Hare House Moving Forward

Eden Utah, January 10, 2021

Our new Hare House in Utah has been OK’ed by Planning and is moving forward!

Designed with our “Throw It Down” method, its chunky parts are moved, copied, scaled, or rotated, but never deformed. Glance cutting and mega graphics ties all the parts together. The building’s own shadow creates its landing pad.

The Dark Chalet Wins 2020 AIA Next LA Honor Award

Los Angeles California, October 30, 2020

Last night The Dark Chalet was awarded the 2020 AIA Next LA Honor Award. This is the highest award level in this category.

"This project is unanimously recognized for its aggressive rigor, control over gravity, and materiality, adding grace to complexity. We should all sleep better at night knowing that beneath the nerve-wracking gymnastics, there is an underlying performance rationale. Undeniably, it is a dastardly, indivisible fusion of tectonics and stereotomy. Grotesque yet inexplicably attractive, it is a strange, mesmerizing new realm where familiar associations weirdly unfold and unravel."

Special thanks to our client Tom Buttgenbach, our PM Dylan Weiser, and the whole design team. The project is set for completion in March 2021


OBM HQ Wins 2020 AIA Next LA Merit Award

Los Angeles California, October 30, 2020

Last night our Orange Barrel Media Headquarters project was awarded the 2020 AIA Next LA Merit Award in the Commercial/ Mixed Use category.

"This project exudes great vim, vigor, and intoxicating character. The project adopts a convincing strategy for spacemaking and a commitment to performalism. Everyone who works there will be completely and pleasantly surprised their building is so rationalized beneath the surface."

Special thanks to our client Pete Scantland, and the TWA design team.


Sunset Spectacular, First Two Supercomponents Have Been Erected on Site

West Hollywood California, October 29, 2020

With the foundations completed and the anchor bolts in place the first two supercomponents arrived on site, and shortly after they were installed. More to come soon!

Enclosure Innovations on the West Coast

Facades+, December 3-4, 2020

Tom Wiscombe will be speaking at a web conference for Facades+ regarding digital design and fabrication and complex facade components.

Facades+ is moving online to virtually connect some of the world’s most productive building professionals on the West Coast. From Southern California to the Puget Sound, the American West Coast is home to some of the nation’s leading architects, engineers, and designers. The impact of their work is not only felt across the country, but throughout the four corners of the world. This online conference, co-chaired by Olson Kundig, will highlight work in both the region and afar.

Advances in facade design, especially in the realm of digital design and advanced fabrication, are fundamentally changing how architects work. Notably, firms across the country are increasingly relying on in-house teams to develop custom software and play an integral role in the design-assist of facade components. This panel will feature two panelists presenting their methodologies and it's impact on recent case studies.