Archinect - News 2016-06-26T16:48:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149953959/going-going-back-back-to-cali-cali Going going, back back, to Cali Cali anthony dong 2016-06-24T22:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T22:14:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/ryctc8jrai0l7hde.jpg" width="400" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No one benefits from continuing their seemingly unending litigation to protect a parking lot</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's like these cities think that he's building a Death Star.....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide "Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." – Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:35:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e530e7840ef9ce46d83083217c3f239b.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As white-shoe law firms shrink and expanding tech companies in L.A. increasingly move into restored warehouses or historic buildings, commercial skyscrapers around the country are struggling to find tenants. [...] That leaves the owners of aging all-office high-rises like the U.S. Bank Tower looking for ways to produce new revenue [...] OUE is not the first company to see a possible revenue stream in the desire of adults to pay money to act like children in downtown settings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on what's happening in Downtown Los Angeles:</p><ul><li><a title="The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149373378/the-west-coast-s-tallest-tower-is-getting-a-glass-bottomed-slide-on-its-69th-floor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The West Coast's tallest tower is getting a glass-bottomed slide on its 69th floor</a></li><li><a title="Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park</a></li><li><a title="Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></li><li><a title="Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944866/apple-store-to-take-over-historic-theater-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple store to take over historic theater in Downtown Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934077/wilshire-grand-tower-the-west-coast-s-tallest-building-structurally-tops-out-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Grand Tower, the West Coast's tallest building, structurally tops out in LA</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953526/is-los-angeles-becoming-a-real-city Is Los Angeles becoming a "real" city? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-23T13:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-24T15:46:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqij3dyzg2uihza6.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could Los Angeles grow to become a &ldquo;real city&rdquo; like New York or London? Last year, LA gained at least 50,000 people, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance, pushing the population to more than 4 million people for the first time in the city&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Part of the appeal of Los Angeles has been its refusal to be like other cities. For years, its objective "center" was a forbidding cluster of office towers with near zero street life, while in outlying, low-density neighborhoods, people partied in back yards that ran up against wildlife preserves, hiking trails, and quaint man-made lakes.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mknj49a6tsicgbpi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znizf8f91o6wvkmu.jpg"></p><p>However, as other big, traditionally urban U.S. cities gradually became stupidly unaffordable (looking at you,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> New York</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a>) and Moby wrote that <a href="http://creativetimereports.org/2014/02/03/moby-los-angeles-first-city-of-the-apocalypse/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">one Op-Ed</a>, a sizable number of creative-class types decided to try their luck in a place with what then had half the rental costs and much more temperate weather.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bakcyosale0z8hd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r3/r35taikvbq304fcp.jpg"></p><p>Now, with a rapidly growing subway system and a still undaunted, ebullient vibe, L.A. may be starting to take itself seriously as a city, which ironically could be its undoing, or the impetus for spectacular urban development. If history is any guide, it will be both, creating the newest weird, beautiful, idiosyncratic iteration we co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953114/this-weekend-re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 This weekend: (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-22T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T20:21:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x60aytvyiwuqzod3.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In just two short days, Dwell on Design LA (DODLA), the largest design event on the West Coast, will kick off its eleventh and best show yet. Packed with inspiring onstage content, high-end designer home tours, live demos, art installations, consultations and feature areas, including the highly-anticipated Dwell Outdoor curated by famed Australian-born designer Jamie Durie, Dwell on Design LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the place to be June 24-26. For hours, tickets and additional event information, visit <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">la.dwellondesign.com</a>.</p><p><strong>LEARN FROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE EXPERTS</strong></p><p>Don&rsquo;t miss renowned architect and keynote speaker <strong>Sou Fujimoto </strong>Friday June 24 at 6:00 PM, whose innovative residential structures and institutional projects represent a fresh approach to the relationship between architectural space and the human body.