“When Disney Hall opened in 2003, it was hailed as “flamboyant,” “sublime,” and “exquisite.” The new makeover of the Petersen Automotive Museum at Fairfax and Wilshire has its fans, too.…
This week’s DnA asked why the Slide The City for downtown Los Angeles has become the target of drought-shaming while millions of gallons go unchallenged on other forms of potable water-based entertainment. The show talked about comparative use of water in LA’s archetypal pleasure places including swimming pools, water parks, golf courses and even restaurants.
But it didn’t get into the other big water-guzzler, the Socal lawn.
Reaction to the selection of Japanese architect Shigeru Ban for this year’s Pritzker Prize has been fast and favorable, with critics agreeing the architecture unites beauty, sustainability and humanity in a very important way.
But less commented on is the fact that Ban, the third Japanese Pritzker laureate in the past five years, credits Los Angeles for an education in his native country’s architecture.