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Jan 21, 2018
Grand Avenue Project, downtown – located opposite Walt Disney Concert Hall
Design: Architect Frank Gehry
An open-air complex of apartments, condominiums, movie theaters, restaurants and shops that promises to enliven a city block that has been mostly dead for half a century for Related Co.
The Grand will have a mix of shops and restaurants spread among a series of landscaped open terraces, along with an approximately 450-seat cinema complex on the east side above Olive Street. There will be a 20-story Equinox hotel with 314 rooms and a 39-story residential tower with 113 condos and 323 apartments.

The new building allos Gehry to unlock a trick he baked into his Disney Hall design — its metal surface were carefully arranged to receive light projections from across the street. Live Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts can be shown on multiple walls of Disney Hall.

The project will help underline the location as L.A.’s cultural and civic district with a third component being the Broad’s contemporary art museum.

Jan 20, 2018 ; Dec 10, 2017
The Archer School for Girls Camus Masterplan, 11725 W Sunset Blvd
Design: Parallax Architects
The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles
images © Parallax Architects/Shimahara Illustration

The Archer School for Girls
Parallax Architects and The Archer School for Girls are pleased to unveil “Archer Forward,” a bold and elegant Campus Master Plan proposed for the school’s historic campus.

Dec 2, 2017
Beer Belly on Long Beach
Design: Make Architecture
Beer Belly on Long Beach
photograph : Monika Siauw

Long Beach Bar
Make Architecture sought to utilize the existing douglas fir wood truss ceiling as a dominant architectural feature by creating continuous skeletal forms emanating from the ceiling that wrap down and become floating table tops at the bar area as well as angle down and provide the spatial definition of the booths adjacent to the bar.

Nov 14, 2017
WSP to Provide Planning and Design Services for Taylor Yard River Park Site

The city of Los Angeles Board of Public Works has approved the Bureau of Engineering’s selection of WSP USA to provide planning, design and remediation consulting services in connection with the planned Taylor Yard G2 Parcel Park Project, a major component of the city’s ambitious plan to revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Taylor Yard G2 Parcel Park Project Los Angeles site
image courtesy of architects

The site will require soil remediation before construction can start. WSP will produce an implementation plan and pre-design report that includes a site remediation strategy and concept designs for phased development (interim and long term uses). A phased approach of the project is intended to address required remediation as funding is available, while allowing more immediate public use of portions of the site.

“We are excited to begin working on one of the most significant steps toward the city’s vision of a revitalized Los Angeles River,” said Michael Drennan, WSP’s project manager. “The Taylor Yard G2 Parcel Park Project is moving one step closer to reality with the launch of this project.”
The project includes a robust stakeholder engagement process to gather input from the surrounding neighborhoods about how this new park could serve them.

Jun 16, 2017
The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art
Design: Tom Wiscombe Architecture
Main Museum of Los Angeles building
image courtesy of architects

The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art
This LA building is located in the heart of the Old Bank District of Downtown. Capitalizing on the tension between historical and contemporary architecture, the project is part adaptive re-use and part new construction. It is devoted to engage the public with the most important ideas of our time through the art of Los Angeles.

Clocks and Clouds: The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena
Dates: July 8 – August 20, 2017
University of California Santa Barbara Exhibition News, Goleta, Isla Vista, Southern California
House of Seven Screens | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo by Clarke Henry, 2016
University of California Santa Barbara Exhibition News
‘Clocks and Clouds: The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena’ is a survey of the firm founded in Los Angeles by Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena, on show at the The Art, Design, & Architecture Museum.
It highlights Escher GuneWardena’s engagement with art, craft, and architecture. It presents the full scope of their architectural practice, collaborations with artists, and explorations in architectural history.

Los Angeles Construction Photos
Photos by Kenneth Johansson Photography, Santa Monica, California – shown below is C-Lax:
C-LAX Los Angeles construction photo | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo © Kenneth Johansson Photography

Los Angeles Construction Images

May 7, 2017
New designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
New design for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles | www.e-architect.co.uk
image courtesy of architects
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles
After looking at sites in Chicago and San Francisco the art collection and archives of film director George Lucas has at last found a home, in Exposition Park.

Apr 13, 2017
Mirror House in Beverly Hills
Architects: XTEN Architecture
photos : Art Gray

Mirror House in Beverly Hills

May 1, 2017
The Wave House Venice
Architect: Mario Romano
The Wave House
photograph : Brandon Arant

The Wave House, Venice, California
Hundreds of unique pieces assembled into a self-organizing form. Similar to the way a tailor crafts a suit of clothing, the aluminum skin was digitally rolled and unrolled, then cut by a CNC machine and finally attached to a complex metal substructure made of straight lines, leaving a space between the white aluminum panels of exactly one and three/fourth inches.

