Archinect - News 2017-05-22T23:35:20-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150008790/the-parker-center-is-set-for-demolition-what-other-midcentury-icons-are-next The Parker Center is set for demolition, what other midcentury icons are next? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-22T20:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T20:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/73/73vht6psgwp8o9gv.jpg" width="650" height="529" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Parker Center, depending on who you ask, is either a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5038/midcentury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">midcentury</a> icon, or a powerful symbol of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/19263/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>' racist past. Located downtown, the building was home to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/725615/lapd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAPD</a> up until 2009 when they relocated due to expensive retrofits needed on the site. Designed by Welton Becket&mdash;the architect behind some of LA's greatest identifiers such as the Capitol Records Building, the Theme Building and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86006545/welton-becket-designed-hollywood-cinerama-dome-marks-50-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cinerama Dome</a>&mdash;the former LAPD headquarters is seen by historic preservationists, particularly the LA Conservancy, as a historical landmark due to its midcentury stylings. However, beyond being an architectural landmark, the building, as home to the LAPD during an era of racist policing, also serves as a sobering reminder of LA's troubling past. The land upon which the center was constructed had been seized from Japanese property owners less than a decade after Japanese Internment and William H. Parker himself, whom the building was named after, was associated with ushering in policies of...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008714/elon-musk-confirms-boring-tunnels-are-for-hyperloop Elon Musk confirms Boring Tunnels are for Hyperloop Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-22T17:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T18:55:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4d0pwzzqvs8r1rz3.jpg" width="650" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the company&rsquo;s introduction, many (including Futurism) have speculated that the tunnels&rsquo; true purpose was to work in tandem with the Hyperloop. This is the real clincher here. It seems like The Boring Company isn&rsquo;t just going to be for cars. &ldquo;The electric skate can transport automobiles, goods, and/or people. And if one adds a vacuum shell, it is now a Hyperloop Pod which can travel at 600+ miles per hour,&rdquo; the site explains.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in December, the business magnate Elon Musk tweeted his frustration of being stuck in LA traffic along with a half-joking suggestion of building a tunnel to fix his gridlocked woes.</p><p></p><p>Well as it turns out, this simple musing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988930/musk-claims-his-plans-to-bore-a-tunnel-under-los-angeles-are-moving-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has become a full-blown startup</a>. The Boring Company, it is called, hopes to build a series of underground tunnels that will save Angelenos from such "soul-destroying traffic." The company has already found a way to dig tunnels at a much more cost effective and efficient rate and is now revealing the tunnel's potential to work in tandem with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008495/brooks-scarpa-s-the-six-offers-a-home-to-veterans-in-need Brooks + Scarpa's “The Six” offers a home to veterans in need Justine Testado 2017-05-22T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-22T13:41:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cuhof3xb3j7iq46v.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located in Los Angeles' highly dense MacArthur Park neighborhood, "The Six" is a hard-to-miss, 52-unit housing complex for veterans who are disabled and/or were previously homeless. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a> for the Skid Row Housing Trust, the building gets its name from the ubiquitous military expression &ldquo;I got your six&rdquo; &mdash; which basically means &ldquo;I've got your back&rdquo;.</p><p>Brooks + Scarpa designed the 40,250 square-foot building with public and private &ldquo;zones&rdquo; with more emphasis on creating a community-oriented and social space, as opposed to a reclusive, isolating scheme.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eh/ehzr03q80mm71tgj.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bz/bzaqzzlt4km115f5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/in/inrdchkvbnnmcba6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/za/zagqpkhy9rnf83ns.jpg"><em>Photos:&nbsp;Tara Wucjik. Last photo: Brooks + Scarpa.</em></p><p>The ground level contains offices, support spaces for veterans, bike storage and parking, while the second level features a large public courtyard. The courtyard is surrounded by four levels of housing units with balconies and green roofs to let residents share a secured, open space and connect with the larger community. The highest level features a growing edible garden...