Henry Point / Michael Flowers Architect & farm research and design

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Located on a hillside property overlooking Hayden Lake, the Henry Point project is a 830 sqf loft addition and intensive reprogramming of an existing lake cabin in northern . The project connects visitors of family and friends to the surrounding landscape through a series of decks and operable facades that create large indoor/outdoor gathering spaces as well as two independent living areas.

Follow the break for more photographs, drawings, and text about this loft addition by .

Architects: Michael Flowers Architect & farm research and design
Location: Hayden Lake, Idaho, United States
Project Team: Michael Flowers and Judson Moore
Construction: Doric Creager
Project Area: 830 sqf
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Larry Conboy

AD Classics: Marina City / Bertrand Goldberg

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Along the eastern branch of the River lies one of the most formally interesting skyscrapers in all of , Marina City by .  Completed in 1964, Marina City, at the time, was the tallest residential projects in the world and still remains one of the densest inhabited developments.  Unlike any project before it, Marina City was an experiment of allocating diverse programs into a “city within a city.”  Although, it is not as widely recognized as the Sears Tower or the John Hancock Building, Marina City’s distinctive “corn-cob” shape has a strong presence among modern architecture, as well as Chicago’s skyline.

House In Two Parts / assemblageSTUDIO

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Architects: assemblageSTUDIO
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada,
Materials Used: Integra cmu, weathered copper panels, low e windows, joists / framing
Project area: 6,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of assemblageSTUDIO

Museum Plaza update / REX

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Like many large scale projects around the country, REX’s Museum Plaza, in the city of , , had just broken ground and had given light to many dreams for the downtown community when the nation’s financial crisis hit the city. Needless to say, financing came to a standstill and funding for the towers the city had been hoping for was no longer an option. Their current construction loan of $140.5 million, city contributions, bonds and funds already put forth by the team was not enough to proceed in their construction efforts until positive news came their way at the turn of the month. More images and description after the break.

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin / Oppenheim Architecture + Design


The Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin located in Miami’s is an extension of a predominant Paris gallery.  The renovation and addition by Oppenheim Architecture + DesignThe Miami gallery is an extension of a predominant Paris gallery. The design intention was to maintain the buildings original 1950s character, maximizing exhibition space, while simultaneously integrating the mechanical systems in an inconspicuous manner.  The gallery will serve not only as an exhibition space but also as a residence for the gallery owner and as a living space for visiting artists. Photographs, and drawings along wiht a further description about the Galerie following the break.

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Design District, Miami,
Project Team: Chad Oppenheim, Juan Calvo, Leslie Abraham, and Carolina Jaimes
Client: G.E.P. LLC
Landscape Architect: Rosenberg Design
Consultants: Vidal and Associates, Cornerstone Engineering
General Contractor: Jack Green
Project Area: 14,000 sqf renovation and 3,000 sqf addition
Project Year: 2006 (renovation)
Renderings: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Photos: Ken Hayden

Cube / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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The Cube mixed-use condominium complex, designed by , represents the next frontier in multifamily high-rise housing in urban areas.  In response to the individual needs of owners and the need of creating a sense of identity, this design provides the opportunity to not simply pick finishes and add fences.  Future condominium owners are propelled to communicate with the architect their needs and day to day functions.  Architectural assumption is thrown to the wayside, and Cube is the approach to condominium living in Miami.

Last week on ArchDaily we featured our interview with Chad Oppenheim founding partner of .  Be sure to check out the full interview here.

Follwing the break are words from the architect, along with rendering, and drawings of this future building.

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: , Miami, Florida
Credits: Chad Oppenheim, Carlos Ramos, Giovana Henao, Kevin McMorris, Juan López, Carla Urreiztieta, Camilo Orozco, Ana Maria Calle, and Rodrigo Londoño
Client: Nexus Development Group
Project Area: 240,000 sqf
Project Year: Estimated Completion 2012
Renderings: Dbox

Five Architects: A North American Anthology

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If you are in the New York area, Columbia University is organizing a celebration for architect and critic Kenneth Frampton’s 80th birthday. This event, entitled Five Architects: A North American Anthology , is a conference curated by Frampton on Saturday, November 13 running from 10 am – 6 pm.  The five architects will include Steven Holl of New York, Rick Joy of Tucson, John + Patricia Patkau of Vancouver, of San Francisco and Brigitte Shim + Howard Sutcliffe of Toronto. The diverse group represents a varied body of work which, although quite distinct and different, share certain values, such as a particularly sensitive feeling for the impact of both craftsmanship and climate on the generation of form and a seemingly, equally shared concern for the expressive tactility of material and the articulation of structure under the impact of light.

