Archinect - News 2016-05-27T10:29:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947137/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture & design events Justine Testado 2016-05-24T14:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T15:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7j4so5k0sdykss5m.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7539/how-participatory-design-is-changing-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Participatory Design is Changing Los Angeles | May 24,</a> recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b0/b0mze5m857c9tkki.jpg"></p><p>Hosted by the California Historical Society at Gensler's LA offices, this panel discussion will engage with the benefits of soliciting public input in design processes. Putting its money where its mouth is, the panel will be structured around audience questions and attendants will be asked to write down their questions on post-it notes when they arrive. It's a great roster of panelists who really know what they're ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946928/rounding-second-base-with-one-night-stand-la Rounding second base with One-Night Stand LA Nicholas Korody 2016-05-23T18:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T12:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yete1vd6valoh62.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If twenty or so policemen shut down your architecture exhibition, it&rsquo;s probably a sign that you&rsquo;re doing something right. Far from the antiseptic tedium that characterizes so many architecture events these days, the second iteration of One-Night Stand LA, "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149942961/getting-in-the-mood-for-one-night-stand-la-2-the-rendezvous" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Rendezvous</a>", was a raucous affair and all the better for it.</p><p>Beer flowed from the bar-cum-installation designed and staffed by Happy Hour Agency, a creative agency that hosts a &ldquo;conceptual cocktail pop-up&rdquo; every few months in the Highland Park neighborhood. As you waited in line for a drink (or a tube of alcoholic toothpaste), a harlequin face would appear from a hole in the wall and grin at you.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jz/jzyhgu6101oh3egm.jpg"></p><p>Just down the hall, a major highlight was the installation by Jennifer Bonner&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/125518443/touching-base-with-volkan-alkanoglu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volkan Alkanoglu</a>, which comprised an &ldquo;architectural crime scene&rdquo; replete with taped off floor plans, number tags and description cards. One &ldquo;victim,&rdquo; so to speak, was John Hejduk&rsquo;s Wall House II. The installation worked well both as a one-liner and with mo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946497/with-opening-of-expo-line-to-santa-monica-l-a-s-dream-of-a-subway-to-the-sea-finally-comes-true-again With opening of Expo Line to Santa Monica, L.A.'s dream of a "subway to the sea" finally comes true (again) Alexander Walter 2016-05-20T20:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T20:10:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir6ixl7h3lxa9bx7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The $1.5-billion second leg of the Expo Line, which opened Friday from Culver City to Santa Monica, adds seven light-rail stations and more than six miles of track to the growing Los Angeles County transit network. [...] In the immediate context of L.A.'s attempts to turn its public-transit network from national punch line to something that increasingly resembles a mature system, 13 new Metro stations in less than three months qualifies as a pretty dramatic upgrade.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The aggressively expanding LA Metro system in recent Archinect news stories:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943264/how-la-is-changing-one-rail-line-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How LA is changing, one rail line at a time</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934138/will-la-s-new-metro-extension-bring-growth-to-the-city-s-peripheries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136348612/l-a-seeks-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects-in-advance-of-potential-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. seeks to accelerate infrastructure projects in advance of potential Olympics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946427/aris-janigian-waiting-for-lipchitz-at-chateau-marmont Aris Janigian: Waiting for Lipchitz At Chateau Marmont Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-20T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21u1xbwh54e5ec7e.jpg" width="514" height="793" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The other day,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Aris-Janigian/e/B001K7Y0LW" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aris Janigian</a> described his latest work to me, &ldquo;the book is deeply rooted, both thematically and philosophically, in the meaning of architecture for making a home in the world.&rdquo;</p><p>After attending to his first reading in Los Angeles and relating to my own complexity I replied, &ldquo;diaspora is sad but also helps us to imagine freely and unabashedly.&rdquo; &nbsp;</p><p>Waiting for Lipchitz at Chateau Marmont is a relentless energy told in pockets of rapid crossfire that sprays Los Angeles with insights of deep observations written in breaths.&nbsp; In it, nothing is spared and sacred. From your car mechanic to the food you dine in immigrant restaurants and to the&nbsp;examination of your own ethnicity in this equally intrepid city.</p><p>Aris Janigian&rsquo;s novel is a pair of brilliantly imaginative mind and observant eyes offering rhythmically connected subtexts in colorful gonzo frames with extended meanings of a poetic state of mind.</p><p>The writer will sign and read from his book on Saturday, May 21 (tomorrow) at N...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T13:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:08:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xih5ty15ovl8e4ab.