Lehrer Architects purchased this 50 year old building in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles for a new work space. The once dingy and crowded 5,400 square foot warehouse was transformed into a working space of light, air, and transparency. More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: Lehrer Architects
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Design Principal: Michael Lehrer, FAIA
Project Designer/Construction Manager: Nerin Kadribegovic, Assoc. AIA
Project Architect: Robin Sakahara, AIA
Designer: Erik Alden
Designer: Steve Deyer, AIA
Interior designer: Lehrer Architects
Structural engineer: John Labib + Associates
General Contractor: Lehrer Architects
Lighting Designer: Fox + Fox Design
Landscape Aarchitect: Mia Lehrer + Associates
Client: Lehrer Architects LA
Project Area: 5,400 sqf
Photographers: Benny Chan/Fotoworks
Focusing on projecting new living conditions circa 2085 in the Netherlands, “A Wonderful World” master class with Wiel Arets at the Berlage Institute Postgraduate Research Laboratory, challenged participants to rethink the proposition of living in a metropolis, high-rise building. Researching and redefining the map of the world, all of the continents were being projected to be within a 288 minute radius with a maximum travel distance of 72 minutes between continents. The basic question put forward: How will the city develop within our extremely exciting, complex, but shrinking world?
The Future Outdoors team shared with us their research and proposal to this question. Follow the break for a description and drawings.
Project Team: Juan Carlos Aristizabal, Gabriel Cuellar, Silvia
Gioberti, Samia Henni, Ivan Nasution, Githa Ong
Photographs: Courtesy of Future Outdoors
French architects Atelier Zündel & Cristea shared with us their project Orthodox Center, which includes an orthodox church, cultural center and offices. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Location: Shanghai, China
Architecture renovation team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Carmen Lee, Li Wei, Song Qin
Interior Design Team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Carmen Lee, Chara Yang, Coco Cheng, Jeanne Chen
Project area: 1,350 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Kokaistudios
Check out Visiondivision’s latest work – a residential extension to an old Swedish house. Expanding upon the clients’ taste in the traditional Swedish houses with mullion windows, or ‘spröjs’ in Swedish, the team set out to exploit the building component by introducing ”a huge mullion window as its main feature.” The mullion window becomes the focal point of the house as it covers the front facade and opens toward the garden that slopes toward the nearby lake.
More images and more about the residence after the break.
Collaborative work between artist and architect, Pedestrian Strands is a quasi-permanent installation on four bridges in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Renovating the decks of these bridges was intended to extend the usefulness of the bridges for another ten years, after which full replacement will be required and the re-application of Pedestrian Strands reconsidered. At the insistence of the Downtown Council and the Crossroads Community Association, these renovations were to include increased attention to the pedestrian experience.
More photographs following the break.
Architects: el dorado inc
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Lighting Designer: James Woodfill, Inc.
Client: Downtown Council of Kansas City | City of Kansas City, Missouri, Public Works
Photographs: Mike Sinclair
The open international ideas competition, hosted by suckerPUNCH, is for a new, larger home for the museum of cartoon and comic art [MoCCA]. The museum was established in 2001 and currently is based in the Soho area of Manhattan in New York City. The main goal of the museum is to educate the public about comic and cartoon art, how it is crafted, and how it reflects history. More images and descriptions of winning entries after the break.
Located within the Ozark Mountains the Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Guardhouse is a stand-alone structure set at the base of the hill, with a footprint minimally contacting the land. Acting as a type of covered bridge from the north-facing mountain ridge into the Osage Indian archaeological preservation zone the building creates an entry portal that operates as a breezeway framing the eighteenth green. Conceived as an animate form, the building receives the visitor beneath its cool and shaded underbelly, not unlike the clefts and caves found in the nearby hills.
More photographs and drawings of the Blessing Gold Clubhouse and Guardhouse following the break.
Architects: Marlon Blackwell Architect
Location: Johnson, Arkansas, USA
Principal in Charge: Marlon Blackwell
Project Architect: Gail Shepherd
Project Team: Meryati Johari-Blackwell, Chris M. Baribeau, Scott A. Scales, Tony Patterson, Matthew Griffith, Chuck Rotolo, Herb Crumpton, Jose Ribera, Julie Chambers
Landscape Architect: Ed Blake, The Landscape Studio
Interiors: Meredith Boswell
Engineers Structural: Tatum-Smith Engineers
MEP: HSA Engineering Consulting Services, Inc.
Lighting Design: John Rogers
General Contractor: May Construction (David Swain, Johnny Brewer)
Project Area: 21,700 sqf (Clubhouse), 6,500 sqf (Cartbarn), 192 sqf (Guardhouse)
Project Year: 2005
Photographer: Tim Hursley
My first trip to China was in 1988. Ironically, this was the same year sweeping land reforms were instituted by the government. It was very simple, really. It was like a massive stimulus package. Though, at the time, the full ramifications of these policies were not completely understood.
Basically, the laws governing land management were altered. All land was (and still is) state-owned. There is no private property in China. 1949 erased the concept from history. Under the policy changes, which also coincided with other dramatic economic reforms, land use rights could be traded on a quasi-private real-estate market.
In the eighties, one thing I had in common with China was a complete lack of interest in Architecture. Shocking, I know. Architecture was simply the background, the environmental equivalent to muzak. I was conscious of it, but in a more detached, impersonal way, and without the need to exercise any architectural power over my surroundings. Another shocking thing about that time: I didn’t have the need to filter everything trough the narrative of Architecture.
More after the break.
The Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants, designed by Maciej Zawadzki is a horizontal monument dedicated to the immigrants who arrived in Miami, Florida on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The museum is situated on the coast line, on axis with one of the main streets in the city.
More on this project after the break.