The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter throws one of the design industry’s most exciting events in Los Angeles – Haunt Couture – and CO Architects participated in this year’s event for the first time! CO’s team of Dimitra Dorbacopoulos, Sona Aroush, Teck Chan, Vanessa Cartagena, Alison Martin and James Simeo had a spooky good time representing Team Gemini.
Last week, CO celebrated the grand opening of the new lobby for the UCLA La Kretz Botany Building. The reimagined lobby space creates sight lines to the adjacent garden and brings to life a mosaic design from the building’s original architect, Paul Williams.The full renovation project will consolidate much of the EEB department within the Botany Building and make departmental research and teaching visible to the greater UCLA community.
For several years now, CO has focused on facilitating more informed decision making with our clients through custom virtual reality (VR) experiences. As with every new technology, there were challenges to solve along the way. Learn how CO’s digital design and technology team created customized solutions for interactive virtual environments.
Tata Hall for the Sciences is a new state of the art research and teaching laboratory at UC San Diego. Together with our engineers, CO Architects developed energy conservation strategies to reduce the building’s overall energy consumption. As laboratories are one of the most energy intensive building types – and are operational 24 hours a day – efficiencies can yield huge reductions in the building’s carbon footprint.
As architects, we strive to provide our clients with a clear and visually engaging way to understand the design of the both the exterior and interior of projects. Utilizing computer vision technology, we envisioned the story behind the architectural design interactively.
As we strive to enhance our work and enable the exploration of novel design solutions, the challenges presented by different projects can sometimes extend beyond the core capabilities of our authoring tools. Here is a look at some of the ways we are exploring a do-it-yourself approach to digital tool development.