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SAW revamps Spanish-style Wraparound House in San Francisco

August 16, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Wraparound House

Architecture studio SAW incorporated curved elements and multiple staircases in its renovation of a 1930s dwelling that is meant to reconsider the “notion of groundedness”. The Wraparound House is located in the Marina District, which stretches along the San Francisco Bay. Designed by local firm SAW, or Spiegel Aihara Workshop, the project entailed the overhaul

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Eric Owen Moss designs experimental A+M House for himself in Los Angeles

August 9, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
A+M House by Eric Owen Moss

California studio Eric Owen Moss Architects has completed a three-storey home that changes shape as it rises and features an industrial-strength rubber coating. Designed for founder Eric Owen Moss and his two teenage children, the A+M House is located in a beachfront neighbourhood in Santa Monica Canyon, just a block away from the Pacific Ocean.

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Tom Kundig designs Truckee home with metal “treehouse” for Faulkner Architects founder

August 2, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Concrete and steel buildings through the trees

Seattle architecture studio Olson Kundig Architects has collaborated with Greg Faulkner and his wife Lesa to create a home in a Californian forest that incorporates a steel-clad tower. The 5,420-square-foot (504-square-metre) Analog House is in Truckee, California –  just over the state’s border with Nevada – an area known for its forests, winter sports and

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Studio Other Spaces creates colourful conical glass pavilion for Californian winery

August 2, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of the interior of the glass pavilion

Artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann’s firm Studio Other Spaces has created the Vertical Panorama Pavilion, a conical pavilion made from 832 coloured glass panels, for a winery in California. The pavilion was designed by Berlin-based Studio Other Spaces for the winery The Donum Estate in the Sonoma Valley, California. It has a conical form

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AUX Architecture clads Los Angeles arts centre in polycarbonate panels

August 1, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Glorya Kaufman

California studio AUX Architecture has converted and expanded a synagogue on LA’s Westside to create the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center for a nonprofit focused on children’s welfare. Named after the philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, the building sits on a sloped site within the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in the Cheviot Hills neighbourhood.

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Frank Gehry’s long-awaited Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica finally approved

July 27, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Ocean Avenue Project by Frank Gehry

A mixed-use development by architect Frank Gehry, which has been almost a decade in the making, has been granted final approval to be built in Santa Monica, California. Recently given the go-ahead by the Santa Monica City Council, Ocean Avenue Project will be a mixed-use complex including housing, a hotel, restaurants and shops as well as an art

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Assembledge+ places blue ADU in backyard of Los Angeles bungalow

July 12, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
St Andrews Assembledge

California studio Assembledge+ has created a two-storey accessory dwelling unit that features blue fibre-cement cladding and an asymmetrical gabled roof. The project, called St Andrews, entailed the construction of a 708-square-foot (66-square-metre) ADU in the backyard of a craftsman-stye bungalow dating to 1916. Designed by local studio Assembledge+, the project also included an extension to

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Michael Maltzan Architecture completes Ribbon of Light bridge with swooping arches in LA

July 8, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
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Michael Maltzan Architecture has completed the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles, also named the Ribbon of Light for its multiple concrete arches lit from below. The 3,500 metre-long (1,067-metre) concrete and steel bridge replaced a deteriorating structure, called the 6th Street Viaduct, that was built in 1932. While the previous structure only serviced

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Studio Schicketanz embeds weekend home into hillside in California’s Big Sur

June 27, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

US firm Studio Schicketanz has completed a low-lying, coastal house for a Silicon Valley family with facades that were kept “quiet and simple” in deference to natural terrain. The Mal Paso Residence is located on a sloped, coastal property in the Big Sur area that totals 116 acres (47 hectares). The dwelling sits near Garrapata

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Frank Gehry creates “welcoming building” for Children’s Institute in LA

June 23, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Children's Institute designed by Frank Gehry to open in LA

Architect Frank Gehry has designed a children’s institute for no fee in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California, which will provide social services to the local community. Gehry designed the structure to serve as the first-ever home for The Children’s Institute – a 116-year-old organisation that helps families in the Los Angeles area. The building in the

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