From an Architect: Buying vacant lots in LA by Apurva Pande

Curbed LA had an interesting write-up recently on the vicissitudes of buying and evaluating vacant lots in Los Angeles and interviewed CHA:COL.  We support the idea of educating people about the hidden complexities behind vacant properties, with actual examples of projects in planning and construction. CHA:COL will be presenting on the topic this June at Dwell on Design, so do keep an eye out for it.

it’s unlikely you’ll be the first person to ask questions about a particular piece of land in Los Angeles, says Apurva Pande, principal of the architecture firm CHA:COL. In other words, there’s probably a reason why someone hasn’t already built a home there.
— Curbed LA

Read the Curbed article here.

Writer's Block: Jeu Rencontre Design by Apurva Pande

Nice to read about Writer's Block asBloc de l’écrivain and us as Le Studio CHA:COL ;)

Story here. Bonne Lecture.

L’inspiration peut surgir de partout. Pour rénover un loft à los angeles, celle du studio cha:col est venue de monument valley, un jeu vidéo mêlant architecture et casse-tête dans un environnement très soigné. Visite guidée d’un appartement pas comme les autres.
— Emilie Laperrière, Avenues

DEZEEN features Writer's Block by Apurva Pande

Dezeen gave Writer's Block a really nice design feature today. Loved to see them describe how the process rolled together writing, design and graphics influences into a spatial entity.

Enjoy the article here

CHA:COL has renovated an apartment for a writer, which features bespoke millwork and decor based on popular mobile video game Monument Valley.
— Dezeen

Skybox: Design Feature by Apurva Pande

We're really excited seeing Skybox, our workplace project in downtown, for urban planning firm HR&A features in Kontakt Mag today. We had a great time working through creative ideas on this project, perched high up in The Bloc complex here in downtown Los Angeles.

Read 'Skybox: Thinking Inside the Box' here

Dwell features Writer's block by Apurva Pande

Excited to see Writers Block in the Arts District, for Marie Lu and Primo Gallanosa, get another feature today on Dwell. Loved that they highlighted the 2d/3d gaming inspiration.

Read here

Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a multifunctional studio in Los Angeles that plays with perspective.