Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”
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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 16 February 2012
Residential Architecture: Cor by Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP: “..the first sustainable, mixed-use condominium in Miami, Florida represents a dynamic synergy between architecture, structural engineering and ecology. Rising 400 [feet] above the Design District, Cor extracts power from its environment utilizing the latest advancements in wind turbines, photovoltaics, and solar hot water generation— while integrating them into its architectural identity. A hyper-efficient exoskeleton shell simultaneously provides building structure, thermal mass for insulation, shading for natural cooling, enclosure for terraces, armatures for turbines, and loggias for congregating on the ground..” Sustainability and contemporary aesthetics..
image + article: Arthitectural
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Posted by the editors on Thursday, 6 May 2010
Moris Moreno for The New York Times
Peter Kastan’s home in Miami. A smaller wall in his kitchen grows herbs and tomatoes.
Kristina Shevory has written an informative article entitled “Gardens That Grow on Walls” in the Home & Garden section of The New York Times (online) looking at the lure, and the complications, of domestic interior vertical gardens. Lovely, lots of maintenance. Nice slide show.
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