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spokeswoman for San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin confirmed that the city and museum representatives are in early discussions about a site on Treasure Island, a destination in San Francisco Bay famous for a naval base. Los Angeles is also trying to stay in the game, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying that Lucas' project would find a good home in the heart of the movie industry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The lawsuit averse Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which is openly courting other cities after Chicago's Friends of the Park filed legal action to prevent the project from building on its chosen Chicago lakefront site, may wind up in San Francisco, although Los Angeles (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943909/waukegan-il-future-home-of-the-lucas-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waukegan, IL</a>) have offered themselves up as well. Rahm Emanuel, who was a vocal champion of the Museum's proposed locale, recently suggested a compromise in the form of moving the museum to the Lake Michigan adjacent&nbsp;McCormick Place East,&nbsp;but no one is compromising as of yet.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/lapyii14cw9szaaa.jpg"></p><p>The prequels to this particular saga:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126775111/uncompromising-design-part-of-newly-disclosed-reasons-for-why-lucas-museum-didn-t-go-to-sf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uncompromising design part of newly disclosed reasons for why Lucas museum didn't go to SF</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943464/lawsuit-against-lucas-museum-holds-off-for-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawsuit against Lucas Museum holds off (for now)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940895/the-lucas-museum-may-have-found-a-new-location-but-is-it-a-trap" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum may have found a new location &ndash; but is it "a trap"?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140017491/chicago-city-council-approves-construction-of-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago City Council approves construction of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945799/la-has-a-housing-crisis-but-the-problem-isn-t-those-fancy-new-towers LA has a housing crisis – but the problem isn't those fancy new towers Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-17T14:11:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/74i0wp553wpleawx.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What&rsquo;s the root cause of Los Angeles&rsquo; affordable housing crisis? Many blame the new luxury housing developments springing up... driving up interest in the neighborhood and attracting hipsters. Landlords take notice and soon rents start climbing. That&rsquo;s the story anyway. But here&rsquo;s the thing: If booming development in hot markets like Hollywood and downtown is why rents keep going up... why have the same price increases hit locales with extremely limited development?</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Because our problems aren&rsquo;t driven by a local phenomenon but by a regional one: low residential vacancy rates. Nothing is more important, and data from the American Community Survey confirm this. Zooming out to look at the 20 largest U.S. cities rather than local ZIP codes, the correlation between prices and vacancies is four times stronger than the correlation between prices and new development."</em></p><p>According to experts, 5% vacancy is the magic number defining the landlord-renter relationship. Above it, the landlord is forced to lower rents or offer incentives to attract renters. Below it, expect to pay exorbitant rates for that roach-infested closet.</p><p>So in other words, it's a paucity of housing stock in general driving the city's housing crisis, rather than a few flashy towers.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944418/meditating-on-the-past-future-housing-of-los-angeles-with-morgan-fisher-and-karina-nimmerfall-at-the-mak-center" target="_blank">Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941745/as-housing-crisis-persists-l-a-s-bootlegged-apartments-get-one-step-closer-to-legal" target="_blank">As housing crisis pe...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945656/don-t-miss-a-talk-between-patrik-schumacher-and-tom-wiscombe-and-these-fun-la-architecture-events-this-week Don't miss a talk between Patrik Schumacher and Tom Wiscombe, and these fun LA architecture events this week Justine Testado 2016-05-16T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:54:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4m23c6pg4wzv650m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. region? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7569/patrik-schumacher-tom-wiscombe-duel-duet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher + Tom Wiscombe: Duel + Duet | May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7569/patrik-schumacher-tom-wiscombe-duel-duet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7</a>, recommended by Paul Petrunia</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ct/ctp51im29aia19fi.jpg"></p><p>Patrik Schumacher, the longest employee at Zaha Hadid Architects, and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly appointed principal</a> since Hadid&rsquo;s death last month, is commonly known for his love of parametricism, libertarianism, and Facebook rants. Tom Wiscombe has been teaching at SCI-Arc for over a decade, and is the current chair of the B.Arch program. On Tuesday, May 17th, Tom and Patrik will have a conversation in front of an audience at SCI-Arc....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945247/john-knight-s-installation-at-redcat-makes-you-think-about-the-difference John Knight's installation at REDCAT makes you think about the difference Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-15T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rejwbb70bc1end1.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His installation invites comparison to other kinds of architectural fakery, including malls, entertainment centers, theme parks and casinos. Many of these businesses serve themselves up as sanitized versions of real cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>L.A Times reviews John Knight exhibition at the REDCAT in Los Angeles.</p><p><a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/john-knight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Knight</a>'s work is known internationally for its institutional critique and its meticulously&nbsp;investigated in-situ precision opening itself to the series of further questions. What is behind the subjects concerning the things that matter, made visual in the aesthetics of the works which materialize as carefully designed objects, housing critical subtexts anywhere from economics to physical architecture to federal politics of territoriality to the institutionalization of art and other mirrored contexts with penetrating acumen provoking the viewer to "think" as the&nbsp;L.A. Times critic David Pagel quotes in his review title.