// arthitectural / California

Brooks + Scarpa
Santa Monica Municipal Parking Garage


Brooks + Scarpa was commissioned to design improvements to the Frank Gehry design garages at Santa Monica Place Mall as well as eight other city owned parking structures surrounding the popular 3rd Street Promenade of Santa Monica. Inspired by such diverse things ranging from the quilt makers of Gee’s Bend in southwest Alabama to manufacturers […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
Lantana Creative Campus


This high-tech, post-production campus includes two new structures, Lantana East and Lantana South, connected via landscaped pedestrian zones. Both structures provide extensive underground parking for current tenants as well as visitor parking for nearby developments with an emphasis on flexibility for future tenants and upgrades to technology. Cost effective, low-impact materials such as a natural […]


more

XTEN Architecture
Sapphire Gallery


The Sapphire Gallery is a residential addition designed to display a private collection of contemporary art while also providing for a home office with views to the surrounding hills. The owners’ collection includes work by the artists Gregory Crewdson, Uta Barth, Tomoroy Dodge and the video artist Jennifer Steinkamp, and they wanted a new building […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
Carrillo Residence


The Carrillo Residence occupies a long narrow site on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon with distant views of the Pacific Ocean. Designed for a young couple with two children, the house addresses the formal and informal needs of the family while taking advantage of the Southern California climate and views. The orientation of the […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
Lofts at City Place


The vision for this project was to create a community based around modern, urban living within Santa Ana – Orange County, California’s largest city. The project borders residential and commercial districts and with zoning for retail and/or office on the ground level of each unit, embodies both activities. As such, it is a new paradigm […]


more

XTEN Architecture
Surfhouse


The Surfhouse appears as an abstract block of ebonized cedar a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach. The site is very small. While typical lots in the area measure 120’ x 40’, the allowable building area for the Surfhouse measures just 33’ x 24’. The architects approached the project by subtracting the […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
Zeidler House


Located on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the 3,500-square-foot Zeidler Residence arranges interior and exterior living spaces to maximize views, natural light, and ocean breezes within a subtle, sophisticated material palette. Designed for a retired couple with grown children, the house sits on a relatively flat corner lot with expansive views of the Pacific […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
700 Palms Residence


The objective for this eco-friendly residence in Venice, California was to: design a high-performance home that dissolves the barriers between indoors and outdoors; utilize raw, honest materials appropriate to the bohemian grittiness of the surrounding community; and have the smallest carbon footprint in balance with lifestyle. Three garden courtyards embrace three 60-year-old trees. The courtyards […]


more

XTEN Architecture
Openhouse


This residence is embedded into a sharply sloping hillside property, a challenging site that led to the creation of a house that is both integrated into nature and open to the city beyond. The structure and detailing of the house is more complex than it appears. Extensive grading and terraced retaining walls were developed to […]


more

Ehrlich Architects
The Schindler House


How does one restore a derelict house designed by one of the founding fathers of California modernism, updating it into a green, functional home for a young family? This was the challenge facing Culver City-based architect Steven Ehrlich when he purchased a 2-bedroom, 981-square-foot house designed by Rudolf M. Schindler in 1939.  The house, sited […]


more

Cary Bernstein Architect
One & Co


  One & Co is part of a new generation of industrial design firms on the rise in San Francisco. Since its founding 10 years ago, the firm has made its home in a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse in the Mission District. When the need came to expand into an adjacent space, the three principals saw […]


more

Feldman Architecture
Ocho House


Located in a nature preserve in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the site of oak forests and steep meadows strongly impacted and inspired Feldman Architecture’s design for House Ocho. In order to reduce the impact of the home’s massing and to preserve site lines, the building settles into the ground and overhanging roofs are planted with […]


more

Michael Lee Architects
Manhattan Ave Residence


This 2,500 square foot, single-family residence occupies an extremely small (30’x 45′) beach lot, on a busy corner, with ocean views to the west. The main design task was to provide enough square footage on the tiny lot to make the house livable, and still end up with a distinctive architectural structure. The solution to […]


more

(fer) studio
West Hollywood Residence


This West Hollywood residence is located in the hills above Sunset Boulevard with 180 degree views of Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Brentwood below. The goal of this extensive remodel and addition was to capitalize on the spectacular views and thereby maximize the natural light throughout the two-story home. To achieve this, the home was reoriented West, […]


more