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5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

This week: see into the future of mobility; learn how new housing laws will impact LA; discuss the intersection of art, engineering and architecture; attend a screening of LA-themed short films; and walk through Pasadena’s architecturally-rich Madison Heights neighborhood. Read More

August 13, 2018

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Check into a paper-thin hotel; meet the creative editor of a sumptuous new publication, Public; see (and touch) photographs of city walls; visit a large scale graffiti art showcase; Spring Shop at CAFAM; catch Shepard Fairey and Henry Rollins in conversation. Read More

April 30, 2018

“Façadomy,” The Broad and the Petersen Automotive Museum from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Two museums, two skins; one designed by “high-art” architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the other by the car-loving Eugene Kohn, partner at corporate architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox; both fabricated by LA’s Matt Construction. What do they mean for architecture? Read More

September 25, 2015

Nikolaus Hafermaas, graphic designer and Porsche fancier from the Design & Architecture BLOG

The Porsche brand has long been associated with luxury, masculine ego, and Southern California sunshine. And what’s wrong with that? Designer Nikolaus Hafermaas tours “The Porsche Effect” at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Read More

March 08, 2018

Petersen Automotive Museum Stops Critics in Their Tracks from the Design & Architecture BLOG

“When Disney Hall opened in 2003, it was hailed as “flamboyant,” “sublime,” and “exquisite.” The new makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire has its fans, too.… Read More

December 09, 2015

‘The Scenic Route’ Exalts the Car at the Petersen Automotive Museum from the Design & Architecture BLOG

The exterior of the new Petersen Automotive Museum has Angelenos divided, some shaken, some stirred. But what about the interior? Read More

December 03, 2015

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Test your urban planning trivia knowledge; hear from leaders in LA transportation and development at SCI-Arc; relax at a dance festival in Baldwin Hills; consider what is luxury today at Flexform; and drool over 50 models of Porsche at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Read More

January 29, 2018

Remembering Southland construction giant Paul Matt from the Design & Architecture BLOG

It’s one thing to design a building, but it’s another thing to build it. We pay tribute to the late Paul Matt, the construction giant who realized many Southern California landmarks. Read More

July 11, 2017

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

This week, you can: help solve climate change; celebrate David Hockney’s birthday; learn about the history of KCRW; cruise the boulevard of lowrider culture; and fill your soul with jazz and art. Read More

June 26, 2017

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

This week you can: learn about the history of women in car culture; discuss the big ideas that will shape our city and transform the way we live and work; consider what it means to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths; celebrate a downtown park’s grand opening; and indulge your love of ice cream. Read More

April 17, 2017

On Today’s Show: Should Architects Say No to Designing Cells for Solitary Confinement?; The Petersen Automotive Museum Changes Gear from the Design & Architecture BLOG

A hunger strike in California state prisons has cast a spotlight on living conditions, specifically indefinite solitary confinement in Security Housing Units, known as SHUs. And it’s not just human rights groups and inmates who are concerned about them. Raphael Sperry challenges his fellow architects to ban the design of SHUs. Beverly Prior reflects on a career in prison and finds that good design can …

August 20, 2013

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Enjoy a puppeteer’s take on “hot urban issues”; see cars painted by Keith Haring, and furniture designed by Rick Owens; join a tribute to director Bette Jane Cohen at a screening of The Spirit in Architecture: John Lautner; and hear Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, Jane Fonda and others discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline. Plus, more holiday markets. Read More

December 12, 2016

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Explore the Jewish history of Boyle Heights, see dance in a long-dormant Chinatown theater, ogle vintage Bugattis at the Petersen, tour the Silver Lake Reservoir and try your hand at letterpress art. Read More

October 17, 2016

5 design things to do this week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

A conversation on “queer spaces,” a celebration of automotive design, a tour around Santa Barbara’s luscious gardens, photographs of Brazilian brutalist architecture, and a chance to hear from British designer Tom Dixon. Here are DnA’s hand-picked events for the week. Read More

July 18, 2016

5 Design Things to do This Week from the Design & Architecture BLOG

Celebrating young architects and designers, harvesting rainwater, and a sneak peek at the new Petersen Automotive Museum. Your week in design events from DnA. Read More

November 30, 2015

Petersen Museum shifts into idle for major remake from the For The Curious BLOG

The Petersen Automotive Museum has put on the brakes, shutting down for a year while it undergoes an $80 million remodel. Before closing down, the Miracle Mile museum held a… Read More

October 20, 2014

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