Artoo Design S2dio is a California based firm delivering comprehensive design solutions with multiple services such as Architecture, Structural, civil, etc.

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Artoo Design S2dio is a multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering firm based in California, USA. They deliver comprehensive design solutions with multiple services such as Architecture, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy Calculations, and value Engineering all under one roof. They majorly work on projects in the Middle East and the USA. Ramy, the founder and principal architect of the firm, has a vast experience of over twenty years in building mixed-use, residential, commercial, institutional as well as hospitality projects. He is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED accredited professional and NCARB Certified. The firm essentially works towards client satisfaction by generating a clear understanding of their requirements, aspirations, and project budgets. Reliability on simplicity over complexity and unconventional thinking are the two philosophies that guide their design process. The studio firmly believes in the process of design and not just the product. 

The following are 15 projects by Artoo Design S2dio:

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1. Luxurious Single Family House

Location: North Tustin, California, USA

The residential unit sits on the lap of a highly contoured terrain in the countryside, with the look and feel of modern architectural design. The house is a set of intertwined cubes juxtaposed with open terraces and decks such that the natural environment it is set in, can be inhaled from any point in the house.

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2. Sharm Grand Plaza Resort

Location: Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt

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Sharm Grand Plaza is a sea-facing resort with an architecture that takes complete advantage of the mesmerizing views. It seems to blend flawlessly in its natural environment. 

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3. Custom Modern House

Location: Riverside, California, USA

Custom Modern House is a middle-sized family home with fairly transparent facades that diminish the boundary between inside and outside. The classic white with a wooden material palette has a rather calming effect.

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4. Dana Point 31

Location: Dana Point, California, USA

The house at Dana Point 31 is yet another hillside house with a beautiful context. Owing to the ivory interior and the light-toned wooden flooring, the vivacious views of the valley are accentuated through the windows.

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5. Tropitel, Sahl Hasheesh 

Location: Hurghada, Egypt

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Tropitel is planned such that the rooms border the large landscape of recreational activities of the hotel. The built and unbuilt seamlessly interlocks to ultimately meet the ocean.

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6. Clyde

Location: Los Angeles, USA
Client: Twenty-7 Builders, INC.

The house at Clyde is an example of a sleek and contemporary design. The artifacts add vibrancy to the otherwise earthy color palette of the spaces.

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7. St. Thomas Church

Location: Temecula, California, USA

The architecture of St. Thomas Church features a compelling composition of domes and arches. The free-standing campanile has a modern touch to it and symbolically marks the presence of the church.

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8. Dana Point 32

Location: Dana Point, California, USA
Client: TWG Properties, INC.

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9. Irvine

Location: Irvine, California, USA

The Irvine house has a unique characteristic of having several spaces effortlessly amalgamated into one space. The natural light that is infused through the large windows enhances the spatial quality of the house and complements its volumes.

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10. Verde Rancho

Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA
Client: Amy Crow

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The project proposes a distinctive mix of contemporary and ranch-style of architecture. The built mass is broken up through the alternating wall planes such that exterior decks can be oriented along the rear side of the house.

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11. Santa Ana

Location: Santa Ana, California, USA
Client: Jamie Diamond 

The project is proposed as a two-story single-family house that is seated on steep terrain. The rear façade of the house facing the valley offers picturesque views with numerous openings and balcony spaces.

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12. Lake Elsinore

Location: Lake Elsinore, California, USA

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13. Custom House Costa Mesa

Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA

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14. Single Family House

Location: California, USA

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15. Pacific Palisades

Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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The elaborate façade treatment and use of a contrasting color palette give a contemporary touch to the project. It is remarkable to see how the front façade completely shuns a connection to the outside while the rear embraces it in entirety with the play of open decks and large windows. 

Author

Ayushi is a young architect and designer hailing from Gujarat who believes in research driven designs. Cities, Art and Architecture sum up her exploratory drive. She has been working on her research on 'Temporary interventions in Urban Spaces' while running her own free-lance practice in Architecture. Meeting different people, reading books and digging lesser known food joints leave her buzzing.

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