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008488/high-school-students-interpret-neutra-s-vdl-house-with-art High School Students Interpret Neutra's VDL House with Art Archinect 2017-05-19T19:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T19:31:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/cidfjpz8ndayntuf.jpg" width="650" height="1005" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tomorrow evening the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45241/neutra-vdl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> will host an exhibition of work by high school students (age 16-18) from the <a href="http://central-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts</a>, curated by <a href="https://vapa-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VAPA</a>&nbsp;high school student Avery Wilcox. Each artwork offers new interpretations of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/45241/neutra-vdl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a> expressed in a variety of mediums - film, ceramic, painting and photography. More importantly these artistic expressions, given the age of the makers, will allow all of us to see this historic house with fresh eyes.</p><p>The exhibition will take place tomorrow, May 20, from&nbsp;5-8pm.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008241/first-glimpse-of-hansonla-s-master-plan-to-redevelop-city-market-los-angeles First glimpse of HansonLA's master plan to redevelop City Market Los Angeles Justine Testado 2017-05-18T15:40:00-04:00 >2017-05-20T07:02:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/he/heo60ot2w2j7nxby.jpg" width="650" height="1038" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After five years in the works, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104867291/hansonla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HansonLA</a>&nbsp;finalized the multi-phase master plan with the L.A. Department of City Planning to redevelop the historic City Market Los Angeles, located in Downtown L.A.'s Fashion District. Established in 1909 by a group of immigrant farmers, CMLA is home to one of the oldest wholesale produce markets in the U.S.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfzcnouatn7cduvi.jpg"><br><em>Aerial view.&nbsp;Rendering by KINK Studio.</em></p><p>The mixed-use, 10-acre master plan is jam-packed, comprising buildings ranging from 3-38 stories, 945 residential units, 210 hotel rooms, 225,000 square-feet of retail, restaurant, and entertainment space (including the new <a href="http://www.citymarketsouth.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Market South</a>), and 312,000 square-feet of educational space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4du7rxmt2ylcc2r3.jpg"><br><em>Rendering by KINK Studio.</em></p><p>Re-emphasizing the pedestrian experience of the original CMLA, the new plan will also feature an elevated walkway that will wrap around approximately 60 percent of the site, offering visitors some open space and a view of the DTLA skyline.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;[City Market's] sympathetic approach to the program allows it t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150008073/aia-los-angeles-announces-top-residential-architecture-projects-for-2017 AIA Los Angeles announces top residential architecture projects for 2017 Justine Testado 2017-05-17T18:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T18:34:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4a/4auoa3hw57ri1pnu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The AIA Los Angeles chapter celebrates some of the area's best contemporary residential projects in the Residential Architecture Awards. For 2017, the chapter announced 29 winning projects, many of which were designed by notable L.A. firms like Lehrer Architects, Tighe Architecture, Belzberg Architects, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Bestor Architecture, XTEN Architecture, and plenty more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some of this year's winners include:</p><p><strong>Affordable Starter Home Prototype (South LA, CA) by Lehrer Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/r8/r8bx2bmtx3i69j8a.jpg"><em>Photo: Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, Nerin Kadribegovic, AIA, and Benjamin Lehrer</em></p><p><strong>IVRV House (Los Angeles, CA) by SCI Arc - submitted by project coordinator and design faculty Darin Johnstone, AIA</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qez9eil6tk8j4npf.jpg"><em>Photo: Joshua White.</em></p><p><strong>MU77 (Los Angeles, CA) by Arshia Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/n9/n9fkn5fq0eihra80.jpg"><em>Photo: Paul Vu, Brandon Vogts</em></p><p><strong>Peace Creek Villas (Chengdu, China) by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zd/zdsyfj8e38f23v8y.jpg"><em>Photo: Su Chen</em></p><p><strong>Blackbirds (Los Angeles, CA) by Bestor Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6j/6jlzcx28fh6lyrnf.jpg"><em>Photo: Laure Joliet, Iwan Baan.</em></p><p><strong>Garrison Residence (Redondo Beach, CA) by Tighe Architecture</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qee4ha6ihvxemrps.jpg"><em>Photo: Art Gray</em></p><p>See more of the winning projects <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5666/aia-los-angeles-awards-29-projects-in-2017-residential-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007822/check-out-the-wild-variety-of-virtual-reality-at-bjork-s-magic-box-installation Check out the wild variety of virtual reality at Bjork's Magic Box installation Julia Ingalls 2017-05-16T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-16T23:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/veg9exsoogviscti.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As highlighted in this&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150007476/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">week's edition of Archinect's Event Picks</a>, Bjork's virtual reality showcase at the Magic Box at The Reef in downtown LA will run from May 19th-June 4th, with an in-person performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic by the artist on May 30th. What's worth checking out in detail is the scope of the VR exhibit, which incorporates a variety of different directors, locales, and landscapes. According to a press release, the VR installations include:</p><ul><li>Stonemilker VR&nbsp;- Filmed on a remote beach location in Iceland&nbsp;and directed by Andrew Thomas Huang,&nbsp;Stonemilker VR&nbsp;presents Bj&ouml;rk in a windswept 360-degree film performing the first track from&nbsp;Vulnicura.