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Will California’s High Speed Rail Be Safe?

Posted May 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments
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In the wake of the Amtrak train crash this week, how safe will High Speed Rail be?

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Michael Govan Defends Peter Zumthor’s Design For LACMA

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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LACMA’s new building is emerging from an open design process and will blend antiquity and modernity in a beautiful experience for visitors, while satisfying present and future needs of the museum’s collections. That’s according to Michael Govan, defending the design by Peter Zumthor.

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All Hail the Crop Top: Is Coachella L.A.’s Unofficial Fashion Week?

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 1 Comment
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Doesn’t it seem like every store has a Coachella section these days?

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What We Learned From Flying a Drone in Leimert Park

Posted March 4, 2015 by | 1 Comment
INKD (ck) ultimately found the drone. He said it was an telepathic experience. He just knew it was nearby.

It was a sunny February day in Los Angeles. The sky was perfectly blue, unmuddled by smog. We were in Leimert Park in South Los Angeles to see a new “People Street.” And we brought our drone.
The People Street program is a partnership initiative between LADOT and local community organizations to transform small stretches of underused streets into pedestrian-friendly plazas or parklets. Leimert Park’s plaza …

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

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 2 Comments
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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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Will Building Boom Again in Havana, Cuba?

Posted December 17, 2014 by | Comments Off
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What will normalizing relations between Cuba and the U.S. mean for buildings in Havana?

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Palm Springs Architecture and Design Center Opens in Former E. Stewart Williams Bank

Posted November 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A calling card for Palm Springs is its trove of modern architecture. Now that passion for design has been enshrined in a new Architecture and Design Center, opening Sunday.
The Architecture and Design Center, short for Palm Springs Art Museum: Architecture and Design Center; Edwards Harris Pavilion, is a satellite of the Palm Springs Art Museum; it is housed in a former bank designed by …

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Future of Santa Monica Airport Is Up In the Air; D and LC Explained

Posted October 30, 2014 by | 12 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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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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