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P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Transforms Warehouse into Dynamic Medical Facility

07:00 - 9 February, 2018
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Transforms Warehouse into Dynamic Medical Facility, Courtesy of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Courtesy of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

An adaptive reuse project by P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is currently under construction in North Hollywood, California. The project transforms an existing warehouse into a dynamic medical campus with Urgent Care, Elderly Daycare, Surgical Centre, Physical Therapy, Imaging Centre, Medical offices, café and a small shop.

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AIA LA Showcases Award Winners After Surge of Submissions

06:00 - 10 November, 2017
AIA LA Showcases Award Winners After Surge of Submissions, Next LA - Honor: West Hollywood Belltower / Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. courtesy of AIA LA
Next LA - Honor: West Hollywood Belltower / Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. courtesy of AIA LA

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) just announced the winners of their 2017 Design Awards honoring Los Angeles based architects and architecture. The ceremony took place Monday, October 30th, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, recognizing each of the winners.

Design - Citation: Saddle Peak Residence / Sant Architects © Joe Fletcher Design - Merit: Road to Awe (RtA) / Dan Brunn Architecture © Brandon Shigeta Next LA - Citation: Twin Villa / Patrick TIGHE Architecture & John V Mutlow Architects © Patrick Tighe Architecture Design - Citation: Desert Palisades Guardhouse / Studio AR&D Architects © Lance Gerber + 36

SCI-Arc’s Close-up Exhibit Explores the Potential of Digital Technologies on Architectural Detail

12:00 - 14 May, 2016
SCI-Arc’s Close-up Exhibit Explores the Potential of Digital Technologies on Architectural Detail, SCI-Arc's "Close-up" Exhibtion Explores Architectural Detail in an age of digital manufacturing and design. Image © Joshua White
SCI-Arc's "Close-up" Exhibtion Explores Architectural Detail in an age of digital manufacturing and design. Image © Joshua White

SCI-Arc’s “Close-up” exhibition is currently on display at the SCI-Arc gallery, featuring architectural details designed with the use of digital technology by top architects in the field. The exhibit, curated by Hernan Diaz Alonso and David Ruy, seeks to explore the impact of new computational tools not only on large-scale building analysis, but also on the “traditions of tectonic expression” associated with architectural detail.

“Out of the many critical shifts that the discipline has gone through in the last 25 years with the explosion of new technologies and digital means of production, the notion of the construction detail has been largely overlooked,” Diaz Alonso said. “This show attempts to shed light on the subject of tectonic details by employing a fluid and dynamic movement of zooming in and zooming out in the totality of the design.”

The 16 exhibitors include architecture firms like Morphosis, Gehry Partners and UN Studio – see preview images of them all after the break.

By UN Studio. Image © Joshua White By Gehry Partners. Image © Joshua White By P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. Image © Joshua White By Tom Wiscombe Architecture. Image © Joshua White + 37

Jujuy Redux / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S + Maxi Spina Architects

01:00 - 7 March, 2014
Jujuy Redux / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S + Maxi Spina Architects, © Gustavo Frittegotto
© Gustavo Frittegotto

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P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S' Latest Expressive, Experimental Pavilion: Textile Room

00:00 - 16 August, 2013
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S' Latest Expressive, Experimental Pavilion: Textile Room

This article originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine's Point of View Blog as "Working at the Crystalline Level."

Los Angeles-based P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S is among the most intriguing and progressive firms working in architecture today. They seem relentless in pushing boundaries in areas like ultra-light-weight high-tech materials and immersive media. They are also very thoughtful and patient in the way they approach design.

This is good because what they are engaged in and the way they work takes time. By collaborating with engineers and innovators in different industries they are slowly changing the way architecture is carried out and conceived on material and ontological levels. They don’t do spec homes, they do what’s new, and sometimes try to do what hasn’t been done yet.

Founder and co-principal Marcelo Spina and co-principal Georgina Huljich both teach, he at SCI-ARC and she at UCLA, where they pursue research interests with students and then reflect that back into their small but energetic practice tucked away in one of Los Angeles’ rustic urban edges, Atwater Village.

One thing to recently emerge from this office is the experimental carbon fiber pavilion they call Textile Room.

Bettery Magazine Q&A: Is Neighborhood Planning the New City Planning? A Conversation Between Peter Eisenman and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

00:00 - 29 April, 2013
Bettery Magazine: Q&A Series. Is neighborhood planning the new city planning? Peter Eisenman asks P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Bettery Magazine: Q&A Series. Is neighborhood planning the new city planning? Peter Eisenman asks P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

As part of its Question and Answer Series, Bettery Magazine, joined Peter Eisenman and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S to discuss the development of cities on an urban scale and the recent diversion of this development into the small scale of individual neighborhoods. What follows is a discussion that essentially describes the urban condition as a constant dialogue between scale and function.

There is an unstoppable element of spontaneous development that is a result of the city's imposing forces as the scale of the individual and the immediate community. Running concurrently with these developments are municipalities' own agendas that may start off as heavy-handed, but eventually become molded by the will of affected neighborhoods. This dynamic nature of cities and their functionality is what makes their nature unique and in constant flux. In response to Eisenman's question: "Is neighborhood planning the new city planning?", P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S addresses the balance of these two scales of development and discusses the four morphological states that city development could take.

Join us after the break for more.

4 Architects Among Recipients of $50,000 USA Fellowships

00:00 - 7 December, 2012

Although the amount may be nowhere near a MacArthur "genius grant," the $50,000 Prizes awarded by United States Artists are given on the same, awesome premise: no strings attached.

This year's 50 recipients included visual artists, dancers, musicians - and 4 architect/designers. Check out the lucky 4, after the break...

Prism Contemporary Art Gallery / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

00:00 - 29 November, 2010
Prism Contemporary Art Gallery / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, © Joshua White Photography
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA
  • Executive Architect

    Kluger Architects, Chuck Kluger, Principal in Charge
  • Project Team

    Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, Principals in charge; Courtenay Bauer, Project Architect; Marcus Friesl, Project Manager; James Vincent, Matt Majack, Daniel Wolfe and Alex Webb, Project Designers
  • Fabrication And Material Development

    3Form Ruben Suare, Bryan Harris
  • Area

    700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

00:00 - 23 November, 2010
FyF Residence / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Courtesy of  p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosario, Argentina
  • Project Team

    Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich
  • Client

    Florencia and Fernando Garcia
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Zhixin Hybrid Office Building / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S

00:00 - 31 October, 2010
Zhixin Hybrid Office Building / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Courtesy of  p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chengdu, China
  • Firm Principal/Partner In Charge

    Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich
  • Project Designers

    Rick Michod and J. Travis Russet
  • Concept

    Fluid Core Yard
  • Project Manager

    Courtenay Bauer
  • Project Assistant

    Jeeyea Kim
  • Client

    Chengdu Qingyang Suburb Construction & Development Co.
  • Project Year

    2010