Articles tagged California


Palm Angels brings Los Angeles skate culture (with a Milanese twist) to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The retail brand spatially interprets American cultural tropes with its first brick-and-mortar presence.


This is what an office designed by its employees looks like

San Francisco – What do employees actually want from their office space? The new Gusto headquarters displays a range of answers.  

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.


Flux, an art installation by Crystal Wagner, seems to merge into the fabric of its surroundings

WALNUT CREEK – Crystal Wagner’s Flux – an art installation that dominated the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California with its organic, free-flowing forms last summer – featured scraps …

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.


Kelly Wearstler's breezy interior for Viviane embraces California's 1950s style

BEVERLY HILLS – Amidst the up-beat pulse of the celebrity scene, Wearstler returns to the Avalon Hotel to coat the mid-century interior for a mellow and sumptuous dining experience at Viviane.

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 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.


MAD's Cloud Corridor proposal densifies LA's Museum Row

LOS ANGELES – Ma Yansong proposes residences which implant a philosophy of Shansui City, introducing a spiritual essence between nature and the people in the City of Angels.

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 worth of …

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 vast majority …

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.