The LEED Equivalent South Park Library is a meeting place and focal point for the rich and diverse South Park neighborhood in Seattle. Johnston Architects incorporated the spirit of the community within their design through material choices, colors, and gathering areas such as the courtyard/front porch space for the neighborhood. Follow the break for a full project description, photographs, and drawings of the library.
Architects: Johnston Architects
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Principal Designer: Ray Johnston
Project Architect: Marc Pevoto
Project Team: Alison Walker Brems
Landscape Architect: Lando & Associates
Structural Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Mechanical Engineer: Ecotope
Electrical Engineer: A.E.S. Inc.
Civil Engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen
Client: King County Library System
Project Area: 5,000 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Will Austin Photography
The Thurston Wine House Addition carefully displays a respect for its context through its materiality and its tectonic language while expressing its unconventional program through its formal elements. Embedded into the topography of the site, the project takes advantage of its section by using the slope to decrease the visual impact of structure, allowing access to the northeast valley and McDowell Mountain views beyond. The Wine House also benefits from the thermal storage capacity of the earth itself, greatly reducing the demand of the mechanical systems throughout the year.
Photographs of Jones Studio’s Thurston Wine House Addition following the break.
Architects: Jones Studio Inc
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA
Designer: Eddie Jones
Contractor/CMAR: GM Hunt Builders
Masonry: Randy Gregory Masonry, Inc.
Structural Engineering: Jack Trummer, PE
Mechanical Engineering: Roy Otterbine
Client: Ray and Amy Thurston
Project Area: 883 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Ed Taube
With the design challenge of housing 150,000 people for a new city near Moscow, b4 Architects shared with us their proposal for the A101 Urban Block Competition where they have focused on a thoughtful making of spaces while being sensitive to the context conditions of the city. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: ch+qs arquitectos
Location: Madrid, Spain
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Daniel Torrello
This new high school for the Louisiana Department of Education Recovery School District was part of a post-Katrina “quick start” construction program to accelerate the replacement of five damaged schools within an extremely aggressive timeline (6 months for design and 20 months for construction) while a new comprehensive masterplan for the New Orleans school system was underway.
L.B. Landry High School occupies an important place in the city’s history – part of the reason for its accelerated rebuilding. The school was founded in 1938 as the first public high school on the west bank of the city that African-American residents could attend and only the second black high school established in Orleans Parish.
Follow the break for more photographs and drawing of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple’s design for the L.B. Landry High School.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Contractor: Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Group, LLC
Architect of Record: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Associate Architect for Programming: SHW Group
Structural/Civil Engineers: Schrenk & Peterson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Geotechnical Engineers: Eustis Engineering Company
MEP Engineers: Moses Engineers
Landscape Architects: Daly Sublette Landscape Architects, Inc.
Food Service Consultant: Futch Design Associates
Acoustical/Audio-Visual: Gracenote Consulting
Estimator: Pro-Serv Estimating
Client: Louisiana Recovery School District
Project Area: 236,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Timothy Hursley
Italian architects ATENASTUDIO shared with us their project for the International Competition for the new Kindergarden and Nursery School in San Vito di Cadore, Italy. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: DVVD / Daniel Vaniche, Vincent Dominguez, Bertrand Potel
Location: Meaux, France
Landscape Architects: Mutabilis
Client: City of Meaux
Builders: Brisard Dampierre (framework) / Demathieu & Bard (concrete building)
Construction Year: 2010-2011
Photographs & Images: Courtesy of DVVD
We spotted this new super green city development model over on Inhabitat that will support 350,000 residents in Tianjin. The model places a strong emphasis on landscaping as residential towers rise amidst the parks, promenades and valleys that create the plan’s primary network. Designed by Surbana Urban Planning Group, the scheme divides the city into seven sectors which vary in terms of landscape and programmatic offerings.
More images and more about the plan after the break.
Commissioned by the Friendship Development Associates (FDA) as a central player in its community revitalization program, the Glass Lofts are a new mixed-use construction consisting of 39,000 sqf artist’s work spaces, 18 loft condominiums, retail and restaurant space, FDA offices and a flexible-use community space. Located at the center of the Penn Avenue Arts District, the Glass Lofts is the result of a community-driven planning process actively involving neighborhood residents, artists and business owners in the development of the project.
Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of the Glass Lofts by Front Studio Architects.
Architects: Front Studio Architects
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Client: Friendship Development Associates
Contractor: Sota Construction Services, Inc
Project Area: 39,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Ed Massery
The New York Times Building Lobby Garden / HM White Site Architects and Cornelia Oberlander Architects
The New York Times Building Lobby Garden led by HM White Site Architects in coordination with Cornelia Oberlander Architects, as part of Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FX Fowle Architect’s design team, is considered the heart and soul of the headquarters building. Resting on Manhattan Schist bedrock as the building’s only unexcavated area, the courtyard is experienced by 360-degrees of uninterrupted views from a variety of surrounding public spaces and ofﬁce spaces above.
Follow the break for further project explanation, drawings and photographs of the Lobby Garden.
Landscape Architects: HM White Site Architects in collaboration with Cornelia Oberlander Architects
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop and FXFowle Architects
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Engineer: Thornton Tomassetti
Microclimatic: Ekistics Planning & Design
Lighting: Office for Visual Interaction, Inc
Arborist / Soil Food Web Specialist: Tree Wise Organics
Nurseries: High Ridge Farms Nursery
Landscape Contractor: Kelco Construction Inc
General Contractor: Amec Construction Co
Client: The New York Times Company
Photographs: Aaron Booher and Huei Ming Juang
Surface Deposit is the first Philadelphia exhibition of Lead Pencil Studio, a Seattle-based collaboration between Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo. Extending from a traditional training in architecture, Lead Pencil Studio works across multiple disciplines to explore spatial conditions, material, and form through large-scale installations.
Surface Deposit is an exhibition of fragmented sculptural assemblages based on the analysis and research of digital data collected by a 3-dimensional laser over several months during the summer of 2010. Incorporating various materials, including remnants from Tyler School of Art’s former campus in Elkins Park, PA, Lead Pencil Studio will explore notions of accumulation through elements of architecture that are not inherent to a structure’s original design. Their practice is self-described as “architecture in reverse…our projects are everything about architecture with none of its function…spaces with no greater purpose than to be perceived and question the certainty posited by the man-made world.”
The exhibition will be open until February 26. More information can be found here.
Recycling a single story suburban house located on a busy corner site, the Jigsaw Residence introverts itself in a continuous spatial flow around an open air courtyard carved from the home’s remains. A matrix of spaces is linked by movement through them as storeys merge and spaces relate to each other as they rise and fall in a series of interlocked puzzle-like volumes giving a unique three dimensional framework to each space where plan and section respond to program simultaneously.
Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of Jigsaw Residence.
Architects: David Jameson Architect
Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Principal: David Jameson, FAIA
Project Architect: Matthew Jarvis
General Contractor: A&F Applicators, Inc., Steve Howard
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Paul Warchol Photography