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'Ray Eames: In the Spotlight' at Art Center, Pasadena

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'Ray Eames: In the Spotlight' at Art Center, Pasadena

A recent exhibit at Pasadena's Art Center takes a colorful look at the influences and creative explorations that shaped the work of one of the most important figures in the midcentury modernist movement: Ray Eames.

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Building a Floor Plan: Sketching, Overlays + the Design Process

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Building a Floor Plan: Sketching, Overlays + the Design Process

In the early stages of a design, ideas are fluid and the approach is exploratory, and preliminary drawings are a direct reflection of this concept.
Here's a look at the sketches and overlays for a new residence in Laguna Beach to illustrate this process and offer a glimpse into how we start to build a floor plan...

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Going Green at the Great Park: Solar Decathlon 2013

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Going Green at the Great Park: Solar Decathlon 2013

For the first time since its inception in 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon is being held at a location other than the mall in Washington D.C., and we're looking forward to welcoming the biennial event to the West Coast this fall. 

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Villa Park: Defining Space at an Open Plan

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Villa Park: Defining Space at an Open Plan

A great room concept is well-suited for today's contemporary, flexible lifestyles; from an architectural perspective, planning for spatial adjacencies, functional relationships and furniture layouts within an open context is a critical component of the design process. One solution is to incorporate a screening element to provide visual interest and establish different use zones without using solid walls.

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