Architecture // Design

Manhattan Beach’s Singularly Luxurious Home

The walk streets of Manhattan Beach are an idyllic wonder. Set along the Pacific Ocean, the area offers the Southern California ideal, between spending leisured days at the beach or exploring its char...

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Faulkner Architects Border on “Phenomenological”

Greg Faulkner of Faulkner Architects is a man of few words. The architect lets his site-and context-driven designs speak for him. Think this sculptural, AIACC Honor Award-winning residence near San Fr...

Olson Kundig Explores the Aesthetic of Art, Nature & Architecture

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by nature and enjoying sublime landscapes of mountains, lakes and rivers had a big influence on Tom Kundig and Jim Olson’s personal lives and profession...

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Louis Kahn Salk Institute is a Modernist Masterpiece

Louis Jonas Salk founded the Salk Institute—a private, nonprofit biomedical research facility on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Coast, completed in 1965— less than a decade after he discovered the va...

New Redondo Beach Contemporary Home is SoCal’s Best Offering

Set in the South Bay, this home combines a soft palette of off-white tones with Ipe wood and one-of-a-kind finishes that bring contemporary beach vibes—with a view—to Redondo Beach, a community with t...

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Big Sur Vacation Home With Panoramas Of The Coast

It took over a year to complete this 1,900-square-foot house, built on a 40-acre site in Big Sur and surrounded by nature. But due to local land use restrictions, architect Mary Ann Gabriele Schicketa...

3-Level Mediterranean Style By William Hefner

Set on a sloping, half-acre lot, this three-level property takes its cues from French and Spanish architecture. The owners, a couple with two children, and architect William Hefner felt an immediate c...

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Cliffside Casa in Cabo San Lucas—Casa Ambar

Located in Baja California, this property, Casa Ambar embodies how architecture can honor the beauty of a majestic, natural landscape. Divided in three levels, the house sits on a sloping site, atop a...

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Fall House by Fougeron Architecture Along Big Sur

For Fall House, a modern design featuring a dramatic cantilever and commanding views on the south coast of Big Sur, Fougeron Architecture used “the forces of nature to inspire the forces of design,” d...