Archinect - News 2017-07-26T06:58:17-04:00 A populist triumph over museum elites? Craig Hodgetts takes on the Petersen Automotive Museum Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-11T13:42:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T00:11:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That the skin is an exercise in advanced digital fabrication, applied with such &eacute;lan is, in itself, a proclamation, a sort of late-career renaissance, which thrusts the firm into a next generation spotlight. Whether naively assuming (wrongly) that Los Angeles was ready for a jolt of architectural electricity, or sincerely reflecting a populist genre (rightly), Kohn succeeded in outflanking its neighbors, and disrupting the conventions governing the museum establishment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Craig Hodgetts, leader of UCLA's 2015&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop Suprastudio</a>&nbsp;and former automotive designer, takes a contrarian view on the Petersen's widely critically-maligned redesign. We also spoke with Craig on the podcast about his views on transportation's future &ndash; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">take a listen</a> for some context alongside his thoughts on the Petersen.</p><p>Want more Googie goodness? Check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our review of the Petersen</a>, and more related news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="LA's redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum: so bad the public will love it?" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum: so bad the public will love it?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke</a></li><li><a title="Los Angeles' famously Googie Norms to become focal point in new &quot;community of shops&quot;" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles' famously Googie Norms to become focal point in new "community of shops"</a></li><li><a title="Googie: Architecture of the Space Age" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Googie: Architecture of the Space Age</a></li></ul> Coy Howard book, The Thickening of Time, reviewed by Craig Hodgetts Orhan Ayyüce 2015-05-20T16:40:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:43:49-04:00 <img src="" width="423" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those images, wrought by a wicked mash-up of the hand, the eye, and the mouse, defy any effort to reverse-engineer their creation. Dot for dot and pixel for pixel they proclaim their origin as documentary evidence. Yet by their implausible point of view, their visceral texture, and their mini-Wagnerian scale, they are more painterly than Maya-ish, far more lavish than Rhino.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A long time colleague&nbsp;Craig Hodgetts reviews Coy Howard's newly printed book 'The Thickening of Time' for Architect's Newspaper.&nbsp;</p><p>Being familiar with Coy Howard's work, Hodgett's words describe the essence of the enigmatic images and the persona well. I'd just say poetry of the images is verbatim with Coy's architecture. As his built works are rare gems, Coy is a legend capable of thickening time to process exceptional architecture, meticulously&nbsp;considered. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">McCafferty House</a> in San Pedro, CA, 1979</p> "Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-19T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-12T22:10:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves passed away</a> at the age of 80. In the aftermath, much attention has been paid to his most eye-catching work, but as often occurs when someone of great influence passes away, focusing on the person's products comes at the expense of honoring their humanity &ndash; simply, who they were as a person. In this light, this episode we hear from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrick Burke</a>, principal and studio head at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design</a> (where Burke got his start in 1982), reflect on Graves&rsquo; life of hard work, perseverance, and empathy.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also paid a visit to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA IDEAS</a> campus in Playa Vista, to speak with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a> about his rapidly accelerating <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> Studio, where students are bringing Elon Musk&rsquo;s transit technology into the near-future. Donna also reflects on Thom Mayne&rsquo;s marathon visit through Indiana, and Ken shares some finer points of career politics.</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archine...</p> On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="" width="641" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> On the Ground: UCLA's new IDEAS campus Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-03T19:12:00-05:00 >2013-12-19T02:25:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect recently took a field trip to Playa Vista, a quiet community minutes from the ocean in west Los Angeles, to check out UCLA&rsquo;s new satellite architecture campus, IDEAS. Entirely housed within a 13,000sqft airplane hangar, the campus is used by architecture students in the university&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SUPRASTUDIO</a> program, a one-year MArch II that pairs students with industry and non-profit leaders to focus on an advanced research project. Since its first run in 2008, SUPRASTUDIO has tripled in size and offerings, now composed of 41 students working in studios led by Gehry Partners/Gehry Technologies, Greg Lynn, and Thom Mayne/The Now Institute.</p> <p> A far cry from the hilly green labyrinth of UCLA&rsquo;s Westwood campus, the IDEAS hangar formerly belonged to famed aviation magnate Howard Hughes, and now plays neighbor to Los Angeles&rsquo; YouTube Space (and nearby Google in Venice). The Playa Vista community is still very new, first developed in the early aughts as part of President Bill Clinton&rsquo;s init...</p> Craig Hodgetts at KCRW Guest DJ Project Archinect 2012-03-07T18:54:00-05:00 >2016-03-02T14:52:50-05:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hodgetts + Fung</a>, is being featured today at KCRW's Guest DJ Project.</p>