Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’
Sunday, February 11th, 2018
Article source: James Carpenter Design Associates
As part of his encyclopedic collection of American industry and ingenuity, Henry Ford transported this machine shop from New England to this site within the Liberty Craftworks at Greenfield Village, where it houses the museum’s glass gallery. JCDA’s renewal of the building articulates the site, connecting the gallery entrance to the hot shop by rotating the vestibule to face it.
The Added Architectural Features Are Clearly Distinguished From The Existing, Image Courtesy © James Haeffner
- Architects: James Carpenter Design Associates
- Project: Davidson-Gerson Modern Glass Gallery
- Location: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, USA
- Photography: James Haeffner
- Client: Henry Ford Museum
- General Contractor: O’Neal Construction
- Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann and Partner / Beckett & Raeder
Monday, December 4th, 2017
Article source: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
The principal goal of the new Taubman Building is to create a new center for the school, a space called the commons, which will enable new forms of collaboration between faculty, staff and students and between the Architecture and Planning programs.
Image Courtesy © James Haefner
- Design Architect: Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.
- Project: A. Alfred Taubman Wing, University of Michigan
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
- Architect of Record: Integrated Design Solutions
- Photography: James Haefner
- Client: A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
- Owner: University of Michigan
- Total construction cost: $22,600,000
- Gross square footage: 36,000
- Total project cost: $28,500,00
- Completion date: September 2017
Friday, November 10th, 2017
Article source: Foster + Partners
Inspired by the pulse of Chicago’s artistic energy, Apple has created a new platform for performance in a city charged by music. Located at the intersection of the Chicago River and North Michigan Avenue’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, Apple Michigan Avenue cascades down from Pioneer Court to the river’s edge, creating new connections between the city and the river.
Image Courtesy © Nigel Young Foster + Partners
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: Apple Michigan Avenue
- Location: Michigan, USA
- Photography: Nigel Young Foster + Partners
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: LarsonO’Brien
Banker Wire recently collaborated with architects in Detroit to deliver a custom metal mesh solution for the renovation and historical preservation of a more than 90-year-old parking garage in the heart of the city.
Originally built in 1924, the parking garage at 801 West Lafayette Blvd. was one of two buildings on the Detroit News complex – the other being the home of the namesake newspaper. The garage was constructed for Detroit News employees and delivery vehicles. In 2014, Bedrock Management bought both buildings to serve Bedrock employees and other corporate tenants. Renovations began immediately with the preservation of their historic design elements top-of-mind.
Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Article source: Banker Wire
The design architect of a new building addition and renovation project at the University of Michigan says the firm “pushed the envelope” with the help of Banker Wire.
Banker Wire metal mesh was specified for the railing infill of a new pedestrian bridge, which provides access to the new Center of Excellence in Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering building – an addition to the George Granger Brown (G.G. Brown) Memorial Laboratories building on North Campus in Ann Arbor.
Spanning more than 50 feet, the bridge had a significant impact on the overall design, and as a result needed to mimic the new building’s predominant design feature – a giant LED wall showing abstract samples of active lab work.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire
- Manufacturer: Banker Wire
- Project: G.G. Brown Building Addition – University of Michigan
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A
Friday, May 27th, 2016
Article source: McIntosh Poris Associates
McIntosh Poris Associates transformed a 1,900-square-foot historic farmhouse, maintaining its blend of existing raw and rustic details, and refreshing others for a contemporary feeling. A consistent palette of materials includes solid-wood floors, crisp white walls, original molding refinished in black, and neutral-toned furniture. Local artists and crafters created much of the furniture from re-used and salvaged industrial materials.
Image Courtesy © Brett Mountain
- Architects: McIntosh Poris Associates
- Project: Birmingham Renovation
- Location: Michigan, USA
- Photography: Brett Mountain
- Size: 1,900 square feet
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Article source: ROSSETTI
The development, designed by ROSSETTI and proposed by Rock Ventures and Platinum Equity, will mark the main entry point to downtown Detroit, forming a welcoming gateway to the city at the intersection of I-375 and Gratiot. The site is currently an unfinished jail site owned by Wayne County. ROSSETTI’s portfolio includes five Major League Soccer (MLS) stadiums – more than any other architecture firm in the world.
Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI
- Architects: ROSSETTI
- Project: MLS Detroit Stadium
- Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
- Client: An investor partner group spearheaded by Tom Gores and Dan Gilbert
- Size: 15-acre urban site
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Article source: C Concept Design
The new Kruizenga Art Museum (KAM) at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, has been described as a “breath of fresh air”. The uniqueness of the 15,000 gsf Museum building is largely due to its unorthodox, saw-toothed granite exterior.
Image Courtesy © Tom Wagner
- Architects: C Concept Design
- Project: Kruizenga Art Museum
- Location: Holland, Michigan, USA
- Photography: Tom Wagner
- Software used: Rivet, Autocad, 3DMax
- Lead Architect: Matthew VanderBorgh, C Concept Design, the Hague, the Netherlands
- Design Team (C Concept Design): Matthew VanderBorgh, Donald Battjes, Craig Nicely, Lisa Warren, Chad Gould, Euan Cameron and Mirjan van den Heetkamp
- Local Architect: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Program Lead: Donald Battjes,former chief of Operations, LACMA Los Angeles California
- Programming: Timothy J. Chester & Associates LLC Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Museum Director: Charles Mason, Hope College, Holland Michigan
- Engineers: Progressive AE, Grand Rapids, Michigan Dailey Engineering, Onsted, Michigan
- Size: 15,000 gsf / 1,394m²
- Completion Date: Fall 2015
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Article source: Advanced Glazings Ltd.
Detroit School of Arts is a new building housing 1200 students. The public high school is located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural centre. The building opened in February of 2005, they chose a green design as it has been shown to raise student and staff performance. The building is designed so that spaces that benefit from daylighting are on the perimeter and the spaces not requiring daylighting are in the core of the building. Mostly recycled-content materials, low emitting materials and products manufactured within the region were chosen for the building. The project team also diverted almost 60% of the construction waste by weight, from landfills.
Image Courtesy © Advanced Glazings Ltd.
- Project: Detroit School of Arts
- Location: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. (more…)