</p><p>Lectures and panels with actor <strong>Gary Sinise</strong>, architect <strong>Matthew Hufft</strong>, co-creator of Morpholio<strong> Toru Hasegawa</strong>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953244/lapd-directs-officers-to-treat-homeless-people-with-compassion-in-new-vague-policy LAPD directs officers to treat homeless people “with compassion” in new vague policy Justine Testado 2016-06-22T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-06-22T14:22:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bob8wcibhpg2j5pu.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Police Commission approved a new policy directing LAPD officers to treat homeless people with &ldquo;compassion and empathy.&rdquo; The policy was meant to be a broad statement &ndash; a &ldquo;philosophy more than it is the nuts and bolts,&rdquo; [Cmdr Todd] Chamberlain recently told police commissioners. More specifics will come in future directives, he added. But the new statement [unsurprisingly] was met with some skepticism from homeless advocates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;Gary Blasi, a retired UCLA law professor who studies homelessness, said it would take more than a policy to improve interactions between officers and those living on the city&rsquo;s streets. To do that, he said, the city should limit laws that unfairly criminalize situations involving homeless people &mdash; &lsquo;so that the police are not involved in the first place.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p><p>More about homelessness in LA on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943944/la-s-homeless-population-has-increased-by-11-in-a-single-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's homeless population has increased by 11% in a single year</a></p><p><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></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To each their own home: A peek into the &ldquo;HOME(less)&rdquo; exhibition at USC</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147809321/los-angeles-approves-plans-to-tackle-homelessness-crisis-but-funding-is-still-unclear" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles approves plans to tackle homelessness crisis, but funding is still unclear</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953091/los-angeles-sues-property-owner-who-allegedly-evicted-tenants-for-airbnb-flip Los Angeles sues property owner who allegedly evicted tenants for Airbnb flip Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-21T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T21:06:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p14715ch07c5zega.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City attorney Mike Feuer has filed criminal charges against Carol Jean Alsman, a local property owner, for allegedly forcing out tenants in rent-controlled units and then listing the units for rent on Airbnb. [...] [Feuer&rsquo;s] office has lodged civil complaints against three other Los Angeles property owners for allegedly using their buildings as illegal hotels [...] &ldquo;In a city with a profound shortage of affordable housing, unlawfully converting rental units to operate hotels has got to stop&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949227/after-allegations-of-racial-discrimination-and-airbnbwhileblack-fallout-airbnb-looks-inward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After allegations of racial discrimination and #AirbnbWhileBlack fallout, Airbnb looks inward</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb invests in a blockchain future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940504/airbnb-invests-in-a-blockchain-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb invests in a blockchain future</a></li><li><a title='Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148424326/airbnb-intentionally-misconstrued-data-to-garner-good-press-according-to-new-report" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb intentionally misconstrued data to "garner good press", according to new report</a></li><li><a title="Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651275/barcelona-plans-shakedown-scheme-against-unlicensed-airbnb-apartments-to-curb-tourism-boom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona plans shakedown scheme against unlicensed Airbnb apartments to curb tourism boom</a></li><li><a title="Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135130016/airbnb-to-collect-taxes-in-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Airbnb to collect taxes in Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953054/three-dozen-projects-win-big-in-2016-los-angeles-architectural-awards Three dozen projects win big in 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards Justine Testado 2016-06-21T14:54:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T15:11:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rmingnmnqfeen6z.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A fresh set of three dozen projects were recognized in the 2016 Los Angeles Architectural Awards. Organized by the LA Business Council, the awards recognize some of L.A. County's top-notch designers and projects... &ldquo;This year designers rose to the challenge to design more eco-conscious and efficient features, and generally improve the way people live through architecture&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few of this year's winners:</p><p>Beyond L.A. Award -&nbsp;Harbin Opera House. Architect: MAD Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/bab9szj0nwkwvmre.