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Future of Santa Monica Airport Is Up In the Air

Posted October 30, 2014 by | 7 Comments
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One of the most emotional issues in the City of Santa Monica right now is the fate of its airport. Competing measures, D and LC, on the ballot next Tuesday, aim to shape the future of the almost century-old Santa Monica Airport (SMO), whose settlement agreement between the city and the FAA is set to expire in 2015.
D is intended to preempt efforts to close the airport; …

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5 Takeaways From Gehrygate, and Why He Might Be Right

Posted October 26, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Frank Gehry recently got caught on camera giving the middle finger to a reporter who asked how he felt about people calling his buildings showy. The blogosphere went crazy, and it was tempting to dismiss the whole thing as just so much sturm und drang in our age of gotcha-on-tape journalism. But it’s unusual for an architect to attract a Bill Maher-level of attention. …

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted October 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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L.A. Designer: Alex McDowell and Students “World-Build” New Island City

Posted October 15, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Production designer and teacher Alex McDowell has been working with students, architects, movie and game designers and many others on the creation of an island city named Rilao, a fantastical hybrid of Rio de Janeiro and Los Angeles. What would an LA/Rio fusion look and sound like? What is the point of the project?

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Posted October 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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NYC Subway Standards Reissue Sets High Standard for Kickstarter Campaigns

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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A Kickstarter Campaign reissues NYC’s iconic Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual.

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Everything Talks: Lawns

Posted October 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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What did the green lawn say to the brown lawn during a historic drought?

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

Posted October 1, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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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. Ending that 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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Posted September 29, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Posted September 22, 2014 by | Comments Off
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