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Theory stores in Los Angeles, California by Nendo

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Nendo 

Shop interiors for theory, the New York-based fashion brand known for basics that fuse functionality with casual trends.

We designed the interiors for two shops in Paris and Los Angeles and one shop each in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Osaka.

Image Courtesy © Daici Ano

  • Architects: Nendo
  • Project: Theory stores
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: Daici Ano

HALL Peterson Bergfeld in St. Helena, California by Signum Architecture

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Article source: Signum Architecture

Components: Barrel Storage, Event Venue

Built in 1885, time and the elements had taken a toll on this historic winery, which was shuttered by Prohibition and then reopened after repeal as a precursor to Napa Valley’s custom crush concept. The owners wanted to bring this treasure back to life as an extension of their new state-of-the art winery.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

Image Courtesy © Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut

  • Architects: Signum Architecture
  • Project: HALL Peterson Bergfeld
  • Location: St. Helena, California, US
  • Photography: Adrian Gregoretti + Tubay Yabut
  • Design: Jarrod Denton while at Lail Design Group
  • Builder: Frank Borges Jr. Construction
  • Interior Design: Nicole Hollis

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331 Foothill Road Office & Retail in Beverly Hills, California by Ehrlich Architects

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Ehrlich Architects

This new city-owned, LEED Gold certified office building, is located at the intersection of the city’s industrial area and a burgeoning media office district. The four-story structure measures approximately 232’ x 95’, and consists of 73,000 gross square feet of program. The building will serve the City of Beverly Hills as well as the public and includes the City’s cable TV facilities and open office and retail space for lease.

The project is located within biking distance of two residential areas, Image Courtesy © RMA Photography

  • Architects: Ehrlich Architects
  • Project: 331 Foothill Road Office & Retail
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Software used: 2009 Revit and 2009 AutoCad.

Moraga Residence in California by Jennifer Weiss Architecture

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: Jennifer Weiss Architecture

This interior architectural remodel transformed an existing awkward, dark, ranch house into a modern, light and view filled space – with a limited budget.   With strategic moves, the interior architecture was transformed.   The plan was rationalized:  the kitchen was almost tripled in size; the plan was made efficient; an entry way was gained by creatively modifying a hallway;  relocating the laundry area created room for a new office, created privacy for the powder room, and allowed for a much needed storage wall for the children.   Exterior windows and doors were replaced with wider, taller, stained wood openings.   Phase II includes work to the exterior architecture of the house and began in the fall of 2013.

Image Courtesy © Lucas Fladzinski

  • Architects: Jennifer Weiss Architecture
  • Project: Moraga Residence
  • Location: California, United States
  • Photography: Lucas Fladzinski

The Wild Beast Pavilion in California by Hodgetts + Fung

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Hodgetts + Fung

Acoustic clarity and precision were governing principals for the design of this recital space and outdoor stage for the Masters Program in music at the California Institute of the Arts. Sited at the gateway to the 1970’s era campus, the project serves a multitude of purposes, for which acoustics, structural design, materials, and symbolic presence were integrated to produce a building which was conceived as a highly tuned instrument for musical performance.

Image Courtesy © Hodgetts + Fung

  • Architects: Hodgetts + Fung
  • Project: The Wild Beast Pavilion
  • Location: California, U.S.A

Math+Science Complex in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

SAN DIEGO – (December 10, 2013) –McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (www.mccarthy.com), one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, has completed construction for the new 206,000-gross-square-foot, four-story Math+ScienceComplex in the heart of San Diego Mesa College, located at 7250 Mesa College Drive in the Clairemont area of San Diego, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

New Neighborhood Healthcare Health Center in Temecula, California by MPA Architects, Inc.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

SAN CLEMENTE – (December 3, 2013) – Consolidated Contracting Services, Inc., a leading Southern California commercial builder, has completed the expansion and remodeling of the new 14,296-square-foot Neighborhood Healthcare community health center located at 41840 Enterprise Circle North in Temecula, Calif. 92950.

Image Courtesy © MPA Architects, Inc.