</li><li>Black Lake&nbsp;VR&nbsp;- Commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York,&nbsp;Black Lake VR&nbsp;features a custom-built immersive space featuring a bespoke, cutting-edge surround sound setup to create an immersive and visceral virtual reality experience. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang....</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007476/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T14:00:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ky/kyq641x3dqkw1vo8.jpg" width="650" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest recommendations.</p><p>It's barely Monday, but it's not&nbsp;too soon to start planning for next weekend! Coming up this week, L.A.'s One Night Stand for Art and Architecture is back for another one-night&nbsp;affair with &ldquo;Last Call&rdquo;, guest curated by&nbsp;Jennifer Bonner, Kyle Miller, and Volkan Alkanoglu.&nbsp;The intriguing&nbsp;&ldquo;Bj&ouml;rk Digital&rdquo; VR exhibition will make its West Coast debut at&nbsp;the LA Phil, and the Museums of the Arroyo Seco across L.A. and Pasadena will have a&nbsp;free&nbsp;admission day. Have a look at our latest L.A. event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9386/bj-rk-digital" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bj&ouml;rk Digital | Opening on May 19</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ky/ky0mzuyvodcaw9hp.jpg"><em>Image via laphil.com.</em></p><p>The immersive&nbsp;Bj&ouml;rk Digital VR exhibition will be making its West Coast debut at the LA Phil. The exhibition comprise...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house Want to live in Thom Mayne's iconic Sixth Street House? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-10T19:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T18:27:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/nemnbi8yct0ublf0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Then we have good news for you, that is, if you have $7,600 a month to spare on rent. The LA-based architect's Santa Monica home has been put up for lease following his recent re-location to Cheviot Hills. Two years ago, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and his wife, Blythe Mayne, bought beloved science-fiction author <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ray Brabury's old home</a> and have since, spent the past two years rebuilding on the site. Now that they have made the move, their old residence is up for grabs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cr6y674xq6wxcokp.jpg"></p><p>Some might recognize the home from its prominent role in Michael Mann's 1995 crime movie,&nbsp;<em>Heat,&nbsp;</em>in which Al Pacino famously rants about the "dead-tech post-modernistic bullshit house." Quick aside: the restaurant Kate Mantilini, also designed by his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>, makes an appearance in the film as well.</p><p></p><p>Beyond its legacy in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36262/hollywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hollywood</a>, the home has received plenty of acclaim in the world of architecture. It was the recipient of the 1987 AIA Los Angeles Honor Award and the architectural drawings of the home have been displayed at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MOMA</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0b/0bby3wtkxvq98juu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9k/9kou5dybqjegqwww.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jy/jyv0g755axce2lkl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d1/d1hl0vmg99g0iw2e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13dxk0r55ez3h4wj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t3/t3rj8dk74i5gfqo4.jpg"></p><p>Y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006113/new-designs-revealed-for-the-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art New designs revealed for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Nicholas Korody 2017-05-05T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T13:07:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b6hd8uzmp3io0g37.jpg" width="650" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a> has had a tough time getting going. After shuffling around potential sites in Chicago, and dealing with some litigation, the art collection and archives of superstar director George Lucas finally found a future home in Los Angeles&rsquo; Exposition Park. Now, new designs for the museum by Chinese architect Ma Yansong of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a> have been revealed.</p><p>The new designs retain the sinewy look of the old ones, but present a more compact structure. The museum will comprise a four story, 115-foot tall building with 300,000 square feet of floor space. Split into two wings, it will include two theaters as well as archives, offices, classrooms, and a library. The wings will meet on the fourth floor, creating a large exhibition space. The fifth level will also feature exhibition space as well as a restaurant. A massive subterranean garage capable of housing 2,400 vehicles will be capped with 11 acres of parkland.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qq/qq7necvb9yw1ghsi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pi2lvgcivhgl2tnv.jpg"></p><p>The staggering cost of the project&mdash;an estimated $1 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005455/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T20:32:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T09:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b3z68n30r6xna8z.