Nader Residence by Bestor Architecture

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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Year: 2016



Architects: Bestor Architecture
Interiors: Carter Design
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Bestor Architecture renovated a modern ranch house from the 1960’s into a contemporary, open plan house for a busy producer and her son. The original roof was uncovered and the flow was reorganized to take advantage of the view and access to the outdoors.

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Barbara Bestor, FAIA is founding principal of Bestor Architecture. Since 1995, Bestor Architecture has actively redefined Los Angeles architecture with a practice that rigorously engages the city through design, art, and urbanism. Increasingly, the firm applies L.A.’s lessons to national undertakings. She explores the architectural form through experiments in spatial arrangements, graphics, and color, which is evident in her projects from custom residences to headquarters for international companies. Her varied and progressive body of work connects with people on many levels, often outside the boundaries traditionally delineated for architecture. She believes that good design creates an engaged urban life and embraces the ‘strange beauty’ that enhances everyday life experience.

Barbara’s career is punctuated with inventive projects in a wide breadth of typologies. She has designed new ways of creating accessible urbanism in her “stealthy density” Blackbirds housing, groundbreaking retail and restaurant flagships, dynamic workspaces for Beats By Dre and Snap, award-winning experimental residences and pioneering arts projects that are deeply rooted in their communities and cultural context.

While maintaining a practice, Barbara has continuously taught at Southern California’s leading design schools from SCI-Arc to Woodbury University, where she is currently the executive director of the Julius Shulman Institute. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, studied at the Architecture Association in London and received a MARCH at SCI-Arc. She is the author of Bohemian Modern, Living in Silver Lake.


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Bestor Architecture
2030 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

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La Moraleja Villa, Madrid, Spain by XTEN Architecture, EXTUDIO and Losada Garcia Arquitectos

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Location: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Year: 2017


Awards

Residential Architecture Awards 2017 – American Institute of Architects | Los Angeles Merit
The American Architecture Prize 2017 – Design of the Year | Residential Architecture Prize Winner
2017 AIACC Residential Awards – American Institute of Architects | California Council Honor



Architects: XTEN Architecture, EXTUDIO and Losada Garcia Arquitectos
Construction Engineer: Óscar González, Javier González, Javier Mach
Collaborators: Lucía Bentué, Toni Gelabert, Juan Rodríguez
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This family residence for an art collector is located on a relatively flat, 2-acre park-like property characterized by hundreds of evenly spaced small oak trees.  The area is tremendously arid and hot in summer, an environmental condition that led to a design that uses both the building orientation on the site and cantilevered masses protect the glass areas of the house.

The house is organized on the site as a series of open and closed volumes with spaces between that become entry points, transitions and covered outdoor living spaces.  The entry is under a projecting porte cochere and leads to a glass enclosed 2 story atrium which frame specific art works from the owners’ collection.  A gallery leads one to the main living/ dining space, a indoor-outdoor double height space that opens completely to the pool courtyard and terrace to the South and to views over the park-like ground to the North. Offices, guest suites and services anchor this grand open space to the East. The family/ media room, kitchen and covered outdoor dining area frame the space to the West, also protecting the living/entertaining areas from the low Western sun.  A generous master suite and family bedrooms comprise the upper floor.  A ten car garage, services and staff rooms complete the subterranean basement level.

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River’s Edge House by Stuart Tanner Architects

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Location: Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Site area: 678 m2
Building area: 198 m2
Year: 2016



Awards
2016 HIA Tasmanian House of the Year
2017 AIA Tasmanian Chapter Award Residential
Houses – New



Architects: Stuart Tanner Architects
Builder: Cordwell Lane Builders
Engineer: Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers
Lighting: Casa Monde Lighting Specialists, Stuart Tanner
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River’s Edge House is a home for a young family returning to Tasmania. Through careful planning, the home displays a sequence of intimate spaces, which gradually open to the river below. The client sought a practical incorporation of family needs, without the home feeling large.
The building slides into the site, promoting a sense of security and privacy. The spaces feel authentic, warm and durable. This was important for a family returning from working overseas, which wished to create a place that readily felt like home.
The house is relatively mute from the street, and reveals itself upon entry. Interior space links outward via placed openings, allowing for orientation and connection. Spaces around the building provide options for entertainment, play, or watching the moonrise over the river. Exterior and interior fireplaces promote relaxed, open living and take cues from family shack holidays.

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Stuart Tanner Architect is an experienced architect practitioner based in Hobart, Tasmania. more


CONTACT

Stuart Tanner Architect (STA)

 Level 2/51 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australie

+61 3 6224 4377

info@stuarttannerarchitects.com.au


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