Archinect - News 2017-02-19T18:30:29-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149992151/archinect-presents-next-up-floating-worlds-at-the-neutra-vdl-on-saturday-march-4 Archinect presents Next Up: Floating Worlds at the Neutra VDL on Saturday, March 4! Nicholas Korody 2017-02-16T12:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T13:42:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qx/qxehi6zl1j0l7w50.gif" width="1500" height="1157" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We don&rsquo;t draft designs in a void and cities don&rsquo;t spring straight from our imaginations. Architecture is itself a designed object, circumscribed and delimited by the social, political, and economic conditions of the era. But, likewise, these conditions aren&rsquo;t exactly natural&mdash;they&rsquo;re designed by a host of actors and forces. For a new generation of architects, the most-pressing design challenge of the twentieth century isn&rsquo;t to create new forms, but to re-design the architecture of architecture, itself. And, the first step in this process, like with any project, is visualization.</p><p>For the fourth iteration of Archinect&rsquo;s live podcasting series <strong><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a></em></strong>, we&rsquo;re taking a look at potential roles for architecture in the contemporary neoliberal political economy, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender and identity. In a sense, what we&rsquo;re looking at is how architecture is itself designed&mdash;and, specifically, how we can redesign the systems in which it is enmeshed. In what ways are people chal...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991998/a-trump-tower-in-l-a-thankfully-that-was-only-part-of-never-built-los-angeles A Trump Tower in L.A.? Thankfully, that was only part of "Never Built Los Angeles" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-15T00:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T09:13:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ay/ay9tojarz03g4388.jpg" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In LA, Trump bragged he was going to spend a billion dollars on what he claimed would become the world&rsquo;s tallest building. His architect Bill Fain delivered a gilded 125-storey office tower etched in a diamond-patterned exoskeleton...David Martin also devised a skyscraper: &lsquo;When I told Ivana [Trump] the basis of the idea was to put two diamonds together, she lit up,&rsquo; Martin said. &lsquo;I think they were divorced a week later.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i98r752b2cdlgfxc.jpg"></p><p>Whether you've been following the tumultuous life of proposed architecture projects in Los Angeles or not (a stretch of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/234482/grand-avenue-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Avenue</a>, for example, has been undergoing elaborate proposals designed in part by Frank Gehry for almost forty years) "Never Built Los Angeles," a book by architectural critics at large Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, shows us via<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/feb/09/unbuilt-los-angeles-city-might-have-been-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> The Guardian</a>&nbsp;the almost-reality of a Los Angeles-based Trump Tower designed by Johnson Fain back in 1989.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991794/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-13T17:41:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T17:41:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vz/vzv1jpyghgx3en2d.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.</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/8894/modernism-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modernism Week | February 16-26</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/4u/4ugvalux0k0gmjr8.jpg"><em>Image via @modernism_week on Instagram.</em></p><p>It's that time of the year again: grab your sunglasses, head out of the city for a few days, and dive right into the annual celebration of midcentury modern design, architecture, art, fashion and culture at Modernism Week in Palm Springs. A packed roster of more than 250 events, ranging from home tours, lectures, films, and the trademark double-decker architectural bus tours (bring a sun hat!), leave no design enthusiast ungiddy. Oh, and of course there are cocktail parties, too.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121118801/archinect-sessions-episode-17-from-the-101-to-the-60-to-the-10-to-the-111" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions Episode #17: "From the 101 t...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991063/som-and-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s-team-up-to-design-a-building-complex-for-dtla SOM and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S team up to design a building complex for DTLA Nicholas Korody 2017-02-08T17:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T14:40:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/id/idt1ed4lrss3gchm.jpg" width="650" height="644" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The LA-based developer City Century has filed a project application with the city planning department for a major new building complex design by SOM and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. Located at the intersection of Olympic and the 110, right across from the Staples Center and LA Live, the project would comprise three narrow high-rise residential towers as well as spaces for shopping and dining. In total, the project is expected to include more than 1,000 residential units and 115,000 square feet of open space.</p><p>"The collaboration between SOM and P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S for the Olympia project has stretched the team to explore uncommon ideas in search of common ground,&rdquo; says Paul Danna, FAIA, design director, SOM. &ldquo;I believe the results will be architecture that is livable, intelligent, and embodies the spirit of Los Angeles."