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Quintessa Pavilions in Napa, California by Walker Warner Architects

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

Walker Warner Architects has been awarded a coveted Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIA SF) chapter for the newly completed Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley, Calif. The firm designed the original Quintessa Estate Winery in 2003. Walker Warner Architects’ portfolio of estate projects and custom residences in the Western United States and Hawaii showcases simple elegance and sensitivity to the environment.

According to Walker Warner principal Mike McCabe, “Each pavilion is elegantly unobtrusive and offers a rustic yet refined experience evocative of picnicking with a bottle of wine under an oak tree”, Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Walker Warner Architects
  • Project: Quintessa Pavilions
  • Location: Napa, California, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman

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CI336 House in San Diego, California by BAM! architecture

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: BAM! architecture

Client´s premise was to create a functional house, with efficient and concise character, designed to develop an intense familiar life, where each of its members, kids and adults, has its defined space.

Large social areas -living room, dining room and TV room- were designed one next to the other, opening to the garden, the gallery and up to the lagoon, in order to allow full spaces integration.

Image Courtesy © Jeremias Thomas

  • Architects: BAM! architecture (Gonzalo Bardach, Matias Mosquera)
  • Project: CI336 House
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Photography: Jeremias Thomas
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Constructed area (m2): 250 m2covered – 50m2 semi-covered
  • Year: 2016

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SLTWTR in Santa Barbara, California by Anacapa Architecture

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Anacapa Architecture

We designed creative office interiors and oversaw tenant improvements for SLTWTR, a young, entrepreneurial graphic design firm and creative agency based out of Santa Barbara, California. The interior space was designed to embody the progressive and creative aspects of the brand and business. We achieved an open and dynamic office space, and relied heavily on the creative use of raw materials. To make the space more comfortable and accommodate a more modern lifestyle, we included bar and cafe in addition to a state of the art kitchen space.

Image Courtesy © Anacapa Architecture

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Avocado Acres House in Encinitas, California by LLoyd Russell AIA

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: LLoyd Russell AIA

 

The Bold roof profile of Avocado Acres (Aa) House personifies the design collaboration with Architect, Lloyd Russell to inject a dose of creativity + Mod Green Architecture into a coastal infill project. Aesthetic cues originated from the historical LA’s Case Study Houses and Eichler’s MCM gems. However, this new residence is all about addressing the conditions we face now by incorporating sustainable materials, energy efficiencies and environmental sensibilities.

Image Courtesy © Darren Bradley

  • Architects: LLoyd Russell AIA
  • Project: Avocado Acres House
  • Location: Encinitas, California, USA
  • Photography: Darren Bradley
  • Developer/ co-designer/ project manager: Surfside Projects
  • Building levels: 1
  • Project size: 2782 ft2
  • Site size: 10300 ft2
  • Completion date: 2015

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Impact Hub in Santa Barbara in California by Anacapa Architecture

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Anacapa Architecture

We designed a dynamic, shared work environment located on Santa Barbara’s famous State Street, right in the heart of the entrepreneurial and non-profit community. We transformed a traditional, mission style building into an innovative, collaborative, impactful space for Santa Barbara’s insatiable start-up culture.

Image Courtesy © Anacapa Architecture

  • Architects: Anacapa Architecture
  • Project: Impact Hub
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit

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Tree Top Residence in Los Angeles, California by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Article source: Belzberg Architects 

The Tree Top Residence celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging with it seamlessly and emerging from it atop the canopy of trees that surround it. Built along a natural ridgeline, the long and narrow plan of the three-story house mimics and inverts the angles of the site’s topography, creating dynamic vertical and horizontal relationships.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte and Art Gray

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: Tree Top Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte and Art Gray
  • Partner-in-Charge: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung (Daniel Rentsch, Jennifer Wu, Chris Sanford, Barry Gartin, Susan Nwankpa, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Glenn Ginter, Andrew Kim, Ashley CoonKim, Ashley Coon)
  • Interior Designer: Curated, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

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OZ House in Atherton, California by STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.

