Tag: USA architecture

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research \ WRNS Studio

Freidenrich Center for Translational Research \ WRNS Studio

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• December 5, 2012 • Comments (0)

The new Jill and John Freidenrich Center for Translational Research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine provides a home for innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary clinical and translational research. It is the first completed piece in the School of Medicine’s plan to transform some of its medical center properties from a parcel-zoned, suburban land use to […]

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Fillmore Park \ David Baker + Partners

Fillmore Park \ David Baker + Partners

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• November 29, 2012 • Comments (0)

Fillmore Park offers 32 affordable new for sale units for first-time homebuyers who are working families or individuals earning between 70 and 100% of the area medium income. Flats and townhouses with outdoor patios ring a private landscaped courtyard, creating a quiet community just a block from the bustling Fillmore District, within walking distance to […]

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UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center Parking Structure \ WRNS Studio

UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center Parking Structure \ WRNS Studio

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• November 17, 2012 • Comments (0)

In San Francisco, WRNS Studio has recently completed a new 10-story parking structure for the UC San Francisco Mission Bay Medical Center. The UCSF Medical Center parking structure is a 10-story, 627-vehicle capacity garage located on the western edge of the new UCSF Mission Bay Medical Center site. Designed for hospital visitors, the parking structure […]

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Chiles Residence \ Tonic Design

Chiles Residence \ Tonic Design

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• October 19, 2012 • Comments (0)

The modern 3500-square-foot house was designed and built for art collectors John and Molly Chiles. It was constructed on the bones of an old modern, steel-framed and wood-paneled house overlooking Crabtree Creek in Raleigh, NC, that was abandoned in the 1960s.The original house was in terrible shape: Its wood walls and floors, camouflaged by kudzu […]

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Los Gatos Library \ Noll & Tam architects

Los Gatos Library \ Noll & Tam architects

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• September 15, 2012 • Comments (0)

Nestled at the foot of a wooded hillside, the two-story, 30,250-square-foot Los Gatos Library provides a visual connection between the Town’s historic Pageant Park and the adjacent Civic Center. The design concept is based on the lantern, which in architectural terms suggests an open, light-filled structure. Daytime illumination optimizes the use of natural daylight, with […]

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Crabill Modern \ Tonic Design

Crabill Modern \ Tonic Design

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• September 15, 2012 • Comments (0)

The Crabills bought the five-acre property near Hillsborough, NC, with the intention of building a simple, modern home in a clearing amidst a lush forest. They wanted the house to disturb the natural environment as little as possible and accommodate local wildlife.   Our clients asked us to design a unique live/work house that inspire […]

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El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center \ Noll & Tam architects

El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center \ Noll & Tam architects

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• September 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

In 1972, a group of El Cerrito residents decided to create a recycling center and asked the city council for a small patch of land that had previously housed a rock quarry and then a landfill. The operation was so successful that it outgrew its volunteer roots, and the city took over operations in 1977. […]

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Merritt Crossing \ Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Merritt Crossing \ Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

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• September 7, 2012 • Comments (0)

Merritt Crossing is a new high-density, transit oriented development by a non-profit providing affordable apartments and services for low-income seniors in downtown Oakland. Located at the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood near the Lake Merritt BART station, the project transforms an abandoned gas station site by an interstate highway into a new community asset. The […]

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GREENville House \ Tonic Design

GREENville House \ Tonic Design

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• August 23, 2012 • Comments (1)

American architectural firm Tonic Design recently has won Matsumoto Prize for Modernist Residential Design. + All images and drawings courtesy Tonic Design

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Organic Scapes and Architecture designed "Living Aleutian Home Design Competition"

Organic Scapes and Architecture designed “Living Aleutian Home Design Competition”

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• August 6, 2012 • Comments (0)

The shape of the building’s footprint is a direct result from wind studies. By combining the different wind charts, we arrived at the conclusion that the proper orientation and exterior shape should be modeled according to the direction of prevailing winds. This method prevents the structure from acting on strong wind loads, therefore avoiding friction […]

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