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pc/pcks21wkaftlqvfa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/pe9z1i6fq0zyfgj4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hn/hn5vucmaief12xyw.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://sciarc.edu/news/2017/som-and-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s-propose-transformational-addition-to-the-los-angeles-skyline/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via SCI-Arc</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990809/get-lectured-usc-spring-17 Get Lectured: USC, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-07T13:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T20:52:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3p/3p2ayqnnhj9nsfjg.jpg" width="650" height="867" 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.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. 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>Don't miss out on the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC School of Architecture</a>'s lecture series for Spring '17.</p><p><strong>Jan 11</strong><br>Craig Dykers / Sn&oslash;hetta,&nbsp;Oslo + New York City</p><p><strong>Feb 8</strong><br>Kathryn Gustafson / Gustafson Guthrie Nichol,&nbsp;Seattle + Paris</p><p><strong>Mar 29 </strong><br>Jinhee Park /&nbsp;SsD, New York City</p><p><strong>Apr 12</strong><br>Florian Idenburg /&nbsp;SO-IL, New York City</p><p><strong>Apr 19</strong><br>Vo Trong Nghia / Vo Trong Nghia Architects,&nbsp;Ho Chi Minh City + Hanoi</p><p>Unless noted, all lectures begin at 6:00pm in the Gin D. Wong, FAIA Conference Center, Harris Hall. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p>Lea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990599/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-06T18:14:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T20:54:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/4329swkglissu9k1.jpg" width="650" height="498" 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/8622/500-years-of-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">500 Years of Utopia | Open now until February 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lv/lv0k6bzhxkc9jeu3.jpg"></p><p>Utopian thinking orients much of the most radical thinking in architecture. But what exactly does it mean to strive for a "non-place"? Head over to USC to check out an exhibit that examines the history of "Utopia" and utopian thought&mdash;before it ends this week!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7615/moholy-nagy-future-present" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moholy-Nagy: Future Present | Opening on February 12</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/un/unstpnv2b2grfwmp.jpg"><em>A II (Construction A II) by L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy, 1924. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p><p>LACMA will debut&nbsp;a can't-miss retrospective of Hungarian&nbsp;artist/painter/influential Bauhaus teacher&nbsp;L&aacute;szl&oacute; Moholy-Nagy this Sunday. As the&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989664/get-lectured-woodbury-university-spring-17 Get Lectured: Woodbury University, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-01T13:10:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T21:27:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lp/lpu9103am0gk3mg6.jpg" width="650" height="972" 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.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. 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>Based in Burbank and San Diego, the <a href="http://archinect.com/woodbury" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodbury University School of Architecture</a> has plenty of events in store for the Spring '17 semester. Here are some of the upcoming events at both campuses.&nbsp;All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>BURBANK CAMPUS</strong><br><em>7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504</em></p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>&ldquo;Womanhouse and WomEnhouse: A Twenty-Year Perspective on Feminism and Architecture&rdquo;&nbsp;panel discussion&nbsp;<br>Annie Chu, Christina Magar, Pat Morton,&nbsp;Paulette Singley (moderator)<br>at Helms Bakery</p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Doris Sung /&nbsp;Principal, DOSU ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989340/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-30T17:20:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:42:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/948rb73wdn3oe1qc.jpg" width="650" height="513" 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/8883/womanhouse-and-womenhouse-a-panel-discussion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Womanhouse and WomEnhouse: A Panel Discussion | February 3</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/mt/mtsj5u7in75r9t3g.jpg"></p><p>Womanhouse was one of the most significant art projects in Los Angeles in the '70s. Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro organized a feminist art installation and performance space in an abandoned building that served as the site for bold experimentation and discourse production. Revisit the work and its impact at this panel discussion.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8880/citylab-times-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cityLAb, times 10 | Opening on&nbsp;February 3</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9v/9viyoxswcz2pnpci.jpg"></p><p>The A+D Museum hosts a new exhibition in celebration of cityLAB-UCLA's tenth anniversary. Incorporating six original projects by emerging archite...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988930/musk-claims-his-plans-to-bore-a-tunnel-under-los-angeles-are-moving-forward Musk claims his plans to bore a tunnel under Los Angeles are moving forward Nicholas Korody 2017-01-27T12:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T21:07:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mw/mwny6v4bn5l2a8x3.