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Bay Cities Showroom in Beverly Hills by Michele Saee.
Sam Lubell

Bay Cities Showroom
8826 Burton Way
Beverly Hills
Tel: 310.358.8855
Architect: Michele Saee

Through bold gestures in glass and white diagonals of steel, Michele Saee has radically transformed a once flat-faced, punched-window brick structure into a new LA landmark. Saee imagined the Bay Cities Kitchen & Appliance Showroom through the image of the Star of David, linking the design to its immediate neighbors, a synagogue, nursery school, and early childhood center for Temple Emanuel. The dramatic diagonal structural steel framework—combined with slightly angled storefront windows—defines the building’s two street-facing facades, doubles as a light shelf, and even creates seating and display areas inside. The design seemingly dematerializes the building’s most prominent corner, producing an intimate connection between the interior and the adjacent streets.

Guy Horton