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Design and Architecture

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

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

Hollywood’s long-dormant Target may finally be completed

If you have driven by the intersection of Sunset and Western over the last few years you may have noticed a yellow-wrapped, half-finished big box.

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The civil rights movement and its aftermath produced activism, music, fashion, and visual art.

Kool-Aid colors, assemblage, and a raised fist: art of black America comes to The Broad

The civil rights movement and its aftermath produced activism, music, fashion, and visual art.

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The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

It's a dog's life in DTLA

The creation of place is as much about the social experience as the physical, especially when it comes to home. And home to many means the company of a pet.

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Almost every residential development in downtown aims to attract pet owners, and doggie businesses outnumber those aimed at children.

Downtown dog owners; Soul of a Nation

Almost every residential development in downtown aims to attract pet owners, and doggie businesses outnumber those aimed at children.

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This week, you can: learn about the YIMBY movement; consider Barbie as a barometer of social progress; contemplate architectures and infrastructure made exclusively by... and for...

5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: learn about the YIMBY movement; consider Barbie as a barometer of social progress; contemplate architectures and infrastructure made exclusively by... and for...

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

LA County pushes for pet-friendly housing

If you’ve ever had to search for a place to rent, you know the phrase: “no pets allowed.”

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MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach plans to restore “luminosity” -- and, maybe, water -- to the Grand Avenue building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Arata Isozaki.

New life for old buildings: MOCA, a Hollywood library, Target Husk

MOCA’s new director Klaus Biesenbach plans to restore “luminosity” -- and, maybe, water -- to the Grand Avenue building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Arata Isozaki.

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The Will & Ariel Durant branch of the LA Public Library system was first built in 1958.

How city-owned property is easing the housing crisis

The Will & Ariel Durant branch of the LA Public Library system was first built in 1958.

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What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

Meet Target Husk, the half-built big-box store with a mind of its own

What’s it like to be a Target store that was never completed?

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The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

MOCA director to restore “luminosity” to Isozaki-designed museum

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

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Celebrate architecture and design from around the world at the Architecture and Design Film Festival; attend a lecture by award winning Nigerian architect, Kunlé Adeyemi; learn about…

5 things to do this week

Celebrate architecture and design from around the world at the Architecture and Design Film Festival; attend a lecture by award winning Nigerian architect, Kunlé Adeyemi; learn about…

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

Pritzker winner Arata Isozaki’s MOCA to be revamped, with water feature

The Pritzker Prize for 2019 has been awarded to Arata Isozaki, the 87-year-old Japanese architect with a career ranging from brutalist libraries to an inflatable purple concert hall.

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Your smartphone is addictive. Do you need to “Marie Kondo” your apps, put down the phone altogether, or use it as a “drug” dispensary?

Can you design your way out of smartphone addiction?

Your smartphone is addictive. Do you need to “Marie Kondo” your apps, put down the phone altogether, or use it as a “drug” dispensary?

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Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

A new app delivers mood-boosting “digital drugs”

Some people are trying "digital minimalism” as a means to wean themselves off of smartphone addiction.

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The average American spends around three and a half hours on their phone.

Speakeasies where the prohibition is on phones

The average American spends around three and a half hours on their phone.

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Some people are trying to dial back on their phone habit by visiting private clubs with no-phone policies.

Purge your phone: the case for digital minimalism

Some people are trying to dial back on their phone habit by visiting private clubs with no-phone policies.

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This week, you can: see "gráfica de las Américas" at MOLAA; celebrate the lives and dreams of Iranian teenage girls; discuss the role of design in building the Los Angeles we want to…

5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: see "gráfica de las Américas" at MOLAA; celebrate the lives and dreams of Iranian teenage girls; discuss the role of design in building the Los Angeles we want to…

In a bid to raise funds for mass transit improvement, LA’s Metro board will vote tomorrow to study a range of strategies that include congestion pricing and taxing ride-hailing…

Metro eyes fees on ride-hailing services

In a bid to raise funds for mass transit improvement, LA’s Metro board will vote tomorrow to study a range of strategies that include congestion pricing and taxing ride-hailing…

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Youth is an asset in many careers, but not in architecture.

Frank Gehry turns 90, and keeps on going

Youth is an asset in many careers, but not in architecture.

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LA traffic is getting worse. So what is it going to take to get you out of your car and onto a bus or train?

What will it take you to give up the car?

LA traffic is getting worse. So what is it going to take to get you out of your car and onto a bus or train?

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