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Elon Musk has received the go-ahead for another wild transit idea: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149983755/boring-how-serious-is-elon-musk-about-his-latest-traffic-solving-venture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a tunnel beneath Los Angeles</a>. Intended to ease the city&rsquo;s notorious traffic, it&rsquo;s not clear where Musk intends to dig, besides that it will start near his Hawthorne office, about 5 minutes from LAX.&nbsp;</p><p>Musk&rsquo;s been railing against the city&rsquo;s traffic for months, and it seems he&rsquo;s actually taking action. Apparently, he&rsquo;s considered the city&rsquo;s seismic instability in the planning process. &ldquo;Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,&rdquo; he said on Twitter.</p><p>For the most part the news, which came from his Twitter, has been met with incredulity. The office of city planning said they were unaware of the plans, but the tech mogul said the boring would start in about a month.</p><p>The name for the new company that will be in charge of the project, should it actualize, is &ldquo;the Boring Company.&rdquo; &ldquo;Boring, it&rsquo;s what we do,&rdquo; said Musk.&nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149988781/michael-maltzan-s-renderings-of-the-expanded-hammer-museum-reveal-cautious-yet-possibly-ebullient-design Michael Maltzan's renderings of the expanded Hammer Museum reveal cautious, yet possibly ebullient design Julia Ingalls 2017-01-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T14:53:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jr/jrea04btmjk9du8l.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After transforming from a cramped adjunct space to a fully fledged L.A. cultural hotspot in just a few decades, the Hammer Museum is expanding again thanks to Michael Maltzan, who has been gradually increasing and renovating the Hammer over the years via The Billy Wilder Theatre, the expanded public courtyard (featuring Heatherwick Studio's ever delightful spool chairs), and the John V. Tunney Bridge. Based on his past work for the museum, he's able to create aesthetically powerful spaces in fairly constrained circumstances. The new renderings, while not mind-blowing in of themselves, promise a continuance of his detailed, culturally attuned work.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nh/nh2qn2n650c2dqjt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kk/kkkltmqoln8ejyow.jpg"></p><p>Perhaps the most exciting element of the new design is the pronounced pedestrian entrance on Wilshire Boulevard. Currently, museum goers often enter through the frankly unimpressive subterranean parking garage, or the staircase-heavy entrances on Lindbrook or Wilshire. This nod toward greater accessibility will hopefully not only perk up th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988035/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-23T13:02:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T21:33:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfxdvj9kacn0mqrw.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's the start of another week in (currently rainy) 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> 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/8846/lecture-jennifer-steinkamp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture: Jennifer Steinkamp | January 23</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2o/2o7swnl4leh2xh1x.jpg"><em>Botanic, Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, New York, May 1-31, 2016. Photo: Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts.</em></p><p>As part of its 2016-17 lecture series, UCLA A.UD presents faculty member and Design Media Arts professor Jennifer Steinkamp. Constantly pushing the 'new media' envelope, Steinkamp creates projection installations in search for "ideas about architectural space and phenomenological perception."</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8838/lecture-didier-fiuza-faustino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture: Didier Fiuza Faustino | January 25</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yh/yh4nl86pcz1sdgji.jpg"></p><p>Didier Faustino has a wide-ranging, diverse oeuvre that's equal parts tantalizing ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986836/geoff-manaugh-takes-a-look-inside-lax-s-impressive-airport-security-apparatus Geoff Manaugh takes a look inside LAX's impressive airport security apparatus Alexander Walter 2017-01-16T20:43:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T19:41:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aj/ajs6wyk54r6wyj9u.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the summer of 2014, Anthony McGinty and Michelle Sosa were hired by Los Angeles World Airports to lead a unique, new classified intelligence unit on the West Coast. After only two years, their global scope and analytic capabilities promise to rival the agencies of a small nation-state. Their roles suggest an intriguing new direction for infrastructure protection in an era when threats are as internationally networked as they are hard to predict.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Being the world's fifth-busiest airport (74,937,004 travelers passed through LAX in 2015) makes this infrastructure megaproject one of the top-ranked terrorist and aviation targets in the country. With billions of dollars spent on the usual airport expansion and modernization projects in recent decades came also the need for enhanced anti-terrorism capabilities that gave birth to its own classified intelligence unit.</p><p>"Under the moniker of &ldquo;critical infrastructure protection,&rdquo; energy-production, transportation-logistics, waste-disposal, and other sites have been transformed from often-overlooked megaprojects on the edge of the metropolis into the heavily fortified, tactical crown jewels of the modern state," <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/01/threat-center/510644/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manaugh writes</a>. "Bridges, tunnels, ports, dams, pipelines, and airfields have an emergent geopolitical clout that now rivals democratically elected civic institutions."