The architect purchased this property and decided to move into the house while phasing construction projects. The intention is for the project to be a laboratory for architectural experiments.
The site is in the country in a partially wooded area with rolling hills with views to the west and south. The existing house is located on the highest ground of the site on the edge of where the trees meet the native prairie grass meadow.
Architects: Randy Brown Architects
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Project Team: Randy Brown, Katy Slate, Steve Mielke, Matt Stoffel, David Marble, Pavel Pepeliaev, Will Corcoran, Scott Shell, Matthew Meehan, Matthew Miltner, Nate Gieselman, Corey Dixon, Ash Parker, Jeremy Redding, Dirk Henke, Nathan Miller, Dale Luebbert, Brian Hamilton, Zach Hilleson, Nathan Griffith
Claude Breithaupt, Brandon Schumacher, Alexander Jack, Ian Thomas, Ted Slate, Brian Garvey, Travis Gunter, Bill Deroin, Kevin Scott, Jason Wheeler, TJ Olson, Ryan Wilkening, Brad Rodenburg, Jim Kersten, Mike McMahon, John Gallup Jr., Joe Vessel, Katy Atherton, Mike Hargens
Contractor: Randy Brown Architects
Client: Randy and Kim Brown
Photographs: Assassi Productions
Studio Mode is pleased to announce the fourth installment of the coLab workshop series: Interactive Parametrics. Interactive Parametrics is a two-day Processing workshop (with an optional third day) focusing on dynamic sketches and prototyping. The workshop will be held in New York City during the weekend of February 19.
This fast-paced workshop will focus on interactive parametric design strategies. Using Processing as our base platform, we will design real-time dynamic behavior systems, implement interfacing techniques for fluid use, and iteratively prototype the solutions in physical format through rapid prototyping and digital die-cutting. Through a series of focused exercises and design tasks, each attendee will build a stand-alone parametric design sketch and work through the process of prototyping, realizing a set of solutions through computer numerically controlled equipment (Makerbot “Thing-O-Matic” and KNK High-Force Cutters). An optional third workshop day is offered to those participants desiring further time to develop individual projects or lines of research. As part of a larger online infrastructure, modeLab, this workshop provides participants with continued support and knowledge to draw upon for future learning.
Attendance will be limited to provide each participant maximum dedicated time with instructors. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with the basic concepts of parametric design and interface of Processing.
These simply organized structures, a cottage and office, replace preexisting buildings that were inefficient, structurally compromised and in serious disrepair. Rebuilding within the footprints of the former structures allowed for the introduction of a clear relationship between the buildings and better response to the site. While architecturally similar, the two new buildings are programmatically diverse with the cottage housing the living elements of the program, and the office hosting the working component.
This project received a 2010 Design Award, Custom Residences Category AIA Housing Award, a 2010 Green GOOD DESIGN The European Center for Architecture and The Chicago Athenaeum, a 2009 Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture AIA San Francisco. More photographs and drawings of Dry Creek Outbuildings following the break.
Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: Woodside, California, USA
Structural Engineering: Umerani Associates
MEP Engineering: C&B Engineers
Civil Engineering: Lea and Braze Engineering, Inc.
Landscape Architects: Patrick Brennan
Lighting Design: David Wilds Patton, Isometrix
Geotechnical Engineering: Murray Engineers
Acoustic Enginnering: Charles M. Salter Associates Inc.
Contractor: Van Acker Construction, Louis Ptak Construction, Inc.
Client Representative: The Rockridge Group, Ken Morrison
Project Area: 600 sqf Guest House, 550 sqf Caretake Cottage, 370 sqf Caretaker Office
Photographs: Nic Lehoux
The proposed concept for the site was to transform a single-use office building into a genuinely mixed use development incorporating office, retail, restaurant and residential use; seeking to create a new destination integrated within the local area.
The architects chose to situate the buildings around a new courtyard in the center of the site, which is connected by a publicly accessible route and ground floor public uses to the surrounding streets and spaces.
