Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA are designing a new events center for Wilshire Boulevard Temple, a historic synagogue in Koreatown. Why did the temple need a name-brand architect? And will the two buildings “talk” to each other?
Simone Manuel’s Olympic win highlights the politics of access to public swimming pools. DnA visited a newly-restored pool in South LA by Lehrer Architects and finds how what the City of Los Angeles is doing to create “access and opportunity” for all.
If there’s one grocery store that seems to have tapped into the zeitgeist — at least of health-conscious Angelenos — it’s Whole Foods. But does the attraction lie in the power of the products, or the character of the stores themselves?