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Architecture Award - Apollo at Rosecrans. Design Architect: Ehrlich Architects | Landscape Architect: LRM Landscape Architecture and Urban Design</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5j804bi6sskpac4.jpg"></p><p>Healthcare Award -&nbsp;Kaplan Family Pavilion at City of Hope. Architect: Belzberg Architects.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqb6y9aoojiuk3gy.jpg"></p><p>Kronish House Award. Architect/Contractor: Marmol Radziner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a0/a04h8nmdv69kwy3r.jpg"></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;Civic Award - The Broad. Architect: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler</p><p>See the rest of this year's winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4966/the-broad-harbin-opera-house-pterodactyl-among-2016-la-architectural-award-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101167410/morphosis-emerson-college-los-angeles-takes-grand-prize-at-2014-los-angeles-architectural-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis&rsquo; Emerson College Los Angeles takes Grand Prize at 2014 Los Angeles Architectural Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952816/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-20T20:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T20:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xl282ju3hftonnd3.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Don't let the sweltering summer heat curb your creative inspiration. 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? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;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 June 20-27.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7626/los-angeles-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival 2016 | June 9-26</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vc/vcatzafu0bd5emm4.jpg"></p><p>Gather 'round with fellow design enthusiasts during the L.A. Design Festival. With events happening citywide until June 26, you can sign up for the Neighborhood Tours and the Restaurant Tours in DTLA and Silver Lake this week. A good excuse to get a look inside some of L.A.'s most hip food joints, local businesses, as well as the offices of architecture practices like Oyler Wu Co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951657/photographing-every-pot-shop-on-l-a-s-green-mile Photographing every pot shop on L.A.'s "Green Mile" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-14T19:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-17T23:46:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5ff71a02ef13bef94881de88f0921a99.jpg" width="514" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In particular, La Brea to Fairfax, which parallels Miracle Mile on Wilshire, was a hotbed of dispensaries with some areas having up to 3 on the same block, making it &ldquo;the Green Mile.&rdquo; [...] I began noticing how the dispensaries branded themselves through signage and typography, and what these choices might convey to their prospective clientele. Second, the fleeting nature of these businesses was such that the green paint hardly dried before a &ldquo;For Lease&rdquo; sign would appear</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/48964/architects-smoking-marijuana-grown-and-sexy-immature-and-repulsive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Smoking Marijuana: Grown and Sexy? Immature and Repulsive?</a></li><li><a title="Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's &quot;architecture of apartheid&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149949315/unequal-scenes-drone-images-reveal-cape-town-s-architecture-of-apartheid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unequal Scenes: drone images reveal Cape Town's "architecture of apartheid"</a></li><li><a title="Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches</a></li><li><a title="Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149951285/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-13T19:34:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T19:34:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t8/t8zymttme2kkea31.jpg" width="514" height="368" 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 June 13-20.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7744/diane-arbus-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diane Arbus in L.A. | June 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7744/diane-arbus-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/vo/vo16thi6kpsage6w.jpg"></p><p>The author of a new biography on Arbus will speak at the Getty about the legendary photographer's relationship to Los Angeles, creating her famous images of Disneyland, the Universal Studios lot, and Mae West's home. The event is Free, but RSVP is required.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TURF: A Mini-Golf Project - Launch Party | June 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/latest/7747/turf-a-mini-golf-project-launch-party" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r6/r6je9u9a7pneszq2.jpg"></p><p>Hang out at Materials &amp; Applications this weekend for some mini-golf! TURF: A Mini-Golf Project com...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950838/mia-lehrer-oma-win-over-eric-owen-moss-brooks-scarpa-aecom-to-design-dtla-s-new-public-park Mia Lehrer + OMA win over Eric Owen Moss, Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM to design DTLA's new public park Justine Testado 2016-06-10T14:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T01:20:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8agzluarq1sfs9s.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles is in for a lot of (proposed) change, especially in its downtown core. Yesterday, the City of L.A. announced Mia Lehrer + Associates and OMA as the winners of a competition to design a new public park called the FAB Park...Proposed for the well-trafficked streets of First and Broadway in downtown L.A., the 1.96-acre FAB Park will integrate &ldquo;the themes of food, art, and land.