Apr 26, 2017
Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music, now on view at the Getty
Dates: April 25 – July 30, 2017
Location: Getty Research Institute, Getty Center
elebrating the 50th anniversary of the sister-city partnership between Berlin and Los Angeles, Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music on view at the Getty Research Institute from April 25 through July 30, 2017 explores two iconic buildings: Berlin Philharmonic (1963) by German architect Hans Scharoun, and Walt Disney Concert Hall building (2003) by famous LA architect Frank Gehry.

Berlin/Los Angeles: Space for Music Exhibition News

Apr 25, 2017
UCLA’s Hitoshi Abe and USC’s Qingyun Ma on L.A. Architecture

In 2007, L.A. architecture saw a major changing of the guard as architect Hitoshi Abe from Sendai, Japan, became chair of the department of architecture and urban design at UCLA and Shanghai-based architect Qingyun Ma took over as dean of the USC School of Architecture, reports the LA Times.
Now both men are moving on from those posts: Abe stepped down last year, while Ma’s final day in the job is June 30. (Both will retain professorships at their respective schools.) There has sometimes been tension in their relationship, and either wanted to hold the Q&A on the other’s campus.

Image from a 2010 exhibition by Atelier Hitoshi Abe architecture firm (AHA), at the SCI-Arc Gallery at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc):
photo of Lenticularis from SCI-Arc

source: Hitoshi Abe and Qingyun Ma discuss Architecture in Los Angeles

Mar 8, 2017
United States Courthouse
Design: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

United States Courthouse, Los Angeles, by SOM

This new federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles designed by SOM “conveys a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles, and features an innovative structural engineering concept that allows the cubic volume to “float” over a stone base while being one of the nation’s safest buildings”, according to the architects.

United States Courthouse, Los Angeles, by SOM

The 633,000-sqft facility “contains 24 courtrooms and 32 judges’ chambers. The building is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification, with sustainable features such as a serrated facade that maximizes views, while reducing solar heat gain by nearly 50 percent. SOM’s design for the courthouse optimizes workflow and promotes efficient operations and maintenance”.

United States Courthouse, Los Angeles, by SOM

source: United States Courthouse Building in Los Angeles

Images courtesy of architects © SOM

Mar 3, 2017
Bunker Hill Building Project in Downtown LA
Architects: M-Rad | Architecture, Design + Development Studio

Bunker Hill Building Project in Downtown LA

M-Rad‘s newest project is located behind the infamous Bunker Hill site next to the Angel’s Flight vernacular in the heart of downtown, Los Angeles. With the flourishing densification of downtown, we have seen a lack of public green space as well as increased opportunities to develop mixed use buildings.

The architectural concept behind the Bunker Hill project aims to create a place for the community to gather in an environment inspired by nature while maximizing the potential use of housing, creative office, research facilities, retail and hospitality spaces. The tower will be elevated above the existing greenscape to highlight both the history and importance of Bunker Hill while connecting it to the streetscape of Los Angeles, blurring the line between urban landscape and nature.

Jan 29, 2017
The Future Perfect, West Hollywood Hills

The Future Perfect, Hollywood Hills

Since 2003, design retailer and curator David Alhadeff has built a reputation with The Future Perfect, his design showroom and gallery that started in Brooklyn.

The Future Perfect West Hollywood Hills store interior

The firm has now opened their first Los Angeles outpost. TFP founder David Alhadeff said “I love LA and have for years. We did an installation with Tenoversix years back and I fell in love with the energy in LA…I started to see an increase in the appreciation for contemporary design and felt now was a great opportunity to bring The Future Perfect to LA.”

The Future Perfect West Hollywood Hills retail interior

The Southern California store occupies an entire private home in the West Hollywood Hills. Dubbed “Casa Perfect,” the Modernist villa was designed by architect David Hyun and built in 1957.

Link: http://www.thefutureperfect.com/present_tense/articles/casa-perfect

Jan 22, 2017
Car Park House
Design: Anonymous Architects
Car Park House Los Angeles
photograph : Steve King

Starting with a vacant lot with a very steep down-slope from the street, the design of the house places the carport on the roof with the residence below. In addition to being a dramatic shift of expectations, it is also a logical response to the building code which requires parking for two vehicles.
Car Park House in Los Angeles

Jan 19, 2017
House in Trees
Design: Anonymous Architects
Los Angeles House in Trees
photographers : Steve King & Michael Wells

The site is characterized by its remote feeling and mature trees; this despite being surrounded by dense urban development. It is an unusual paradox to have such a natural setting that occurs in the middle of Los Angeles – a city known for its endless sprawl and crawling traffic.
House in Trees, Echo Park

Jan 10, 2017
SCI-Arc Presents an Exhibition by José Oubrerie
SCI-Arc is pleased to present José Oubrerie’s Chapel of Mosquitoes architecture and paintings, opening February 3, 2017 in the SCI-Arc Library. Oubrerie’s Chapel of Mosquitoes synthesizes the opposite spatial investigations of two of the architect’s most significant works: the 1986 French Cultural Center in Damascus and the 1992 Miller House in Lexington, Kentucky. The Chapel, planned for a site in upstate New York, becomes a contraction of these two projects yet retains attributes of both.
SCI-Arc Events in LA

Jan 6, 2017
HOLLYWOOD – arch out loud competition
Is the home a place for both work and play? A place for entertainment? A destination for travel? A place for family, friends and beyond to gather? Does a home shield you from the elements or bring you closer to them? Who does the home serve? A single individual or large family? Who does it serve today and in the future?
HOLLYWOOD arch out loud competition

Crossing Wall House Santa Barbara, California
Design: Mobile Office Architects
Crossing Wall House
photograph : Tyson Ellis

House in Santa Barbara – Sep 22, 2016
The Crossing Wall House is sited where the Santa Ynez Mountains meet the Pacific Ocean, overlooking the City of Santa Barbara and Channel Islands.

