The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts / Studio Pali Fekete architects

© John Edward Linden Photography

Architects: Studio Pali Fekete architects
Location: 9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210,
Area: 60000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Edward Linden Photography

Yojisan / Dan Brunn Architecture

© Taiyo Watanabe

Architect: Dan Brunn Architecture
Location: Beverly Hills, California
General Contractor: Ken Nishio of Tokyo Construction, Inc.
Graphics / Logo: Julie Priceman of 6 Degrees LA
Audio Video: Jon Komen of Swayd Systems
Exterior Sign: Ruben Cielak of Tako Tyko
Chairs: Crassevig Srl
Custom table fabrication: Global Source Industries, Inc.
Bathroom tile: Iris Ceramica
Bathroom plumbing: Duravit & Toto
Counters: CaesarStone

De Beers LA / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners

© Simone Barberis

Architects: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Location: ,
Client: De Beers
Year: 2005
Area: 350 sqm
Purpose: Jewellery Store
Photographs: Simone Barberis

331 Foothill Road Office Building / Ehrlich Architects

© RMA Architectural Photographers

Architect: Ehrlich Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Client: City of Beverly Hills
Contractor: Bayley Construction
Structural Engineer: John A. Martin & Associates Inc.
MEP Engineer: IBE Consulting Engineer
Civil Engineer: KPFF
Landscape Design: LRM Inc.
Acoustic Consultant: Schaffer Acoustics Inc.
Lighting Consultant: HLB Lighting Design
Cost Estimation: C.P. O’Halloran Associates
Specifications: CSI Specifications
Photography: RMA Architectural Photographers

   

Neutra House Temporarily Spared by Community Action

The Kronish House in Beverly Hills, . From Mark Angeles via Unlimited Style

A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.

Joan Didion

Community pressure has swayed the owners of ‘s Kronish House to postpone plans for demolition, and has also prompted the city of Beverly Hills to draft legislation to preserve its architectural history. The house been spared until at least October 10 in order to give community activists time to devise a plan for its restoration. In a related, ground-breaking action the Beverly Hills City Council has asked the city’s Planning Commission to enact a first-ever historic-preservation ordinance.

AD Classics: Schwimmer House / John Lautner

© Patricia Parinejad

One of the more inspirational and influential architects of the twentieth century, was revered in the world of architecture and design throughout his sixty-year-long career. Architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry give a substantial amount of credit to Lautner, who influenced their designs and minds as architects. As is obvious in his architecture and especially in the , Lautner valued attention to space, materiality and relationship with the natural environment.

More on John Lautner and the Schwimmer House after the break.

Wallis Annenberg center for the Performing Arts / SPF:a

March 11 marked the groundbreaking celebration at the historic Beverly Hills Post Office for the new Wallis Annenberg center for the Performing Arts, designed by Studio Pali Fekete architects (). The historic building will be restored and adapted, and the spaces that were once used for mail sorting and postage purchases will be redesigned to become a theater school, a flexible studio theater, sculpture garden, café, gift shop and more. Complimenting the historic building will be the 500-seat contemporary Goldsmith Theater.

More images, a video, and architect’s description after the break.