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week in L.A., don't miss the opening reception of &ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo;, featuring the work of&nbsp;JSI Photography Excellence Award recipient&nbsp;Todd Eberle. Or&nbsp;catch a free&nbsp;lecture by emerging practice West of West at Helms Bakery District. The Neutra VDL House will host an immersive performance art showcase, and SCI-Arc is currently exhibiting a series of remnants salvaged from 20th-century canonic buildings in &ldquo;The Duck and The Document&rdquo;.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julius Shulman Institute presents Todd Eberle: Empire of Space | Opening on May 4</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c2/c2ze2ow07eig8syu.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman and Todd Eberle, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Woodbury University&rsquo;s Julius Shulman Institute will hono...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004398/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T13:15:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T13:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zsoo6oo4eo1ka1e9.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's LA recommendations start&nbsp;off with&nbsp;a&nbsp;Hitoshi Abe lecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA A.UD</a> and&nbsp;a&nbsp;new&nbsp;survey on artist Peter Shire's design work at the MOCA Pacific Design Center. The&nbsp;Getty Center's&nbsp;upcoming exhibition&nbsp;&ldquo;Berlin / Los Angeles: Space for Music&rdquo; spotlights&nbsp;Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall and&nbsp;Hans Scharoun's Berlin Philharmonic, while&nbsp;The Broad will debut its&nbsp;four-month &ldquo;Oracle&rdquo; installation &mdash;&nbsp;which visualizes the effects&nbsp;of&nbsp;globalization in contemporary society.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9301/a-ud-lecture-series-hitoshi-abe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A.UD Lecture Series: Hitoshi Abe | April 24</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ox/ox5bi6s0rbj1szy5.jpg"><em>Photo via Flickr.</em></p><p>Start off this week with a lecture from architect Hitoshi Abe, as part of&nbsp;UCLA&nbsp;A.UD's Spring '17 lecture series. Don't miss out!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9164/peter-shire-naked-is-the-best-disguise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Shire...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003547/so-called-parking-podiums-are-aesthetically-ruining-downtown-los-angeles So-called "parking podiums" are aesthetically ruining downtown Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T19:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltxyqc06olrvbw49.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As L.A. pats itself on the back for its freshly angular skyline, a new architectural trend &mdash; enabled by another city ordinance &mdash; threatens to turn the beating heart of modern Los Angeles into a cold, lifeless and unwalkable place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This excellent piece by the aptly named Steven Sharp delves into the uglification of downtown Los Angeles via the "parking podium," wherein large buildings dedicate their first few floors to a parking garage to meet code requirements for parking, thereby plunging the pedestrian realm back into an unwelcome "<a 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">City of Quartz</a>" vibe. Putting the parking in the first few floors is cheaper than digging underground or creating surface lots, but honestly: <em>ugh!&nbsp;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003454/developing-flexible-parking-garages-for-a-rideshare-dependent-la Developing flexible parking garages for a rideshare-dependent LA Justine Testado 2017-04-18T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0sxr2csk6duns8u.jpg" width="540" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The strategy reflects a consensus among some developers and planners that California&rsquo;s vaunted car culture is inevitably going to run out of gas...[Andy] Cohen, co-chief executive of Gensler, predicts car ownership will peak around 2020 and then start to decline, with more Americans relying on some form of ride-sharing than their own vehicles by 2025. That means cars gradually would disappear from home garages, curbs and parking structures, freeing up acre upon acre of real estate for new uses.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some developers are already planning for a not-so-far-off future Los Angeles where more people primarily rely on ridesharing (including from autonomous vehicles) than driving their own car, particularly in the form of parking garages that can be redesigned for other uses like commercial spaces or live/work units.</p><p><em>&ldquo;...despite what some believe is the inevitability of a transportation revolution, many builders are reluctant to pay for flexibility until changes in driving habits are more pronounced, said Los Angeles real estate attorney Justin Thompson of Nixon Peabody. A lot of developers may think, &lsquo;Well, that&rsquo;s going to be on the back burner for a while,&rsquo; Thompson said, &lsquo;but the progressive developers are going to factor this in.&rsquo;&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002696/oil-company-proposes-turning-l-a-oil-drilling-site-into-affordable-housing Oil company proposes turning L.A. oil-drilling site into affordable housing Justine Testado 2017-04-12T14:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T00:51:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r0/r0kqlbjwupuhx14q.jpg" width="650" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sentinel Peak Resources, which took over the roughly 1.1-acre site in December, now believes that affordable housing is the &ldquo;best beneficial use&rdquo; for the land [...] Neighborhood leaders said they were interested in closing and re-purposing the site, but are awaiting more details. They stressed that regardless of any plans, they still want the city to pursue their concerns about violations at the site, which Sentinel Peak Resources has so far brushed off.