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SAOTA turns Spanish-style house into Stradella villa in Bel Air

South African firm SAOTA has completed its first project in Los Angeles, which involved converting a 1970s Spanish-style residence into a more minimal dwelling. The Stradella house is situated on a promontory in Bel Air, an affluent LA neighbourhood in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Wrapped in stone, stucco and glass, the residence

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Latest MINI Living Urban Cabin references “dynamic construction of Los Angeles”

Oke Hauser and Corinna Natter of MINI Living and architect David Freeland explain how the micro home they built on a Los Angeles rooftop responds to the city in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living movie. MINI Living collaborated with local architecture firm FreelandBuck to create the tiny home, which was installed on the roof

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Michael Maltzan’s Crest Apartments provide housing for southern California’s homeless

American studio Michael Maltzan Architecture has completed a bright white residential complex in the Los Angeles area, which contains over 60 studio apartments and various support services for its formerly homeless tenants. Crest Apartments was built on a slender, rectangular parcel in Van Nuys – a suburban district northwest of Downtown LA. Totalling 45,000 square

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The MINI LIVING Urban Cabin Presents Micro-Living In The Metropolis

The latest iteration of MINI LIVING Urban Cabin—a habitable micro-home that launched during the LA Design Festival (7-10 June 2018)—features a kaleidoscopic intervention by local architecture firm FreelandBuck, and brings to the fore the car brand&#821…

Watch our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk live from Los Angeles

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living talk explores how architects and designers can create spaces that cater for people’s increasingly globe-trotting lifestyles. Tune in from 7:20pm UK time to watch the talk live from Los Angeles. David Freeland, co-founder of Los Angeles architecture firm FreelandBuck, Harvard academic and Desirability Lab founder Beth Altringer, and MINI

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Yellow metal walls wrap Animo South Los Angeles High School by Brooks + Scarpa

Architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has reconstructed a high school in Los Angeles after it was destroyed by a fire, choosing a bright yellow finish for its aluminium facades. Animo South Los Angeles High School is wrapped in anodised-aluminium panels that all carry the same bold shade of yellow, making the complex dramatically stand out

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Martin Fenlon completes expansion of his own Los Angeles home and studio

Expanding a remodelled bungalow in Los Angeles and connecting it to an adjacent commercial building has allowed architect Martin Fenlon to create more living spaces for his family and offices for his studio. Completed over the course of almost five years, the architect conceived the Fenlon House in three phases, and built it with a

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Studio Gang designs curvaceous tower for LA’s Chinatown

American firm Studio Gang has unveiled plans for a tower in Los Angeles with a curvy exterior evocative of a rolling wave. The tower is planned for 643 North Spring Street in Chinatown, and is the first LA project for the firm. Reaching 26 storeys, the series of floor plates are shaped to give the

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SCI-Arc students propose self-growing park and parasitic housing to adapt former LA prison

Dezeen promotion: students at the Southern California Institute of Architecture have suggested ways to transform a former jail in Los Angeles, including a park controlled by artificial intelligence and building models designed by 3D printers. The schemes were designed by the first graduates of LA-based SCI-Arc’s Master of Science in Architectural Technologies – a one-year-long postgraduate

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Modernist bank to be razed for Gehry’s Sunset Strip development

Los Angeles officials have approved plans to demolish a mid-century modern bank by architect Kurt Meyer in order to build Frank Gehry’s mixed-use complex on the city’s Sunset Strip. LA’s court of appeal gave Gehry’s 8150 Sunset Boulevard project permission to raze the modernist Lytton Savings building on Friday 23 March 2018. Meyer’s 20,000-square-foot (1,850-square-metre)

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OMA to extend historic Jewish temple in LA with skewed pavilion

Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish

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Christopher Hawthorne leaves LA Times to become city’s chief design officer

LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has left his post at the newspaper to advise the city council on architecture and planning decisions. Hawthorne will begin his role as Los Angeles’ first chief design officer next month, after working at The Times since 2004. He was invited by LA mayor Eric Garcetti to fill the

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MAD’s museum for George Lucas breaks ground in Los Angeles

