UMAMI Burger Prototype / Kanner Architects


Kanner Architects is collaborating with UMAMI Group, creating a concept restaurant called UMAMI KO (U-ko). The modular burger shack is meant to inhabit urban settings worldwide, creating a comfortable indoor/outdoor experience within an environmentally sensitive structure.

Architects: Kanner Architects
Client: Umami Group
Project Area: 2,240 sqf

Sunset Vine Tower / Kanner Architects

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Neighbor to the Hollywood landmark Cinerama Dome, Sunset Vine Tower is a conversion of a 22-story office building into a 63-unit apartment building. This adaptive reuse project stands atop street-level retail. As the tallest building in Hollywood, Sunset Vine Tower’s Modernist design creates a dynamic exclamation point in the mostly traditional fabric of the Hollywood residential renaissance.

Architect: Kanner Architects
Location: Los Angeles, , USA
Project Area: 110,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Nicolas O.S. Marques

In Progress: Ocean Front Mixed-Use / Kanner Architects


These two 3-story mixed-use buildings, side-by-side reflecting each other, sit on a narrow thirty-foot lot along Ocean Front walk on world famous . This culturally diverse urban community is a busy commercial pedestrian area, popular with tourists and locals alike.

Architect: Kanner Architects
Location: Venice Beach, , USA
Project Area: 13,000 sqf

Lafayette Park Recreation Center / Kanner Architects

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The Lafayette Park Recreation Center is the first completed LEED-certified building for The City of Los Angeles.  The project is a 15,000 sqf addition to, and remodel of an existing 1963 community center, resulting in an L-shaped plan.  The design challenge was to deliver an inexpensive public building that would be low- to no- maintenance, functional and attractive.

Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Los Angeles, , USA
Client: The City of Los Angeles
Photographs: Nicolas O.S. Marques

Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles

The Architecture City Guide series heads to the West Coast this week.   area is huge and it was nearly impossible to narrow down 12 buildings for this weeks list.  Here’s what we suggest visiting if you are in LA, but we want to know what additional buildings you think we should add to our list!  Visit the comment section and provide your can’t miss buildings in LA.

The Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles list and corresponding map after the break!

Nashville House / Kanner Architects

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Responding to the client’s desire for a home that would stand out from its site as a sculpture in the landscape, House provides an opportunity to design a modern home in a city with a history of traditional architecture.  Follow the break for more photographs of this house by Kanner Architects.

Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Nashville, Tennessee,
Lead Architect: Stephen Kanner
Project Designer: David Ellien
Project Architect: Alex Dunn
Project Manager: John Mebasser
Contractor: Bill Saunders Inc
Structural Engineer: Ruth Alwes
Civil/Grading Engineer: Littlejohn Engineering Associates
Glazing Contractor: Dale Incorporated
Client: Breezy Salmon
Project Area: 557 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Nicolas O.S. Marques

A+D Museum presents Stephen H. Kanner FAIA: A Retrospective 1955-2010

FAIA (1955-2010)

The Architecture and Design Museum, and Kanner Architects (see their projects here) present a retrospective and official public memorial service for Stephen Kanner, FAIA, on November 4, 2010, from 7-10 pm. The show continues until Jan 16, 2011.

With his passing on July 2, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, the Los Angeles architectural and design community loses one of its most prominent advocates. A thirdgeneration architect and principal of Kanner Architects, Stephen was a native Angelino known for his reinterpretation of Southern Californian modernism and for his unique imprint on LA’s urban landscape.

His contributions to the Los Angeles built environment reach from Santa Monica to East Los Angeles, as his firm completed more than 150 projects throughout the city. In addition, Kanner earned national and international stature with residential projects across the US and, most notably, PUMA retail stores worldwide.

Full press release after the break.

Performance Capture Studio / Kanner Architects & Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

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Architects: Kanner Architects & Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects
Location: Bay Area, ,
Kanner Architects Team: Stephen Kanner (FAIA, Principal), Damian LeMons (Project Director), Mel de Leon, John Hixson, Adriana Molina
Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects Team: Lorcan O’Herlihy (FAIA, Principal), Donnie Schmidt (Project Director), Sabrina Schmidt-Wetekam, Alex Morassut, Claudia Lugo, Monica Ream
Project Area: 120,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Frank Oudeman, Nicolas O.S. Marques, Donnie Schmidt

United Oil Gasoline Station / Kanner Architect


Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Los Angeles, ,
Architect in Charge: Stephen H. Kanner
Project team: Damian Lemons, Nicolas O.S. Marques, Jay Fukuzawa, Clare Olsen, John Mebasser, Claudia Wiehen, Lincoln Tobier, Stephane Corbel
Client: United Oil
Project Area: 630.8 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: John Linden & Nicolas O.S. Marques

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The Hollywood / Kanner Architects


Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: , CA,
Project Architect: Stephen H. Kanner
Project team: Jay Fukuzawa, Greg Larusso
Client: Metro Modern Developers
Structural Engineers: Nabih Youseff
Contractor: HyMax Construction
Project Area: 13,935 sqm
Project year: 2005-2008
Photographs: John Edward Linden

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Oakland House / Kanner Architects

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Architects: Kanner Architects
Location: Oakland, , USA
Client: Craig and Terri Rubenstein
Project Area: 394 sqm
Budget: $2.5 million
Project year: 2007
Photographs: Tim Griffith

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