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985790/la-is-selected-for-george-lucas-s-museum-of-narrative-art LA is selected for George Lucas's Museum of Narrative Art Paul Petrunia 2017-01-10T23:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-13T09:58:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/00/001eee180215leku.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of planning, negotiations and speculation, filmmaker George Lucas has chosen Los Angeles to be the home for his museum honoring visual storytelling. It will display his personal collection of fine and popular art, including Norman Rockwell paintings, Mad Magazine covers, photography, children's art, as well as Hollywood props and visual effects from his famous movie franchise Star Wars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"South Los Angeles's Promise Zone best positions the museum to have the greatest impact on the broader community, fulfilling our goal of inspiring, engaging and educating a broad and diverse visitorship," reads a statement from the board of directors for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. "Exposition Park is a magnet for the region and accessible from all parts of the city. As a museum uniquely focused on narrative art, we look forward to becoming part of a dynamic museum community, surrounded by more than 100 elementary and high schools, one of the country's leading universities as well as three other world-class museums."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985760/is-george-lucas-pitting-l-a-against-s-f-for-his-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art Is George Lucas pitting L.A. against S.F. for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T17:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mznndhruh39u0aua.jpg" width="650" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But so far, Lucas hasn&rsquo;t found a permanent home for his museum. The monumental project has brought him almost as much grief as Jar Jar Binks, the prequel creature from the planet Naboo with an oddly Jamaican accent that some found racially offensive.</p></em><br /><br /><p>George Lucas' multi-year, oft-imperiled quest to find a site for his museum is chronicled in this&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-03/george-lucas-can-t-give-his-1-5-billion-museum-away" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a> article, which highlights the difficulties of using only the force of one's personality (and the promise of a "gift" of a museum to a city) to cut through local politics and bureaucracy. According to this article, signs indicate that the filmmaker may be attempting to get Los Angeles and San Francisco to compete against one another for the institution in hopes of speeding up the process (and securing the best site).</p><p>Other Lucas Museum of Narrative Art news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975543/check-out-mad-s-new-la-and-sf-designs-for-the-lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check out MAD's new LA and SF designs for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957413/oma-s-glass-mushroom-the-lucas-museum-that-could-have-been" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's glass mushroom: the Lucas Museum that could have been</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946217/embattled-lucas-museum-may-move-to-s-f-s-treasure-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Embattled Lucas Museum may move to S.F.'s Treasure Island</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985035/can-late-modernism-survive-the-near-future Can late modernism survive the near future? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-05T18:32:00-05:00 >2017-01-09T14:01:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/ylegkxgb5e8qt29h.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All across Los Angeles, buildings by the city's most important firms face preservation threats. Rejected and outmoded, can late modernism find love?</p></em><br /><br /><p>What is the value of history in a city known for its ephemerality? (Hint: um, not much, unless everyone agrees it is pretty.) In this <a href="http://www.laweekly.com/arts/can-preservationists-save-las-late-modernist-landmarks-from-the-wrecking-ball-7784088" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">piece for the L.A. Weekly</a>, Mimi Zeiger thoroughly investigates the state of late modernist structures in the City of Angels, and how likely it is that many of these often repurposed (and unfortunately altered) buildings will survive changing public tastes. While the LAX theme building has been legally protected from demolition, other notable works--like William L. Pereira's original LACMA buildings--haven't met with the same preservationist zeal.&nbsp;</p><p>Modernism, in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937684/will-mies-van-der-rohe-s-wolf-house-rise-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Mies van der Rohe&rsquo;s Wolf House rise again?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145515699/winners-of-the-african-modernism-book-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984590/defacing-the-stone-a-history-of-vandalism-on-famous-architectural-landmarks Defacing the stone: a history of vandalism on famous architectural landmarks Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T21:24:00-05:00 >2017-01-08T22:22:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g3/g38vqgkwpox3xk1p.jpg" width="633" height="598" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For as long as there have been landmarks, there have been people willing to deface them in the name of politics, art, fame or sheer stupidity.