This is a vertically integrated neighborhood 22 stories in height consisting of 140 residential condominiums. The basis of the building design was to develop a vertically integrated neighborhood, with an emphasis on identity, connectivity to neighbors and gathering spaces.
Architect: Circle West Architects
Location: 948 + 1000 East Apache Blvd. Tempe, Arizona, USA
General Contractor: Wespac Construction
Structural Engineer: Paul Koehler
Civil Engineer: Site Consultants
Electrical Engineer: CR Engineers
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Professional Consulting Engineers
Project Area: 375,000 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Courtesy of Circle West Architects
Semple Brown Design designed an addition to the Littleton Church of Christ that took advantage of the site’s features including the commanding views of the Front Range. This remedied the three main drawbacks of the original building. The drawbacks included:
- Lack of a welcoming first impression. The existing structure’s main entrance was not visible from the main thoroughfare, Colorado Boulevard. From the street, the building was completely surrounded by parking lots, creating unnecessary disconnection and isolation of the large and expansive lawn areas around the property.
- The building’s complete disregard of the views from the site. The design was introverted, sharply conflicting with the congregation’s desire to reach out to the community.
- A building layout that presented a confusing and disconnected circulation path to members and visitors alike.
See how Semple Brown Design tackled these drawbacks after the break.
Architect: Semple Brown Design, P.C.
Location: 6495 South Colorado Boulevard, Centennial, Colorado, USA
Project Team: Russell L. Brown, Jr. (Principal in Charge of Design), Chris Wineman (Principal), Kevin Stephenson (Project Architect), Brian Holland (Job Captain/Design)
Structural Engineer: The McGlamery Structural Group
Electrical Engineer: M-E Engineers
Mechanical Engineer: MTech Mechanical Technologies
General Contractor: Palace Construction
Project Area: 26,165 sqf
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Ron Pollard
Corazon Sur Pueblo is a proposal for a Library Park that will function as the heart of Puebla, Mexico, a city where infrastructure, services, and education are scarce. Rondero Carpena Arquitectos, Luisa Marti and COR & Partners envision an architectural program that will revive vital parts of the neighborhood and create a sustainable social system where the people will experience increased quality of life, education, and an expansion of opportunities.
Read on for information on this proposal after the break.
Architects: King Roselli Architetti – Riccardo Roselli
Location: Milan, Italy
Project Architect: Arianna Nobile
Interior Design: Daniele Del Prete
Design Team: Andrea Ricci, Mario Augusti, Katia Scarioni, Giandomenico Florio, Fabrizio Bonatti
Landscape: Dana Vocino
Consultant: Federica Pistola, Andrea Imbrenda
Project area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Santi Caleca
A dilapidated, vacant, 60’s era manufacturing building on a one-acre block in an historic urban neighborhood was replaced with 35 townhouses in five buildings. The project responds to its urban context with separate buildings oriented perpendicular to the street, continuing the rhythm of the adjacent houses. This arrangement creates alternating garden courts and auto courts, separating vehicular and pedestrian access and bringing green spaces to the interior of the block.
The site of the new school of architecture is at the western edge of The Ohio State University’s old campus, close to the river and the football stadium, at the happily congested corner of West Woodruff Avenue and Tuttle Park Place. Bounded by raw concrete parking garages to the south and the staid red brick of the business school to the north, laboratory buildings to the east and the emptiness of the stadium parking lot to the west, edged and crossed by major campus pedestrian thoroughfares, the site is a dynamic zone, capable of sustaining a connective architecture and landscape and an inclusive urban form.
Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Location: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Project Team: Robert S. Livesey (Director of Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture), Jill Morelli (University Architect), Scott Conlon (Senior Project Manager), Mack Scogin (Principal), Merrill Elam (Principal), David Yocum (Project Architect), Brian Bell, John Trefry, Penn Ruderman, Barnum Tiller, Cecilia Tham, Jeffrey Collins, Kevin Gotsch, Margaret Fletcher
Associate Architect: WSA Studio
Associate Architect Team: Bob Wandel (Principal in Charge), Cissy Wong (Project Architect), Alan Sulser, Ivan Amy, Lannetta Vader, Yanitza Brongers, Kristen Poldemann
Interior Furnishings: Suzanne Toney, Amy Dupler
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architect Team: Michael Van Valkenburgh (Principal), Matt Urbanski (Principal), Laura Solano, Gullivar Shepard, Brian Bare, Jennifer Pindyck
Project Area: 176,000 sqf
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Matthew Carbone
Architects: Donaire Arquitectos
Location: Huelva, Spain
Project Team: Jesús Núñez Bootello, Carmela Domínguez Asencio, Tibisay Cañas Fuentes, David Rapado Moreno, Ignacio Núñez Bootello, Beatriz Hacar Hernández, Delia Pacheco Donaire, Pablo Baruc García Gómez, Celine Nelke
Engineering: Javier Drake Canela, Guillermo Márquez Villanueva, Alfonso Buiza Camacho
Constructor: Procondal S.A.
