Category Archives: Architectural Design


Temples of the West

David Best is an American sculptor most notably known for the use of recycled goods, primarily well known for building immense temples out of recycled wood sheets (discarded from making toys and other punch-outs). AND being the architect behind the annual burning building at a desert

Null Stern - Swiss

World’s First Zero-Star Hotel

Ever heard of an open-air hotel? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like…but give it a look before you give it your dismay.   Think about their mission statement  “the only star is you” as a five-star hotel’s motto, rather than a standard hotel rating…and you get: The

TURF 9-holes

This is LA: TURF war

Materials & Applications‘s mini-golf project: TURF by nine architects, designers and artists considered topics relevant to Los Angeles today— including all aspects of topography and terrain, drought and lawns, parking and traffic, nature and neighborhood, housing typologies and identity — to create relevant obstacles in the form

Pershing Square Proposal 3

Pershing Square Renew — How the Drought Plays a Role

We’ve covered architectural projects taking place in Los Angeles in an older post, Designing LA, but as of recent, Pershing Square has officially unveiled the winning design team.  One of L.A.’s oldest public spaces, Pershing Square, was announced as a public space in 1866.  


Designing L.A.

When the city is populated with as many creatives as LA is, options for cultivating creativity are limitless. Downtown Los Angeles is becoming one of the most vibrant and exciting urban centers in America for design. Four historical Southern California landmarks are in the process


Donated to LACMA : Goldstein House

Hollywood native, fashion enthusiast and friend to the stars, James Goldstein, has officially announced that he’ll soon donate his famous Beverly Hills mansion to the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art.  Although, it may be a little easier to wait for LACMA to host a


Treeline Woodworks: A Preview

AN Design will be moving to a new office in Newport Beach in less than two weeks. New office means new furniture. Principal Designer & Founder Andrew Namminga has been hunting for cool, unique pieces to furnish the new office space.     In the search,


China-based WinSun Uses 3D Printing to Create Homes

The scale of 3D printing has undoubtedly ramped up in the past few years. Although most of the exciting advancements are related to printing with materials such as metals, sugar and even paper, China-based WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. are the first to use 3D