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Monthly Archives: November 2016

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LA Architecture: Stephen Kanner Beach Compound Hits The Market

Renowned Los Angeles Architect Stephen Kanner has his landmark home go on the market this month. His 5,500 square foot offering in South Laguna Beach has gone on the LA real estate market for just under $20 million.

Kanner Architecture in Los Angeles

Stephen Kanner was an American modern architect and co-founded the A+D Museum of Los Angeles. He was born in Chandler, Arizona and raised in the Mandeville Canyon neighborhood in Los Angeles. His grandfather, Herman Kanner, founded the family’s business, Kanner Architects, in 1946. Kanner’s father, Charles Kanner, an architect who served in the United States Air Force, became head of Kanner Architects in 1953 following Herman Kanner’s death. Kanner received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in architecture from a combined program at the University of California, Berkeley in 1980.

Kanner joined Kanner Architects in 1983 after the family business was commissioned to design the courthouse in East Los Angeles. The firm was headed by Kanner’s father, modernist architect Charles Kanner, until his death in 1998. Stephen Kanner then took the reigns and became the head of the company.

Kanner designed his own home in Pacific Palisades. His most recent projects included the Metro Hollywood Transit Village on Hollywood Boulevard, a lower income housing complex located at 26th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, and the conversion of a commercial building into a luxury apartment building in Hollywood called Sunset Vine Tower.

The South Laguna Beach Project

The 5,500-square-foot house, in the gated community of Lagunita, is covered in polished, white Terrazzo flooring, with soaring ceilings and walls of glass, creating a dramatic, minimalistic effect. The house also has 3,000 square feet of outdoor space, including an ocean-view courtyard and a full exterior kitchen. A mosaic infinity pool with a waterfall, lawn and beach gate fill the grounds.

From The Factory Floor of ADG Lighting

This week from the factory floor of ADG Lighting, we would like to share some creative ‘Sunday Thoughts.’

Sunday Creativity

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Los Angeles Architecture: SoCal’s Futuristic Homes

For out of this world architecture, Los Angeles is the center of the universe with space age design. It’s really not the future of the city, however, because these futuristic styles were actually perfected in the middle of the last century right here in Los Angeles. These designs have stood the test of time and represented the most whimsical, space age design architects could have imagined.

Visionary Architecture in Los Angeles

1960 John Lautner Octogon
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Matti Suurone Futuro House
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Wallace Neff’s Bubble House
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Planetary Ring Pendant

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“Gratitude is not a spiritual or moral dessert which we may take or push away according to the whims of the moment, and in either case without material consequences. Gratitude is the very bread and meat of spiritual and moral health, individually and collectively. What was the seed of disintegration that corrupted the heart of the ancient world beyond the point of divine remedy…? What was it but ingratitude?”

~Noel Smith

Happy Thanksgiving From Our Family at ADG Lighting

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L.A. Architecture: U.S. Courthouse Floats in Mid-Air

Amidst the construction cranes dotting the L.A. skyline, a great glass cube floats up to make its mark. After marked political and financial delays, a new U.S. Courthouse has taken its place on the face of downtown Los Angeles in breathtaking style.

U.S. Courthouse Makes an Architectural Statement

With judges moving in and the endless delays and end-fighting forgotten, the new U.S. Courthouse makes a breathtaking statement on the architectural style of downtown. Even though global financial dollars flow into the growing landscape of the area, it is still remarkable to see prime locations on the landscape standing empty. Walls of glass rise, sheathing a broad cube to a height of 10 stories. The design team of architects clearly created a symbolic statement representing solidarity, constancy and the rule of law. It represents the resilient and sturdiness of our republic and our values for the rule of law in the United States. The unique design gives the clear impression that the building floats above ground level, evoking wonder and power. The architects not only created a powerful statement in their design, they included attention to elements for sustainment of the environment. The top of the building is covered in solar panels, which will generate more than a half a million kilowatt hours of electricity annually and has a stormwater reserve cistern beneath the building that can reclaim 105,000 gallons of water. This new downtown landmark represents the government’s vision of lifting the architectural quality of their buildings nationwide through their Design Excellence Program.

From The Factory Floor of ADG Lighting

This week from the factory floor of ADG Lighting, we would like to feature our freshly made Fiery Ball going over a client’s fire pit.

Fiery Ball – In Process

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Fiery Ball – Completed

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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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Architectural Innovation: Trojans Design with the Homeless in Mind

Homelessness is one of the biggest social problems facing our nation. It is said that the face of homelessness is the face of your neighbors. Being homeless is not always about being irresponsible. Surveys tell us that almost half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. We also know from studies that 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Half of Americans do not have the money to deal with a $400 emergency expense. The most devastating fact is that 30% of Americans have ZERO savings. With those daunting facts in mind, it is easy to see how homelessness can strike anyone at anytime. It takes one emergency or mistake and people find themselves living on the streets. These aren’t just individuals either. These include families with multiple children and single parents. There is an urgent demand to meet the needs of our homeless nation.

Architects Provide Homeless Solutions

Los Angeles is in the middle of a homeless crisis. Homeless populations in Los Angeles are exploding, with tent cities popping up all over the region. The conditions of these homeless encampments are deplorable. City officials have put forward a ballot initiative that would build 8,000 – 10,000 units to help these homeless citizens of our city. Unfortunately, these plans could take years to build and provide any relief. The homeless population will continue to grow annually, so it may outgrow the effectiveness of the proposed housing before they are even built.

With these disturbing factors in mind, students from the USC School of Architecture have stepped forward with an innovative solution. They created a project called the Homeless Studio. These students are in their fourth year in the program, and have created solutions that range from temporary shelters to modular buildings that quickly deliver to locations around the city and in the San Fernando Valley. These shelters are low cost, easily constructed and simply maintained. They meet an emerging demand to provide safe shelters for our homeless population.

From the Factory Floor at ADG Lighting

This week from the factory floor of ADG Lighting, we would like to feature freshly made sconces ready to ship!

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Freshly Manufactured Sconces For Shipment
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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.

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