Check out WORKac’s latest expansion project, which includes replacing an existing library with a better functioning structure. The library’s perimeter becomes an activated strip with different rooms for adults, teens, children and staff. Above, a continuous “loop of green” runs across the roof introducing greenery into the dense neighborhood.
More images and more about the project after the break.
KPF transformed an existing surface parking lot into a mixed use development within Greenwich Village of Manhattan that received an AIA Honor Award. Considering the neighborhood fabric the design for One Jackson Square literally reflects its surroundings through its glazed facade and incorporates sustainable practices including green roofs and rainwater harvesting. This project has received numerous awards for its integrated design including: SARA/NY Urban Contextual Award (2010), NY Construction Award of Merit (2010); Chicago Athenaeum/Europe American Architecture Award (2010); AIA NY State Award of Merit (2010), and the MIPIM AR Future Project Awards Commendation (2007).
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Design Principal: William Pedersen, FAIA
Design Principal: Trent Tesch, AIA
Project Manager: Dominic Dunn, AIA
Project Team: Albert Lin, Michael Kokora, Lauren Schmidt
Contractor: Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Associate Architect: Schuman Lichtenstein Claman Efron
Structural: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
MEP: WSP Flack & Kurtz
Vertical Transportation: Jenkins & Huntington
Geotechnical/Civil: RA Consultants
Historic Preservation: Higgins & Quasebarth
Acoustical: Cerami Associates
Sustainability: Steven Winter Associates
Project Area: 65,000 sqf
Photographs: Michael Moran Studio, Paul Riveria, Raimund Koch, Trent Tesch
Architects: Kell Muñoz Architects
Location: Schertz, Texas, USA
General contractor: O’Haver Contractors
MEP Engineer: DBR Engineering
Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
Civil Engineer: Brioñes Consulting
Landscape Architect: Laffoon Associates
Project area: 30,600 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Casey Dunn, Christopher Gutierrez
Architects: e2a – Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert
Location: Opfikon, Switzerland
Project Team: Susanne Mocek, Markus Giera, Hans-Peter Kistler, Thorsten Haack
General Contractor: HRS Real Estate AG, Zürich
Landscape: Hager Landschaftsarchitektur AG, Zürich
Construction Management: Caretta Weidmann Baumanagement, Zürich
Structure: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer AG, Zürich
HVAC: Basler & Hoffmann Ingenieure und Planer AG, Zürich
Building Physics/Acoustics: Leuthardt + Mäder, Brüttisellen
Façade Engineering: Müller Buri GmbH, Muri
Photographs: Radek Brunecky
The Dutchess County Residence – Guest House is nestled within a mature deciduous forest of oak, hickory, and birch as a part of a larger site plan including a private residence and gallery. Situated above a bend in Ryder Creek it represents a place of silence, rest and reflection. Designed by Allied Works Architecture the home has received recognition from the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, receiving a 2009 Honor Award.
Architects: Allied Works Architecture
Location: New York, USA
Project Team: Brad Cloepfil, Kyle Lommen, John Clappi
Project Collaborators: Micheal van Valkenburgh Associates
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Jeremy Bittermann, Dean Kaufmann, Helene Binet
AC Martin’s design for the Hollenbeck Replacement Police Station nicely complements the diverse and creative Boyle Heights community it serves, encourages public interaction, and creates a beneficial work environment for the officers. The welcoming, artistic, and safe new police station reinforces the Department’s efforts to create a more open, community-serving police force for the city.
Project description, images, and drawings after the break.
Architect: AC Martin
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
General Contractor: FTR International
Structural Engineer: Brandow & Johnston
Landscape Architect: Melendrez
Project Area: 54,000 sqf (main building), 115,000 sqf (parking structure), 7,000 sqf (vehicle maintenance)
Project Year: 2009
Client: Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Community Police Station
Photographs: Timothy Hursley
OIII architecten were awarded the commission for the construction of a cluster of programs dedicated to education in digital media and digital creation by the Nord De France Chamber of Commerce. The location of the 18,800 square meter project is on a newly developed site on the banks of the River Scheldt, just outside of Valenciennes.
More on the project after the break.
One topic with two points of view, THE BI BLOG recently proposed a discussion on the topic of control. Featuring two distinctly different buildings, Georgia Tech’s recently renovated Hinman Research Building by Office dA in association with Lord, Aeck & Sargent, and Berthold Lubetkin’s London Zoo Penguin Pool, the contributors share their points of view on an architect’s ability to control or not control their buildings, from conduit to how a penguin uses a space.
The BI BLOG presents a new form of collaborative design writing. Eschewing the single author, each thematic exchange presents, in tandem, two unique points of view on a single architectural topic, opening up a dialog between an ever expanding pool of designers, theorists, critics and curators (comments from readers are also encouraged).
Heise Architecture is proud to announce the opening of the the Exhibition for the 2011 Brisbane Ideas Competition. This inaugural competition has received international attention and asked entrants to address the questions, “What is missing from Brisbane?” and “What does Brisbane need for the future?”
Mateo Arquitectura was awarded first prize in the public competition for the redesign of El Ninot Market in Barcelona, Spain. El Ninot market plays a key role in Barcelona’s food distribution network and is positioned accordingly, with a strategic central location. This winning proposal aims to maintain the existing facility and its intrinsic history while equipping it with contemporary services that keep its relevance in todays culture alive.
More on this project after the break.
Architects: 5468796 Architecture Inc.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Structural: Lavergne Draward & Associates
Lighting Design: Ambiances Lighting + Visual Design
Project Manager: Mark Penner
Metal Fabricator: Melvin Kleinsasser
Project area: 784 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: 5468796 Architecture Inc.
Nota Design International pte Ltd just shared with us this project called “House At Hillside” in Singapore. According to the architects, this house is a half a century old single storey terrace with an attic and is located in a huge residential zone with a plot ratio of 1.4. The potential of it being en-bloc in a few years’ time is there, but by no means certain.
You can read more about this project and see more photographs after the break.