Butler Armsden overhauls 1970s coastal home in northern California

April 23, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Updated interior finishes and a new guest house are among the modifications that US studio Butler Armsden Architects has made to a 44-year-old, wood-clad residence that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The holiday home, called Bluff Reach, is situated on a rocky site overlooking the ocean and dotted with cypress trees. The dwelling is located in

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Feldman Architecture places art and yoga studios on lush California hillside

April 18, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Feldman Architecture has created a pair of wooden structures that are perched on a steep, forested site in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Mill Valley Cabins take their name from the northern California town where they are located. The forested site is a short distance from Muir Woods National Monument and the

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The Benedict Canyon Residence By Whipple Russell Architects

April 17, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by William MacCollum   Whipple Russell Architects have designed a modern house in Beverly Hills, California, that has views of the surrounding area.   A spiral driveway leads to the house, that required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building on the empty lot. Photography by William MacCollum Upon […]

Whipple Russell creates modern white mansion overlooking Beverly Hills

April 14, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Rectilinear forms and intersecting planes define this hilltop Californian home by Whipple Russell Architects, designed for a sports professional who wanted a home suitable for entertaining. The project, called Benedict Canyon, was built on a hilltop in Beverly Hills and offers far-reaching vistas of the surrounding hills. A 10-foot-high (three-metre) retaining wall had to be

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The LADG envisions concrete pavilion for Coachella festival-goers

April 13, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Undulating “concrete blankets” form a series of mountain-like structures in this conceptual pavilion designed by The Los Angeles Design Group for the Coachella festival. US studio The Los Angeles Design Group (The LADG) has released designs of the pavilion it proposed for the 2018 edition of the annual California music festival, which starts today. The studio

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SCI-Arc students propose self-growing park and parasitic housing to adapt former LA prison

April 12, 2018 Dezeen staff 0

Dezeen promotion: students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture have suggested ways to transform a former jail in Los Angeles, including a park controlled by artificial intelligence and building models designed by 3D printers. The schemes were designed by the first graduates of LA-based SCI-Arc’s Master of Science in Architectural Technologies – a one-year-long postgraduate

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3D-printed tiles filled with succulents form cabin by Emerging Objects

April 12, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Succulents and other small plants grow from the tiles that clad this 3D-printed shed, which was designed to offer a solution for the Bay Area’s housing shortage. Located in a backyard in Oakland, California, the Cabin of 3D Printed Curiosities was designed by Emerging Objects – a local studio focused on experimental uses of 3D

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Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture winds across central California terrain

April 11, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Rammed earth and glass form the walls of this house by US studio Feldman Architecture, which was designed for a hilly property in an eco-friendly residential development near the ocean. The Caterpillar House is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private development near Carmel – a town situated along the Pacific Coast. Only 10

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Kelly Wearstler furnishes San Francisco Proper hotel with vintage European design

April 7, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

American designer Kelly Wearstler has used clashing patterns, colours and textures to decorate a hotel in San Francisco, alongside notable furniture pieces from various European design movements. San Francisco Proper is located in a “flatiron”-shaped structure built in 1926. Local designer Wearstler, who has completed several hotel interiors in the city, retained the original character of the lobby

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Carl Hansen & Son opens loft-style showroom in San Francisco

April 4, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Mid-century Scandinavian and Californian design meet in Carl Hansen & Son’s new showroom in San Francisco, which the Danish furniture brand has opened to continue its US expansion. Carl Hansen & Son’s West Coast flagship store occupies a ground-floor space in the city’s Design District – a hub for homeware and furniture brands close to the South of

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This New House Has A Sunken Living Room And A Sunken Home Office

April 3, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Darren Bradley   Craig Steely Architecture have designed a modern house in Cupertino, California, that faces a canopy of a dense oak grove in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. When talking about the design, the architects mention, “The conceptual idea came clearly and quickly—float a glass box in the leaves of the […]

Modernist bank to be razed for Gehry’s Sunset Strip development

April 2, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Los Angeles officials have approved plans to demolish a mid-century modern bank by architect Kurt Meyer in order to build Frank Gehry’s mixed-use complex on the city’s Sunset Strip. LA’s court of appeal gave Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project permission to raze the modernist Lytton Savings building on Friday 23 March 2018. Meyer’s 20,000-square-foot (1,850-square-metre)

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

March 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

March 30, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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The Creekside Residence By Feldman Architecture

March 29, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Paul Dyer   Feldman Architecture have recently completed a new house in Palo Alto, California, for their clients, a pair of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and their three sons.   An existing ranch-style home was replaced by the new house, however they kept the footprint of the existing house and opened up the floorplan. Welcoming you to […]

The Creekside Residence By Feldman Architecture

March 29, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Paul Dyer   Feldman Architecture have recently completed a new house in Palo Alto, California, for their clients, a pair of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and their three sons.   An existing ranch-style home was replaced by the new house, however they kept the footprint of the existing house and opened up the floorplan. Welcoming you to […]

Christopher Hawthorne leaves LA Times to become city’s chief design officer

March 29, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has left his post at the newspaper to advise the city council on architecture and planning decisions. Hawthorne will begin his role as Los Angeles’ first chief design officer next month, after working at The Times since 2004. He was invited by LA mayor Eric Garcetti to fill the

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Acne Studios creates very yellow interior for West Hollywood store

March 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Acne Studios’ recently opened “pale acid yellow” store in West Hollywood features a sculpture by artist Daniel Silver that doubles as a fitting room. The store on Melrose Avenue – the fashion brand’s second in Los Angeles – is housed in a pavilion-like single-storey building in the trendy neighbourhood, where many high-end fashion brands have outposts. The

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