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Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond, Virginia by STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. The ICA also announced today the completion of its $37-million capital campaign, several months ahead of opening, in support of the construction of the Markel Center, home of the ICA. The completion of the capital campaign was made possible through more than 1,000 gifts from individual donors, corporations, and private foundations. The ICA, which will be free to the public when it opens in April 2018, has also launched an endowment campaign to ensure the sustained growth of the new institution, with an initial $12-million goal.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Institute for Contemporary Art
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia
  • Photography: Iwan Baan

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Junction Bakery & Bistro in Alexandria, Virginia by CORE architecture + design

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Article source: CORE architecture + design

Influenced by modest 1940s Americana, Junction Bakery & Bistro brings freshly baked goods and all-day casual dining to the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. CORE worked with restaurateur Noe Landini and chef/baker Nathan Hatfield to create an inviting space that uncovers the building’s 1940s character as a grocery store, while connecting to Del Ray’s railroad history. Junction blends the warmth of dining at home and the energy of a working bakery.

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: Junction Bakery & Bistro
  • Location: 1508 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301, USA
  • Photography: Greg Powers
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino
  • Lead Architect: Allison Cooke
  • General Contractor: Potomac Construction Services 
  • MEP Engineer: Design Tech 
  • Structural Engineer: Rathgeber/Goss Associates 
  • Food Service Consultant: Feustel Foodservice Design 
  • Branding and Graphic Design: Seth Design Group 
  • Exterior Signage: Seth Design Group, Cherry Blossom Creative 
  • Gross Built Area: 5,000 SF 
  • Completion Year: 2016 

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Deep Point Road House in Montross, Virginia by BFDO Architects

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Article source: v2com

A 1950s ranch house failed to make the most of its 17-acre site overlooking two converging creeks. The owners wanted to enlarge the house and take advantage of the sweeping vistas and light reflected off the water. The house was torn down to its foundation, which had to be kept in part due to the building’s proximity to the water. (The Chesapeake Bay Act would have required that a new structure shift significantly away from the shore.)

Image Courtesy © JFrancis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Deep Point Road House
  • Location: Montross, Virginia, USA
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
  • Engineers: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Structural Engineer
  • Project End Date: June 2017

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Octagon in McLean, Virginia by TPG Architecture

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture 

As a division of the international media and advertising conglomerate Interpublic Group, the Octagon Agency is one of the premiere agencies in the United States that develops and manages sports, entertainment and event marketing and advertising.  Octagon commissioned TPG Architecture, based in New York, to update and redesign their flagship office in suburban Washington DC, for approximately 125 employees. TPG has a longstanding relationship with Interpublic, and has designed many other of its media companies.

Image Courtesy © TPG Architecture

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Richmond Olympic Oval in Virginia by CannonDesign

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: CannonDesign 

Visionary Legacy Olympic Venue Catalyzes Urban Redevelopment  City of Richmond, Richmond Olympic Oval .

The signature venue for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the  Richmond Olympic Oval is the first Olympic speed-skating facility ever  designed for long-term use. The building spurred the creation of a new  urban waterfront neighborhood in Richmond, BC and continues to nourish  and support it.

Image Courtesy © CannonDesign

  • Architects: CannonDesign 
  • Project: Richmond Olympic Oval
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia

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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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