Design

LA and its Chief Design Officer, Christopher Hawthorne, issued a callout for low-rise housing designs aimed at middle-class and working families.

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Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.

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A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

South LA has a new luxury tower with $3100 rents. Why are there no affordable units?

A few years back, developers had an idea: Take a piece of land south of the 10 freeway that was occupied by a radio station cluster, and build a 30-story, fancy glass residential…

from Greater LA

These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

Do windows have to be tiny to be green? No. City Hall East proves it

These days it is possible for a building to be entirely clad in glass and still get top marks for environmental sustainability.

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In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

3D-printed structure in Fox Hills aims to disrupt housing design

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing.

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Roman Mars talks about LA, writing for print v. radio, and whether he secretly yearns to be a designer.

Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible book

Roman Mars talks about LA, writing for print v. radio, and whether he secretly yearns to be a designer.

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After 10 years of construction and nearly $1.5 billion, the replacement Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach opened to traffic.

Long Beach’s new Gerald Desmond Bridge took a decade and more than $1 billion to build

After 10 years of construction and nearly $1.5 billion, the replacement Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach opened to traffic.

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Geoffrey von Oeyen designed Horizon House in Malibu for his brother Andrew. Shortly after Andrew moved in, the 2018 Woolsey Fire destroyed the 4300 square feet residence.

Fire-torn Horizon House in Malibu rebuilt amid debate about living in the wildland urban interface

Geoffrey von Oeyen designed Horizon House in Malibu for his brother Andrew. Shortly after Andrew moved in, the 2018 Woolsey Fire destroyed the 4300 square feet residence.

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Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic.

In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic.

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While Angelenos have been sheltering in place, a lot of activity has been going on at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA).

An inside peek at LACMA’s new galleries, designed by Peter Zumthor

While Angelenos have been sheltering in place, a lot of activity has been going on at the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA).

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drive-in to see classic movie Metropolis. Reflect on simpler times with Mary Little's textile sculptures. Take a curated tour of LA Forum's exploration of the 2020s.

5 design things to do Sept 14 - 20

Drive-in to see classic movie Metropolis. Reflect on simpler times with Mary Little's textile sculptures. Take a curated tour of LA Forum's exploration of the 2020s.

SoFi Stadium, the new Inglewood home of the LA Rams and Chargers, virtually opened its doors today.

SoFi Stadium opens to no fans, but owners later expect crowds at its clubs, plazas, lake and gardens

SoFi Stadium, the new Inglewood home of the LA Rams and Chargers, virtually opened its doors today.

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LA is full of Instagram-worthy backdrops. Among the most popular are the rows of old street lights in front of LACMA by artist Chris Burden.

New street lights contest aims to bring civic beauty to all of LA, to every income level

LA is full of Instagram-worthy backdrops. Among the most popular are the rows of old street lights in front of LACMA by artist Chris Burden.

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DnA looks into the extreme measures being taken to improve air conditioning and asks whether outside air is cheaper and healthier. Also, D.J.

Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los Angeles

DnA looks into the extreme measures being taken to improve air conditioning and asks whether outside air is cheaper and healthier. Also, D.J.

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The nation is having a debate about monuments, who gets to be memorialized, and how. Against that backdrop, a new memorial is set to be unveiled next month in Washington D.C.

91-years-old architect Frank Gehry to unveil Eisenhower Memorial in Washington DC

The nation is having a debate about monuments, who gets to be memorialized, and how. Against that backdrop, a new memorial is set to be unveiled next month in Washington D.C.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Air conditioning has become a weapon in the war against COVID-19 transmission.

The importance of keeping indoor air fresh and flowing during the pandemic

Air conditioning has become a weapon in the war against COVID-19 transmission.

from Greater LA

Designers and architects are rethinking how to design space during the pandemic. That includes at home, at the office, and out in the world.

How to design more pandemic-friendly home and work environments

Designers and architects are rethinking how to design space during the pandemic. That includes at home, at the office, and out in the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Saturday marks author Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday. He moved with his family to LA when he was 14 and attended Los Angeles High School in Mid-City.

Ahead of Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday, a look at his writing and love of shopping malls

Saturday marks author Ray Bradbury’s 100th birthday. He moved with his family to LA when he was 14 and attended Los Angeles High School in Mid-City.

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Shrines celebrate Black individuality, newspaper clippings highlight the complexity of the Black experience, and eerie lullabies stir memory and loneliness.

Art Insider: Shrines honor the diversity of Black experiences

Shrines celebrate Black individuality, newspaper clippings highlight the complexity of the Black experience, and eerie lullabies stir memory and loneliness.

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California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architecture

California has around 21,000 licensed architects, and 300 of them are Black. SoCalNOMA hopes to change that. Also, computer engineer William English made the mouse a reality.

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