Archinect - News 2017-06-23T10:06:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150013993/archinect-sessions-bureau-spectacular-team-up-at-the-arroyo-seco-weekend-festival-this-saturday-in-pasadena Archinect Sessions & Bureau Spectacular team up at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival this Saturday in Pasadena Paul Petrunia 2017-06-22T17:45:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T19:24:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3y/3ydn5m2e48mbnixa.jpg" width="650" height="902" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those of you in the Los Angeles area, you are already aware of the <a href="http://arroyosecoweekend.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> music festival, taking place in Pasadena this weekend. The festival is a new event hosted by the same people that run <a href="http://coachella.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coachella</a>, <a href="http://deserttrip.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Trip</a>, and other amazing art/music/culture events.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this inaugural festival, Archinect has teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai/Bureau Spectacular</a>.&nbsp;Hosted by Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody, we will&nbsp;be running our 5th Next Up podcasting event inside of Bureau Spectacular's project "Field House."&nbsp;</p> <p>If you're coming to the&nbsp;festival, come by and say hi, or pull up a blanket and stick around for a few to listen to our conversations.&nbsp;<br></p> Lineup &amp; Schedule <ul><li><strong>Mimi Zeiger</strong>: 1 PM<br>Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based&nbsp;critic, editor and curator that has covered art, architecture, urbanism&nbsp;and design for a number of publications including <em>The New York Times</em>, Domus<em></em>, <em>Architectural Review</em>, and <em>Architect. </em>She&nbsp;is also author of <em>New Museums, Tiny Houses,</em>&nbsp;<em>Micro Green: Tiny&nbsp;Houses i...</em></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013536/watch-a-century-of-downtown-l-a-s-development-in-2-minutes-of-3d-animated-renderings Watch a century of downtown L.A.'s development in 2 minutes of 3D animated renderings Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T12:40:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xy/xykb9bt6rsoxwwhc.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever wondered when the high-rises in downtown Los Angeles were built?&nbsp;This two-minute video of animated renderings by <a href="https://www.commercialcafe.com/blog/evolution-downtown-la-visual-timeline/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commercial Cafe</a> provides a brief history and date for most of the skyscrapers downtown, from City Hall to the Wilshire Grand, concluding with a color-coded erection sequence by decade. As the towers sprout from the soil, it's interesting to note that development has slowed considerably since its late 20th century zenith, although the tallest building west of the Mississippi did top out earlier this year:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013394/seven-firms-release-new-renderings-for-la-river-restoration-projects Seven firms release new renderings for LA River restoration projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-19T19:49:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T12:39:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/uxrz6391jh6292p4.jpg" width="650" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Los Angeles and its Bureau of Engineering recently worked with seven design firms to reenvision seven sections of the L.A. River through Downtown Los Angeles. The conceptual images that resulted from this process have reimagined the river banks with open space, play areas, public art, new connections and development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In partnership with the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering and the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office, seven firms have released preliminary visioning plans for a segment of the Los Angeles river. Running through downtown, the seven-mile stretch begins at the southern tip of the Frogtown neighborhood and ends at Redondo Junction. Each firm was given a different segment to plan and was asked to consider river-adjacent projects already in plan as well as anticipated development along the stretch such as a potential extension of the Red Line subway.&nbsp;</p> <p>Working on the stretch from Barclay to Spring Street between I-110 and the northern border of Chinatown, <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/gruenassociates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates</a></strong>&nbsp;proposed reconfiguring the existing rail yard with a meadow and public paths.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5m/5moydk0pmap8t3fv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/5m/5moydk0pmap8t3fv.jpg"></a></p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/oj/oje60vb30o9rkziu.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/oj/oje60vb30o9rkziu.jpg"></a></p> <p><strong>WSP's&nbsp;</strong>proposal of the stretch starting at Spring Street and continuing on to Cesar Chavez Avenue, involves a series of stepped terraces that gradually meet at the existing river bottom. &nbsp;</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dtom2njzsh9h3zx5.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/dt/dtom2njzsh9h3zx5.jpg"></a><p><strong>CH2M</strong>'s proposal continues on from Cesar...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012669/tomorrow-art-share-l-a-to-unveil-their-redesign-by-lorcan-o-herlihy-architects Tomorrow — Art Share L.A. to unveil their redesign by Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects Justine Testado 2017-06-14T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-14T14:01:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3d/3dn8imsd0qb8p396.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects</a> teamed up with notable non-profit <a href="http://artsharela.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Share L.A.</a> to redesign the group's creative art space at the corner of 4th Street and Hewitt, in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Art Share L.A. will officially reveal the new design during an open house tomorrow night, June 15 from 7-10 p.m.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9of3hfb4os8oh4gv.jpg"><br><em>Photo via Art Share L.A.</em></p><p>The open house event will feature a talk by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Lorcan O'Herlihy</a>, exhibitions, poetry, and performances. Event is free, but space is limited. RSVP&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-discovering-art-share-la-tickets-34582662675" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a quick peek of LOHA's redesign.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mi/mi3nwhgs5wism86h.jpg"><br><em>Entrance. Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>The redesign for the colorful 28,000 square-foot building features a more flexible, open reconfiguration of&nbsp;galleries, classrooms, a theater, and other multi-functional spaces with live-work studios.