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* Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

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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Residential Architecture: Condominium at Bishan Central by Moshe Safdie

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Residential Architecture: Condominium at Bishan Central by Moshe Safdie: “.. a 38-story residential complex..the high density housing block satisfies the needs of the growing urban center while providing family and community spaces and amenities. lusciously planted gardens encompass the two buildings and infiltrate the connecting bridges and bountiful outdoor terraces. inhabitants have access to open-air pedestrian pathways at three different elevations with panoramic views of the surrounding tropical landscape as well as cooling breezes as they sweep through the canyon-like void between the structures. this arrangement dually provides air movement to individual units while the matrix of balconies encourages cross ventilation to pass through the interior spaces. the clustered vertical city mitigates the feeling of concentration by maximizing each dwelling’s connection with nature with access to personal outdoor gardens..”  Gardens, terraces, pedestrian bridges.

image + article: Designboom

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Contemporary Architecture Offers Steel-Wrapped Nostalgia Near New York’s High Line

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 26 April 2011

 

The bulging glass south facade of Neil Denari’s 14-story “HL23” condominium tower swells as it rises over the High Line in west Chelsea in New York City

image: Michael Falco/The New York Times

Nicolai Ouroussoff has written a very interesting, perceptive article entitled “Nostalgia Wrapped In Steel” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times, looking at American architect Neil Denari’s recently completed 14-storey “HL23” condominium tower located in New York City at 10th Avenue and 23rd Street, in west Chelsea, bordering, and overlooking, the marvelous High Line park.  Slow architecture?  Perhaps in more than one sense…

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