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Q&A With David Ko: Old Hollywood Inspiration

Aug. 12, 2016
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A native Angeleno and regarded design scholar, architect David Ko grew up admiring the 1920s and 30s bungalows and Spanish courtyards that dominated Hancock Park and West Hollywood. As a teenager he would spend hours on foot, exploring local neighborhoods and sketching old homes on strolls around Los Angeles, and it was these early outings… Read more

4444 Libbit Avenue Adds To Encino’s Rich, Historic Architecture And Design

Jul. 15, 2016
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The San Fernando Valley is filled with an abundance of rich history and architecture, and Encino is one of its most vibrant, character-rich neighborhoods. Famed architect Martin Stern Jr. was a major influence in designing  one of the neighborhood’s most popular communities, Encino Village, during the mid-1950s, with many other acclaimed designers making their mark… Read more

Sculptural Gazebos From The World’s Top Designers

Jun. 9, 2016
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This is what happens when some of the world’s most renowned designers and architects re-envision the classic: ultra-modern pre-fab pavilions to accentuate your outdoor living spaces delivered right to your backyard. These “bespoke architectural collectibles” offer fresh new spaces for classy entertaining, seeking refuge or they can simply stand alone as innovative works of art…. Read more

Tallest Skyscraper Inspired By Ancient World Wonder

May. 4, 2016
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Rumored to be one of the supreme engineering marvels of its time circa 600 BC, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon has inspired an ambitious, modern-day architectural feat. Emaar Properties is building on the mythical “tall tale” as it transforms Dubai’s skyline with the world’s tallest skyscraper—again. Emaar is also the developer of the Burj Khalifa,… Read more

A Twist To New York City’s Skyline

Mar. 17, 2016
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The most iconic skyline in the world will soon feature a new 65-story tower, with a twist. Renowned Danish architect Bjarke Ingels is bringing his signature style to Manhattan’s West Side, unveiling plans for The Spiral, a 1,005-foot Manhattan office tower that will occupy an entire block on Tenth Avenue and Hudson Boulevard, between 34th and… Read more

Plans Debuted For Tallest Skyscraper In London

Feb. 10, 2016
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The tallest building in London will soon be unveiled in the capital’s financial district, known as City of London. The skyscraper, 1 Undershaft, will factor in at 1,015 feet above sea level and be surrounded by other towering structures, including 22 Leadenhall Street (734 feet) and 30 St. Mary Axe (590 feet). Designed by London-based… Read more

The Agency Celebrates The Launch Of Magnificent Architectural, Hacienda De La Paz

Jan. 18, 2016
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Hacienda De La Paz is a work of art, a preservation of design, a testament to history and passion. Few properties in North America rival the beauty, craftsmanship and architectural significance of Hacienda De La Paz, a breathtaking eight-acre estate nestled along the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Capturing sweeping ocean, mountain and city views, the estate’s… Read more

5 Impressive Architectural Feats To Be Completed In 2016

Jan. 6, 2016
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The year 2016 will welcome the culmination of these impressive structures that push the architectural envelope. From unconventional building materials and methods to arresting creativity, below are five buildings to be appreciated in the year to come. 1.World Trade Center Transportation Hub (New York) The roughly 800,000-square-foot winged structure (pictured above), was designed to evoke… Read more

The London Design Festival Displays The Fascinating World Of Design And Architecture

Sep. 9, 2015
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The international creative community descends on London September 19-27 for the 2015 London Design Festival, one of the world’s most important annual design events. Spanning the design spectrum, from architecture to fashion, this year’s program features hundreds of events and exhibitions on display in dozens of locations across London. Featured events include 100% Design, the… Read more

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