Design and Architecture

Design and Architecture

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

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

5 design things to do this week: June 17 - 23, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the LA design world with 80 events packed into four days; check out artist-designed rugs; learn about preserving LA's architectural legacy; reflect on 15…

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

Is a park the best future use of Santa Monica Airport?

Santa Monica is home to the oldest operating airport in Los Angeles County.

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

The rise and fall of disco-era fashion king Halston

In the 1970s, American fashion was defined by Halston. He designed women’s clothing that was loose and freeing. Think minimal draped gowns and his famed jersey halter dress.

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…

5 design things to do this week: June 10 - 16, 2019

This week, you can: celebrate the Bauhaus 100 years after its founding; challenge your "ageist" perspective; hear good friends Frank Gehry and Charles Arnoldi in conversation; meet…

Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

Taking pride in the LA LGBT Center

Fifty years ago, in late June, 1969, the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum?

LACMA curators lobby donors to buy their objects of desire

Have you ever wondered how an artwork winds up in the collection of a museum?

This week, you can: see how hybrids of science and art are MADE at UCSB; discover art and architecture in Pasadena; go to an electric opening of Japanese Pop art by Takashi Murakami;…

5 design things to do this week: June 3 - 9, 2019

This week, you can: see how hybrids of science and art are MADE at UCSB; discover art and architecture in Pasadena; go to an electric opening of Japanese Pop art by Takashi Murakami;…

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

Digital billboards resurface in fight over visual blight

Los Angeles is considering revising its regulations around billboards to allow more digital signs all around Los Angeles.

A grassy field in West LA has become contested space in a story that started with a tragedy and has erupted into a literal turf war.

Neighbors clash over proposed synthetic field in Westwood turf war

A grassy field in West LA has become contested space in a story that started with a tragedy and has erupted into a literal turf war.

Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new blue wing calls for action on climate change

Jerry Schubel, oceanographer, president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, has been dreaming for decades of creating a venue to raise awareness about ocean…

This week, you can: Learn about traditional Zapotec weaving; watch a film about iconic '70s designer Halston; celebrate the history and architecture of Long Beach; see how local DTLA…

5 design things to do this week: May 27 - June 2, 2019

This week, you can: Learn about traditional Zapotec weaving; watch a film about iconic '70s designer Halston; celebrate the history and architecture of Long Beach; see how local DTLA…

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Shade: a luxury amenity in LA

Los Angeles is undergoing a transition, from sprawling, car-based culture to a denser, more urban region where people walk and use more mass transit.

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Jason Wu goes to school

Fifteen fashion design students at Otis College of Art and Design just spent nine months working with celebrity designer Jason Wu, famed for his sumptuous inaugural ball gowns for…

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

Visualizing hip-hop with Cey Adams

Hip hop so rules our world, it’s easy to forget its humble beginnings back in the 1970s and 80s.

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

5 design things to do this week: May 20 - 26, 2019

This week, you can: Meet the colorful designer Gere Kavanaugh; hear about how architects slay dragons (and other reasons why you should hire one); listen to the art of acoustic…

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Lovell Health House seeks pick-me-up

For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

'Choked': Can LA clean its dirty air?

Los Angeles has yet again earned the dubious distinction as the nation’s capital for dirty air.

This week, you can: immerse yourself in dreamy digital art; vibe to the retro graphic posters of Abram Games; gawk at Medieval bestiaries; discuss groovy futuristic production design…

5 design things to do this week: May 13 - May 19, 2019

This week, you can: immerse yourself in dreamy digital art; vibe to the retro graphic posters of Abram Games; gawk at Medieval bestiaries; discuss groovy futuristic production design…

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

What the housing density bill might do to historic neighborhoods

California faces a housing crisis. So a bill in the state legislature aims to get lots of housing built -- by overriding local zoning control.

In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.

Fearless fashion designer Rudi Gernreich gets his due

In the 1960s, few fashion designers were pushing the envelope like Rudi Gernreich.