  • Architects: MPA Architects, Inc.
  • Project: New Neighborhood Healthcare Health Center
  • Location: Temecula, California
  • Software Used: AutoCAD

OZ Residence in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The first requirement that the Owners, a young couple with two children, expressed was that their new home should have a casual, barefoot feel, like a vacation destination, with strong indoor-outdoor connections. Their 2.8 acre site, with gentle slopes to the south and mature landscaping on all sides was the perfect setting to create a home that would fully engage the beautiful landscape for family living.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

  • Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects
  • Project: OZ Residence
  • Location: Silicon Valley, California
  • Architect: Robert Swatt

Alpine Street in Pasadena, California by E4 Architects_studio

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Article source:  E4 Architects_studio

Ned Engs, principal and founder of Los Angeles-based E4 Architects, recently completed a renovation and addition for a light post and beam mid-century modern house originally designed in 1954 by Pasadena firm Nyberg &Bissner Architecture & Engineering. Originally known as the Sechler House, the open and airy cruciform plan and design presented E4 with the unique opportunity to work with a mid-century classic.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

  • Architects: E4 Architects_studio
  • Project: Alpine Street
  • Location: Pasadena, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Susanne Hayek
  • Principal: Ned Engs (M.Arch. 89)
  • Status: Built
  • Area: 3,779 sqf
  • Software used: autocad 2013, sketch up

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

By taking advantage of the existing design language E4 was able to create a design that is  contemporary and adventurous yet sensitive to context. This was important for the historical character of the original house and the neighborhood—there is a Green & Green home right across the street.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

E4’s extensive renovation and second story addition sought to highlight and complement the original home’s clean and efficient spaces, structure, and finishes. The primary strategy for the added second floor was to highlight the cruciform layout of the house and the dramatic sweeping roof gables. The light-filled addition, a painting studio for the client, was thus conceived of as the fifth “living gable” to complement the original design’s four prominent clerestory gables. With the original Nyberg &Bissner design, the dramatic sweeping roof seems to fly above the house. In similar fashion, E4’s addition, utilizing a light tube steel structure and glass, appears to float above the original house. “It’s a light touch,” says Engs. “We wanted to do something that would be more than just a matching addition.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

The result is a singular house that, while retaining the spirit and character of the original, also builds upon it and adds new layers with up-to-date systems, materials, and spaces. The original clerestories became the inspiration to enhance the intrinsic Los Angeles indoor-outdoor aesthetic and functionality. A sliding glass wall seemingly dematerializes the house on its garden side. The front door was widened and hung on off-center pivots to complement an existing large picture window in the living room. The second story addition presents seamless butt-joined corner glazing and brings in natural light to illuminate the new floating” steel and wood stairs.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

Through an interesting sequence of events, this also became the story of how two architects, spanning different generations, came to be connected through their experiences with one house and the continuing legacy of mid-century Los Angeles modernism and its relevance to contemporary architectural practice.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

Soon after E4’s redesign was complete, the son of Harold Bissner, Jr., partner on the original 1954 design, saw the photographs of Susanne Hayek online and emailed her: “Wonderful photography and nice updating on the part of Mr. Engs. I’ll pass this onto my dad who continues to practice at age 87! Nice to see some homes modernized as opposed to torn down.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

Once the connection was made, Ned Engs, principal and founder of E4, reached out to Mr. Bissner and they arranged to meet. As they walked the house together in March Mr. Bissner turned to Engs and said, “You did a very nice job.”

I realized he hadn’t seen the home in decades,” said Engs. “He shared thoughts on his design and memories of his career. It was truly enlightening.

Image Courtesy © Susanne Hayek

Nove Residences in San Francisco, California by Handel Architects

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Article source: Handel Architects

Located in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, this urban infill project presents a unique opportunity to develop three adjacent lots, a rarity in this densely populated neighborhood. The three lots are all adjacent to each other and are also through-blocks from Guerrero Street to Ames Street.

Image Courtesy © Handel Architects

  • Architects: Handel Architects
  • Project: Nove Residences
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Completion Date: 2010
  • Partner in Charge: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA
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