Francis Dzikowski has photographed the new GlaxoSmithKline headquarters for the architects Robert A.M. Stern Architects.
The new building in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard redevelopment has been awarded double LEED platinum status. The building offers a range of innovation from natural light; low-VOC finishes; energy-efficient lighting, desks offering a range of working positions from sitting to standing, a fitness center and health clinic, as well as a rooftop garden—which provides thermal insulation and retains storm water, while supplying herbs and vegetables to the office cafeteria
The project appears on ArchDaily as well as at Architect Magazine where there is also a project gallery with more of Francis’ images.
In addition to the Architect article and gallery , the project appears in inHABit, in Building Design and Construction and in a regional Philadelphia business journal
The New York Chapter of the AIA announced the 2013 Design Awards.
The Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University, designed by Ennead, won an Architecture Merit Award. Jeff Goldberg photographed the project for the architects. Jeff was there twice, once before the opening to get images for initial press use and then again for the dedication and the inaugural concert. That concert in the main concert hall is pictured above.
See an earlier post about Bing here.
In response to the news that MoMA will demolish Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architect’s American Folk Art Museum, Architect Magazine has created a new Esto Gallery. The gallery has images by Peter Mauss, showing both the interior and exterior of the imperiled jewel of a building.
The Esto Gallery can be seen at Architect.com.
In addition to the piece written in conjunction with the gallery, there is more about the building and the decision to raze it in an article at the NY Times and in a scathing article in the New York Review of Books. Additionally there is a letter from the architects, on their website, concerning the decision.
The Tucson Getaway House, designed by DUST is published in Record Houses, the April 2013 issue of Architectural Record. The house, located in the mountains outside Tucson, is made of rammed earth and affords a subtle, yet deliberate, connection to the surrounding desert. Jeff Goldberg photographed the project for the architects, DUST, a new design/build office in Tucson led by Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles.
The full article on the house is at Architectural Record, where there is also a slideshow of the project that helps to fully describe the building.
Also, there are more images at the DUST website.
The story of the Phyllis Lambert and the building of the Seagram Building is detailed in her new book Building Seagram.
In the New York Times, Mark Lamster writes about the book and Lambert’s vision for a building that would “expresses the best of the society in which you live, and at the same time your hopes for the betterment of this society.”
Ezra Stoller’s photograph of the Seagram Building accompanies the article. The book contains many more Stoller images of the building.
“From whimsical doorways on houses to large-scale entries in monumental structures; from kinetic drawbridges to stationary portals” the newest Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine shares a varied collection of photographs of doors and entries from the Esto collection.
The photographs range from early images by Ezra Stoller, to newer projects by the current Esto photographers Albert Vecerka, David Sundberg, Jeff Goldberg, Anton Grassl, Peter Mauss and Francis Dzikowski.
In the introduction, Deane Madsen writes that
Paul Goldberger said in his acceptance speech for the Vincent Scully Prize that he will never review a building he hasn’t personally visited and explored, calling architecture “the way most people connect to the built environment.” If that’s the case, then doorways are both the literal and metaphorical portals through which people travel to experience those connections, and serve as visitors’ first taste of the space within.
Visit Architect Magazine to see the new Esto Gallery.
John Hill has a new piece in Viewpoints showing selected personal projects of architectural photographers including Albert Vecerka and Peter Aaron.
Albert Vecerka’s project titled Manhattanville explores the neighborhood around where he lives.
This project is about the evolution of a neighborhood, Manhattanville. I believe that taking a closer look at our immediate surroundings and the forces that shape them is valuable. Places that were, places that are, and places that will be speak about our humanity. I’ve lived nearby for 20 years. When I first moved in, I witnessed the slow evolution brought by the arrival of Fairway (a large gourmet supermarket), some restaurants, and offices in mid and late 1990’s. This relatively slow and organic change has now been replaced by grand gestures as redevelopment by Columbia University is underway—a Robert Moses-like intervention. It remains to be seen what this very controversial move will bring, and my project will have to evolve accordingly.
Peter Aaron’s neighborhood in the Hudson Valley also provides the inspiration for his personal project, photographs of Olana, Thomas Church’s house overlooking the Hudson.
Thomas Church’s architect Calvert Vaux cared as much about the landscape of Olana as he did the house and had help from Olmsted and Vaux in designing the Romantic landscapes for his property. So I turned the camera on the foliage and views rather than the house itself. The resulting pictures have much more landscape rather than architecture in them. They are based on seasonal weather highlights and thresholds to vistas that Church would have planned.
The full article is at Viewpoints. Check back for the personal projects of other Esto photographers.
Francis Dzikowki photographed the renovation of Gary Brewer’s home in the Park Hill in Yonkers, New York. Period Homes has an article describing in detail, the scope and quality of the restoration, as well as the historical importance of the building.
Brewer, a partner at Robert AM Stern, drove by the house, and, while not looking for a home in Yonkers, bought it and embarked on a tremendous renovation that drew on Brewer’s professional skills and experience. In addition “the 1906 two-story house in Park Hill presented something of a research project and will be featured in RAMSA’s upcoming book, Paradise Planned: The Garden Suburb and the Modern City.”
The complete article, and a gallery of Francis’ images can be seen at Period Homes.
David Sundberg’s images of the new Hotchkiss Power Plant, designed by Centerbrook, are included in an ArchDaily article on Water Wise Design.
Karissa Rosenfeld writes of ten projects that exemplify water conservation. The Hotchkiss Power Plant includes a range of innovative technologies, from wood chip furnaces, to composted ash by products, to the green roof that both absorbs and filters rainwater runoff.
The project has been profiled in ArchDaily and GreenSource, as well an earlier EstoNews post.
ArchDaily has a post about the new social science and classroom buildings at The University of Connecticut, designed by Leers Weinzapfel.The piece features photographs by Anton Grassl.
Located at the center of campus, the two new classroom buildings frame the nexus of student interchange where two primary pedestrian paths cross at an existing plaza. Tied together by a new sustainable landscape inspired by the agrarian past, the buildings provide a home for five social sciences and humanities departments and house a total of 40 new high technology classroom facilities, ranging from a 400-seat lecture hall to small seminar rooms, as well as 12 specialized departmental teaching spaces.
ArchDaily includes a number of Anton’s images, and the complete portfolio of the project can be seen at EstoStock.
The Leers Weinzapfel site also has a gallery of images of the buildings, with accompanying text descriptions.