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The Venice House by FINNE Architects

December 12, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Tom Bonner   FINNE Architects have completed a new house in Venice, California, that’s located on a long and narrow lot.   The house is comprised of a dramatic series of folded roof planes, as well as a collage of textured metal and wood exterior surfaces. Photography by Tom Bonner A 5-ft wide pivoting […]

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Edward Ogosta overhauls California bungalow with “clarity and restraint”

December 6, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

California firm Edward Ogosta Architecture has dramatically transformed a corner-lot house into “an intimate pocket of luminosity, atmosphere, and serenity” in a local beach town. The white Corner Pocket House sits beside a busy junction in Manhattan Beach – part of the Greater Los Angeles area. Edward Ogosta Architecture remodelled and extended the 1950s bungalow, so

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ZGF converts historic LA airplane hangar into Google Spruce Goose office

December 5, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio ZGF Architects has transformed the interior of a 1940s hangar in Los Angeles into a Google office, featuring open workspaces, elevated walkways and exposed timber beams. The office, called Google Spruce Goose, is located in Playa Vista – a neighbourhood near LAX airport. The project entailed the overhaul of a large timber-framed hangar

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Movie shows BIG and Heatherwick’s Google HQ taking shape

November 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Google’s new California headquarters, designed by the studios of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick, is captured in this aerial footage that shows its “circus tent” roof well underway. Photography company The 111th shot the footage of Google’s new campus under construction on a site in California’s Mountain View, after happening upon the giant structure on a during

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BIG puts “the park back in ballpark” with grass-roofed stadium for Oakland A’s

November 28, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Danish firm BIG has released visuals for a new baseball stadium in Oakland, California, and a separate masterplan to redevelop the city’s Coliseum sports ground. The ballpark will provide a new home for the Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball (MLB) team – also known as the Oakland A’s sited at Oakland’s harbourside Howard Terminal. The stadium design includes

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“If forests were meant to burn, why not the houses in them?”

November 26, 2018 Aaron Betsky 0

Natural disasters like the recent California wildfires are not going to go away, so the only option is to rebuild with temporality in mind, argues Aaron Betsky. What is the best way to design a home to withstand the sorts of fires that are ravaging our forests at ever greater scales? Don’t live in or

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“If forests were meant to burn, why not the houses in them?”

November 26, 2018 Aaron Betsky 0

Natural disasters like the recent California wildfires are not going to go away, so the only option is to rebuild with temporality in mind, argues Aaron Betsky. What is the best way to design a home to withstand the sorts of fires that are ravaging our forests at ever greater scales? Don’t live in or

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The RidgeView House by Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction

November 21, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Cesar Rubio   Zack | de Vito Architecture + Construction have recently completed the RidgeView House, that sits atop the western edge of the Vaca Range overlooking St. Helena and the Napa Valley in California.   Photography by Cesar Rubio Inside, light colored walls and plenty of windows help to keep the living room […]

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Apparatus designs Los Angeles showroom to resemble moody paintings

November 21, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Shadowy arcades, cracked flooring and “desaturated sunset tones” form the setting for New York lighting brand Apparatus’ first West Coast showroom in Los Angeles. A 5,000-square-foot (465-square-metre) renovated warehouse space in Hollywood’s McCadden Place has become the third location of the brand, following its first outpost in New York and a European hub in Milan.

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Foster + Partners releases photos of Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion

November 21, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The “largest carbon-fibre roof in the world” tops the Steve Jobs Theater Pavilion at the Foster + Partners-designed Apple Park campus, which is revealed in these new images. The photographs show the exterior and interiors of the auditorium and events venue, which is dedicated to Apple’s late founder, over one year after the building officially

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Mark Cavagnero creates concrete Chapel for Saint Mary’s in California

November 20, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

A sculptural volume that recalls a church steeple rises high above a concrete chapel in the San Francisco Bay Area, designed by American studio Mark Cavagnero Associates. The Chapel for Saint Mary’s is located on the grounds of a Catholic school in Albany, a town neighbouring Berkeley. The building serves the students of Saint Mary’s

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Pool house by Ro Rockett Design offers views of California wine country

November 17, 2018 James Brillon 0

American studio Ro Rockett Design has added a weathered timber pool house to a hilltop retreat in California’s Sonoma County, for residents to enjoy vineyard and coastal vistas while relaxing. Ro Rockett Design built the Dry Creek Pool House to accompany a narrow holiday home located near the town of Geyserville, in northern California. The owners

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Colourful louvres animate Johnsen Schmaling’s Oak Park Housing in northern California

November 14, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Johnsen Schmaling Architects has completed an urban infill project near downtown Sacramento that consists of six modest-sized homes with multi-coloured facades. The Oak Park Housing complex was built on a long-vacant property in Oak Park, a diverse neighbourhood that struggled for decades with economic stagnation and disinvestment. The area also experienced social unrest.

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Spring Place members’ club by wHY Architecture opens in Beverly Hills

November 13, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

US firm wHY Architecture has completed an exclusive members-only co-working space in Beverly Hills, geared towards celebrities and famous professionals. The Spring Place workspace-cum-social club provides a hub for members to work, dine and entertain, as well as attend and host events. Geared towards the entertainment, fashion, business, and arts industries, the space is frequented

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The Sawmill House By Olson Kundig

November 9, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig   Architecture firm OLSON KUNDIG have designed an industrial-modern house, located in the desert of California. Designed as a family retreat, the house is embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape, and uses sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials.   Photography by Gabe Border Sawmill, made from concrete block, steel and glass, is a […]

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Dover Street Market’s sixth fashion destination opens in LA

November 7, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Fashion concept store Dover Street Market has opened in a warehouse building with hardly any windows in Los Angeles, creating an industrial backdrop for high-end clothing and installations. Dover Street Market Los Angeles (DSMLA) is located in the city’s Arts District in a nondescript brick building, which is painted white outside and features concrete floors, white

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Craig Steely surrounds Roofless House in Silicon Valley with sinuous wooden wall

November 5, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Craig Steely Architecture has encircled this California dwelling with a curvy wall, which keeps views focused upward rather than outward. The Roofless House is located in Atherton, a Silicon Valley town that sits just down the road from Stanford University. The suburban community is characterised by mature trees and large homes tucked behind fences.

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