Tag: USA architecture

Open Ideas Competition Washington Monument \ Inbo

Open Ideas Competition Washington Monument \ Inbo

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• October 20, 2011 • Comments (0)

Architects of Inbo in the final of the open ideas Competition for the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington D.C., USA. Jacques Prins, Kevin Battarbee and Egidijus Kasakaitis, architects of the Dutch multidisciplinary office Inbo, have proceeded to the third and final round with their proposal “Monument of Unity”. The task given to competitors by the […]

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Valley-Hi North Laguna Library \ Noll & Tam Architects

Valley-Hi North Laguna Library \ Noll & Tam Architects

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• October 19, 2011 • Comments (1)

The innovative features in this new library include a daylight-filled floor plan, a natural ventilation tower, and the use of insulated concrete panels to keep the interior cool in the warm summer months. The library sets a new standard for sustainability in a civic building, and meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold […]

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East Oakland Sports Center \ ELS Architecture and Urban Design

East Oakland Sports Center \ ELS Architecture and Urban Design

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• October 9, 2011 • Comments (1)

To build a new sports center in Oakland’s Ira Jinkins Park and make fitness and recreation accessible to the low-income Brookfield neighborhood has been the city’s dream for more than 20 years. After San Francisco’s 2012 Olympics bid failed in 2002 and dashed plans to build an Olympic training center on the site, the city […]

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The Leaf \ Serge Schoemaker Architects & Miriam Haag architecture + consulting

The Leaf \ Serge Schoemaker Architects & Miriam Haag architecture + consulting

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• September 13, 2011 • Comments (0)

Serge Schoemaker Architects (Amsterdam) and Miriam Haag architecture + consulting (Valencia) have designed an iconic highly sustainable center in the Southeast of the USA. ‘The Leaf‘ will be a 25,000 m2 large conference, exhibition and R&D center covered by one expressive membrane roof structure. The placement of the leaf-shaped landmark creates a unique spatial setting, […]

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Student Built and Designed Meridian First Light House

Student Built and Designed Meridian First Light House

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• September 8, 2011 • Comments (0)

The Meridian First Light is Victoria University of Wellington’s entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. It is the first entry from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the Solar Decathlon. The Meridian First Light house was built in Wellington, New Zealand earlier this year and shipped to the U.S. + About […]

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Yountville Town Center \ Siegel & Strain Architects

Yountville Town Center \ Siegel & Strain Architects

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• August 26, 2011 • Comments (2)

For decades, the residents of Yountville, California, a rural town in Napa County, relied on a small 1920s-era community hall and a hodgepodge of rented spaces to host community events. The hall was in need of renovation, ill-equipped to support art classes and lacking in outdoor recreation spaces. In addition, the town had outgrown its […]

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837 Washington St in Meatpacking District \ Morris Adjmi Architects

837 Washington St in Meatpacking District \ Morris Adjmi Architects

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• August 11, 2011 • Comments (0)

Morris Adjmi Architects announced it has received approval from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for its design of 837 Washington Street in the Meatpacking District. Located just east of the High Line and across from the Standard Hotel, the six-story office and retail building at 837 Washington Street will feature a four-story glass […]

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Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center | Brooks + Scarpa architects

Vasquez Rocks Interpretive Center | Brooks + Scarpa architects

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• July 19, 2011 • Comments (0)

We believe that environmental sustainability, economic concerns, and quality design are not mutually exclusive. A symbiotic relationship exists between them, which results in new discoveries and spatial qualities that nurture people. The Interpretive Center is designed to tread lightly on the earth and meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future […]

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Armstrong Place Family + Senior Housing | David Baker + Partners

Armstrong Place Family + Senior Housing | David Baker + Partners

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• July 16, 2011 • Comments (1)

This complex development fills a formerly industrial city block with an innovative housing mix: Affordable urban townhomes to keep growing families in the city and family housing adjacent to senior apartments to prevent seniors from living in isolation. Leading a trend of transit-oriented development along the district’s main business corridor, the development lies just a […]

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Ping | Division1

Ping | Division1

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• June 11, 2011 • Comments (0)

The restaurant captures American and Chinese Cultures through layers of decorative design elements. Conceptualized around different dining experiences within the same restaurant, the rectangular space is sliced into three different zones, with each providing its own unique dining hall. Each zone [Bar, Communal and Dining] is separated through a design element, such as color, a […]

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