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Contemporary Residential Architecture in Los Angeles Area

Contemporary residential architecture in Los Angeles is easy to find in this cradle of the modernist movement in architecture. As a mecca for modern architecture Los Angeles is the home of legenda…

The Evolution of Sustainable Design in California Contemporary Architecture

Sustainable design is very desirable today and the U.S. Green Building Council (USBGC), established in 1993, promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation. In support of …

Micky’s Bar Design Project in West Hollywood

Micky’s Bar is an iconic bar in West Hollywood which, due to a fire, was completely reimagined in 2007 by Dean Larkin Designs. Architectural design work leads to projects that are memorable for a …

3 Features Of Dean Larkin’s Indoor/Outdoor Residential Designs

One of the most popular trends in residential design is blurring the lines between the indoors and the outdoors. Organic architecture design concepts are also being used to allow more natural ligh…

Robert Wise’s Former Century City Condo

Often a project is special for sentimental reasons. One such project for Dean Larkin was this Century City Condo project. Dean relates a story about his initial interview with the condo owner, Ale…

Diving Into Light-Filled Modern Architectural Design

The way in which light is incorporated into architectural design can generate a different ambiance, create a sense of comfort, and even evoke emotion. Light is a critical component of any architec…

9233 Swallow Drive Project

The design project for the home at 9233 Swallow Drive, in Hollywood Hills’ Bird Streets, was the second collaboration between Dean Larkin and Bradley Bayou. The project was another favorite of Dea…

What is Contemporary Architecture Design?

Contemporary Architecture Design is not a style, such as Baroque or Victorian or Ranch or even Modern, but rather a catchall description for the work being done by architects of the 21st century. …

Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing”

Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing” House Macapa Drive’s “Flying Wing,” as the home on 7000 Macapa Drive in Los Angeles is known, is one of the personal favorite projects for architect Dean Larkin of D…