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Creative Meets Corporate in ‘Delirious’ LA

Posted March 20, 2012 by | Comments Off

Moby has left “tall, expensive” New York for “delirious” LA. He talks about his passion for LA architecture and the photo blog he’s writing about it. But LA’s own mini-Manhattan is seeing some changes. Hear about the rise, fall and reinvention of the former Arco Plaza, with Orly Shuber, Don Spivack, Richard Hammond, Rob Jernigan, Steven Drucker and Sylvia Lavin.

Architecture in the Eye of Moby

Chances are, you know Moby best …

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Today’s DnA: Why Moby Loves Los Angeles and Back to the Future in Downtown

Posted March 20, 2012 by | 2 Comments
girl in orange dress with blue train

Last week KCRW joined forces with hundreds of others to support A+D Museum, an indie architecture and design institution located opposite the mighty LACMA (and about to open a very interesting show of designs for an age of diminishing water, called Drylands Design). 100s flowed over from ogling the newly arrived rock at LACMA, AKA Levitated Mass, to come ogle amazing  “wearable art” — dresses, hats, scarves …

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Craig Hodgetts: Avant-garde Music Fetishist

Posted March 7, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Tune in today to KCRW’s great Guest DJ project, produced by Rachel Reynolds, and hear from architect Craig Hodgetts talking with DJ Jeremy Sole. Hodgett’s firm, co-founded with partner and wife Ming Fung, designed the installation for LACMA’s current show, Living in a Modern Way, and according to Good4NothingConnoisseur Bennett Stein, modernity is central to Hodgett’s musical taste:
“What people don’t know about Craig Hodgetts is that he is a hard bop jazz …

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Wang Shu (at UCLA), Peter Eisenman (at SCI-Arc) and Memory in Architecture

Posted March 4, 2012 by | 8 Comments

In an amazingly prescient coup, UCLA’s School of Architecture last Monday hosted a lecture by Chinese architect Wang Shu, the very week it was announced that he had been awarded the 2012 Pritzker Prize. Wang Shu’s work, created in collaboration with his wife, Lu Wenyu, is little known outside his country and the award marks a creative coming-of-age for China (discussed in relation to the auto industry …

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Celebrate Wearable Art with A+D – A GIVEAWAY

Posted March 2, 2012 by | 18 Comments

Celebrate 2012: The Wearable
By Beth Topping
In the world of design, it’s not unusual for creative worlds to collide in unabashed inspiration.  Whether it’s music that gives rise to fashion or visual arts that inspire architecture, our imaginations fly when boundaries are dissolved, risks are taken and bold moves are made.
What IS unusual, is when it all happens in one night, with some of the …

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