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with “radically flat“ proposal Justine Testado 2016-05-12T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ark4h02bxywzpz88.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/685706/pershing-square-renew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew</a> initiative revealed Agence Ter and Team as the winners of the competition to redesign Downtown L.A.'s oldest public park, exactly two weeks after the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">four finalist teams</a> delivered their final presentations.&nbsp;The winning consortium is led by French landscape practice Agence Ter, whose major landscape work is largely based in Europe. Agence Ter collaborated with L.A.-based firms like SALT Landscape Architects,&nbsp;Deborah Murphy Urban Design + Planning, Rachel Allen Architecture, as well as arts programming organization&nbsp;Community Arts Resources LA.&nbsp;</p><p>Titled &ldquo;The Dynamic Heart of Los Angeles&rdquo;, the&nbsp;<a href="http://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwJ1rhiDp3KbZVdDN1lQNk9vRXc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">proposal</a> is a plaza-park hybrid that would clear out the&nbsp;walls, ramps, and other such barriers along Pershing Square's perimeter, and transform the Square into an open rectangular lawn. Other elements include a &ldquo;smart canopy&rdquo; that provides shade during the day and lights up at night, a reflection pool, and new gardens and grassy lawns.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h9/h9diox0equagxis8.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3y9xeem69vufkgnx.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k6/k6i3ibvmb4zqgoty.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;Because we believe that too much topo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944917/what-comes-next-in-the-third-los-angeles What comes next in the "Third Los Angeles"? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-12T17:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:48:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8of3zqom2r3d4qd3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re facing climate change, and our attitude about the natural world, natural resources has changed. What&rsquo;s really come to an end is this kind of frontier mentality about the city&mdash;this idea of infinite growth and infinite expansion, and that the way to study the city is to look at the edges, where it&rsquo;s gobbling up new territory. [...] This idea that we can grow our way out of any problem and that we&rsquo;re always a city that&rsquo;s expanding and finding or even colonizing new territory&mdash;that has ended.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="&quot;It looks like a dove. Or a carcass&quot;: Christopher Hawthorne on Calatrava's Transportation Hub" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936171/it-looks-like-a-dove-or-a-carcass-christopher-hawthorne-on-calatrava-s-transportation-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"It looks like a dove. Or a carcass": Christopher Hawthorne on Calatrava's Transportation Hub</a></li><li><a title="Turn the 2 into housing (or a park or a solar array): Christopher Hawthorne's pitch for one of LA's most awkward freeways" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144964221/turn-the-2-into-housing-or-a-park-or-a-solar-array-christopher-hawthorne-s-pitch-for-one-of-la-s-most-awkward-freeways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turn the 2 into housing (or a park or a solar array): Christopher Hawthorne's pitch for one of LA's most awkward freeways</a></li><li><a title="Christopher Hawthorne on repairing L.A.'s long-broken relationship with its freeways" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133743642/christopher-hawthorne-on-repairing-l-a-s-long-broken-relationship-with-its-freeways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne on repairing L.A.'s long-broken relationship with its freeways</a></li><li><a title="Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a title='The Days of Infinite Thinking: What "City of Quartz" means for Los Angeles 25 years later' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Days of Infinite Thinking: What "City of Quartz" means for Los Angeles 25 years later</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-12T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-12T13:26:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0tfoq1b9dwqf6tq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>virtually all of downtown&rsquo;s brokers and landlords had clamored to attract the tech giant. Only a handful of locations were said to be seriously in the running, all historic sites on Broadway. &ldquo;Apple is known to do things that are outside-of-the-box and unorthodox,&rdquo; said broker Gabe Kadosh of Colliers International. &ldquo;It creates a bigger splash by going in a historic building.&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;When it becomes fully known, the pricing is going to skyrocket,&rdquo; said Kadosh.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></li><li><a title='How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></li><li><a title="How Downtown LA's skyline evolved over the last half century" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117887760/how-downtown-la-s-skyline-evolved-over-the-last-half-century" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Downtown LA's skyline evolved over the last half century</a></li><li><a title="Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110815874/why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Steve Jobs Obsessed About Office Design (And, Yes, Bathroom Locations)</a></li><li><a title="Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104326642/wait-you-can-trademark-the-layout-of-a-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wait. You can trademark the layout of a store?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944418/meditating-on-the-past-future-housing-of-los-angeles-with-morgan-fisher-and-karina-nimmerfall-at-the-mak-center Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center Nicholas Korody 2016-05-10T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:42:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8m27ngr1qki2pv9l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;How can you morally and ethically justify in your own mind working on a project that would take people accustomed to living on the ground, of having their gardens, chickens, and their little animals in their yards, having space around them, having flowers, to live in these twenty-four thirteen-story-high buildings?