30 episodes

From historic homes to contemporary architecture, brick is one of the most popular design elements around the world. However, it's easy to get the impression that creative use of brick can be limited. This podcast shares the inspiring stories of architectural leaders and how ideas of the past inspired ingenious designs of today. Each episode will stretch the imagination and fuel your next innovative solution with brick.

Design Vault Glen-Gery // Gābl Media

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From historic homes to contemporary architecture, brick is one of the most popular design elements around the world. However, it's easy to get the impression that creative use of brick can be limited. This podcast shares the inspiring stories of architectural leaders and how ideas of the past inspired ingenious designs of today. Each episode will stretch the imagination and fuel your next innovative solution with brick.

    29 Huron with Vicente Quiroga

    29 Huron with Vicente Quiroga

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Vicente Quiroga, registered architect and project manager at Morris Adjmi Architects in New York City
    Visit glengery.com/design-vault to see photos and additional information as you listen along.
    The Huron is a mixed use multifamily 13 story 266,000 square foot building with ground floor retail and high end amenities. In order to account for the narrow site geometry and flood zone, multiple massing schemes were studied with an objective to maximize height and floor area distribution and prioritize views.
    The building is defined by 2 13 story towers connected by a shared lobby whose step forms narrow on the higher floors. The two tower massing maximizes unobstructed views across the East River, taking advantage of its exceptional waterfront location. Due to the building's location in a flood zone, Morris Adjmi coordinated closely with consultants to provide active flood protection solutions such as deployable flood barriers, temporary stairs, flood vents and flood resistant glazing at storefronts. Located within the building's podium, many of the Huron's amenity spaces fall within the design flood elevation, including the indoor pool. Flood resistant glazing within these spaces maintains transparency. The building's glass and steel towers reflect Greenpoint's industrial heritage, while the rough brick podium is inspired by the materials and scale of surrounding warehouses. The heavily gridded facade is comprised of a window wall system featuring I-beam profiles on the pillars.

    • 29 min
    55 Brighton Avenue with Rob Clocker

    55 Brighton Avenue with Rob Clocker

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Rob Clocker, Vice President and Managing Principal at Hacin Architecture and Design at Boston, MA.
    Visit glengery.com/design-vault to see photos and additional information as you listen along.
    55 Brighton is a mixed use commercial project that marks the completion of the Packard Crossing housing development in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. The building transforms a once underutilized site that previously housed retail and parking lots.
    Transform the site into a vibrant and sustainable addition to the community. The architecture pays homage to the area's manufacturing heritage. The design concept reflects the vibrant streetscape patterns and automotive detailing. The building contains nearly 100,000 square feet of finished space, with an additional 70,000 square feet allocated to structured parking. The project reinterprets the rhythms and scale of the surrounding block, while paying homage to the area's automotive heritage.
    The facade, with its distinctive folded fan like design, draws nostalgic inspiration from the wing tails of iconic 1950s automobiles. This design move prompted by the adjacent historic Packard Manufacturing facility. The brick details tie into the fabric of the neighborhood and add warmth and familiarity. While metal panels at the top floor create a dynamic visual contrast to the brick facade.
    The complex embraces sustainable design strategies and materials such as low flow fixtures, solar panels and groundwater recharge.

    • 28 min
    389 Weirfield with Tom Loftus

    389 Weirfield with Tom Loftus

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Tom Loftus, Studio Director at Aufgang Architects in Suffern, New York.
    Visit glengery.com/design-vault to see photos and additional information as you listen along.
    389 Weirfield in Brooklyn is a 12 story 50,000 square foot rental project consisting of 66 residential units, a common roof deck, library and cafe. The building was constructed along with a second at 378 Weirfield just across the street.
    The building features a very unique singular masonry facade we'll discuss today. The sole decorative facade is done in undulating rail like bricks, which is in a creative vertical design. The bricks are dark and called Ebonite Smooth. They protrude in patterns at equally spaced cadence as the facade climbs. The windows are set apart from the vertical masonry bands with frames of varying height, which capture the windows between the horizontal spans. The singular brick facade was a unique way of setting apart a building that might otherwise be much like any other.