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ientcuhm4buscdjs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1t/1tj6j0my3nqp9je1.jpg"><br><em>Galleries.&nbsp;Renderings courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9rjaunbhy2mm6hm.jpg"><br><em>Theater.&nbsp;Rendering courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9mikwmsklkkxekxd.jpg"><br><em>Proposed plan. Courtesy Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects.</em></p><p>In case you missed it, listen to Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012128/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-12T15:25:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T15:25:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulzfy3g9fo7uoj95.jpg" width="650" height="439" 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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>Our latest LA event picks put a spotlight on designers and artists&nbsp;re-examining the notion of domestic space and &ldquo;home&rdquo;&nbsp;&mdash; from midcentury&nbsp;Latino and Latino American artists&nbsp;to&nbsp;present-day landscape architects. Read on for more.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9442/lush" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lush | Opening on June 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/65/65llww3phqbaq92q.jpg"><em>Photo via MAK Center for Art and Architecture/Facebook.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In partnership with Mia Lehrer &amp; Associates, the MAK Center selected a group of landscape architects, designers, and collectives to propose interrogations into the history of SoCal domestic design and crucial experimentations toward the sustainability of its future.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7615/moholy-nagy-future-present" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moholy-Nagy: Future Present | Closing on June 18</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pi/pijm010o5qk5r15p.jpg"><em>'UNTITLED' by L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy, 1923, watercolor, ink &amp; penci...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011357/designer-trina-turk-turns-forgotten-john-lautner-house-into-midcentury-jewel-box Designer Trina Turk turns 'forgotten' John Lautner house into midcentury jewel box Alexander Walter 2017-06-07T18:42:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T19:31:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v0/v0q6l88xwlho8e4q.jpg" width="638" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>News of the &ldquo;long-lost&rdquo; Lautner echoed around Los Angeles and the world. The architecture community marveled at how a home designed by a modernist genius could go unnoticed for decades. [...] Somehow, the Salkin Residence, which was completed around the same time as more acclaimed Lautner projects like the Desert Hot Springs Motel, was left out of the architect&rsquo;s list of works when it was assembled by his devotees years later.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <em>NY Times</em> portraits the 'long-lost' John Lautner-designed Salkin Residence, built in 1948 in LA's Echo Park neighborhood and, over the last three years, painstakingly restored to renewed beauty by designer/business woman Trina Turk and her husband, Jonathan Skow.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010962/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-lorcan-o-herlihy-about-his-approach-to-architecture-and-urban-design-in-la-and-detroit Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation With Architect Lorcan O'Herlihy About His Approach to Architecture and Urban Design in LA and Detroit Paul Petrunia 2017-06-06T15:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-06T21:45:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/2726pwc72y2o5rt3.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Today we finish off our series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, sharing our conversation with Lorcan O'Herlihy. Lorcan is an Irish-American architect, with offices in Los Angeles and Detroit. His recently published book, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982007/lorcan-o-herlihy-architects-pumps-up-the-volume-with-amplified-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amplified Urbanism, was recently reviewed on Archinect</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Where did you grow up?</strong></p> <p>I was born in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/175586/dublin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin Ireland</a> and I came here at a very young age to Los Angeles. I was two years old. My family was in the film business. My dad was a film actor so my early years was traveling extensively between the United States and Europe. I went back to Ireland at the age of eight and went to school there through 15, my formative years were spent in Dublin. I came back here at the age of 15 and began studying architecture in university when I was 16.</p> <p><strong>Sixteen is so young to be starting architecture!</strong></p> <p>I was 16 years old as a freshman at University. I was extremely green.</p> <p><strong>Where was that?</strong></p> <p>I have an MA in History and Theory from the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ar...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010914/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-05T14:35:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T20:25:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lm/lmqypf7u46owk5tj.jpg" width="650" height="422" 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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>Kicking off this Thursday night, the 2017&nbsp;Los Angeles Design Festival has a range of events in store that are happening throughout the city, from tours, studio visits, workshops, exhibits and more. And with&nbsp;summer just around the corner, schools are already&nbsp;finishing up another academic year with student shows. Read on for more of Archinect's latest event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9401/la-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival | June 8-11</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lx/lx188ssqp3h801zb.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Chalk, via Los Angeles Design Festival/Facebook.