Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron proposes a jolt to the Arts District, with a massive office, live-work and retail development in gritty but glam style. Will Angelenos embrace it?
Downtown Santa Monica is being transformed into a dense, walkable community of mixed-use buildings attractive to young and old. But citizens living outside the urban core are angered by what they see as over-development and traffic congestion and are fighting to limit downtown’s growth.
You’ve heard the horror stories about this year’s Brazil Olympics – from blocked toilets and unfinished infrastructure to toxic water and a political coup. But that’s not the full picture. LA-based architecture and engineering company AECOM created the master plan for the Rio Olympics and promises that Brazilians are going to put on a terrific games.
The Democratic and Republican conventions differ in substance, but they create a similar spectacle. In studying the clothing and staging of the 2016 conventions and the candidates, humorist and fashion observer Simon Doonan says we must ask, “what are these people doing in order to manage our perceptions about them? They are carefully orchestrating their appearance.”