Dubai Residence featured on e-architect

Our Dubai Residence, which is currently under-construction, has been recently featured on e-architect.

A snippet from the article on e-architect:

“The simplicity of its serene stone-clad exterior is expressed as flush, planar, and protective. At the same time, areas of perforated openings punctuate the surfaces, hinting at the interior and glowing lantern-like in the evening. The solid exterior appearance is contrasted by a simple curved interior edge that defines the hidden courtyard and recalls the edges of the wind-swept dunes of the desert. One moves through a concentricity of protective ‘shell’ walls from exterior to interior, revealing an interior garden oasis.”

Read the full article: Walled Garden Residence, Dubai – e-architect

Tramonto Hardbound Publication – Coming Summer 2021

The critical acclaim of our Tramonto Residence prompted a hand-crafted book published by ORO Editions. Available this summer, the Tramonto Hardbound Publication includes an in-depth look at the detail, craft, and process that defines the Tramonto Residence.

The monograph highlights the photography of Fernando Guerra and Rover Davies alongside an in-depth look at the fabrication behind many of the custom elements found throughout the residence.
Pre-order here

ShubinDonaldson at 2021 Venice Biennale Hosted by ECC

ShubinDonaldson will be participating in ECC’s  Time Space Existence Exhibition at this year’s Venice Architectural Biennale. The exhibition titled “Constructed Topography” presents an up-close look at the construction process of Pepper Hill Villa (Concept and Ideation by Bruce Heavin and Robin Donaldson, AIA). In partnership with MATT Construction, the installation features a model and large-scale photographs by Bruce Heavin and Robin Donaldson, AIA. The event will be taking place at Palazzo Bembo and runs through November 21, 2021.

 

925 La Brea featured on Rethinking The Future

Our award-winning 925 La Brea commercial project has been recently featured on Rethinking The Future.

Check out the full story below:

A snippet from the article on Rethinking The Future:

925 N La Brea is a six-story mixed-use urban infill development in the Hollywood Media District, and is one of several projects north of Willoughby referred to as “the La Brea Gateway.” In proximity to local transit lines, these projects promote “people-scaled,” walkable communities and promise to encourage the revitalization of the motion picture industry in the district.”

925 La Brea Rear Deck

Skyline Residence featured on Rethinking The Future

Our award-winning Skyline Residence has been recently featured on Rethinking The Future.

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A snippet from the article on Rethinking The Future:

“The main challenge was to “wedge” this home into a narrow complex shape of constraints and opportunities provided by the hillside site, zoning requirements and neighborhood context.”

Toro Canyon Residence featured on e-architect

Our award-winning Toro Canyon Residence has been recently featured on e-architect.

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Toro Canyon Residence, Montecito, California – e-architect

“The Toro Canyon Residence on a 10-acre site is approached via a narrow, tree covered drive, ending at a small clearing with views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands.”

Toro Canyon Entry

Tramonto Residence featured on Rethinking The Future

Our award-winning Tramonto Residence has been recently featured on Rethinking The Future.

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A snippet from the article on Rethinking The Future:

Tramonto Residence negotiates the challenging topography through defined massing and a natural, elegant material palette. The design of the residence exemplifies the principles of indoor/outdoor living afforded by embracing the temperate climate and natural beauty of the landscape and surrounding coastal bluffs.”
Tramonto Residence by Shubin Donaldson - Sheet3

 

Lecture at Art Center on March 9th

On March 9th, Dr. F. Myles Sciotto spoke in an online lecture for Art Center College of Design students – discussing the importance of trans-disciplinary thinking and making in our profession. Follow our efforts on our R+D Instagram.

Tramonto Residence wins 2020 Architectural Lighting Design Awards

Taking part in this year’s 2020 Architectural Lighting Design Awards, Architect Magazine recognized ShubinDonaldson’s Tramonto Residence with a Commendable Achievement for Whole Building Lighting Design.

The residence’s award-winning lighting design was in partnership with HLB Lighting Design and was described on Architect Magazine:

“There’s this beautiful consistency in the way the ceilings and vertical surfaces are treated.” —Juror Dawn Hollingsworth, Darkhorse Lightworks
Given the breathtaking location and layering of forms and textures of this private residence in Pacific Palisades, Calif., HLB Lighting Design aimed to underscore the finer points of the architecture while preserving the integrity of its natural environment. The concept of indoor–outdoor living is integral to both the flow and composition of the project.

You can view the announcement for the project along with other winners of the Architect Magazine AL Design Awards Here:

2020 AL Design Awards, Tramonto Residence

More about the Tramonto Residence:

Nestled in the Pacific Palisades foothills, the Tramonto Residence is a contemporary single-family home which integrates the natural beauty of an adjacent state park. The placement of the home captures vistas overlooking the canyon, the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and the California coastline meeting the Pacific Ocean.

See the full project here:
https://shubindonaldson.com/projects/tramonto-residence/

AIA SB Tour at Pepper Hill Residence

Founding Partner Robin Donaldson, AIA gave a Hard Hat Tour of our Pepper Hill Residence on November 6th for the AIA SB.

More about the Pepper Hill Residence:

What if a modern architectural estate could blend into its ridge top ocean view site and “disappear” into the natural topography?

The house sits at the top of a ridgeline with expansive views south to the Pacific Ocean, north to the Santa Ynez mountains, and west to Santa Barbara Harbor. To maximize these views without creating a visual disturbance, the house is conceived as an extension of the ridge top. The entirety of the house occurs underneath a continuous Green Roof garden that seamlessly blends with the site.

See the full project here:
https://shubindonaldson.com/projects/pepperhillresidence/