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

Posted December 10, 2013 by | 1 Comment

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

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

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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