Archinect - Features 2017-08-18T18:29:04-04:00 Ball-Nogues Studio revives public space at Cedars Sinai hospital with their "Healing Pavilion" Julia Ingalls 2017-08-18T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T23:22:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's rare that underused structures in Los Angeles get a second chance at life, with most developers opting for the wrecking ball instead of an innovative redesign. In the case of an underused public terrace at the Max Factor Building at Cedars Sinai, <a href="" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues Studio (who spoke to Archinect about this design at the Arroyo Seco Festival)</a>&nbsp;has transformed the space into a destination spot with their signature blend of eye-catching aesthetics and nuanced materialism in the form of the "Healing Pavilion."</p> Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions Paul Petrunia 2017-07-20T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T13:39:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Recently, Archinect teamed up with <a href="" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> festival. <a href="" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Joanna Grant</a> designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture, installations, festival design and planning, and the festival's host city of <a href="" target="_blank">Pasadena</a>, CA, the results of which can be listened to below.</p> <p>We'd like to thank the Goldenvoice team, and in particular Raffi Lehrher, for recognizing the importance of architecture and urban issues, their interest in engaging the community, and inviting us to take part in this inaugural event.&nbsp;</p> UpStarts: Ball-Nogues Studio katyatylevich 2009-09-25T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-12-12T20:30:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <i>I arrive at <b>Ball-Nogues Studio</b> in downtown Los Angeles ten minutes early. <b>Benjamin Ball</b> is still on the phone with a client, which I take as a green-light to snoop around the office &mdash; a spacious room decked with suspended shapes and colorful projects-in-progress. Against one wall, a small library points to the &lsquo;reference medley&rsquo; Ball and partner <b>Gaston Nogues</b> bring to their practice. Art and architecture represent in the titles, of course, but no less so than, say, Constructivist theater. I find this fitting for a young design and fabrication firm whose varied projects give way to many hyphenations: &ldquo;architecturally-integrated&rdquo;; &ldquo;digitally-hand-crafted&rdquo;; &ldquo;lightly-weighty.&rdquo;</i></p> Student Works: Rock and Roll Fantasy - SCI-Arc at Coachella: Elastic Plastic Sponge Paul Petrunia 2009-05-19T10:40:00-04:00 >2017-02-23T19:55:51-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The title "Rock and Roll Fantasy" might be a little misleading for this SCI-Arc studio project lead by Ball Nogues ' Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues and Andrew Lyon. While the program was 100% rock and roll, the practical lessons learned during this collaborative design-build experience were far from fantastical.</p><p>The goal of the studio was to develop an iconic architectural installation for the popular music festival Coachella . The students had to work within the tight constraint of a single semester to design and build a structure using a budget of only $15k.</p><p>Ball Nogues' studio is across the street from the Archinect HQ in downtown Los Angeles, so I was fortunate enough to follow the progress of this endeavor since the conception, prior to the start of the semester. I caught casual stories and occasional development drawings during my lunchtime visits with Benjamin. It kept me very curious and, honestly, a little doubtful that they could pull off such an ambitious undertaking. The res...</p> Venice Biennale Review Martina Dolejsova 2008-09-16T17:58:00-04:00 >2012-12-10T19:09:03-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>