What’s a Chief Sustainability Officer you may ask? Guy Horton interviews Matt Petersen, L.A.’s first “sustainability czar.”
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.”
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.