Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

Host Frances Anderton looks at design and architecture from a Los Angeles perspective.

Want to give your loved ones something unique or handmade: a ceramic bowl, a textile wall hanging, or a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings?   
  
  You have plenty of options at the…

West Coast Craft is ‘not a craft fair’

Want to give your loved ones something unique or handmade: a ceramic bowl, a textile wall hanging, or a one-of-a-kind pair of earrings?  You have plenty of options at the…

A dramatic decision by a little-known planning agency may impact how much new housing goes up in your city.

SCAG calls on rich cities to build more housing. Will Beverly Hills heed the call?

A dramatic decision by a little-known planning agency may impact how much new housing goes up in your city.

This week: explore the rise and form of right wing media spaces; shop local crafts and give the Amazon delivery person a break; celebrate 20 years of the hauntingly beautiful…

5 design things to do: Dec 5 - 11

This week: explore the rise and form of right wing media spaces; shop local crafts and give the Amazon delivery person a break; celebrate 20 years of the hauntingly beautiful…

A pillar of Los Angeles architecture, Ray Kappe, died on November 21 at age 92.   
  
  Kappe was the architect of numerous houses in the California Modernist tradition, including…

A tribute to SCI-Arc founder and architect Ray Kappe

A pillar of Los Angeles architecture, Ray Kappe, died on November 21 at age 92.  Kappe was the architect of numerous houses in the California Modernist tradition, including…

Looking for Thanksgiving menu ideas for the design and architecture fans in your life? Take a page from a new art project in the guise of a cookbook.

Create an artful dinner party with ‘Le Corbuffet’

Looking for Thanksgiving menu ideas for the design and architecture fans in your life? Take a page from a new art project in the guise of a cookbook.

Go to the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center, and of course all the cars will be vivid colors.

Subliminal messaging in the car colors at the LA Auto Show

Go to the LA Auto Show at the Convention Center, and of course all the cars will be vivid colors.

This week: See the discontinuity of architecture through Claude Parent's Oblique Function; see over 1,500 Disney relics before they're sold; light up the night with festive activities…

5 design things to do: Nov 28 - Dec 4

This week: See the discontinuity of architecture through Claude Parent's Oblique Function; see over 1,500 Disney relics before they're sold; light up the night with festive activities…

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

Could an iconic abandoned hospital ease LA’s housing crisis?

On Tuesday, November 12th, following several years of community meetings led by the Health Innovation Community Partnership and actions taken by Supervisor Solis, the Board of…

It’s been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Seeing walls everywhere

It’s been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"L.A. Lights the Way" is a contest that calls for a new streetlight to replace the utilitarian standard street light pole currently installed in many areas in LA.

An LA design competition to light up the night

"L.A. Lights the Way" is a contest that calls for a new streetlight to replace the utilitarian standard street light pole currently installed in many areas in LA.

This week: check out e-cars with vroom at the LA Auto Show; meet the author of a book about the charismatic man behind the first LA Olympics; hear from the architect who is looking for…

5 design things to do: Nov 21-27

This week: check out e-cars with vroom at the LA Auto Show; meet the author of a book about the charismatic man behind the first LA Olympics; hear from the architect who is looking for…

Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

Shortlisted! The role of localism in design commissions

Last week LACMA director Michael Govan and his supporters went before an LA city council committee to ask for the air rights over a portion of Wilshire Boulevard to be vacated.

Dozens of fired museum employees and their supporters rallied last Friday outside the Marciano Art Foundation, the now-closed arts institution in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple…

Marciano Art Foundation and the value of ‘art labor’

Dozens of fired museum employees and their supporters rallied last Friday outside the Marciano Art Foundation, the now-closed arts institution in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple…

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

5 design things to do: Nov 14 - 20

Coming up: discover the effects of border art at the Annenberg's W|ALLS; meet Gilbert & George; learn who gets Shortlisted for major architecture projects and why; explore the blurry…

When Ian Schrager and his late partner Steve Rubell co-founded Studio 54, the wildly successful club that defined New York City nightlife in the 1970s, they created “nightclub as…

Ian Schrager: From Studio 54 to The West Hollywood Edition

When Ian Schrager and his late partner Steve Rubell co-founded Studio 54, the wildly successful club that defined New York City nightlife in the 1970s, they created “nightclub as…

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

Horton Plaza is a ghost of itself: What’s next for the iconic mall?

Many malls of America are dying or changing.

Coming up: consider why Horton Plaza, San Diego, was ghosted; appreciate Native American arts; tour J.R.Davidson homes; see art from the radical women behind the iron curtain; visit…

5 design things to do: Nov 7 - 13

Coming up: consider why Horton Plaza, San Diego, was ghosted; appreciate Native American arts; tour J.R.Davidson homes; see art from the radical women behind the iron curtain; visit…

Halloween is upon us.

How rabies, ancient fish and electrified frogs inspired horror icons

Halloween is upon us.

Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

Sneakertopia celebrates the art -- and commerce -- of sneaker culture

Sneakers are very, very big business, a nearly $20 billion industry in the U.S. alone.

Fire season has engulfed northern and southern California. This week it’s the turn of the Westside.

Getty Center safe from nearby fire, but is nature safe from fire retardants?

Fire season has engulfed northern and southern California. This week it’s the turn of the Westside.