Modern Architecture in the Deserts of Palm Springs

I recently returned from Palm Spring’s Modernism Week, which is an annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture in the Palms Springs area of Southern California. Modernism Week encourages education through lectures, exhibitions, films, and home …

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Team Profile: Dexter Oblea, Project Manager

Calm, Cool, and Collected, Meet Dexter Oblea Each project we do simply can’t be done without Dexter. He’s a critical part of the invaluable as one of the project managers at Kurt Krueger Architects. He’s one of the unsung heroes …

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Vintage Detail with Steel Windows & Doors

Steel with a Coppered Patina Lends Vintage Flair to High-End Chocolatier When working on the Compartés flagship store for Los Angeles in collaboration with Kelly Wearstler’s Interior Design Team, we were inspired by old chocolate shops of the early 20th …

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Pedestal Deck System for Rooftop Terrace

Transform an unused roof area into a beautiful rooftop deck that can be used for years to come When you not only design homes but are also the builder, you are constantly innovating and seeking new and better ways to …

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Smart Design for Mudslides

Part 2 of our 2-part series on Natural Disasters in Southern California and what can be done to protect your home. See part 1 of our series on how to protect yourself against wildfires. The recent mudslides in Santa Barbara …

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How to Minimize Fire Risk with Smart Design

Flame Resistant Design Starting in December 2017 and continuing into 2018, the largest fire in modern California history spread through Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties–destroying more than a thousand structures located on 281,000+ acres. The threat of wildfires is scary. …

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Alternatives to Wood Slat Structures

Steel Rather Than Wood As a design-build firm, we are constantly focused on the integrity of the materials we use as well as the sustainability and the longevity of those materials when determining what to use to achieve our design …

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Fire, Earth, Water and Wind

Bringing Nature into the Design of a Modern Style Home This week we are featuring some design elements of the recently completed Sunset, Pacific Palisades Project. The homeowners wanted a modern style home, but wanted it to feel warm and …

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Sculptural Staircase Ladder (and Bookcase)

Converting an attic to usable space requires two things. First, you need the proper ceiling height to make the space usable and second you need a way to access the space. We recently completed an extensive, whole house remodel at …

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