Fresh renderings of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art by Beijing studio MAD have been released to coincide with the project’s groundbreaking in Los Angeles. Construction began this week on the museum that will be dedicated to the work of filmmaker and Star Wars creator George Lucas, following the project’s own saga that has involved

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“To speak of entire communities without giving them a seat at the table reeks of myopic arrogance”

The all-white panel of architects gathered by Woods Bagot to discuss Los Angeles’ future urban development last week was embarrassingly misrepresentative of the city’s diversity and needs, argues Janelle Zara. Vast, sunny, atomised Los Angeles. Defying the practical notions of urban planning, it bypassed the formation of a city centre, opting instead to string together

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Frank Gehry updates The Grand mixed-use development for Downtown LA

Architect Frank Gehry has again revised plans for the towering complex opposite his Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, which will finally begin construction this autumn. The Grand development will include multiple buildings across a three-acre (1.2-hectare) site in the city’s Downtown area, on a lot currently occupied by a parking garage. The design

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New images released of MAD’s design for hilltop village in Beverly Hills

These new renderings reveal more details of the plant-covered residential complex that Chinese architecture studio MAD is building in Beverly Hills. Designed like a hilltop village, the Gardenhouse development at 8600 Wilshire Boulevard is under construction in the affluent California city. The new images show typical interiors for the 18 white gable-fronted dwellings, which sit atop a podium

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Stacked volumes form Los Angeles hilltop home by Aaron Neubert Architects

Three black boxes stacked on a steep lot in Los Angeles form this residence by Aaron Neubert Architects, and create outdoor living spaces without needing to use any additional land. The Tilt-Shift House has a floor area of 2,100 square feet (195 square metres) and includes three bedrooms. It sits on a dramatic incline and

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Productora adds steel-frame extension to pink bungalow in Los Angeles

Mexican architecture studio Productora has attached a two-storey steel unit onto the back of a bungalow in California to add more living space. Fleischmann House is located in Echo Park, Los Angeles, on a sloped lot that was previously underused. The entire project, which measures 2370 square feet (500 square metres), included a complete remodel

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Peter Zumthor releases latest LACMA renderings after $150 million funding boost

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor has produced an updated image set for his expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which recently received a major financial donation. Zumthor’s latest LACMA renderings include an image of the full building snaking over Wilshire Boulevard and touching down at eight points either side of the busy highway.

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“The architecture of the Americas is not white”

The Pacific Standard Time exhibitions in Los Angeles show that arts and culture from south of the border have shaped an architectural identity for the region that is much more interesting than what’s found in the Northeast US, says Aaron Betsky. As a longtime denizen of the Southwest (if California, in addition to Arizona, counts),

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Cover designs backyard studio in LA using computer algorithms

Design-build firm Cover, which uses computer algorithms to create customised backyard dwellings for homes, has completed its first project: a small studio in Los Angeles. The 320-square-foot (30-square-metre) prefabricated building is situated on a hillside in northern LA, and serves as an office and music studio for an Oscar-nominated sound editor. The white, rectangular structure

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Tighe Architecture creates sculptural grey apartment building for LA’s Filipinotown

Jagged rooflines, slot windows and grey cladding define this urban housing complex by California studio Tighe Architecture, which occupies a full Los Angeles city block. Called 2510 Temple, the apartment complex is located in the historic Filipinotown district, just west of Downtown LA. Offering both market-rate and affordable apartments, the development is intended to help address

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Martin Fenlon merges architectural styles for house in Los Angeles

The 1920s bungalows and 1950s modernist buildings found across Los Angeles influenced locally based Martin Fenlon Architecture when designing this house for one of the city’s conservation areas. The Brucato House is located in LA’s Highland Park-Garvanza district. Northeast of Downtown, the area is the largest of the city’s Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZ) –

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Tino Schaedler takes cues from movie sets for his LA family home

Large windows provide framed views of Los Angeles from this hilltop house, which German art director Tino Schaedler has designed for his family. Prior to establishing himself as a well-known art director and digital set designer, Tino Schaedler studied architecture and had a stint of time working for architect Daniel Libeskind. He and his wife artist Pia

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Andrea Lenardin Madden adds cantilevering extension to midcentury LA residence

