Tag Archives: Matthew Abbott

Rebuilding Together Aurora

5 May

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Rebuilding Together Aurora holds an annual Rebuilding Event every April and this year members of Toasting Design joined in to help. We were placed on the crew that transformed Equata’s Place, a community garden that started as grass. (more…)

Beyond The Box – A Building for Affordable Housing

2 Feb

Congratulations to the entire ToastingDesign group, engineering professional Marcos Guerrero and architect/mentor Steve Beck for the second place finish in the first annual 2012 National IDP Design Competition hosted by the AIA-San Fernando Valley Chapter.

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Happy Holidays!

11 Dec

Happy Holidays from us here at ToastingDesign!

Christmas Construction Plans.pdf

Noin Tap (Elderly Tower) – CTBUH International Highrise Competition

21 Oct

In the final semester of architecture school, Matthew Abbott and Ryan Bloom participated in a traveling studio (Tall and Green: Seoul) sponsored by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) based in Seoul, South Korea.  The design studio’s goal was to design a high rise based around a particular issue plaguing Seoul.

After spending 8 days in Seoul with the class and professor, Matt and Ryan determined that their highrise solution would address the aging population of South Korea and the many issues surrounding the topic.  Challenging the norms of highrise design, Noin Tap focused on the needs of the Korean elderly, innovative ideas in structure and experience, and more.

Recently, Matt and Ryan’s design was shortlisted in the CTBUH “Why Tall?” International Design Competition that concluded on October 12th, 2011 at the CTBUH National Conference in Seoul, South Korea, where their work was on display.  Their work can be viewed below as well as on the CTBUH website (www.ctbuh.org) under Tall Buildings Academic and Student Work.

Noin Tap (Elderly Tower) Competition Entry

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Zombie Safe House

12 Oct

For our first competition we tackled the Zombie Safe House Competition. Our submission is below and public voting is open until October 21st. Please vote on our submission here.