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Frank Gehry's Long-Delayed Ocean Avenue Project in Santa Monica Finally Gets City Council Approval

After nine years of design changes and updates, Frank Gehry's Ocean Avenue project has finally been given the approval by the Santa Monica City Council. Initially proposed in 2013, the mixed-use development was originally conceived as as 22-story hotel and residential tower, but was shortened to 12 stories in 2018 to meet restrictions imposed by the city’s Downtown Community Plan. Construction is expected to begin shortly after receiving the complete building permits, with an official opening date set within the next three years.

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Santa Monica Greenhouse / Part Office + Cactus Store

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Santa Monica, United States
  • Architects: Part Office
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1070 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Professionals : Racing Green

The Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design / Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Goodies Santa Monica Store / Sheft Farrace

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  • Architects: Sheft Farrace
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Benjamin Moore, DMF Lighting, Forbes & Lomax, Moon Valley Nurseries
  • Professionals : Perspective Creations

Wang House / Saez Pedraja + CALMA

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Santa Monica, United States
  • Architects: CALMA, Saez Pedraja
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  1600 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  ALLWEATHER, Knoll International, Muuto, Panaget

Big And Tiny / Zooco Estudio

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  • Architects: Zooco Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2109 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Ferm Living, Normann Copenhagen

HGA Unveils John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica

Architecture, engineering, and planning firm HGA has unveiled the design for the John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica, California. The project is made to be a dynamic arts environment and incubator for students to explore and develop their artistic voices. As a gateway to the campus, the project will establish a strong visual identity for the school while engaging Santa Monica College and the city.

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Santa Monica High School Discovery Project Designed with Open Building Principles

HED and Moore Ruble Yudell's new Santa Monica High School Discovery Building is currently under construction. Working with contractor McCarthy, the project is designed to embrace Open Building principles for a better K12 education experience. Made to prepare students for a dynamic future amongst social, cultural and pedagogical change, the 1,200-student facility supports different modes of learning for Santa Monica High School - locally known as Samohi.

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Grimshaw Unveils Initial Concepts of Santa Monica College Arts Complex in California

Grimshaw has just revealed initial concepts of the new 21,000 square-foot arts complex for Santa Monica College (SMC) in Santa Monica, California. Scheduled for completion in 2024, the building is planned as a “factory of creativity”, replacing an existing surface car park and serving as a new western gateway for the college.

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Ramar Residence and Studio / Saez Pedraja

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  • Architects: Saez Pedraja
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  2380 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  C.R. Laurence, Fleetwood, Jacobo Paredes Steel, Taylor Metal, Trimble

Grimshaw and Little to Design New Arts Complex for Santa Monica College

Grimshaw and Little Diversified Architectural Consulting (Little) have been selected to design a new Arts Complex for Santa Monica College (SMC) in California. Aiming to create an iconic landmark building along Pico Boulevard, the complex will be made to celebrate the college's Art Department as part of the broader Santa Monica community.

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Julie Eizenberg and Hank Koning Win 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal

The Australian Institute of Architects have awarded the 2019 Gold Medal to Santa Monica-based Australian expatriates Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. As the Institute’s highest honour, the Gold Medal was awarded to acknowledge the firm's commitment to affordable housing, education and civic projects, and to tirelessly fighting to improve the situation of underprivileged communities.

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See-Through House / Koning Eizenberg Architecture

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Santa Monica, United States
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Benjamin Moore, Grohe, Miele, Nora, Abet Laminati, +8

Pico Branch Library / Koning Eizenberg Architecture

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Santa Monica, United States

Taslimi Residence / Fleetwood Fernandez Architects

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Santa Monica, United States

New Renderings Show Gehry's Ocean Avenue Tower Shortened to 12 Stories

New renderings have been revealed showing an updated design for Frank Gehry’s ‘Ocean Avenue Project’ in Santa Monica, California.

Originally conceived as as 22-story hotel and residential tower, the project has now been shortened to 12 stories (130 feet) to meet restrictions imposed by the city’s Downtown Community Plan, which calls for “aggressively slow growth” and a “lower scale downtown” of mainly 4-5 story tall buildings.

Downtown Santa Monica Hotels / Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio + Gene Fong Associates

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Santa Monica, United States

AD Classics: The Entenza House (Case Study #9) / Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen & Associates

Nestled in the verdant seaside hills of the Pacific Palisades in southern California, the Entenza House is the ninth of the famous Case Study Houses built between 1945 and 1962. With a vast, open-plan living room that connects to the backyard through floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors, the house brings its natural surroundings into a metal Modernist box, allowing the two to coexist as one harmonious space.

Like its peers in the Case Study Program, the house was designed not only to serve as a comfortable and functional residence, but to showcase how modular steel construction could be used to create low-cost housing for a society still recovering from the the Second World War. The man responsible for initiating the program was John Entenza, Editor of the magazine Arts and Architecture. The result was a series of minimalist homes that employed steel frames and open plans to reflect the more casual and independent way of life that had arisen in the automotive age.[1]

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