California Projects

  • primary residence

    Five firms foray into residential development in five different ways. They share the bumps and boons along the road.

     
  • adaptive reuse

    It doesn't matter how good your architecture is: If you haven't built relationships within your community, you won't be able to build much of anything. No one recognizes that more than David Trachtenberg, AIA, the architect and developer of Rose Street Townhouses in Berkeley, Calif.

     
  • tranquility zone

    Most architects are lucky to find a client with a little design knowledge or background. Dion McCarthy, AIA, landed in an even better situation when creating this beach house in Ventura, Calif., for a pair of design connoisseurs. The wife, Hyon Chough, ow

     
  • studio pali fekete architects (spf:a)

    Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, and Judit Méda Fekete, LEED AP, developed and designed the building of their dreams. And once they built it, people came.

     
  • Sasaki Associates

    A San Francisco office building seeks to become more environmentally-conscious through relocation.

     
  • inside and out in africa

    Architects all over the world strive to establish a strong indoor-outdoor connection in their work. But a 12,863-square-foot lodge in South Africa by Los Angeles-based DRY Design takes the idea of living with nature even further than most.

     
  • sheahan + quandt architects

    The airy studio “is a gallery for our work,” he explains, “as well as somewhere we can spread out and build models.” 

     
  • on the boards: skin deep

    While architects Jim Brown, AIA, and Jim Gates specialize in designing buildings, they also enjoy creating and studying public art.

     
  • bachelor bath

    Troy Adams describes the client for this Los Angeles master bath remodel as “a dream customer” who gave him carte blanche to create a “cool spalike concept that was also masculine.”

     
  • watership down under

    around the world in four very different houses.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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