Rios Clementi Hale Studios |  Venice Residence

Location: Venice, California, USA Size: 4,000 sq. feet Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios Photography: © Undine Pröhl Our client’s “dream house” is designed specifically for the Venice lifestyle. These indoor-outdoor spaces take advantage of every inch of an extremely narrow lot.  Every room opens onto the outdoors, making…

Waverley by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects

Location: Palo Alto, California, USA Size: 5,000 sf Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA California Council Residential Award of Honor AIA Silicon Valley Design Award of Merit AIA|LA Residential Architecture Award of Honor Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award Rethinking the Future: Global Architecture & Design Award Architects: Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects COLLABORATORS: Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders …

Belzberg Architects | Bridge Residence

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA Year: 2018 Awards 2018 AIA LA Residential Awards Architects: Belzberg Architects Photography: © Bruce Damonte The new Bridge Residence turned the challenge of a sloping site into an opportunity to evoke quiet seclusion while creating a grand statement. The taller wing of the L-shaped house abuts a foothill to the…

Venice Beach Residence by Griffin Enright Architects

Location: Venice Beach, California, USA Area: 3,300 sf Year: 2017 Architects: Griffin Enright Architects Photography: © Taiyo Watanabe A 3,300 sf developer-commissioned residence, it maximizes its narrow site through strategic placement and an expansive array of telescoping glass doors. Set to one side of the property, the home’s interior spaces stretch into the side and back garden…

Sawmill by Olson Kundig

Location: Tehachapi, California, USA Area: 4170.0 ft2 Year: 2014   Awards 2018 AIA National COTE Top Ten Award 2017 AIA National Housing Awards, Honor Award2017 AIA Northwest Pacific Region Citation Award 2017 Chicago Athenaeum, American Architecture Awards, American Architecture Award Architects: Olson Kundig Design Principal: Tom Kundig Project Manager: Elizabeth Bianchi Conklin Photography: Kevin Scott, Gabe Border Set in the harsh…

Ranch House by The Archers

Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA Year: 2016 Architects: The Archers A rambling fifties ranch house within a canyon setting was extensively remodeled in the nineteen eighties, with unfortunate results. In lieu of restoration, which seemed implausible, we opted to keep the Beverly Hills ‘ranch’ vernacular but translate it through modernism. We looked to Eero Saarinen’s…

Dry Creek Pool House by Ro Rockett Design

Program: Pool House and Landscape Location: Geyserville, California, USA Size: 300 sf Architects: Ro Rockett Design Team: Zac Rockett, Jason Ro, Matt Granelli General Contractor: JMH John Hallengren Structural Engineer: Bill Lynch Berkeley Structural Design Civil Engineer: Kelder Engineering Photography: © Adam Rouse Anchored by an inventive reuse of local materials on a constrained lot in a beautiful Sonoma County landscape, this project started…

Ranch house renovation in Ojai, California by Bestor Architecture

Location: Ojai, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: © Laure Joliet All images courtesy of Bestor Architecture   Bestor Architecture Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal,…

Toro Canyon House by Bestor Architecture

Location: Santa Barbara County, California, US Year: 2012 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: Laure Joliet, John Ellis There is a dramatic and winding approach up through the landscape that keeps the compound hidden until the last moment. The site strategy is one of slow revelation and discovery of the house and- ultimately- the view. The road, which…

Pacific Heights Residence by Jensen Architects

Location: San Francisco, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Jensen Architects Project Leads: Mark Jensen, Frank Merritt, Kimberly Cinco, Audrey Harris Project Team: Ryan Golenberg, Keri Goodlad, Ricardo Gonzalez, Hanya Chen Landscape: Terra Ferma Landscapes Lighting: Johanna Grawunder Photography: © Joe Fletcher A tight lot in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood seems an unlikely setting for a home replete with gardens. Rather than a conventional yard, Jensen…