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08

Dec

Watermill Residence named a Finalist in Interior Design’s Best Of Year Awards

This new residence in Watermill was named a finalist in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards #boy2015

The 5,000 sf home is sited on a prime location in Water Mill, south of the highway with partial water views of Mecox Bay.  As a weekend home, it’s designed for casual Hamptons living with family and friends.  The design developed through a creative alliance between Architect Cass Calder Smith, Principal of CCS Architecture, and Designer Sharon Bonnemazou, Principal of Mode SB, who is also the homeowner with her husband.

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08

Dec

CCS and MODE Interior Designs win HC&G Bath Design Award

The 2015 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards – Bath Design

Even though the owner and designer of this Water Mill bath, Mode SB’s principal, is married with young children, she wanted the room to have a masculine tone, while also being luxurious and discreet. The most compelling detail, and one that every judge made note of, is the hovering double vanity, illuminated from below. While acknowledging the bathroom’s “masculine appeal,” judge Kim Seybert enthuses that “a woman would still feel comfortable using it!”

For more info, visit the HC&G website

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26

Mar

Barrel House Tavern wins IIDA NC Award

The tenth annual IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards program was held last Wednesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland – the awards program aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.

Barrel House Tavern was a recipient of the “PLAY” Honor Award, along with Aidlin Darling Design for Chronicle Books. We could not be more thrilled to be in such great company and take home this prestigious award!

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Built in the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.

14

Jan

Fireorb at Press Lounge wins Best of the Year Product Award

CCS is pleased to announce that the Fireorb has won Interior Design’s 2013 Best of the Year Product Award.

This mobile fireplace, or “fireorb”, was a custom design by CCS Architecture in collaboration with Fireorb,  created specifically for the Press Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel in New York City. Fabricated in brushed stainless steel, it creates a futuristic look that matches well with the dramatic rooftop setting.

28

Aug

OneUP nominated for Best Restaurant Design

OneUP at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco has been nominated for Best Restaurant within a Hotel in the International Design & Architecture Awards. Please take a moment to vote for OneUP at the Grand Hyatt, which can be found in the Restaurant within a Hotel category.

http://thedesignawards.co.uk/voting2013/voting%20-%20hp.html

Thanks for your support!

20

Aug

Hyatt Atlanta wins Best Restaurant Award

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

CCS Architecture is pleased to announce that The Hyatt Regency Atlanta was awarded Best Restaurant Design at the HA+D Awards Ceremony (Hotel Architecture + Design) in Hong Kong.

This restaurant, lobby bar, and cafe are located in the mid-century (1967) Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, which was the first hotel with a signature atrium, designed by John Portman. In the spirit of the mid-century legacy of the building, the design for all three of these venues is modern, clean and intended to be timeless, while also being unique and warm.

Prominent and near the hotel entry is Sway (southern way), which is a large all-day restaurant, designed with an exhibition kitchen, plus a wine bar.  The original restaurant, which was gutted, was just an extension of the lobby and had no positive identity.  The new architecture that we created now has a façade, which are the wooden sections that establish a border between the atrium lobby and the restaurant itself.  This creates a transition from lobby to dining that is still visually open and inviting.

 

The lobby bar for the hotel is called Twenty Two Storys, which is how many floors the atrium has from floor to ceilingThe design for this is distinctive from the lobby, yet fully open to foster as much flow into it as possible. Although the design is modern, the goal for this venue was to be a ‘modern tavern’.  The wood finishes are darker and the layout is casual to foster individuals and large groups.

 

08

Feb

Diane Middlebrook Writers’ Cabins wins CH+D Award

Wednesday evening we were thrilled to accept not one, but two awards for the Diane Middlebrook Writers’ Cabins. California Home + Design hosted their annual CH+D Awards at the San Francisco Design Center, where we accepted an award for Best Commercial Design as well as the “Stamp of Sustainability”.

04

Jan

Diane Middlebrook Studios – Nominated for WAN Building of the Year

Diane Middlebrook Studios

Hello everyone –

Please take a moment to vote for the WAN Building of the Year: The Diane Middlebrook Studios is nominated at #31

www.american-architects.com/en/projects/voting/41/12

Fifty projects were presented as Building of the Week on American-Architects.com in 2012. Now it’s time for the public to choose the 2012 Building of the Year. With just a few mouse clicks you can vote for your favorite here. The most popular project will be presented in WAN’s (World Architecture News) eMagazine #6|13 and on their website starting from February 11, 2013. We thank you in advance for your participation in helping us achieve our goal!
The Poll is open until January 28, 2013.

Please send along to your friends, family & colleagues – every vote counts!

30

Nov

Diane Middlebrook Cabins wins Interior Design Best of Year Award

Last night Interior Design announced that the Diane Middlebrook Cabins won the Best of Year Award in the Budget Category.

The  Diane Middlebrook Memorial Writers’ Residence, at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in rural Woodside, California, consists of four sleep/work cabins designed with sustainable features, including a freestanding, pre-engineered steel roof assembly that carries solar panels. Beginning occupancy in spring 2012, the new structures are designed for month-long residencies by writers, poets, composers and playwrights. They will increase the program’s capacity by 50 percent.

The studios, arrayed under the steel canopy, are sited to maximize the spectacular setting in the rural Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean. These are the first structures to have been purpose-built for the artist program. All are aimed at the southern and western views but skewed a few degrees from each other, giving the arrangement a looseness that contrasts with the linear rigidity of the roof. Clad in unfinished, red cedar boards that will age over time, the cabins feature large, sliding glass doors and private outdoor spaces. The northeast-facing sides contain clerestory windows angled towards the surrounding ridge lines and trees. Rectangular holes in the steel canopy create patterns of sun and shadows and align with skylights in the cabins, giving each unit a window to the sky.

The cabins were designed to foster the creative process but also create a micro-community for the writers within the ranch. With visual and acoustical privacy, each has its own epic view and stand in close proximity under a unifying roof.

The 280-sf cabins, each of which includes a bathroom, are compact to minimize the impact on the land. The main area for working receives warm southern sun, an antidote to the area’s cool climate and frequent fog; sleeping nooks are behind, away from the strong light. The architect partially donated their design services, and supplied the carpet and porcelain bath tiles from samples collected in their office over the years. Materials range in color, pattern and texture and were composed in the field to create a different scheme for each unit.

The architect adhered to the Build It Green program’s established GreenPoint Rating system, which is the standard for San Mateo County. While a minimum of 50 points is required for new construction in the county, the new cabins exceed a rating of 100 points.