California

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Project • By CeilumeOffices

OC Recording Company

The owner of OC Recording Company in Santa Ana, California was completely over his old acoustic ceiling panels. Asaf Fulks, an audio engineer and music composer for TV and movies, says that he’d simply had enough of the flaky mineral fiber ceiling panels that were shredding at the corners and shedding fibers that would fall on the equipment he uses to record, mix and master music. OC Recording Company Fed up, too, with the stuffy indoor air quality in the room, Fulks decided it was time for an upgrade. He ripped out the twenty-year-old ceiling panels and the itchy fiberglass insulation above them. Then, he set out to find a new ceiling that would be visually exciting and create a unique space for artists, music producers, and in... More

Project • By AssembledgePrivate Houses

Westfall

Built to take full advantage of its natural surroundings and incorporate the outdoors with indoors, the Westfall Residence has a warm, yet modern quality. Wrapped in western red cedar siding and elongated warm brick profiles, natural materials are used to reflect the site’s ruralness and create a dialogue with the local vernacular.Located in the rural countryside of East Canton, Ohio and situated on a secluded 40-acre lot the home is comprised of a Y-shaped floor plan to maximize views of the surrounding hills.  Floor to ceiling glazing enables indoor-outdoor connections, while an earth-berm emphasizes the gesture of the home extending out from the landscape. Caption   The ground floor consists of a centrally located... More

Project • By AssembledgeShops

AETHER Apparel Flagship Store

Born out of the desire for a men’s collection that looked at home in the city but was built to withstand the outdoors, Aether worked with Assembledge+ to develop their new flagship store that would support the brand’s mission to create a complete lifestyle collection for urban-dwelling, design-focused, well-travelled men and women. Yoshihiro Makino Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ La Brea design district, the retail space is set in a 4,000square-feet industrial space. Two full-sized glass garage doors open onto the sidewalk, facilitating interaction with the pedestrians, and allowing for natural light and air to fill the space. Yoshihiro Makino Inside, the store features a walk-in freezer for prospective ge... More

Project • By AssembledgeRestaurants

Vernetti

Located in Larchmont Village in Los Angeles, Vernetti is a neighbourhood restaurant where old school meets new school Italian.  Inspired by a century-long history of Italian-American cuisine, Assembledge+ collaborated with the restaurant owners to remodel and expanded the space into a cleaner, more modern aesthetic.  An open wall separates the bar and restaurant yet allows for visual connectivity. Interior materials and fixtures are sourced from various artisans and fabricators to evoke a modernized European bistro aesthetic. Tables and bar top are made locally out of reclaimed wood; hardware and light fixtures are brass; an expansive, starphire glass storefront and hanging interior mirrors allow patrons to better enjoy... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsUniversities

The Student Services Building at Cal Poly Pomona

CO Architects designed the 140,000-square-foot Student Services Building (SSB) as a new gateway to the California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) campus in Pomona, roughly 30 miles east of Los Angeles.  As the gateway building, SSB welcomes matriculating students who register for classes and apply for financial aid, prospective students and their families who meet at the site for campus tours, and alumni actively involved in the campus community.  CO Architects topped the SSB with an undulating, standing-seam aluminum roof that spans over two separate structures.  The shape and orientation of this distinguishing feature is driven purely by performance and function with the aims to optimize energy management, maximize... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsHospitals

Palomar Medical Center

CO Architects conceptualized a functional and flexible vertical garden hospital set within a campus configuration.  The greenfield site—part of a 186-acre business park currently under development—is bounded by residential property to the west, light industrial development to the north, Citracado Parkway and a Sempra power plant to the east, and future business park development  to the south.  The plan positions the hospital at the north end of the site, where there is the greatest width to accommodate necessary access points and circulation.     The signature patient tower building—with its gently curving form—figuratively opens its arms to welcome patients.  A vertical garden at the... More

Project • By CO ArchitectsUniversities

Tata Hall for the Sciences

The interdisciplinary Tata Hall for the Sciences, designed by CO Architects, increases research capacity at the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), and provides a new hub for teaching and scholarly engagement.  The 130,000-square-foot, seven-floor building combines research and teaching from two different departments, biology and chemistry.  Recognizing that many scientific breakthroughs occur through interdisciplinary collaboration, UC San Diego required research labs to be designed to encourage interaction, with work benches grouped together in an open area, rather than in separate spaces, which is common in typical lab layouts.  Specialized research procedure rooms are situated at the ends of the building t... More

Project • By Clayton KorteWineries

Wine Library

Located 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean along California’s Central Coast, is the home for a new Wine Library to join the award-winning winery and tasting room structures that maintain the spirit of agrarian structures that are subservient to the landscape. Stealthily positioned to the south of the recently completed Tasting and Hospitality Building, the cut-and-cover storage program buries itself below a vegetated roof of native grasses to seamlessly blend into the bank of the hill. Screened from the road above, the building connects to the Tasting Room terrace via a gentle path where board-formed concrete retaining walls provide an exclusive and revealing entry. The 20,000 bottle library relies predominantly on passive cooling with... More