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the L.A. Times, &ldquo;No official plan has been drafted and details are scant, but [L.A. City Council President Herb] Wesson said he was &lsquo;unbelievably excited&rsquo; about the idea, arguing it could pave the way to convert other local drilling sites.&rdquo;</p><p>But converting the site &mdash; which is located at 4th Avenue and Washington Boulevard across the&nbsp;Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Studies&nbsp;&mdash; could become pricey, and state regulators &ldquo;caution against building over wells, warning that even a properly plugged well can leak in the future.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002545/2017-julius-shulman-photography-awardee-todd-eberle-to-exhibit-his-portraits-of-architecture-s-icons-at-wuho-gallery 2017 Julius Shulman Photography Awardee Todd Eberle to exhibit his portraits of architecture's icons at WUHO Gallery Justine Testado 2017-04-11T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T17:39:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Known for portraying a &ldquo;clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic&rdquo; in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson...Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Todd Eberle will be presented with the JSI Photography Award on May 4, during opening night of his <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo; exhibition</a> at the WUHO Gallery.&nbsp;Previous recipients of the award include James Welling, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136902980/pedro-e-guerrero-spotlighted-in-latest-episode-of-pbs-american-masters-premiering-sept-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guererro</a>, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/91/91s0b4oyu8zvpim4.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y3/y3n2ww3c5pkgq0le.jpg"><em>David Adjaye in Length x Width x Height (2004), London, October 2004. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dm/dm127sj3w5vdunt7.jpg"><em>Frank Gehry in his sculpture &ldquo;A Study, 1999&rdquo;, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1999. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/19/192xk3437mqt3vfp.jpg"><em>Rem Koolhaas and client, Jean Fran&ccedil;ois Lemoine, Maison &aacute; Bordeaux, May 1998. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>Check out more of Eberle's work <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5569/todd-eberle-to-receive-2017-julius-shulman-institute-photography-excellence-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002373/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-10T18:23:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T18:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/spboohtgq6pn7rvl.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest recommendations.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's LA picks include a Michael Maltzan lecture at Woodbury, the 2017&nbsp;Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, and&nbsp;AGENCY Architecture &ldquo;BREACH&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9126/michael-maltzan-elastic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan: Elastic | April 11</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pm/pm7zouaoqc98hzzk.jpg"></p><p>As part of Woodbury Architecture's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989664/get-lectured-woodbury-university-spring-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spring '17&nbsp;event series</a>,&nbsp;Michael Maltzan will deliver his &ldquo;Elastic&rdquo; lecture&nbsp;at&nbsp;the Woodbury&nbsp;Burbank campus tomorrow evening. If you've been meaning to catch one of&nbsp;Maltzan's talks, this is your chance!</p><p>ICYMI:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934308/bridging-downtown-michael-maltzan-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridging Downtown: Michael Maltzan on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #15</a></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9029/28th-annual-great-los-angeles-river-cleanup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">28th Annual Great Los Angeles River CleanUp |&nbsp;April 15-29</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/sa/sashvai77c6ebyjk.jpg"></p><p>Earth Day is coming up soon, and with so much growing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002328/peter-zumthor-lends-his-lacma-vision-a-much-lighter-mineral-tone-in-latest-renderings Peter Zumthor lends his LACMA vision a much lighter, "mineral" tone in latest renderings Alexander Walter 2017-04-10T14:26:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T21:05:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bp/bpl00xixxmwxljw3.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Peter Zumthor spoke with LACMA CEO [...] Michael Govan about the concepts behind his plans for LACMA's future presentation of its collections. Peter last spoke at LACMA in 2013 in conjunction with the exhibition&nbsp;The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA, when we were in the very early stages of thinking about LACMA's new building. Since that time, Peter and Michael have been working on the concepts behind the building, and Peter and his team have been refining the plans.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3r/3rxuo1cp4g3pru5l.jpg"></p><p>The building design has a come a long way since its earlier, deliberately dark "inkblot" style.</p><p>"As for the change in color from dark to light?," <em>Unframed</em> writes, "Peter's thinking has evolved along with the building, and he wanted it to be elemental, with a mineral tone, very substantial but not slick, and to make the outside feel like the inside."