Archinect - Features 2014-04-20T23:13:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie Interview: José Oubrerie Orhan Ayyüce 2014-04-11T12:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T10:54:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/gr4vwgq7tvkm8482.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I met with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later we drove to the Schindler House on Kings Road. He was in town for the book launch of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Et-Suburbia-Ego-Oubreries-Miller/dp/1881390527" target="_blank">Et in Suburbia Ego: Jos&eacute; Oubrerie&rsquo;s Miller House</a>&nbsp;edited by Todd Gannon</em>. The following is our conversation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/90301614/take-a-walk-mike-the-poet-on-l-a-s-grand-avenue Take a Walk: Mike the Poet on L.A.'s Grand Avenue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-20T13:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T04:59:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lo/loc2w3yp67616und.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the verge of metamorphosis, Los Angeles' Grand Avenue could do with a check-up. To take a record of the historic street, Mike "The Poet" Sonksen walks its length from Grand Park to South Park, and muses on its rich history from downtown's beginnings.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83212140/in-focus-nico-marques In Focus: Nico Marques Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-04T20:04:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T19:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/vo011pblo282il90.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank">In Focus </a></strong>is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to Los Angeles-based architectural photographer <a href="http://photekt.com" target="_blank">Nico Marques</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/80085213/student-works-building-soft-takes-on-the-l-a-river-s-infrastructure Student Works: Building Soft takes on the L.A. River's infrastructure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-23T21:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T18:51:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/funuz1l0icjb0tqe.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> SWA&rsquo;s <em>Summer Student Program</em> challenges students to reconfigure established systems of infrastructure and landscape, adapting regional developments within a preexisting cultural environment. In its fifth year, the program has dealt mostly with California&rsquo;s diverse terrain, and now turns its focus to the bedraggled yet beloved Los Angeles River. Seven students from universities worldwide join SWA for four weeks of on-site practice, followed by five weeks of internship in an SWA studio.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles The Science Fiction of "Never Built: Los Angeles" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-01T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T12:58:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cuodwmouqmwywbo.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> What can we learn from the aborted potential icons of Los Angeles? Whether underfunded, over-dramatic or anachronistic, the structures on display in "<em>Never Built: Los Angeles</em>" at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A., never saw the light of day. But because they were the twinkle in the eye of a few established names in post-war American architecture, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and John Lautner, these imaginings are vetted with their creators' robust reputations for modern, revolutionary forms. Seen with a 21st century perspective, jaded by the likes of Frank Gehry or Bjarke Ingels, it's actually pretty easy to imagine these never-built structures existing -- at least in terms of form, anyway.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/54222302/soriano-s-glen-lukens-house-back-to-life-and-happy Soriano's Glen Lukens House: Back to Life and Happy Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-26T17:41:00-04:00 >2012-08-02T15:53:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/slpnm91814dm97mc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Opportunities to write about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/52668208/lautner-s-concannon-residence-from-dust-to-dust" target="_blank">historically significant</a> modern houses in Los Angeles keep coming to my attention this summer and more are on the way. It is kind of fun to write about these masterpieces from my messy office alcove next to the kitchen in our little happy dingbat apartment in Glendale, California.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/52668208/lautner-s-concannon-residence-from-dust-to-dust Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-02T12:35:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:24:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38bglosbji8q6a1z.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> John Lautner's Concannon Residence, designed in 1960, was built in a blurry area contested by the cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, with BH having the post office address but not collecting the property taxes. Both cities have a sad track record with the protection of historically significant structures, and have countless modernist architecture bones in their walk-in closets. Both are gleaming their real estate teeth, and are penchant for greed and mediocre architecture. And both have a negligible clue of the cultural values bestowed upon them by their architectural heritage.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/37135555/farmers-field-bringing-football-back-on-a-need-to-know-basis Farmers Field: Bringing Football Back on a Need-to-Know Basis Anthony Carfello 2012-02-06T16:08:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T16:55:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/16ht2vbh9x5lucig.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>By Anthony Carfello with Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce as curating editor</em></p> <p> Over the past year, Los Angeles&rsquo; local news media and blogosphere have provided up-to-the-minute coverage of a new plan by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the professional sports and concert conglomerate behind several of the world&rsquo;s entertainment venues, like The O2 arena in London, the Home Depot Center in Carson, Califonia, and Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai(1). CEO of AEG Tim Leiweke has proposed construction of a 68,000-seat(2) football stadium on the site of one existing wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center, adjacent to the campus of AEG&rsquo;s already built and operating Staples Center, Nokia Theater, Grammy Museum, and ESPN Zone (as part of their L.A. Live complex), along Figueroa Street in the southwestern part of downtown.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/14518049/review-shannon-ebner-verses-in-urban-art Review: Shannon Ebner, &, Verses in Urban Art Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xcyeqbxt5pfms3it.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Shannon Ebner:&nbsp;and, per se and,&nbsp;2011</em></p> <p> <em>Painted wood, steel, aluminum, light emitting diodes, photovoltaic solar cells, 12 volt battery&#8232;</em></p> <p> <em>Jul 15 - Oct 9, 2011</em></p> <p> <em>Through a collaboration with the City of Culver City, the Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Culver City Redevelopment Agency, </em><em>the Hammer Museum,&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://laxart.org/" target="_blank">LA&gt;&lt;ART</a>, and as part of the 54th Venice Biennale present Shannon Ebner&rsquo;s first public project in Los Angeles, &lsquo;and, per se and,&rsquo;, an 8-foot tall plywood ampersand installed in a vacant lot on the northeast corner of Centinela Ave. and Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/41/sonic-intervention-the-architecture-of-sound Sonic Intervention : The Architecture of Sound Archinect 2004-02-19T03:35:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T17:06:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cy00ah2dgzie8cny.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Spacekraftlab is an LA-based architecture firm run by partners Herwig Baumgartner and Scott Uriu. With twenty combined years of professional architecture experience, including positions under world-renowned architects Frank Gehry and Coop Himmelb(l)au, Spacekraftlab is taking their own work to another level with experimentations in electronic spatial definition. Baumgartner and Uriu pursue a real architecture that can be defined by the electronic space around us such as sounds, sonograms, and magnetic distortions. Somewhere between the "visible and intangible", they are continuing to develop their own unique approach to creating a completely new form of architecture. Some recent results of their experimentations can be seen in proposals for the Nam June Paik Museum in Seoul and a Media hybrid for the Museums Quartier in Vienna.</p>