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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments
J.B. Blunk "Untitled," acrylic on redwood panel, c. 1990. In J.B. Blunk's handmade house.

Design debates in West Hollywood, sculpting wood with a chainsaw, and lost landscapes of LA in cinema. Your week in design events from DnA.

Architecture, Drought, LA Grows UP »

Will Water Cisterns Be the New Norm in the Southland?

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 1 Comment
The painted pavement indicates the underground cistern at the Pico Library in Santa Monica

With periods of extreme drought expected to increase in the Southland, as well as an El Niño on the immediate horizon, city officials across the region are looking at ways in which to become “water self-sufficient.” And they are going public with their programs in a bid to encourage widespread water-capture, both in private homes and in public buildings. But will it be a drop in the bucket for …

Mobility, Public Space »

Competing Visions for Piggyback Yard

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments
Piggyback Yard

The Los Angeles River has become a major focus for redevelopment in the city. Long the butt of jokes as a concrete channel without water, there’s now a confluence of big interests at the channel that could transform a piece of land you probably never heard of called Piggyback Yard.
It involves plans for revitalization of the LA River and for housing Olympians, but it all hangs …

Exhibitions, People »

Tyrone Drake Redesigns the Black Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan

Posted November 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Tyrone Drake was fed by the Black Panthers when he was a child growing up in Oakland, California. Now he is a graphic designer and teacher at Art Center College of Design and he has re-visualized the Panthers’ Ten-Point Plan, for an exhibition opening this weekend.

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted November 2, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Angels Flight railway

Designing the Broad, rare viewing of “M” featuring Angels Flight, typography honoring the Black Panthers and stylin’ retail. Your week in design events from DnA.

Art, Drought »

Singing in the Rain Room: Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass

Posted October 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch of Random International

Why would New Yorkers and Londoners choose to ponder an artwork that delivers them yet more rain — which pauses around the human body as it walks through? Why would thousands of Angelenos reserve tickets to experience that installation?

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6th Street Bridge Goes Out with Splash

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Crowd views bridge model by Avishay

The 6th Street Bridge is an architectural icon of Los Angeles, and has been filmed in countless movies, TV shows and commercials. But it’s set to be torn down at the beginning of 2016 to make way for a new bridge, designed by architect Michael Maltzan with HNTB engineers. This past Saturday, thousands came to the bridge for a celebratory goodbye party.

Changing L.A., Design »

Semi-finalists Selected for Pershing Square Renew

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Yellow Structure in Pershing Square, photo Avishay Artsy

Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is getting a makeover – and Rem Koolhaas’ firm OMA, Morphosis, Mia Lehrer, Rios Clementi Hale, wHY Architecture, Peter Walker and James Corner Field Operations are among ten semi-finalists announced today.

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The “ghoulish” color of LED streetlights

Posted October 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment
Tang Yau Hoong

In the past few years, cities have begun using LED lights to illuminate their streets. Los Angeles did it. So did Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit. But they soon heard from residents who found the light cold, oddly bluish and they created a harsh glare.
We visited the LA Convention Center to attend Light Show West, a big trade show for lighting experts. The seminar …

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5 Design Things to Do This Week

Posted October 26, 2015 by | Comments Off
Author/editor Reuel Golden and photographer Mick Rock attend the TASCHEN Gallery opening reception for "Mick Rock: Shooting For Stardust - The Rise Of David Bowie & Co." at TASCHEN Gallery on September 9, 2015.
(Source: Angela Weiss/Getty Images North America)

Eno in an airport, Bowie on the walls, and opera in cars. Your week in design events from DnA.

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