The site is a hilltop in Atherton, accessed via the winding Ridgeview Drive, ending in a circular cul de sac. The entry gate is framed by a concrete wall from which the house number, 96, is incised. Once inside, views in other directions unfold, and in the distance, the skyline of San Francisco framed by the entry canopy.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: STANLEY SAITOWITZ │ NATOMA ARCHITECTS INC.
  • Project: OZ House
  • Location: Atherton, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Team: Stanley Saitowitz, Neil Kaye, Michael Luke, Steven Sanchez
  • General Contractor: Redhorse Constructors, Inc. (David Warner)
  • Project/Construction Manager: Redhorse Constructors, Inc. (David Warner)
  • Civil Engineer: Lea & Braze Engineering Inc (PETE CARLINO)
  • Structural: Yu Structural Engineers (Peter Yu)
  • Mechanical: Monterey Energy Group ( MATT REISTETTER)
  • Electrical: Techlinea Inc. (Elaine Shishima)
  • Completion Date: January, 2017

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Road to Awe (RtA) in California by Dan Brunn Architecture

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Dan Brunn Architecture

The flagship store of Road to Awe (RtA) is as streetwise as the clothes produced by this Los Angeles fashion brand. Los Angeles architect Dan Brunn, AIA, created a complex, dream-like space with geometric precision, meditative sensations, and positive/negative dualities. Graced with street exposure from two sides, the streamlined boutique proclaims its variably angled black façades to the public. Dan Brunn Architecture renovated a 1,200-square-foot, 1970s building to create the new retail space, maintaining its footprint, but completely reshaping its geometry to create a more cohesive, sculptural experience. Inside, the 10-foot-tall space features concrete floors, black mirrors, wood surfaces, and blackened steel beams, creating a minimalist backdrop to the edgy fashion. An interior garden contributes calm and brings a mannered sense of nature into the scene.

Image Courtesy © Brandon Shigeta

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture
  • Project: Road to Awe (RtA)
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Brandon Shigeta

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Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills, California by Dan Brunn Architecture

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: Dan Brunn Architecture

Dan Brunn Architecture created a surreal, minimalist space for diners to experience Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills, CA, through a narrative of allusion and light. This subtle surrealism begins with the façade, which beckons guests to enter a threshold subdivided by delicately intersecting planes. The transition from city street to refuge—chaos to serenity—is experienced on multiple levels. Instead of relying on restaurant design clichés, the architect elected “to step through the looking glass” with this design, upending ordinary representations of sushi restaurants. The result is a simple yet substantial visual array inspired by traditional Japanese materials, culture, and lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © Taiyo Watanabe

  • Architects: Dan Brunn Architecture (Dan Brunn, AIA, principal)
  • Project: Yojisan Sushi
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: Taiyo Watanabe
  • General Contractor: Tokyo Construction, Inc.
  • Graphics/Logo: 6 Degrees LA
  • Audio Video: Swayd Systems
  • Exterior Sign: Tako Tyko
  • Size: 1,657 square feet

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A-to-Z House in San Francisco, California by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Article source: v2com

The A-to-Z House by SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop wins a 2017 Architecture Award from the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASF).

The A-to-Z House proposes an alternative to conventional approaches for expanding an outmoded San Francisco home. Perched on a hillside in Golden Gate Heights, a modest single story 1934 developer vernacular structure had limited space and failed to take advantage of expansive views of Sutro Tower, Golden Gate Park, Sausalito, and the Bay. But rather than replacing or merely attaching to the existing structure, the A-to-Z strategy seizes upon the existing forms – scaling, repeating, and manipulating found objects into a contextual collection of structures comprising a dynamic home immersed in its surroundings.

Perspective of Nested Volumes, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: SAW // Spiegel Aihara Workshop (Dan Spiegel, SAW)
  • Project: A-to-Z House
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Landscape Architect: Megumi Aihara, SAW
  • Project Collaborators: Dustin Stephens, Monica Sanga, Osma Dossani
  • Structural Engineer: Strandberg Engineering
  • Completed: 2016

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