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Slot Box House, Santa Monica, California

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Building: Slot Box House
Location: Santa Monica, California
Completed: 1998
Architect: Daly Genik Architects

AE Interest: Overlooks the San Juan Islands, second level skin is floor-to-ceiling translucent panels, entire livable structure sits atop an open garage.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm

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Lieff Guest House, Napa, California

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Building: Lieff Guest House
Location: Napa, California
Completed: 2002
Architect: Stanley Saitowitz Office/ Natoma Architects

AE Interest: Overlooks the Napa Valley, exterior façade uses earth tones to blend in or stand out from the surroundings depending on the season, and great use of windows to accentuate the view.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School, Los Angeles, California

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Building: Feldman-Horn Center for the Arts, Harvard Westlake School
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 1998
Architect: Michael Maltzan Architecture
Project Architect: Marmal & Radziner Architecture
Structural Engineer: Decoma Industries

AE Interest: Built around an existing chapel, beautiful courtyard at entry, made of a collection of individual buildings – some meant to frame views and some to create views.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

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Building: Peter B. Lewis Building, Case Western Reserve University
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Completed: 2002
Architect: Gehry Partners
Construction Manager: Hunt Construction Group, Inc.
Structural Engineer: DeSimone Consulting Encineers, PLLC
Civil Engineer: Euthenics Inc.

AE Interest: Amaking roof structure, natural lighting produces an array of colors as it bouces down the white walls, and air-conditioning and heating enter the building throughthin slits rather than the average ducts.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

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University of Minnesota Gateway Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Building: University of Minnesota Gateway Center
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Completed: 2000
Architect: Antoine Predock
Architect of Record: LHB Engineers

AE Interest: Granite and copper façade, use of recycled laytex paint and multiple other recycled products, allows sun light to flood into large open gathering spaces.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm

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Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, California

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Building: Diamond Ranch High School
Location: Pomona, California
Completed: 1999
Architect: Morphosis
Project Architect: John Enright
Construction Manager: Bernards Brothers
Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer: ARUP
Civil Engineer: Andreasen Engineering

AE Interest: Built on a hillside, organization of buildings cued from natural topography.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm

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L.A. Design Center, Los Angeles, California

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Building: L.A. Design Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Completed: 2003
Architect: John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects
General Contractor: Steve Forbes, Brunswick Builders
Structural Engineers: Mackintosh and Mackintosh
Landscape Architect: Michael Schneider, Orange Street Studio

AE Interests: Blends well with the surrounding neighborhood because of layers of textured materials, excellent use of parking area as a social center of the project.

Written by Troy Thompson

January 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Posted in Built

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