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dz/dzeof8pn12apyek8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2ukqp9yet4zd4vi1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fq/fq0rucjy50vdita3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/sumg7u6ravqpadb6.jpg"></p><p><em>Renderings and illustrations by&nbsp;Atelier Peter Zumthor (street level rendering by Atelier Peter Zumthor/The Boundary). All images via&nbsp;unframed.lacma.org.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001082/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-03T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T00:10:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2ohhlrymvoojxo40.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations.</p><p>This week's LA picks include Woodbury Interior Architecture's inaugural Unmentionables Symposium, a book talk and signing with LTL Architects' Paul Lewis for &ldquo;Manual of Section&rdquo;; and the one-night exhibition &ldquo;YES, I'VE HAD A FACELIFT, BUT WHO HASN'T?&rdquo;.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9102/unmentionables-symposium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unmentionables Symposium |&nbsp;April 7-8</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lc/lct895wmdawjq2b7.jpg"></p><p>Woodbury's Department of Interior Architecture hosts its inaugural Unmentionables Symposium and hopes to create a platform for discourse in the field off the beaten paths, aiming to "serve as a provocation for marginalia, taboos, illicit ideas, and undertheorized issues such as critical interiority and physical and virtual constructed environments." ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001028/get-lectured-east-la-college-spring-17 Get Lectured: East LA College, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-04-03T13:42:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T13:45:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7z6t398sgtooy7x.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>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. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Offering 50 courses to an average of 300 students per semester, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15474190/east-los-angeles-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East Los Angeles College</a>&nbsp;has the only separate Department of Architecture in the Los Angeles Community College District.&nbsp;Don't miss their Spring '17 lecture series, which kicks off later this month.</p><p><strong>Apr 21</strong><br>Rene Peralta / <a href="http://generica.com.mx/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Generica</a></p><p><strong>Apr 28</strong><br>Irma Ramirez / Professor, <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a></p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>Heather Flood / <a href="http://f-lab.squarespace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F-LAB</a></p><p>Learn more about ELAC Architecture <a href="http://elarchitecture.weebly.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Want another way to share yo...</em></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000399/an-la-architect-has-recreated-kubrick-s-infamous-2001-bedroom-scene An LA architect has recreated Kubrick's infamous "2001" bedroom scene Julia Ingalls 2017-03-30T13:01:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T00:32:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4qu4paj7qqawsim1.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/96280247/los-angeles-county-museum-of-art-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA</a> exhibition a few years ago featuring props from Stanley Kubrick's films was, as cineastes say, "nifty," there's something even niftier on view at <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-14th-factory-tickets-31615065512" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 14th Factory</a>: an elaborately detailed, fully inhabitable set recreated from the still-powerful ending of&nbsp;<em>2001: A Space Odyssey</em>. Architect Paul Kember worked with artist Simon Birch to put the set together.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zwq33yaqugnywynf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3l/3leleczqmwgg1s35.jpg"></p><p>Instead of gazing at individual pieces from the films, you can now essentially occupy the film in a completely new way. As Adam Woodward over at <a href="https://thespaces.com/2017/03/24/kubrick-set-14th-factory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thespaces.com</a> notes, "With its stark white walls, luminous floor and ornate Renaissance decor fit for Louis XVI, the room is instantly recognisable as the centrepiece of arguably the most pored-over ending in movie history. It&rsquo;s also a superlative piece of set design." <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-14th-factory-tickets-31615065512" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To visit, make sure to make reservations for tickets, selected by date and the time of day of your visit, through the website</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000255/getty-research-institute-acquires-massive-frank-gehry-archives Getty Research Institute acquires massive Frank Gehry archives Justine Testado 2017-03-29T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T09:03:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dt/dthw30lfg9er5adj.jpg" width="650" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquired a seriously massive archive directly from the studio of <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank O. Gehry</a> today. Dubbed <em>The Frank Gehry Papers</em>, the archives &mdash; which were granted as part gift and part purchase &mdash; reveal a comprehensive overview of the first 30 years of the architect's career, from his&nbsp;early graduate studies to his milestone 1988 competition entry for the Walt Disney Concert Hall that launched him into global fame.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m honored by the attention of the Getty Research Institute delving into the history of my work, my beginnings, and other things that I never thought anybody would be interested in,&rdquo; Frank Gehry said in a statement. