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House Music, Gehry Style, by Composer Andrew Norman for L.A. Chamber Orchestra

Posted February 4, 2015 by | Comments Off

Frank Gehry’s iconic Santa Monica House has inspired a piece of music by composer Andrew Norman, to be performed this week by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Sarah Spitz gives this preview.

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8 Ways Los Angeles is Becoming Less Suburban

Posted February 2, 2015 by | 2 Comments
Park 101 Boards

L.A. is becoming less suburban. Here’s how.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted February 2, 2015 by | Comments Off
[The American Context #70] Arrangements in Grey and Black no.1 45 X 45

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Adam Stockhausen on Creating the Vibrant World of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted January 29, 2015 by | 3 Comments

DnA talks to Adam Stockhausen, production designer of The Grand Budapest Hotel, about creating the whimsical details of the film.

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Why Architecture For Humanity Will Survive The Demise of ‘Architecture For Humanity’

Posted January 29, 2015 by | Comments Off
Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre, Central Kigali, by Architecture For Humanity

The news of the closure of Architecture For Humanity prompted one paper to suggest the group’s demise means the “future of socially responsible design may hang in the balance.” Read on to find out why “socially responsible design” will outlive AFH.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

Posted January 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

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Thom Mayne Shares His Plans For “Next Generation Case Study” on the Bradbury Site

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 3 Comments
Photo of Thom Mayne by Michael Powers

Preservationists and Ray Bradbury fans were shocked when the late author’s former home in Cheviot Hills was suddenly torn down. And design buffs were bemused when the perpetrators turned out to be architect Thom Mayne and his wife Blythe Alison-Mayne. But it turns out they have plans for the site that might have piqued the late futurist’s interest.

Thom Mayne is principal of the architectural firm Morphosis, and …

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How To Prevent Historic Places from Slipping Through the Preservation Net

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 2 Comments
Ray Bradbury House

Ken Bernstein of Los Angeles Department of City Planning outlines how preservationists can identify — and perhaps save — buildings of historic-cultural significance.

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5 Design Things To Do This Week

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Ray Bradbury Center Supportive of Mayne’s Changes to Bradbury’s Former Home

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 2 Comments
Ray Bradbury circa 1972. Photo by the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Archive

News broke this week that the former Cheviot Hills home of the late Ray Bradbury has been torn down to make way for a new home for the property’s new owner, the architect Thom Mayne. While some mourn the loss of the celebrated Sci-fi writer’s creative lair, others see promise in the changes, among them Jonathan R. Eller, Director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and Editor of the …

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