Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Barnes Foundation

my personal favorite

Izzo Here: I was feeling inspired last week, and I wanted to get to the Barnes before the year was over.  If you've never been, you should make it a point to go.  I would say this is the best piece of architecture our city has gotten in a long time (our projects excluded of course).  Tod Williams and Billie Tsien have been some of my favorite architects since I first saw them give a lecture my junior year of college.  I am sure this is their highest profile building, and they did not disappoint.  Check out the snaps.  Not bad for a pretty cloudy day.  Oh and the images looked good even before the instagramming.


It's not officially the holidays until you get a gigantic Whitman Sampler.  20 minutes later... no more Whitman Sampler.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

aaaaaaaaaand Action! (or any other movie pun)

The piece containing "ERFRONT" is on the way

Zach reporting:  It's hard to believe that only 6 months ago Penn Cinema Riverfront broke ground in Wilmington, DE.  It's been a whirlwind effort, but the new 14 screen + IMAX is just about ready for its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on 12/13.  Just about all of the auditoriums will be open for business, with only a few loose ends to tie up.  The last pieces of signage were being hoisted into place on Tuesday and cleaning crews have been busy tidying up the building inside and out.  My apologies to you, faithful reader (and our blogmaster, Mike), for not blogging this building's weekly leaps and bounds.  I'm compiling some photos to show the progress and I'll be sure to post them as soon as I can.  Until then, Wilmington receives its first multiplex and Philadelphians now have another IMAX offering.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Nugent Senior Apartments Ground breaking

old meets new

All the big wigs at Thursday's ground breaking
Nugent Senior Apartments on West Johnson Street in the Mt. Airy section of the city is a new project we're working on for Nolen Properties.  We're converting this beautiful building back to it's original luster creating 25 units in the old building and adding 32 rental units in a new addition in the rear.  It was originally built in 1895 for the care of elderly Baptist ministers and their wives, and in 2006 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Last year we did a similar successful conversion like this for Nolen with our Presser Senior Apartments. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Revolutions Saucon Valley

walk down bowling lane. 

sweet stairs to get you up to the gaming area

the satellite bar
Greg here: Construction at the Revolutions Saucon Valley project continues to barrel forward as Speedwell Construction hopes to hit the December 21 target completion date. Can they do it? Judge for yourself from the following photos. If you have ever wondered what the inner workings of a bowling lane looked like, or if you are a pinsetter enthusiast, then this is the blog for you.  More to come in January!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Graphic Design at JKR

Natalya: Graphics department at JKR had dared architectural hegemony by taking on a packaging label project. The firm’s client had solicited our help to brand his decades-long family tradition of wine making. The time-honoring design is a tribute to the founding father of the tradition, who presides solemnly on the label thus eternalizing his legacy. We are pleased with the result.