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very moved that this great institution, with its resources to search for the best examples of creativity in our world, has found me an interesting party.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7te2s8occ21i5xi0.jpg"><br><em>Frank Gehry, Greber Studio, Sketch1967, unbuilt, Beverly Glen, California, Frank Gehry Papers at the Getty Research Institute, &copy; Frank O. Gehry.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/01/01zssoj2e3bnpl7b.jpg"><br><em>Frank Gehry, Sirmai-Peters...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999790/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-27T18:54:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T18:54:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o4/o4thqhs62t65q9hu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations.</p><p>This week's picks include the immersive 14th Factory warehouse exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein works at the Leslie Sacks Gallery, and a LACMA exhibit spotlighting the iconic but little-known Dwan Gallery.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9163/roy-lichtenstein-at-the-leslie-sacks-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roy Lichtenstein at the Leslie Sacks Gallery | Open now until April 15</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w5/w5yj1qcabxz526g8.jpg">Image via Leslie Sacks Gallery on Facebook.</p><p>If you happen to be a die-hard Lichtenstein fan and completely missed the Skirball's&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8385/pop-for-the-people-roy-lichtenstein-in-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Pop for the People: Roy Lichtenstein in L.A."</a>&nbsp;show that closed earlier this month, then better mark your calendar: Leslie Sacks Gallery in Santa Monica currently presents graphic works by the artist from 1965-1996. The exhibition still runs...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149999304/get-lectured-cal-poly-la-metro-17 Get Lectured: Cal Poly LA Metro '17 Justine Testado 2017-03-24T14:27:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T14:27:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4feeb4mbmtlsytb.jpg" width="600" height="1006" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</em>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. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>See what lecture events are coming up in the 2017 Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design, an off-campus multidisciplinary program of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2668666/california-polytechnic-state-university-san-luis-obispo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly San Luis Obispo</a>. This year's poster design was inspired by the lecture series' &ldquo;dissimulation&rdquo; theme.</p><p><strong>Apr 4</strong><br>Herwig Baumgartner + Scott Uriu / B+U Architects</p><p><strong>Apr 8</strong><br>Paul Lewis / Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects<br>lecture, exhibition, book signing of Manual of Section</p><p><strong>Apr 13</strong><br>Elastic Architecture Definitions Series: &ldquo;Resilience&rdquo;<br>Beatriz Colomina, Mark Li...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149998445/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-20T18:53:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T18:54:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/yp917p4j222dd42d.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9056/drawings-conclusions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawings' Conclusions | Open now until March&nbsp;25</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gi/giw1qbzngco26f18.jpg"><em>Image via SCI-Arc.</em></p><p>Curated by&nbsp;Jeffrey Kipnis, the&nbsp;exhibition brings together a&nbsp;group of architects &mdash;&nbsp;including&nbsp;Elena Manferdini, Nanako Umemoto, Jesse Reiser, Stan Allen, Preston Scott Cohen, Greg Lynn, Michael Young, and more &mdash; who were united by &ldquo;a precocious and deeply vested interest in hand-drawing&rdquo; at a time when architecture was transitioning to computational drawing tools.&nbsp;The exhibition focuses on how these architects' work&nbsp;commonly evokes a&nbsp;&ldquo;continuing reflection on the question: What are drawing's conclusions?"&nbsp;Stop by SCI-Arc now or at&nbsp;the&nbsp;closing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149997439/how-esther-mccoy-s-writings-connected-mexican-and-la-design-in-this-museo-jumex-exhibition How Esther McCoy's writings connected Mexican and LA design in this Museo Jumex exhibition Justine Testado 2017-03-15T17:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:07:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yn/ynktfvpqvci12w3b.jpg" width="650" height="656" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Esther McCoy is best known as the architecture writer who helped shape the story of Modernism in Los Angeles. Less known is the nearly year-long period she spent in Mexico in 1951. During this time, she wrote about key architectural developments in the country... &ldquo;The [&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo; exhibition] presents [McCoy] as this kind of bridge,&rdquo; says Esparza, &ldquo;from L.A. to Mexico and from Mexico to L.A.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture historian and critic Esther McCoy is the spotlight of a micro-exhibition called&nbsp;<a href="https://www.fundacionjumex.org/en/exposiciones/83-pasajeros-02-esther-mccoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Passersby 02: Esther McCoy&rdquo;</a>, which closes this Sunday at&nbsp;Museo Jumex. The exhibition investigates how McCoy's&nbsp;writings on key architectural developments in Mexico during her extended stay in 1951 had an influence on the architectural styles that developed in Los Angeles. It explores the exchange of ideas and references between&nbsp;Mexico and Los Angeles, and how McCoy became an important connection between the two places.