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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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Urban Operations slots “sliced and folded” white house into LA hillside

November 4, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Angled walls, slender windows, and a Le Corbusier-influenced roof deck break up the chunky white volumes of this residence, which architecture studio Urban Operations has built into a hill in Los Angeles. Locally based Urban Operations excavated a chunk from a hill at 4752 East Baltimore Street in the city’s Highland Park neighbourhood – where

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Yves Behar debuts fully customisable tiny homes

November 1, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Designer Yves Behar has launched a range of prefabricated accessory dwelling units that aim to tackle rising house costs and increase urban density in California. The San Francisco-based designer has partnered with custom home company Plant Prefab – which recently gained funding from Amazon – to create LivingHomes YB1, the first in a line of

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Slats shade LOHA’s San Vicente 935 apartment building in West Hollywood

October 30, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has completed a housing block in Los Angeles that features a central courtyard and open-air stairwell lined with wooden slats and white wire mesh. Situated in the heart of West Hollywood, the San Vicente 935 apartment complex is located on San Vicente Boulevard, between Santa Monica and Sunset Boulevards. Occupying a

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Californian Missions influence Dash Marshall’s renovated House for Grandparents

October 28, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Pivoting doors, bulbous, stuccoed walls and a “cheeky window” are among the details that American architecture studio Dash Marshall has included in the overhaul of this Californian farmhouse. Designed for a pair of empty nesters, Dash Marshall’s House for Grandparents is a renovated 30-year-old ranch property in San Miguel, a small town in California’s San

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Grimshaw’s Airport Metro Connector will link LAX directly to public transport

October 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Grimshaw’s station that will connect Los Angeles International Airport to the city’s light rail network is shown in these new renderings. Scheduled to open in 2023, the $500 million (£390 million) Airport Metro Connector (AMC) transit hub will connect LAX to the public transport system, as part of the car-centric city’s wider transit

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Grimshaw’s Airport Metro Connector will link LAX directly to public transport

October 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Grimshaw’s station that will connect Los Angeles International Airport to the city’s light rail network is shown in these new renderings. Scheduled to open in 2023, the $500 million (£390 million) Airport Metro Connector (AMC) transit hub will connect LAX to the public transport system, as part of the car-centric city’s wider transit

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David Baker creates apartment building for low-income seniors in San Francisco

October 24, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio David Baker Architects took cues from West African culture while conceiving this affordable housing complex for people aged 62 or older. The Dr George Davis Senior Building is located in Bayview-Hunters Point, a historic African-American neighbourhood in San Francisco. The building is named after the late executive director of Bayview Senior Services, who worked to create an

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Knowhow Shop’s faceted white studio in LA is “built like a piece of furniture”

October 23, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

A car sunroof influenced the skylight that tops this small angular office, which design-and-build practice Knowhow Shop has completed to accompany its woodshop in Los Angeles. Measuring 154 square feet (14 square metres), the Lighthouse structure is erected in the outdoor fabrication yard and carpark that adjoins Knowhow Shop’s facilities in the city’s Highland Park

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Tom Blachford expands Midnight Modern architecture photo series

October 18, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Modernist buildings bathed in moonlight are the subject of Australian photographer Tom Blachford’s updated image series, which goes on show in New York this week. The fourth and final set of Midnight Modern photos includes 12 large-scale images, all taken under the light of a full moon using long exposure times. Icons like the Sheats-Goldstein

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This New House Makes Use Of Outdoor Space To Extended The Living Areas

October 17, 2018 Erin 0

Photography ©2018 Mariko Reed   Klopf Architecture and Outer space Landscape Architects have recently completed a new house in Los Altos, California. Inspired by the design of mid-century modern homes, the clients wanted a completely new and custom home that would suit their daily needs with two children.   Photography ©2018 Mariko Reed Upon entering […]

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Carpenters Workshop Gallery opens in converted San Francisco church

October 15, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Carpenters Workshop Gallery has set up its fourth permanent location, taking over part of an arts venue inside a former church on the US West Coast. The San Francisco branch of the gallery occupies a 9,000-square-foot (836-square-metre) mezzanine at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society – a national historic monument built in 1913. The ornate Romanesque Revival

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Field Architecture situates wood-clad Zinfandel house in California wine country

October 15, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Field Architecture has taken cues from the vernacular architecture of Napa Valley for this gabled residence, which is clad in weathered cedar and surrounded by grape vines. The Zinfandel house was envisioned for two high-profile tech executives who formerly lived in San Francisco. Once the couple started a family, they decided to relocate

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Field Architecture situates wood-clad Zinfandel house in California wine country

October 15, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Field Architecture has taken cues from the vernacular architecture of Napa Valley for this gabled residence, which is clad in weathered cedar and surrounded by grape vines. The Zinfandel house was envisioned for two high-profile tech executives who formerly lived in San Francisco. Once the couple started a family, they decided to relocate

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Vast warehouse at San Francisco’s Pier 70 becomes Gusto headquarters by Gensler

October 6, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Architecture firm Gensler has turned a huge industrial building into office space for an HR software company, retaining the original machinery while creating an environment comfortable enough for employees to take off their shoes. The historic building, which once served as a machine shop for military destroyers and submarines, has been transformed into the headquarters

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