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Meet Matt Petersen, L.A.’s Chief Sustainability Officer

Posted December 10, 2013 by | 1 Comment
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What’s a Chief Sustainability Officer you may ask? Guy Horton interviews Matt Petersen, L.A.’s first “sustainability czar.”

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LA Design: Digital Seduction at LAX

Posted November 20, 2013 by | Comments Off
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The new Tom Bradley International Terminal is memorable as much for its display of vast, constantly changing, digital screens as it is for Curtis Fentress-designed ”Great Hall,” that is packed to its curving gills with high-end shops aimed at Pacific Rim flyers.

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LA Designer: Alvin Huang, SDA and their Portable EV Charging Structure

Posted November 12, 2013 by | Comments Off
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Alvin Huang and his firm Synthesis Design + Architecture have advanced the conversation about how to fuel electric cars, with their design for a portable tensile membrane structure with a PV skin. Named Pure Tension, it has just been selected as one of Time’s “25 Best Inventions of 2013.”

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LA Designer: Douglas Pierson and Christopher Mercier, Architects of Connie & Ted’s

Posted October 29, 2013 by | Comments Off
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Chefs Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto launched their new restaurant Connie & Ted’s this past June into the headwinds of high expectations and food scene buzz. But one key element that gets overlooked is the design.

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LA Designer: P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S’ Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich Create League of Shadows

Posted October 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment
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It’s dark, winglike and it’s hidden in plain sight but otherwise this League of Shadows has nothing to do with Batman. Instead, it is an experiment in form created in SCI-Arc’s parking lot by avant-garde LA architecture: Marcelo Spina and Georgina Huljich, of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S. Guy Horton visits the structure and ponders its future use.

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Never Built. . . Has Arrived!

Posted July 31, 2013 by | 1 Comment
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For many weeks now we have been following Never Built, the exhibit about unrealized architectural visions for Los Angeles that almost became a “never built” itself. The show, curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin for independent museum A + D, did not receive Getty funding (like the Pacific Standard Time Presents shows) and embarked on a campaign to raise funds via Kickstarter and private donations. So the effort to …

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