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6 Southern California Schools with Fascinating Design Stories

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 0 Comments
Photo by Takashige Ikawa / Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects

Retrofits, a Neutra school by the sea, and a building designed by blindfold-wearing architects are among some of Socal’s fascinating campuses.

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L.A. Designer: Chava Danielson Transforms Welton Becket Building into School

Posted August 13, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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A new L.A. school occupies a retrofitted midcentury Welton Becket building.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 1 Comment
ACB at Wilshire

Your week in design events from DnA.

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Top Gun Actor Discusses Playing a Drone Pilot

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments
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Remember Top Gun? Remember Tom Cruise’s all-American beach volleyball-playing, fighter pilot heroism? Well, the image of a tough guy pilot has evolved. Today’s world is one where you can kill with the push of a button from a comfortable chair in an air-conditioned room.
This brings us to Drones, a 2013 film that tells the story of two soldiers who are given the task of tracking a …

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L.A. Designer: Judy Kameon Designs Drought-Conscious Gardens

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 1 Comment

An Elysian Park-based designer talks about how to design gardens during a drought.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Your week in design events from DnA.

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Brian Eno, Architect?

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment

As Christopher Scoates leaves Long Beach UAM for Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bennett Stein contemplates Scoates’ book about the “Visual Music” of Brian Eno — and finds the soul of an architect.

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Cranbrook Taps New Director, from Long Beach via London

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Chris Scoates in Long Beach Post

Christopher Scoates, director of the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach since 2005, has left the Southland to take up a new post as director at the Cranbook Academy of Art in Michigan (whose L.A.-based alumni included L.A.’s Charles and Ray Eames and Gere Kavanaugh). The British-born Scoates studied there himself, acquiring a Master of Fine Arts in Photography.
Scoates, who co-curated while at Long Beach a …

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L.A. Designer: Jared Shier, Tam Tran and Mindy King Try to Make a 3d Printing Drone

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 1 Comment
Jared Shier, Tam Tran

On this DnA we talked about how builders and architects are using UAVs with cameras attached to scope out views. And that’s how the growing number of drones in civilian use in the US are mostly being applied — to film stuff. But under the radar there is a growing number of drone hobbyists who see unmanned aerial vehicles as robotic devices that can be customized for other …

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This Week on DnA: Wearables, Drones and Tech for Tech’s Sake

Posted July 30, 2014 by | Comments Off

From wearables to drones, technology continues to redefine our everyday lives, for better – or weirder?
The Wacky World of Wearables
Apple has reportedly been granted a patent for a smartwatch. This news further stoked rumors that the company will unveil a new “iWatch” this fall. Meanwhile, Amazon UK just launched a wearable technology store a few weeks ago, selling fitness trackers, smart watches, and wearable cameras. So what exactly …

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