&rdquo; The architecture critic asks the architect &ndash; modeled after <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19722/richard-neutra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Neutra</a> &ndash; in a play by the artist Karina Nimmerfall, part of her installation with Morgan Fisher at the Garage Top at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/123300660/ghosts-of-schindler-s-past-haunt-renee-green-s-mak-center-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the MAK Center</a> in Los Angeles.</p><p>Entitled <em>Past Future Housing, </em>the exhibit comprises a painting by Fisher paired with a bare-if-not-quite-minimalist installation by Nimmerfall that includes a video and the play,&nbsp;printed out and stapled. An accompanying exhibit text clarifies the intention of the work as a meditation on historical, optimistic visions for public housing in the city, with some look towards the &ldquo;future&rdquo; implied if not readily evident.</p><p>More specifically, the show revolves around tw...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944304/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-09T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-09T20:52:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wqtrontzrvfd164.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curious where to find interesting <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related happenings</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles, or where other design-inclined folks are gathering? Let Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;help you out! We compiled a snappy list of engaging lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other events around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out.&nbsp;Have a look at our Los Angeles recommendations for May 9-16.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7481/one-night-stand-la-the-rendezvous" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-Night Stand LA &ndash; The Rendezvous | May 14</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ni/nihznj23dgz56zaj.jpg"></p><p>Don't miss the very-limited-time exhibition, where for just one night, artists and architects take over an entire motel to create an exhibition that, in its limited run, "allows our vices, our desires and our minds to tease, penetrate and release." The second iteration of "A One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture", held last year at the same motel, the exhibition will also result in a special journal, compiled from individual contributions by eac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944056/california-homeowners-tend-to-renovate-rather-than-relocate-here-s-why California homeowners tend to renovate rather than relocate – here's why Nicholas Korody 2016-05-06T15:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9l46ap2g2bspnzbm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California may be a capital of cosmetic surgery, but it&rsquo;s not just noses and eyelids falling under the knife. A hot housing market is driving buyers to pay exorbitant sums for old, frumpy houses, knowing they&rsquo;ll pay plenty more to remake them to modern tastes. Others currently own dowdy houses and choose to renovate rather than relocate.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"While the dynamic is playing out in a number of U.S. cities, California&rsquo;s plight is particularly intense because of Proposition 13, a 1978 amendment to the state constitution. It set property taxes based on 1975 assessments and capped future property-tax increases at 2% a year."</em></p><p>The issue with this, according to the&nbsp;<em>Wall Street Journal</em>, is that when a home is sold in the state, taxes increase because the property is reassessed to its new sale price. This incentivizes homeowners to renovate instead of move, thereby keeping the amount of home listings low and prices high.</p><p>More news from the Golden State:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943493/silicon-valley-campuses-at-risk-as-sea-levels-rise" target="_blank">Silicon Valley campuses at risk as sea levels rise</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941633/these-are-the-most-polluted-cities-in-the-us" target="_blank">These are the most-polluted cities in the US</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944039/before-the-masterplan-gets-underway-artists-turn-the-la-river-into-their-gallery Before the masterplan gets underway, artists turn the LA River into their gallery Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-06T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T01:09:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adb1af3d96740ad0edcb95a5c6b262b3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bardell and Howe have been working together for the past decade and have started executing guerrilla-style living sculptures in the river, a project they call the River Liver Series. [...] &ldquo;One of the things that keeps us here is how exciting we think the next 10 years is going to be,&rdquo; Howe says of L.A. &ldquo;When they actually do this river revitalization, it&rsquo;s going to be L.A.&rsquo;s Central Park. Culturally, I think it&rsquo;s the spot to be on the West Coast.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a title="Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: &quot;a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149429632/mayor-eric-garcetti-on-frank-gehry-s-plans-for-the-la-river-a-cooperative-collaborative-regional-approach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: "a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach"</a></li><li><a title='Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147903395/take-a-look-at-6-an-experimental-documentary-that-memorializes-the-recently-demolished-sixth-street-viaduct-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "6," an experimental documentary that memorializes the recently-demolished Sixth Street Viaduct in LA</a></li><li><a title="A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142515403/a-closer-look-at-reasons-why-the-los-angeles-river-revitalization-is-taking-so-long" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at reasons why the Los Angeles River revitalization is taking so long</a></li><li><a title="Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year Nicholas Korody 2016-05-05T20:59:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T01:36:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ok/oky0d32b0woy0ed4.