London’s Grenfell Tower fire shows what can go wrong when a high rise building is not designed or retrofitted in accordance with fire and safety needs. But the fire safety engineer for Wilshire Grand says US towers are generally safe.
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?
Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury lived in the same house in Cheviot Hills for 50 years. A couple years ago architect Thom Mayne, and wife Blythe Alison-Mayne, bulldozed it to build a new home. They promised a “very, very modest” house that would honor Bradbury in its design. Now that home is almost complete. Did they deliver?
More and more people want to live in “tiny houses” — to escape the “debtors prison” of a 30-year mortgage, to live with less stuff or to join communities of fellow tiny house dwellers. Now this house is about to be raffled off at CAFAM. Would you live in it and would you be allowed to?