For a 1950s home in Los Angeles’ elite Bel Air neighbourhood, architect Andrea Lenardin Madden has added an angular volume with floor-to-ceiling glass that extends over the landscape. The project entailed restoring and expanding the Ward House, a landmarked residence designed by Rodney Walker, a notable midcentury-modern architect who conceived several Case Study Houses. Built

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New images show Renzo Piano’s Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA

New images have been released detailing Renzo Piano’s design for a moviemaking museum in Los Angeles, following news that project has just received a $50 million funding donation. Currently under construction, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will comprise a 300,000-square-foot (27,870-square-metre) campus, in the Californian city that is home to Hollywood’s movie studios. The building

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Richard Neutra’s Chuey House up for sale as a developable lot

A midcentury Hollywood Hills home designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra is potentially in jeopardy, as the property has hit the market as “a unique development opportunity”. The two adjacent lots that make up the Chuey House property have been posted on a real-estate site as one listing, described as “collectively ideal for a compound,

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Herzog & de Meuron unveils mountain-ridge campus for Berggruen Institute in LA

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has taken cues from “monastic architecture” to design a research campus high above Los Angeles. After a lengthy process, the studio was selected for the project by the Berggruen Institute – founded in 2010 with the aim to “study and apply new ideas to the workings of social, economic,

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Ring-shaped concourse proposed for major renovation of Los Angeles’ Union Station

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has released a movie detailing its proposal to extend the city’s historic Union Station building with a ring-shaped, glazed passenger concourse. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) created the video to visualise the design as part of a major overhaul of the station, which was built in 1939 in the city’s

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Studio William Hefner completes modernist Beverly Hills house for an art collector

Los Angeles-based Studio William Hefner has taken cues from Californian modernism to complete this house for an art collector that overlooks Beverly Hills. Studio William Hefner was tasked to design the residence in Beverly Hills’ Trousdale Estate, following the client’s unsuccessful search for a mid-century modern home with a large enough wall space to hang the larger artworks in

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Los Angeles River could be revitalised with designs from seven architecture firms

A vision to transform the desolate Los Angeles River into a bustling oasis featuring cycle paths, play areas, public art and kayaking facilities features in the latest movie from our Dezeen x MINI Living video series. Created by seven architecture firms, the LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation

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LA officials unanimously approve George Lucas museum in “slam dunk” decision

The museum proposed by filmmaker George Lucas could finally come to fruition now Los Angeles city officials have given it the go-ahead. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art received unanimous approval from LA’s City Council on Tuesday, after years of struggling to find a home. “It’s going to be a slam dunk,” said mayor Eric

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LA’s tallest skyscraper opens

The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, America’s tallest building west of the Mississippi River, has officially opened. The glass-clad skyscraper designed by local firm AC Martin is topped with a spire that takes its height to 1,099 feet (335 metres), overtaking the US Bank Tower by more than 80 feet (24 metres). Located at

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Casey Hughes Architects adds twin-peaked extension to refurbished LA home

Casey Hughes Architects has renovated and extended a 1950s house in Los Angeles, adding a tall metal-clad volume featuring a pair of high windows. Casey Hughes’s locally based studio – whose previous projects include a writer’s house in north Hollywood – modernised Shurkin Residence for a couple who work in the music industry, and their two young children.

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Architects propose seven ways to reinvigorate the Los Angeles river

Colourful playgrounds, undulating pathways and a spot for kayaking are among the proposals made by seven architecture firms to revitalise areas along the Los Angeles river. The LA River Downtown Design Dialogue celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Los Angeles River Revitalisation project, which Frank Gehry is also working on. The project is designed to overhaul areas along

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Dan Brunn renovates Frank Gehry-designed LA house for an illustrator

A Japanese-style reading nook and a sculptural wooden staircase feature in this 1970s Los Angeles house, which has been overhauled by local studio Dan Brunn Architecture to “pay homage” to its original architect Frank Gehry. Gehry was commissioned to design the residence in the 1970s for art collectors Edwin and Ann Janss, but the couple slightly modified the plans during construction