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Homelessness increased in the last year in the city and county of Los Angeles, leaving nearly 47,000 people in the streets and shelters despite an intensive federal push that slashed the ranks of homeless veterans by nearly a third, according to figures released Wednesday&nbsp;by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Nearly two-thirds of the homeless people tallied countywide, or 28,000, were in the city of Los Angeles, representing an 11% jump in January from a year earlier, a report from the agency stated. The county's homeless population grew 5.7%."</em></p><p>For more on Los Angeles' devastating housing crisis, check out some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles" target="_blank">A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" target="_blank">Finding "Shelter" in Los Angeles' housing chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943937/a-telltale-sign-of-gentrification-in-los-angeles A telltale sign of gentrification in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-05T19:53:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T21:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82420c9f58b01e7799525433fb7543e4.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's not clear where or when this wooden slat revival started exactly, but it was roughly a decade or so ago and has been creeping through Los Angeles like kudzu ever since. In decades to come, it'll be a signifier for the exhaustive pace at which the city has changed in the past 5 to 10 years&mdash;for better or worse. And even though it can be spotted throughout the greater L.A. area or other markets entirely, architectural designer Marc Cucco finds the slat to be "specific to Eastside L.A."</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news on gentrification in Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a title="How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification</a></li><li><a title="As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146736553/as-la-densifies-its-iconic-roadside-restaurants-disappear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As LA densifies, its iconic roadside restaurants disappear</a></li><li><a title="Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134055238/venice-beach-s-ongoing-grapple-with-the-tech-titan-invasion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion</a></li><li><a title="With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123586329/with-gentrification-the-end-of-racial-segregation-moves-into-la-s-highland-park-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With gentrification, the end of racial segregation moves into LA's Highland Park neighborhood</a></li><li><a title="Activists &ldquo;Evict&rdquo; Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115651532/activists-evict-businesses-in-gentrifying-l-a-neighborhood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Activists &ldquo;Evict&rdquo; Businesses in Gentrifying L.A. Neighborhood</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943264/how-la-is-changing-one-rail-line-at-a-time How LA is changing, one rail line at a time Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-02T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:30:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obukwrzxck4mt4dp.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;A good part of any day in Los Angeles,&rdquo; Joan Didion wrote in 1989, &ldquo;is spent driving, alone, through streets devoid of meaning to the driver, which is one reason the place exhilarates some people, and floods others with an amorphous unease.&rdquo; I quote this statement every chance I get; it is among the most trenchant ever written about the place. But all that is changing, or might be, if the promises implied by the Expo Line expansion can be kept.</p></em><br /><br /><p>On May 20, Los Angeles's Metro will open the expansion of its Expo Line, stretching from downtown past its current terminus in Culver City all the way to Santa Monica, blocks from the Pacific Ocean. The dream of "Broadway to the beach" by train in LA will soon become a reality, and stands to be a watershed moment in the city's transit development, as David Ulin reflects in the&nbsp;<em>New York Times:</em></p><p><em>Regardless of what the Expo Line ultimately does or doesn&rsquo;t do for traffic, this is, I think, the essence of what it offers: the notion of Los Angeles as a space we occupy together, collective and evolving, where in the act of getting lost, as I discovered on Venice Boulevard, we may also unexpectedly be found.</em></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long and weirding road: a tour through Los Angeles urbanism in "Sidewalking"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/37391/david-l-ulin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David L. Ulin</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136348612/l-a-seeks-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects-in-advance-of-potential-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. seeks to accelerate infrastructure projects in advance of potential Olympics</a></li><li><a title="Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934138/will-la-s-new-metro-extension-bring-growth-to-the-city-s-peripheries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will LA's new metro extension bring growth to the city's peripheries?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942840/take-a-peek-at-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalist-proposals Take a peek at the latest Pershing Square Renew finalist proposals Justine Testado 2016-04-28T19:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T00:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilft9wj046ddj93z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of a broader vision to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles, City Councilmember Jose Huizar spearheaded the creation of the public-private partnership Pershing Square Renew, which aims to overhaul and redesign Pershing Square into a new town square...The finalist proposals have received plenty of scrutiny over the last few months, but the public will get to hear from the architects themselves tonight when they present their concepts at the Downtown Palace Theater in L.A.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&darr;&nbsp;James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher &amp; Partners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sx/sxcd1nd9zpmuy610.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4bof7l7kgtcy6usl.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;Agence TER and Team</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/108swddf7dj2srvz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z51m7h6ujklq726r.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;SWA with Morphosis</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dj/djsozh0evcyrhk37.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4w/4wrihn02nyrmpzoh.