Archinect - News 2014-10-26T04:59:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101717557/kcrw-radio-station-breaks-ground-on-new-media-center-in-santa-monica KCRW radio station breaks ground on new Media Center in Santa Monica Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:41:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l66c6h05lh043877.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.kcrw.com/about" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KCRW</a>, the NPR-affiliated public radio darling of Southern California, broke ground yesterday on its new 35,000 square-foot Media Center, located on <a href="http://www.smc.edu/Pages/default.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santa Monica College</a>'s Academy of Entertainment &amp; Technology campus. For the past thirty years, KCRW was run out of a basement underneath the campus, while producing top-notch music and journalism programming that balances local flavor with international news. Now they'll have much more room to breathe, with spaces devoted to community socializing and performance alongside expanded operations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xm/xm9ei7ooel02ovox.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9gmwn9wfrefisz7.jpg"></p><p>Home to such popular podcasts as "<a href="http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/design-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DnA: Design and Architecture</a>" and news digest "<a href="http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/to-the-point" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To the Point</a>", KCRW also produces content outside of the studio, by hosting events around Los Angeles. With the Media Center, the station will have a homespace for its own events, to concretize its role in the local culture.</p><p>Designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the Media Center&nbsp;also meets LEED Silver Certification standards, and is slated to open by early 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fq/fq6p8qbvyfe8n757.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75649050/neil-denari-is-the-latest-guest-dj-on-kcrw Neil Denari is the latest Guest DJ on KCRW Archinect 2013-06-20T13:45:00-04:00 >2013-06-25T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69954d07baf0821396df9541a3f9bbd9.jpg" width="480" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This was the first time where a musician, Eno -- who said I'm not a musician, by the way, I really construct ideas in a studio -- I felt connected to the idea of music, let's say, as sort of an intellectual project but at the same time it was still music that you wanted to dance to. So this is the architectural song and Eno as a kind of designer. Totally opened my eyes to new things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Track List:</p> <ol><li> Theme From Shaft &ndash; Isaac Hayes</li> <li> Kurt&rsquo;s Rejoinder &ndash; Brian Eno</li> <li> 2nd Movement, Symphony No. 5 &ndash; Glenn Branca</li> <li> The Bridge &ndash; Lee Ranaldo</li> <li> Keep Your Dreams &ndash; Suicide (from the First Album)</li> </ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/71009200/michael-maltzan-guest-dj-s-on-santa-monica-s-kcrw Michael Maltzan Guest DJ's on Santa Monica's KCRW Archinect 2013-04-10T18:29:00-04:00 >2013-04-11T01:11:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s03ngh3rlwk96xjo.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Michael Maltzan has designed prestigious museums, luxurious private residences and social housing in Downtown LA. Music has been a factor in his life since he first started to discover architecture and he ruminates on the connection between the two art forms while sharing songs from Big Star, Talking Heads and more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Track list:</p> <ol><li> The Bad Plus - Long Distance Runaround</li> <li> Talking Heads - The Big Country</li> <li> Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo</li> <li> PJ Harvey - We Float</li> <li> Glen Campbell - There's No Me Without You</li> </ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/42460196/kcrw-s-dna-interviews-moby-on-la-architecture KCRW's DNA interviews Moby on LA architecture Paul Petrunia 2012-03-23T18:44:00-04:00 >2014-03-01T01:58:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zq/zqzljnofnygvto8k.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chances are, you know Moby best for his electronic dance music. But it turns out the eclectic-minded musician has another life, as an architecture buff who recently moved to LA and now writes a blog about buildings here he loves. The blog is called, simply, Moby Los Angeles Architecture Blog, and features his photos of local architecture. Frances Anderton talks to Moby about his love of architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>And, on that note, I promise this will be the last we refer to Moby's over-hyped move into the world of architecture blogging.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40619557/craig-hodgetts-at-kcrw-guest-dj-project Craig Hodgetts at KCRW Guest DJ Project Archinect 2012-03-07T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-03-08T09:59:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dce75gab6djbyp4z.jpg" width="266" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Craig Hodgetts credits the &ldquo;unencumbered and exceedingly emotional&rdquo; style of Miles Davis for shaping the direction of his architectural work. He also names the sounds of Vangelis and Terry Riley as inspirations in a guest DJ set that is a tribute to all kinds of creative work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architect Craig Hodgetts, of LA design firm <a href="http://www.hplusf.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hodgetts + Fung</a>, is being featured today at KCRW's Guest DJ Project.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18719317/is-steve-jobs-the-model-for-a-revived-economy Is Steve Jobs the Model for a Revived Economy? Paul Petrunia 2011-08-30T18:22:19-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e170a1bfbcdfcf712f348842b3b996d2.jpg" width="480" height="172" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Steve Jobs has the right name for what's missing in America's economy. Does he also represent the way back to prosperity? We look at his record at Apple and its influence in the US and around the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> KCRW's "To the Point" addresses Steve Jobs' attention to innovation and integration of design into Apple's business model, and how that can improve the state of today's horrible job market.</p>