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

Posted August 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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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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Deborah Sussman Passes After Long And Vivid Career

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 2 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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Should the City of 43,123 Swimming Pools Say No to “Slide The City”?

Posted August 19, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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A proposed Slip ‘n’ Slide for one day in downtown promised to be an entertaining urban intervention. But it has brought on howls of drought-shaming — even as millions of gallons are poured on water parks, swimming pools and other water-based leisure activities in Los Angeles. Should we be careful of environmental moralizing? And in a drier future, where will we go to cool off?
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L.A. Designer: Chava Danielson Transforms Welton Becket Building into School

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A new L.A. school occupies a retrofitted midcentury Welton Becket building.

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L.A. Designer: Jared Shier, Tam Tran and Mindy King Try to Make a 3d Printing Drone

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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On this DnA we talked about how builders and architects are using UAVs with cameras attached to scope out views. And that’s how the growing number of drones in civilian use in the US are mostly being applied — to film stuff. But under the radar there is a growing number of drone hobbyists who see unmanned aerial vehicles as robotic devices that can be customized for other …

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L.A. Designer: Lorcan O’Herlihy Rethinks Big Blue Bus Stops

Posted July 23, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Lorcan O’Herlihy designed the perky new Big Blue Bus stops that have started popping up in Santa Monica. But not all riders are happy. O’Herlihy addresses riders’ criticisms, tells us why well-designed infrastructure matters, and explains what we can expect when all 300+ of them roll out.

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