January 5, 2014 |
This newly built marble-clad home at the Madison Club, a golf course community in La Quinta, offers an updated take on Midcentury Modern architecture. Strong horizontal lines, abundant floor-to-ceiling glass pocket doors and a sleeping porch pay homage to the style. Location: 81333 Peary Place, La Quinta 92253 Asking price: $8.495 million Architect: Trace Wilson House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 8,200 square feet Lot size: 0.72 of an acre Features: Office, glass wine room, home theater with seating for 15, game room, marble flooring, outdoor fireplace, bar, zero-edge swimming pool, dog shower, electric vehicle docking station in garage About the area: In the first half of last year, 698 single-family homes sold in the 92253 ZIP Code at a median price of $352,000, according to DataQuick.
December 30, 2013 |
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., which started as a one-man consulting shop in 1947, has grown into one of the largest and most respected U.S. engineering firms. The Pasadena construction consulting company handles engineering, architecture and construction projects for governments and businesses worldwide. It has clients in oil and gas, chemicals, aerospace, defense, mining, pharmaceuticals, power, paper, technology, food and other industries. Founder Joseph J. Jacobs, the son of Lebanese parents, built the company into a $1-billion business by the time he retired in 1992 at age 76, pushing it into the lucrative environmental services business.
HOME & GARDEN
December 21, 2013 |
The apartment building at 2602 Broadway in Santa Monica doesn't scream "affordable housing. " Rather, its proportions and details are more like that of the neighboring 1960s buildings, and that's because 2602 Broadway takes a cue from those iconic structures, architect Kevin Daly said. "What we've done is take the typical L.A. dingbat, which I would characterize as a four-sided doughnut of a building, and break it apart and move toward the extreme edge of the property," Daly said.
December 20, 2013 |
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: 1) "Building Seagram. " Phyllis Lambert's book on the great Mies tower is a rare attempt to blend memoir with rigorous architectural history. 2) Citi Bike. Among other benefits, New York's bike-share system is great for 2-wheeled architecture tours. Too bad L.A.'s is stalled. 3) Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan. A zoning blueprint without parking requirements?
December 20, 2013 |
The revolution is no longer a fragile or tentative one. When I arrived in Los Angeles nine years ago, the city had just begun to turn away from a largely private urbanism and toward a new embrace of the public realm. The first phase of the Gold Line light-rail route, from downtown to Pasadena, had recently opened; construction on the Expo Line had yet to begin. James Hahn was nearing the end of a largely uneventful single term as mayor. Measure R, the transit tax that would help remake the city, was four years away.
December 17, 2013 |
Who would expect to find an art show in a real estate office, even an agency devoted to architectural properties? Melinda Fay organized the Good Eye Gallery show "Home as Art," which she describes as a pop-up with more than 70 works, all installed throughout the nondescript Banner Los Robles corporate building in Pasadena where Deasy/Penner & Partners keeps its offices. Artworks hang in offices, in hallways, from the ceiling. The concentration of emerging and mid-career artists means there are several affordable gift-giving opportunities in this countdown to Christmas: Small paintings by South Pasadena artist Jordan Daines begin at $220, and handmade silk leaf mobiles by Jan Carson are $200 apiece.