Archinect - News 2014-10-20T09:28:35-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/101106918/vernon-ca-known-for-meatpacking-corruption-and-tapat-o-featured-in-la-forum-s-submission-to-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam Vernon CA, known for meatpacking, corruption and Tapatío, featured in LA Forum's submission to the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-04T19:41:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56wznw41bysndtaj.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Forty years after "Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles" another architect with the gaze of the foreigner takes us on a ride through the City of Angels, or as the Turkish architect Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce likes to refer to it: "La Citta Capitalista". [...] An &lsquo;exclusive industrial town,&rsquo; Vernon borders on the cosmopolitan downtown of Los Angeles... Are alternative forms of housing, agriculture, and nature imaginable in a town that relies solely on industry and transport?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles architect <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, in the following short film for the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>. Submitted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://laforum.org/content/exhibitions/la-forum-in-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a>&nbsp;and run by Ayy&uuml;ce, <em>The Vernon City Project&nbsp;</em>is&nbsp;being featured in IABR's main exhibition, "Urban By Nature".</p><p>Watch&nbsp;<em>The Vernon City Project</em>&nbsp;below.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98105950/out-of-shenzhen-catalog-1-of-the-los-angeles-biennale-of-architecture-urbanism Out of Shenzhen: Catalog #1 of the Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism Archinect 2014-04-24T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-04-25T16:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6ssc355kdjkzg26.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Was it:</em></p><p><em>Possible for a group of architects, artists, educators, writers, publishers to fly to Shenzhen and start a dialog and call it a Los Angeles Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, a.k.a. LAB A/U? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>A first for architecture and urbanism for Los Angeles? (Yes)</em></p><p><em>Possible to bee line the assumptions, suspicions, silent treatments and doubts? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Real? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Possible to talk about the aura of a city via on the road biennale? (Yes)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>And...</em></p><p><em>Could the nomads' opinion be harnessed? (No)</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br><em>LAB A/U did not happened in a vacuum even though it seemed that way. The participants, hosts and audience have thought so.</em></p><p><em>Is this a one time deal? (No)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Can I join when it convenes again? (No , you need to be curated)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Does it cost to participate? (No)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Will LAB A/U continue indefinitely (Yes, there are no plans to shut it down at the moment)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Will it be always nomadic? (Yes, even when it is in LA)</em></p><p><em>Is its nomadism in spirit or action? (Both)&nbsp;</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br><em>Will it be critical and threatening? (Yes, but it will be promot...</em></p>