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival architecture

In celebration of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday this week, we’re looking back at five of his most pioneering projects. Next up is the Hollyhock House, which was influenced by the style of seventh-century Mayan temples. Located in the East Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Hollyhock House was completed between 1919 and 1921. As Wright’s first house

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LOHA creates housing block with curvilinear courtyard in LA’s Koreatown

American firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects has completed a multifamily apartment building with a sculptural interior courtyard and a monochrome facade. Called Mariposa1038, the building occupies a gently sloping site in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighbourhood, which has experienced rapid development in recent years. “As one of the densest neighbourhoods in the country, Los Angeles’ Koreatown is at the

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Brooks + Scarpa completes The Six housing for LA’s homeless and disabled veterans

California architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has designed a low-cost housing development in Los Angeles to accommodate displaced service members. Commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust, a local homeless-advocacy group, The Six offers low-cost, permanent housing for homeless and/or disabled veterans in the region. Veterans make up three per cent of LA’s population, but account

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Glazing in jagged roof brightens Los Angeles home by Studio William Hefner

Los Angeles-based Studio William Hefner has built a local home that features abundant clerestory windows and an overhanging upper floor that shades terraces below. Situated in a residential neighbourhood in west Los Angeles, the Toulon Drive House was commissioned by a couple who wanted “an emphasis on natural light and the surrounding landscape”. A path

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Peter Zumthor ditches the black for his LACMA expansion plans

Peter Zumthor has released new images of his proposals for Los Angeles County Museum of Art revealing that, in contrast to his early designs, the Swiss architect has opted for light tones for the building’s exterior. The latest renderings show the serpentine structure’s concrete roof and floor plates in an earthy tone – a significant departure from the original black colour, intended

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Visualisation reveals how the Los Angeles skyline might look in 2030

A glimpse at the future of LA shows a growing number of skyscrapers that will spread southwest from the Downtown cluster. The rendering by New York creative agency Visualhouse shows towers set to rise in Los Angeles between now and 2030. As viewed from Griffith Park, behind the iconic observatory, the image shows the string

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Frank Gehry’s early drawings and sketches acquired by LA’s Getty Research Institute

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles has acquired an archive of work by architect Frank Gehry that spans his first 30 years in practice. Announced yesterday, the part purchase, part gift includes a comprehensive overview of projects from the start of the 88-year-old Canadian-American architect’s career. “Frank Gehry is undoubtedly the world’s most famous

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Jagged roof tops video studio in Venice Beach by Modal Design

American firm Modal Design has created a studio building for a video art collector in California, which features an angular roof and multi-tonal zinc cladding. The Amoroso Video Studio sits behind a Craftsman-style home in Venice Beach, a coastal city in the Los Angeles metro area. Situated next to an alley and a public parking lot, the studio building replaced

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Minimal Hollywood Residence By Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos has developed one of its signature white residential designs for a client in Los Angeles. Located high up in the exclusive Hollywood Hills, the yet-to-be-built minimal home is positioned at different levels in or…

California architecture students design shelters for LA’s growing homeless population

Students at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture have conceived a series of shelters for homeless people, ranging from a shopping cart converted into a tent structure to a tiny house made of scavenged material. Called the Homeless Studio, the course was aimed at investigating the architect’s role in homelessness, and devising solutions

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Minimal Hollywood house by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos juts out from steep hillside

Spanish firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed the off-white angular form of this house so it would “hang from the topography” of the Hollywood Hills. Located high up in the exclusive Los Angeles neighbourhood, the yet-to-be-built minimal home was based around the client’s wishes to make the most of the site’s sweeping views. “A monolithic piece,

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ASAP gives rocky form to Downtown LA hotel tower

American studio ASAP has conceived a new hotel for the urban core of Los Angeles that is meant to evoke a rock emerging from the landscape. The Spring Street Hotel is proposed for the core historic district in Downtown Los Angeles. The 28-storey building, which is now under construction, is meant to capitalise on the

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America’s most expensive home boasts $250 million price tag

This mansion designed for the “ultimate billionaire” in Bel Air, Los Angeles, has set the record for the priciest home ever listed for sale in the USA. For $250 million (£198 million), a proud owner can live among 12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, five bars and a 40-seat theatre – all within a

