Posts Tagged ‘California’
Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Article source: HMC Architects
Construction is complete on Torrance Memorial’s new $480 million Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as general contractor of the hospital facility which was delivered over four-and-a-half months early and $10 million under budget. The hospital held a community celebration on September 20, and the new facility opened to patients on November 16.
Image Courtesy © HMC Architects
- Architects: HMC Architects
- Project: Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower
- Location: Torrance, California, U.S.A.
Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Article source: LPA, Inc.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s top education facility builders, has completed construction of a new 19,880-square-foot classroom building, comprising phase two of National City Middle School, located on a two-acre site at 1701 D Avenue in National City, Calif. 91950.
Image Courtesy © LPA, Inc.
- Architects: LPA, Inc.
- Project: National City Middle School
- Location: California, U.S.A.
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
- 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
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
- 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.
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
- 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
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
- Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
- Project: Living Zero
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Client: AIA San Francisco
- Competition: Architecture at Zero
- Completion: 2013
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
- Architects: wHY
- Project: Pomona College Studio Art Hall
- Location: Claremont, California, U.S.A.
- Architect Team: wHY, Kulapat Yantrasast
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
- Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
- Project: LOPEZ HOUSE
- Location: Eagle Rock, California
- Photography: Eric Staudenmaier
- Area: 2,200 s.f.
- Project Year: 2008 – 2013
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
- Architects: Sol Haus Design
- Project: Vina’s Tiny House
- Location: Ojai, California, USA
- Photography: Chibi Moku
- Color Grading: Bryan Smaller
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
- Architects: GMPA Architects
- Project: West Los Angeles Office Building
- Location: California, USA
- Software used: Rhino and Maya