Here’s what robots are doing at this hospital

Pricy robots ‘Tug’ hospital supplies The robots are pricy, but this hospital hopes to save labor costs. Traveling 115 miles, roving robots make their way around the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, transporting medication, linens and medical waste. “The hospital is set up almost as a virtual railroad. … If they encounter an […]

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  • iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Arrive in 36 More Countries and Territories This Month

    Apple’s Fastest-Ever iPhone Rollout Includes India, Mexico, South Korea & Thailand CUPERTINO, California—October 13, 2014—Apple® today announced that iPhone® 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, will arrive in 36 additional countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October. iPhone 6 […]

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  • Silverspur: Modernist Office Building

    Silverspur is a 30,000 square foot renovation to a modernist office building located on the Palos Verdes peninsula in Southern California. On the interior small offices were removed to create large, open loft spaces and sustainable design elements were integrated. On the exterior a new facade was developed to both increase the energy efficiency of […]

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  • National Museum Quebec

    The new building for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec is a subtly ambitious addition to the city. Rather than creating an iconic imposition, it forms new links between the park and the city, and brings new coherence to the MNBAQ. The Museum was generated by stacking the required new galleries in three volumes […]

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  • A Cosy House: Hillside Perch

    Perched on a precarious hillside, this outdoor-style home cleverly takes advantage of both the ocean views to the west and commanding canyon views to the east. A central spine was the first move in the process of design and served as a datum about which the house connected the ocean to the valley beyond. Creating multiple […]

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  • Diamondhouse by XTEN Architecture

    Diamondhouse in Santa Monica, California designed by XTEN Architecture. The Diamond house is a music studio extension to a house located deep in a canyon, set against a severely sloping hillside, with minimal access and little space upon which to build. Direct sunlight reaches the site for only a few hours a day. Diamondhouse designed […]

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  • Contemporary Cottage by Laidlaw Schultz Architects

    Contemporary Cottage in California designed by Corona Del Mar, California based multi-disciplinary architecture and interior design firm Laidlaw Schultz Architects. This single-family beachside cottage puts a contemporary twist on a classic style. A central court was the point of departure about which the home began its journey. A simple massing of gabled forms meanders about this […]

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  • Lido Isle

    The challenge of this major remodel was to update a tired beach bungalow constructed in the 1950s without losing the home’s broken-in, walk-around-barefoot feel. Drawing inspiration from the home’s location on the bay front of Lido Island, a community developed in the first half of the 20th century in Newport Beach, the remodel solution relies […]

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  • The Brentwood Residence

    The Brentwood residence is situated on a one acre hillside parcel in the low lying hills below the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The downslope portion of the property faces South, with downtown views to the East and views to Palos Verdes and the Pacific Ocean to the West. The ground floor of the main […]

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  • Surfhouse in Hermosa Beach

    The Surfhouse appears as an abstract block of ebonized cedar a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean in Hermosa Beach. The site is very small. While typical lots in the area measure 120′ x 40′, the allowable building area for the Surfhouse measures just 33′ x 24′. XTEN approached the project by subtracting the larger […]

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  • Madisonhouse, La Quinta

    Materials continue from interior to exterior and back again, furthering the connection between inside and outside spaces. From inside the house panoramic views open dramatically from every room, and nature becomes an integral part of the house. Madisonhouse, La Quinta, California. 2008-2012. Architect: XTEN Architecture Photography: Art Gray

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  • Hawaiian Retreat by Laidlaw Schultz Architects

    With a love for the native architecture of the Hawaiian Islands, the clients approached Laidlaw Schultz Architects with a desire to design a home that, while still part of the neighborhood, had the relaxed feel of an old Hawaiian Lanai home. In short, they wanted to capture the feeling of a comfortable vacation every day. With […]

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