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JFAK converts brick warehouse in LA into “cleantech” hub

Sculptural light chutes and a vibrant living wall are among the features at this adaptive reuse project by American firm JFAK Architects, for environment-focused companies in Los Angeles. The La Krez Innovation Campus – also known as the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator – is located in the city’s Arts District and occupies an old warehouse. The office

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MAD’s George Lucas Museum will be built in Los Angeles

The MAD-designed George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angeles, not San Francisco, it has been announced. After being forced to abandon plans in Chicago, Beijing studio MAD developed two competing designs for the Star Wars creator’s film museum, each in different US cities. But museum’s board has revealed it will move forward with the proposal in

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SOM unveils trio of towers for Downtown Los Angeles

Architecture firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill has designed three residential skyscrapers that will add to the growing Los Angeles skyline. The Olympia development will include a trio of connected high-rises, public shopping and dining spaces, and outdoor areas in LA’s South Park neighbourhood – at the junction of Olympic Boulevard and Harbor Freeway. The towers

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AA director Brett Steele to become dean of UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Brett Steele, director of the Architectural Association in London, has been appointed as the new head of the arts school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Steele will leave his post at the AA next year, after serving as academic leader and chief executive of the prestigious institution since 2005. As dean of the

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BIG unveils huge 670 Mesquit complex for LA Arts District

Bjarke Ingels Group has released plans for a mixed-use scheme in Los Angeles, which will incorporate housing, offices and public spaces within a giant concrete framework. The 670 Mesquit development is proposed for an industrial site beside the LA River – the barren canal-like waterway set for an overhaul to be masterplanned by Frank Gehry

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Construction begins on massive stadium for American football team LA Rams

HKS Architects has revealed its design for the new home of American football team LA Rams, which will feature a giant, sculptural roof made of perforated metal and see-through plastic film. Encompassing nearly three million square feet (2.7 million square metres), the sports arena is now under construction in the Inglewood neighbourhood, just east of the Los Angeles

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Coastal California home by Hu Mn Lab+ can accommodate 200 party guests

American studio Hu Mn Lab+ has created a spacious family home in Los Angeles that appears to jut out from a hillside like dresser drawers. Called Middle House, the family residence is located in Pacific Palisades, a coastal community. The hillside dwelling sits within close proximity to the ocean and the neighbourhood’s central business district. It

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Mario Romano creates rippling aluminium skin for California home

The undulating metal exterior of this family home by Los Angeles designer Mario Romano takes its cue from the movement of the ocean. The Wave House is located in Venice, a beach town in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Encompassing 5,700 square feet (530 square metres), the home features fluid living spaces and carved surfaces that are

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Sunday Sanctuary: The Line LA

The Apartment by The Line. If this sounds a little familiar to you I may just know why… Quite a few Sanctuaries we all lost our collective interior loving minds over the this beauty in Soho, NYC. And thank goodness for us, The Line is back with a retail concept like no other in in the heart of […]

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Arshia Architects completes angular white residence in Hollywood Hills

Los Angeles firm Arshia Architects has created a sculptural white hillside residence to comply with the stringent zoning requirements of its exclusive neighbourhood. The project – named MU77 – is perched on a hillside off Mulholland Drive, in affluent Hollywood Hills. The architects faced several zoning restrictions that informed the design of the four-bedroom property.

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Malibu Hillside pool and terrace frame Pacific Ocean views

A latticed wooden canopy shades this swimming pool and terrace, designed by Michael Goorevich for a Malibu house on a slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Nashville-based architect Goorevich wanted to make the most out of views from the Malibu Hillside house in Los Angeles, which is located on a steep site facing the sea. The architect referenced the horizontal planes of Californian

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Edmon Leong photographs Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Broad in Los Angeles one year after opening

These new images by architecture photographer Edmon Leong capture the light-filled galleries, cavernous lobby and large dimple in the honeycomb exterior of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s The Broad museum in Los Angeles. Hong Kong-based Leong’s photographs show the exterior and interior of the three-storey building, just over a year after it first opened to the public. The Broad LA is located

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