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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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L.A. Designer: A “Collective” Creates “Competing Utopias”

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 3 Comments
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Six LA curators and filmmakers attached to the Culver City-based Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War and the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake who came together as a “collective” to curate an exhibit that explores Modernity in the Cold War-era East and West and asks, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how were they different and how were they similar?

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This Week on DnA: New Rules for CA Buildings and Plastic Bags, Activating Malibu Beaches and the LA River Through Play

Posted July 2, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Did you know that California is on a par with Europe when it comes to energy-efficiency in its buildings? That’s the view of Buro Happold‘s Julian Parsley, who explains the state’s new California Building Energy Efficiency standards. . .  and why designers and their clients rushed to file projects with planning departments before the rules take effect.
LA.’s river and many of its Malibu beaches have …

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Miracle Mile Gets Curvaceous Makeover

Posted June 19, 2014 by | Comments Off
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The LA architect Zoltan Pali recently exited the design team for the museum for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, reportedly due to differences over the plan for an attached auditorium in a “spaceship” designed by co-architect Renzo Piano, the famed Italian designer of BCAM, the Resnick Pavilion and the recent master planning of the museum campus.
But that’s not the only upheaval …

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This Week on DnA: Tesla Drops Patents, Miracle Mile Makeover, Coolhaus Loves Architecture

Posted June 17, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Elon Musk continues to disrupt industry with his latest patent move, and changes are headed to Miracle Mile with three museum makeovers; plus, we talk about Coolhaus’s architectural ice cream.

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LA Designer: Coolhaus, Staying Cool While Business Heats Up

Posted June 11, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Five years ago architecture enthusiasts Natasha Case and Freya Estreller created an ice cream sandwich concept called Coolhaus. Now the product has become a national brand. Can they maintain the archi-theme when their product is selling at Whole Foods?

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Robert Brunner of Ammunition: The Secret Weapon Behind Beats Headphones

Posted June 3, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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In all the talk surrounding the Apple-Beats $3 billion deal, people generally agree that Apple has purchased that elusive thing called “cool,” namely the headphones that have achieved the same must-have status as Apple products themselves, not to mention, from some, the same criticism: high design, high price.
And behind those cool headphones lies a person, specifically Robert Brunner, founder and head of Ammunition design …

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L.A. Designer: Mia Lehrer, Shaping The City Through Public Space

Posted May 21, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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The green fingerprints of landscape architect Mia Lehrer are over many notable public spaces in Los Angeles, including the Annenberg Beach House, Vista Hermosa Park, Dodger Stadium, the masterplanning of Hollywood Park and the LA River, which takes another step towards habitability with the opening of its summer rec season. Mia talks to DnA about shaping LA though landscape.

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On The Road: Driven By The Pleasure of Architecture

Posted May 16, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Every new generation of designers wants to make its own mark. And for ambitious young architects that can be tricky in a profession that tends not to kick off for most practitioners until they reach their 40s. . . unless they create their own venues to showcase their work.
Read about On The Road, here.

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LA Designer: IZIP’s Larry Pizzi and Daniel Shiau

Posted May 14, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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Ask a hardcore cyclist about eBikes and he or she will likely be dismissive. But the electric motor-assisted bicycle is coming into its own.
One of the Southland manufacturers that saw the potential for the putting the ‘e’ in bicycles is longtime cyclist Larry Pizzi (below right), president of Currie Technologies and founder of the brand IZIP, the Simi Valley-based eBike company that will display its …

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