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Architectural sections are the most meaninful drawings that can really delineate the spatial value of a building.
Inspired by natural forces and named after the Greek god of the west wind, the Zephyr tower is organized on 23 total stories and includes a retail component at street level....
The 72 units are distributed between two buildings that are 5 story tall. The unit distribution includes single. double and triple story apartments, some of which are also equipped with roof terraces and double height ceilings.
The Ballet Towers were named after dancing movements which impliy a continuous change in proximity between different parts of the body.
Hunter’s Ridge is a 5,000+ acre mixed use planned community located in Ormond Beach, Florida. It is an approved Development of Regional Impact with an authorized state and local entitlement of over 4,000 homes, 600,000 square feet of commercial/office/industrial space, and 2,300 acres of pristine preservation land.
Located in the heart of Korea Town-Los Angeles, this mixed use building contains 86,000 s.f. of retail and 118,000 s.f. of living spaces. The three accessible sides of the building are located on Western Avenue, First Street and Oxford Avenue.
A space to promote creativity, open mindedness, research, out of the box thinking, and imagination that can touch the sky; the new north library embodies the emotionality of this vision through a design that leaves no space for conventional thinking.
The Owner's rep is an upcoming profession that is appearing more and more often on construction sites. They are not cheap, but is there any actual value?
Sustainability, durability, fire resistance, structural performance and time-effectiveness are some of the most compelling reasons for using light gauge steel in your building project.
Understand the importance of a wall section assembly configuration and how it relates to forces of nature. How to mitigate thermal bridgng with use of insulated metal panels and rain screens.