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The house on the cusp of a fold in the Hollywood Hills identifies the differential complexity of the steep hillside as its functional and formal generator. The stark, rigid appearance enters a dialogue with the landscape, defining itself as a real object through the process of alienating its context.
Project name
MU77
Architecture firm
Arshia Architects, Ltd
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Photography
Paul Vu
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos: Placed on top of historic Hollywood Hills, the ones which draw Los Angeles profile where part of Case Study Houses program was built. The project lays on the ground, adapting to its hard slope and conditions, carrying out a change of direction at house level in order to frame the horizon of the city till the ocean.
Project name
House in Hollywood Hills
Architecture firm
Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
Patrick Ng Studio: The project is envisioned to be a residential industrial loft built in downtown Los Angeles. The central concept is loosely based on lunar/moon themes, which explains the use of arches and astronomical design cues.
Project name
Moonraker - Industrial Loft
Architecture firm
Patrick Ng Studio
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
Tools used
Autodesk 3ds Max, V-ray Next, Adobe Photoshop CC
Didgah Design Architecture Studio: In architecture, it is the boundaries that create the space. Most boundaries separate architecture from nature, as if architecture and nature are separate parts.
Project name
Nature room
Architecture firm
Didgah Design Architecture Studio
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
Tools used
Autodesk Revit, Lumion 10, Adobe Photoshop
In designing the LA home of a movie director known for his powerfully explosive, high impact cinematic experiences, Oppenheim Architecture partnered with the director's hydraulics team (who make his sets fly) to create a large pivoting window wall on the pool cabana. Twenty-five thousand pounds of counterweight enable the window wall's natural stas...
Project name
L.A. Villa
Architecture firm
Oppenheim Architecture
Location
Los Angeles, California
Tools used
ArchiCAD, Adobe Photoshop