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Orange Grove in West Hollywood, California by BROOKS + SCARPA

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: BROOKS + SCARPA

Located in a neighborhood characterized by traditional bungalow style single-family residences, Orange Grove is a new landmark for the City of West Hollywood.  The building is sensitively designed and compatible with the neighborhood, but differs in material palette and scale from its neighbors. Referencing architectural conventions of modernism rather than the pitched roof forms of traditional domesticity, the project presents a characteristic that is consistent with the eclectic and often unconventional demographic of West Hollywood.  Distinct from neighboring structures, the building creates a strong relationship to the street by virtue of its large amount of highly usable balcony area in the front façade.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marvin Rand)

  • Architects: BROOKS + SCARPA (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project’s Formal Name: Orange Grove
  • Location: West Hollywood, California
  • Client/Owner: Urban Environments, Inc.
  • Total Square Footage: 6,700 sq. ft.
  • Photography: Marvin Rand

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Liberty Hill Residence in San Francisco, California by Surface design, Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surface design, Inc.

This garden in San Francisco has dedicated areas for entertaining and children’s play, which are defined and navigated by an innovative arrangement of local and sustainable landscape materials. Cor-Ten steel boxes serve as retaining structures and planters, extending along the site’s perimeter and penetrating the surrounding wood fence. The garden is an abstracted allusion to the dramatic topography of the city itself.

The site's steep slope creates a visual connection with the city beyond

  • Architects: Surface design, Inc.
  • Project: Liberty Hill Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Type: Single Family Residence
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Sketchup, some Vectorworks

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One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold in San Francisco, California by IwamotoScott Architecture (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: IwamotoScott Architecture

Lightfold is a lobby design for the new One Kearny commercial development in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Gallery District, adjacent to the museums of the Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is conceived and funded as architecture as public art. The lobby constitutes the ‘percent for art’ requirement for the building as an integral piece of the architecture. It was subsequently approved by the SF Arts Commission.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture)

  • Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Name of Project: One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold
  • Location: Downtown San Francisco, California
  • Lead Designers: Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto
  • Project Team: Blake Altshuler, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva, Alan Lu and David Swain
  • Photography: Craig Scott – IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino

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Wynn Day Spa in Los Angeles, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio was asked to design a soothing yet chic interior space for the Wynn Day Spa.  The Wynn Day Spa is a full service spa located in Los Angeles, California.  The spa has three distinct programs: an acrylics station for manicures, a spa area for pedicures, and a massage area.  The plan is laid out with the most frequently used areas located in the front and the private massage spaces toward the rear.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Ciro Coelho)

  • Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Name of Project: Wynn Day Spa
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Team: Clay Aurell, Josh Blumer, Kelly Kish, Christopher Holliday, William Lopez, Karmen Aurell
  • Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
  • Photographer: Ciro Coelho

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Sway in Long Beach, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc. 

Located on the busy 2nd Street in Belmont Shoes (Long Beach), CA, this shoe store focuses on high-end women’s shoes and accessories. The founder gave us this task: \”display shoes in a new, modern, chic way…someway that I have never seen before!\” We began with creating a simple palette of colors and forms with soft edges and decorative lighting. Ipe wood was integrated into the design as a way to warm up the interiors and bring nature in from the exterior.

Front View (Images Courtesy Erin Feinblatt)

  • Architect: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Name of Project: Sway
  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Programs: AutoCAD, Sketch Up
  • Photographer: Erin Feinblatt

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Sugarbug Dental Office in Oxnard, California by AB Design Studio Inc.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: AB Design Studio Inc.

AB design studio creating a high-design | high-tech space for a new pediatric dental office in Southern California, named simply as “Sugarbug.”  Our client wanted a fun, explorative, out-of-the box designed interior to provide services to his dental clients. The design of the interior was mainly directed by focusing on the experience of the child patient. Also important in the process of designing this interior was a focus placed on branding. Like many of our commercial tenant improvement projects, this project focuses on enabling the architecture of the space to contribute directly to the Sugarbug brand that the client is creating. The finished product will blend together all the aspects of the business of running a contemporary dental office through a well thought out and comprehensively designed architectural, functional, informational and graphical experience.

Image Courtesy Ciro Coelho

  • Architects: AB Design Studio Inc.
  • Project: Sugarbug Dental Office
  • Location: Oxnard, California
  • Photography: Ciro Coelho
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp

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Kelly Residence in Los Angeles, California by Abramson Teiger Architects

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: Abramson Teiger Architects

Sustainable design is at the heart of this house without being overtly expressed in the external aesthetic. The house is designed with photovoltaic cells hidden on the roof, grey water reclamation, artificial lawn, and rainscreen facades to help thermal stability, as well as flash hot water heating, bamboo floors and ponds of water to promote evaporative cooling in front of large expanses of glass. The residence is articulated as  “boxes ” each finished in white plaster, and raised on steel pilotis.

Kelly Residence

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Woodbury University Studio Building in Burbank, California by Rios Clementi Hale Studios

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Rios Clementi Hale Studios

As the most visible building on the campus perimeter, the studio building mediates between the public view and private use of the campus. The south façade is a horizontal, large-scale gesture to passing motorists that curves and wraps around the building.  Varying patterns of concrete masonry units (CMU) compose this prominent wall.  The stacked blocks create a large-scale, changing pattern of subtle shadings as the sunlight moves across the south façade during the day.  Rios Clementi Hale Studios maintains continuity with the campus by using block colors and horizontal banding sympathetic to brick colors and patterning on existing buildings.  Functionally, the south façade filters sunlight and traffic sounds from the adjacent city streets and freeway.

Image Courtesy Tom Bonner

  • Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Project: Woodbury University Studio Building
  • Location: 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA
  • Size: 19,000 square feet; two stories
  • Photographer: Tom Bonner

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Windswept in San Francisco, California by Charles Sowers Studios

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Charles Sowers Studios

Windswept consists of 612 freely rotating wind direction indicators mounted parallel to the wall creating an architectural scale instrument for observing the complex interaction between wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Charles Sowers Studios
  • Project: Windswept
  • Location: Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Size: 35’ length / 20’ height
  • Client: San Francisco Arts Commission/Randall Museum
  • Contractor: Rocket Science
  • Engineer: Hom-Pisano Engineers
  • Project Completion: 11/19/2010
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Architectural metal wall panels: Provided by QC Facades Rainscreen Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Autocad and Autodesk Inventor

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Open house in Hollywood Hills, California by XTEN Architecture

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

The Openhouse is embedded into a narrow and sharply sloping property in the Hollywood Hills, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into the landscape and open to the city below. Retaining walls are configured to extend the first floor living level into the hillside and to create a garden terrace for the second level. Steel beams set into the retaining walls perpendicular to the hillside are cantilevered off structural shear walls at the front of the site. Lateral steel clear spans fifty feet between these beams creating a double cantilever at the leading edge of the house and allowing for uninterrupted views over Los Angeles. Front, side and rear elevations of the house slide open to erase all boundaries between indoors and out and connect the spaces to gardens on both levels.

Image Courtesy Art Gray

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Open house
  • Location: Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles), California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA, LEED AP
  • Contractor: Peddicord Construction
  • Project Completion Date: 2007
  • Total Area: 5,500 sq ft (Interior Floor Area); 7,500 sq ft (Exterior Floor Area)
  • Photo Credits: Art Gray Photography

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