Projects


Open Eye Gallery

Open Eye Gallery is a publicly funded photographic gallery located on Liverpool’s dockfront. The building forms part of the wider Mann Island Development, within a UNESCO world heritage site.   The design balances the specific curatorial requirements with the need to create a unique, public-facing and engaging space out of a limited budget. The desire [&hellip

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242 State Street

Located in downtown Los Altos, the highlight of this adaptive re-use project is the introduction of a new façade that enables the circa 1950’s building to morph from an enclosed structure into an environment that invites the community into the space. The transformation was achieved by essentially replacing the entire front façade with a double-height, [&hellip

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Loopcamp

Loop stands for a musical sequence, a sound circle. Loopcamp is a stop, a shelter against Nevada’s frequent storms at the Burning Man festival. With the festival arises a spontaneous city of 52,000 people settled on an ancient Indian reserve by the now dried Lohontan Lake, 700 feet above sea level. Black Rock City is [&hellip

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Soe Ker Tie House

Floor plan: approx. 8 sqm. In the fall of 2008 TYIN traveled to Noh Bo, a small village on the Thai-Burmese border to design and build houses for Karen refugee children. The 60 year long conflict in Burma forced several hundred thousand people to flee from their homes. The conflict leaves many children orphaned, with little [&hellip

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Neighbourhood centre of L’Arbrisseau

The project screens the various programs to free up the largest garden possible while providing a real status of public facilities, cultural and social home neighborhood. On the ground floor are the reception, the mother and child care and multi home. Settle on the first floor recreation center breast young WING space and activity rooms [&hellip

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The Jewel Box

Intended for a reputable silversmith and QC the brief called for complete renovation and extension to provide a dining area and garden room. This Grade II listed building is located in the prominent Colebrook row conservation area. Conceived as a series of jewelled boxes carefully inserted into the existing fabric, the proposals open up and [&hellip

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Sk’elep School of Excellence

The Sk’elep School of Excellence is an example of bold geometric forms announcing their presence in a vast desert landscape. Each form has a specific function — whether to block out highway noise, shield classroom pods from intense sunlight, or form an intimate and protected courtyard for outdoor teaching

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Gary Tatintsyan Gallery

The Gary Tatintsian Gallery, which opened in Moscow in 2005, after its founder moved to Russia, has acquired new premises, which are developed by the design bureau, SPEECH. In his work, the gallery owner emphasizes new art media formats, as well as photography and conceptual design, with clear allusions to the ideas, forms of constructivism, [&hellip

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Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation’s world-famous art collection arrived at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia and opened on May 19, 2012. CGA designed a series of 130-foot long serpentine “ribbons” that wound through the trees on the Parkway and announced the upcoming arrival of the new museum. The installation previewed paintings from this world-renowned collection of impressionist and early [&hellip

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St. James Cathedral Centre

aA was initially asked to undertake extensive restoration and upgrading of the Parish Hall to house outreach programs and the Diocesan archives, and to address a number of pressing structural and maintenance issues. Subsequently, the brief grew to include quarters for the Dean of the Cathedral and accommodations for visiting clergy and laity. The historic [&hellip

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Oxnard Water Division Advanced Purification Facility

Mainstreet is the architectural design subconsultant to CH2M Hill on this facility that is considered the ‘corner-stone’ of the GREAT (Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment) program for the City of Oxnard Water Division.  The focus of the GREAT program is to use existing water resources more efficiently. The AWPF will provide the City with reclaimed [&hellip

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Freya and Robin, Kielder Art and Architecture

This project is for two structures to be placed on the bank of Kielder Water, Northumberland. The structures will provide a stopping place for visitors walking or cycling along the lakeside path. They will also provide visible markers or destination points from which to begin or end a walk or bike-ride. For this project we [&hellip

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Crescent House

Crescent House exemplifies how a novel form may fulfill the requirements of a brief better than a conventional box. As a shape, the crescent is ideally suited to personal living space, because it shelters and encloses while at the same time opening out and forging a sense of connection with the exterior world. Two nested [&hellip

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Vali Homes Infill Prototype House

