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L.A. Designer: Scott Johnson Explains Why New Skyscrapers Look The Way They Do

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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This week we learned that tall buildings in Los Angeles no longer need to have “flat tops,” the rooftop helipads, mandated for fire safety reasons since 1974, that resulted in few helicopter rescues and a downtown of mostly uninspired, stumpy towers. The new rule means the shackles are off for developers and designers wanting L.A. to join other world cities in the race to build the shapeliest skyscrapers.
As fashion maven Simon Doonan …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted September 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Your week in design events from DnA.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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L.A. Designer: Jessica Fleischmann Says Cheese at Grand Central Market

Posted September 11, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Bon Appetit Magazine recently declared Grand Central Market to be America’s 10th best new restaurant, despite the market’s near century-long existence in downtown Los Angeles. The magazine justified its choice based on the market’s mashup of exciting vendors, both old and new — from Roast to Go, the taco place that’s been around more than 50 years to the newly arrived, trendy egg sandwich spot Eggslut. 
It’s not just …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted September 8, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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5 Cool Architects Compete To Design LGBT Center

Posted September 3, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Twenty years ago many architecture firms did not want to be associated with the L.A. Gay and Lesbian center. Now it is a sought-after client that has attracted some noted firms from Los Angeles and beyond in a limited competition to design a new campus: Michael Maltzan, Frederick Fisher, Predock Frane, MAD and Leong Leong. Hear CEO Lorri Jean talk about the goals for the center, and read about the shortlisted …

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L.A. Designer: Warren Techentin Builds an Open Cage in Silver Lake

Posted August 28, 2014 by | Comments Off
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The latest installation at Materials & Applications is La Cage Aux Folles, a steel “cage” designed and built by architect Warren Techentin in collaboration with a largely volunteer team of designers and makers. The cage explores the contortionist possibilities of steel. But it also explores ideas about confinement (gilded birdcages, and prisons) while serving all summer as a very open stage for performance and for play. DnA talked to Warren about a structure that has become a summer gathering place.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week (and Labor Day Weekend)

Posted August 25, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Deborah Sussman Passes After Long And Vivid Career

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Deborah Sussman, environmental designer who created the colorful identity for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics, has died. She was a woman with style and personality as vivid as her work.

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