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LA Architecture Then and Tomorrow: Greene & Greene Houses; SCI-Arc Visions

Posted April 21, 2012 by | 5 Comments

If ever there was a weekend to remind oneself, yet again, of the originality and inventiveness of Los Angeles architecture, then, now and tomorrow, this is it. Today thesis students at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) present their final projects, to the scrutiny of a battalion of invited critics including Neil Denari, Winka Dubbledam, Thom Mayne and Jeff Kipnis. Their work, which is guaranteed …

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Prophets at a Picnic: Bridges, Chairs and Toys Reconsidered on DnA

Posted April 20, 2012 by | Comments Off

                                                                                                                                                                                             “Bridges have a way of capturing the spirit and exciting people even more than buildings do.” That’s according to Alex Ward, architect, Chairman of Friends of LA River (FOLAR), and guest on this week’s  DnA. That might be how first-time users feel as they set car or foot on this newly opened Aizhai bridge in southern China’s Hunan Province, the highest and longest valley suspension bridge …

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A Bridge to the Imagination

Posted April 17, 2012 by | Comments Off

The iconic 6th Street Bridge has to be rebuilt, and the City has announced a worldwide quest for a visionary designer. Hear about it from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Gary Lee Moore andAlex Ward. Plus, James Rojas and Jay Griffith on lessons from a cardboard arcade; Michael Boyd on taking chairs back to the basics; and Charles Phoenix, Ambassador of Americana, on being retro in the age of Instagram.
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