You can build a housing block but will they come? As part of our series “This is Home is LA,” DnA met with the residents of Mariposa 1038 and found that a generic housing type can be transformed into a very personal 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.
At SCI-Arc’s annual gala MAIN EVENT, DnA host Frances Anderton will be celebrated for her work expanding the public dialogue surrounding architecture, design, and urbanism through her unique blend of journalistic experience in politics and current affairs as well as design. She explains why an architecture education is worth investing in.
In response to candidate Donald Trump’s focus on the border wall, DnA launched a series called Bridges and Walls. As the Southland undertakes ambitious infrastructure projects, this series of eight reports explored the human and environmental impacts of connection and division in California.