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Thom Mayne Shares His Plans For “Next Generation Case Study” on the Bradbury Site

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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Preservationists and Ray Bradbury fans were shocked when the late author’s former home in Cheviot Hills was suddenly torn down. And design buffs were bemused when the perpetrators turned out to be architect Thom Mayne and his wife Blythe Alison-Mayne. But it turns out they have plans for the site that might have piqued the late futurist’s interest.

Thom Mayne is principal of the architectural firm Morphosis, and …

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How To Prevent Historic Places from Slipping Through the Preservation Net

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Ken Bernstein of Los Angeles Department of City Planning outlines how preservationists can identify — and perhaps save — buildings of historic-cultural significance.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Ray Bradbury Center Supportive of Mayne’s Changes to Bradbury’s Former Home

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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News broke this week that the former Cheviot Hills home of the late Ray Bradbury has been torn down to make way for a new home for the property’s new owner, the architect Thom Mayne. While some mourn the loss of the celebrated Sci-fi writer’s creative lair, others see promise in the changes, among them Jonathan R. Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and Editor of the …

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Craig Raines Brings ‘Arroyo Funk’ to Highland Park

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Meet the man bringing parks and ‘arroyo funk’ to LA.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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DnA’s 2014 Gift Guide for Procrastinators

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Gift ideas for the design-oriented procrastinator.

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Sink Or Swim: Designing for a Sea Change

Posted December 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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How are people building in the face of rising seas? That’s the topic of Sink Or Swim: Designing For a Sea Change, an exhibition about “resilient” architecture from adaptation for survival through to visionary plans for the future. It’s a story that’s been told through dramatic imagery by photographers including Iwan Baan, Stephen Wilkes, Jonas Bendiksen, Paula Bronstein and Monica Nouwens, as well as unbuilt plans. The exhibition was curated …

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