5 design things to do this week

This week, you can reflect on the lessons of the 1992 civil unrest; see how leading architects create new life through a marriage of preservation and modernization; celebrate the work of portrait photographer Todd Eberle; support the fashion designers of the future at Otis’ annual fundraiser and runway show; hear from African American architect Zena Howard about her experience working on one of the most iconic projects of the decade.

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What would Ray think? Thom and Blythe Mayne’s house in Cheviot Hills is almost ready to call home

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury lived in the same house in Cheviot Hills for 50 years. A couple years ago architect Thom Mayne, and wife Blythe Alison-Mayne, bulldozed it to build a new home. They promised a “very, very modest” house that would honor Bradbury in its design. Now that home is almost complete. Did they deliver?

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5 design things to do this week

This week, you can: celebrate sister cities and their iconic music halls; support SCI-Arc’s vision while honoring visionary designers; get a ringside seat at a great American battle over development; consider architecture in the larger urban context of infrastructure, ecology, and civic engagement; and shop till you drop for mid-century modern or folk art, depending on your taste.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: learn about the history of women in car culture; discuss the big ideas that will shape our city and transform the way we live and work; consider what it means to make art in times of irreconcilable alternative truths; celebrate a downtown park’s grand opening; and indulge your love of ice cream.

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5 design things to do this week

This week you can: glimpse into the mind of an iconic rock ‘n’ roll photographer; learn about postmodern decorative ‘whimsy’; catch a dance performance AND a big fish at a marine aquarium; explore the utopian history of Southern California; see images of innovative apartment design; and find community spirit while collecting trash along the LA River.

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