    • 25 min
    1 Java with Jeremy Iannucci

    1 Java with Jeremy Iannucci

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Jeremy Iannucci, a registered architect at Marvel in New York City.
    Visit glengery.com/design-vault to see photos and additional information as you listen along.
    1 Java is a mixed use residential series of buildings located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The project responds to the New York City housing market and owners' needs addressing sustainability, constructability, risk mitigation, tax incentives and marketability.
    The Development Investment Strategy required a net zero ready design and maximization of floor area. The project includes the largest geothermal array in New York State. The building will participate in the 421A affordable New York and inclusionary housing program, which provides up to 261 affordable housing units out of a total of 871. The new architecture consists of two towers, of prefabricated concrete sheet panels and three lower buildings varying from 6 to 10 storeys with brick masonry facades.
    All five buildings rise from Greenpoint in a U-shape plan to maximize light views and open space. Terraces on the east and west. Facades of the towers modulate the elevation while creating private terraces for units and amenity spaces. Retail, food and beverage and live workspaces are consolidated along West and India streets. Townhomes share setback stoops, and a small secondary convenience lobby for the low rise along Java Street.

    • 23 min
    102 BAINBRIDGE with Michelle Todd

    102 BAINBRIDGE with Michelle Todd

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Michelle Todd, architect and principal of M.Todd Architects in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York.
    Visit glengery.com/design-vault to see photos and additional information as you listen along.
    This Bainbridge Street renovation project is located in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. It was built within a row of buildings, which is a long group of houses planned to form seven freestanding architectural units.
    102 is situated at the end of the row. It's a modified Spanish residential style home with a triple arched loggia made of red brick laid in Flemish pond. The roof parapet rises at the center in an arch supported on concave shoulders. The restoration was begun to repair a buckling roof parapet, deteriorated walls, damaged pediment and cracking stucco facade.
    Renovation work was extensive and a decision was made early not to replace the stucco, but rather leave and repair the natural brick masonry. The building scope also changed during construction from an exterior renovation to demolition and reconstruction due to construction material issues. Structural engineers were also consulted to create a necessary and unique wall construction method. The existing roof skylights, roof hatch and areas of limestone and bluestone were also repaired. The project was also recently awarded the 2023 Lucy G. Moses New York Landmark Conservancy Award.

    • 20 min
    Sansom5 with Gabe Deck

    Sansom5 with Gabe Deck

    In this episode of Design Vault, Doug speaks with Gabe Deck at GNOME Architects in Philadelphia, PA.
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    Sansom5 is a collaborative venture between Philadelphia and New York developers. The site is a 5000 square foot rectangular parcel with three street frontages that previously contained small office buildings. The site is in Center City, Philadelphia, close to the Rittenhouse and Fittler's Squares.
    There's a five foot grade change across the main frontage, and the parcel sits within a flood zone adjacent to the Schuylkill River. Most neighborhood buildings are primarily brick masonry with strong cornice lines, which drove esthetic and material choices. Each townhouse features entry door locations where grade changes mitigated and the facade is recessed within a portal of capstone. The project, which is light brown brick, also features facade materials that include gray, flat block, metal panels, wood, accent cladding, and a mix of black and brown clad, slim profile windows.
    The project includes five high-end townhouses which maximize square footage. Each home contains four bedrooms, six bathrooms, an elevator and three outdoor spaces.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Design Vault #1 ,

A Inspirational and enlightening podcast

As a listener, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and a newfound appreciation for the architectural wonders featured on Design Vault. Whether I'm driving, working, or relaxing, the podcast offers a delightful escape into the world of design, inspiring me to view the built environment through a fresh lens of different architects.

Design Vault by Glen-Gery is a remarkable podcast that seamlessly combines architecture, history, and storytelling. Its diverse range of architects, thoughtfully curated projects, and captivating narratives make it a must-listen for anyone passionate about design, history, and the profound influence of architecture on our lives. Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and utterly enthralled by this exceptional podcast.

Wrestling_Mark10 ,

Amazing podcast!

Design Vault is a very easy listen and have enjoyed each episode thus far! It is highly informative and educational, and a go to for learning about brick from some of the best architects around. A+ show!

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