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Sawmill in California by Olson Kundig

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: Olson Kundig

Set in the harsh high desert of California, Sawmill is a family retreat embedded into the tough, scrubby landscape. Sawmill harnesses the challenges and opportunities of its remote site, emphasizing sustainable strategies and reclaimed materials. Demonstrating that high design can also be high performance, Sawmill is a net-zero home that operates completely off the grid.

Image Courtesy © Gabe Border and Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Sawmill
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Gabe Border and Kevin Scott / Olson Kundig
  • Design Principal: Tom Kundig, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C
  • Project Size: 4,170 SF
  • Completed: 2014

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The Annex in Los Angeles, California by MARTIN FENLON ARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: MARTIN FENLON ARCHITECTURE

Once a crowded property with an aging bungalow and a commercial storefront, this live/work complex accommodates the architect’s growing family and practice. The expansion to the recently remodeled bungalow includes a new family room, exterior courtyard and deck, an attic conversion and stair hall. The storefront building, with its several bootleg additions, previously took up half of the site, exceeding the allowable floor area for the property and leaving little open space. In order to make space for the new yard and the 620 square feet of additions to the house, over 600 square feet of the storefront was demolished. To keep costs down, the architect did all of the construction with the help of a two-man crew over the course of almost 5 years.

Image Courtesy © John Linden

  • Architects: MARTIN FENLON ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The Annex
  • Location: Hermon, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: John Linden
  • Area: 620 s.f.
  • Project Year: 2015 – 2018

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House Set On The Valley Floor in California by ATELIER JØRGENSEN

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Article source: ATELIER JØRGENSEN

Set within the vineyards and close to the center of town, the site for the house is a large plot of land dotted with full grown trees and vineyards.

The project consists of two houses connected with glass. Each house is protected from a busy road with two ‘L’ Shaped walls – one is stone and one is cedar. A number of pieces behind these walls are arranged together around courtyards and terraces. In turn giving rise to a sequence of individual gardens, each with their own individual ambience – gardens set among other limitless gardens. A system of slender spaces act like paths connecting the gardens, courtyards, and interior spaces, each embracing and respecting the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Joe Fletcher Photography

  • Architects: ATELIER JØRGENSEN
  • Project: House Set On The Valley Floor
  • Location: Oak Knoll District – Napa Valley, California, USA
  • Photography: Joe Fletcher Photography
  • Structural Engineering: DJ Engineers & Associates 
  • Custom Landscape & Masonry: Rivera Landscapes 
  • Custom Doors & Finish Carpentry: Diego Construction
  • Building Area: 5050 Square Feet
  • Year: 2014 Completion

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Stradella in Los Angeles, California by SAOTA

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Article source: SAOTA

SAOTA’s first completed project in Los Angeles, Stradella, is a remodel of an existing 1970’s house on a beautiful promontory in Bel Air.

The original layout of site and dwelling were well planned to ensure privacy from the street and to address spectacular views over the LA basin, capturing the full panorama from Downtown to Century City, with mountains to the east and ocean to the south.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Stradella
  • Location: Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Architects: Mark Bullivant & Tom Burbidge
  • Architect of Record: CM Peck
  • Development Managers: PLUS Development
  • Contractor: Gordon Gibson Construction
  • Structural Engineers: JLA Structural Engineers

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SL House in Los Angeles, California by ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc.

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Article source: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc. 

A slightly descending hillside parcel in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles serves as the location for this single family residence. In addition to the site’s gentle topography near the highland of the surrounding hills, the opportunity to capture commanding views of Downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood sign, and the Griffith Observatory influenced the position and orientation of the home.

