Fougeron Architecture - Tehama Grasshopper
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 01:39

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This house, located in San Francisco, California. provides a surprising integration of old and new elements, of competing urban forces, brings the remodeled warehouse alive.


Three stories of interlocked spaces have distinct personalities and functions: office, main living area, and penthouse. The rigidity of the original concrete structure is broken down in a subtle interplay of light, surfaces, levels, and indoor and outdoor spaces—making the urban living experience as richly textured as the city itself.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:22
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24H > architecture - Dragspelhuset, Lake Ovre Gla in Sweden; the 'Accordion House'
Monday, 09 March 2009 02:26

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This extension to an original cabin from the 1800’s is located on the shore of the lake Övre Gla in the nature reserve Glaskogen in Sweden. According to Swedish building regulations an extension is not allowed to exceed a maximum floor area.

A second priority for the building regulations is its proximity to the border of the estate. The building should stay 4 meters clear of the site boundary. In this case the extraordinary location is along a stream, which forms part of the site boundary.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 06:36
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David Jameson Architect - House on Hoopers Island, Church Creek, Maryland
Thursday, 07 May 2009 19:00

This 2,200 square-foot residence, one of the recipients of the 2009 AIA Housing Award, is located on a Chesapeake Bay barrier island near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, an estuarine marshland ecosystem, and an important stop along the Atlantic Flyway.
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Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 14:13
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Brooks + Scarpa - Solar Umbrella Residence in Venice, California
Monday, 01 June 2009 04:54

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Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures. In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice.

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Studio Daniel Libeskind - Crystals at CityCenter, in Las Vegas, Nevada
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:14

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Located in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard, Crystals is the 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment space, which is the connective center of the MGM MIRAGE City-Center project. Opened in 2009, CityCenter is a vertical city within a city which includes 2,400 private residences, two boutique hotels, and a 61-story resort casino. The project bears its architect’s signature style with turbulent forms interacting with each other in a sculptural composition.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 November 2010 05:59
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David Chipperfield Architects - Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa
Thursday, 04 June 2009 06:25

Figge_Art_Museum_01 Cities get identified by their landmarks. The centre of Davenport, suffers from many of the problems endemic to a number of American cities. Over the years the area has witnessed the departure of much of its residential and business community, leaving downtown Davenport with little of the vibrancy normally associated with urban life.

The implementation of this new home for the Figge Art Museum, formerly the Davenport Museum of Art, in downtown Davenport, has been a major catalyst in the urban revitalization of a historic city, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River on Iowa’s eastern border and is the largest of the Quad Cities, that also comprises Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline, Illinois.

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 22:13
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Top Student Green Chair Designs to Be Showcased by Vern Yip in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 07:54

Back in May this year, the American Institute of Architecture Students and the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced the top six winners of the fourth student design competition. Sponsored by the ICPF and administered by the AIAS, the program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of issues related to the use of corrugated board (a non-traditional building material) in design and construction and production. The competition was developed in part to introduce architecture and structural design students to green, structural design careers in the corrugated packaging and display industry. This spring's competition attracted architecture and package design students from 49 colleges and universities throughout North America.
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Last Updated on Monday, 30 November 2009 16:02
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