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California students build Arroyo Bridge using collaborative robotics

June 4, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Arroyo Bridge by University of Southern California students with Madworkshop

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have designed and built a complex bridge in Los Angeles using a semi-robotic process that slashed construction waste. The 70-foot Arroyo Bridge began life as a speculative project in a University of Southern California design-build studio, headed by lead researcher R Scott Mitchell. It is

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Foster + Partners designs buildings for Dogpatch Power Station in San Francisco

June 3, 2021 India Block 0
Dogpatch Power Station by Foster + Partners

Architecture studio Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to turn the site of a decommissioned power plant on the San Francisco waterfront into a mixed-use development. The Dogpatch Power Station scheme, which broke ground this week, will include residences, shops, restaurants and hotels along with seven acres of park. Developer Associate Capital has 2,600 residential units

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Woods Bagot imagines electric vehicle charging stations as drive-in cinemas

May 14, 2021 India Block 0
Recharge LA by Woods Bagot

Architecture studio Woods Bagot has designed a concept for electric vehicle charging stations for Downtown Los Angeles that could double as drive-in movie theatres. Called Re-Charge LA, the project imagines how electric vehicle charging stations could become visitor destinations. It envisions a digital screen that could be lowered to form a canopy for the cars

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David Adjaye and Studio One Eleven reveal Fourth and Central development in LA

May 6, 2021 India Block 0
David Adjaye and Studio One Eleven design Los Angeles development

British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye has designed two buildings for the upcoming Fourth and Central mixed-use development in Los Angeles, which is being master-planned by Studio One Eleven. The project, which has been submitted for a development application, would see ten buildings built on a 7.6-acre site in downtown Los Angeles between Fourth Street and Central

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Lehrer Architects builds colourful village of micro homes for Los Angeles homeless

May 5, 2021 India Block 0
Homeless housing in LA from the air

Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village is a development of 103 micro homes designed by Lehrer Architects to provide homeless housing in Los Angeles. Located on a narrow plot in a park in North Hollywood, the brightly coloured complex can house up to 200 people at a time in its gabled shelters. The eight-foot-wide (2.4 metres)

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NFT artwork includes physical house in California

April 23, 2021 India Block 0

American graphic designer Kii Arens has created a piece of video art as an NFT that is being sold with a physical house in Thousand Oaks, California, that the piece is based on. Arens created a 45-second video depicting a gabled house rendered in bright colours, which he is selling as an NFT-backed artwork. The American pop artist

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Green wall grows five storeys up San Francisco apartment block

April 21, 2021 India Block 0
2177 Third Street Apartment block in Dogpatch by Woods Bagot

Architecture office Woods Bagot has covered an apartment block in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighbourhood with a green wall that climbs up five floors. Called 2177 Third Street, the residential building includes 114 condos with amenities including a private courtyard, beach access and a spa – or “spaw” – for dogs. Once a hub for the

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LOHA creates Westgate1515 student apartment complex in Los Angeles

April 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Westgate 1515 by LOHA

Architecture firm LOHA has incorporated terraces and covered balconies into a black-and-white student housing building that occupies an entire city block in West Los Angeles. Built on the former site of an auto dealership, the Westgate1515 residential complex sits along Santa Monica Boulevard, a thoroughfare that connects various communities in the LA area. The development

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SOM and Phillip K Smith III install light-up mirrored sculpture in Santa Monica

April 13, 2021 India Block 0
Santa Monica Linear by Phillip K Smith III with engineering by SOM

Engineering firm Skidmore Owings and Merril collaborated with American artist Phillip K Smith III to create Santa Monica Linear, a mirrored glass installation that lights up at night. Santa Monica Linear sits on a sloping landscaped site on the grounds of a house designed by celebrated Californian modernist Ray Kappe. Made of steel and glass,

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