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House in Valley Street / Baran Studio Architecture

© Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons © Peter Lyons

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive to Open in 2016

As construction continues on its new home across from the UC Berkeley campus, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is finalizing plans for its first exhibition - Architecture of Life - in this location. The curvilinear structure, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with EHDD as executive architect, fuses old and new, outfitting what was the UC Berkeley printing plant with modern exhibition space, offices, and theaters to make it a focal point in Berkeley's downtown arts district.

More on the $112 million project after the break.

Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro Courtesy of UC Regents. Rendering by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Phoenix House / Anderson Anderson Architecture

  • Architects: Anderson Anderson Architecture
  • Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Architect in Charge: Mark Anderson, Peter Anderson
  • Design Team: Anderson, Peter Anderson, Johnson Tang, Yevgeniy Ossipov, Gennifer Muñoz, Yingying Xue, Jia Wu, Chris Campbell
  • Project Manager: Yevgeniy Ossipov
  • Area: 3700.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Anthony Vizzari

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Harmon / Baran Studio Architecture

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Berkeley Courtyard House / WA Design

  • Architects: WA Design
  • Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Architects: WA Design Inc
  • Design Team: David Stark Wilson, Chris Parlette, Frank Eyerly, Tom Peebles, Angela Wong
  • Consultants: SDC (engineering); Artistic (lighting); Meline Engineering (mechanical)
  • Landscape Design: WA design
  • Area: 4880.0 ft2
  • Photographs: Courtesy of wa design inc

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Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents Diller Scofidio + Renfro's design for new museum complex

Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro / View from Corner of Center and Oxford Streets
Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro / View from Corner of Center and Oxford Streets

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) today held a community open house to present the schematic design for its new facility to the public. The project, designed by the renowned New York City-based firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), will unite a repurposed former UC Berkeley printing plant at 2120 Oxford Street with a new structure. More information and images after the break.

The Jean Gray Hargrove Music Library at the University of California, Berkeley / Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects

  • Architects: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
  • Location: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Architect: Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects
  • Associate Architect: Heery International, Inc.
  • Project Team: Merrill Elam (Principal-in-Charge), Mack Scogin (Collaborating Principal), Lloyd Bray (Collaborating Principal), Brian Bell (Project Architect), Tim Harrison (Project Architect), John Trefry, Penn Ruderman, Kevin Gotsch, Juan Du, Ted Paxton, Barnum Tiller, Charlotte Henderson, David Yocum, Jennifer King, Margaret Fletcher, Helen Han
  • Landscape Architect: PGAdesign inc., Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Civil Engineers: Brian Kangas Foulk
  • Slate Consultant: CF Slating
  • Shelving Consultant: Ross McDonald Company
  • Security / Telecommunications: TeeCom Design Group
  • Specifications: Marc Chavez
  • General Contractor: DPR Construction
  • Area: 28775.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Timothy Hursley

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Ed Roberts Campus / LMS Architects

  • Architects: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Location: Berkeley BART Station, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
  • Architect in Charge: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Photographs: Tim Griffith

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Wurstershire Sauce / UC Berkeley Landscape and Architecture Graduate Student Team

Courtesy of UC Berkeley Landscape and Architecture Graduate Student Team
Courtesy of UC Berkeley Landscape and Architecture Graduate Student Team

In the Spring of 2010 a team of Landscape and Architecture graduate students from the University of California, Berkeley led a design build seminar to rethink a little known courtyard on the northeast corner of Wurster Hall. Originally used as an outdoor classroom, plant demonstration area, work space, and location for the CED happy hour, the objective of the project was to make a “bench” to accommodate and enhance these diverse activities. More images and team’s description after the break.

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse / Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Location: Berkeley, California, USA
  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Interiors: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project/Construction Manager: Terrasset Management Group, LLC
  • Civil Engineer: Keir and Wright Civil Engineers & Surveyors, Inc.
  • Theatrical Consultant: The Shalleck Collaborative
  • General Contractor: Oliver & Company, Inc.
  • Electrical: Silverman & Light
  • Acoustics: Charles M Salter Associates Inc.
  • Area: 18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Sharon Risedorph Photography, Billy Hustace Photography, Hali McGrath Music Photography

© Billy Hustace Photography © Billy Hustace Photography © Billy Hustace Photography © Sharon Risedorph Photography

Field Rupture / VeeV Design

Photograph © Reid Yalom
Photograph © Reid Yalom

A sculptural installation by VeeV Design, entitled Field Rupture, rests upon the courtyard of a 1950s modern house in Berkeley Hills, California.  Since the installation is applied over the topological surface, the shifting ground conceptually pushes the surface vertically, and, as the name implies, this action causes the surface to “rupture.” Using a laser cutter to produce the digital fabrication, the sheet metal formation seems to burst from the ground as a “figure of two planes pushing against one another.” More images of the installation after the break.

The Berkeley [IN]STITUTES in Environmental Design

The College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, is offering three summer programs that introduce the study of architecture, landscape architecture, and sustainable city planning. These Berkeley STITUTES in Environmental Design are designed for post-baccalaureate students or senior-level undergraduates with majors in other fields who are interested in testing their enthusiasm for the material and culture of environmental design. The curriculum emphasizes the preparation of materials for application to graduate study in one of its disciplines. The STITUTES give students the opportunity to:

Gravatt 48 / Debbas Architecture

  • Architects: Debbas Architecture
  • Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Architects: Debbas Architecture
  • Client: Charles & Amal Debbas
  • Area: 320.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Cesar Rubio, Nic Lehoux

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