Remembering César Pelli; Sowden House parties on

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The exterior of the Sowden House, a 1926 house in Los Feliz designed by Lloyd Wright. Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

The designer of “The Blue Whale” has died. The Argentinian-born architect Cesar Pelli of the Petronas Towers and other landmarks passed July 19 at age 92. We’ll hear about his mark on LA, where he created glass-skinned buildings inspired by local artists, including the colorful, if controversial, Pacific Design Center. 

And a classic LA house with a dark past has become a party house with a purpose. We’ll meet the new owners (and their seven Persian cats) of the Lloyd Wright-designed Sowden House.