There is No There There – LA the Industrial City and remembering Zaha on Archinect Sessions #60, ft. special guest Orhan Ayyüce
We're joined by original 'Nector and senior editor Orhan Ayyüce to discuss Zaha Hadid's legacy and his recent piece on LA's industrial urbanism, part of our architectural travel guide through cities worldwide. As a student at SCI-Arc, Ayyüce was first taken aback by Hadid during a visiting... View full entry
Listen to highlights from Enrique Norten's interview, winner of the 2015 Neutra Award
Somewhere along the lines of recent years, I became the unofficial interviewer for the semiannual Neutra Award, offered by Cal Poly Pomona to highly regarded master architects in Neutra's vein. In the past, it has been awarded to Tadao Ando, Michael Rotondi and now, Enrique Norten of TEN... View full entry
Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, 2015 recipient of the Richard Neutra Award, in conversation with Orhan Ayyüce
In the dappled afternoon sunshine of the VDL House’s backyard in Silver Lake, senior Archinect Editor Orhan Ayyuce sat down with Enrique Norten, winner of this year’s Richard J. Neutra Award for Professional Excellence, to talk about modernism’s legacy and evolution since the mid-20th... View full entry
Michael Rotondi in-studio for Episode 8 of Archinect Sessions, "A Sense of Place"
Michael Rotondi joins us in-studio this week, for a special conversation with Orhan Ayyüce about architecture education and Rotondi's Los Angeles roots. Paul, Amelia, Donna and Ken also discuss ol' fashioned southern contextualism in Charleston, South Carolina, in response to Clemson University's... View full entry
Glen Small: Recovery Room exhibition opens Nov. 9 in Los Angeles
If you're in the L.A. area and are already thinking of weekend plans, check out the "Glen Small: Recovery Room" exhibition which opens at Assembly this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Presented by AssemblyⓇ and Archinect Senior Editor Orhan Ayyüce, the exhibition will present a selection of works throughout the career of architect Glen Small, whose progressive but mostly unbuilt projects introduced new ideas of urban development and housing particularly in the... View full entry
James Goldstein responds to Orhan's Concannon article
Dear Mr. Ayyuce,
I have read your article regarding the destruction of the Lautner Concannon residence and would like to set the record straight. Prior to my purchase and demolition of the Concannon Residence, I had extensive discussions with John Lautner regarding his feelings about the home. He was 100% in favor of the demolition of the Concannon Residence...
The venerable James Goldstein, collector of John Lautner treasures, past and present, responds to Orhan's feature article Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust. Jump down to the comments to read, along with Orhan's thoughtful reply back to him. View full entry
Orhan Ayyüce: L.A. Love At First Sight
I met this gray-haired woman. I lit her cigarette and she asked me what I was doing there? I said I just wanted to meet some architects and learn where I could go to school.
"She said, okay, 'If you have a car, tomorrow go to this place in Santa Monica called SciArc, it's a new school. Ask for Ray Kappe and tell them that Esther McCoy sent you.'
KCET just sat down with Archinect senior editor Orhan Ayyüce for an interview about his Turkish roots, the arrival in Los Angeles, and his unlikely introduction to the world of architecture. View full entry
Proposition 13's Hidden Effects On the Built Environment
Ayyüce also says that with governments such as Los Angeles now less financially able to maintain parks and other such amenities, big business set about increasingly co-opting -- or, picking up the slack for -- the creation and safeguarding of a bastardized brand of community commons.
"You go to The Americana, you go to The Grove, you got to the Santa Monica [Third Street Promenade], these are places that thousands of people visit," Ayyüce says. "But this is not really public space."
KCET's Jeremy Rosenberg talks to Archinect's own Orhan Ayyüce about Proposition 13. View full entry
Next Archinect Sessions: Saturday, November 19
Archinect and Cal Poly Pomona are pleased to present Part 3 of the series Archinect Sessions @ the VDL. Saturday, November 19th @ 3:00 pm @ the Neutra VDL Research House. This discussion will be on the production of public space with USC's Stefano de Martino and UC Berkeley Geographer, Javier... View full entry
Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22
We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals... View full entry
Short Essay: Thank you Esther McCoy
I met Esther McCoy in1978 AIA Regional Conference, Newport Beach, California. I was there as a young wonderer hoping to find information on architecture and study it. Unknowingly and randomly I walked into one of the conference rooms and listened an inspired young architect, Eric Moss, showing... View full entry
Short Essay: Empty Halls of Summer
I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in school and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment... View full entry
Cal Poly Pomona Archives on California Modernism and International Style
I recently got acquainted with Cal Poly Pomona's archives of Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Donald Wexler, Garrett Eckbo, Craig Ellwood and others. These archives contain never published before original drawings, photographs, blueprints, and stories. They were given to the College of... View full entry