</p></em><br /><br /><p>From the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to the Trevi fountain in Rome, this Guardian article explores a brief history of temporary vandalism on famous landmarks (and it's not just artfully placed tarps: try a dangling VW Beetle!).&nbsp;</p><p>From the annals of the vandals:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126358573/manchester-man-gets-potholes-fixed-by-drawing-giant-penises-around-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manchester man gets potholes fixed by drawing giant penises around them</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123372967/kant-is-a-moron-graffitied-on-the-philosopher-s-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kant is a moron" graffitied on the philosopher's home</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983755/boring-how-serious-is-elon-musk-about-his-latest-traffic-solving-venture Boring: how serious is Elon Musk about his latest traffic-solving venture? Alexander Walter 2016-12-23T14:20:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T13:03:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor, but sometimes we can't tell when he's just joking or mulling his next big idea.&nbsp; For example, on Saturday Musk took to Twitter to say out loud what every traffic-plagued Los Angeles resident is silently screaming inside: The city is a gridlocked hellscape. &nbsp; "Traffic is driving me nuts," wrote Musk. But he didn't stop there. He also raised the idea of boring through obstacles to alleviate traffic woes.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>"It would be easy to toss this off as random talk from an eccentric auto and space mogul, but Musk's last "random idea," the Hyperloop, has spawned a number of startups and millions in funding. So when Musk not only says that boring through things would be a good idea to ease traffic, but that he plans to do it himself, it's time to start paying attention."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962733/forget-solar-panels-elon-musk-is-thinking-solar-roof" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget solar panels: Elon Musk is thinking "solar roof"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953303/elon-musk-thinks-tesla-could-be-worth-1-trillion-if-it-buys-solarcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk thinks Tesla could be worth $1 trillion &ndash; if it buys SolarCity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143515625/multitasking-musk-the-busy-life-of-elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multitasking Musk: the busy life of Elon Musk</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983277/delayed-for-years-gehry-s-la-grand-avenue-project-gets-city-council-approval Delayed for years, Gehry's LA Grand Avenue Project gets city council approval Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T15:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T16:02:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/os90cmf0oj2ao2yk.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City Council this morning voted to approve the latest joint venture partnership and timeline for the long-delayed Grand Avenue project. The $950 million mega-development being designed by Frank Gehry is now scheduled to break ground in 2018 and open in 2022, according to developer Related Companies. [...] The project was initially announced before the recession, and stalled during the economic downturn. It has been through numerous design changes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nyop8408zvplgha.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3vm3jt30l2wt96ml.jpg"></p><p>The glacial pace of the Grand Avenue Project development documented in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83306267/in-the-end-turmoil-over-grand-avenue-plan-could-help-the-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/65774896/developer-unveils-new-plan-for-grand-avenue-sans-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer Unveils New Plan for Grand Avenue, sans Gehry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68436/3-billion-grand-avenue-project-starts-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982614/indoor-malls-are-out-as-la-s-brick-and-mortar-shopping-centers-get-renovated Indoor malls are out as LA's brick-and-mortar shopping centers get renovated Julia Ingalls 2016-12-13T20:25:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T23:44:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cq/cqtklothqfn3ou7o.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometime in the not too distant future we will look back at traditional malls as an anachronism &ndash; something that started with the post World War II move to the suburbs, peaked in 1990, and faded away, according to the billionaire Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso, whose properties include the Grove and the Americana at Brand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Millions of dollars are being spent on refurbishing and renovating malls in Los Angeles in an attempt to offer online shoppers an incentive to go outdoors. According to this report by <a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/12/06/66718/why-there-s-a-shopping-center-arms-race-in-los-ang/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KPCC</a>, the big-league mall masterminds, including Grove guru Rick Caruso, are purposefully trying to redesign malls to center around activities like eating and socializing, experiences which are arguably better in person (and which indoor malls frequently sequester to dimly lit food courts). Although many are predicting the outright death of indoor malls, others are simply <a href="http://they%20apparently%20haven't%20been%20keeping%20up%20on%20inventive%20repurposing%20schemes%20that%20convert%20the%20space%20into%20hospitals,%20parks,%20and%20occasionally%20dwellings%20in%20housing%20crisis-plagued%20cities." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">repurposing them into religious centers, hospitals, and occasionally dwellings in housing-crisis plagued cities.