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Wood and Metal Home Skin Embracing Cozy Family Nest  

Presenting a challenging modern shape inspired by traditional architecture in the area, this modern wood and metal home in North Oakland, California, serves both as a cozy family nest and inspiration for the surrounding neighborhood. By reinterpreting the traditional pitched roof and hung windows, architects of Baran Studio embedded the contemporary structure in the neighborhood aesthetics. […]

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Bringing Dance to New Heights: A “Waltz on the Walls” of Oakland’s City Hall

The walls of Oakland’s City Hall transcended their usual purpose during the city’s 2014 Art+Soul festival, becoming the stage for a beautifully choreographed dance by aerial dance company Bandaloop. Filmed with a GoPro, “Waltz on The Walls of City Hall”… Sigue leyendo

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Competition Challenges Architects and Students to Design Zero Net Energy Housing in California

Architecture at Zero, now in its fourth year, is challenging all students, architects and designers worldwide to envision two mixed-use, zero net energy (ZNE) housing proposals for adjacent parcel sites in Oakland, California. The competition is a response to the ZNE targets set out by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) which aims for all new residential construction in the state to be ZNE by 2020. Entrants are eligible for winning up to $25,000. Early bird registration ends September 12. All projects must be submitted by October 31 at 1PM PST. Learn more on the competition website and review last year’s winners

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Senior Housing in Oakland Pushes the Building Envelope

Sustainability and high design meet in Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects’ affordable housing complex. Designing a sustainable building on a budget is tricky enough. But for the Merritt Crossing senior housing complex in Oakland, California, non-profit developer Satellite Affordable Housing Associates upped the ante, asking Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects to follow not one but two green-building […]
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Navis Offices / RMW Architecture and Interiors

Architects: RMW Architecture and Interiors
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Area: 32,411 sqm
Photographs: Michael O’Callahan

Owner/Manager: Ellis Partners LLC/Jack London Square Ventures LLC
General Contractor: Novo Construction, Inc.
Mechanical Engineers: Encon Energy Conservation Co. – Thermal Mechanical Inc.…
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Video: Bridge of Light

The NY Times published this amazing video of a spectacular art installation on the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. Thousands of computer controlled LED lights can be seen during the night with this fantastic display. Enjoy!
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Field Trip: A Sacred Jewel In Oakland By SOM

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California has won numerous awards since it opened in 2008. A stunning jewel on the corner of Lake Merritt , the church has a powerful yet gentle presence in the neighborhood. Read more. Worshippers attend mass inside a dreamy sanctuary comprising Sigue leyendo

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Goodbye Car, Hello Parklet! Check Out Top Picks From PARK(ing) Day

A parklet on Valencia Street in 2009. Photo: Tristan C/Flickr In case you missed the memo, today is PARK(ing) Day around the world. Contrary to its name, PARK(ing) Day is a playful protest against car-based city planning: participants, including architects and artists, take over metered spots and transform them into SUV-sized rec areas complete with Sigue leyendo

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