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Gelb House rehabilitation in Los Angeles by bruce norelius studio

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Article source: bruce norelius studio

Commissioned in 1949 and owned by the original family for 60 years, the Gelb House was one of the least modified in A. Quincy Jones’ Mutual Housing Association, an ambitious experiment in Los Angeles post-war housing. Each architectural element and detail was designed and executed with extraordinary economy and elegance.

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Kearsarge Residence in Los Angeles, CA by Kurt Krueger Architect

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Article source: Kurt Krueger Architect

The Kearsarge Residence is a major renovation of the 1968 M.G. Residence by the Romanian-American mid-century modernist architect Haralamb H. Georgescu.

Located on a flag lot in Brentwood, California, the site for the Kearsarge Residence has a unique character as a forest within the city.  The challenges of working on a historic architectural home is one filled with a unique set of choices. These choices arise from questioning what makes the house important as well as what elements deserve to be preserved and what can be changed to make the house comfortable and livable for years to come.

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  • Architects: Kurt Krueger Architect
  • Project: Kearsarge Residence
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Unlimited Style Photography
  • Year Completed: 2012
  • General Contractor: Rhino Construction Group, Inc.

‘Stormcloud’ Installation in Los Angeles, California by Oyler Wu Collaborative

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Oyler Wu Collaborative

Designed and built by the office of Oyler Wu Collaborative along with students of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Stormcloud is the third project in a series of installations designed for SCI-ARC.   The previous two installations, Netscape and Centerstage were designed for the school’s graduation ceremonies in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  With SCI-Arc celebrating its 40th anniversary, the school commissioned the new pavilion for the after-party of its April 2013 gala.

Image courtesy Oyler Wu Collaborative 

  • Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
  • Project: ‘Stormcloud’ Installation
  • Location: SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Scott Mayoral, Art Gray, Clifford Ho, Dwayne Oyler
  • Video Production: Luisa Martinez, Mike Piscitello, Patrice Chang, Adam Fujioka, Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu
  • Project Design and Fabrication Team (Oyler Wu Collaborative): Dwayne Oyler,Jenny Wu, Mike Piscitello,HuyLe, Sanjay Sukie
  • Project Fabrication and Documentation Team (SCI-Arc): Sandra Reyes, Justin Tan, Jennie Sun, Dan Lu, Daniel Lee, Helena Yun, Noni Pettinger, Jonathan Bruen, Jocelyn Basseporte, Justin Kim, Vaishail Shah, Adam Fujioka, Arnold Kim, Melody Javahevian, Jacky Huang, Patrice Chang, Cody Miner, Shawn Rassekh, Bailey Shugart, Ryan Roark, Chuck Diep, Jennifer Diep, Cathy Qu, Elliott Freeman, Matt Pugh, Deysi Blanco, Stephen Rafferty
  • Structural Engineering: Nous Engineering,Matt Melnyk
  • Videohttps://vimeo.com/65188712

Green Dot Animo Leadership High School in South Los Angeles by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

This new public school for 500 students is located in a tough South Los Angeles neighborhood almost directly under the flight path into LAX and adjacent to the very busy 105 Century freeway.  The design was influenced by the New Orleans architects Curtis and Davis who designed and built many schools in the early 1950s in Louisiana.  Their designs adapted to the harsh southern climate without using air conditioning, creating sustainable light filled and poetic spaces for kids to learn.

Image Courtesy © John Linden 

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: Green Dot Animo Leadership High School
  • Location: Los Angeles County, CA – Lennox School District
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Client/Owner: Green Dot Public Charter Schools
  • Total Square Footage: 53,500 sq. ft.
  • Completed: 2013
  • Cost: $17,300,000.00(US)
  • Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge. Angela Brooks, AIA, Mark Buckland, Ching Luk, Project Architect, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri
  • Construction Manager: Telecu
  • Engineering: Thorton Thomassetti-Structural, E2DI- Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing, Veneklaussen-Acoustical, Barbara Hall-Civil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

