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MAD Architects plans Hollywood office wrapped with funicular railway

September 24, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Star in Hollywood by MAD Architects

Chinese studio MAD Architects has revealed its design for The Star office block in Hollywood, which will incorporate a funicular railway. Shaped like a flattened sphere, the 22-storey office block is proposed for a site at 6061 Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles. Named The Star, the building is intended to transform the skyline of Hollywood

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HA+MA designs CS2 teaching facility for Los Angeles golf course

September 17, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
CS2 by HA+MA

Alaskan cedar and handmade Danish bricks are among the materials used by Californian firm HA+MA to create a golf performance centre set within an undulating, grassy landscape. Nestled within a gently sloping site, the CS2 facility sits on a golf course in an undisclosed neighbourhood in central Los Angeles. The project was designed by HA+MA,

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Woods + Dangaran updates 1960s California home by Craig Ellwood

September 4, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Moore House by Woods + Dangaran

Glazed walls, teak flooring and an original koi pond feature in a mid-century residence in Los Angeles that has received a sensitive refresh by local firm Woods + Dangaran. Built in 1965, the Moore House was designed by architect Craig Ellwood, who was known for creating homes that fused modernism with California’s breezy lifestyle. The

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Alsace LA hotel by Home Studios has a Mediterranean flavour

September 3, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Alsace LA hotel by Home Studios

Mediterranean influences, warm wood tones and vintage objects are found throughout this Los Angeles hotel with interiors by Home Studios. Located in the southern neighbourhood of West Adams, Alsace LA occupies a purpose-built property designed by NMDA Architects that houses 48 guest rooms over 22,500 square feet (2,090 square metres). Brooklyn-based Home Studios looked to

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OMA designs Audrey Irmas Pavilion as extension to Jewish temple in Los Angeles

September 2, 2021 Dan Howarth 0
Audrey Irmas Pavilion by OMA

Architecture firm OMA has put the finishing touches to an extension of a Jewish temple on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard. Clad in hexagonal stone tiles, the Audrey Irmas Pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple marks the firm’s first cultural building in California and its first religious institution. The OMA New York team, led by partner

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Salvaged wood wraps Surf House in Santa Cruz by Feldman Architecture

August 28, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Surf House by Feldman Architecture

American firm Feldman Architecture has created a cypress-clad, beachfront dwelling that is meant to balance “high design and a casual Californian aesthetic”. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Surf House is located in the central California city of Santa Cruz. The 417-square-metre dwelling serves as a weekend getaway for a San Francisco Bay

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Studio Hagen Hall completes 1970s-style makeover of London townhouse

August 23, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
1970s townhouse by Studio Hagen Hall

Architecture office Studio Hagen Hall has transformed a townhouse in north London into a home inspired by 1970s Californian modernism to remind its owners of time spent living in Los Angeles. Studio Hagen Hall was approached by recording artists Ben Garrett and Rae Morris to refurbish a townhouse near Primrose Hill, which appealed to the

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Los Angeles ranch house becomes Zen Den by Working Holiday Studio

August 19, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0

The owners of design firm Working Holiday Studio have renovated their own mid-century residence by opening up the kitchen, adding skylights and filling the interior with contemporary decor. The house, called Zen Den, is located in Woodland Hills, a suburban community in Los Angeles that lies about 20 minutes by car from the beach. Carlos

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Cedar slats wrap backyard pavilions by Feldman Architecture at Silicon Valley home

August 13, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Atherton pavilions by Feldman Architecture in California

American studio Feldman Architecture has completed matching structures for dining and working out in the verdant backyard of a northern California residence. The Atherton Pavilions are located on a flagpole-shaped lot in the Silicon Valley town of Atherton. After an exhaustive search for the ideal residence, the clients purchased the property, which has a contemporary

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Low-lying pavilions form expansive California Meadow House by Olson Kundig

August 6, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
California Meadow House by Olson Kundig

Reflecting pools, a small vineyard and an underground pub feature in this sprawling residence in northern California designed by American firm Olson Kundig. The project, California Meadow House, is located in Woodside – an affluent town near Silicon Valley. Designed by architect Jim Olson of the Seattle firm Olson Kundig, the residence was created for

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