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The walls of Oakland’s City Hall transcended their usual purpose during the city’s 2014 Art+Soul festival, becoming the stage for a beautifully choreographed dance by aerial dance company Bandaloop. Filmed with a GoPro, “Waltz on The Walls of City Hall”… Sigue leyendo
Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year’s winners.
Sustainability and high design meet in Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects’ affordable housing complex. Designing a sustainable building on a budget is tricky enough. But for the Merritt Crossing senior housing complex in Oakland, California, non-profit developer Satellite Affordable Housing Associates upped the ante, asking Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects to follow not one but two green-building […]
Architects: RMW Architecture and Interiors
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Area: 32,411 sqm
Photographs: Michael O’Callahan
Owner/Manager: Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
General Contractor: Novo Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineers: Encon Energy Conservation Co. – Thermal Mechanical Inc.…
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The NY Times published this amazing video of a spectacular art installation on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. Thousands of computer controlled LED lights can be seen during the night with this fantastic display. Enjoy!
Video: Bridge of Light originally appeared on… Sigue leyendo
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California has won numerous awards since it opened in 2008. A stunning jewel on the corner of Lake Merritt , the church has a powerful yet gentle presence in the neighborhood. Read more. Worshippers attend mass inside a dreamy sanctuary comprising Sigue leyendo
A parklet on Valencia Street in 2009. Photo: Tristan C/Flickr In case you missed the memo, today is PARK(ing) Day around the world. Contrary to its name, PARK(ing) Day is a playful protest against car-based city planning: participants, including architects and artists, take over metered spots and transform them into SUV-sized rec areas complete with Sigue leyendo