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Eichler Great Room Remodel in Mountian View, California by Klopf Architecture

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Klopf Architecture

What was once a disjointed set of rooms were all combined into one large great room, complete with a new kitchen. The open, modern design space admits light and openness to nature and allows this family with small children to live together in comfort.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Eichler Great Room Remodel
  • Location: Mountian View, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, and Angela Todorova
  • Contractor: Flegels Construction
  • Year completed: 2013

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307 SHOTWELL STREET in San Francisco, California by Todd Davis Architecture

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Article source: Todd Davis Architecture

1. The property was not in great shape when the client purchased it: foreclosed in 2011, it endured much vandalism and a habitual squatter. The front of the property was very industrial in appearance, with a tall wooden fence built around the board-formed concrete garage. The combined structure was topped with a large metal electrical pylon (see attached photo). All street-facing surfaces had been painted a putty grey color.

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

Image Courtesy © Todd Davis Architecture

  • Architects: Todd Davis Architecture
  • Project: 307 SHOTWELL STREET
  • Location: San Francisco, California, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks software
  • Client: Software Designer
  • Contractor: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
  • Project Start: July 2013
  • Project Finish: February 2014
  • Objective: To create a quiet garden retreat in one of San Francisco’s most vibrant neighborhoods, by rehabilitating a mixed-use site into the next phase of its transformation into a dedicated residence.

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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California by SPF:architects

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: SPF:architects 

The program for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts [the Wallis] was to transform the Historic Post Office Site into a cultural center for the performing arts including, the 500 seat Goldsmith Theatre, the 120 seat Lovelace Studio Theatre, an education wing, administrative offices, café, gift shop, sculpture garden, education court and a state of the art performing arts support spaces.

Image Courtesy © SPF:architects

Image Courtesy © SPF:architects

  • Architects: SPF:architects
  • Project: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A
  • OWNER: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
  • PRESERVATION ARCHITECT & HISTORIC TAX CREDIT: Historic Resources Group
  • THEATER CONSULTANT: Schuler Shook
  • ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT: Jaffe Holden Acoustics
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Structural Focus
  • MECHANICAL/ELECTRICAL/PLUMBING: ARC Engineering
  • CIVIL ENGINEER: Rothman Engineering, Inc.
  • AUDIO/VIDEO CONSULTANT: Electrosonic Design Consulting
  • LIGHTING: HLB Lighting
  • CONTRACTOR: Matt Construction Company

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Living Zero in San Francisco, California by SUSTAINABLE.TO

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO

In 2003, Architecture 2030 was established to respond to rapidly accelerating climate change. This has sparked extraordinary development in the field of renewable energy technology, allowing for buildings to become increasingly energy efficient.
The design intention was to establish the net-zero perspective from the eyes of the occupant. This project proposes a net-zero energy building in every aspect. Not only does the building produce more energy than it consumes through the use of building integrated photovoltaics, but it also attempts to foster a sense of community and a sustainable lifestyle through a vertical tower typology.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
  • Project: Living Zero
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: AIA San Francisco
  • Competition: Architecture at Zero
  • Completion: 2013

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Pomona College Studio Art Hall in Claremont, California by wHY

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: wHY

The Pomona College Studio Art Hall is a 35,000 square-foot, two-story, interdisciplinary arts center at the heart of the Claremont, Calif., campus, designed to create a physical environment where an appreciation for the creative art process can be nurtured and explored.

Image Courtesy © wHY

Image Courtesy © wHY

  • Architects: wHY
  • Project: Pomona College Studio Art Hall
  • Location: Claremont, California, U.S.A.
  • Architect Team: wHY, Kulapat Yantrasast

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LOPEZ HOUSE in Eagle Rock, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture

This project, located in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles, is situated on an irregularly-shaped, steeply-sloping lot. Faced with a limited budget, it was particularly challenging to negotiate the constraints of the lot while taking advantage of the site’s sweeping view. The owners wanted the house to evoke the area’s craftsmen architecture, so this vernacular served as a basis for the design.

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

Image Courtesy © Eric Staudenmaier

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: LOPEZ HOUSE
  • Location: Eagle Rock, California
  • Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
  • Area: 2,200 s.f.
  • Project Year: 2008 – 2013

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Vina’s Tiny House in Ojai, California by Sol Haus Design

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: Sol Haus Design

With a desire to live lightly and simply, Vina Lustado set out to design and build a tiny house for herself. Vina completed a 140 square foot off-the-grid house that has set a standard for style and environmental responsibility.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

  • Architects: Sol Haus Design
  • Project: Vina’s Tiny House
  • Location: Ojai, California, USA
  • Photography: Chibi Moku
  • Color Grading: Bryan Smaller

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West Los Angeles Office Building in California by GMPA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: GMPA Architects

Located at a busy, pivoting point intersection where retail, commercial and residential properties merge, the design direction for this proposed office building emphasizes a connection to its neighbors—both the businesses and the residential communities—with the goal of integrating these adjacencies visually and figuratively to enhance the urban community. The concept strives to encourage pedestrian activity and communication. A predominance of translucent glass allows natural light inside while providing views to outdoor street-level activity and adding a sense of vibrancy to the community. A connection also exists between the curved front of the building and a new green public park that will face that portion of the structure.

Image Courtesy © GMPA Architects

Image Courtesy © GMPA Architects

  • Architects: GMPA Architects
  • Project: West Los Angeles Office Building
  • Location: California, USA
  • Software used: Rhino and Maya

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Lampwork Lofts in Oakland, California by Levy Design Partners, Inc

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Article source: Levy Design Partners, Inc 

This historically significant 4-story building, constructed of masonry bearing walls and heavy timber, occupies a rectangular 1.5 acre site at 1614 Campbell Street in Oakland, CA. Originally used as an incandescent light factory by General Electric (GE) and designed by the Austin Company, the building construction was completed between 1912 and 1917. The site continued under GE ownership in 1962 when the division closed. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake resulted in the destruction of a north bay of the west wing, not to be rebuilt in the rehabilitation project. The structure is noted for being the first industrial building on the West Coast to employ women.

Image Courtesy © Ken Gutmaker

Image Courtesy © Ken Gutmaker

  • Architects: Levy Design Partners, Inc 
  • Project: Lampwork Lofts, Oakland
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Photography: Ken Gutmaker
  • Owner: Madison Park Financial Corporation (MPFC) 
  • Building Contractor: DCI Construction
  • Principal Architect: Toby S. Levy, FAIA

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Carroll House in Venice, California by Dimster Architecture 

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Article source: Chibi Moku 

This renovation of a single family home in the historic Venice Canals presented the opportunity to reimagine the house. The ground floor was reorganized to an open plan, allowing all rooms access to the view and outdoor spaces. A new wood deck fronting the canals includes an open fire pit and custom benches and planters. The deck and ground floor at the same elevation, serving to extend the living room space to the outdoors, accessible through a triple sliding glass door. The upstairs bedrooms are remote and quiet, with the master bedroom enjoying a private deck also overlooking the canals. In re-organizing the floor plan, a new stair was designed, cantilevering from a wall with no apparent structure, further emphasized by the suspended glass guardrail. The home captures the distinct character of the canal district and its unique personality.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku 

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

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