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Rising from the Ashes into Modernity with CMU

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  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 …

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Natural Beauty Shines at the 2345 House

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[ 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 …

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Concrete Masonry Shelters Animals in San Jacinto

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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 …

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Providing Peace at the Colorado River Indian RE-JUV Center

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    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 …

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Keeping Spirit in Chapel Design with CMU

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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 …

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