Guggenheim Bullies Journalist: Molly Crabapple reports for Vice on inhumane immigrant labor conditions on Saadiyat island in the UAE, where a new arm of the Guggenheim (and Louvre, and NYU) is being built. The Guggenheim holds its cards close and skirts responsibility when Crabapple pushes for answers.
LA to Revamp City's 70 Year Old Zoning Code: For comparison, LA's first freeway, the Arroyo Seco Parkway, opened in 1940. Contradictions in the city's zoning and building codes run rampant, prompting city planning officials to initiate a complete revision, via the Re:Code LA project, due for completion in 2017.
New "DEAD PRIZE" launched by Cameron Sinclair: The DEAD, as in "Detrimental Engineering Architecture and Design", Prize is meant to establish a standard of worst-practices in the professions, to better understand and prevent ecological harm.