Photo: Inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (courtesy of Pulse)
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On June 12, the deadliest mass shooting in US history took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Gay bars and nightclubs have long served as sanctuaries for LGBT communities, but many of these venues have been disappearing. Kyle Fitzpatrick, co-founder of the gay culture magazine Boy Club, recently wrote "Why Gay Bars Are So Important" for ATTN. He joins DnA to explain why.
Time: The Gay Bar as a Safe Space Has Been Shattered
The Nation: Please Don't Stop the Music
Slate: The Gay Bar: Why the Gay Rights Movement Was Born in One
WNYC: Orlando and the State of the Gay Bar
The long-vacant, fenced-off lot at First Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles will soon be developed into a two-acre public park, next door to Grand Park. Mia Lehrer + Associates, architecture practice OMA and innovation and design firm IDEO won a competition to design a shaded, green space with lots of food. But why does DTLA need a park in this location?
The 2016 Architecture Biennale is underway in Venice, Italy, and its director, Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, has focused the exhibition, "Reporting from the Front," on architecture in a time of rising economic inequality. So what is a model of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's proposed replacement for four buildings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art doing in the show? Christopher Hawthorne explains.
Read Christopher Hawthorne's report on the Biennale's LACMA presentation
Watch a conversation between Peter Zumthor and Michael Govan on re-imagining LACMA
Watch a video of Peter Zumthor from the Venice Biennale
Earlier this year, many design blogs published a very cool photo of a white, egg-shaped capsule perched on the edge of a misty cliff. It was described as an "ecocapsule" for people who want to live off the grid. It was cute and romantic, suggesting getting away from it all, in an extremely chic version of a tiny home.
The egg was made by a small architecture firm in Bratislava, Slovakia. Producer Sasa Woodruff went to check it out in person.
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Can a linkage fee solve LA's housing woes? It's now up to the full, LA City Council to decide whether or not to add an additional fee on developers looking to build in the city. It's being called a “linkage fee” and the hope is that it will bring in as much as $90 million a year to help build more affordable housing. A council committee signed off on the idea this week.
Guns and Hollywood, Institute of Mentalphysics You might think Hollywood and the NRA are at opposite ends of the political spectrum. But recent mass shootings have brought renewed focus to the glamorization of guns in the movies. And a music festival in Joshua Tree this weekend takes place in a setting known for its spiritual qualities as well as its architecture. We hear about the Institute of Mentalphysics.
Another step back for road diet plan Traffic in Southern California keeps getting worse. Elected officials have commissioned new light rail lines, additional bike paths, and have even added more freeway lanes. There’s also another concept they’re playing with: road diets. One community is fighting back.
Public safety, YIMBY activist, Academy Museum Can designers of public space and event planners avert mass shootings, like the one that occurred Sunday night in Las Vegas? Pro-housing YIMBY activist Sonja Trauss runs for political office in San Francisco. And the long-planned Academy Museum comes into focus, with a Renzo Piano-designed sphere.
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