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;wHY with Civitas</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epchi77h06a66z6u.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vb/vb4wgnz4pblb4o1h.jpg"></p><p>See more of each proposal <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4854/see-the-latest-pershing-square-renew-finalists-proposals-hear-from-the-teams-tonight-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward Nicholas Korody 2016-04-28T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:08:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g1/g1ncspkz7h9z2wqr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge &ndash; raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The donations together amount to the largest the museum has ever received. Elaine Wynn, a major collector and co-chair of the museum, pledged $50 million.&nbsp;Former Univision chairman A. Jerrold Perenchio has promised to give $25 million for the project.</p><p>Both donations hinge on the successful launch of the Zumthor project, which will begin environmental review in a few months. Construction would begin in 2018 and conclude in 2023 if everything goes according to plan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xa/xala2d9cpvo1ugsv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40achyb0mo7re0k.jpg"></p><p>For more episodes from the saga of the Zumthor-LACMA project, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125751245/peter-zumthor-at-lacma-a-preacher-in-the-wrong-church" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Zumthor at LACMA: A Preacher in the Wrong Church</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123916644/christopher-hawthorne-dissects-zumthor-s-inkblot-with-lacma-director-michael-govan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne dissects Zumthor's inkblot with LACMA Director Michael Govan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123660296/lacma-latest-zumthor-reins-in-his-inkblot-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA latest: Zumthor reins in his inkblot redesign</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942418/la-city-calls-for-proposals-for-the-old-lincoln-heights-jail LA City calls for proposals for the old Lincoln Heights jail Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T23:39:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5xwoio1zw25zu4r.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been more than 50 years since anyone has served time in the old Lincoln Heights Jail. The five-story building on San Fernando Road next to the L.A. River has been vacant for much of that time but now the city is launching its most recent effort to find new uses for the historic landmark as efforts are underway to restore the river and build new projects and parks along its banks. The city is seeking ideas and concepts for the 229,000-square-foot complex...</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a RFI, the city stipulates that there are a number of hurdles that will have to be removed before reuse, such as possible structural renovations and removal of toxic substances.</p><p>The city also put forth a list of new possible uses:</p><ul><li>Technology or creative office (e.g. biotechnology)</li><li>Clean tech or other manufacturing uses</li><li>Adaptive re-use (such as the Helms Bakery District or Anaheim Packing District)</li><li>Live / Work lofts, artist studios and/or other art production space</li><li>Urban agriculture</li><li>Hotel with meeting spaces and a restaurant</li><li>Institutional uses (such as a museum or charter school)</li><li>Nonprofit uses (such as nonprofit office or performance space)</li><li>Publicly accessible open space associated with the new development (such as a<br>river edge greenway or park.</li></ul><p>What would you do with the site? Concepts are due May 13. Find out more <a href="http://labavn.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=contract.opportunity_view&amp;recordid=26729&amp;CFID=5489319&amp;CFTOKEN=81f71188e16c42d5-B260CF43-5056-8E03-789A914476D2F9AB" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941806/take-a-look-at-these-installations-from-this-year-s-coachella-festival Take a look at these installations from this year's Coachella Festival Nicholas Korody 2016-04-21T18:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:41:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhhfw9eui1btzgw0.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every April, music fans venture in droves to the High Desert outside of Los Angeles for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival &ndash;&nbsp;&nbsp;a veritable rite of spring for the selfie era.</p><p>And, like with any good spring bacchanal, the musical experience is often enhanced through the consumption of substances, licit or otherwise. But while imbibing may help you maintain stamina for the dance floor, it can also ramp up your internal body temperature (likely already elevated by the grueling desert sun).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zf/zfg4z8p31y50bejn.jpg"></p><p>Enter the architects and artists responsible for the latter half of Coachella's proper name. Tasked with designing structures that both shade and visually-entertain, the selected designers are given one of the more unusual &ndash; and fun &ndash; prompts around.</p><p>Here's a look at some of the structures that adorned the Empire Polo Club this year:</p><p><strong>The Tower of Twelve Stories</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular)</em></a></p><p>Described in accompanying texts as a "a cartoonish metropolis of tiny bubble-like spaces populated by ecce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941745/as-housing-crisis-persists-l-a-s-bootlegged-apartments-get-one-step-closer-to-legal As housing crisis persists, L.A.'s "bootlegged apartments" get one step closer to legal Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-21T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-04-21T12:58:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0lzhht0qlccq0de.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Under the new law, the city would be able to relax some of the rules that often stop such [bootlegged] apartments from being legalized, allowing more density and loosening parking requirements. In return, landlords who seek to legalize bootlegged units will have to provide some affordable apartments at those buildings &mdash; and guarantee that they remain affordable for at least 55 years, under a legal covenant documented with the county recorder.