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Preservation Watch: Goodbye to Robinson’s in Beverly Hills, Update on Culver City Ice Arena; A Preservation Report Card

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 2 Comments
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This week in preservation: DnA’s Jason Groman reminisces about a historic Beverly Hills department store that is set for demolition, and DnA learns more about the future of the Culver City Ice Arena. Plus, find out how neighborhoods in L.A. County fared on the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Preservation Report Card issued last week.

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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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5 Design Things to do This Week

Posted March 17, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Your week in design events in Los Angeles from DnA.

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It Can Happen: A Los Angeles Pothole Gets Filled

Posted March 14, 2014 by | 1 Comment
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Next to other drivers, the biggest scourge for Angeleno motorists might be the city’s countless potholes. And the City has a 70-year backlog of requests to have them remedied. But Mayor Garcetti and some councilmembers have announced a “blitz” on potholes. But are they actually being filled? DnA bore witness to the filling of one pothole in Atwater Village.

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Don’t Zone Out! Los Angeles “Re:Codes” its Postwar Zoning

Posted March 14, 2014 by | Comments Off
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The City of Angels is going through a makeover. 
First off, the Mayor’s office launched a Great Streets Initiative and an “Operation Neighborhood Blitz” on the city’s potholes, some of which date back 70 years. About as old as some of those holes in the road is the City’s creaky Zoning Code. This code, which has regulated land use patterns dating from a period that embraced the car and the separation …

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Becoming a Biker in L.A.: Buying A Bike

Posted March 12, 2014 by | 5 Comments
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In the third part of DnA’s series on becoming a biker in L.A., Caroline buys the perfect two-wheeler with the help of friends and a local bike store.

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L.A. Designer: Florencia Pita, Finding Delight in Materials and Color

Posted March 12, 2014 by | Comments Off
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An instillation dedicated to Florencia Pita’s work opens this week at the SCI-Arc Library. Though you won’t see any buildings on display, the table and objects on view reflect her colorful approach to architecture.

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Amazing CANstructions Raise Money for Los Angeles’ Hungry

Posted March 11, 2014 by | Comments Off
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Yes we CAN!

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