited to preserve the rugged, natural landscape. In keeping with this vision, we endeavored to create a modern rendition of the “summer camp,” complete with sleeping pavilions, a great room and covered porches, all inspired by the platform tents and national park lodges of the late 19th century.
The Buchter Residence
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Located in a neighborhood bordering Washington, DC, this suburban site has the advantage of being located adjacent to woodlands. A contemporary house surrounded by mature trees and manicured gardens anchors the site. A new swimming pool, stone walls, and terraces located behind the existing house organize the rear yard and establishes a dialogue between the existing house and a new pavilion. New paths, trees and structured plantings reinforce the geometry.
Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie
- Architects: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
- Project: Nevis Pool and Garden Pavilion
- Location: Washington, DC
- Project Architect: John Riordan, LEED AP
- Owner: Withheld
- Contractor: Ted Peterson, Peterson & Collins
- Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
- Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
- Completed: May 2011
Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Article source: PIQUE llc
This back yard patio situated on a small urban lot in Seattle provided an opportunity to explore how a very simple and contained architecture can animate a space and continually surprise and engage its owners.
The challenge was the client’s interest in adding a large amount of program (grill patio, hot tub, changing room, dining table, bar, stool, reading area, and security gates) while maintaining as much open area as possible. The solution began with a calculation of the allowable building area in the back yard which was then transferred directly into two vertical planes. Through a series of hinges and pivots, the individual bits of program are housed in these two vertical walls. Sun/shadow studies derived where the specific locations for the various programs would be within the composition of the wall.
- Architect: PIQUE llc
- Name of Project: Vertical Patio
- Location: Seattle, Washington
- Completed: 2007
- Built by: Gordon Carpenter Construction
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Article source: Studio Twenty Seven Architecture
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, along with joint venture partner Leo A. Daly, is developing a design for the District-owned “La Casa” supportive housing project. The project is an important milestone for the District in its efforts to redefine the concept of housing for the homeless community. Rather than function as a shelter, the “La Casa” project will provide permanent, supportive housing for forty men. Each living unit is designed as a single-person efficiency that will provide stability and predictability for the tenants as they immerse themselves in day to day living.