Uncategorized »

Rare Photos of Maison de Verre — “The Best House in Paris” — on Show in Los Angeles

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Lovers of Modernism have long been fascinated by the Maison de Verre (House of Glass), the highly innovative house of steel, glass and glass block built in 1932 in Paris for a progressive couple, Dr and Mme. Dalsace, by Pierre Chareau (a furniture and interiors designer), Bernard Bijvoet (a Dutch architect) and Louis Dalbet (craftsman metalworker). Touted recently by New York Times architecture critic …

Uncategorized »

Architectural Photography by Iwan Baan on Show at ACME

Posted March 17, 2011 by | Comments Off

Iwan Baan is an architectural and documentary photographer du jour, working for clients in the architectural avant-garde including Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan and Bjarke Ingels (heard on this DnA).  
He, like LA photographer Julius Shulman and, later, Dwell magazine, broke away from the tradition of people-free architectural photography. But his striking photos go even further, situating buildings in relation both to the people in their orbit and to the …

Uncategorized »

“Painted Over/Under” Creates Space for Conversation about Place and Street Art at LACE

Posted March 17, 2011 by | Comments Off

Street Art is in the air (as well as on the streets) right now. Witness the fuss about the misbegotten Blu mural, JR getting the TED award, and Banksy almost winning an Oscar for Exit Through The Gift Shop. I am not sure why it is so hot when street art of the spray can era has been around for several decades now. But …

Uncategorized »

LACE talks Place Thursday Night

Posted March 16, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Conversations on Making Place
Painted Over/Under Part 3: Making Place is the architecture-inspired section of a yearlong exhibition conceptualized by artist Kim Schoenstadt. Featuring Los Angeles-based architecture and design firms Predock_Frane Architects, Chee Salette Architecture Office (csao), and Florencia Pita mod and curated by Erin Cullerton, Making Place showcases two-dimensional, abstracted vignettes of the Los Angeles cityscape.
Moderated by KCRW’s Frances Anderton, Conversations on Making Place …

Uncategorized »

Today’s DnA: Optimism and Reality in Design and Architecture

Posted March 15, 2011 by | 4 Comments

The core belief underlying DnA is that architecture and design, at its best, is an act of optimism, and that human ingenuity can improve lives and solve problems. One of the guests on today’s show, Bjarke Ingels, of BIG (the Bjarke Ingels Group), is the living personification of that optimism. An energetic, charismatic, 30-something, the Danish Ingels is a protege of Rem Koolhaas and believes that …

Calendar, News »

Round-up for March 12, 2011

Posted March 12, 2011 by | Comments Off

Around L.A.:
Cause for Creativity: The Alchemy of Grooming
SMMoA (Santa Monica)
In partnership with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, SMMoA presents a workshop teaching you to make your own safe and natural grooming products and packaging. A screening of the animated short, The Story of Cosmetics will get participants resolving to get rid of toxins, make art, and make a difference. Admission $5; free for SMMoA …

News »

GOOD Throws A Party For CicLAvia

Posted March 8, 2011 by | Comments Off

By Olga Khazan
It seems the efforts of the city’s bike advocates are slowly but surely paying off. Last week, the City Council approved a complex “bicycle master plan” that would create an “eventual network of 1,680 miles of interconnected bikeways, including more than 200 miles of new bicycle routes every five years. It also calls for a safety campaign to educate drivers about sharing the streets,”  writes …

Calendar, News »

Weekly Round-Up: CicLAvia, Tadao Ando, Rodarte and More

Posted March 3, 2011 by | 3 Comments

Around L.A.:
GOOD magazine party for CiclaVia: This Saturday, GOOD, the magazine for people who “give a damn,” is throwing a party (and fundraiser) for the bicycle advocacy group CicLAvia to help them bring the event back to L.A.’s streets this year. Nice timing in view of the passage this week of the City of Los Angeles Bike Plan. Last year, CicLAvia made seven and …

Scene from the bus »

Scene from the Bus: Paul Williams’ Legacy in Los Angeles

Posted March 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment

It doesn’t have to be Black History Month to appreciate Black History in Los Angeles, especially when it involves one of LA’s great architects, Paul Williams, writes Sunil Rampersad.  
I asked my much better-informed friends for a list of recommendations, and then trekked across town on the bus. Unfortunately I did not get to all I would have liked, but it was a great introduction to an amazing architect and …

Related Posts with Thumbnails