PRESS & AWARDS
BEFORE & AFTER: A DARK MIDCENTURY TURNS INTO A LUMINOUS GEM
A dated midcentury dwelling in Santa Barbara is transformed into a bright, airy abode - perfectly suited for contemporary living.
2018 LUXE RED AWARD WINNER
Anacapa receives the 2018 Luxe Red Award for Contemporary Architecture in Los Angeles for its ‘Minimalist Urban Residence’. The Luxe Red awards honor excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture across the country.
NEW ‘AIRSTREAM HOTEL’ COMING TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
On the eve of a national expansion, AutoCamp is set to debut their latest location: Yosemite National Park. Partnering with Ohio-based Airstream, AutoCamp chose a 35-acre site in the Sierra Nevada Mountains not far from the park. The property will feature a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse designed by the architecture firm Anacapa with reception, meeting space, fire pits, and a marketplace for food options. Other amenities will include a rooftop deck and an outdoor swimming pool.
IMPACT HUB SELECTED FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY AIA SANTA BARBARA ARCHITECTOURS
AIA Santa Barbara has selected Impact Hub, designed by Anacapa, as one of 12 featured architectural projects on its October 6, 2018 ‘Rediscover Downtown Santa Barbara’ Tour. This 10th anniversary tour expands upon timely discussions of how to best support the economic vitality of downtown by showcasing 12 commercial and residential projects that are enriching the future vitality of downtown. Discover how Santa Barbara citizens, architects and planners are uniting to create a vibrant and livable downtown experience.
2018 SMALL PROJECT MERIT DESIGN AWARD
Anacapa receives the 2018 Small Project Merit Design Award from the AIA California Council for its Off-Grid Guesthouse Project. More than 250 projects were considered for "innovation, beauty, new ideas and sensitivity to landscape", speaking to the range and sensitivity of architecture across the state.
Overlooking a ranch on the coast of California, the Off-Grid Guest House preserves the integrity of the natural surroundings with an integrated design.
Public Market in Buellton to House Tasting Rooms
Anacapa architecture firm designed a spot for consumers to visit high-end food and drink vendors in Buellton, Calif. The project is expected to finish next year.
Buellton, Calif.—In the midst of a challenging season for wine producers looking to open tasting rooms in Santa Barbara County, the city of Buellton is opening its arms to wine-related businesses, in part through its Planning Commission’s unanimous vote to approve The Commons, a public market that includes 16 wine tasting and tap rooms, as well as fine dining and fast-casual restaurants, food and specialty goods retailers, a 6,000-square-foot central lawn and 4,000 square feet of event space. The market is set to break ground this fall and open in summer 2018.
ESCAPE ARTIST: AutoCamp, Russian River Making Outdoors Even Cooler
Set amidst towering redwoods 90 minutes north of San Francisco on a hip, epicurean enclave of the Russian River, AutoCamp has opened its second boutique camping property in California. With 24 luxury Airstream trailers, 10 fully equipped luxury tents, and a midcentury modern-inspired architectural lounge pavilion – AutoCamp Russian River offers its turnkey glamping to everyone from romantic couples to active families and freedom chasers.
When you get to AutoCamp, you’re greeted with a strikingly modern lounge and reception Clubhouse designed by noted Santa Barbara architecture, planning, and interior design firm Dan Weber Architecture (who recently changed their name to ANACAPA - keep up!). With a design philosophy that translates into the perfect anchor for the AutoCamp experience, the lounge has become a community hub and intersection of both indoor and outdoor style.
AutoCamp Russian River: The Future of Sustainable High-End Camping
Northern California’s recently opened AutoCamp Russian River combines the best of both luxury accommodations and authentic outdoor ruggedness for an unforgettable, eco-friendly experience suited for people of all ages and camping skills. This is founders Ryan Miller and Neil Dipaola’s second AutoCamp launch, which brings these two creators one step closer to building a worldwide franchise of high-end camping sites that place utmost importance on being environmentally sound, while providing unparalleled outdoor lodging for guests.
Airstream Dreams at AutoCamp Russian River
Nestled in the Russian River Valley, AutoCamp’s custom Airstream trailers and midcentury pavilion provide a boutique camping experience...
Turning off Old Cazadero Road into the parking lot of AutoCamp, we were greeted by the Clubhouse, a modernist structure designed by Dan Weber Architecture. It provides a sense of arrival and sets the tone for the experience. It also stands as metaphor for the continued renewal of Guerneville, since it sits on the very site of the clubhouse belonging to Spooner’s Resort, an ill-managed, unsavory RV park that was previously on the property.
To rethink a 1952 San Roque ranch home for his family of four, Clint Unander of LEONARD UNANDER ASSOCIATES focused on keeping things as simple as possible. Working with ANACAPA (formerly known as Dan Weber Architecture), Unander first took out an intrusive wall that split the house in half, blocking light and flow. Now, rather than walking through a bedroom, laundry room, pantry, and tiny door to gain access to the backyard, it's a straight shoot through the original front door.
