Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Glimpse at the WAF 2014 Shortlist :: Completed Buildings - Cultural

Akiha Ward Cultural Center :: Chiaki Arai Urban and Architecture Design :: Niigata City, Japan
























The World Architecture Festival 2014 - the world's largest architectural awards festival - taking place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore Oct. 1-3 has just released a shortlist, featuring more than 300 projects from over 40 different countries. In a series looking at some of the selected projects from across the 30 individual award categories, we start with Completed Buildings - Cultural.

Opera Florence :: ABDR Architetti Associati :: Florence, Italy

Garangula Gallery :: Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects ::  Harden, NSW Australia

Bombay Arts Society :: Sanjay Puri :: Mumbai, India

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Robert Smith Residence :: Eugene Weston & Douglas Byles, Architects






















Prolific Architect Eugene Weston teamed with Douglas Byles to create this iconic Mid-Century post and beam. Featured in the May 1950 edition of Arts & Architecture, and known as the Robert Smith Residence, this quintessential California home features three bedrooms, and three bathrooms in a sprawling open floor plan that seamlessly transitions from interior to exterior space. The focal point of the home is the pristine saline pool and spa visible from nearly every room. Updated with only the finest materials, including marble, glass tiles, and solid maple wood floors. This is truly a modernist dream with the privacy and serenity of Pasadena living.

320 San Miguel Road, Pasadena
for sale - $1,698,000
contact us to request a showing ::626.683.0777



Friday, July 11, 2014

AIA|LA's Breakfast with the Architect Tour :: Koning Eizenberg's "The Sobieski House"

This Sunday from 11am to 1pm, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Insititute of Architects is offering their second "Breakfast with the Architect" tour, with Koning & Julie Eizenberg, AIA and Hank Koning, FAIA, at the famed Sobieski House in South Pasadena.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Black Desert House :: Marc Atlan Design with Oller & Pejic, Architects

Beyond shelter, Black Desert House is an artistic counter-point to a landscape born of fire, 
and sculpted over the last 100 million years. Conceived to read as a shadow cast within great 
piles of monzogranite boulders, the residence offers the quintessential desert experience: 
immersion into the timelessness of the vast desert panorama. By day the residence protects 
like a cave; at night it dissolves in the surrounding array of stars. Informed by the modernist 
aesthetic, the geometry of the structure minimizes distractions, while curtain glass walls 
eliminate indoor-outdoor distinctions. The public spaces open to the sheltered entry courtyard,
broad view terraces, and the private swimming pool.

Sited at a cooler elevation of over 4000 feet on 2.5 acres, the gated residence includes open
plan living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a 2 car carport.

Yucca Valley, California
for sale - $975,000
contact us to request a showing :: 310.275.1000












Presented by Stephen Skuris :: Crosby Doe


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

The Hollywood Bowl July 4th Fireworks Spectacular



















With the 4th of July weekend upon us, we look at some of the regions best secret - and not-so-secret - spots from which to observe and celebrate America's independence. 

Queen Mary All-American Fourth of July

The Long Beach Kids’ Bike Parade

Monday, June 30, 2014

1925 Oak Knoll English :: Witmer & Watson, Architects



This stately English brick home built in 1925 by Architects Witmer & Watson is sited beautifully on a large lot in the Oak Knoll area of Pasadena. The vaulted entry hall leads to all the areas of the home. A large living room with stone fireplace that opens on both sides to the landscaped yard, library with brick fireplace, three bedroom en-suites on the main floor, formal dining room with view of the romantic outdoor dining patio, large cook’s kitchen with Wolf range and architectural staircase leading to a fourth bedroom suite. The yard has an English garden feel, with mature fruit trees, raised beds, oak trees, arbors and room to expand. Currently being used as an artist studio, the garage is flooded with light from a glass garage door. Original details and recent upgrades marry the past and present together to make this gated, private estate feel like an oasis.

840 Fairfield Circle, Pasadena
for sale - $2,198,000
contact us to request a showing :: 626.683.0777

Presented by Jennifer Parker-Stanton :: deasy/penner&partners


Friday, June 27, 2014

My Pool As Art




In celebration of the beginning of summer, we take a look at some inspiring takes on the classic swimming hole.


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