LA architect rebuilds after Woolsey Fire and reflects on living in the wildland-urban interfaceDesign
Geoffrey von Oeyen completed a dream house for his brother, only to see it destroyed by the Woolsey Fire two years ago.
Roman Mars turns ‘99% Invisible’ city into a 100% visible bookDesign
Roman Mars talks about LA, writing for print v. radio, and whether he secretly yearns to be a designer.
In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designedDesign
Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness . A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then came a pandemic.
Air conditioning becomes a weapon against infection, D.J. Waldie finds the soul in Los AngelesDesign
DnA looks into the extreme measures being taken to improve air conditioning and asks whether outside air is cheaper and healthier. Also, D.J.
How Bill English helped create the computer mouse, and the effort to change the face of architectureDesign
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.
City of Santa Monica lets restaurants serve in parking lanes, taking on the primacy of the automobileDesign
The restaurants on Santa Monica’s Main Street took a huge hit from the COVID-19 shutdown.
XPRIZE’s $1 million face mask contest, and the link between urban design and immunityDesign
XPRIZE is offering $1 million to designers of a protective face mask that people will actually want to wear.
For an art conservator, it's hard to say goodbye to Confederate statuesDesign
Statues of slave traders and Confederate leaders are being toppled or defaced during protests following the killing of George Floyd.