One World Trade Center gets to 260 feet

Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

One World Trade Center has reached a construction milestone by rising 260 ft above street level. Upon its completion in 2013, it will become the tallest office building in the United States reaching 104 stories.

Currently standing at the 26th floor level, the 1,776-ft-tall office building is being designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (NY office) and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is scheduled to reach a height of 50 stories by the end of 2010. To date, more than 67,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured for the tower, both above and below ground exceeding the amount of concrete used to build the entire Empire State Building.

One World Trade Center will incorporate design elements based on LEED Gold criteria with energy efficiency running 20% higher than city codes presently require. Seen at GreenSource.

Farquar Lake Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design

© Paul Crosby

Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design
Location: Apple Valley, MN,
Landscape Design: Travis VanLiere, RLA
Project Area: 3360 sf
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Paul Crosby &

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health / Frank Gehry

© Matthew Carbone, Photographer

A few weeks ago we introduced you one of the latest built projects by , the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in . The center is supported by Keep Memory Alive, and it is planned to become a national resource for the most current research and scientific information for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington ‘s Diseases, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) as well as focusing on prevention, early detection and education.

The two buildings together, along with the Reflection Garden © Matthew Carbone, Photographer

On our previous feature we got a glimpse of the project, which at first sight might look like just another Gehry project. And now, thanks to these new photos by Matthew Carbone, we can get a better look at it.

The center features three main spaces:

Minnetonka Residence / ALTUS Architecture + Design

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Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design
Location: , MN, USA
Project Area: 3700 sf
Project Year: 2008
Photography: ALTUS Architecture + Design

Prospect.1 Welcome Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

© Steve Dumez

Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Location: , LA, USA
Consultants: Canal Construction of Louisiana LLC – General Contractor
Client: U.S. Biennial, Inc.
Project Size: 300 sf
Completion Date: 2008
Photography: Will Crocker Photography, Steve Dumez

House on Lake Okoboji / Min | Day

© Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Architects: Min | Day – E.B. Min, Jeffrey L. Day.
Location: West Okoboji, , United States
Project team: Nicholas Papaefthimiou, Kristine Mummert, Matt Cavin, Christina Kaneva, Jeff Davis, Matt Goldsberry
Client: Paul & Annette Smith
Landscape design: Min | Day
Lighting Design: HLB Lighting Design / Min | Day
Size: 6000 square feet
Year: 2008
Photographs: Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

The Trump International Hotel and Tower at Waikiki Beachwalk / Guerin Glass Architects

 
© Andrea Brizzi

Architects: Guerin Glass Architects
Location: 223 Saratoga Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA
Associate Architect, Honolulu HI: Benjamin Woo Architects LLC
Interior Design: SN Design
Completion Date: December 2009
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: Notkin Hawaii, Inc.
Electrical Engineer: Albert Chong Associates
Civil Engineering: Wilson Okamoto Corp.
Environmental: Clayton Group Services
Geotechnical Engineering: Professional Services Industries
Landscaping: Brownville & Lee
Waterproofing: Specialized Architectural Services
Telecommunications/Security Design: Communications Consulting Services
Client: Irongate Azrep Beachwalk LLC
Floor Area: 575,000 sf
Total built area: Total height of the building: 700,000 sf
Photos: Andrea Brizzi

Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects

© Timothy Hursley

Architects: Eskew+Dumez+RippleGuidry Beazley Architects
Location: Key West, Florida,
General Contractor: BRPH
MEP Engineer: Associated Design Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: McKee and Deville Consulting Engineers
Civil Engineer: URS Group, Inc.
Cost Management: Atkins HF+G
Year of Completion: 2006
Client: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Division
Project Size: 30,000 square feet
Software Implemented: AutoCAD
Photography: Timothy Hursley

DOGone House / archimania

© Chad Mellon Photography

Architects: archimania
Location: , TN,
Building area: 11.25 sf
Total cost: $1,554
Completion date: October 2009
Photography: Chad Mellon Photography

LITE Technology Center / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple and Guidry Beazley Architects

© Timothy Hursley

Architects:  Eskew+Dumez+Ripple / Guidry Beazley Architects
Location:  Lafayette, Louisiana,
Consultants:  J.B. Mouton, Inc. – General Contractor, Associated Design Group – MEP Engineers, Bellard and Associates – Structural Engineer, Visual Acuity – Visualization Systems, Global Data Systems – Communications/IT, Jon Emerson & Associates – Landscape Architect
Client: Lafayette Economic Development Authority
Project Size: 61,040 square feet
Year of Completion: 2006
Photography: Timothy Hursley

GSAPP Summer Lecture Series 2010 – June Events

The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservations () at Columbia University have announced its Summer Lecture Series 2010. Here are June events:

June 23 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: Shaping the City / Edith Hsu-Chen + Charles McKinney
June 24 / Metropolis Film Series: Michelangelo Antonioni, Blow Up
June 29 / Arguments Lecture Series / Iwan Baan
June 30 / Urban Design Lunchtime Lecture Series: Where and How does Economic Development happen? / Josh Wallack and Vishaan Chakrabarti

For more information go to www.arch.columbia.edu/events.

