Archinect - News 2017-08-18T08:55:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150019798/los-angeles-and-honolulu-are-the-toughest-cities-to-build-in Los Angeles and Honolulu are the toughest cities to build in Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-27T17:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T17:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xf0iufk5dug76r4q.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week,&nbsp;<em>The Wall Street Journal</em> reported on the housing shortage in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/109506/venice-beach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Beach</a>. As one of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>' hottest neighborhoods&mdash;in large part due to the influx of tech companies that have made it their home and lent it the new nickname, Silicon Beach&mdash;it might come as a surprise to learn that the zip code has not added a single new housing unit in 15 years. In fact, Venice Beach had roughly 700 fewer housing units in 2015 than it did in 2000 and despite adding 4,000 new jobs, lost 3,800 residents.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://www.buildzoom.com/blog/the-toughest-places-to-build-behind-the-scenes-of-a-wall-street-journal-analysis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to Issi Romem</a>, a chief economist at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buildzoom.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuildZoom</a>&nbsp;who conducted the analysis of data for the publication, the lack of new housing accommodations is a result of overly strict building and zoning restrictions as well as stiff community opposition that has caused the precinct to become the "Toughest Zip Code in America to Build In." When we expand from zip code to city limit, Romem's data found that Los Angeles, in general, sits right behind Honolulu to take second place in terms of t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134055238/venice-beach-s-ongoing-grapple-with-the-tech-titan-invasion Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion Justine Testado 2015-08-11T21:20:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T20:10:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvuct6smle6rp976.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Slapped in the face is exactly how many Venetians are feeling by the tidal wave of new money. And the local tech boom, prompting 'Silicon Beach' references around town, is just one source of it</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="The rise and spectacular fall of Venice Beach's Pacific Ocean Park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105336559/the-rise-and-spectacular-fall-of-venice-beach-s-pacific-ocean-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The rise and spectacular fall of Venice Beach's Pacific Ocean Park</a></p><p><a title="Are apps the virtual gateway to physical gentrification?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133571706/are-apps-the-virtual-gateway-to-physical-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Are apps the virtual gateway to physical gentrification?</a></p><p><a title="Oren Safdie's play &quot;False Solution&quot; finishes up its 3-week run this weekend in Santa Monica" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99370499/oren-safdie-s-play-false-solution-finishes-up-its-3-week-run-this-weekend-in-santa-monica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oren Safdie's play "False Solution" finishes up its 3-week run this weekend in Santa Monica</a></p><p><a title="Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130260144/those-hipster-millennials-might-not-be-the-true-gentrifiers-of-u-s-neighborhoods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those hipster millennials might not be the true gentrifiers of U.S. neighborhoods</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73174365/eclectic-revisited-preserving-venice-s-architectural-context Eclectic Revisited: Preserving Venice's Architectural Context Archinect 2013-05-14T18:35:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T20:53:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ny/ny2athedzvgwriog.jpg" width="580" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Venice, Sandmeier wanted to tell the story of a whole neighborhood, not just emphasize the architectural merits of any one structure, and in doing so build a history of architects and artists working together. "Buildings are important for different reasons. Sometimes it's the architecture, sometimes it is the history, and sometimes it is the context," she explains. "Venice is a place with such rich cultural context that underlies the whole community, there is a lot to talk about."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mimi Zeiger reports from the self-guided tour "Venice Eclectic: Modern Architecture from the '70s and '80s", part of "Curating the City Modern Architecture in L.A.," the Conservancy's ongoing contribution to Pacific Standard Time: Modern Architecture in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/43737836/artist-doug-aitken-s-venice-beach-home Artist Doug Aitken's Venice Beach Home Archinect 2012-04-03T20:13:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ue/ueiv78x2eat2rlkd.jpg" width="650" height="868" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house is the world&rsquo;s first temple to &ldquo;Acid Modernism,&rdquo; the aesthetic the California-born Aitken conceived for himself and Gemma Ponsa, his companion of the last six years. &ldquo;The goal was to create a warm, organic modernism that&rsquo;s also perceptual and hallucinatory,&rdquo; he said of the design. &ldquo;We thought that would be a wonderful environment to live in.&rdquo;</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>