Airstreams drive AutoCamp expansion plans
AutoCamp’s successful Russian River expansion will fuel future growth, the Santa Barbara company said. Development company Mesa Lane Partners formed AutoCamp, which provides an affordable stay in a retro-style luxury Airstream trailer. They began with four Airstreams decked out with electric heating, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, new appliances and barbecue grills at a former R.V. park on De La Vina Street in Santa Barbara in 2013.
AutoCamp brought the travel-trailer concept to the Russian River last year, where it has been quite well received, Mesa Lane Partners CEO Neil Dipaola said. Architecture firm Anacapa designed the 30-foot Airstreams, 10 luxury tents and a mid-century modern clubhouse. Both the Santa Barbara and Russian River locations continue to sell out weeks in advance, AutoCamp spokeswoman Heather Greene said. “AutoCamp provides an immersive experience of the outdoors alongside the comforts and amenities of a luxury hotel,” said Anacapa Principal Architect Dan Weber.
BRIGHT IDEAS / REMODELS
THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST home remodeling ideas are the ones that are so seamlessly integrated into the house that you can't imagine the space any other way. They're the creative ones that you look at and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Here, we spotlight two such brilliant ideas.
Beauty meets function and gets along quite nicely in a stunning four-bedroom Craftsman-style home nestled in the Santa Barbara foothills. A former ranch-style tract house , it was completely remodeled by Santa Barbara-based Dan Weber Architecture and now takes full advantage of its mountain views and our envy-including climate.
Silicon paradise: innovators, thinkers, and the best new ideas
The Social Network. With the opening of Impact Hub downtown, coworking just got much cooler. While the work-at-home concept sometimes sounds enticing, usually after a while most of us are itching to get out of pajamas and eager for social interaction. Getting entrepreneurs out of the garage and into a coworking space is exactly the idea behind IMPACT HUB SANTA BARBARA.
Santa Barbara Magazine also featured AutoCamp Russian River in this issue, "Clubhouse by Design." Full story here.
Suite Spot: AutoCamp in Guerneville
Glamp-ground or fancy trailer park? AutoCamp Russian River is both. Opened in August in Guerneville, it’s an offshoot of the vintage Airstream trailer camp in Santa Barbara. Two dozen trailers lining a central pathway are all shiny new, yet look as if they were plucked from the ’50s.
Co-founders Ryan Miller and Neil Dipaola’s concept plays up the trailers’ enduring appeal: “It’s as much a timeless design icon as a symbol of adventure,” Miller says. Santa Barbara architect Dan Weber worked with Airstream to design the interiors. Bay Area designer Lauren Geremia pulled in artwork and furnishings that reinforce the midcentury vibe. The aesthetic extends to the sleek, modern clubhouse, also designed by Weber...
SHELTER / LODGING - AUTOCAMP
Set among the Redwoods in Sonoma's wine country, AutoCamp allows you to enjoy the pleasures of camping without all of the hassle. Their luxury campsite is made up of 24 Airstreams, 10 safari-style tents, and a mid-century modern clubhouse just steps from the Russian River. Designed by Dan Weber Architecture, each travel trailer can match up with any 4-star hotel, featuring a queen size Casper mattress with Coyuchi linens, kitchen, sleeper sofa, soaker tub, and walk-in shower. For those of you looking for a more rugged experience, although hardly considered roughing-it, the canvas tents are furnished with a queen bed, private patio, lounge chairs, fire pit, and grill. Wi-fi is available throughout the property, but between biking along the pathways and a picnic in the meadow there might be few opportunities for very much screen time...
AutoCamp Russian River - Sonoma County, California, United States
It’s camping but with the feel of a hotel. AutoCamp Russian River offers hassle-free glamping in custom-designed Airstream trailers parked along a sleepy stretch of Northern California wine country. Go wine tasting by day, and toast S’mores by night without sacrificing comfort...
AutoCamp: Wine Country Camping, No Sleeping on the Ground Required
I'm all for spending time in the great outdoors, especially when Sonoma County wine country is involved. Sipping in the sunshine is a given on most getaway to-do lists, but now you can add sleeping under the stars to the lineup. AutoCamp Russian River has brought glamping to Guerneville. AutoCamp Russian River has 23 luxury Airstream trailers, 1 ADA Accessible Suite, and 10 seasonal posh platform tents. With an indoor fire pit, cozy chairs, and tables perfect for a game of checkers or a round of cards, the Clubhouse serves as the campground hub...
