RAFAA Designs Beaming Modular Towers for the BrightSource Solar Plant in the Mojave

RAFAA Designs Beaming Modular Towers for the BrightSource Solar Plant in the Mojave

By 2013 the Ivanpah Solar Plant will consist of three separate solar plants comprised of a series of heliostats surrounding three 225 meter high towers. The heliostats (mirrors) will…

Read More >

Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

Chinatown-Cornfields Development is an Incredible Recreational Area for the LA River Master Plan

An ambitious riverfront recreation space, the Chinatown-Cornfields is just one of twenty major opportunity areas identified by the Los Angeles River Master Plan. The proposal for this…

Read More >

Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In

Architect Patrick Tighe's Nodul(ar) House Uses Plug In "Apps"

The design is very much a hybrid of prefabricated building, modular design, and plug-in technology. Rectangular living spaces made from a panelized system of 4x8 foot infill panels…

Read More >

Bidding War over the Crystal Cathedral Campus

Bidding War over the Crystal Cathedral Campus

The “Hour of Power” for Crystal Cathedral draws to a close, but the bids to buy the campus of this Southern California Icon keep rolling in. Earlier this month, the local…

Read More >

Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

Local Library is a LEED Platinum Diamond in the Rough

The site of the library at the west corner of Silver Lake and Glendale Boulevards was previously occupied by a Chevron Station that was later repurposed as a site of local Halloween…

Read More >

Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

Bel Air Presbyterian PreSchool is an Eco Village For Learning

The 23,000 sq facility is to be located high up in the Santa Monica Mountains to take advantage of the views as well as the breeze. Bel Air Presbyterian has an ambitious goal of…

Read More >

Green-Roofed Los Angeles Holocaust Museum by Hagy Belzberg is Buried Underground

Green-Roofed Los Angeles Holocaust Museum by Hagy Belzberg is Buried Underground

The green roof is planted with local flora and is naturally irrigated. It also extends to the adjacent Pan Pacific Park, integrating itself into the city's green spaces. The peaceful…

Read More >

HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

HW8 Prefab Homes Have the Open-Air Feeling of a Loft

Work Plays' HW8 homes deliver the notion of loft like design in a prefabulous package. We admit that typical architecture in the Los Angeles area has trended toward open, loft like…

Read More >

Belzberg Archiect's Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

Belzberg Archiect's Award Winning Concept Eco Hotel Ray

The Eames studio occupied the popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach from 1943 until 1988. The Hotel Ray was to be a green property featuring 57 private guest rooms, promoting…

Read More >

Stunning Off-Grid iT House Sits Peacefully Within the Tranquil Desert Landscape

Stunning Off-Grid iT House Sits Peacefully Within the Tranquil Desert Landscape

Settled within one of the most unique, naturally formed areas of the Golden State, Pioneertown sits nearby Joshua Tree National Park and the Coachella Valley. The area is remote, serene…

Read More >