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Lorcan O’Herlihy completes a family residence in Malibu

December 2, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

California architect Lorcan O’Herlihy, founder of the studio LOHA, has transformed a neglected 1990s house in southern California into a family residence with framed views of mountainous terrain. Nestled amongst a cluster of trees on a Malibu hillside, the Highgrove House was purchased by O’Herlihy and his wife, Cornelia, in 2010. At the time, the

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Casa Santos is an an “exploration of the possibilities of concrete” in Mexico

November 28, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architects Maria Gomez, Giovanni Ocampo and Héctor Coss have completed a low-lying, three-house retreat in western Mexico that explores the ability of concrete to work in “aesthetic harmony with the desert”. The project, Casa Santos, is located in Todos Santos, a coastal town on the Baja Peninsula. The retreat – which is rented out when

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Wildfire threat informs design of Waterfall Residence in California by AGD

November 21, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture studio AGD has created a hillside home in California for two industrial designers that incorporates fireproofing strategies such as fibre-cement siding and a metal structural system. The 2,330-square-foot (216-square-metre) home consists of a main residence and a separate garage and studio building. The Waterfall Residence is located on a hillside property studded with mature

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Brett Farrow creates “chiseled” houses for Laguna Row development in California

November 16, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Cedar cladding and distinctive windows feature on the exterior of tall rowhouses that were designed, developed and constructed by California architect Brett Farrow. Located in Carlsbad, a beach town north of San Diego, the Laguna Row Development sits between an ecological reserve and urban amenities such as shops and eateries. Brett Farrow Architect – based

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Brett Farrow creates “chiseled” houses for Laguna Row development in California

November 16, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Cedar cladding and distinctive windows feature on the exterior of tall rowhouses that were designed, developed and constructed by California architect Brett Farrow. Located in Carlsbad, a beach town north of San Diego, the Laguna Row Development sits between an ecological reserve and urban amenities such as shops and eateries. Brett Farrow Architect – based

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Edmonds International creates V-shaped home on a Vancouver hillside

November 8, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture studio Edmonds International has designed a house called Reflections Villa in Vancouver that consists of two glazed wings and a central pond that form a “peaceful city sanctuary”. Designed for a family of six, the house sits on a forested hillside in West Vancouver – a municipality outside of Vancouver proper – with views

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Sarah Jefferys creates Passive House in Brooklyn with dramatic cedar screen

October 27, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

American studio Sarah Jefferys Architecture has renovated a slender townhouse in Brooklyn with airy interiors and a cedar screen on the facade to meet Passive House standards. Located in the Park Slope neighbourhood, the Passive House project involved the overhaul of a brick-faced, three-storey townhouse built in the early 1900s. New York-based Sarah Jefferys Architecture +

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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson creates California winery with “humble yet refined atmosphere”

October 20, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson used engineered timber and a cantilevered roof for Caymus-Suisun Winery to create a contemporary winery with a “new architectural language for the region”. For a 29-acre (11.7-hectare) site, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – which has six offices in the US, including one in San Francisco – was charged with creating two buildings: a welcome/retail

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Quarry House in California receives extensive renovation by AB Design Studio

October 14, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

Architecture firm AB Design Studio has remodelled and expanded a 1950s home that sits on a boulder-studded property in California. Santa Barbara’s AB Design Studio was tasked with remodelling and enlarging a 1954 house that was in disrepair, including a subpar foundation made of stone rubble. House of Honey, a studio in the LA area,

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Find Sanctuary to launch California glamping site geared toward remote work

October 7, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0

A Los Angeles entrepreneur is launching a glamping site in California that aims to attract urban professionals who want to commune with nature. Find Sanctuary was founded last year by entrepreneur Charlie Hammond, who has worked at various startups and is a proponent of getting outdoors to help alleviate mental health issues. Hammond decided to

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