Creating affordable ultra-sustainable housing for infill lots across Metropolitan Phoenix: Working with Vali Homes, a Developer/Sustainable-Consultant and 180 Degrees, a quality General Contractor, our Team has engaged in studying various structures, methods and materials for building on empty lots in well-established Phoenix neighborhoods. These homes are meant as a contemporary equivalent of the “case study” [&hellip

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Chesapeake Bay Residence

Three separate buildings accommodate the three sleeping areas, a loft for working and living, dining, and kitchen spaces in this weekend home on the Chesapeake Bay. Patterned after the barn-like dwellings of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, each building is a rectangular prism of marine plywood with a sloping metal roof, painted cinder block, and glass. Through [&hellip

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Olgiata Shopping Plaza

In addressing one of the most representative of the company in the present, that of consumption and leisure time elapsed between the storefronts that have become points of election for the exchange and sociability , the project reflects on the consequences of the principle that the inclusion of these structures involves urban and suburban contexts [&hellip

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Rose Bay Apartments

This luxury eight apartment complex overlooks a sweep of Sydney Harbour at Rose Bay. It is one of the first projects of its kind providing high-end quality and amenity specifically designed for the needs of the aged. The built form is guided by the surrounding topographic and urban context. To the west, adjacent to parkland, [&hellip

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D/219 Apartment Building

Refurbishment of an office building into an apartment building in Barcelona, comprising of double and triple flats, a duplex and a Penthouse. Fact Sheet Project: D/219 Location: Barcelona Status: Construction Year: 2014 Program: Residential

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Hot Spot Sauna

*FREE LAB DESIGN AWARD 2006* *TUNS PRESS PUBLICATION FEATURE* *2006 STUDIO EAST PUBLICATION* Across the Nova Scotian landscape in Canada are vast fields of marsh lands and preserved landscapes. Since there are so many of these covering the province the local people have had to build elevated wooden trails that connect people from one side [&hellip

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Tower House

This small vacation house is designed as a stairway to the treetops. Keeping the footprint to a minimum so as not to disturb the wooded site, each of the first three floors has only one small bedroom and bath, each a tiny private suite. The top floor, which contains the living spaces, spreads out from [&hellip

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Humlegården Apartment

Oversized and multicoloured parquet flooring. Departing from the interior use of colour and pattern developed by Swedish artists and architects like Carl Larsson and Josef Frank, this apartment also relates directly to it’s setting overlooking Humlegården park, where the greenery outside changes with the season. From winter grey and black, to bright and deep green [&hellip

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New York City Fire Department Rescue Company 3

This high-performance, durable, well-organized, maintainable “machine” is one of five special operations rescue facilities in New York City.  In addition to firefighting, these elite companies respond to more specialized emergency situations such as building collapses, subway emergencies, and scuba operations, and thus have special infrastructure and equipment storage requirements.  All spaces in the building are [&hellip

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Beaver Valley House

Beaver Valley House is located on a rolling field overlooking the Niagara Escarpment, one of Canada’s most significant landforms and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The design concept reinterprets the 19th century farmhouse – a strong, simple vernacular architecture characterized by strong, rectangular forms, high peaked roofs, and linked pathways between the main house and [&hellip

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3555

3555 is located in Conjunctive Points and is the most recent addition to the ongoing urban-scale collaboration in Culver City, California between architect and developer to revitalize an area of previously dilapidated industrial and warehouse buildings. The original brick structure was built in the early 1950’s as an industrial warehouse located directly adjacent to a [&hellip

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CASA LOPEZ / LUJANO

Owners Request: The owners were very concerned about the environment, specifically about energy and resource efficiency. They wanted to maintain their privacy, but also directed us to provide an open, light-filled design, that responded to the hillside site. The owners also wanted a more controlled garden-type of an area and a more natural landscape on [&hellip

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Buffalo Niagara International Airport

As the main air transport gateway to the Niagara Falls region, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport serves the second-largest metropolitan area in New York State. The facility unites the represented airlines in one efficient structure, replacing two existing terminals. The scheme consists of three major components arranged around a tear-shaped road: an arrivals-departures hall, a [&hellip

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Cascara Bridges

West 8, working together with MRIO arquitectos, a joint venture of three Madrid based firms led by Ginés Garrido Colmenero, designed the master plan for themaster plan for the reclaimed riverbanks and the new urban area above the tunnels of the M30 highway in Madrid. Arganzuela Park and the Salon de Pinos are connected by two [&hellip

