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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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Dual House in Venice, California

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Article source: Chibi Moku

The Dual House is a new duplex for two related families, with an emphasis on balancing shared and personal spaces. While appearing to be a single building, two structures are placed back-to-back allowing for private garden entries and a communal roof deck. The garages, bedrooms, and entry are incorporated on the lower level, with a convertible bedroom/office having direct access to the garden.  On the second floor, the directional emphasis shifts to the long alley, highlighting the stairs, views, and available light for the main living spaces along this façade.  Tucked behind this public space are the master bedroom and bath.  The suspended steel stairs are a focal point for both inside and out.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

  • Architects: DIMSTER ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Dual House
  • Location: Venice, California

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FLAGSHIP PROJECT in San Clemente, California by Dupuis Design

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: Chibi Moku

The flagship project of DUPUIS DESIGN is certainly the creation of a mansion in San Clemente, California (USA). From blueprint development to the finishing touches, the project was entirely monitored in San Clemente as well as from Paris by Peggy Dupuis and Mathew Reeh, the meticulous project managers from Malone Bros Contractors.

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

Image Courtesy © Chibi Moku

  • Architects: Dupuis Design
  • Project: FLAGSHIP PROJECT
  • Location: San Clemente, California, USA

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The solar rain tree oasis in California by michael jantzen

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: michael jantzen

The Solar Rain Tree Oasis is being developed as a public gathering place pavilion for the drought stricken state of California. The ideal location for these large pre-fabricated steel structures is in a public park, but they can also be placed into any public accessible location. All of the structures are designed to support ten large solar cell arrays that collect energy from the sun and convert it into electricity, which is sent into the local power grid. In addition, each of the structures is formed into a circular shape that is capable of collecting rainwater and directing it into storage containers that are buried under the structures.

Image Courtesy © michael jantzen

Image Courtesy © michael jantzen

  • Architects: michael jantzen
  • Project: the solar rain tree oasis
  • Location: California

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City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6 in California, United States by Behnisch Architekten

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Article source: Behnisch Architekten

The City of Santa Monica (CoSM) Parking Structure #6 in downtown Santa Monica serves several major local and tourist destinations. The public parking structure was completed in December 2013.

Image Courtesy © David Matthiessen

Image Courtesy © David Matthiessen

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Project: City of Santa Monica Parking Structure #6
  • Location: California, United States
  • Photography: David Matthiessen
  • Software usedAutoCAD

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SAN LUCAS PAVILION in California by FRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: FRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

The San Lucas Pavilion is, fundamentally, a reinforced concrete structure, barely 15 cm wide, which is arranged based on screens and one-meter edge beams, constraining an 11×11 meter square ground plan, in the limit between a lush pine forest and a very clean and carefully kept prairie.

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © Karres en BrandsFRPO RODRIGUEZ & ORIOL ARCHITECTS

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Kelly Cullen Community in San Francisco, California by Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects

San Francisco’s historic Central YMCA (1909), a nine-story Classical building located in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, has been transformed into supportive housing for the homeless and a health center for residents of supportive housing and the homeless. The adaptive use project created 174 micro-units of permanent housing and preserved the original sky-lit second-floor lobby, auditorium, full-size gymnasium, offices, and meeting rooms.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

  • Architects: Gelfand Partners Architects + Knapp Architects
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Photography: Mark Luthringer
  • Owner: Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
  • Contractor: Cahill Contractors
  • Interiors: Multiplicity Design
Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The LEED Gold health center occupies 11,700 square feet of a former locker room and support space on the ground floor, and the original swimming pool in the basement has been converted to a multipurpose room. Renovations in the 1950s removed the grand entry staircase, which led directly from the street to the second-floor lobby. This lobby has now been restored as the heart of the building, including a new grand stair, a small street-level lobby, accessible elevator, and improved circulation throughout the upper floors. Residential wings and 24 new units constructed above the historic gym wrap the light well above the lobby.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

The small residential units—the Y’s former hotel rooms, approximately 200 square feet each—preserve the original window bays and gain spaciousness from their generous proportions and high ceilings. All units provide ample storage, cooking facilities, and individual bathrooms. A new radiant heating system, energy efficient lighting and ventilation, and the use of healthy materials support sustainability and resident well-being. Terrazzo stairs, tile walls, wood ceilings, and translucent planters around the new grand stair were chosen for their compatibility with the historic wood, tile, and marble finishes, which were meticulously preserved. The building includes 1,450 square feet of corner retail space on the street level.

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

Image Courtesy © Mark Luthringer

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