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Esparza House / YUSO

Houses  · 
San Rafael, Costa Rica
  • Architects: YUSO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 125.0 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

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A Virtual Look Into Beverley David Thorne's Case Study House #26

The biggest surprise in this Archilogic model is the spectrum of color. Anyone who has visited the Case Study House 26 in San Rafael, California during the last 40 years would be familiar with the building’s classic all-white steel frame look, but the architect, Beverley David Thorne, had originally picked a very different color scheme: “Dull Gold” for the steel, saffron and other more vivid colors for the interiors. “The choice of exterior colors,” wrote Thorne in Arts & Architecture magazine, “was dictated by the climate and the character of the surrounding landscape.” This Archilogic model recreates the original 1963 conditions, down to the bedroom wall and tile colors.

Shoup Residence / building Lab

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Renovation  · 
San Rafael, United States
  • Architects: building Lab
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 145.9 ft2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

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AD Classics: Marin Civic Center / Frank Lloyd Wright

The Marin County Civic Center was Frank Lloyd Wright's last commission and largest public project, including several civic functions that would serve Marin County and San Francisco, which after the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge became closer than ever. Wright was selected for the project in 1957, winning a vote out of hope he would be able to best represent a democratic government open to the people through the Civic Center.

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