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qp/qpvy41ialu9tar34.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su9slv6zzatnpzfc.jpg"></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4952/mia-lehrer-oma-to-design-new-fab-park-in-downtown-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</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/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/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949991/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-07T12:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-14T00:26:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p2/p26z47xc0zfb9l7r.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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 June 6-13.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7714/john-baeder-book-signing-road-well-taken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Baeder Book Signing - "Road Well Taken" | June</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7714/john-baeder-book-signing-road-well-taken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Image via Hennessy + Ingalls." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/cj/cjphk9k9r9jttw15.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/cj/cjphk9k9r9jttw15.jpg"></a></p><p>Make a pitstop at Hennessy + Ingalls for a chance to meet photorealist painter John Baeder, who will be signing copies of his latest monograph &ldquo;John Baeder's Road Well Taken&rdquo; by Jay Williams. After leaving a lucrative advertising career in 1972 to fully pursue painting, Baeder traveled throughout the U.S. to capture nostalgic scenes of roadside diners before they disappeared. Perhaps this book could be a beautiful sour...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948926/re-imagine-modern-at-dwell-on-design-june-24-26 (re)imagine modern at Dwell on Design, June 24-26 Sponsor 2016-06-02T16:04:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:44:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l0itzhl5hv56ybl.jpg" width="514" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://la.dwellondesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, products, and content in modern design. Featuring 400 brands that shape modern, over 2,000 furnishings &amp; products, 40 on-stage presentations, 5 prefab homes, 3 days of Dwell Los Angeles Home Tours, and endless networking opportunities with thousands of like-minded design and trend-seeking enthusiasts, Dwell on Design invites you to <strong>reimagine modern</strong>.</p><p>Speaking of imagination, <em>Dwell</em> editors have enlisted a number of industry experts and thought leaders for panels during the three-day celebration of design &ndash; including <strong>keynote speaker </strong>and world-renowned architect, Sou Fujimoto. Fujimoto, who is the youngest architect to ever receive the prestigious Serpentine Pavilion commission, is a rising star in the world of contemporary architecture and was named Architecture&nbsp;Innovator of the Year&nbsp;by&nbsp;<em>The Wall Street Journal&nbsp;</em>in 2014.&nbsp;From his Tokyo-based practice, established in 2000, Fujimoto has rei...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948916/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-06-01T20:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T17:36:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/ho5y5tm8hsho9guf.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 June 1-6.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7677/incollaboration-julie-eizenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inCollaboration: Julie Eizenberg | June</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7677/incollaboration-julie-eizenberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4c/4ch7h8fdsdmjqr4d.jpg"><br><em>Photo by Anna Ha&#778;llams.</em></p><p>Spend Thursday evening at the A+D Museum for their latest inCOLLABORATION installment with Julie Eizenberg, the founding principal of Santa Monica-based Koning Eizenberg Architecture. Hear from Julie Eizenberg in a presentation and lecture, and hang out longer for the reception. General admission is $15, while students can&nbsp;buy tickets for $7.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7708/flat-foldability" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flat Foldability | Open now until June 11</a>, recommended by Alexander ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948887/anthropologist-discovers-hobo-graffiti-dating-back-almost-a-century Anthropologist discovers "hobo graffiti" dating back almost a century Nicholas Korody 2016-06-01T17:55:00-04:00 >2016-06-04T20:33:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avpg8t960956bih4.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthropologist Susan Phillips had spent a career examining the graffiti that covers urban walls, bridges and freeway overpasses. But when she came across an unrecognizable collection made not of spray paint but substances like grease pencil and apparently left there for a century, she was stunned. Phillips had uncovered a peculiar, almost extinct form of American hieroglyphics known as hobo graffiti, the treasure trove discovered under a nondescript, 103-year-old bridge spanning the LA River.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on graffiti:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141220311/leading-street-artists-weigh-in-on-the-gentrification-debate" target="_blank">Leading street artists weigh in on the gentrification debate</a></li></ul> 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 >2016-05-31T23:09:17-04:00 <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 >2016-05-28T14:48:43-04:00 <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>