Project area: 3,265 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2010
Photographs: Fernando Alda, Javier
The Noh House was built for a Noh performer within a quiet residential area in Tokyo. The traditional Japanese musical drama has been performed for over 700 years, and the Noh stage is composed of a main stage and a bridge (runway) that connects to a backstage. While meeting the client’s functional requirements such as daily living spaces and a Noh rehearsal room, Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates wanted to incorporate the soul of Noh into the architecture.
Architects: Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Project Team: Koji Tsutsui, Takashi Sugimoto
Structural Engineers: Takashi Manda
General Contractor: Heisei Construction Co., Ltd
Project Area: 162.90 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Masao Nishikawa
Prior to renovation, the lobby of One Midtown Plaza was a dark, cavernous space lacking presence on Peachtree Street. A product of the 1980s, when dark red granite was extremely fashionable in the United States, the lobby brooded in its own shadow, receding from the street. The west entrance of the lobby was awkwardly connected to the parking deck and lacked connection with Two Midtown Plaza, the second building in the complex. The renovated lobby of One Midtown Plaza presents a new personality to Peachtree Street that is generous, open and inviting. The sparkling white interior is a complete reversal of the somber character of the original lobby space. C78, the grand chandelier, fairly dances through the space, eager to be on its way. Daylight accentuates every surface.
Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Project Team: Mack Scogin (principal-in-charge), Merrill Elam (collaborating principal), Barnum Tiller (project manager), Matthew Leach, Mack Cole-Edelsack, Margaret Fletcher, Jeremy Magner, Barrett Feldman, Justin Miller, Helen Han
Structural Consultant: Sedki & Russ Engineers, Uzun & Case Engineers
Lighting Consultant: Gabler-Youngston
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Glass Blowing: Janke Studios
Chandelier Fabricator: Knight Sign Industries
Project Area: 5,477 sqf
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Timothy Hursley
Silvertree, designed by Studio RHE, is a landmark 24-storey ‘green’ apartment tower located in London’s Royal Docks. It has been granted planning approval and will commence construction in summer 2011. The mixed-use tower will house 161 high-quality 2-3 bedroom apartments, retail and office space and a cafe.
For more on this project, read on after the break.
Architects: bvy arquitetos - Cássia Buitoni, Mariana Viégas + Luciana Yamamura
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project team: Suzana Barboza, Vanessa Friso, Phaënna de Athayde, André Villasboas, Leonardo Chen Chen Che
Structural engineering: Zamarion, Millen Consultores
Hydraulics and electrics: Sandretec Consultoria
Foundation consultants: Zaclis, Falconi, Engenheiros Associados
Precast concret: Spitaletti S.A.
Contractor: FDE – Fundação para o Desenvolvimento da Educação/ Governo do Estado de São Paulo [Foundation for the Development of Education – São Paulo State Government]
Project area: 9,580 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2008
Photographs: Bebete Viégas
Olafur Eliasson’s ‘Three to Now’ is part of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design exhibition, The Divine Comedy. On display at Gund Hall through May 17th this major work is a piece of an “exploration of the emerging domain of experimental spatial practice where the concerns of art, design, and activism are powerfully converging today.”
Curator’s Statement from Sanford Kwinter
It may be said that Eliasson, like Duchamp, does not produce works of art. Rather, he organizes and transforms conditions of experience. The widely known Weather Project at the Tate Modern in London in 2003 is a primary example. Every Eliasson work entails the production of a machine that activates other machines—in particular, the sensation-producing body-machines of the viewers themselves. In the exhibition presented here are displayed 54 experiment-machines (they could also be called “perceiving machines”) that each explores an aspect of how the human body and nervous system orients itself in space and time by tapping clues implicitly or explicitly from its environment, from which it innovates its own irreducibly unique “life in space.”
Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? Whether converting your freelance stance or pivoting from corporate to sole proprietor, it is important to understand the local challenges and options for your business. The evening will begin with cocktails and networking followed by a presentation on starting your own business.
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- types of business structure & what is right for you.
- Martha Soffer, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Mark Meirowitz, Law Office of Mark Meirowitz
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Australian practice INDEX Architecture has been shortlisted in the “Urban Landscaping in Kiev for Euro 2012” competition. The competition, which was recently completed at the CANaction 2011 Architecture Festival in Kyiv, sought submissions tackling some of the latent urban problems facing the city today and proposing solutions that could be achieved in time for the EURO 2012 football tournament, which the Ukraine is co-hosting with Poland. INDEX’s proposal sought to reconnect the city of Kiev with its waterfront area and the Dnieper River in a project called “Eroding the Edge.”
Read on for more after the break.