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A selection of projects and articles that we featured in the last month. A wide variety of interesting projects that we hopr you will enjoy.


1. Awards:


 18 Recipients for the AIA 2011 Housing Awards
2011 COTE Top Ten Green Projects by the American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment....


3. New projects:

Neil Denari - HL23 Building in 3LHD - Green Pavilion / Restaurant in Zagreb New York3LHD - Green Pavilion / Restaurant in Zagreb

The most important element and the inspiration for this project is the location itself, with extremely high quality existing vegetation densely distributed throughout the plot and gradually diluted out toward the eastern edge.

 

 


4.Featured Projects:

MVE Institutional - Elementary School for Panorama City, CA MVE Institutional - Elementary School for Panorama City, CA

Almost 1,000 students attend the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Valley Region Elementary School #6 in Panorama City, with its naturally lit classrooms, fresh-air ventilation and outdoor teaching spaces, designed by Irvine-based MVE Institutional (MVEI)....

William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. - Northeastern University Building F, in BostonWilliam Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc. - Northeastern University Building F, in Boston

As the sixth building designed by the firm for Northeastern's new West Campus, this 140,000 square foot mixed-use building completes the build-out of the 1.2 million square foot Master Plan. The building reinforces the university’s academic mission and commitment to creating a new mixed-use sector of campus. ...

 

Overland Partners Architects - Haven for Hope, San AntonioOverland Partners Architects - Haven for Hope, San Antonio

This remarkable project is one of the three recipients of 2011 Housing Awards in the Special Housing category that recognizes outstanding design of housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as single room occupancy residences (SROs), independent living....

 

Olson Kundig Architects - Art Stable Project in SeattleOlson Kundig Architects - Art Stable Project in Seattle

Art Stable is an urban infill project in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Built on the site of a former horse stable, the seven-story building includes a ground level commercial unit, second-story parking, and five units of adaptable live-work space. Units are designed to accommodate flexibility in use and changes over time.....

North Carolina Museum of Art; Raleigh, North Carolina by Thomas Phifer and Partners  Hancock Mixed Use Housing, West Hollywood, CA by Koning Eizenberg Architecture

This residence is primarily used when the clients’ extended family comes from England for long visits. They come to relax and to reconnect with their family and with nature, away from city crowds and traffic, at a retreat they neither want nor need to leave for a month. The design....

 

The Miller Hull Partnership - Northwest Maritime Centerin Port Townsend, Washington HDR Architecture - Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden in Omaha, Nebraska

The Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden extends the galleries of Joslyn Art Museum beyond its walls to display a significant sculpture collection within a landscaped enclave. Maintaining the orthogonal organization of the museum's interior spaces, the garden continues axes established by the building in a palette of granite and greenery...

5.Featured Interiors:

Offices for Prodigy MSN in Santa Fe México by Space Offices for Prodigy MSN in Santa Fe México by Space

Prodigy MSN was looking for new spaces for its corporate offices, not only with the idea of changing spaces, but also to create a new laboral culture that in first place be aware with the environment and moreover, increase collaboration among employees at different levels. The openness and translucency are evident in the whole Project. The layout gets all the advantage it can to the daylight. Most of the glassed façade is free, but there are a few points in which some meeting rooms and privet offices are next to the façade. Those spaces are closed with glass, that allowed the openness and brightness we were looking for. In addition, the workstations are low and they have translucent boards.....

 


6.Featured Houses:

BAK arquitectos - Concrete House, in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, ArgentinaBAK arquitectos - Concrete House, in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Within the next few months, we will be featuring several houses from talented Argentinean architecture firm named BAK arquitectos. Most of these houses share the same geographical location, located in Mar Azul, a seaside town at 400km south of Buenos Aires, characterized by its large dune beach and his leafy coniferous...

R-House, Syracuse, NY by Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research OfficeR-House, Syracuse, NY by Della Valle Bernheimer and Architecture Research Office

This prototype residence in Syracuse, New York, is called “R-House.” The design was a competition-winner as part of an initiative to revitalize the blighted Syracuse neighborhood of Westside. R-House presents an affordable, innovative paradigm: minimal- to- net-zero energy consumption embodied in architecture that is meant to nurture the spirit and engage the community as much as it is meant to perform in terms of cost and sustainability.....

Bates Masi Architects - Northwest Peach Farm Bates Masi Architects - Northwest Peach Farm

This residence is primarily used when the clients’ extended family comes from England for long visits. They come to relax and to reconnect with their family and with nature, away from city crowds and traffic, at a retreat they neither want nor need to leave for a month. The design objective was to make every day of that month unique by providing a range of destinations within the site with diverse scales, functions, and views...


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