The key elements of the scheme were to introduce activity into the area, provide a mix of uses particularly retail, restaurants and housing introducing daytime and night time surveillance, and creating a properly managed and controlled environment which is reflected in the urban design approach to the layout of retail units, spaces and pedestrian routes.
Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Fletcher Priest Architects
Location: London, England
Design team: J.Moolhuijzen, M.van der Staay (partner and associate in charge), N.Mecattaf (associate) with L.Battaglia, S.Becchi, A.Belvedere, G.Carravieri, E.Chen, D.Colas, P.Colonna, W.Matthews, G.Mezzanotte, S.Mikou, Ph.Molter, Y.Pagès, M.Pare, L.Piazza, M.Reale, J.Rousseau, S.Singer Bayrle, R.Stampton and M.Aloisini, R.Biavati, M.Pierce, L.Voiland; O.Auber, C.Colson, Y.Kyrkos (models)
Structure: Ove Arup & Partners
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon
Pre-Construction Advice: Bovis Lend Lease
Facades: Emmer Pfenninger & Partners
Lighting: P.Castiglioni / G.Bianchi
Fit-out for Affordable Residential: PRP
Landscaping: Charles Funke Associates
Client: Legal & General with Mitsubishi Estate Corporation Stanhope PLC
Project Year: 2002-2010
Drawings and Photographs: Courtesy of RPBW, Courtesy of L&G and MEC, Michel Denance, Hufton & Crow, Joost Moolhuijzen, Maurits van der Staay
The ISTB3 (Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building III) is an example of melding together various and diverse departments as one collective unit. Program components include: Applied Biological Sciences and AZ Bio Institute, Applied Cognitive Sciences Center, and the Healthy Lifestyles Center.
Jones Studio designed interior courtyards and exterior gardens to provide an escape from the harsh summer sun and visual relief from the intense research inside the building, all the while, the building is flooded with natural daylight. Shared break room and other common building functions provide opportunities for informal gatherings amongst the different researchers in the building. The offices are purposely placed across the building from the lab areas to further promote impromptu chats. This project received the USGBC LEED Gold certification.
More photographs and drawings following the break.
Architects: Jones Studio
Location/Address: ASU Polytechnic, Mesa, Arizona, USA
JSI Team: Eddie Jones, Lead Designer, Neal Jones, Principal-In-Charge, Jacob Benyi, Project Manager, Aaron Forbes, Job Captain, Rob Viergutz, Job Captain
Contractor/CMAR: Hardison/ Downey Construction
Lab Consultant: RFD
Structural: rudow + berry, Inc.
M&P: Kunka Engineering, Inc.
Electrical: Woodward Engineering
Landscape: Chris Winters & Associates
Specifications: Litter Associates
Green Design: Green Ideas
Client: Arizona State University
Project Area: 34,894 sqf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Robert Reck
Architects: Triptyque – Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project Chief Architect: Bruno Simões
Client: Idea Zarvos / Movimento Um
Contractor: CPA Engenharia & Construções
Structure: Esteng Estrutural Engenharia
Hydraulics and electrics: Gera serviços de engenharia
Windows: Arqmate Consultoria de Esquadrias
Lightning: Companhia de Iluminação
Locksmithing: Irmãos Farias
Project area: 2,778 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente
The program was simple a private client, an apartment in the center of Paris, with a large terrace. The architects were challenged with connecting the apartment with the terrace. The result is a large volume that opens directly on the terrace, and it is the main space of floor as well as the entry room. The bedrooms are rearranged on the first level to accomodate the living space and terrace.
Architects: Pascal Grasso Architectures
Location: Paris, France
Assistants: Damien Descamps – Juliano Bottari
General Contractor: Bane-Déco
Carpenter: Art etconfort
Project Area: 280 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nicolas Dorval-Bory
The Boston Society of Architects plans to move from its current location on 52 Broad Street to a new space at Atlantic Wharf, as part of a major transformation of the 1867 institution. As part of an open design competition, the BSA selected Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s proposal entitled: Slipstream Public Exchange. Images of the proposal, a fly through video and an architects description after the break.