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Monthly Archives: October 2016

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LA Architecture: The Glory of Schindler in Laurel Canyon

Perched high above Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, is one of the finest examples of expressionistic architecture by R.M. Schindler. One of the largest homes designed by Schindler hugs the contours of the canyon, with the angles nestled into the rocky landscape.

The Bohemian Acolyte

Rudolf Michael Schindler was born on September 10, 1887, to a middle-class family in Vienna, Austria. His father was a wood and metal craftsman and an importer; his mother was a dressmaker. He attended the Imperial and Royal High School, from 1899 to 1906, and enrolled at the Vienna University of Technology before attending the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, or Wagnerschule, graduating in 1911 with a degree in architecture. As his professional career developed, he enjoyed a relationship with the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

While Schindler and Wright’s relationship ebbed and flowed through the years, Schindler was greatly influenced by the work of Wright. Schindler and Wright eventually had a falling out, and remained estranged for many years. During that time, Schindler’s designs and creativity established his credibility in the world of architecture. For over 30 years, Schindler’s designs impacted the landscape of Los Angeles and the world of architecture.

Our very own Gerald Olesker was also privileged to have worked on Wright-influenced architecture. He worked on the Mat House in Reseda, California, designed by Frank’s son Lloyd Wright and known for its distinctive angular, thatch-like roof. The house was granted historic landmark status in 1996.

Laurel Canyon Overlook

This iconic home was influenced by the Pueblo Indian adobe houses of the Southwest. Schindler made a pilgrimage to the Southwest and was profoundly inspired by the clusters of adobe houses with rounded fronts, hanging in midair in places like Mesa Verde. These influences are clearly translated in this work above Laurel Canyon. The 3,500 square foot home offers breathtaking views of the tree tops of the canyon through glass walls, offering occupants an endless source of light and beauty.

ADG Lighting Real Estate Feature

We are proud of our recent work with Robin Colton Studio on this brilliant property in Austin, Texas. This featured home is currently on the market for $4 million.

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With offices in Agoura Hills and Newport Beach, California, ADG Lighting works with multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions. Viewed millions of times online, the firm’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

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Proud To Be Part Of Award-Winning Design Team

 

Creative collaboration is a big part of ADG Lighting’s business model. When an opportunity presents itself for creative collaboration with design projects, ADG Lighting is right there to work with clients and premier designers to translate vision into reality. A recent project collaboration received high praise for the work on a Los Angeles area home. The work was awarded the Best of Year award for Large House from Interior Design Magazine.

Award-Winning Design and Manufacture

ADG Lighting entered into a partnership with Delta Wright Interior Design (formerly of Curated) to translate the vision of the client and design partner into reality. The 12,000 square foot project home is located on four acres in Brentwood and originally designed by the renowned architect Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects. The original design reflected the desires of the homeowners to occupy a ‘real family’ home. ADG was commissioned to design and custom manufacture several fixtures and furnishings for the avant-garde home, including a restored mid-century modern Italian vintage glass orb chandelier in the powder bathroom, an artisan glass blown modern chandelier in the kitchen, and a ten foot long custom pool table cue wall rack to complement the French pool table.

“The project definitely provided us an avenue to express our creative abilities. The unique composition of the home provided some design challenges that we were ready to tackle. We enjoyed working with Delta and her team.”

Gerald Olesker, Founder and CEO
ADG Lighting

The award is part of Interior Design’s 10th Annual Best of Year awards.

The Strength of ADG Lighting

With offices in Agoura Hills and Newport Beach, California, ADG Lighting works with multi-family homes, spec homes, beach homes, restaurants, hotels & resorts, and landmarks worldwide providing high caliber design and sustainable lighting solutions. Viewed millions of times online, the firm’s work has been featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Brentwood Project #1

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Ten foot long custom pool table cue wall rack to complement the French pool table

– by ADG Lighting

Brentwood Project #2

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Restored mid-century modern Italian vintage glass orb chandelier in the powder bathroom

– by ADG Lighting

Brentwood Project #3

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Artisan glass blown modern chandelier in the kitchen

– by ADG Lighting

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Climate Change: Can L.A. Architecture Effect Change For The World?

 

Americans have always had a love affair with their cars. Los Angeles has championed that love affair. Look back at postcards of Los Angeles from 50 years ago and you will see ribbons of freeways filled with cars flowing across the city landscape. Not much has changed when you envision images of the second largest city in the country. Endless ribbons of traffic jammed freeways and miles of concrete river beds showcase the city to the same extent as the palm trees and beaches. We also now, more clearly, understand the impact of those automobiles on the environment and climate change. Architects and urban planners are trying to envision a city’s architecture that benefits more than the automobile and directly impacts the effects of climate change. The vision is for a new L.A. architecture that creates a new urban landscape.

L.A. Becomes a Living Laboratory

The USC School of Architecture hosted a program “Landscape Architecture as Necessity” from Sep 22-24, 2016. Architects, academics, writers, activists, landscape architects and scientists from around the globe attended this conference, offering a change in urban landscape for the future. They focused on the issue of landscape architecture as a framework for addressing global climate change. Sponsors of the program feel strongly that Los Angeles is the perfect urban space for their initiatives.

Moving past the Rhetoric

Experts who attended the conference hope to move past the rhetoric of ‘sustainable design’ with a vision that truly has an impact on climate change.

What we hoped to do was initiate a discussion and underscore that the professions of the built environment must become a necessity, not a luxury.”

Kelly Shannon, Professor
USC School of Architecture

Sharing real-world projects in L.A. and around the world that offer novel approaches to environmental planning and decision-making can get more people to grapple with pressing urban issues — and plan ahead for what’s to come.

ADG Lighting: From the Factory Floor

This week we are offering you a glimpse into the magic that happens on our factory floor. It is an inside look into how our projects come to life!

New Brass Piece for a D.C. Architect

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Our work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Give us a ring at (818) 597-9494 or email us at info@adgmail.com for more information on our custom services.

Join ADG and Go The Distance For JDRF!

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Are you ready to get off the couch and walk? Join ADG Lighting on Oct 30th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the annual JDRF walk.

JDRF and Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. In Type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the sugars and starches you eat into a simple sugar called glucose, which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.

The ADG Lighting family proudly supports the Marks Family Marchers. We are inviting everyone to get the word out and support this important event. You can support the Marks Family either by joining us on the walk or sponsoring us through a donation. Either way, you will be making a difference in the lives of those with T1D. We have one goal for Oct 30th: that is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. This event will raise money for research that can be life-changing for the millions suffering from this devastating disease. To sponsor and/or walk for the Marks Family, click here.

ADG Lighting:
 From the Factory Floor

This week we are offering you a glimpse into the magic that happens on our factory floor. It is an inside look into how our projects come to life!

Water Jet Cut Pieces for a Modern Chandelier

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Honey Onyx and Bronze Light

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Our work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in several media outlets, including 20/Twenty Architectural & Beyond, California Homes Magazine, Elle Decor, SFV Business Journal, Architectural Digest, Institute of Classical Architecture Publications, Wall Street Radio, Fox News Charlene on Green Hawaii, North American Design’s Green Leaders of Tomorrow, LA City Watch, LUXE Magazine + other award-winning magazines, books, programs and properties around the world.

Give us a ring at (818) 597-9494 or email us at info@adgmail.com for more information on our custom services.