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Posted by ArchDaily on Monday, March 30, 2015 Earlier today, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted an announcement onto his own Facebook page that the company had moved into its brand new, 430,000-square foot Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. In the post, Zuckerberg offers a photo of the building from above, showing off its 9 acre green roof, with a promise of interior images – of what is essentially the building’s giant, single room – “once we’re fully un

Architects: Hunter Leggitt Studio Location: Wofford Heights, CA, USA Area: 1100.0 ft2 Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Hunter Leggitt Studio Collaborators: Jonathan & Victoria Watts, Owners Structural Engineer: Lawrence Ho Builder: Hunter Leggitt Studio Site Area: 8,630 SF From the architect. In 2011, Hunter Leggitt Studio temporarily relocated from Los Angeles to the high desert near Lake Isabella, CA to design and build a custom, highly crafted, modern cabin.  Designed to regu

SHSH Architecture + Scenography took an old storage warehouse in Brussels and turned one floor of it into a modern loft with an art studio for a family with three children. Working with a limited budget, their goal was to incorporate plenty of textures and colors, as well as architectural details and a blend of the old with the new. Plus, there’s a swing! The design team was inspired by the ocean since the loft itself was so large. Within that large, open space, they planned th

CTRL+SPACE has launched its Istanbul Community Market Ideas Competition. Seeking designs from students and professionals (developed individually or in teams of four or less), the competition challenges participants to create a site-specific, multi-functional market with a strong public element. Submissions are welcomed now until June 27 and winners will be announced on July 17, 2015. Three winning designs will receive monetary prizes from 500€ to 3500€, and five merit award recipients will als

Architects: Team Green Architects Location: Dalefield 9371, New Zealand Architect In Charge: Mark Read Area: 106.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Sam Hartnett From the architect. Designed as guest accommodation in the grounds of an existing rural property in Dalefield, the Brief was to provide a place to retreat, that offers a simple and relaxing experience for the owners’ family and friends. The requirement was for a two bedroom modern ‘Villa’ offering robust but comfortable accommodat

Wave is a minimalist house located in Kanagawa, Japan, designed by Apollo Architects & Associates. The 1,118-square-foot home is situated on the beach, purchased by an individual working in an advertising firm with an affinity for surfing. The second floor overhangs above the entrance approach, providing a sheltered parking space for two vehicles. The residence is characterized by a U-shaped floor plan surrounding a courtyard on the ground floor. The courtyard, which can be direc

This minimal view spiral staircase planner becomes one of the most attractive side of this modern suburban house design. That unusual application is show the contradiction style of the design of the house and the house application inside out. The landscape of this house is simple while the performance of the spiral staircase is dynamic and shows the unique harmony between the main design of the house and the furnishing system of the house. Spiral staircase is looking shocking and gives a modula

What possible use could architects have for a supercomputer? Well, of course it would be nice to produce that ultra-high-quality render in a matter of seconds rather than hours – but this post on the XSEDE blog recounts another use that is (arguably) much more important. XSEDE, an organization that helps researchers by providing them with access to supercomputers, has been working with a group from the University of Utah’s Mechanical Engineering Department to simulate wind flow in

Architects: Studio JCI Location: Toronto, ON, Canada Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering Area: 392.0 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Scott Norsworthy From the architect. Set atop a hilly site in an established North Toronto neighborhood and surrounded by traditional homes, the project is the result of a mixed brief from a professional couple keen on building a family home. While one partner is drawn to contemporary design, the other prefers traditional. This dichotomy surfaces throug

Los Angeles-based Sormeh Azad’s career at design/build firm Built Inc. began in 2011 where she started as a design intern. Her immediate immersion into their projects gave her the hands-on skills necessary to move up the ranks to her current position, Creative Director. The Swedish native attended the University of Colorado Boulder where she received her Batchelor’s Degree in Environmental Design with a concentration in Architecture. Her studies sent her to Copenhagen for

Architects: Camilo Rebelo Location: Fideris, Switzerland Current Room Area: 20,8 sq.meters Previous Room Area: 39,1 sq.meters Year: 2014 Photographs: Office archive Collaborators: Patricio Guedes Project Partner : sculptor: Rui Chafes Engineering Coordination: GOP – Gabinete de Organização e Projectos Lda. Foundations And Structure: Jorge Nunes da Silva, Edgar Lima, Raquel Dias Electrical Installations: Alexandre Martins Mechanical Installations: João Sousa Construction Manager: Fernando

Architects: Steinmetz De Meyer Location: Montée de Pfaffenthal, 2328 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Area: 1347.0 sqm Year: 2014 Photographs: Catherine Thiry Civil Engineer: T6-Ney & Partners s.à.r.l. Technical Engineer: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l. Landscape Architect : Areal Landscape architects Coordinator Pilot: HBH S.A. Coordination Security Health : Fernand Greisen Blower Door Test: Hubert Schmitz Energy Consultant : Eböck Commodo Incommodo: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l. Soil Inve

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