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San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The previous owner of this 1960s modern home covered over the walls of glass with plywood and installed a massive awning at the rear of the house, blocking out most light and connection with the outdoors. The original interior had a maze-like layout starting with a small entry area and moving into too many hallways. In short, the house felt dark and closed-in. Nevertheless the new owners saw the potential in the home, purchased it, and hired Klopf Architecture to help them realize the potential. Today it is an open, light and bright, indoor-outdoor, clean and simple, modernist home for two professionals and their young son.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture team: John Klopf, Chuang-Ming Liu and Ethan Taylor
  • Landscape Design: Growsgreen
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen and Moon
  • Contractor: Starburst Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Inside Out SF
  • Year completed: 2016

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IN.DENT in Woodland Hills, California by AN.ONYMOUS

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: AN.ONYMOUS

In his essay, “On Trial 1: The situation. What architecture of technology?,” published in1962, Reyner Banham called the suspended ceiling a “Utopian or a Dymaxion dream.” He maintained that suspended ceilings had achieved a degree of industrialization, flexibility, and interchangeability of parts—accommodating a range of services such as heating and cooling, ventilation, lighting, sound, fire-extinguishing, acoustic control, etc.—that far surpass the limited functions of exterior paneling or curtain-wall systems. “Taken grosso modo, one-offs, off-the-pegs, standardized and specialized,” he wrote, “all together, suspended ceilings represent probably the greatest achievement to date in accommodating technology to architecture.” Yet, despite its remarkable all-pervading presence, in Banham’s view, the suspended ceiling had been unremarked in the mythologies of modern architecture. “No one is for or against suspended ceilings,” he argued, “and yet they constitute one of the most sophisticated elements in the technology of architecture.”

Image Courtesy © Austin Yu

  • Architects: AN.ONYMOUS
  • Project: IN.DENT
  • Location: 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, California 91367, United States
  • Photography: Neave Bozorgi and Austin Yu
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Brighton Periodontal and Implant Group
  • Project Team: Iman Ansari, Marta Nowak, Shiqi Fan, Chun-Hua Chiu, Isabel Branas, Dan Zhu, Maria Katticaran
  • Area: 1,600 ft2
  • Project Year: 2017

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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Estancia y Ficus in California by Cañas Architects

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: Cañas Architects 

The ficus was already there when the lodge arrived. The room arrived to accompany the Ficus and to highlight the place.

The program could not be simpler.

It’s a place where one can enjoy the view and spend afternoons and part of the evening with friends and family.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Chaves

  • Architects: Cañas Architects (Victor Cañas, Andrés Cañas, Ricardo Chaves, Sara Araya)
  • Project: Estancia y Ficus
  • Location: San Jose, California, USA
  • Photography: Jordi Miralles and Ricardo Chaves
  • Constructed area: 91m2
  • Year: 2009, 2012

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ATIEVA headquarters in San Francisco, California by Buratti Architetti

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Buratti Architetti 

The project for the new headquarters of Atieva, a Silicon Valley based company involved in research and production of electric cars, has two main parts: the interior renovation of an existing office building and the new outdoor entrance.

INTERIOR HEADQUARTERS

The project for the new headquarters is about the new layout of the interior spaces, especially on the public areas such as the entrance, the lounge spaces, meeting and conference rooms and so on. These are the most representative space in the building, that will involve both employees, clients, suppliers and everyone who will be invited at the company.

Image Courtesy © Buratti Architetti

  • Architects: Buratti Architetti
  • Project: ATIEVA headquarters
  • Location: Menlo Park, San Francisco California, USA
  • Software used: Autocad LT, 3D Studio Max and Photoshop

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Sacramento Modern Residence in Orangevale, California by Klopf Architecture

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture 

Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new warm, modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors. The site is a large plot in a semi-rural area surrounded by an open field, large oak trees and a seasonal creek. It is a calm environment that invites a close connection with the house. The house is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, and 2,633 square foot that is intended to be the home this couple will live in for a long time.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Sacramento Modern Residence
  • Location: Orangevale, California
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Square Footage: Main House – 2,633sf, Garage – 970sf
  • Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year completed: 2015

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Montecito Residence in California by olson kundig

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: olson kundig 

The Montecito Residence is a single-family home set in fire-prone Toro Canyon near Santa Barbara. The owners wanted a house that minimized the use of scarce natural resources and that was equal to the challenging environmental conditions of the site. The design solution was to harvest and control the very climatic conditions that put the canyon so at risk for fire: the sun and the wind.

Image Courtesy © Nikolas Koenig

  • Architects: olson kundig 
  • Project: Montecito Residence
  • Location: Montecito, California
  • Photography: Elizabeth Conklin, Jean-Luc Laloux, Nikolas Koenig, Tim Bies

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BENEDICT CANYON in Beverly Hills, California by whipple russell architects

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Article source: whipple russell architects

Our client, who is from the sports world, wanted an open-plan house for entertaining but also a photography studio and a gallery space suitable for hanging his large art projects. Working with Barry Chase of CMF Homebuilders and Linda Dahan of Highfire Interior Design, the project began with an empty hilltop lot but required a 10-foot high retaining wall to create a sturdy level pad for building.

Image Courtesy © William MacCollum

  • Architects: whipple russell architects
  • Project: BENEDICT CANYON
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Photography: William MacCollum
  • Software used: Autocad and Trimble SketchUp
  • Project Manager: Jeremy Maines
  • General Contractor: Barry Chase, CMF Homebuilders
  • Interior Designer: Linda Dahan

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Mill Valley Guesthouse in California by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Sited in an existing small level clearing at the top of a steeply sloping Mill Valley lot surrounded by mature cedar and redwood trees, this 640 square foot guest house is designed to serve multiple generations and functions; a guest room for visiting parents and friends, a media room, and a hangout space for teenage children. The porch and media room are situated on the more open side of the site and the guest room is tucked into the trees.

Image Courtesy © David Wakely

  • Architects: Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
  • Project: Mill Valley Guesthouse
  • Location: Mill Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: David Wakely
  • Design Team: Eric Haesloop, Mark Hoffman
  • Geotechnical & Civil Engineer: DAC Associates
  • Structural: Fratessa, Forbes & Wong
  • Landscape: Outerspace Landscape Architecture
  • General Contractor: Hennessey Construction
  • Area: 640 sq. ft.
  • Project Year: 2016

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555 Howard in San Francisco, California by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop 

OVERVIEW

San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.

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