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The Thumb House in Madison, Wisconsin by Lazor Office

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: Lazor Office

It can be challenging enough to find the right frame for a painting. But what if you want to frame an ever-changing natural environment—and you also want to live inside the frame?

The spaces of the Thumb House actively engage the surrounding landscape. Where the warm wood façade of the house recedes within a zinc wrapper, a wide outdoor room opens toward the lake, framing a panoramic view of water and sky. White-stained wood lines the inside of the outdoor room, transitioning smoothly into the white interior of the house at a glass wall.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: The Thumb House
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA


South Tower Seismic Renovation in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by Banker Wire

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

Banker Wire worked with ZGF Architects LLP to create a custom mesh railing infill for the South Tower building on UCLA’s Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) complex. The 443,000-square-foot building underwent a seismic upgrade and renovation to convert nine of the former hospital’s 12 floors into research lab space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire


  • Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
  • Project: South Tower Seismic Renovation
  • Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, USA


Madison Central Public Library in Wisconsin by MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)

The reconstruction of a worn, 45-year-old, 95,000 square-foot library has resulted in a completely reimagined building. A 25,000 square-foot expansion encloses the formerly open entry with a glass atrium space and adds a partial third floor. New flexible spaces and technologies recognize evolving community needs with dedicated areas for children and teens, public meeting rooms, a making space, and a high-tech media lab. The design also incorporates a number of sustainable design strategies, some of the most prominent of which include solar panels and a green roof.

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer

Image Courtesy © Lara Swimmer


Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

In the heart of Seattle, the recently revitalized South Lake Union neighborhood now boasts everything from top-notch dining to the brand new Amazon headquarters. As one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in the state of Washington, South Lake Union has also added luxurious living, recreational and artistic spaces. To stay on trend with the progressive theme, Banker Wire was chosen to help create a contemporary 20-foot wire mesh sculpture for a plaza in the heart of the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien Marketing Group

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

  • Consultant: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood
  • Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, United States


Sculpture at Community College in Wisconsin

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire

Creativity. Vision. Inspiration. Those words – and many others – hang from Banker Wire mesh on the “Tree of Success” sculpture at Fox Valley Technical College. They not only reflect the characteristics that FVTC students associate with personal success, but also describe the design process of the unique sculpture. The Tree of Success resulted from a collaborative effort between students at FVTC, architects, contractors and Banker Wire.

Image Courtesy ©  Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Project: Sculpture at Community College
  • Location: Wisconsin, U.S.A


Redaction House in Delafield, Wisconsin by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Article source: Johnsen Schmaling Architects

A compact home for a fiber artist and her young family, the Redaction House sits on a narrow lot on a small suburban lake, surrounded by prosaic spec homes crowding the shoreline.

The building occupies a suburban infill site widely considered too small and too confined to accommodate a house for a family of five and provide acceptable levels of privacy and views.

Image Courtesy © Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Image Courtesy © Johnsen Schmaling Architects

  • Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Project: Redaction House
  • Location: Delafield, Wisconsin
  • Photography: Johnsen Schmaling Architects


Topo House in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Johnsen Schmaling Architects 

The Topo House occupies a site embedded in the softly rolling hills of Wisconsin’s “Driftless Region.” The project explores how a building can literally merge with its context, blurring the boundaries between architecture and landscape, between tectonics and nature.

Image Courtesy © Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Image Courtesy © Johnsen Schmaling Architects

  • Architects: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Project: Topo House
  • Location: Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, U.S.A
  • Photography: Johnsen Schmaling Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Matt Christianson, Larson Engineering, Inc.


University of Wisconsin, Biochemical Sciences Complex by Flad Architects

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Article source: Flad Architects

Founded in 1883, the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin is built on a foundation of important breakthroughs that have shaped our molecular understanding of basic biological problems including discoveries of Vitamin A, the Vitamin B complex, and the irradiation process for production of Vitamin D.

Image Courtesy © Steve Hall + Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Flad Architects
  • Project: University of Wisconsin, Biochemical Sciences Complex
  • Photographer: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing
  • Structural Engineer: Flad Architects
  • Historic Preservation Architect: Isthmus Architecture, Inc.
  • M+E Engineer: Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
  • Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineer: PSJ Engineering Inc.
  • Supporting Electrical Engineer: Zoe Engineering, LLC
  • Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: SmithGroupJJR
  • Lead Contractor: J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
  • Project Status: Built
  • Completed: 2012

First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin by TKWA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)

In Fall 2008, the First Unitarian Society of Madison completed a major new addition to its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark Meeting House. Completed in 1951, the original Meeting House has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative examples of church architecture.In recent years, the First Unitarian Society of Madison has become one of the largest Unitarian congregations in the United States. This growth, along with ongoing architectural tours by visitors from around the world, has placed increasing demands on the original historic structure.

Image Courtesy TKWA

  • Architects: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)
  • Project: First Unitarian Society Meeting House
  • Location: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2008
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Religious Worship
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 24,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Both new and renovation
  • New: 91.0%
  • Renovation: 9.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $8,000,000.00


Clock Shadow Building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by Continuum Architects + Planners

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: Continuum Architects + Planners

The Clock Shadow Building is not your ordinary sustainable building. The developer came to the project team with a vision “to transform a vacant brownfield site into an environmentally sustainable building that provides a home for occupants that share a commitment to community and environmental values.”

Image Courtesy © Daniel Andera 

  • Architects: Continuum Architects + Planners
  • Project: Clock Shadow Building
  • Location: 138 West Bruce Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204, USA
  • Photography: Tricia Shay, Daniel Andera
  • Project Completion Date: March, 2012
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Mixed – Use
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 30,370 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $6,000,000.00
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