Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang Architects

Steve Hall - © Hedrich Blessing

Architects: Studio Gang Architects
Location: ,
Completion Date: November 2008
Size: 3,250 sf
Photography: Steve Hall – © Hedrich Blessing

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory / Flansburgh Architects


Architects: Flansburgh Architects
Location: Kamuela,
Partner in Charge: David A. Croteau, AIA
Client: Hawaii Preparatory Academy
Contractor: Quality Builders Inc.
Project Management: Pa’ahana Enterprises LLC
Civil Engineering: Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd.
Structural Engineering: Walter Vorfeld & Associates
Mechanical Engineering: Hakalau Engineering LLC
Electrical Engineering: Wallace T. Oki, PE Inc.
Surveyor: Pattison Land Surveying Inc.
Sustainability Consultants: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers
Completion Date: 2010
Construction Area: 6,100 square feet
Construction Value: $650/sf
Photographs: Matthew Millman

Conceived as a high school science building dedicated to the study of alternative energy, the new Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy functions as a zero-net-energy, fully sustainable building. The project’s fundamental goal is that of educating the next generation of students in the understanding of environmentally conscious, sustainable living systems. The project targets LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certification. Recently completed in January 2010, the Energy Lab today strives as a living laboratory, furthering its educational goals as a functioning example of sustainability.

SUPERFRONT LA now accepting exhibit proposals

SUPERFRONT LA is accepting proposals from curators for an exhibit to open September 23rd and show through early November of 2010. Gallery space is approximately 3,000 sq ft in the Pacific Design Center, Suite B208. Gallery hours are 1pm – 5pm Mon – Fri.

Proposals should contribute to SUPERFRONT’s mission of supporting and promoting radical contemporary architecture while fostering creative interdisciplinary exchange. Please include list of exhibitors, description of works, select images, and relevant curatorial or exhibition experience.

For more information go to ’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

Update: Pole Dance / SO-IL, by Iwan Baan


We are sure that SO-IL‘s PS1 installation, Pole Dance, will be a hit this summer.  On Friday we had a preview by Alan R Tansey and today, we found at Iwan Baan’s website another view on the installation.  We hope you’ll be able to visit the project in person sometime.

Complete photoset at Iwan’s website, some photos after the break:

National Trust for Historic Preservation new program will benefit two modernist icons

The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

Two icons of Modernism—the Farnsworth House in Plano, Ill., and Philip Johnson’s Glass House in New Canaan, Conn.—will be the beneficiaries of a newly launched funding initiative by the National Trust for Historic Preservation that reflects the dialogue between the two properties. Modern Views: A Project to Benefit Farnsworth House and the Glass House has a funding goal of $1 million, which will go to the restoration of the Brick House at the House and to restoration, maintenance, and operations at Farnsworth House.

The January 2010 addition of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House to the National Trust’s portfolio of historic sites allows closer collaborative efforts between the two properties, one of which is the Modern Views initiative.

Unfolding over the next several months, Modern Views will showcase drawings, models, and other works of art created by 100 of the world’s most respected and famed architects, designers, and artists, along with statements from each about how their work is inspired by these two historic houses.

Featured architects, artists, and designers include: David Adjaye, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Jeanne Gang, Leon Krier, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Eric Owen Moss, Ron Radziner, Pugh + Scarpa, Annabelle Selldorf, Annie Leibovitz, Julius Shulman (1910-2009) and Juergen Nogai, Karim Rashid, Constantin Boym, and many others. Click here for the complete list.

Two exhibitions of the donated works will be held in and New York as part of the fundraising program, and each event will include a screening of a new film by Sarah Morris inspired by the two houses. The first exhibition will be held on Sept. 16 in at The Arts Club; the second will be held Oct. 6 at Sotheby’s in New York. An online exhibition hosted by Sotheby’s, the project’s underwriter, will go live in September at

Written by Stephani Miller for Residential Architect.

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

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health / Frank Gehry

© , 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 Las Vegas. 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


Architects: ALTUS Architecture + Design
Location: Minnetonka, MN,
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: New Orleans, LA, USA
Consultants: Canal Construction of 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 Lake Okoboji, , United States
Project team: Nicholas Papaefthimiou, Kristine Mummert, Matt Cavin, Christina Kaneva, Jeff Davis, Matt Goldsberry
Client: Paul & Annette Smith
Landscape design:
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, 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: Memphis, 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

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