Posts Tagged ‘California’
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Article source: Lisa Layne Heckaman
Los Angeles based United Oil Company began incorporating modern architecture and unique interior design elements into their Southern California service stations in the early 80’s, shifting the way consumers experience pumping gas. Since then, the Company has redefined the service station Industry, creating flagship designs, using top-line materials such as hand cut slate, molded copper, and eclectic themes – all influences driven by the architectural vision of United Oil Co. vice president, Jeff Appel. The privately owned, family-run business recently celebrated 50 years in business, and are known for creating incredibly clean, vibrant, and artistic gas stations throughout Southern California – now operating 124 stations to date.
Image Courtesy Erman Smith
- Architects: Jon Enache, United Oil Co., 2012
- Project: United Oil Company Service Stations
- Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
Article source : Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Situated in the Antelope Valley, along the Western edge of the Mojave Desert, the Mojave Rivers Ranger Station is designed for administrative and fire personnel from the USDA Forest Service Mojave Rivers Ranger District. Both client and architect aspired to achieve a building appropriate to its context and to the function of the agency. In keeping with the Forest Service’s principles, the ranger station is designed to convey the agency’s roots as an institution with “an ethic of conservation and stewardship, a close tie to the land, and an orientation of service to current and future generations.” The result is a facility whose form and aesthetic is largely shaped by its desert site and climate.
South Facade : Image Courtesy John Edward Linden
- Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
- Project: Mojave Rivers Ranger Station
- Location: Acton, California, USA
- Photography: John Edward Linden
- COMPLETION: 2011
- PROJECT AREA: 7,600 sq ft
- DESIGN TEAM CREDITS:
- INTERIORS: Marcy Wong
- DEVELOPER/CLIENT: William Whitson
- LANDSCAPE: Gary Strang
- CIVIL ENGINEER: Tony Petroccitto
- STRUCTURAL: Greg Luth
- MECHANICAL: Dorel Anghel
- ELECTRICAL: Vincent Chow
- PLUMBING: Dorel Anghel
- LEED MANAGEMENT: Richard Manning
- COMMISIONING AGENT: Richard Thomas
- COST ESTIMATOR: Natalie Saylor
- LIGHTING: Darrell Hawthorne
- RENDERING: Justin Tang
- MODEL CONSTRUCTION: Justin Tang
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Article source: Bondanelli Design Group
This two story, 8000 s.f. residence is located at the intersection of two channels within the Oxnard Marina. Being a vacation home, and given the maritime location, the house has a strong Asian theme, and conceptually is inspired by a south East Asian village, with most of the rooms having a separate roof structure, as a cluster of pavilions.
The curvilinear separation between kitchen and public spaces is taken from the shape of the client’s boat docked just outside.
Image Courtesy © Bondanelli Design Group
- Architects: Bondanelli Design Group
- Project: Oxnard Marina Residence
- Location: Oxnard Marina, California, USA
- Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Article source: Acme Architecture
Founded in 1972, the Isla Vista Food Cooperative is the only natural and organic foods consumer cooperative in Santa Barbara County. Though a mainstay in the community, the Co-op was often ignored by pedestrians, not realizing what lay behind its inconspicuous storefront.
Image Courtesy Patrick Price
- Architects: Acme Architecture
- Project: Isla Vista Food Cooperative
- Location: Isla Vista, California
- Architects: Acme Architecture, Keith Rivera, AIA
- Contractor: Keller Construction, Inc.
- Photographer: Patrick Price
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Article source: Keith Rivera, AIA
This rehabilitation of a modest 1960’s commercial building brings new life to a neglected structure in this coastal college town adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Facade improvements included new fiber cement cladding inspired by retail barcodes and energy efficient storefronts with irregularly patterned mullions. Along the sidewalk raised outdoor dining patios were created with metal enclosures that mimic the storefronts. Inside, mechanical systems were updated along with and access for the disabled. Now the open facades entice passerby while the outdoor dining activities and rhythmic patterns of the new facade enliven the downtown streetscape.
Image Courtesy Acme Architecture
- Architects: Acme Architecture
- Project: McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista, California
- Location: California
- Contractor: Signal Construction
- Software used: Graphisoft’s Archicad
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Article source: Edmund M. Einy, FAIA Architect
The spatial experience unfolds as one descends from the entry ramp down into the home, here the view of the street and its noise are diminished and the quite realm of the house pervades.
The program is organized vertically with the public living, dining, kitchen, and the main art gallery spaces on the lower level and the private children’s and parent’s rooms on the upper level. The lower level’s open plan is designed for shifting social activities. The floor is seen as a “field” in which pool, furniture, and objects sit. Large pivoting and sliding glass doors extend the habitable space through to the outside. Horizontal circulation wraps this field and serves as path for the viewing of art displayed on the walls.
Saturday, July 7th, 2012
Article source: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
As part of an on-going collaboration with Skid Row Housing Trust (SRHT), a non-profit organization that provides permanent supportive housing for the homeless population of Los Angeles, LOHA was asked to design a 4,100 sf Tenant Improvement to house their management offices including training and event headquarters. Taking advantage of the heaviness of the existing ‘forest of columns’ present in the space, LOHA deployed a series of trees that concealed the existing structure while providing the framework for a custom lighting installation. The space serves as an urban oasis within the otherwise chaotic nature of its surroundings within the Skid Row district of Los Angeles both for the patrons served and the managing staff.
Image Courtesy Lawrence Anderson
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Article source: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
The house is sited to engage the undulating hillside and capture the spectacular views of Mount Tamalpais and the San Francisco Bay. A curved retaining wall follows the contours of the hillside and anchors the house to the steep site. The house is tucked under the living roof, which visually merges the house with the land. Growing out of the hillside, the roof is carved away to form a protected courtyard for the pool.
Image Courtesy David Wakely
- Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
- Project: Hillside Residence
- Location: Kentfield, California
- Size: 5,900 Sq. Ft.
- Completion Date: 2010
- Design Team: Mary Griffin, Eric Haesloop, Jule Tsai, Evan Markiewicz, John Kleman, Jerome Christensen, Mayumi Hara, Juliet Hsu, Tory Wolcott
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Article source: Aaron Neubert Architects
The design direction for an 800 sf master suite addition was determined by the peninsular shape of the property and the desire to respect the 1950’s post & beam house. The addition’s orientation emerged as the negotiation between the existing house, the sloping site, and a beloved sycamore tree.
Image Courtesy Brian Thomas Jones
- Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects
- Project: Sycamore House
- Location: Los Angeles, Californiao
- Project Team: Aaron Neubert, Mike Jacobs (Principals), Jeremy Fletch
- Structural Engineer: Project Engineering Gro
- General Contractor: Joe Mulleni
- Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Article source: Htdstudio Designoffice
This is a 30 Acre parcel of a sub-rural 327acre site in Southern California with a close proximity to Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones to the west and south (<10 miles)
Targeted SB 1953 Compliance for 2030
This new facility will surpass 2013 deadlines and meet the January, 2030 SB 1953 Senate Bill target for all California Acute-Care Facilities to comply with both Structural (SPC) and Non-Structural Performance (NPC) Category requirements. Excerpt from the 1975 Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act 2621.5. Purpose statement
- Architects: Htdstudio Designoffice
- Project: Small Hospital Big Idea Competition
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Client: Kaiser-Permanente
- Total Floor Area: 125,000 sq ft / 11,612.5 m2
- Budget: Withheld
- Case Study Site: Lancaster, California
- Software used: Google Sketchup 6 / kerkythea rendering engine 3.16 / Photoshop CS5 / Illustrator CS5