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. Also, if you own an abandoned building or a vacant lot in Los Angeles, the city wants to talk to you about putting supportive housing there. And, an abandoned big box store in the heart of Hollywood has developed sentience. It posts to Facebook, and tweets. We’ll talk to "Target Husk."
New life for old buildings: MOCA, a Hollywood library, Target Husk
From this Episode:
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...
11 min, 33 sec
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. The city-owned library was abandoned in 2004 after a bigger facility was built a few...
6 min, 48 sec