Photo: "The Wave: Flowing Ashore" in Vejle, Denmark. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects. (Thomas Moelvig)
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US Army Spc. Michael J. Westall uses a motorized boom lift to get into
position to weld the reinforcement of the primary steel border fence
along the United States-Mexico border on June 7, 2007.
Photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp, US Air Force
"There's work and there's politics. We build," said Marc Uribe, explaining why his firm De La Fuentes Construction is among hundreds that have expressed interest in helping to construct President Trump's Mexican-American border wall. The companies that are lining up range from global defense contractors to small, family-owned businesses. What about those who choosing not to apply, or to "punk" the project? And what kind of wall does the government really want, and how will it pay for it?
CityLab on what global building companies say about designing Trump's wall
LA Times on Trump's border wall, although controversial some SoCal firms want to build it
Interested in applying to build the wall, or parts of it? Go to this government web site
SL11024, a 31-unit housing complex designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects,
located in Westwood on the border of UCLA's campus
More than 7,000 apartments are under construction right now in downtown Los Angeles, and others are going up in Hollywood, Koreatown, Culver City, Santa Monica and elsewhere in the Southland. But architecture critic Michael Webb says not enough are great to live in. He’s traveled the world to see some of the best apartment buildings at every income level. And architect Lorcan O’Herlihy explains what makes for great apartment design, and how his work represents an "amplified urbanism."
The Guardian on the joy of living on top of one another
CNN on innovative designs for communal living
Wehoville: Lorcan O'Herlihy Works to 'Amplify Urbanism' with His West Hollywood Designs
O'Herlihy's 'Amplified Urbanism'
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Why is Mexico City a magnet for designers and architects? No amount of badmouthing from the White House can dampen enthusiasm for Mexico, a fount of exciting design and architecture. DnA learns more about it, on a trip to Mexico City and in conversation with the founders of SCI-Arc’s satellite school in the Mexican capital. Read More
SCI-Arc honors DnA’s Frances Anderton at annual benefit event At SCI-Arc’s annual gala MAIN EVENT, DnA host Frances Anderton will be celebrated for her work expanding the public dialogue surrounding architecture, design, and urbanism through her unique blend of journalistic experience in politics and current affairs as well as design. She explains why an architecture education is worth investing in. Read More
5 design things to do this week See art and design by Angeleno talents at the Schindler House and Barnsdall Art Park; go to a SCI-Arc gala (honoring Frances Anderton, supporting students); see rare 19th century drawings of planets at the Huntington Library; dream up architecture in the virtual world at UCLA; and shop for vintage pieces at Modernica’s Downtown Modernism sale. Read More