</a></p><p>For more on malls:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128736686/for-in-that-death-of-malls-what-dreams-may-come-archinect-sessions-32-featuring-special-guest-co-host-nam-henderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For in that death of malls, what dreams may come? Archinect Sessions #32, featuring special guest co-host, Nam Henderson!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119304867/dead-malls-and-shopping-dinosaurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dead Malls and Shopping Dinosaurs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55294047/china-s-ghost-towns-and-phantom-malls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China's ghost towns and phantom malls</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982430/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-12T17:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T22:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rl/rl97pbrsevshqmz5.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather amidst the holiday frenzy. For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of events in Los Angeles 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/8394/socal-storylines-innovating-for-our-communities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SoCal Storylines: Innovating for our communities |&nbsp;December 14</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jd/jdpz93azxx7t09o8.jpg"></p><p>California's economy is the 8th biggest in the world &ndash; how can Southern California hold up the legacy of innovation that fuels the state's development? This discussion with members of KPCC and the Urban Land Institute will look at how LA in particular contributes to the So-Cal region's unique culture, and what that means for future development.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8621/rick-owens-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rick Owens: Furniture | Opening on December 17</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><a title="Designer Rick Owens. Photo via Wikimedia Commons." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/4k/4kfgml38n1xhu137.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4k/4kfgml38n1xhu137.jpg"></a><em>Designer Rick Owens. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.</em></p><p>Get up close to a collection of recent furniture and sculpture pieces by renowned fas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982379/big-proposes-massive-gridded-development-for-the-la-arts-district BIG proposes massive, gridded development for the LA Arts District Nicholas Korody 2016-12-12T13:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T18:00:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/47/47y9qx2ufzhknplq.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is the latest big fish to join the development frenzy along the LA River in advance of its rehabilitation. The Gallo family, of vinous fame, has commissioned the Copenhagen/New York-based firm to create a proposal for a city block-sized development in the Arts District. The building, which would comprise two connected buildings reaching 30 stories tall in some places, is for a site along the edge of the LA River not far from the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;cad=rja&amp;uact=8&amp;ved=0ahUKEwjfneLNoO_QAhVmwVQKHdSzC0YQFggaMAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Farchinect.com%2Fsciarc&amp;usg=AFQjCNHkFil8LiMZWnkE_eiGqkES8j6jUQ&amp;sig2=5fg7kh1aX4RmgzMDfaa_-Q&amp;bvm=bv.141320020,d.cGw" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>&rsquo;s prone behemoth, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/513794/one-santa-fe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One Santa Fe</a>.</p><p>In total, the project, dubbed 670 Mesquit, would contain nearly 800,000 sq. ft. of office space, two boutique hotels, 250 rental units and a slew of restaurants and shops. Following the strictures of Measure JJJ, which passed by a wide margin in the last election, the building would have 41 affordable units. Additionally, the building would host a small museum or public sculpture park that would connect to a massive &ldquo;deck&rdquo; stretching over the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981496/listen-to-our-final-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one Listen to our final interviews from 'Next Up: The LA River' on One-to-One! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T16:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:13:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s6foq21ygqyhmvu.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Missed out on&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975308/join-us-this-saturday-for-next-up-the-l-a-river-ft-mia-lehrer-christopher-hawthorne-and-more" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a>, Archinect Sessions' podcasting event? Now you can listen to the whole thing, released in two parts on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>. Last week, we released the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980500/now-you-can-listen-to-interviews-from-next-up-the-la-river-on-one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first half of the interviews</a>, and this week we've got the rest.