</em></p><p>Putting LA's diverse design culture in the spotlight, the Los Angeles Design Festival will host a variety of&nbsp;events related to architecture, urban design,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9410/new-california-craft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">crafting</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9402/los-angeles-design-festival-adobe-creative-jam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">graphic design</a>, and everything in between. Kick off the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010211/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-architect-academic-andrew-zago Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with Architect/Academic Andrew Zago Paul Petrunia 2017-05-31T16:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T13:42:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ad/adr9jo625aofzf42.gif" width="2000" height="2000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. Today we're sharing my conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/4055/zago-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Zago</a>, LA-based architect and educator. We talk about growing up in Detroit, early inspirations, working on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006893/want-to-live-in-thom-mayne-s-iconic-sixth-street-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne&rsquo;s iconic Sixth Street House</a>, his so-called unusual early work in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111277679/vertical-studio-at-sci-arc-proposes-a-hybrid-brothel-child-care-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Kipnis</a>, and his approach and thoughts on the current state of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/89/academia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural education</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, make sure to check out the&nbsp;live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discussing the connection between LA and Detroit, a collaboration with the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design Festival</a>&nbsp;and the <a href="http://laforum.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L.A. Forum for Architecture and Design</a>. The event will be taking place on June 10th, from 2-4pm at&nbsp;<a href="http://rowdtla.com/offices/777-s-alameda-st/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ROW DTLA</a>&nbsp;777 Alameda Street, and will include Edwin Chan, Chris Denson,&nbsp;Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy, and Eileen Lee.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/150010047/archinect-lax-det-mini-sessions-a-conversation-with-la-architect-and-gehry-alumnus-edwin-chan Archinect LAX >< DET Mini Sessions; A Conversation with LA Architect and Gehry Alumnus Edwin Chan Paul Petrunia 2017-05-30T18:13:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T12:17:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lk/lkqs8npl4848f398.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, starting today, we are releasing a series of conversations, or "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>", with architects and designers in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a>, in partnership with the <a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Design Festival</a>. The festival will be taking place in Downtown LA from June 8 to 11th. First up is with <a href="http://edwinchan.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edwin Chan of the LA-based EC3</a>. Edwin began his career, immediately after graduating in the mid-80&rsquo;s from <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard&rsquo;s GSD program</a>, at the office of <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank O. Gehry &amp; Associates</a>. While at Gehry&rsquo;s office he worked as design partner on numerous iconic projects including the Vitra International Factory &amp; Design Museum, Venice Gateway, Foundation Louis Vuitton, and the Guggenheim Bilbao. Since 2012 he has been working on projects at a variety of scales from his own office EC3 in Venice Beach. I spoke with him about this work, and as it relates to two cities that he&rsquo;s currently active in - Los Angeles and Detroit.</p><p></p><p>If you&rsquo;re able to attend the <a href="https://www.ladesignfestival.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Design Festival</a>, Edwin will be on a live panel, titled&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lax-det-tickets-33874062232" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAX &gt;&lt; DET</a>, discus...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009997/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-30T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T14:34:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/st/st76ix98t0sred56.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another (shorter) 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 our latest recommendations.</p><p>The MAK Center will host a book launch and discussion panel&nbsp;about the lasting influence of&nbsp;Frederick Kiesler, while the Hammer Museum will debut the first U.S. survey of notable&nbsp;artist Marisa Merz, the only woman accepted in Turin's&nbsp;Arte Povera movement. Over in Newport Beach, the Orange County Museum of Art is currently exhibiting works by Pacific Rim-region artists in the 2017 California-Pacific Triennial.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9363/elastic-architecture-book-launch-mak-center-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elastic Architecture: Book Launch MAK Center for Art and Architecture |&nbsp;June 3</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/z6/z6kzflb7n1o9lgmy.jpg"><em>Elastic Architecture: Frederick Kiesler and Design Research in the First Age of Robotic Culture (MIT Press)</em></p><p>Join a&nbsp;discussion about the interdisciplinary approaches and the lasting influe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009984/take-a-look-at-the-renderings-for-first-and-broadway-park-in-los-angeles Take a look at the renderings for First and Broadway Park in Los Angeles Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-30T13:56:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T04:43:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us8mb601u9a6ueo8.jpg" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in June of 2016, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer + Associates</a>&nbsp;won <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">the competition</a>, beating out <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooks + Scarpa</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/AECOMLosAngelesDesignStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a>,&nbsp;to design the two-acre park at First Street and Broadway. After winning the competition, the firm has taken suggestions from the Downtown community, altering their plans for the design. Settling on a greener approach, the new plan reserves roughly 10,000 square feet as green "meadow" space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/db/dbvcejm8a5ym93qh.jpg"></p><p>The original plan featured a two-story structure, designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, that would host a restaurant on the second floor and below, an outdoor amphitheater and cafe. While the structure will remain, the new designs include a rooftop deck and shade structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u3/u3e8d98g9jkx5i1o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f17q3xkqi6n8niz.jpg"></p><p>The park is expected to cost $28 million, and will be fully funded through Quimby fees, fees imposed on developers for the creation of public parks. The landscape architecture firm&nbsp;known for being one of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">driving forces behind the 2007 Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan</a>&nbsp;will continue to work on plans fo...</p> 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 >2017-05-30T13:35:16-04:00 <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>