Stone Flooring Onsite at Polo Grounds Rd

Six pallets of Alkusari Stone’s Texas Azul flooring arrived at our Polo Grounds Rd site this week. Luckily, our client has some friends with heavy equipment who helped unload the pallets containing nearly 18,000lbs of 16″x42″ stone tiles.

The stone covers the Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, and Living Room. At the last minute, we decided it should continue out into the screened porch. Silca System makes a great product for supporting pavers on a wood framed deck. We ordered 1 1/4″ thick stone to cover the porch floor with ungrouted joints, allowing for drainage.

It looks beautiful and we can’t wait to see it installed. See renderings of the Polo Grounds Rd project in our Portfolio.

Atrium Light Testing

We were on site today with Ventresca Designs to work out the detailing for the Atrium light at GIPHY‘s new office in Manhattan. Chris Ventresca and Andrew spent the afternoon fine tuning the required angles and spacing of the fixtures to create a uniform field of light. Our design features a park-like axis lit by an artificial, 60ft x 12ft skylight / atrium. It will contain 120 of Ketra’s G2 linear fixtures programmed to mimic natural daylighting, synchronizing with the the body’s circadian rhythm.

Read more about our project for GIPHY.

Historic Richmond: Design Infill Awards Announced

Architecture AF’s entry recently won First Prize in the professional category for Historic Richmond’s Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition. 

See all of the design entries specifically created for two of Richmond’s growing areas — Union Hill and Jackson Ward in Drawing on History: Infill Design Competition at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design now through Sunday, September 4.

From our Prospectus:

Historic Richmond neighborhoods including Union Hill and Jackson Ward are coming back to life, attracting new generation of residents. It is hard to pin down exactly what makes these neighborhoods so attractive, but we can speculate that it emerges from a community “ambiance.” It is the feeling one gets walking along the sidewalk of a tree lined street waving to a neighbor. The buildings themselves have a consistency that facilitate this: all buildings, through a seemingly implicit pact, mostly conform in scale, material and arrangement of public and private spaces to create, at the meta level, a community “ambiance.” Thus the appeal of the neighborhood becomes neighborhood itself; like a coral reef, the beauty is the reef and its colorful inhabitants. There is no scenic view or anchor Starbucks that gives the neighborhood life, it comes from within. Continue reading about our Union Hill Work Live design


Historic Richmond Screenshot

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