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Vidalakis Residence in California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

This distinctive residence was designed as a piece of inhabitable art for its owner, an avid collector of colorful and unique works. Featuring three stepped-back stories linked by a grand mahogany staircase and a double-height glass pavilion overlooking the semi-rural landscape on three sides, this gallery home is a piece of sculpture in its own right.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

 

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Tea Houses in Silicon Valley, California by Swatt | Miers Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The idea for the tea houses originated years ago, when the owner and his young daughter explored the remote hills surrounding their Silicon Valley home, discovering an idyllic setting below a ridge, under a grove of large California Live Oak trees. At first, the family thought the setting would be perfect for a tree house. Years later, after the 6000 square foot main house was extensively remodeled, the vision was realized as three individual tea houses, places where one could simply retreat into nature.

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

Image Courtesy © Swatt | Miers Architects

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EdQuarters in Santa Monica, California by M+M Creative Studio

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Architectural and interior design firm M+M Creative Studio has been honored by the inaugural American Architecture Prize (AAP) with two awards for its work on the new corporate headquarters of car shopping company Edmunds.com in Santa Monica, California, USA. The “EdQuarters” space was recognized with a Silver Award for Commercial Interior Architecture and a Bronze Award for Workplaces from AAP, which honors designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.

Polished mirror chrome reception desk at main arrivals lobby with main stair adjacent and 2016 Corvette Sting Ray turning above, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan @Fotoworks

Polished mirror chrome reception desk at main arrivals lobby with main stair adjacent and 2016 Corvette Sting Ray turning above, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan @Fotoworks

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MU77 in Los Angeles, California by Arshia Architects, LTD

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Design Awards program Monday night, October 24, 2016, at an evening celebrating the achievements of recipients.

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

REAR/POOL, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, LTD
  • Project: MU77
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Glass Wall House in San Mateo, California by Klopf Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects and Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures Designed and built a new warm, modern, Eichler-inspired, open, indoor-outdoor home on a deeper-than-usual San Mateo Highlands property where an original Eichler house had burned to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture (John Klopf, AIA, Klara Kevane)
  • Project: Glass Wall House
  • Location: San Mateo, California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects
  • Contractor: Henry Calvert of Calvert Ventures
  • Year completed: 2016

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BE36 in Beverly Hills, California by Arshia Architects, ltd

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Arshia Architects, ltd was selected as a winner by the Los Angeles Business Council at their 45th Annual design award for setting new standards for design excellence, innovation and sustainability, and demonstrate the potential of combining beautiful architecture with environmental and health best practices.

WAITING AREA, Image Courtesy ©  PAUL VU

WAITING AREA, Image Courtesy © PAUL VU

  • Architects: Arshia Architects, ltd
  • Project: BE36
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: PAUL VU
  • Software used: Rhino and Revit

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Canyon House in Los Angeles, California by ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects

The site for this 4000 sf residence consists of a steep descending hillside property within the Hollywood Hills. Constructed adjacent to the street to permit access to the foyer and garage, the home’s entry experience is developed to screen the courtyard and stair hall from passing automobile lights and noise. In contrast, and due to the potential for panoramic views of Los Angeles and the adjacent Runyon Canyon and Wattles Canyon Parks, our design approach focused on creating transparency at the rear of the home with fixed and operable floor to ceiling glazing, opening the entire home to the environment.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX – Aaron Neubert Architects
  • Project: Canyon House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Software used: Rhinoceros
  • Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben (Project Architect), David Chong
  • Structural Engineer: SAP Engineering
  • General Contractor: deKrassel Construction
  • Structural Steel: Banks Welding
  • Custom Fabrication: Dan Taron, Chris Taus, and John Dunne

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Hanover Page Mill in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture 

Design

Hanover Page Mill, a LEED Platinum and net-zero electric building designed by Form4 Architecture for Hanover Page Mill Associates, is a powerful statement of synthesis between architectural form and energy performance. Located at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, CA, this spec office building was designed using affordable and practical building strategies to provide higher occupant comfort standards, while offering market-rate leasing options that make it competitive with traditional buildings. The building pays for its net zero features entirely though energy-cost savings.

Image Courtesy © Rien van Rijthoven

Image Courtesy © Rien van Rijthoven

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Hanover Page Mill
  • Location: Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Photography: Craig Cozart, Jeff Peters, Steve Proehl and Rien van Rijthoven
  • Client: Hanover Page Mill Associates
  • General Contractor: Devcon Construction
  • Landscape Designer: Studio Five Design
  • Structural Engineer: Nishkian Menninger
  • Civil Engineer: Kier & Wright
  • MEP Engineer: Point Energy Innovations
  • LEED Consultant: Sage Green Development
  • Tenants: Law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (60,000 square feet); Morgan Stanley (30,000 square feet)
  • Size: 90,000 square feet; 2 stories; 4.57-acre site; 290 surface and below-grade parking spaces

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West Hollywood Belltower in California by Tom Wiscombe Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Architecture 

The history of the American billboard tracks with the larger cultural and technological history of media distribution and aesthetic sensibilities. In the early 20th century, the billboard began as a large sign or three-dimensional icon, often calling attention to immediate building functions or domestic products. With the explosion of car culture and the film industry at mid-century, the billboard was transformed into something non-local, something representing filmic worlds, in wide-screen formats. Sunset Boulevard has played a distinct role in the evolution of the billboard, particularly in the 60’s and 70’s, with edgy content, protruding elements, and promotional appearances by music stars. The two-dimensionality of the billboard began to move towards three-dimensionality, simultaneously existing as sign and object. Our proposal aims to build on this legacy in a contemporary way, with an iconic object-billboard programmed with an unprecedented breadth of commercial, cultural, and interactive media content.

Rendered by: Kilograph

Rendered by: Kilograph

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Architecture
  • Project: West Hollywood Belltower
  • Location: California, USA
  • Rendering: Kilograph
  • Software used: Maya and Rhinoceros
  • Client: City of West Hollywood
  • Builder/ Operator: Orange Barrel Media
  • Museum Partner: Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)
  • Structural: Walter P Moore

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Sea Song in California by Form4 Architecture

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Sea Song is located in the immeasurable natural beauty of Big Sur on the California coast. Unobtrusive by design, it is both private from the main road and utterly transparent to what lies ahead. Likened to a trio of gliding Manta Rays, its environmental footprint is virtually null, being raised on a cantilevered podium causing minimum disturbance to the site.

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

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