&nbsp;</p><p>This week's playlist of live recordings features interviews with:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979380/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-5-with-lou-pesce-of-metabolic-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Lou Pesce</strong></a>&nbsp;(designer with Metabolic Studio)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Julia Meltzer</strong></a>&nbsp;(director and founder of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elizabeth Timme</a>&nbsp;</strong>(co-director of LA-M&aacute;s)</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Renee Dake Wilson</strong></a>&nbsp;(partner at Dake Wilson Architects and VP of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission) and&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980005/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-7-with-renee-dake-wilson-la-city-planning-commission-and-alexander-robinson-office-of-outdoor-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Robinson</a>&nbsp;</strong>(assistant professor of architecture at USC and principal at Office of Outdoor Research)</p><p><strong><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">Mia Lehrer</a>&nbsp;</strong>(founder and president at Mia Lehrer + Associates)</p><p>Individual episodes are available on Archinect Sessions. Listen and subscribe&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<strong>One-to-One</strong>&nbsp;#48, featuring the last four interviews from<strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/842448/next-up-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: The LA River</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions-one-to-one/id1057340260?mt=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the lo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981495/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T15:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:00:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ep/epcd90b6qdwny3md.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town 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/8397/fast-forward-future-of-play" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Future of Play |&nbsp;December 8</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lb/lbu1ose42xuzmrxd.jpg"></p><p>In the rapidly expanding markets of VR and robotics, interactions based on play and, well, fun are increasingly scrutinized for marketable potentials. Hear representatives from Disney and Mattel discuss the future of play in our Internet-of-Everything world, and its implications for early childhood development.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8656/the-human-beast-art-of-maxine-kim-stussy-jan-stussy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Human Beast: Art of Maxine Kim Stussy &amp; Jan Stussy |&nbsp;Opening on December 10</a><strong>,</strong> recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8d/8d52ju711zycleqk.jpg"><em>Stuss...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980848/santa-monica-s-impossibly-green-building-dreams-the-challenging-path-to-living-building-certification Santa Monica's 'impossibly green' building dreams: the challenging path to Living Building certification Alexander Walter 2016-11-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T17:31:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ieanteww318tv4hp.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a small and skinny lot wedged behind its historic city hall, Santa Monica is trying to accomplish something that has never been done before in California. By 2020, the city hopes to construct a 50,000-square-foot city services building that will meet the requirements of the International Living Future Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Living Building Challenge&rdquo; &mdash; the most stringent environmental building standard in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Should the city succeed it will prove that net-zero water is possible in our arid climate, even in a drought &mdash;&nbsp;and that if we&rsquo;re serious about staving off the effects of drought and climate change, we should settle for no less. It will also familiarize code officials with new innovations, making it easier for developers to build sustainably."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to clunky solar panels, and hello to Tesla's sleek new glass solar roof tiles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71829118/seattle-s-super-green-bullitt-center-opened-on-earth-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle&rsquo;s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980528/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-28T17:11:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:31:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dy0wz86ef6bjc1.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town 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/8650/live-filming-rad-bad-and-sad-talk-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live Filming: Rad, Bad, and Sad (Talk Show) |&nbsp;December 4</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/g0/g0kgzd49sfd71nf5.jpg"></p><p>Materials &amp; Applications is something of an LA-architecture institution. Right now, they have an&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/8429/the-kid-gets-out-of-the-picture-at-materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interesting exhibit</a>&nbsp;up in their courtyard space: "a contemporary update on the aesthetic principles of early 19th century English landscape architecture". Head over on Sunday night for some "bantering" on past exhibitions held at the space with Joseph Adam Dunn and Ben Warwas.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8651/enchanted-forest-of-light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enchanted: Forest of Light | Open now until Jan...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979836/listen-to-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session-6-julia-meltzer-clockshop-and-elizabeth-timme-la-m-s Listen to 'Next Up: The LA River' Mini-Session #6: Julia Meltzer (Clockshop) and Elizabeth Timme (LA-Más) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-22T14:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:13:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z0a5f5nn5k3xxprt.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For this Mini-Session from our Next Up: The LA River event, Nicholas Korody spoke with Elizabeth Timme, co-director of the urban design and architecture non-profit <a href="http://archinect.com/mas.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA-M&aacute;s</a>, and Julia Meltzer, director and founder of non-profit arts organization, Clockshop.