Image Courtesy © Brian Thomas Jones

  • Architects: ANX / Aaron Neubert Architects, Inc. (Aaron Neubert, Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang, Jina Seo)
  • Project: SL House
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Brian Thomas Jones
  • Structural Engineer: Craig Phillips Engineering
  • Area: 3500 SF
  • Completion: December 2017

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Under Armour Connected Fitness in San Francisco, California by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

As part of the rapid expansion of Under Armour’s Connected Fitness division, the global performance apparel company commissioned Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to create a new office space in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. This new workspace serves as a hub for Connected Fitness and helps advance Under Armour’s West Coast growth strategy. Flexible planning supports a phased delivery, with Under Armour planning to occupy the building’s entire 50,000-square-feet over time.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Under Armour Connected Fitness
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Matthew Millman
  • Client: Under Armour, Inc.
  • Design Principal: Gregory Mottola, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Douglas Speckhard, AIA
  • Project Architect: Reuben Alt
  • Designer: Sandy Lam, Helene Gregoire, Nicholas Backal
  • Contractor: DPR
  • Structural: Murphy Burr Curry
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing: Meyers Plus
  • Size: 50,000 SF

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Glendessary Lane in Santa Barbara, California by PLACE

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Article source: PLACE

2,300 s.f. single family residence designed with a modest and respectful impact to the land, with an emphasis on intuitive functionality and aesthetic clarity. The temperate Santa Barbara weather allows for the owners to maximize their outdoor living style with a scheme of considered permeability, allowing for shared indoor/outdoor programming and spatial flow. Natural lighting and passive ventilation are achieved via the large scale doors and operable skylights.

Image Courtesy © PLACE

  • Architects: PLACE
  • Project: Glendessary Lane
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Kentfield Residence in California by Studio VARA

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Article source: v2com

When the owners purchased this 1970’s ranch home in Kentfield, Marin County, it was dark, dank, and in danger of sliding down a hill. The interior was dated and needed to be updated to modern standards.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Studio VARA
  • Project: Kentfield Residence
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Structural Engineer: GFDS Engineers
  • Civil Engineer: Tarnoff Engineering Corp.
  • Landscape: Humanature Landscape Design Inc.
  • General Contractor: Summit Professional Builders

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Flower Duplex in Venice, California by MODAL DESIGN

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Article source: MODAL DESIGN 

Located on a tight lot in Venice, California, the Flower Duplex is a union of opposites. Initiated by a local couple who had opposing styles, Modal Design resolved programmatic needs by replacing an existing duplex with a new structure that blended their distinct aesthetics. While the project was fairly straightforward programmatically, aesthetically the task was more challenging as their ideas for their new home were distinct. Hers: a rustic and potentially traditional home that evoked images of aging barns in her home state of Colorado. His: a modern and open space connected to the outdoors.

Image Courtesy © Nico Marques

  • Architects: MODAL DESIGN (Gaborn Allen)
  • Project: Flower Duplex
  • Location: Venice, California, USA
  • Photography: Nico Marques
  • Structural Engineer: Gordon Polon Structural Engineers
  • Surveyor: Becker Myamoto
  • Gross Built Area: 3263 Square Feet
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Amoroso Studio in Venice, California by MODAL DESIGN

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Article source: MODAL DESIGN 

Celebrating a Client’s passion for collecting modern and video art yet supporting her needs for a functional studio and guest house, the Amoroso Studio is a truly inspired multi-functional space: part art backdrop, part guest loft, part utilitarian workroom.

A replacement for a termite-ridden garage behind a Craftsman home in Venice Beach, CA, the design of the 1,060 square foot studio was driven by the Client’s commitment to collecting video and film based works by emerging artists who delve into gender, identity and socio-political issues. As an executive in the entertainment industry, her support of young and evolving talent began, in part, from her time living in London near the Serpentine Gallery. When Modal Design was brought on board the Client specifically cited the Gallery and its temporary pavilions as moments of personal delight and intrigue.

Image Courtesy © Benny Chan / Fotoworks

  • Architects: MODAL DESIGN (Daniel Monti)
  • Project: Amoroso Studio
  • Location: Venice, California, USA
  • Photography: Benny Chan /  Fotoworks
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1072 Square Feet
  • Completion Year: 2016

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