Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

This week: Learn how to save the planet through designing with nature, not against it; hear what leaders in urban planning are thinking about public spaces for the future; enter the…

5 design things to do May 25 - 31

This week: Learn how to save the planet through designing with nature, not against it; hear what leaders in urban planning are thinking about public spaces for the future; enter the…

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

Google and Twitter tell staff to keep working from home. What will happen to creative offices?

Big tech companies have remade the workplace in recent years with creative offices designed to stimulate disruption.

This week: Hear how California cities are leading the charge for clean building; watch a documentary about the iconoclastic architect Bruce Goff; see cool projects by graduating…

5 design things to do May 18 - 24

This week: Hear how California cities are leading the charge for clean building; watch a documentary about the iconoclastic architect Bruce Goff; see cool projects by graduating…

This week: Celebrate Otis College of Art and Design, class of 2020; revisit Rodeo Drive, 1984; binge TED Talks on architecture and design; Zoom talk and dance at a digital disco with…

5 design things to do week of May 11-17

This week: Celebrate Otis College of Art and Design, class of 2020; revisit Rodeo Drive, 1984; binge TED Talks on architecture and design; Zoom talk and dance at a digital disco with…

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

Can LA be greener, cleaner, slower following COVID-19?

LA City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell talks about his plan to incentivize telecommuting after stay-at-home orders are lifted and other ideas for a greener, cleaner LA.

This week: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Latinx Culture; consider the history and future of the Tiny House; discuss the role of public space under Socialism; walk through the Getty's…

5 design things to do May 4 - 10

This week: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Latinx Culture; consider the history and future of the Tiny House; discuss the role of public space under Socialism; walk through the Getty's…

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

Coronavirus tests the values of global cities like LA

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

This week:   Learn about art from Sister Corita; sit with your kids and leading actors for Gotham Reads storytime; experience Hauser & Wirth Menorica - before it's completed -- through…

5 design things to do April 27 - May 3

This week:   Learn about art from Sister Corita; sit with your kids and leading actors for Gotham Reads storytime; experience Hauser & Wirth Menorica - before it's completed -- through…

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

Based on past pandemics, coronavirus will bring changes to buildings and cities

Pandemics can bring about innovation, especially in design and architecture. Sam Lubell talks to DnA about changes that may come to buildings and urban design in response to COVID-19.

This week: Browse an Insta-Art Gallery; learn about ways that artists are responding to isolation and quarantine; consider the implications of Covid-19 on Micromobility and the sharing…

5 design things to do April 20-26

This week: Browse an Insta-Art Gallery; learn about ways that artists are responding to isolation and quarantine; consider the implications of Covid-19 on Micromobility and the sharing…

Hear from Lydia Kallipoliti about what closed systems--like submarines--can teach us about sustainability; hear about visionary climate change solutions at the intersection of art,…

5 design things to do April 16 - 22

Hear from Lydia Kallipoliti about what closed systems--like submarines--can teach us about sustainability; hear about visionary climate change solutions at the intersection of art,…

You are working at home. But is your home working for you? Kelly Wearstler has some tips to improve your interior, at whatever scale.

Interior designer Kelly Wearstler can help make your home work for you

You are working at home. But is your home working for you? Kelly Wearstler has some tips to improve your interior, at whatever scale.

The entire KCRW family has been shaken up by Matt Holzman’s death. His talents spread so wide that each of us has personal memories of working or playing with him.

Matt Holzman found the humor and the humanity in design and planning

The entire KCRW family has been shaken up by Matt Holzman’s death. His talents spread so wide that each of us has personal memories of working or playing with him.

Kelly Wearstler has held reign in interior design since arriving in Los Angeles in the 1990s. She’s now teaching an online MasterClass.

Kelly Wearstler shares tips from her interior design MasterClass

Kelly Wearstler has held reign in interior design since arriving in Los Angeles in the 1990s. She’s now teaching an online MasterClass.

Take a MasterClass with interior designer Kelly Wearstler; ride along with the Shelby Cobra and other classic motorsport cars of the 1960s; #stayathome with architectural…

5 design things to watch

Take a MasterClass with interior designer Kelly Wearstler; ride along with the Shelby Cobra and other classic motorsport cars of the 1960s; #stayathome with architectural…

Available from home: See artists talk about other artists at LACMA YouTube; see how past plagues influenced movie monsters; armchair travel to the mountains of Montana, to filmic…

5 design things to watch

Available from home: See artists talk about other artists at LACMA YouTube; see how past plagues influenced movie monsters; armchair travel to the mountains of Montana, to filmic…

LA’s construction sites are still a hotbed of activity, deemed an essential service. Could they become hotbeds for COVID-19 too?

Construction continues as coronavirus grinds economy to a halt

LA’s construction sites are still a hotbed of activity, deemed an essential service. Could they become hotbeds for COVID-19 too?

The CDC is recommending that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go out in public — amid new concerns that infected people with no symptoms can still…

White House urges Americans to wear face masks in public. Here’s how to make your own

The CDC is recommending that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go out in public — amid new concerns that infected people with no symptoms can still…

LA was once a destination for people who wanted to get away from crowded East Coast cities.

Long-time champion of public space reflects on impact of coronavirus on city life

LA was once a destination for people who wanted to get away from crowded East Coast cities.

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…

Do handsewn face masks protect against coronavirus?

As hospitals, clinics and other community organizations face a shortage of masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, homebound sewers have stepped up to help, from DIY crafters to fashion…