Meet the two women architects behind the firm “Design, Bitches.” They’re currently converting the Highland Park Masonic Temple into a buzz-worthy events space.
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 drew from Modernism, the rugged wilderness and dance, and paved the way for landscape architecture’s present role in citymaking.
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?