Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Visualizing hip-hop with Cey Adams

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

5 design things to do this week: May 20 - 26, 2019

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Lovell Health House seeks pick-me-up

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

'Choked': Can LA clean its dirty air?

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

This week, you can: immerse yourself in dreamy digital art; vibe to the retro graphic posters of Abram Games; gawk at Medieval bestiaries; discuss groovy futuristic production design…

5 design things to do this week: May 13 - May 19, 2019

This week, you can: immerse yourself in dreamy digital art; vibe to the retro graphic posters of Abram Games; gawk at Medieval bestiaries; discuss groovy futuristic production design…

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

What the housing density bill might do to historic neighborhoods

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.

Fearless fashion designer Rudi Gernreich gets his due

In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.

This week, you can: immerse yourself in La Cienega design events; celebrate student designers; admire the rule-breaking fashions of Rudi Gernreich; see photographs of wallpaper that…

5 design things to do this week: May 6 - 12, 2019

This week, you can: immerse yourself in La Cienega design events; celebrate student designers; admire the rule-breaking fashions of Rudi Gernreich; see photographs of wallpaper that…

The Wing is the latest shared workspace to join a growing crowd in LA.

Inside The Wing, a pastel haven for feminists

The Wing is the latest shared workspace to join a growing crowd in LA.

What does Los Angeles in 2019 mean to you? The LA County Arts Commission would like to know.

What would you put in a 2019 time capsule?

What does Los Angeles in 2019 mean to you? The LA County Arts Commission would like to know.

This week you can: help create green uses for underused public space; glimpse future fashions and support art students; celebrate the unveiling of Obama Boulevard; see films about art…

5 design things to do this week: April 29 - May 5, 2019

This week you can: help create green uses for underused public space; glimpse future fashions and support art students; celebrate the unveiling of Obama Boulevard; see films about art…

In the spirit of Passover, DnA explores an exodus story with a profound design impact.

How the Bauhaus inspired a new architecture for the 'reborn Jew'

In the spirit of Passover, DnA explores an exodus story with a profound design impact.

It was Easter Sunday in Paris and this year Catholics did not celebrate the holiest of days at Notre Dame.

Architects gear up for a high-profile competition: redesigning Notre Dame

It was Easter Sunday in Paris and this year Catholics did not celebrate the holiest of days at Notre Dame.

Last week DnA brought you to Coachella, where the stages are decked out in the latest technologies.

Klaus Frahm’s photographs pull back curtain on opera stages

Last week DnA brought you to Coachella, where the stages are decked out in the latest technologies.

This week, you can: hear authors talk about early 20th century LA architects; and talk about building and gentrification in LA now; go to a photo festival in repurposed shipping…

5 design things to do this week: April 22 - 28, 2019

This week, you can: hear authors talk about early 20th century LA architects; and talk about building and gentrification in LA now; go to a photo festival in repurposed shipping…

After addressing complaints that drew national attention, Laguna Beach officials are sticking with a new American flag-themed logo on their police cars.

Police cars in Laguna Beach will keep their new American flag logos

After addressing complaints that drew national attention, Laguna Beach officials are sticking with a new American flag-themed logo on their police cars.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for its 20th year, and as you’ll know already from Instagram, the desert bacchanal is no longer defined only by the music.

Coachella commission a dream come true for artist Sofia Enríquez

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for its 20th year, and as you’ll know already from Instagram, the desert bacchanal is no longer defined only by the music.

Even if you did not make it to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for this, its 20th year, you may have seen the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré.

Francis Kéré brings soul of Gando to Coachella

Even if you did not make it to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for this, its 20th year, you may have seen the work of Diébédo Francis Kéré.