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The world’s cultural and economic capitals are becoming more crowded and costly to live in at the same time as changes in the family structure mean a generation of singles, boomers and non-traditional families are thinking anew about how they want to live.
On KCRW’s recent trip to Berlin we found an intriguing solution to both challenges: Baugruppen (building groups).
These are collectively built residential complexes in which …
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On today’s DnA we talked about Baugruppen, the Berlin-based cohousing projects that are filling a need for affordable home ownership coupled with living in a semi-collective way.
It’s an inspiring model that begs the question: is it realizable in LA?
One of those who has investigated the possibility is Ric Abramson, principal of architecture firm Workplays Studio. He and three friends looked into the viability of growing …
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Your week in Design events from DnA.
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Can LA solve its affordable housing crisis with demountable, plastic-skinned homes shared with lizards and other urban wildlife?
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Corita Kent, the so-called “rebel nun” and screen printer, created a rich body of work that has garnered a cult following.
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Last week DnA’s Frances Anderton ran into a Hancock Park homeowner who bemoaned the fact he has to get rid of his lawn, asking what could take its place and preserve the loveliness of his Cape Cod-style house.
I assured him there are so many wonderful options, and that in fact, this is an opportunity for him to get creative, and create a personal statement …
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An art project by Vincent Lamouroux whitewashes a hotel and it’s neighboring palm trees in Silver Lake.
If your idea of fun is listening to two droll, hip (NOT hipster) and erudite men talk about buildings, music, cities, Sci-Fi, and why L.A. is so much better than anywhere else (especially New York), then leave the crowd at Coachella on Sunday April 19 and hightail it to Palm Springs Art Museum, to hear Brad Dunning and Moby in conversation.
Brad Dunning is a designer who …
Frei Otto, the German architect of gorgeous lightweight tent-like structures, has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, just two weeks after his death at 89.
But his influence lives on, most notably in the design for a new Googleplex by Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick.
The Apple Watch has been displayed to the world and the jury is out on its genius.
But one thing that some pundits seem sure of, this is a product of Tim Cook’s tenure.
Or rather, is it Jony Ive’s baby? Based on a past encounter with the lauded designer, DnA thinks it might be.