Last Saturday night, FORM attended the California Preservation Design Awards at the Getty Villa. Hosted by the California Preservation Foundation (CPF), the 27th Annual awards show honored the best works in restoration and preservation throughout California. The highest award, the 2010 Trustee Award, went to the LAX Theme Building in Los Angeles, for its seismic retrofit of the 1961 original building at LAX International Airport.
Long Beach Senior Arts Colony – part of the multi-phase Long Beach + Anaheim development – has won Project of the Year from the 2010 Sage Awards. This “on the boards” complex combines a mixed-use, mixed-income, multigenerational community into a transit-oriented development (TOD) at Long Beach Boulevard and Anaheim Street. The versatile design – by Studio One Eleven – maximizes proximity to two major transit lines: the Blue Line light rail and Anaheim Street bus line (the most-used bus line in Long Beach). Enhancing its transit-intensive location are car-sharing, bike facilities, priority parking for hybrid cars, and a new bus/light-rail stop.
Sunday October 17 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The tour is self-driven, self-guided, rain or shine.
Before you go, check out these summaries on the featured homes:
THE CARILLO RESIDENCE - Pacific Palisades, CA
Designed By Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - EHRLICH ARCHITECTS
The Carrillo Residence occupies a long narrow site on the rim of Santa Monica Canyon. Designed for a young couple with two children, the house addresses the formal and informal needs of the family while taking advantage of the Southern California climate and views. The orientation of the house reinforces the geometry of the site. A series of stone masses define the ground floor program while a floating white box houses the bedroom wings and slides over and past the stone to gesture towards the canyon and the views. The glass living room volume sits at the far end of the site adjacent to the main bar of the house and divides the outdoor space into two distinct courts.
LA MESA HOUSE - Santa Monica, CA
Designed by John Dutton, AIA, LEED AP - D U T T O N a r c h i t e c t s
The original front of a 1924 Santa Monica historic landmark- an early adobe house by John Byers- was restored; the rest of the house was demolished and a new courtyard house built behind the historic front. The architectural ‘completion’ of the house allowed for interiors to be contemporary, and for the design and detailing to become more modern toward the rear of the site, where a detached guest house and an infinity-edge lap pool provide views to the Santa Monica Mountains and the ocean. The emphasis was on integration of interior rooms with both the central courtyard and ancillary exterior spaces. Research from Byers’ archives as well as forensic analysis of the original house provided clues as to the materials and finishes that were used for the rest of the house.
Design Week LA, from Oct. 9 - 17, 2010, is an annual design recognition week that promotes awareness and community around design progress in Los Angeles. Featured events include the California Design Biennial and the AIA-LA Design Awards Exhibition. There are also lectures, panels and competitions such as Canstruction LA, where participants construct structures out of only cans to fight hunger and promote hunger awareness. The week is celebrating many different parts of the varied world of LA design. Check out some of the events before it ends on Sunday!
Thanks to all who came and to all that made it a great event - A + D Museum, PAMA Liqueur, IZZE drinks, Aquaovo OVOPUR, Bang & Olufsen Pasadena, and our wonderful panel participants: Jack Skelley, Paolucci Communication Arts, Carl Muhlstein, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Andy Cohen, Gensler Tom Hinerfeld, Hinerfeld Ward Construction, and Ann Gray, Balcony Media.
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Photographers: Carolina Farias and Luke Gibson
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