Project • By Form4 ArchitectureHousing

Mondrian's Window

Architecture/Interiors: Form4 Architecture John Marx, AIA, Design Principal Year:                              2014 Size:                               1,900-sqft   Design:                          Designed for two artists—one also the architect—this rear addition to a one-bedroom house symbolizes architecture of linearity and sequence, where all of the rooms across the three stories have a sightline, progressively more expansive as one moves higher, overlooking a downward sloping garden and panoramas of th... More

Project • By Abramson ArchitectsCoasts

LaLa Bridge

The Harbor in Los Angeles’ Marina Del Rey is the largest man-made small craft harbor in the world, which is a valuable resource if you are a boater. Unfortunately for a cyclist or pedestrian, the Marina breaks the existing pathway connecting the North and South route. Cyclists and pedestrians who want to experience the Los Angeles urban coastline must make a lengthy detour around the Marina, hindering the quintessential LA experience of cycling or walking along the Santa Monica Bay. To solve this problem, we are proposing a new pedestrian and bike path that bridges over the harbor entrance.The pathway is a five percent sloped spiral ramp that is nestled within a latticed shell structure. It was generated by lofting two rotated ellipses alon... More

Project • By Mutuus StudioPrivate Houses

Hollywood Hills Home

A bespoke home nestled and perched atop a hill in the Oaks in Hollywood hills, the residence was born out of desire for highly considered design within a modest footprint. In consideration of the environment and the desire to simplify, the clients yearned for a smaller footprint for their family residence, much like their New York City Penthouse loft. Inset at a 45 percent slope, the parcel posed a challenge for the design team. Taking cues from the clients’ Irish travels and many visits to great castles, one enters from the top of the site across a wood and steel bridge spanning a secret garden through a monumental Bronze door. Always covered, the secret garden connects shafts of light into the guest bath through a skylight, creating the f... More

Project • By Clayton KorteWineries

Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn

Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard. Designed as a modern pole barn, the reclaimed oil field pipe structure’s primary objectives are to provide an armature for a photovoltaic roof to reduce the purchase of electric energy for the adjacent Saxum Winery, collect rainfall for irrigating trees and adjacent grazing meadow, as well as to provide workshop space and covered storage for farming vehicles, implements, and livestock supplies.  The photovoltaic system is designed to produce roughly 88,700 kWh per year, with the capacity to take Saxum Winery and the vineyard irrigation wells off-grid.   Photography: Casey... More

Project • By Clayton KortePrivate Houses

Old Creek Ridge

Situated on a ridgeline along the Santa Lucia Range, the house reflects the owner’s desire to have a “right-sized” home that blurs the transition between indoor and outdoor living. The house is designed to embrace the temperate climate of the California Central Coast and maximize the family’s connection to the surrounding rolling oak-covered hills and nature beyond. The entry path follows the natural fall of the land that first welcomes owners and guests into a walled oasis protected from the forest. This space acts as a threshold to a glazed foyer. With two levels of living area, the main level includes guest and service spaces with a direct connection to outdoor play terraces. Upper-level living and sleeping spaces enjoy an added veil of... More

Project • By 3D Architectural Rendering Company in AmericaIndividual Buildings

Modern 3D Bathroom Rendering – Los Angeles

Simplicity at its best and look at that fantastic geometry created on the floor. A STUNNING BATHROOM 3D RENDERING SERVICES LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The beautiful stone texture walls, brown color palate with ample space incorporating a walk-in shower with glass partition enhances the contemporary look and the feel of the area.  Don’t you think this restroom is giving us all the inspiration we need to go minimal with our bathroom’s color palette…?  The design and ambiance of the restroom define an open and a clutter-free space, creating calm and a relaxed place to be in.  Check out more 3D Interior Rendering Designs in our website Portfolio: https://www.jsengineering.org/projects/ Call us on... More
A block away from Encinitas' Moonlight Beach, this home has a direct connection to the outdoors and maximizes the green space around the home.
A 90-degree multi-slide door connects the living room/dining room/kitchen to the cozy backyard.
Besides the multi-slide door, the home features energy-efficient and contemporary looking doors and windows from Western Window Systems.

Project • By Western Window SystemsPrivate Houses

Mellow Out

An Encinitas rebuild that ups the ante on energy efficiency.   In drought-stricken Southern California, developer Steve Hoiles of Surfside Projects has made it an imperative to create water- and energy-efficient homes in his numerous rebuilds in the Encinitas area, between Los Angeles and San Diego. And he does it all in his imitable style, an approach he refers to as “pragmatic modernism.” Take, for instance, the Mellow Yellow House, a two-story, 2,600-square-foot rebuild he developed along with Jamie Miller of UF Architecture and Jeff Adams of Wave Crest General Construction. Just one block away from Encinitas’ Moonlight Beach, the Mellow Yellow House features a highly functional open interior, a... More