Archinect - News 2016-12-09T14:27:52-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149978619/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-1-with-kcrw-s-design-and-architecture-host-frances-anderton-and-la-times-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #1 with KCRW's 'Design and Architecture' host Frances Anderton and LA Times architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-16T12:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-23T01:12:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j7zlfu13q1g1q8ez.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133738813/gehry-enlisted-to-masterplan-la-river-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's office was first attached</a> to the L.A. River's master plan and redevelopment, the river began attracting fresh attention over a project that had already been evolving for decades. This October, in an attempt to do justice to the river's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">complexity and history</a>&nbsp;(and the accompanying urbanist discourse),&nbsp;Archinect hosted '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974079/archinect-presents-next-up-the-l-a-river-at-the-a-d-museum-on-saturday-october-29" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>'&mdash;a live podcasting interview series with an array of&nbsp;architects, planners, artists, and journalists with varying perspectives on the subject.</p><p>We're now eager to share those conversations with everyone as eight Mini-Sessions, released as part of our <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> podcast. Myself, Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody moderated the conversations, which took place <a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/8406/next-up-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">at the Los Angeles Architecture + Design Museum on October 29, 2016</a>. While we reached out to them, unfortunately no representatives from Gehry's office were able to take part.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h6g0uphkyywwhrlv.jpg"></p><p>Our first Mini-Session was moderated by myself, with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/105047/frances-anderton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frances Anderton</a> (host of KCRW's 'Design and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district Needle exchange: a look at Herzog & de Meuron's transformative "needle" tower development in DTLA's arts district Julia Ingalls 2016-09-29T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-10-02T21:24:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sw/swmg1st1vtouj0wo.jpg" width="650" height="628" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The name of Herzog and de Meuron's proposed new development for downtown Los Angeles' <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968098/bureau-spectacular-s-first-retail-project-is-now-open-in-l-a-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">arts district</a>, 6 AM, seems like an hour/mindset that most of its current residents experience only because they stayed up much too late. But no one can stop the dawn of high-concept gentrification from breaking all over the district of former abandoned warehouses, especially when that concept promises to embody the so-called "DNA"of Los Angeles.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n0/n0v11stosvts5aeu.jpg"></p><p>According to an <a href="http://blogs.kcrw.com/dna/herzog-and-de-meuron-propose-massive-change-in-dtla-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">article by Frances Anderton</a>, de Meuron purposefully nixed medium height buildings from 6 AM's design in favor of nose-bleed high rises and squat, table-like mixed-use structures, as this was reflective of how he views Los Angeles:</p><p>&ldquo;The high rise for us is important to make a difference between the low and the high because I think this is a part of specificity of Los Angeles.&nbsp;It&rsquo;s either flat or it&rsquo;s high. You don&rsquo;t have in between&nbsp;bulky&nbsp;buildings. So (we&rsquo;d) rather do extremely low and then you go higher. (The towers are)&nbsp;needle like &mdash; it shows...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58429316/frank-gehry-closet-classicist Frank Gehry, Closet Classicist Archinect 2012-10-01T19:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-02T20:00:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/67/6729d6a5f2f42087c215279a799ed479.jpg" width="580" height="605" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of his alumni, the highly regarded architect Michael Maltzan, and a designer on the Walt Disney Concert Hall, says "most of the time people understand his buildings from their surface but deep down Frank is a classically trained architect. Whether that's historical classicism or a classical modernism, the foundations of that work and what's really operating under the surface is this incredibly controlled sense of order which allows for the buildings to have a seemingly intense animation".</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42540655/frances-anderton-architectural-critic FRANCES ANDERTON - Architectural Critic Archinect 2012-03-24T11:28:37-04:00 >2012-03-24T18:32:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7e/7ed28f09f0e8b534a6c2e454648807a8.jpg" width="600" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frances Anderton came to Los Angeles via Bath, England in 1991 and like her compatriot Reyner Banham, fell in love with the city. As a longtime producer and host of radio shows Which Way, LA? and DnA: Design and Architecture respectively, Anderton has spent the last 25 years of her professional and personal life exploring the relationship between L.A.'s architecture, politics and design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>