</p><p>Both Clockshop and LA-M&aacute;s are located within Elysian Valley, aka Frogtown&mdash;a sliver of a neighborhood bordered by the LA River, the 5 and the 2 freeways. In recent years, Frogtown (predominantly a low-density neighborhood of single-family homes) has become a major focus in LA conversations about gentrification and development, and both Timme's and Meltzer's work is heavily invested in their context. Clockshop (in collaboration with California State Parks) has its HQ in Frogtown and hosts art events in the Bowtie, an undeveloped plot of land along the river. In 2015, LA-M&aacute;s led a community "co-visioning process" (the 'Futuro de Frogtown') to determine the kind of development decisions residents were concerned about.</p><p>Korody spoke with b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979718/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-21T19:06:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:49:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3vyc9bj7bggh77y.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an art exhibition as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;LA is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town 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/8025/michael-sorkin-studio-and-terreform-metrophysics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform: Metrophysics |&nbsp;Open now until December 4</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9u/9umojpce7555qr20.jpg"></p><p>In 2005, Michael Sorkin Studio underwent "mitosis" through the founding of Terreform, a practice focused on "non-commercial&mdash;even utopian&mdash;projects and ambitions," such that the Studio could focus entirely on "ordinary" building while both firms profited from the other's research experience. This exhibit at SCI-Arc is testament to that relationship, looking to "projects with meanings rooted i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979642/homelessness-decreased-this-year-in-the-us-but-increased-in-cities-including-la Homelessness decreased this year in the US, but increased in cities including LA Julia Ingalls 2016-11-21T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T14:34:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dm/dm5scrgqxtwr6zyo.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Accurately tracking a population that has no permanent home has always been a challenge for those who attempt to put together figures on homelessness. Many studies elect to count transients one night each year in order to create some form of consistency. Using that method, a study by the Department of Housing and Urban Development reports that figures for homelessness seem to down overall across the nation as of January 2016, while certain cities such as Los Angeles and Washington D.C. have experienced significant upticks. As <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/17/502359805/homelessness-in-the-u-s-was-down-slightly-over-the-past-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NPR</a> explains:</p><p>"But some areas bucked the trend. Washington, D.C., saw a 14.4 percent increase in homelessness, over 1,000 more people, and there were an additional 2,680 homeless people in Los Angeles County, an increase of 6.5 percent. The Dallas and Seattle areas also had big increases, 21.3 and 6.0 percent, respectively."</p><p>For more on homelessness:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How 4 US cities are applying architectural solutions to homelessness</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945541/bay-area-media-ban-together-for-homelessness-advocacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bay Area media ban together for homelessness ad...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978475/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-14T20:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bv/bv8u44axaege3ztr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8393/socal-storylines-housing-l-a-s-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SoCal Storylines: Housing L.A.&rsquo;s future | November 16</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/su/sudcjxu8b2yvcao7.jpg">Photo: John Williams PHD/Flickr, image via scpr.org</p><p>The Milken Institute in Santa Monica hosts the third installment of KPCC's SoCal Storylines: Conversations with movers and shakers series. This time the focus is on the topic of housing, and panelists will discuss affordable housing in Los Angeles, housing for the homeless, as well as budgetary concerns and infrastructure needs.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8498/the-algorithm-in-the-room-an-evening-of-the-post-geographic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Algorithm ...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977282/this-week-s-picks-for-la-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for LA architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T18:05:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu31fb1lwt4pwgo2.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is&nbsp;abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked. Wondering where other design-inclined folks are gathering in the Greater L.A. area? Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;compiled a snappy list of noteworthy happenings&nbsp;around town 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 L.A. picks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8398/fast-forward-considered-consumerism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fast Forward: Considered Consumerism | November 10</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c2/c2l8jgtft6z8dy5t.jpg"></p><p>Depending on how the election turns out, come Thursday you may either be selling all your possessions to buy that ticket to Canada, or embarking on a celebratory shopping spree. Either way, it's a good time to consider how the role of consumerism, particularly in local marketplaces, shapes California culture. This event, hosted by Take Two's Alex Cohen, will take a look at Californian cons...</p>