AutoCamp russian river offers glamping 90 minutes north of san francisco
Accommodation is provided in the form of custom-designed airstream trailers alongside the property’s luxury tents — each of which have been furnished by san francisco-based geremia design. mattresses, art pieces, and bathing products have all been selected to ensure an upscale camping experience. meanwhile, dan weber architecture completed the lounge pavilion, which features a variety of indoor and outdoor areas — including a communal fire pit...
Autocamp russian river
Not quite camping, not quite staying in a hotel, the Autocamp at the Russian River in California boasts the best of both worlds. Located just 90 minutes north of San Francisco, this camp on the Russian River offers three different ways to stay under the towering redwoods. First, and most striking is are the custom made Airstream trailers. Designed by Dan Weber Architecture (whose firm was in charge of designing the entire campsite, clubhouse and all) and manufactured by Air Stream USA...
AUTOCAMP RUSSIAN RIVER, design-forward, luxury camping among the redwoods just outside of san francisco
In a stunning native Redwood forest about an hour and a half from San Francisco, AutoCamp's latest location has just been unveiled—and it's unsurprisingly a feast for the eyes. For those who love getting outdoors, but not exactly "roughing it," this is a camping experience that blends beautiful design and luxury with nature. We haven't visited in-person yet, but the photos have us longing for some time in the woods...
AutoCamp Russian River: A Curated, Idealized Wilderness Camp
AutoCamp creators Neil Dipaola and Ryan Miller have eliminated the walls, insulated windows, elevators, reception areas, and parking lots that separate guests at fine hotels and wine country resorts from the natural world. Its 24 luxury trailers were developed in partnership with Airstream, designed by Dan Weber Architecture, and furnished by Geremia Design of San Francisco...
AUTOCAMP'S MODERN CLUBHOUSE EMERGES FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER REDWOODS
AutoCamp brings its boutique camping experience to Sonoma County with Airstream accommodations and a midcentury modern clubhouse by Dan Weber Architecture...
RUSSIAN RIVER GLAM CAMP
The slow, meandering Russian River flows past ancient redwoods, Sonoma wine country towns, roads with names like Bohemian Highway, and now AutoCamp Russian River, a luxurious camp-style resort with a midcentury-inspired open-air clubhouse, 23 Airstream trailers, and 10 luxury canvas tents...
THE EVERYDAY CARRY OF AN ARCHITECT: DAN WEBER
"Innovation is a continuous process. These tools help us keep our ideas fresh and focused as a project evolves..."
18 epic outdoor adventures
These aren't your ordinary silver midcentury moderns but custom models styled by Dan Weber Architecture and Geremia Design. Walnut cabinetry, a full shower, and Casper mattresses make this an alfresco overnight that's more like a true hotel experience...
BAY AREA "AIRSTREAM HOTEL" PLANS A FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT-INSPIRED PAVILION
Despite first coming onto the scene in the 1920s, the iconic silver Airstream trailers are more popular than ever, riding the wave of an RV Resurgence after the recession. One way these vintage classics are being deployed? Airstream "hotels." While options run the gamut, one particularly design-minded venture has been AutoCamp, a Santa Barbara-based pilot Airstream retreat that wants to create a "design-forward, luxury camping experience." ...
Once the property was his, Dipaola set about transforming it into his dream home. Although he’s a real estate developer whose company, Mesa Lane Partners, has created many projects and no stranger to the renovation process, creating his own home was a new experience. “I wanted a place that was comfortable for entertaining friends, but that would also work as the setting for fundraisers for the different non-profits I’m involved in,” says Dipaola. “This is the perfect house for that...
UPDATED 1960'S MODERN HOUSE OVERLOOKING SANTA BARBARA
This week we return to Santa Barbara, which undoubtedly has some of the nicest homes within driving distance. This modern home in the Lower Riviera neighborhood of Santa Barbara was built in 1964 and has undergone some major renovations by Dan Weber Architecture. It was last sold in November 2010 for $965,000 so you can imagine what kind of terrible condition it must have been in before the remodel. From the listing, the home includes "wall-to-wall expanses of glass...
RIVIERA CONTEMPORARY - DAN WEBER
This incredible contemporary home on the Riviera was originally constructed in 1964, but has since undergone some major renovations courtesy of Dan Weber Architects and Designers. The home is just under 3,000 SqFt and is planted on a 10,454 SqFt lot that includes expansive ocean and island views. According to the listing, the home contains “floating design elements & wall-to-wall expanses of glass opening to al fresco entertaining...
FUNK ZONE ARTIST VILLAGE
Do you dream of a studio in the Funk Zone but don’t think you can afford one? Are you an artist who thrives on community? If you answered “yes” to either or both of these questions, there’s big news for you. Applications are now being accepted by Mesa Lane Partners for month-to-month rental of 24 individual spaces in the Funk Zone Artist Village (FZAV), a temporary experimental art project located on Gray Avenue just below Yanonali Street...