Articles on California

Roberts Pavilion by JFAK. Photos Benny Chan (Fotoworks)

JFAK sheds light on the importance of transparency

CLAREMONT – JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the firm's new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College introduces light without compromising the building's function.

University of California Art Museum by SO-IL, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Whiting-Turner. Photos Iwan Baan

A three-way collaboration breaks down indoor and outdoor perceptions

DAVIS – West of Sacramento, the University of California's new art museum has a patchwork roof that mimics the patterns from the surrounding farmland.

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Modern, innovative, sustainable - a jewel in Los Angeles.

SCI-Arc students build a home with Habitat for Humanity LA

LOS ANGELES – In a fruitful collaboration, students from the architecture school SCI-Arc use their skills to help a local charity build innovative housing for a small price.

The Peterson Automotive Museum is dedicated to celebrating the art, culture and heritage of automobiles.

The Petersen Automotive Museum undergoes a modern transformation

LOS ANGELES – A museum that celebrates the history of cars is redesigned by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to have a dynamic exterior in Los Angeles.

Blackbirds provides a solution for urban housing in Los Angeles where space is limited.

Blackbirds introduces contemporary living in the LA hills

LOS ANGELES – An urban housing development that promotes a sense of community, nature and design for budding families.

The apartments are more akin to the San Francisco’s historical housing than to the original Hunters View apartment blocks built in the 40s.

Hunters View Redevelopment by Paulett Taggart Architects

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco-based firm Paulett Taggart Architects designed two apartment blocks in the Hunters View redevelopment scheme, which encompasses an entire neighbourhood's …

The project reframes the Northern California ranch home in a renewed suburban housing typology.

Low/Rise House by Spiegel Aihara Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO – SAW sets itself apart from other local practices, with an ability to handle the transformative potential of built-form and integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge to a …

An earthquake reconfigures the characteristics of a room with colliding walls to create slits for light.

Bye-By-Burnside by Studio Kiduck Kim

LOS ANGELES – Studio Kiduck Kim recently completed Bye-By-Burnside, an earthquake inspired room renovation.

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An inverted pitch creates two double-height spaces housing a painter's studio and storage for collectables.

Meier Road Barn Studio by SFOSL

SEBASTOPOL – An ambitious couple living on a vineyard in Sebastopol, California, have completed yet another piece of their ongoing master plan, a project that took place only 100 m …

Four cabins for work and sleep are embedded in the landscape of northern California.

California Writers' Cabins

WOODSIDE – In California four cabins invite writers and artists to practice their craft in a wilderness of solitude as part of a artists residency program.

‘The contrast between the interior and exterior of the house is intentional and total,’ the designers say.

XTEN Architecture reconfigures Naka House as an irregular object

HOLLYWOOD HILLS – In California's Hollywood Hills, an impractical 1960s home has – despite the odds – been remodelled into a cohesive unit.