From covering battles over e-scooters and housing, to welcoming the first (religious) LA building by Rem Koolhaas, to pondering what’s next for fire-torn Malibu, last year was a busy year…
This week, see 2018 student visions at SCI-Arc; hear Bucky Fuller’s daughter Allegra Fuller Snyder talk about her father’s legacy; find out how ballet and its graphics became a weapon in the Cold War; let loose at Santa Monica’s new architect-designed playground; check out Edmund de Waal’s sculptural response to the Schindler House; and get a canine reaction to art at dOGUMENTA.
Apartment blocks using “5 over 2” construction are springing up all over the Southland. As part of our series “This is Home is LA,” DnA met with the residents of Mariposa 1038 and found that this generic housing type can be transformed into a very personal and stylish home.
If enough homeowners build newly legal backyard homes, or accessory dwelling units, they could make a significant dent in the region’s housing needs, while building equity for themselves. Is this a win-win proposition, and a venue for design ingenuity? Or do a web of constraints make ADU construction difficult and costly?
This week: Get into Jim Henson’s world at the Skirball Cultural Center, see how Africans struck iron at the Fowler Museum, check out experimental architecture at Helms Design Center, catch Mary Little’s subtle fiber and fabric craft, and join a vinyl listening and printing session in Pasadena.