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Tsujita La in Los Angeles, California by SWeeT co.,ltd

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Article source: SWeeT co.,ltd

I put 25000 of wooden sticks, which was shaped like drum stick on the ceiling. In order to increase a reality of clouds, I calculate the focal length between eye line and wooden sticks and use that length for the stick length. Also I made difference on the distance between stick each other so that to make a stereoscopic effect to wooden cloud.

Exterior View in Night

  • Architect: SWeeT co.,ltd
  • Name of Project: Tsujita La
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sola/Wright Residence in Los Angeles, California by Escher GuneWardena Architecture

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Article source: Escher GuneWardena Architecture

This project is the design of a 2, 400 square foot residence for a young couple, an artist and an arts administrator, in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Their requirements included an open living/dining/kitchen space, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a studio space.

Night View

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Figueroa Tower in Los Angeles, CA by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The 1340 Figueroa Street residential development is a multifaceted composition developed within the current fabric of downtown Los Angeles. The development strikes a balance between the tall buildings of downtown and the large scale civic complexes like the neighboring Convention Center and the Staples Center. The location of the site, at the southern end of the high rise downtown district, allows the tower to create a visible marker, contributing to a new skyline for the City of Los Angeles.  Studio Daniel Libeskind is working with CA Human Technologies on the project.

Image Courtesy SDL

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Figueroa Tower
  • Location: 1340 Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA
  • Competition: January 2008
  • Client: CA Human Technologies
  • Building Area: 344,775 sq ft
  • Building Details: 43-story, 273-unit building to include parking, restaurant and spa

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Sunset Vine Tower in Los Angeles, California by Kanner Architects

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Article source: Kanner Architects

Neighbor to the Hollywood landmark Cinerama Dome, Sunset Vine Tower is a conversion of a 22-story office building into a 63-unit apartment building. This adaptive reuse project stands atop street-level retail. As the tallest building in Hollywood, Sunset Vine Tower’s Modern design creates a dynamic exclamation point in the mostly traditional fabric of the Hollywood residential renaissance.

North Exterior Base

  • Architect: Kanner Architects
  • Name of Project: Sunset Vine Tower
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Size: 110,000 sq. ft.
  • Project Budget: $28 million
  • Status: Completed 2010
  • Owner: CIM Group
  • Photographer: Nicolas O.S. Marques
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Cherokee Mixed-Use Lofts is an urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate housing project. The building is inspired by the series of paintings by the British artist Patrick Hughes titled, “Perspectivity”, whose paintings appear to be ever changing and physically moving while being viewed.  At Cherokee the main architectural feature of this project is the building’s owner-controlled operable double façade system.  By allowing the occupant to adjust, at will, the operable screens of the building façade, the facade is virtually redesigned “live” from within the space, reflecting the occupants of the building within, in real time.  The screens also enhance the existing streetscape and promote a lively pedestrian environment. By visually breaking up the façade into smaller articulated moving elements, the building appears to move with the passing cars and people. In effect, it becomes a live canvas to be painted upon daily or more often. Like many features of the building, the façade is multivalent and rich with meaning performing several roles for formal, functional and experiential effect.

Front View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Name of Project: Lofts at Cherokee Studios
  • Location: 751 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, California
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Principal- in-Charge, Stephanie Ericson, AIA, Project Architect, Angela Brooks, AIA, Silke Clemens, Joshua Howell, Ching Luk, Charles Austin, Gwynne Pugh, FAIA, Lawrence Scarpa, – Project Design Team.
  • Engineering: BPA –  Structural Engineering, Cobalt Engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Photography: John Edward Linden and Tara Wujcik
  • Software used: Drawings  in AutoCAD.  Schematic studies in Rhino.

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Inside-out house in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles by Ramiro Diaz-Granados

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Article source: Ramiro Diaz-Granados

This project is for a new single family residence located in the Mt. Washington hills of Los Angeles. The property is a small (3,600 s.f.) descending lot with an approximately 2:1 slope facing slightly southwest and within the upper portion of a ravine. Diagonally to the west is a view of downtown and directly across lie a scattered array of houses on a similar slope. The area is characterized by tight winding streets with an eclectic range of houses fronting directly on them. Most of the structures are direct manifestations of the complicated zoning laws that govern the area; maximizing height restrictions, uncovered decks that extend 5 feet beyond the envelope,  skirts that extend all the way to the ground, etc. This results in a typology that seems more appropriate for the flats of L.A. and clearly signals the end of the possibility of the case-study experiments not so long ago.

Final Exterior

  • Architect: Ramiro Diaz-Granados
  • Name of Project: Inside-out house
  • Location: Mt. Washington, Los Angeles
  • Project: Single Family Residence
  • Date: 2010-present
  • Scale: Building
  • Status: In development
  • Amorphis principal: Ramiro Diaz-Granados

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Groove Box in Los Angeles, California by Amorphis Architect

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Article source: Amorphis Architect

This project is a display case for a record collection. Vinyl albums have somewhat of a retro/cult status within contemporary culture that is generated from the unique sound it produces as well as the cover art that defines the packaging. The display case is designed in order to frame the collection and heighten its status as a cultural artifact within the domestic setting.

Groove Box

  • Architects: Amorphis Architect
  • Project: Vinyl Display Case
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Scale: Furniture
  • Status: Built
  • Principal: Ramiro Diaz-Granados

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Hover House 3 in Los Angeles, California by Glen Irani Architects

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Situated on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles, California, Hover House 3 represents the third in the architects’ Hover House series. This series focuses on maximizing outdoor living on small lots by ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the grade level in order to create space for outdoor living environments. This series proposes that interior living space be reduced in favor of less resource-intensive outdoor living amenities. As material and labor costs increase in the coming decades, increasing outdoor functionality while decreasing indoor area in temperate climate zones is one solution to the rising cost and over-consumption of building resources.

Canal Elevation

  • Architect: Glen Irani Architects
  • Name of Project: Hover House 3
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photographer: Derek Rath
  • Software used: Sketchup and Autocad

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The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust in Los Angeles, California by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) opens its doors this fall as the permanent home and display of a collection of artifacts from a ghastly era one-half century passed.  Located within a public park at the site of an existing Holocaust memorial, the architecture of the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust straddles the line between autonomous sculpture and a civic destination mindful of the institution and public audience it serves.  Museums must function in a precise manner to simultaneously deliver a message through potent content presentation while offering a spatial experience which affords visitors a contemplative asylum.  Additionally, this museum uses architecture to enhance the ambient foundation for visitors to receive the intended messages being delivered through each display.  Ultimately, the overall design of the building and interior displays transforms each visitor’s encounter with the building and surrounding park into a memorable event capable of instilling a lasting impression of the genocide which occurred and the tolerance needed to move forward compassionately.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Iwan Baan)

  • Architect: Belzberg Architects
  • Name of Project: The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Completion Date: October 17th 2010
  • Photography: Belzberg Architects, Benny Chan – Fotoworks, Iwan Baan

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Palisades House in Los Angeles, California by Studio Shift Architect

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

This major renovation to a single-family home in Los Angeles on a rather dramatic site aims to provide multiple direct connections to the outdoors maximizing exposure to the newly landscaped rear yard that abuts a small creek. An upper, exterior deck extends out from the living room placing you among the trees and bamboo, a soft green buffer that effectively maintains a veil of privacy. The lower deck connects the master bedroom and the two children’s bedrooms with casual seating areas and a jacuzzi tub.

Palisades House

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