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Clickbait is making affordable housing even more of an uphill battle" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149889647/clickbait-is-making-affordable-housing-even-more-of-an-uphill-battle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clickbait is making affordable housing even more of an uphill battle</a></li><li><a title="Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></li><li><a title="California to decrease parking requirements for affordable housing" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138954637/california-to-decrease-parking-requirements-for-affordable-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California to decrease parking requirements for affordable housing</a></li><li><a title="Developers in California can be required to include low-income housing, courts declare" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129656013/developers-in-california-can-be-required-to-include-low-income-housing-courts-declare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developers in California can be required to include low-income housing, courts declare</a></li><li><a title="L.A.'s &quot;bootlegged&quot; apartments might receive amnesty from city under new proposal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129640690/l-a-s-bootlegged-apartments-might-receive-amnesty-from-city-under-new-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A.'s "bootlegged" apartments might receive amnesty from city under new proposal</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941499/how-a-group-of-boyle-heights-residents-are-fighting-gentrification How a group of Boyle Heights residents are fighting gentrification Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T20:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cm7pbcvaewi9wcs.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A realtor who invited clients to tour the neighbourhood for bargain properties and enjoy &ldquo;artisanal treats&rdquo; felt the backlash within hours. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t help but hope that your 60-minute bike ride is a total disaster and that everyone who eats your artisanal treats pukes immediately,&rdquo; said one message. &ldquo;Stay outta my fucking hood,&rdquo; said another. Fearing violence, the realtor cancelled the event. [...] Welcome to Boyle Heights &ndash; or not, depending on how locals view you.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more from the front lines of urban gentrification, check out past Archinect articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" target="_blank">In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113965543/invasion-a-first-hand-view-of-gentrification-in-san-francisco" target="_blank">Invasion: A First-Hand View of Gentrification in San Francisco</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937221/luxury-uk-student-housing-is-on-the-rise-and-with-it-gentrification-fears" target="_blank">Luxury UK student housing is on the rise, and with it, gentrification fears</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147290493/planning-war-zone-the-battle-for-l-a" target="_blank">Planning War Zone: The Battle for L.A.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town" target="_blank">How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941412/beverly-hills-wants-to-provide-driverless-cars-as-public-transit Beverly Hills wants to provide driverless cars as public transit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-19T13:15:00-04:00 >2016-04-23T13:40:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/by/bybvfvkne1qmfj3n.jpg" width="514" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the city's council&nbsp;voted unanimously to create a program to "develop autonomous vehicles as public transportation." The council's vision is for self-driving vehicles to provide "on-demand, point-to-point transportation," with citizens "requesting a ride using their smartphone." The shuttles wouldn't replace public transportation, but augment it [...] Phase one of the city council's program includes reaching out to companies like Tesla and Google to explore "potential partnerships."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Beverly Hills isn't the only city considering adding on-demand driverless vehicles to its transportation offerings &ndash; but given its small size, affluence, and well-maintained road infrastructure, it could be a prime zone for testing municipal adoption of autonomous vehicles.</p><p>As an on-demand public transit option, driverless vehicles could also be based on a different fare structure than the surrounding region's bus and train options, which use a fixed rate-per-ride fare, regardless of how far the trip. Theoretically, passenger rates for driverless car transit could be more directly proportional to the length of the trip, as they are for Uber and Lyft currently (although without the surge pricing).</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939041/how-prepared-are-american-cities-for-the-new-reality-of-self-driving-cars" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How prepared are American cities for the new reality of self-driving cars?</a></li><li><a title="World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938713/world-s-first-fully-autonomous-taxi-service-will-arrive-in-singapore-later-this-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first fully autonomous taxi service will arrive in Singapore later this year</a></li><li><a title="The &quot;Impossible&quot; Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The "Impossible" Car &ndash; Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17</a></li><li><a title="Google's self-driving car hits bus and causes its first crash" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149351656/google-s-self-driving-car-hits-bus-and-causes-its-first-crash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google's self-driving car hit...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940810/la-officials-seek-sweeping-overhaul-of-neighborhood-plans LA officials seek sweeping overhaul of neighborhood plans Nicholas Korody 2016-04-14T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T15:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkq30xsdp7oidzjf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Facing a potentially bruising ballot fight over real estate development next year, Los Angeles' political leaders announced Wednesday that they will seek a sweeping update of the plans that govern the size and density of new buildings that go up in scores of neighborhoods. Mayor Eric Garcetti and several council members said they want the Planning Department to revise nearly three dozen &ldquo;community plans&rdquo; by 2026, a task that will require the hiring of 28 new employees at a cost of $4.2M a year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937235/nation-s-first-combined-housing-complex-for-lgbt-youth-and-seniors-coming-to-hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nation's first combined housing complex for LGBT youth and seniors coming to Hollywood</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147290493/planning-war-zone-the-battle-for-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planning War Zone: The Battle for L.A.