Out of the Blue: An Eccentric Pop of Color Lends Personality to an Otherwise Understated House in Los Angeles, Dwell, Sep./Oct. 2020 [print edition].
An Abandoned Stone Quarry in Spain Becomes a Sublimely Minimalist Home, Dwell, Sep. 10, 2020.
"To improve natural lighting and ventilation, the architects carved a square aperture through the ceiling of one quadruple-height volume. The excised stone fell into the quarry, bringing a tree along for the ride. It began growing on the cut-out plinth, lit from the skylight above, creating a charged, luminous moment that expresses the potential for breathing new life into an abandoned mine."
How Blockbusting and Real Estate Profiteers Cash In on Racial Tension, Dwell, Aug. 13, 2020.
A Los Angeles Bungalow Opens to a Gorgeous Garden Oasis, Dwell, Aug. 12, 2020.
21 Resources on Redlining’s Role in Cementing the American Wealth Gap, Dwell, June 4, 2020.
Public Transportation in Crisis, Oculus, Summer 2020.
Well-Being at Work: Models and Pandemic, L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 436, May 2020.
An Art Nouveau Carriage House Is Reborn as a Luxe Barcelona Loft: Architect Kirsten Schwalgien converts the former stable of a famed Catalan modernist building into a contemporary loft, Dwell, May 18, 2020.
The entrance to Amir Kassaei’s Barcelona loft passes through an ornate atrium with an extensively bracketed skylight, punctuated with brightly colored stained glass cut in organic motifs. A carved bear with arms around a lamppost is stationed at the newel of a curling, sculptural staircase.
Beneath it are arched double doors leading to the former carriage house of the art nouveau Casa Bures, designed by Francesc Berenguer i Mestres, an associate of Antoni Gaudí. Architect Kirsten Schwalgien transformed the space into a loft apartment while preserving its fluted cast-iron columns and Catalan vault ceilings.