Alloi Architecture + Construction is a US based firm specializing in providing creative solutions to their clients with experience in architecture, constructions and custom fabrication.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2022

Alloi Architecture + Construction is a US firm that specializes in providing creative solutions for their clients with their experiences in architecture, construction, and custom fabrication. The team aims to use their wide range of knowledge on building processes, materiality, and paying careful attention to their client’s needs to improve their overall quality of life. Their principal architect and builder, Marcos Santa Ana, enjoys working with creative homeowners and strives to bring their dream homes to life. They are able to fulfil their client’s brief beyond their expectations, gathering praises for their professional advice and work. Alloi not only offers functional design, but also new spatial models that maximize the spaces efficiently and effectively to complement each household’s lifestyle or enhance a company’s image. Alloi also uses digital models such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) to give their clients a visualization of what is to expect before they start the construction process. They viewed each design project as a challenge to use ecologically friendly materials and solar analysis, reducing the negative impact on the environment

1. Canyon House

Location: United States, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2011

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The Canyon house is located at a quiet beachside canyon. This humble home was extensively remodelled to utilize the light and air qualities, providing a unique architectural experience for both visitors and household members. The most outstanding feature of this house is the large sliding walls that can be hidden in the wall pockets. This opening allows the cool oceanic air to enter the house, naturally ventilating the warm interior space efficiently.

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Digital Model of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Outdoor Spaces of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Large Sliding Glass Walls of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior Space of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Canyon House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

2. Church of Light 

Location: United States, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2016

This project was located on a three-parcel lot in Monterey Park, CA. The team was tasked to design and build a new modern church from the ground up which occupies a total space of 24,000 square foot.

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Digital Model of Church of Light. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Church of Light. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Church of Light. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Church of Light. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

3. Dihedral House

Location: United States, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2018

Described as being minimal and understated by its architects, the Dihedral House uses a simple composition of elements to showcase its subtle sophistication.

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Digital Model of Dihedral House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Hybrid Representation Techniques of Dihedral House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Hybrid Representation Techniques of Dihedral House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

4. Dual House

Location: United States, Culver City, Los Angeles, California

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In collaboration with a local-based Icelandic design team MinArc, the team built two minimalistic homes covering a total space of more than 4,200 square foot on a Culver City R-2 lot. They managed to convey visual simplicity via the mixed-use of highly detailed materials.

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Construction Process of Dual House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Dual House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Dual House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Dual House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Dual House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

5. Geometry House

Location: United States, Los Angeles, California

The team transformed a 1940s mid-century tract home into a minimalistic modern house that is truncated in form. The white stucco surface was smoothed by steel trowels which allow the property to stand out visually. 

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Digital Model of Geometry House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Geometry House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Geometry House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

6. Loft House

Location: United States, Los Angeles, California

The new Loft house with mid-century modernism design feature was transformed from a 1940s mid century tract home.  This one-story trapezoidal home with bonderized metal edge concealed four levels within it. Its passive house design features reduce cooling and heating cost.

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Digital Model of Loft House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Hybrid Representation Techniques of Loft House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Loft House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Loft House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

7. Modern Bungalow

Location: United States, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2015

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Alloi Architecture + Construction reconstructed a 1928 bungalow into a minimalistic modern home. The team worked closely with the client and used 3D models to bring her on a virtual journey where she could see from the living room to the hallway. Additionally, they are able to increase the size of the building by 800 square foot, resulting in creating a new 1,400 square foot home.

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Digital Model of Modern Bungalow. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Modern Bungalow. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Modern Bungalow. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Modern Bungalow. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

8. Ocean Farmhouse

Location: United States, Mar Vista, Los Angeles, California

The minimal modern design of the Ocean farmhouse was constructed with two attached car garages from the ground up. Rain screen concealed the drainage system and the home also has a modern board-and-batten finish to it.

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Digital Model of Ocean Farmhouse. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Hybrid Representation Techniques of Ocean Farmhouse. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Ocean Farmhouse. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

9. Oxford Shoes

Location: United States, Oakland, Alameda, California
Year: 2014

Oxford Street is a 6,000 square foot urban shoe store in which the team’s interior design used raw clear-coated plywood custom furniture, white walls, and concrete floorings. 

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Digital Model of Oxford Shoes. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Oxford Shoes. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Oxford Shoes. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Oxford Shoes. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Oxford Shoes. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

10. Perry Creative

Location: United States, Culver City, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2016

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The client for this project was an international video game and film production company. Therefore, the team had to design and remodel a 3,000 square foot warehouse into a creative office. They used raw natural materials for floorings and ceilings to showcase the essence of craft in various spaces.

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Exterior View of Perry Creative. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Perry Creative. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Perry Creative. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Perry Creative. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

11. Volume House

Location: United States, El Sereno, Los Angeles, California

The design of the Volume House takes advantage of the beautiful hillside views in the busy El Sereno district.

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Digital Model of Volume House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Volume House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Volume House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Volume House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

12. Wilshire Medical

Location: United States, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California

The project on Wilshire Medical building is a 60,000 square foot medical office with a completely new exterior façade and interior arrangement.

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Digital Model of Wilshire Medical. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Wilshire Medical. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Wilshire Medical. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Wilshire Medical. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

13. Xenolith House

Location: United States, El Segundo, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2018

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The Xenolith house has Australian modern influences taken into its design considerations. The geographical term “Xenolith” refers to a rock piece that is embedded into a different igneous mass during formation. This natural feature has inspired the folded plane found around the home’s core which creates an open outdoor space. 

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Digital Model of Xenolith House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Initial Sketch of Xenolith House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Digital Model of Xenolith House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

14. Yin Yang House

Location: United States, Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2018

The Yin Yang House and its accessory dwelling unit (ADU) was inspired by the blend of Feng Shui constraints and vernacular topology requirements. The home is arranged by having the main house’s façade gravitate towards the streets, while the ADU’s façade subtly repels away in the opposite direction.

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Digital Model of Yin Yang House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Yin Yang House. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction

15. Zen Home

Location: United States, Playa Vista, Los Angeles, California
Year: 2015

Located in Playa Vista California, the Zen Modern Home design has both European and Asian twists to it. The form of the house consists of three different volumes being strategically placed together to create a clean space and a complete composition. The Zen House adopts passive ventilation and double-thick walls to mitigate the effects of heat gain in an eco-friendly way.

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Digital Model of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Construction Process of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Exterior View of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
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Interior Space of Zen Home. ©Alloi Architecture + Construction
Author

Janeen is currently pursuing an Undergraduate Architecture degree in the United Kingdom. She is very interested in exploring infrastructure developments over the years, analyzing historical design features, and studying new architecture trends with regards to the local lifestyle. She is open to new ideas, expanding her knowledge, and always trying to improve herself whenever she can.

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