Home / Buildings (page 2)

Buildings

Rising from the Ashes into Modernity with CMU

fires, CMU, views, beauty, design

  An Organic Design with Exposed Concrete Masonry The historic Oakland Hills firestorm in 1991 left behind grey ash and blackened foundations from thousands of homes in the fire’s path. Today, only a few of those torched lots remain vacant. AAA Architecture created a home for one of those sites …

Read More »

A Harmonious Connection Thrives with CMU

connection, CMD

  After six years of construction, El Do is finally complete. This house is a one-level structure with a garage loft, located at La Jolla Shores in San Diego, CA. Even though this house has been totally renovated, its design story has not changed, and the floor plan remains intact. But, …

Read More »

Natural Beauty Shines at the 2345 House

natural, beauty, concrete masonry, design

[ Influenced by mid-20th Century modern architecture characterized by clean lines, simplicity and a balance with nature, 2345 House in Reno, NV, has ample windows and an open floor plan. Adhering to the design philosophy of the great modernist architectural designers like Piet Mondrian and Eero Saarinen, interior spaces are …

Read More »

Concrete Masonry Shelters Animals in San Jacinto

cmd, animal, shelter, concrete masonry

When creating an animal shelter, humble doesn’t mean simple “Despite its humble architectural expression, the planning was actually extremely complex and required extensive interface with the users,” said Harley Ellis Devereaux Senior Project Designer Gary Leivers, AIA, RIBA, LEED AP. “The requirement for a single level and a footprint of …

Read More »

Providing Peace at the Colorado River Indian RE-JUV Center

CMD, design, Colorado, Indian, Native

    Perimeter Security for Indian Youth The project physically extends itself for every possible advantage on a crowded, constrained site. Integral to the larger tribal judicial and governmental campus, the facility and site layout are derived completely from the dual requirement of optimizing observational sight lines and providing staff …

Read More »

Keeping Spirit in Chapel Design with CMU

chapel, CMD, design, church

Varied Textures in a Single Wall System Grace Chapel was built at the heart of the Lenoir- Rhyne University Campus in Hickory, NC, and immediately became a spiritual focal point for visitors to the University. The 425-seat chapel serves the needs of weekly religious services as well as music concerts …

Read More »

Keeping Cool with CMU

Senior living, CMU, temp control

  Group, which was looking to develop a sustainable building. Lizard Rock Designs Architect Tom McQuillen designed this building to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standards. He was able to achieve that designation on a very tight budget, thanks in large part to the post-tensioned CMU construction. …

Read More »

Creative Design with CMU for Mixed Use Development

Community Center and Senior Living

Mixed Use and Affordable Senior Housing The project was originally designed as a single development, with rental and for sale residential, and above ground level retail space, according to Studio One Eleven principal Michael Bohn. But the economic downturn combined with declining residential and commercial markets led to the redesign …

Read More »