Tree Top Residence
Design: Belzberg Architects
Tree Top Residence in LA
photograph : Bruce Damonte

Tree Top Residence in LA – 7 Sep 2016
This three-story contempoorary property emerges above the canopy of trees that surround it.

Cal Tech Keck Institute for Space Studies, 345 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
Design: Lehrer Architects
Cal Tech Keck Institute
image : Benny Chan Fotoworks

New Pasadena Building – 7 Sep 2016
A flexible University Campus building for a leading Scientists Think Tank, Board of Trustees and various other activities.

LACMA Building Extension
Design: Peter Zumthor Architect
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Building extension
image from architects

New Pasadena Building – 12 Aug 2016
Images revealed for the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art building expansion.

Ocean Avenue Project, Santa Monica, Los Angeles Waterfront
Design: Gehry Partners, LLP
Ocean Avenue Project Santa Monica
image © Gehry Partners, LLP

Ocean Avenue Project Santa Monica – 4 Mar 2013
The proposed Ocean Avenue Project is a hotel and museum campus that merges world-class urban design with historic preservation to create an important cultural anchor for the community. Located on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in the heart of downtown, the project is being proposed by M. David Paul Associates and Worthe Real Estate Group, both with strong roots and involvement in Santa Monica.

Oakpass Residence, Beverly Hills
Design: Heusch Inc Architecture
Oakpass Residence Beverly Hills House
photograph : Frederico Zignani

Oakpass Residence – added 14 Dec 2012
Elegant Californian residence set up in the hills above LA – a “sleek modernist box wrapped in floor to ceiling glass”, 12 feet above the ground. This cleanly detailed house is set amongst oak trees and owned by the architect who designed it, lucky him!

Nakahouse, Hollywood Hills
Design: XTEN Architecture
photograph : Steve King

Nakahouse – 5 Oct 2012
Nakahouse is an abstract remodel of a 1960’s hillside home located on a West facing ridge in the Hollywood Hills, just below the Hollywood sign. To the South and West are views of the Beechwood Canyon; to the East is a protected natural ravine, with a view of Griffith Park Observatory in the distance.

PAS House, Malibu
Architects: Francois Perrin and Gil Lebon Delapointe
House in Malibu
photo : Mike Manzoori / Sam McGuire

Malibu House – 30 May 2012
The idea for the PAS House was to create a fully hybrid structure, finding the middle ground between a house and a skate park. As opposed to simply placing skateboarding elements inside a domestic environment or installing furniture inside a skate park, the notions behind the PAS House are fully integrated with the architecture.

Los Angeles Architecture Events

AIA Los Angeles Event
AIA|LA Design Award Winners
Acido Dorado & Rosa Muerta
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AIA Los Angeles Awards news

Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles Exhibition
Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles

Recent Los Angeles Architecture Projects

Union Station Master Plan
Design: UNStudio / EE&K / Jacobs Engineering
Los Angeles Union Station Buildings
image : UNStudio

Union Station Los Angeles Master Plan – 27 Apr 2012
Submission of a proposal by this US-Dutch design team for the Master Plan development of Los Angeles’ Union Station.
Ben van Berkel and Jonathan Cohn presented their conceptual rendering set in the year 2050, showing this major L.A. building as a multi-modal transit hub with a mix of uses, new development and outdoor spaces.

Saperstein Residence, Hollywood Beach, CA
Design: Enclosures Architects
Saperstein Residence
photo from architects

Hollywood Beach Residence – added 9 Jan 2012
This 3,000 square foot three story residence is meticulously designed to make the very most of its privileged ocean front setting. The home’s interiors combine a collection of fine materials and rich colors to define, animate and sculpt the spaces.

The 747 Wing House, Malibu
Design: Studio of Environmental Architecture
The 747 Wing House
photo : Carson Leh & Laura Doss

The 747 Wing House – 19 Dec 2011
This project exists on a massive property in the Malibu hills with unique topography and panoramic views looking out to a nearby mountain range, a valley, and the Pacific Ocean with islands in the distance.

Recent Major Los Angeles Buildings

Red Building at the Pacific Design Center
Design: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Red Building Pacific Design Center
picture : StudioAMD

Red Building Pacific Design Center

The Broad Art Foundation
Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
The Broad Art Foundation
image from architects

The Broad Art Foundation

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