Designed to modernise and reinvigorate a 50-year-old commercial office building in Walnut Creek, California, the Corten Ribbon envisaged by Form4 Architecture provides an iconic entrance as a structural installation made from weathering steel. The San Francisco-based studio was also responsible for the architectural renovation and interiors of a 24,000 sq ft two-storey community building that is part of the commercial office complex. Within this community building, the architects designed a cafe, five new conference rooms, a reception lounge/collaboration area, bike lockers, public restroom and a shower+locker facility on the ground floor.
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A World-Class Hospital With Hotel-Like Looks
Project: Waldkliniken Eisenberg, Germany, Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners, Italy The largest orthopedic facility in Germany, the Waldkliniken Eisenberg has a design language scripted by Italian architect Matteo Thun that combines the aesthetics of hospitality with the requirements of healthcare
Fluidity in Design
Project: House by the Bailucchi, Genoa, Italy Architects: llabb, Genoa, Italy Designed by the young studio llabb, this apartment for a young couple reflects the dynamics of contemporary art intertwined with everyday life
A Visual Reconnection of the Old with the New
Project: Corten Ribbon Architects: Form4 Architecture, San Francisco A sculptural gateway to social exchange, the Corten Ribbon along with other renovations by Form4 Architecture breathe new life into a half-century old commercial structure
PRASHASTI CHANDRA: ON DESIGNING FOR EVERYDAY
The designer seeks inspiration from everything around her, and creates objects that add a layer of storytelling to your everyday life.
SIDDHARTH BATHLA: A DESIGN ODYSSEY
Architect Siddharth Bathla hopes that his oeuvre will expand the compositional repertoire available to future designers to cope with the increasing complexities of design.
An Abstract Space with Subtle Elements of Uncertainty
Project: Yoga Garden and Art Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic; Architects: RO_AR Szymon Rozwalka architects, Czech Republic An open dialogue in which the new and old coexist, this project is a conscious attempt to defy the expectations from a yoga studio and an art gallery in the conventional design sense
A sanctuary amidst an urban jungle
Project: The Red Oasis, Pune Architects: PMA Madhushala, Pune Showcasing the versatility of the local brick, the Red Oasis by PMA madhushala is a transformative space of interaction and wellbeing in a packed neighbourhood
Carved into Contours
Project: Art & Innovation Hub at Agastya International Foundation, Guddivanka, Andhra Pradesh Architects: Mistry Architects, Karnataka With this project, the architects make an attempt to understand the ‘language of the land’ and built an ensemble that effortlessly merges with its context.
A Smart Transit Transformation
Project: Re-Development of Tirupati Railway Station Architects: GPM Architects & Planners, New Delhi The architectural style of the project is inspired by the Dravidian style of architecture creating a sense of belongingness.
A Prototype for Affordable Healthcare
Project: Mohalla Clinics, Delhi Architects: Architecture Discipline, Delhi Architect Akshat Bhatt proposes a cost-effective solution to bring affordable medical services to vulnerable communities.
Forests have always migrated to survive. But now they need our help to outrun climate catastrophe.
HYDROPOWER DECLINE ADDS STRAIN TO POWER GRIDS IN DROUGHT
After water levels at a California dam fell to historic lows this summer, the main hydropower plant it feeds was shut down. At the Hoover Dam in Nevada — one of the country’s biggest hydropower generators — production is down by 25%. If extreme drought persists, federal officials say a dam in Arizona could stop producing electricity in coming years.
IN CALIFORNIA, SOME BUY MACHINES THAT MAKE WATER OUT OF AIR
The machine Ted Bowman helped design can make water out of the air, and in parched California, some homeowners are already buying the pricey devices.
California 1st to Set Quota Limits for Retailers like Amazon
California became the first state to bar megaretailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that grew from Amazon’s drive to speed goods to consumers more quickly.
John Tarahteeff’s paintings take you somewhere new, yet familiar. You don’t entirely know where it is, but it feels like you’ve been there before.
Brad's Last Stand!
His back’s to wall as Angelina wins key custody fight
Why California isn't banning gaming PCs (yet)
The state isn’t banning them outright, but there are concerns.
Fire Forecasting Could Reshape California
AI that predicts wildfires could keep many homeowners from losing their insurance. How else could it help?
Data Breach Exposes Student Requests For Vaccine Exemptions
Personal information from students at a California college who requested a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine has been posted online after an apparent data breach.
MINERALS TO BEWARE OF Myrickite
Some venomous snakes and stinging wasps and bees advertise their dangerous nature with bold red, yellow, and orange colors that seem to say, “Stay away!”