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149600766/top-7-reasons-to-oppose-the-los-angeles-neighborhood-integrity-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 7 Reasons to Oppose the Los Angeles Neighborhood Integrity Initiative</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146138891/it-s-easier-now-to-tear-down-historic-homes-in-beverly-hills-than-before-is-this-progress-or-folly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's easier now to tear down "historic homes" in Beverly Hills than before &ndash; is this progress or folly?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940794/california-pledges-to-pick-up-some-of-the-cost-overruns-of-la-2024-olympic-bid California pledges to pick up (some of the) cost overruns of LA 2024 Olympic bid Alexander Walter 2016-04-14T18:19:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T18:21:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0k0io05gjagspi0g.jpg" width="400" height="807" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Associated Press reports a California legislative panel advanced a bill Tuesday committing the state to cover up to $250 million in cost overruns as part of Los Angeles&rsquo; bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Senate Governmental Organization Committee approved the bill in a 7-0 vote after proponents said they&rsquo;re confident they can provide the Games without the serious deficits that have challenged other recent host cities. They pointed to Los Angeles&rsquo; profitable hosting of the 1984 Olympics.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148366519/la-2024-plays-up-a-sunny-disposition-in-their-logo-for-the-olympic-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA 2024 plays up a sunny disposition in their logo for the Olympic bid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136348612/l-a-seeks-to-accelerate-infrastructure-projects-in-advance-of-potential-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. seeks to accelerate infrastructure projects in advance of potential Olympics</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134050412/la-mayor-garcetti-confident-that-2024-olympics-in-his-city-would-pay-for-themselves" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA mayor Garcetti confident that 2024 Olympics in his city would pay for themselves</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940728/there-is-no-there-there-la-the-industrial-city-and-remembering-zaha-on-archinect-sessions-60-ft-special-guest-orhan-ayy-ce There is No There There – LA the Industrial City and remembering Zaha on Archinect Sessions #60, ft. special guest Orhan Ayyüce Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-14T16:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:30:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m3/m3pvw7lei8ndth9v.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're joined by original 'Nector and senior editor&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> to discuss Zaha Hadid's legacy and his recent piece on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940357/los-angeles-the-industrial-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's industrial urbanism</a>, part of our architectural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/623429/archinect-travel-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">travel guide</a> through cities worldwide. As a student at SCI-Arc, Ayy&uuml;ce was first taken aback by Hadid during a visiting lecture she gave in 1985, before she had completed any built work: "I was very impressed by her at that lecture and her strengths and vulnerabilities made a lasting place in my memory bank." We share the impressions she and her work had on us personally, as well as Archinect's memory bank.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 60 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "There Is No There There":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-60.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938425/get-lectured-east-los-angeles-college-spring-16 Get Lectured: East Los Angeles College, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-04-05T12:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:15:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciaeq9erhq790cy2.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Next up, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;(ELAC), Department of Architecture has a few lectures coming up in their Spring '16.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;<a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></strong></p><p>Lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Architecture Department, Bldg E-7 Room 114, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Apr 22</strong><br>Bill Ferehawk</p><p><strong>May 6</strong><br>Ilaria Mazzoleni</p><p><strong>May 20</strong><br>Behn Samareh</p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture&nbsp;<a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>Check out previous posters on the&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured&nbsp;</em></strong><a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Pinterest</strong></a><strong>&nbsp;page!</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937235/nation-s-first-combined-housing-complex-for-lgbt-youth-and-seniors-coming-to-hollywood Nation's first combined housing complex for LGBT youth and seniors coming to Hollywood Alexander Walter 2016-03-30T16:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:45:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2n7xd60wqar2yiw.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A first-in-the-nation complex to be built in Hollywood would house about 200 LGBT seniors and young adults on the same campus. Lorrie Jean, CEO of the the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which is building the $100 million complex, calls the two generation groups "the two most vulnerable parts of our community."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934132/as-gayborhoods-gentrify-lgbtq-people-move-into-conservative-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148962253/homes-of-the-homeless-seized-l-a-cracks-down-on-free-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homes of the homeless, seized: L.A. cracks down on free housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li></ul>