Combined Properties, Inc. + Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. + Ehrlich Architects Team Wins Culver City’s 9300 Culver Boulevard (Parcel B) Redevelopment Project

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With a unanimous vote by the City Council on December 5, the Combined Properties, Inc./Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc./Ehrlich Architects team was awarded the 9300 Culver Boulevard (Parcel B) Development Project in , California. More images and complete press release after the break.

Updated Plans released for Foster + Partner’s new Apple Campus in Cupertino

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Apple has released updated plans revealing an ambitions solar installation for their proposed campus in Cupertino. Announced back in June, the campus will include an office, research and development building, research facilities, corporate auditorium, fitness center, a central plant and associated parking. Foster + Partners will collaborate with ARUP North America and local civil engineering firm Kier & Wright for the completion of the project.

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Westside Road Private Residence / Dowling Studios

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Architects: Dowling Studios
Location: , California,
Project Area: 2240 sqf
Photographs: Matthew Millman

The Infrastructural Monument Installation / Anna Neimark

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Woodbury School of Architecture and the Woodbury Hollywood Gallery (WUHO) are pleased to announce the opening of The Infrastructural Monument by Anna Neimark. The opening is on Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m. and runs until December 18th. Anna Neimark’s installation, constructed out of fifty-four three-foot cubes of EPS white foam, re-imagines a piece of infrastructure as a monument of a complex history when a canal from Moscow to St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad) was built during the second Five Year Plan, under Josef Stalin. More information on the installation after the break.

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine / Fentress Architects

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Architects: Fentress Architects
Location: , , USA
Associate Architect: Davis Davis Architects
Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Lanscape Architect: Civitas, Inc.
Project Team: Curtis Fentress, Jeff Olson, Robin Ault, Al Roberts, Sharlene Bhyun, Jesse Dzierzanowski
Photographs: Jason A. Knowles

The Core Project: A Study to Vitalize the City of Sebastopol Competiton

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The City of , , together with the Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a group of local business sponsors, is hosting an international design competition to generate innovative ideas for renewing the city center. The overarching intent is to explore how the physical presence of the city can become a more economically thriving and aesthetically vibrant place reflective of the natural beauty of the region, and the character of the community. Submissions, which are due February 3rd, will explore the ways a small, northern city can transition from its agricultural past to a lively and sustainable future. For more information, please visit the competition website here.

SFMOMA’s expansion / Snøhetta

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SFMOMA reveals the design for the museums new expansion, designed by the Norway-based architecture firm Snøhetta. The expansion transforms the current Mario Botta-designed building into a scale that “meets the museum’s mission.” Increased public circulation, flexible gallery space and intuitive navigation are a few of the projects main goals.

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Video: Netscape: 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion

As the students finalize their thesis projects each September, they join the faculty in an annual ritual of constructing a temporary pavilion that will host that year’s graduation ceremony. Produced by Them Too Productions, this video documents the development and fabrication of Netscape, the 2011 SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion by Oyler Wu Collaborative and the students of SCI-Arc. View ArchDaily’s detailed coverage of the 2011 pavilion HERE.

Maximiliano Restaurant / FreelandBuck

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Architects: FreelandBuck
Location: , California, USA
Client: Andre, Fred, and Max Guerrero
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 2,200 sqf
Photographs: Nils Timms

Stone on Stone: SAH/SCC Lecture and Book Signing

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The Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter will be presenting architect Hicks Stone, son of Edward Durell Stone, and author of the new book Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect (Rizzoli, October 2011). The free lecture and slide presentation is hosted by SAH/SCC Life Member Edward Cella at Edward Cella Art + Architecture in on December 10th from 4-6pm. More information on the event after the break.

Video: Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream / Zago Architecture

Andrew Zago presents Zago Architecture’s transformation of Rialto, “defaulted” subdivisions, suggesting a new species of urbanism that grows from the existing American suburb. Zago Architecture is one of five interdisciplinary teams participating in “MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream.” Each team is challenged to re-imagine struggling American cities and , seeing the current economic crisis as an opportunity to evolve.

The video is provided by The Museum of Modern Art and was filmed by J6 Media Works.

FIDM San Diego Campus / Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Architect: Clive Wilkinson Architects
Location: San Diego, , USA
Client: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Project Area: 31,000 sqf
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Airbnb San Francisco Headquarters / Garcia Tamjidi


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Architect: Garcia Tamjidi (Michael Garcia and Farid Tamjidi)
Location: , , USA
Client: Airbnb Inc.
Photographs: Courtesy of Airbnb

Pacific Palisades Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture

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Architect: Warren Techentin Architecture
Location: , , USA
Landscape Architect: David Fletcher
Interior Design: Tim Clarke
Photographs: Eric Staudenmaier

Exploratorium Relocation to Piers 15 & 17 / GLS Landscape | Architecture with EHDD

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The Exploratorium is an interactive science museum that is moving from its current home of 40 years near the park-like Presidio to a prominent waterfront site in downtown . The project involves the renovation of two decrepit piers, and the removal of a large parking lot/loading dock on pilings to provide net zero energy buildings (LEED Gold) and 2 acres of newly accessible public open space to accommodate large scale outdoor exhibits.

Montrose Duplex / Warren Techentin Architecture

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Architect: Warren Techentin Architecture
Location: , California,
Photographs: Nicholas Alan Cope

Video: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn

This short film by Pablo Casals-Aguirre captures the formal perfection and daily life within ’s architectural masterpiece, the Salk Institute. Kahn was commissioned in 1959 to design the inspiring facility for scientific research. The iconic facility became a designated Historical Landmark in 1991 and continues to attract daily admirers from all corners of the earth.

Review detailed information, images and drawings at AD Classics: Salk Institute / Louis Kahn.

Zaha Hadid is Coming to San Diego

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Planning Commission has approved Zaha Hadid’s La Jolla Residence. Along with the San Diego firm Public, Hadid will demolish an existing house on a half-acre site at 8490 Whale Watch Way, replacing it with a 12,700 square foot home comprised of four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and an indoor pool. The firm has described the home as an “introverted sculptural structure.”

The La Jolla Community Planning Association responded to unsupportive neighbors by appealing the owners’ application for a Coastal Development permit. Residents were concerned by the radical appearance in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood homes. Association member Dale Naegle stated, “If we approve this we might as well abandon our La Jolla Shores Planned District Ordinance…It is a beautiful house, but it doesn’t fit.”

The project still risks being appealed again by the La Jolla Community Planning Association. If that were to occur, the project would then be in the hands of the much more challenging city council.

Reference: The Architect’s Newspaper