Photo: Aerial photo of Rio Barra Olympic Park, masterplanned by AECOM (Robb Williamson)
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With days left before the 2016 Summer Olympics kick off, the city of Rio de Janeiro is in a last-minute scramble. Bill Hanway, who lead the master planning for construction and architecture at Rio 2016 and London 2012, gives DnA an inside scoop on the design and development that went into this year's global event – and a taste of their work on LA's 2024 Olympics bid.
One of the most important – and often forgotten – Brazilian modernist architects is Lina Bo Bardi. She found her voice setting modern works in the rainforest, starting with Casa de Vidro, then designed the São Paulo Museum of Art. Bo Bardi is now the subject of a new show, Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi, at Santa Monica's Christopher Grimes Gallery. We caught up with the artist behind it, Veronika Kellndorfer.
Veronika Kellndorfer, artist
Places Journal: Lina Bo Bardi and the architecture of everyday culture
Listen to KCRW's 'Art Talk' discuss "Tropical Modernism: Lina Bo Bardi"
Watch a short video on Lina Bo Bardi
Wallpaper: Bo Bardi's buildings: Veronika Kellndorfer explores Brazilian modernism, in LA
The inaugural eGames – a two-day, international computer gaming tournament – will take place alongside the Rio Olympics. And with professional video gaming on the rise, e-gaming entrepreneurs are designing clothing for these competitions. DnA talks with Nate Eckman, the LA-based co-founder of Ultimate Media Ventures and the lifestyle apparel line ULT. Then KCRW's Eric J. Lawrence and Brandon Devine test drive the clothing. Find out if it improves their game!
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