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Gold Hall Residence in Malibu, California by Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Article source: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)

Giving a face lift to an otherwise aged 1960s Malibu Canyon track home, Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) creates a sparkling contemporary gem.

Located all too near the notorious Piuma Canyon Brush fires, executive television producer Ted Gold and his wife Cara Hall, a graphic designer, took on the challenge to purchase an all wood-sided shed-roof modern home and transform it into something original and beautiful. Working with a minimal budget one step at a time, they hired local California architect Phillips to make a series of strategic surgical design procedures to update, rejuvenate, and fortify their painfully drab house with elegance and style.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

Image Courtesy © Kevin Dole of Chateau Image

  • Architects: Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS)
  • Project: Gold Hall Residence
  • Location: 25780 Piuma Road, Calabasas, California 91302, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Dole of Chateau Image, Los Angeles
  • Owners: Ted Gold and Cara Hall
  • Project Team: Cameron Helland, Richard Porter, Stephen Becker, Katsu Shigemi, Danny Thai, Tyler Armstrong
  • Area: 3,000 sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2015

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Meadow Farm House in California by William McDonough + Partners

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

The site design of this small organic farm and residence transitions from a cultivated landscape of orchards, gardens, and farming towards a restored native ecology of meadow grasses and coastal live oaks. The interwoven site and architectural design celebrate the native Northern California landscape and a deep connection to place. The main house is a series of pavilions with rolling zinc roofs that echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean, just visible from the property. Striated color patterns in rammed earth walls extrapolate the gentle curve of existing site topography. The building is passively heated and cooled, and energy uses are supported almost entirely by on site harvesting (PVs). The farm includes comprehensive rainwater and graywater harvesting. The project is LEED Platinum certified.

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

Image Courtesy © Emily Hagopian

 

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners
  • Project: Meadow Farm House
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Emily Hagopian
  • Landscape Architect: Bernard Trainor + Associates
  • Interior Design: Carla Carstens
  • Area: 5,800 sq ft

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Bojanic House in Sherman Oaks, California by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Martin Fenlon Architecture 

What started out as a relatively minor remodel of a modest bungalow evolved over the course of construction into a new 2,500 s.f. house, with the existing foundation and footprint as the only original elements.  The Bojanics acted as owner-builders, keeping construction costs to a bare minimum.  The end result was a uniquely collaborative effort; one where the design was worked out on a day-to-day basis during construction in a manner that bordered on improvisation.

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

Image Courtesy © Martin Fenlon Architecture

  • Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
  • Project: Bojanic House
  • Location: Sherman Oaks, California, USA
  • Client: Val & Dee Bojanic
  • Structural Engineer: Hongkook Kim
  • Constructed Area: 762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004-2006

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Sinbad Creek Residence in Sunol, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The Sinbad Creek House project started in 2008, when the owners – a couple, newly retired from the biotech field and avid horseback riders – decided they wanted to be able to spend more time enjoying the outdoors. Desiring a change from condominium living, they purchased a bucolic 5.3 acre hillside lot in rural Sunol, with unique views in three directions: a beautiful up-slope hillside with mature oaks and a giant walnut tree to the east, a canyon ridge to the west, and Mission Peak to the south. They imagined a modern residence that would embrace its beautiful setting, take advantage of the site’s many vistas, and allow for multiple ways of enjoying the surrounding natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley in California by Banker Wire

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Article source: Banker Wire

It’s only fitting that a university building with multiple practices under one roof is employing the use of versatile woven wire mesh, manufactured by Banker Wire.

Banker’s mesh provides strong infill material that also meets the architect’s design intent for exterior stair and pedestrian bridge railings at the new Jacobs Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The three-story, 24,000-square-foot building houses design studios, equipment labs, classrooms, and community space.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

 

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: Jacobs Hall – UC Berkeley
  • Location: California, USA

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Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California by WRNS Studio

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Article source: WRNS Studio

Last month, Sonoma Academy, an independent college prep high school located in Sonoma County, broke ground on a 22,000-square-foot expansion project, designed by San Francisco-based architecture and planning firm WRNS Studio. Situated on a 34-acre campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain, this marks the first phase of a two-phase campus-wide transformation. Known as the Grange & Studios, the two-level educational facility will add key academic, social and cultural spaces that will support the overall mission of the school. In less than 14 months, the project went from design phase to beginning construction.

 Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

Image Courtesy © WRNS Studio

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Sonoma Academy
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Contractor: XL Construction
  • Civil Engineer: Sherwood Design Engineers
  • Structural: Mar Structural Design
  • Landscape Architect: RHAA Landscape Architects
  • Mechanical: Interface Engineering
  • Electrical: Integral
  • Green Roof: Ranicreek
  • Size: 22,000 SF

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Clea House in San Diego, California by Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Designed, engineered and built by boutique San Diego firm Nakhshab Development & Design (NDD), the LEED Gold-certified Clea House, although just minutes from downtown San Diego, is set on a serene Mission Hills canyon slope. This mid-century modern-inspired single family home complements its surroundings and preserves the existing site terrain with a seamless cantilever design.  Elegantly perched on a three-story access column that encases an elevator, a stairway and one “bonus” room per floor, the nearly 4,000 square-foot Clea House functions primarily as a single-level residence in which large open rooms and outdoor spaces flow together with nature prominently on display throughout the home.

Image Courtesy © Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Nakhshab Development & Design, Inc.

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The Manna House in Glassell Park, California by Jeremy Levine Design

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Jeremy Levine Design

The Manna House is for a client who has unusual obsession with color. My initial concept was to use a camouflage palette to blend the house into the hillside. My client wanted the anti-camouflage house. The house takes its inspiration from the abstract color field paintings of Kenneth Noland and Josef Albers. Various shades of blue connect the house -sited on the ridge of a hill- to the the sky that serve as its backdrop. Blue is also a reference to how the house “sails” along the top of the hill like a ship.

Front Facade at Dusk, Image Courtesy © Jeremy Levine Design

Front Facade at Dusk, Image Courtesy © Jeremy Levine Design

  • Architects: Jeremy Levine Design
  • Project: The Manna House
  • Location: Glassell Park, California, USA
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Associate Designer: Jonathon Pickup
  • Structural Engineer: Micheal Ciortea
  • Soil Engineer: GSS Engineering
  • General Contractor: Juan Macias
  • Materials: Recycled Lumber, Recycled Flooring, Concrete, Stucco, aluminum, Solar Panels
  • Square Footage: 1,325 sq.ft.
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Status: Built

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Rmi-La – Medical Offices For Retina Macula Institute in Los Angeles, California by Domaen

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: Domaen

RMI-LA is  2,200 SF of new medical offices in Los Angeles for the Retina Macula Institute in an existing office building. This project offers a new look for the renowned retinal specialist institute, and this was achieved under extreme time constraints to avoid interrupting operations.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Tiemens

Image Courtesy © Adrian Tiemens

  • Architects: Domaen
  • Project: Rmi-La – Medical Offices For Retina Macula Institute
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Adrian Tiemens
  • Software used: Rhino3D,Grasshopper, Archicad
  • Principal Design: Axel Schmitzberger, Chris Lowe
  • Team: Chris Lowe, Arshia Mahmoodi, Stephen Scheuerer
  • Area: 2,200 ft2
  • Project year: 2012

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Seadrift Residence in Stinson Beach, California by CCS ARCHITECTURE

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: CCS ARCHITECTURE 

CCS Architecture designed this sustainable, 1900-square-foot beach house in Stinson Beach, CA, as a second home for a three-generation San Francisco family.  Located in Seadrift, a gated vacation community that originated in the 1950s at the tip of Stinson Beach, the Northern California architecture is at ease among neighboring homes by Joe Esherick, Stanley Saitowitz and William Wurster.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: CCS ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Seadrift Residence
  • Location: Seadrift, Stinson Beach,  California, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman
  • Software used: Autocad and Photoshop
  • General Contractor: Jim Allen, Allen Construction. Sebastopol, California
  • Architectural Team:

    • Design Principal: Cass Smith
    • Project Architect: Dera-Jill Lamontagne
    • Designer: Lynne Riesselman
  • Consultants:

    • Civil Engineer: ILS Associates, Novato, CA
    • Structural Engineer: Erik Tryde, Novato, CA
    • Interior Designer: Belknap + Purcell, San Francisco
    • Landscape: Las Baulines Nursery, Bolinas, CA
    • Solar Contractor: Sun Light + Power, Berkeley, CA
  • Area: 1900 sf
  • Completion: August 2007

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