Elements of Design

Best of 2011

At the close of the year 2011, we want to thank you, our readers, for reading, for commenting, and hopefully, enjoying! We have compiled our top blogs of the year, based on interest from our newsletter readers and visitors to our site (with the help of our trusty ‘Mad Mimi’ and ‘Google Analytics’). TRAVELING ARCHITECT…

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Elements of Design: Healthcare Facilities

Photos: Architectural Record Healing spaces come in many varieties. We are highlighting 3 recently published examples of healthcare facilities from Warm Springs, Georgia to Portland, Oregon. SMALL (ISH) Designed by architects Stanley, Beaman & Sears, the exterior of The Blanchard Hall Outpatient Center reflects both technological advancements in rehabilitative medicine while remaining true to existing aspects…

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Healing Spaces

Here are three medical spaces we have designed, each with its specific setting, its specific needs, its specific solutions. TRITOWN FAMILY PRACTICE Located in a medical condo complex, this space was converted from a radiology group – including large equipment, changing rooms and limited waiting area – to a family practice, with traditional exam rooms…

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Elements of Design: Multi-Family Housing

Photos from Architectural Record Multi-family housing is a classification of housing where multiple separate housing units for residential inhabitants are contained within one building. The term is also used where multiple units (detached, semi-detached or attached) are located on one property. Shown here are recently published multi-family apartment buildings in urban and suburban settings: ‘235…

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Industrial Architecture

Buildings housing industrial processes have historically been designed either efficiently for the process, or aesthetically to create a pleasing facade in a neighborhood. Recent architectural projects show that both are possible – an efficient building meant to invite the public in. Three main aspects of these designs are the entry, the office space, and the…

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A NORTHERN AUBERGE

Photos: Angelo Accomando The Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City, QC, has a history as varied as that of the city in which it is situated. The oldest section was originally a house built in 1725 by a French fur trader. In 1822, following the Seven Year War, a stone warehouse, now the hotel’s restaurant, was…

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ADOBE ABODE

A modern adobe house in Albuquerque, based on the traditional courtyard house. An entry courtyard welcomes visitors to a shaded, landscaped outdoor vestibule that brings light into the kitchen and family room. Once in the house, a second large courtyard at the rear illuminates the living, dining and bedroom spaces. Where needed, smaller courtyards or…

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129 CHURCH STREET

Welcome to the future home of Karin Patriquin Architect. We are excited to be moving our team to a new space in the heart of New Haven. We have designed a space that will foster our creative process, and will allow us the flexibility to add or change elements as we grow. Above are diagrams…

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THE ROW HOUSE: ORIGINS & TRANSFORMATIONS

The Row House originated in Northern European and British cities during the 16th and 17th centuries. By definition, row houses are individual houses attached one to the other and sharing common side walls and a roof. The Place des Vosges in Paris, built in 1605, is lined with row houses, with stores on the ground…

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THE SKINNY ON BOSTON’S NARROWEST HOUSE

The narrowest rowhouse in Boston was built in 1874 allegedly as a ‘spite house’. According to local legend, 2 brothers inherited land from their father. While one brother was away on military duty, the other built himself a large home, with only a sliver of property left as open space. The second brother, on his…

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