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The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House in California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: MariSol Malibu

One of the last residential homes in the legendary career of architectural genius Barry Berkus is a spectacular Malibu beach house located in MariSol, the award-winning 80-acre, 17 estate luxury Malibu real estate community. The Spanish Estate is a brand new contemporary, Spanish-style, fully furnished, single-story masterpiece elevated on a 102 ft blufftop with 130 ft of oceanfront over one of the best surf beaches in Malibu, County Line Beach.

Image Courtesy MariSol Malibu

  • Architect: Barry Berkus
  • Project Leader: MariSol Malibu
  • Project: The Barry Berkus Malibu Beach House
  • Location: Malibu, California

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Fenix in San Rafael, California

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group

Beyond the traditional amenities of fine dining, exotic libations, and live music, the Fenix introduces a template for a new form of creative and social interaction — on site and online.  Conceived by Laura van Galen, a visionary Bay Area CEO, the new 150-seat super club has been designed to share live performances by talented indigenous and celebrated world-renowned artists with a local, national and eventually international audience on location and over the web at www.livestream.com/fenixlive.

Image Courtesy © John Merkl 

  • Acoustical consultants: WSDG
  • Project: FENIX – MARIN COUNTY’S NEW MECA OF DREAMS AND STREAMS
  • Location: San Rafael, California, USA
  • Photography: John Merkl

The Gold Line Bridge in Arcadia, California by Andrew Leicester

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Leicester 

As the largest, single public art/transit infrastructure project in California, we believe the Gold Line Bridge would be a very unique and special entry for coverage. The Gold Line Bridge has set many precedents. The Construction Authority wanted the art to lead the engineering, so an artist was hired before the architect and contractor. In 2010, the Construction Authority put out a national call and selected Andrew Leicester, an award-winning public artist from Minnesota.

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority : Image Courtesy Andrew Leicester 

  • Artist: Andrew Leicester
  • Project: The Gold Line Bridge
  • Location: San Gabriel Valley, California
  • Date: Completed December 15, 2012
  • Dimensions: 584-linear feet (115 feet between the centerlines of the two signature baskets)
  • Materials: Concrete with steel reinforcement (the project required 6,500 cubic yards of concrete and 1.3 million pounds of steel)
  • Art Concept Advisor: Andrew Leicester
  • Architect/Designer: AECOM
  • Contractor: Skanska USA Civil West
  • Commissioner/Owner: The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
  • Software used: 
    • Microstation V8i 3D for architectural design
    • For structural calculations:
      • SAP2000
      • VBridge
      • VBent
      • XTRACT
      • LPile
    • For structural calculations:
      • WinBDS
      • BrgABUT
    • For Hydrology/Hydraulics
      • LA County TC_Calculator
      • Bentley Flowmaster
    • For Alignment Design
      • InRoads

Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center in Acradia, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: McCarthy Building Companies

A 60-year old wish for the community of Arcadia has finally come true with the opening of Arcadia Unified School District’s new $20 million Performing Arts Center. It was the District’s intent to build an auditorium in 1952 when the high school was originally constructed, but there was no funding.  Due to the passage of Bond Measure I in 2006, the District finally had a chance to fulfill this community’s enduring dream.

“We are exceptionally pleased to have realized the dream of providing our students, faculty and community members with a world class performing arts venue that will become a home for the arts in Arcadia,” said AUSD Superintendent Dr. Joel Shawn. “All aspects of the arts are an essential component of a rigorous education for our students and a healthy, vibrant community.”

Arcadia High School’s new $20 million Performing Arts Center. Built by McCarthy Building Companies, the steel frame structure features a modern glass, smooth plaster and brick exterior : Image Courtesy © RMA Photography 

  • General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
  • Architect: LPA
  • Project: Arcadia High School Performing Arts Center
  • Location: Acradia, California, USA
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Rendering Credit: LPA of Irvine, California

Plateau Residence in California, United States by Michael Hennessey Architecture

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Article source: Michael Hennessey Architecture

This 5-acre parcel is defined by a challenging topography along with an abundance of native oak trees. The client for this single-family residence requested a direct connection between the interior spaces and the surrounding landscape. The resultant strategy was to place all of the living/sleeping/working areas into a single main level to maximize the immediate relationship to the land. The massing of the building is seen as a respectful addition to the existing topography.

Image Courtesy Michael Hennessey Architecture

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La Valentina Station in Sacramento, California by David Baker + Partners Architects

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Article source: David Baker + Partners Architects

For more than two decades, a high-crime light-rail station stopping at a toxic empty lot; now, a sustainable affordable family housing development and new gateway to downtown.

La Valentina Station brings 63-units of affordable rental housing for families to a previously desolate city site. The development bolsters the local sewer, electrical and storm-water infrastructure and brings compact, transit-oriented homes to the neglected area.

The entry plaza in the evening. Image: Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker + Partners Architects
  • Project: La Valentina Station
  • Location: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Developer: Domus Development
  • Landscape Architect: Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Consultant: Fletcher Studio
  • Contractor: Brown Construction
  • Software used: Revit

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Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California by WRNS Studio

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: WRNS Studio

The Welch Road Translational Research Campus reflects the new vision for the Stanford University School of Medicine to transform the Welch Road properties from a parcel-zoned, suburban land-use to a more integrated, pedestrian-focused campus. The campus is composed of two buildings: The Jill and John Freidenrich Translational Research Center (pictured here) and the CJ Huang Asian Liver Center and Academic Medical Office Building.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte / WRNS Studio

  • Architects: WRNS Studio
  • Project: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Location: Stanford, California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Tim Maloney

Techshed in Foster City, CA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

A home improvement marketplace technology company, this open and collaborative work environment was designed with a balance of open office work benches, and spaces for meetings, meditation, play and private phone calls. A gated area with lockers for personal storage encourages bicycle commuting and use of the Bay Trail along the edge of the San Francisco Bay. Techshed’s brand is expressed with an impactful punch of brand color and in the form of the plywood sheds that house meeting and meditation rooms. An open Café with a robust audio visual system doubles as an all hands meeting and presentation space.

Image Courtesy Joe Fletcher Photography

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Animation Studio in Santa Monica, California by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Article source: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Interior Architecture Preserves Original 1940s Warehouse in Santa Monica’s Former Industrial Corridor Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio with Andy Waisler has recently completed an adaptive reuse of a 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse in Santa Monica. The 17,000 square foot building was artistically designed for a well-known animation studio that has recently achieved significant commercial success. Urban Studio designed an interior renovation that is warm, forthright and efficient, while also elegant and inspiring.

Image Courtesy Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler

  • Architects: Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio
  • Project: Animation Studio
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Photography by: Benny Chan + GPUS with Andy Waisler

MANDEVILLE CANYON in Brentwood, California by Whipple Russell Architects

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Article source: Whipple Russell Architects

This horse ranch in Brentwood, California is a livable romantic blend of contemporary and Mediterranean architectural sensibilities. The house was originally created for two artists, husband and wife; one an architect turned director, another, a writer and sommelier. Both were very passionate about every detail that had gone into the creation of all their living spaces; a restoration in Italy and a loft in New York City.

Image Courtesy © Whipple Russell Architects

  • Architects: Whipple Russell Architects
  • Project: MANDEVILLE CANYON
  • Location: Brentwood, California, U.S.A
  • PROJECT COMPLETED: March 2000
  • PROJECT SIZE: 7,000 sf
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