Bloom House in Los Angeles, CA by Greg Lynn Form

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Greg Lynn Form

The Bloom House is an infill house situated on a 35’x90’ lot with views of the Pacific Ocean.  The exterior is a box with a series of eyelet shaped windows with stainless steel trimming the outer edge of the windows.  The trim runs continuously along the east and west facades and turns the corners to the north and south facades where corner windows are located.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers

  • Architects: Greg Lynn Form
  • Project: Bloom House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Project commencement:  2004
  • Completion date:  2010
  • Design Architects: Greg Lynn Form, Los Angeles, CA
    Jackilin Bloom, Brittney Hart, Chris Kabatsi, Brian Ha, Danny Bazil, Andreas Krainer
  • Architect of Record: Lookinglass Architecture & Design, Los Angeles, CA
     Nick Gillock, Emil Mertzel
  • Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles, CA
    Cynthia Zabala
  • Mechanical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
    Ramil Carpo
  • Electrical Engineer: Storms & Lowe, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cost Estimator: Oliver Garrett Construction, Inc. 
    Oliver Garrett

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Huec in Los Angeles by Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Article source: Robert Kerr Architecture Design

Located in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park neighborhood, this scheme combines disparate elements to fulfill needs for private and public entertainment, with a unique phenomenological-based design solution between shelter, environment and user.

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  • Architects: Robert Kerr Architecture Design
  • Project: Huec
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Software used: Autocad for the drawings, and Photoshop, Rhino and Illustrator for all presentation work

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New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles by HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The McCarthy/HMC and Brooks + Scarpa Architects team has released their proposal for the Design Excellence/design-build competition for new United States courthouse in Los Angeles. The contractor lead design/build team was selected to compete thru the General Services Administration two-stage Design Excellence Program. The approximately 550,000 sq. ft. high-rise building located at 1st and Hill Street is designed to accommodate a future 175,000 sq. ft. federal office building. The proposed 320 foot tall structure will be certified LEED Platinum and will save nearly 2 million gallons of water per year.

Image Courtesy HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects and Brooks + Scarpa Architects
  • Project: New United States Courthouse
  • Location: Los Angeles
  • Project Team: General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • John McRitchie: Principal-In-Charge, McCarthy
  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa and HMC Architects
  • Co-Lead Designers: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA and Kate Diamond, FAIA
  • Landscape: The Olin Partnership
  • Civil: Psomas
  • Structural: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Blast: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Curtainwall: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Fire, Life Safety: Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. (Fire, Life Safety)
  • MEP: WSP Flack + Kurtz
  • Sustainability: WSP Built Ecology
  • Acoustic/Security: Waveguide
  • Vertical Transportation: The Schachinger Group
  • Software used: Rhino & Revit

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League of Shadows in Los Angeles, CA by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

Not a Pavilion

Our proposal aims to fully exploit what we recognize as the most fundamental aspect underlying the project: the temporal use of the pavilion as a large outdoor event space. Due to its lack of programming, The conventional graduation pavilion suffers immediately after its purpose has been met, transforming from a place of spectacle to an abandoned vessel. If another pavilion is to be built, the scale of the project demands that it should not exist for a single usage, rather, it should become an icon that attracts public events from the surrounding community. We believe that if executed correctly, the pavilion could potentially activate a node within the downtown area.

Image Courtesy P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

  • Architects: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
  • Project: League of Shadows
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Program: SCI-Arc Graduation and Public Event Pavilion
  • Client: Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • Status: Competition
  • Dates: August 2012 – June 2013
  • Team: Marcelo Spina, Georgina Huljich, Matthew Kendall, Daniele Profeta, Elias Arkin, Viola Ago, Mike Wang
  • Engineer: Matthew Melnyk: Nous Engineering

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United Oil Company Service Stations in 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

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Amcal’s Mercado in Los Angeles, CA by Withee Malcolm Architects, Llp

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects, Llp

Withee Malcolm Architects Achieves Platinum, Gold and Silver LEED Certification for Six Recent Multifamily, Institutional and Commercial Developments

Los Angeles, CA — U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification and other measures of sustainability are increasingly part of the business plans for both commercial and multifamily residential project sand Withee Malcolm Architects is working closely with their clients to create environmentally conscious developments that make bottom-line sense. As a result the firm has achieved LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver certification on six projects in the last few months.

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