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Everything Talks 5: MOMA “Deconstructs” the Folk Art Museum

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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In his latest foray into the world of talking objects and buildings, Tom Saunders channels MOMA and the Folk Art Museum.

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Dying for Soccer: Should Architects Speak Out About Working Conditions in Qatar?

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Qatar stadium by Zaha Hadid

Hundreds of Indian and Nepalese migrant workers have died in Qatar during construction work connected to the World Cup, and thousands more are expected to die if conditions do not improve.
Should Zaha Hadid and other architects connected to the World Cup speak out for the workers? Guy Horton and Andrea Cohen Gehring talk about the ethics and responsibilities of architects.
 

 
The awarding of the Pritzker …

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Shigeru Ban Wins The Pritzker — For Goodness or Good Architecture? With Naomi Pollock

Posted April 2, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Shigeru Ban has been awarded the Pritzker Prize and critics have responded with delight, saying his work elegantly unites divergent trends in architecture: the creation of showy monuments for the rich, and community-based design for the poor.

So what makes Ban’s work special? Did he get the prize for goodness or good architecture or both?

Find out in this interview with Naomi Pollock.

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This Week on DnA: Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid and the Ethics of Architects

Posted April 1, 2014 by | 10 Comments
Paper emergency shelter for Haiti, by Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban is praised for humanitarianism; Zaha Hadid is criticized for inhumanity. What are the ethics and responsibilities of architects?

And, what do MOMA and the Folk Art Museum really think of each other?

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The Shape of Things to Come in Silicon Valley; With Paul Goldberger

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Silicon Valley’s tech whizzes have transformed technology and society. And they have done so in a region noted for its suburban ordinariness, with its great inventions starting life in tinkerers’ garages.

That’s about to change.

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Apple’s “Spaceship” is Coming; Will it Change Cupertino? With Elina Shatkin and Paul Finch

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Silicon Valley’s tech whizzes have transformed technology and society. And they have done so in a region noted for its suburban ordinariness, with its great inventions starting life in tinkerers’ garages.

That’s all about to change, with the advent of two major buildings, the new campus for Apple by Britain’s Sir Norman Foster and the new headquarters for Facebook, by LA’s Frank Gehry.

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This Week on DnA: Silicon Valley Gets an Edifice Complex

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Silicon Valley’s tech whizzes have transformed technology and society. And they have done so in a region noted for its suburban ordinariness.
That’s about to change– with the landing of Apple’s Norman Foster-designed “spaceship” in Cupertino and Frank Gehry’s vast new headquarters for Facebook in Menlo Park.
But will these buildings change the fundamental character of Silicon Valley?

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This Week on DnA: Design In — and At — the Movies; with Simon Doonan, Geoff McFetridge, Alissa Walker, Kyle Bergman

Posted February 25, 2014 by | 6 Comments
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The Oscars are upon us but Simon Doonan says don’t expect any fashion surprises on the red carpet.
Many Angeleno viewers of the movie Her were taken not just by the story but by. . . the subway map. Alissa Walker talks to its creator, Geoff McFetridge.
The Architecture and Design Film Festival (ADFF) founder Kyle Bergman talks about the human stories behind the creation of objects and buildings,

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Simon Doonan Says: You’ll Only See “Stunningly Conventional” Gowns at This Year’s Oscars

Posted February 25, 2014 by | 2 Comments
Gowns at Oscars 2013

At the Oscars this Sunday you can expect the usual breathless media coverage of the red carpet arrivals. But Simon Doonan says we shouldn’t expect any fashion surprises like Bjork showing up in a swan dress or Cher in a diaphanous Bob Mackie outfit because these days actresses only wear “stunningly conventional” gowns.

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LA Designer: Geoff McFetridge, Creator of “Her” Subway and Computer Interfaces, Talks with Alissa Walker

Posted February 25, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Many Angeleno viewers of the movie Her were taken not just by the story but by. . . the subway map. This representation of an idealized subway system for the Southland was created by noted graphic artist and illustrator Geoff McFetridge, who also designed the interfaces on the computers and handhelds used by Theo Twombly in the movie.

Alissa Walker recently caught up with Geoff at his studio in Atwater Village.

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