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* Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”

See some of our other posts on work by Frank Gehry:

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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: Santa Monica Residence by Jendretzki

Posted by the editors on Friday, 23 November 2012

Residential Architecture: Santa Monica Residence by Jendretzki: “..This new pavilion added to an existing mid-century house in the Rustic Canyon area of Santa Monica, California, USA, bordering the Pacific Palisades involved negotiating the high functioning requirements of a Los Angeles based family and their love for scandinavian design and detailing..By utilizing a muted material palette of light toned wood and glass we were able to harmoniously engage the southern California sun and create a tranquil work studio and inviting home..”  Extensive glazing, natural light, garden views; interesting materiality and details..

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image: © Alejandro Wirth; article: Gaete , Javier . “Santa Monica Residence / Jendretzki” 07 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/290019&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Video: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Video: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient: “..The AIA sat down with famed architect Frank Gehry – recipient of the 2012 Twenty-five Year Award – to discuss his eccentric Santa Monica home that has enormously influenced both theory and practice over the last 25 to 35 years. In the late 1970s, Frank Gehry transformed an existing Dutch colonial home in a quiet Southern California neighborhood into a controversial symbol of deconstructivism by surrounding it with an unconventional new addition. As the AIA describes, “The exposed structure, chaotic fusion of disparate materials, and aggressive juxtaposition of old and new communicate a sense of real-time formal evolution and conflict, as if the building were dynamically, violently creating itself with found objects.”..Towards the end of the video, Gehry advises students to “learn to be yourself and be curious about what is going on around you and respond to it.”  Wonderful three minute video via AIA National..

See our previous post on the Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry: Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry.

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image: netropolitan.org; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “Video: Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient” 25 May 2012.ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/238247&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry: “..When Frank Gehry and his wife bought an existing house in Santa Monica, California, the neighbors did not have the slightest idea that the corner residence would soon be transformed into a symbol of deconstructivism. Gehry, however, knew something had to be done to the house before he moved in. His solution was a bold one in the 1970′s that involved the “balance of fragment and whole, raw and refined, new and old” and would strike up controversy..Gehry actually did keep the existing house almost completely in tact, but not in a conventional manner. The Dutch colonnial home was left in tact and the new house was built around it. Holes were made, walls were stripped, torn down and put up, and the old quiet house became a loud shriek of contemporary style among the neighboring mansions–literally. Neighbors hated it, but that did not change the fact that the house was a statement of art entwined with architecture..”  Inspirational in its philosophy, kaleidoscopic in it realisation..

See our other posts on work by Frank Gehry: Architecture: Opus Hong Kong by Frank GehryFrank Gehry’s Riotously Sculptural $100-million Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas Opens and New York by Gehry Now Complete.

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image: © netropolitan.org; article: Perez , Adelyn . “Gehry Residence / Frank Gehry” 05 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/67321&gt;

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