For more information about the event, visit here.

Campus Center / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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The mixed-use Campus Center designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design for Dade Community College will make a statement within the skyline of the tropical city.  Popular for its flowing spaces from interior to exterior, the architects capitalized on ’s climate creating an open-aired campus design complete with arcades, quads, and plazas.  The design incorporates a variety of materials and sustainable practices including a steel frame exo-skeletal system, clad and aluminum with clear glass aluminum window wall system, solar panels in portions of the roof, and vertical shafts wind turbines.

Here you can check out our interview with Chad Oppenheim founding partner of Oppenheim Architecture + Design featured last week on ArchDaily.

More details, drawings, and photographs about the Campus Center by Oppenheim Architecture + Design after the break.

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Miami,
Project Team: Chad Oppenheim, Carl Römer, Eduardo Quintero, Carlos Ramos, Germán Brun, Juan López, Sebastian Velez, Robert Moehring, Gianpaolo Pietri, Helen Zhao, Hugo Mijares, Joshua Sacks, Lizmarie Esparza, Francisco Llado, Piero Valtolina, and Santhosh Shanmugam
Developer: Gregg Covin Development
Client: Miami Dade Community College
Project Area: 2,500,000 sqf
Project Year: Estimated Completion 2012
Renderings: Dbox and Olalekan Jeyifous

House On Punkinville Road / Norelius Studio

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Architects: Norelius Studio
Location: Punkinville Road, New York,
Structural Engineer: Albert Putnam
Project area: 2,464 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Sandy Agrafiotis

COR / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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Miami’s will soon be home to not just another building, but to COR.  The ambitious project to design the first sustainable mixed-use condominium in Miami has been getting a lot of buzz and rightfully so.  At 400′ tall it represents a dynamic synergy between architecture, structural engineering, and ecology.  Extracting power from its environment utilizing the latest advancements in wind turbines, photovoltaics, and solar hot water generation COR upon completion will be seeking a LEED Platinum certification.  The polka dotted hyper-efficient exoskeleton shell simultaneously provides building structure, thermal mass for insulation, shading for natural cooling, enclosure for terraces, armatures for turbines, and loggias for congregating on the ground.  Comprising commercial, office, fitness, live/work, and pure residential spaces (113 residences from studios to penthouses)—COR provides a uniquely flexible platform for­ lifestyle enhancement.

Last week on ArchDaily we featured our interview with Chad Oppenheim founding partner of .  Below is a portion of the interview regarding the design of COR, and the full interview can be found here.

Follow the break for drawings and renderings of COR, along with a list of environmental design techniques incorporated into the design.

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Miami, Florida, United States
Project Team: Chad Oppenheim, Carlos Ramos, Juan López, Carolina Jaimes, Juan Calvo, Hugo Mijares, Jessica Santaniello Barrera, Rodrigo Londoño and Camilo Orozco
Client: Nexus Development Group
Project Area: 480,000 sqf
Project Year: Estimated 2011
Renderings: Dbox

Frank Gehry to Speak at Pratt Institute on Architecture and Beauty

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Renowned architect Frank Gehry will speak as part of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture’s fall 2010 lecture and events series at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, in Memorial Hall Auditorium on Pratt’s Campus. The event is free and open to the public.  Seating priority will be given to Pratt students and faculty members with valid ID at 2:30 p.m. Members of the public will be admitted at 2:50 p.m. should seating be available.

Read on for more information after the break.

Tampa Covenant Church / Alfonso Architects

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Architects: Alfonso Architects
Location: , Florida,
Construction Cost: $2,600,000
Project area: 25,000 sq ft
Project year: 2010
Photographs:  Al Hurley

The Briefcase House / Jimenez Lai

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Jimenez Lai of  Bureau Spectacular shared his residential project for a warehouse loft.  The 1400 sf space is conceived as a house within a house where all the material possessions are compacted into one oversized briefcase, which the subject sleeps inside.  The project focuses on engaging two architectural issues: the inside/outside and S/XL.

