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Long Beach

The Rainbow Bridge / SPF: architects

14:00 - 6 March, 2018
The Rainbow Bridge / SPF: architects, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Long Beach, CA, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA,  Siddhartha Majumdar, AIA, Judit Fekete, Adam Sauer, AIA. Ileana Acevedo, Michael Lindell
  • Area

    10800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern

10:30 - 16 August, 2016
Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern

In January 2017, the University Art Museum will open the exhibition Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. Long Beach retailer, Frank Bros. Furniture was the primary U.S. source for the most coveted mid-century design at the height of the modernist era, furnishing nearly half of the Case Study Houses for Arts & Architecture Magazine. The store emphasized the principles of aesthetics and functionality in furniture design, and blurred the boundaries between art, design, and commerce with their exhibitions, innovative graphic design, marketing, and public relations.

Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

14:25 - 25 July, 2016
Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour

This fall, the University Art Museum will present the Long Beach Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, on October 15, 2016, to benefit the 2017 exhibition, Frank Bros.: The Store That Modernized Modern. This tour (10:30am – 5pm) will highlight the modern architecture of Hugh Davies, Edward Killingsworth, Cliff May, George Montierth, Richard Neutra, and Raphael Soriano with nine stops throughout Long Beach! 

Aquarium of the Pacific Reveals New Design for Major Expansion

12:00 - 25 March, 2016
Aquarium of the Pacific Reveals New Design for Major Expansion, Courtesy of EHDD
Courtesy of EHDD

San Francisco-based architecture firm, EHDD, has just unveiled their design for Pacific Visions, a 29,000 square foot, two-story expansion for one of the nation’s largest aquariums, the Aquarium of the Pacific. Pacific Visions' facilities will integrate the arts and research sciences which will allow visitors to understand the world’s oceans. The expansion is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.

(RE) Configured-Ecologies: Recycled Shipping Container Structures to Revive Long Beach

15:00 - 17 August, 2011
Courtesy of  WE-designs and XP& Architecture
Courtesy of WE-designs and XP& Architecture

The city of Long Beach, California recently asked firms WE-designs and XP& Architecture to design a landmark project to revitalize its downtown area using a low budget. The initial ideas are represented here as a series of re-configured old shipping containers, truncated and placed upright.  The futuristic cluster of low rise buildings, called (RE) Configured-Ecologies, may eventually become multi-use space with an open playground feel.  It will comprise of an education center, a café, retail space and 13 work/live loft spaces as well as an open roof terrace.  Through proposing three types of innovatively reconstructed modular shipping containers, the overall construct leads to open courtyards, interlocking units, and playfully generated programs that introduce a new innovative topological creation that regenerates and reconnects the community.

More images after the break!

New City Farm / Studio One Eleven

21:00 - 1 July, 2010

© Studio One Eleven
© Studio One Eleven

Our friends from Studio One Eleven have just broken ground on Long Beach’s newest urban farm.  The design is an extension of the New City School, a charter campus within the Long Beach Unified School District, that will teach children important lessons about the environment and nutrition.”The need to grow locally, provide affordable organic foods, and reconnect people to the land is an issue we are very passionate about at Studio One Eleven. All of our projects…represent our interest in improving the natural and built environment while creating a better community,” explained Michael Bohn, principal of the firm.

More images and more about the urban farm after the break.