Pitman Dowell Residence

Michael Maltzan Architecture projected the residence for two artists located 24 Km north of Los Angeles at the edge of Angeles forest. Inspired by geometric arrangements of interlocking polygons, the new residence takes the form of a heptagonal figure whose purity is confounded by a series of intersecting diagonal slices though space. Bounded by an introverted exterior, living spaces unfold in a moiré of shifting perspectival frames from within and throughout the house. An irregularly shaped Read more [...]
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Earl’s Gourmet Grub

FreelandBuck projected Earl’s Gourmet Grub, an artisanal deli and gourmet market in Los Angeles. Here is the project description: Architectural computation is generally promoted in relation to high-tech building systems and iconic towers. Earl’s Gourmet Grub is a test case in how computational architecture can enrich everyday use. The restaurant was designed with contemporary technology to fit an old-world sensibility inspired by its food. Torquing ceiling surfaces and inscribed digital Read more [...]
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3.1 Phillip Lim Flagship Store in Los Angeles

Leong Leong Architecture, PARA Project and Giancarlo Valle designed the new 3.1 Phillip Lim Flagship Store located near the Melrose shopping neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, that announces the designer’s west coast debut with the transformation of 450 square meters auto shop into a flowing interior. Introducing a thick curving wall in the existing building, the large space unfolds into four smaller niches. A single, continuous light-diffusing membrane floats above the space adding Read more [...]
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Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising by Clive Wilkinson

As promised, here is the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects. The space provide a unique combination of self-focused work areas that support computer-aided, as well as manually produced student design work. Clive Wilkinson Architects created three mezzanine structures that extended the collaborative space program and dramatized the interior. There is a raised “pool” platform where students can relax and work on laptop equipped loungers. The Read more [...]
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Moss in Los Angeles

On August 2, Moss opened the first shop on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The 325 square meter space is very near fashion-forward Melrose Place, and just a few blocks from the Pacific Design Center. The opening exhibition is called Glitter & Smoke and is the first of several installations planned featuring chandeliers from the Swarovski Crystal Palace collection. Read more [...]
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