More information, including Lai’s illustrated storyboards after the break.

Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

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Multiple rooms, both interior and exterior, have been added to a non-descript, one-story 1960′s ranch style home transforming it into a receiver of ’s tropical climate. While the effect is striking, minimal alterations were made to the existing structure. The house is entered through a 20′x30′x30′ volume where a reflecting pool and oculus align to activate the space with reflection and luminance. A large room organizes the house into private and public realms. Tremendous spaces with oversized windows overlook the pool and canal. A 60′x20′x20′ volume, at the rear of the home provides enclosure for outdoor living and a large circular column contains an outdoor shower open to the sky. The second floor contains a secluded courtyard garden, off the master bedroom. The project provides a flexible infrastructure for the participation and enjoyment of the pleasures of life.

Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of Villa Allegra.

Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
Location: Miami Beach, , United States
Project Team: Chad Oppenheim, Juan Calvo, Giovana Henao, Leslie Abraham, Rodrigo Londoño, and Roger Placencia
Project Area: 9,000 Ssqf
Project Year: 2002
Photographs: Eric Laignel

‘ENYA International Design Ideas Competition’ Exhibition Opening

The Emerging New York Architects Committee (), AIA Chapter, is thrilled to announce its fourth biennial international ideas competition exhibition opening, “High Bridge.”

Please join the committee and the winning teams at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place), November 11 at 6:00 pm, for the opening party to celebrate the competition winners and the launch of the competition publication, HB:BX, Building Cultural Infrastructure. The exhibition will be on view at the Center for Architecture through March 27, 2011.

The High Bridge: Bronx, Building Cultural Infrastructure competition (HB:BX) encouraged participants to design an arts center that culturally reinforced the physical connection between the Manhattan and Bronx High Bridge communities of New York City.

More information on the official website.

Fuller Lofts / Brooks + Scarpa Architects

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The Fuller Lofts project is a 127,500 sqf adaptive reuse and nearly 30,500 sqf vertical expansion of a 1920s concrete industrial building in a depressed neighborhood of East . Located convenient to a station on a recently constructed light-rail line, the Fuller Lofts was the first transit-oriented development begun in the area and has spurred the revitalization of Lincoln Heights.

Follow the break for photographs, drawings, and text about Fuller Lofts.

Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Location: Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States
Structural Engineering: Nabih Youssef and Associates
MEP Engineers: Innovative Engineering Group (IEG)
Landscape Architect: Rios Clemente Hale Studio
General Contractor: Lee Homes
Client: Livable Places
Project Area: 158,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

AIA Los Angeles announces ‘Arch is’ Competition Call for Entries

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The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|) is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2010 Arch Is competition. Only in its sophomore year, Arch Is is the newest addition to the AIA|’s growing roster of programs.

The competition invites young architects and designers to share their portfolios and philosophies with an esteemed panel of judges, that includes Neil Denari, AIA (Neil M. Denari Architects), Lisa Iwamoto, AIA (IWAMOTOSCOTT Architecture), Mia Lehrer, FASLA (Mia Lehrer + Associates), and Geoff Manaugh (BLDG BLOG).

Two talented winners will be awarded with a public forum and the rare opportunity to share their perspective on what architecture is with the design community. The winner will also receive a cash award.

The Arch Is competition is open to any design collaborations, design partnerships, or designers residing in who have graduated from an accredited architecture school or foreign equivalent. Participants must register by December 17, 2010 and submit their materials by January 14, 2011. The winners will be announced and invited to speak at a public AIA|LA awards ceremony and forum event in March 2011. For more information, please click here.

Lechmere Public Library / Alan Lu

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At a time when the economic state of the United States is at a point where it is impacting the way students and current architects are going about designing certain building types, Alan Lu, who is currently the Presidential Fellow at MIT is deeply engrained within the realm of form, fabrication and the endless pursuit of luxury through space. His studies and research is demonstrated in his Lechmere Public Library design in Boston, where his hybrid form of institutional and private space combines to exist as a single entity. More images and description after the break.