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149996982/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-13T18:45:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/80/80fwib6dc3ikb00d.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9118/cal-poly-la-metro-program-lecture-tom-wiscombe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly LA Metro Program Lecture: Tom Wiscombe | March 14</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8g/8gaenyk7hx2xu04b.jpg"><em>The Main Museum of Los Angeles Art (unbuilt) by Tom Wiscombe Architecture. Rendering: Kilograph.</em></p><p>Spend tomorrow evening at the Helms Design Center in Culver City for a free public lecture, discussion, and reception with architect&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149823829/a-liberal-education-tom-wiscombe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-14" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wiscombe</a>. Presented by the&nbsp;Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design,&nbsp;the evening will be introduced and moderated by&nbsp;Stephen Phillips (professor and&nbsp;director of the program&nbsp;and principal of&nbsp;SPARCHS). RSVP now if you haven't.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9057/the-chapel-of-the-mosquitoes-jos-oubrerie-architecture-and-paintings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chapel of the Mosquitoes: Jos&eacute; Oubrerie architecture and paintings | Open ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149995604/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-03-06T16:14:00-05:00 >2017-04-12T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qg/qg6slu0kdbp9jeu3.jpg" width="650" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9027/usc-architecture-generation-next-pecha-kucha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC Architecture Generation Next Pecha Kucha | March 8</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1n/1nzpm5dkyli2mwcb.jpg"></p><p>Everybody loves a good Pecha Kucha, and USC's School of Architecture hosts one this week that showcases the work of recent alumni as part of the school's annual Architecture Career Week. The selection of the twenty presenters was curated by former Trojans Mark Lee (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4256960/johnston-marklee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JohnstonMarklee</a>) and Jackilin Hah Bloom (<a href="http://bustler.net/news/3432/pita-bloom-s-balloon-frame-finalist-entry-for-moma-ps1-yap-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pita&amp;Bloom</a>) in collaboration with USC Architecture faculty.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9052/lecture-peter-cook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc Lecture: Peter Cook |&nbsp;March 8</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ss/sstha671x5xig54j.jpg"></p><p>As part of SCI-Arc's Spring '17 lecture events, the one and only&nbsp;Peter Cook will be speaking at K.M. Keck Hall&nbsp;Wednesday ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994955/brooks-scarpa-s-mixed-use-complex-featuring-low-income-housing-to-break-ground Brooks + Scarpa's mixed-use complex featuring low-income housing to break ground Julia Ingalls 2017-03-02T13:39:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T13:39:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hp/hpigcww6038lupgl.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Adding 84,000 square feet of a custom-aluminum-facade-bearing mixed-use structure to a Metro Red Line adjacent corner of North Hollywood, Brooks + Scarpa are continuing their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aesthetically pioneering work in low-income housing</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7b15f6v46m2mihs1.jpg"></p><p>The structure, deemed "NOHO on Camarillo," will defy old-school monolithic notions of affordable housing by carving out volumes on the southern and northern exposures to let light in while simultaneously creating an ample courtyard. The structure will also have a little under 3,000 square feet of retail space for enterprising types.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pk/pkz6egedzprvipbi.jpg"></p><p>The five-story, 60-unit building's price tag is quoted at $13.5 million.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994214/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-27T19:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T19:59:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59355ld3uk5kqyms.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in Los Angeles. If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746680/weekly-events-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out on our latest event recommendations. Here are this week's LA picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9047/duel-duet-slavoj-i-ek-and-graham-harman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Duel + Duet: Slavoj &#381;i&#382;ek and Graham Harman |&nbsp;March 1</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/xv/xvce82o0a9xcwj5g.jpg">Slavoj &#381;i&#382;ek and Graham Harmon. Image via sciarc.edu.</p><p>If your mind lusts for a weeknight philosophy throwdown, then SCI-Arc has just the right thing for you this Wednesday: Graham Harman, the school's professor of philosophy, climbs in the ring with heavyweight champion Slavoj &#381;i&#382;ek to debate the legitimacy of Object-Oriented Ontology. &mdash; Can't attend in person? The event will be live-broadcast on SCI-Arc's Facebook page.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9033/next-up-floating-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: Floating Worlds | March 4</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/nq/nq23b9iqa6zt6sg2.jpg"></p><p>The fourth iteration of Archinect's live podcasting series Next Up l...</p>