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A selection of projects and articles that we featured in the month of October. We focused Mostly on Houses, and we hope you will enjoy these projects.

NEWS:

1. AIA Awards:

2010 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards

he American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Housing and Custom Residential Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recognized four recipients of the 2010 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards.


2. New projects:

Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects - Cleveland State University Student Center Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects - Cleveland State University Student Center

Marking the start of the second phase of CSU’s master plan to reorient its campus, the 138,000-square-foot center is designed to enhance the campus’ urban profile. Fronting on Euclid Avenue, downtown’s main commercial thoroughfare, GSAA’s center should function as a public gateway, creating an open link with the surrounding city while offering a wide range of services to students and faculty.

 

BIG's 8 House Mixed-Use development in Copenhagen BIG's 8 House Mixed-Use development in Copenhagen

The third project that BIG has developed in the maturing neighborhood of Orestad, the construction of the 61,000 m2 8 House has come to an end, allowing people to bike all the way from the street up to its 10th level penthouses alongside terraced gardens where the first residents have already moved in.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas CityKauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City

Designed by Moshe Safdie, the $326 Million the Center will present a wide spectrum of entertainers and performances from around the world, including classical, pop, and jazz music, ballet and contemporary dance, Broadway productions, comedy shows, and more. In addition, the Kauffman Center will be home the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Lyric Opera of Kansas City.

 


FEATURED PROJECTS:

1. Residential development

Zero Carbon Residential Development Zero Carbon Residential Development

Greenwatt Way, designed by PRP Architects, the development uses the latest construction methods and technologies available to deliver zero carbon housing to Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes...

The Miller|Hull Partnership - Safari Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona The Miller|Hull Partnership - Safari Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona

Set within a suburban setting, the project addresses the issue of distance between residential dwellings and commercial spaces. While the complex is mostly composed of residential units, small commercial functions – live/work lofts and ground floor retail spaces – are injected into the project, contributing a shared energy to the public spaces.

 

 

 

3. Houses

Wallflower Architecture + Design - Water-Cooled House in SingaporeWallflower Architecture + Design - Water-Cooled House in Singapore

Hidden away from the road, the site is surrounded by a verdant screen of mature trees from adjacent properties with breezes blowing transversely across the whole area. The owner had wanted a contemporary home that prioritized environmental coolness as a consistent attribute and to be able to enjoy the luscious tropical surroundings.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson - Sheldon Gatehouse in Cle Elum, Washington  Bohlin Cywinski Jackson - Sheldon Gatehouse in Cle Elum, Washington

When designing houses, the firm of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has the natural talent of integrating the house in its surroundings. Their work dissolves into a synergetic composition that respects the aesthetic attributes of the landscape. In the case of this project, as they explain, the client wanted a small home as a retreat from her hectic urban life....

Standard - Hidden House, Maricopa Drive in Mount Washington | Glassell, CAStandard - Hidden House, Maricopa Drive in Mount Washington | Glassell, CA

The Hidden House is a modern residence by Standard located in the Mount Washington | Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Originally commissioned to design a new home for a young family who had purchased the site, Standard found a way to maintain as much of the existing structure as possible, both minimizing code complications and the environmental footprint of the project.

Rockefeller Partners - Thue Residence Manhattan Beach, CA Rockefeller Partners - Thue Residence Manhattan Beach, CA

Rockefeller Partners created this modern beach 4,500 Square feet house on the Strand in Manhattan Beach.This particular client has never lived more than a few blocks away from the beach. His love of Balinese architecture challenged Rockefeller Partners to create a modern, Californian interpretation.The three-story home places...

Taylor_Smyth architects - Cedarvale Residence in Toronto, Canada  Taylor_Smyth architects - Cedarvale Residence in Toronto, Canada

This beautiful residence consists of a renovation and addition to an existing house built in 1930 along the south side of a Toronto ravine, this project presents a model for transforming and modernizing traditional residential architecture on established Toronto streets through a rigourous exploration of unifying the new and old.

Robert M. Gurney - Lujan House in Ocean View, DelawareRobert M. Gurney - Lujan House in Ocean View, Delaware

The project is located in the Quillen’s Point neighborhood, consisting mostly of modest houses on small lots, and adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay in Ocean View, Delaware. n eclectic mix of houses, gravel roads ending at the bay and wooded lots provide a nostalgic, informal setting for this...

Base Architecture - 'She Oak' House by the Sea in Casuarina Beach, Kingscliff, NSW, Australia Base Architecture - 'She Oak' House by the Sea in Casuarina Beach, Kingscliff, NSW, Australia

The original brief was to develop a house that was informal, casual, comfortable and welcoming and importantly have a space for the client’s quiver of long boards. Surrounded by an eclectic array of houses it became apparent early in the design stage the importance of the surrounds...



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