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FXFOWLE Lounge

Custom-designed by FXFOWLE Architects for the inaugural Miami Project art fair, the FXFOWLE Lounge featured a free-standing architectural pavilion housed within a well-appointed seating and bar area. The pavilion–which paired technologically-sophisticated scripting software with simple museum board–was comprised of 180 varying segments that, together, took the form of complex structural geometries. The segments were pre-assembled, [&hellip

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Huizhou Huamao Center

The Huizhou Huamao Center is a vibrant retail, commercial, and residential destination on a 13.6-hectare site in Huizhou City, redefining the city center while setting the stage for its future. It is the final piece of a comprehensive city master plan, presenting a momentous opportunity to reinforce the overall plan while adding a lively and [&hellip

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DC Towers I

When an architect delivers a building it is always an extremely emotional moment, marked by the end of a long process of mediation, from absolute potentiality of early sketches to fine tuning in situ of final details. An actor, for a time, in the endless development of territories, the architect exits the scene. He hands [&hellip

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Lake House

As part of a residential estate in construction, Andersson-Wise was asked to conceive of a half-mile pathway from the site of the main residence across a deep ravine to an opposing riddling and finally down to a boathouse located on Lake Austin below. This structure, located on the steeply sloped bank of Lake Austin, is [&hellip

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Bryant Bannister Tree Ring Laboratory

The new building is the centerpiece for the Laboratory of Tree Ring Research, housing a myriad of advanced research laboratories, faculty and research offices, support and processing spaces. A primary function of the new building is the consolidation of irreplaceable wood sample archives into the renovated building adjacent to the new structure. concept The Bryant [&hellip

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Logjam House

Located at the remote northeastern end of the Rio Blanco River Basin, a high mountain area traditionally occupied by farms and ranches, the site is defined by surrounding peaks and alpine vegetation. The location of the house on the site was chosen for its spectacular grove of mature Ponderosa Pine trees. The straight, thick trunks [&hellip

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ORL Clinic

Given the fact that the client was a newly arrived surgeon in Thessaloniki (Greece), we were handed the task of creating a memorable office space, providing an experience as distant as possible from the usual image one associates with a visit to a doctor’s studio. In order to separate the medic’s office and exam room from the [&hellip

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Seafarers Bridge

Grimshaw’s Seafarers Bridge is located adjacent to the Yarra’s edge development on the north bank and the heritage sheds on the south bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The function of the bridge is to connect the north and south banks of the river while providing a formal entrance to the new Melbourne Convention Centre. This [&hellip

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Vault House

Vault House is situated on a densely developed Californian beach site and challenges the standard prime, single-view typology by applying a strategy of complex layering of transparent interior spaces. With a series of stacked and unidirectional vaults contained within a simple solid mass, the parallel orientation of the rooms within the house becomes a filter [&hellip

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Tenrikyo Mission Center

Tenrikyo Mission Center is a new 7,500sf house of worship in Flushing, Queens for members of Tenrikyo, a religious organization founded in Tenri, Japan in 1838. The religion has since expanded with representation in many countries worldwide, and this building is to be its regional center for New York City and the surrounding area.  Having [&hellip

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Kingboard Plaza Shanghai Phase II

Anchoring at the end of the proposed Hongqiao primary retail axial in Shanghai, and with a canal meandering through the northern edge of the site, Kingboard Plaza Shanghai Phase II is the destination for public within the Linkong Business Park. The programme of Kingboard Plaza Shanghai Phase II, The Urban Crossing, calls for a boutique [&hellip

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SISII

The brand “sisii” founded in Motomachi, Kobe, and this is a showroom combined with office is comprised of three actions, which are customers watching the cloths, meeting people, and working staffs. My intention is not to categorically divide the spaces, but to loosely connect and disconnect with differences of heights. The connecting agent is a [&hellip

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Ethiopian Insurance Corporation

The competition entry with our local partners in Addis Ababa, BET architects, was rewarded with formal approval.   Conceptually speaking – with structural metaphoric relationship – the Insurance Company embracing life and property of its customers is depicted as embracing nature by placing the tower and the podium in a natural landscape. The greened zones [&hellip

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