During the era of urban renewal, construction of the interstate highway system and suburban flight, Lawrence Halprin wanted to breathe new life into cities. His landscapes were meant to suggest the rugged wilderness of nature.
Billionaire philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen has likened his planned research center and think tank in the Santa Monica Mountains to a secular monastery. Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron is designing it. What is the Berggruen Institute, will the neighbors welcome it and what’s the thinking behind the spheres?
Celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago last week, and the anniversary has been recognized with events and exhibitions. His style of “organic architecture” can be seen in his Los Angeles houses, including the Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park. Why does this architect still tower in the public imagination?