L Residence / Min|Day

© Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Architects: Min|Day
Location: , NE,
Project team: Jeff Davis, Kristine Mummert, Natalie Kittner, Matt Cavin, Christina Kaneva
Structural Engineer: Shaffer & Stevens, PC
General Contractor: Boyd Jones Contractor
Developer: Shamrock Development Inc.
Size: 3000 sqf
Photographs: Paul Crosby Architectural Photography

Conversations: Continued / PRAXIS + PS1 MoMA Symposium

The symposium marks the release of the 11 Architects + 12 Conversations issue of PRAXIS: a journal of writing and building. The moderated discussion will invite audience participation in an open dialogue that explores shared and contested territory among this emerging generation of practices.

The symposium, “Conversations: Continued”, brings together 10 Young Architectural Practices: MOS, NArchitects, WORKac, PATTERNS, Aranda/Lasch, Productora, FAR, Ciro Najle, The Living, and Howeler +Yoon with two critics, Timothy Hyde and Lucia Allais. The event continues the more formal discussion begun in PRAXIS 11, 11 Architects/12 Conversations, by bringing the firms together in a shared conversation, broadening the issues at stake, and sharing the material with a wider architectural and public audience.

The symposium will take place next Friday, June 25, from 12:30 till 6 pm at Contemporary Art Center in . For further information and schedule, go to http://www.praxisjournal.net/home.htm.

ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition

The ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition challenges design teams to reweave the landscape for wildlife in a cost-effective manner using new methods, new materials, and new thinking. The site of the ARC design competition is located where natural and human-dominated worlds collide. Between the rapidly urbanizing metropolitan area of and the resort communities of Vail, Aspen and Breckenridge, Colorado, the site sits at approximately 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level and 90 miles (145 kilometers) west of along the I-70 Mountain Corridor just west of Vail Pass.

Jurors will be looking not only for beautiful, compelling designs that meet the needs of both people and wildlife but also the use of materials that make infrastructure more affordable and, ultimately, our roads safer from wildlife-vehicle collisions. Expressions of Interest are due in hard copy by 4pm (Mountain Daylight Time) July 30, 2010. For complete information visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

CAC’s Mine the Gap Competition Winners Announced

First Place / The Second Sun

MINE THE GAP, a single-stage international design ideas competition dedicated to examining one of the most visible scars left after the collapse of the real estate market in Chicago: the massive hole along the Michigan remaining from the cancellation of Calatrava’s Spiral , have recently announced it’s winners. See them after the break.

Rincon | Bates House / Studio 27 Architecture

© Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

Architects: Studio 27 Architecture – John K. Burke
Location: 1600 K Street NW, Washington, DC,
Design Team: Chris DeHenzel, Hans Kuhn
Contractor: Stalheber Construction Inc.
Age of Structure: 1906
Square footage of job: 1,550 sf
Completion Date: January 2010
Photographer: Anice Hoachlander / Allan Russ

Trapezoid / buildingstudio

© Anastasia Laurenzi

Architects: buildingstudio
Location: , Tennessee,
Design Team: Coleman Coker, Jonathan Tate, David Dieckhoff, Carl Batton Kennon, Collette Reid
Structural Engineers: Logan Patri Engineering
Civil Engineering: ETI Corporation
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer: V.T. Gala Engineering
Consultant: Antonio Bologna, Architect
Landscape: Harriet McGeorge Landscape Design
General contractor: Patton & Taylor Enterprises
Project Area: 19,000 sq ft
Budget: US $1,780,000.00
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Anastasia Laurenzi

Wurzburg Retreat / archimania

© Brian Laskaris

Architects: archimania
Location: Savannah, TN,
Owner/Client: Warren Wurzburg
Construction Cost: $1.6 million
Building Area: 4,829 sf
Date of Completion: April 2009
Cost per Square Foot: $330.00
General Contractor: McNairy County Construction, LLC
Photos: Brian Laskaris