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A streetcar is desired in downtown LA

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

The effort to bring a streetcar back to downtown Los Angeles passed another hurdle this week. The LA City Council voted 13-0 to approve a 3.8-mile route that includes Grand Park, the Convention Center, the Fashion District, and theaters and shops along Broadway.

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Cuban architecture, Lewis MacAdams

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Fidel Castro is dead. What might his passing mean for the historic city of Havana, where development was stalled for almost 60 years? Lewis MacAdams, poet-activist, passes on the torch at Friends of the LA River. We discuss the future of the LA river with MacAdams and FOLAR's new Executive Director, Marissa Christiansen.

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LA River's leading advocate Lewis MacAdams steps down

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0800

The Los Angeles River is losing one of its fiercest advocates. Lewis MacAdams founded Friends of the Los Angeles River three decades ago, and will soon step down as president.

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SUVs are back, the family behind Wilshire Grand

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

The return of SUVs was the big trend at this year's LA Auto Show. And what is the future of electric mobility under a Trump administration? And the longtime LA architecture firm A.C. Martin Partners is putting the finishing touches on Wilshire Grand Center. Cousins Chris and David Martin discuss the challenges of building LA's tallest skyscraper and the firm's future.

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Wilshire Grand nears completion

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0800

There's a new supertall building in town. If you've been anywhere near downtown LA, even miles away, you've seen it go up.

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Architects and Trump, a slow tech movement

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Architects erupt over a memo supportive of President-Elect Donald Trump, issued by the American Institute of Architects. And some Silicon Valley insiders are comparing tech to big tobacco or even gambling -- eager to sell people on a pleasure that is dangerously addictive. Is it time for a "slow technology" movement?

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Angelenos vote for density and transit

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0800

Voters in Los Angeles on Tuesday agreed to tax themselves to pay for mass transit, homeless housing, and parks. They also want developers to pay for affordable housing. And Santa Monica voters rejected a controversial anti-density measure.

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A new hope for Lucas Museum in LA, The Wangs vs. The World

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0800

Los Angeles and San Francisco are competing to play host to George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art, which comes with a site-specific design by Ma Yansong. Jade Chang draws from her experience covering LA's art and design scene in her first novel,The Wangs Vs. The World.

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Big pot embraces high design

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 18:44:00 -0700

Voters in California will decide next week whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Meanwhile, the fast-growing cannabis industry is turning to high-end product design and sleek new dispensaries to attract new customers and clean up its image.

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Designing dispensaries, the southland's growing pains

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0700

How does the booming marijuana industry shed its illicit image and attract new customers? By turning to high-end product design and sleek new dispensaries. And Santa Monica residents will vote next week on Measure LV. Will it slow growth or create new problems? The initiative is being closely watched as a bellwether for development in the Southland.

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Frank Gehry strips down on Sunset

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:44:00 -0700

A Frank Gehry-designed project on Sunset Boulevard is moving forward, despite neighborhood opposition.

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Designing your life, ghostland

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Can you "ideate" and "prototype" your way to a better, more fulfilling life? That’s the premise of the book Designing Your Life, though some designers question the use of "design thinking" as a means of career counselling and self-investigation. And in time for Halloween, the book Ghostland explores what kinds of architectural details make a place feel haunted, as well as what stories of hauntings tell us about our own prejudices and biases.

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The problem with A/C, Neon City, Jewish LA

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The world needs to cut back on HFCs but Americans love staying cold; does that mean you need to get a smaller fridge or turn off the air-conditioning? Los Angeles was once a city of neon; now the colorful gas lighting is making a comeback. Why? Avishay Artsy tours Jewish Los Angeles, and finds some of LA’s most noted designers and builders.

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Police academy, smart gun, eat the river

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The LAPD Academy in Elysian Park has undergone a makeover, as the department adapts to an era of community policing. An MIT freshman has created what's believed to be the first fingerprint-enabled smart gun. And a French artist finds inspiration in the cracked concrete of the Los Angeles River.

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The suburban home of tomorrow

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:44:00 -0700

Back when most people had barely heard of a Prius or LEED certification, 300 builders and product designers committed to sustainable design gathered at a small convention called Greenbuild. Now it is one of the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to “green building” and holds its fifteenth annual conference and trade show this week at the LA Convention Center.

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Patrick Shearn, Greenbuild, cargo shorts

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Artist Patrick Shearn, known for his eye-popping music festival installations, goes public, with musical clouds inside Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Liquid Shard. LA welcomes the Greenbuild Conference; but what is next in sustainability now greenbuilding has gone mainstream? Plus, we investigate the gender wars that have erupted over a men's fashion choice: cargo shorts.

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YIMBYs rise up to support development

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:44:00 -0700

We've all heard of NIMBYs: people who oppose growth because they don't want their neighborhoods to change. Now, there's a counter-movement forming of people who say the only way to solve the housing crisis in expensive cities is to keep building.

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The Europeans are coming! Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron in LA

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Some high-profile European architects have projects in the works for the Southland and have waded into the argument about density. DnA looks at projects both spiritual and commercial from famed Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm OMA, and we check out a mammoth mixed-use project in the Arts District by Herzog & de Meuron.

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Smithsonian's new African-American museum, YIMBY movement

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Smithsonian's newest museum is a striking homage to African-American history and culture. We get the inside scoop from the architects and reviews from critics on the building and its artifacts. And move over NIMBYs: the pro-development, YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) movement is heating up across the country, and here in Los Angeles.

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Utopia and Arcosanti, Gemini G.E.L. and Mixografia

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Utopian thinking is back, as Silicon Valley envisions smart cities. Is there anything to learn from an older social and architectural experiment in the Arizona desert? We visit Arcosanti. And, when you see artwork in museums and galleries, does all the credit belong to the artist? A new show at LACMA puts the spotlight on LA's printmakers behind the fine art.

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Santa Monica's Measure LV is being watched around the southland

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:44:00 -0700

The Neighborhood Integrity Initiative is measure on the March 2017 ballot that would restrict development in Los Angeles. Folks behind NII are supporting another slow-growth ballot measure - this one in Santa Monica. DnA on ATC looks at LUVE, or Measure LV and asks what it means for downtown Santa Monica, and the region.

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Driverless cars, sitcom house plans

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Uber is launching a fleet of semi-autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh. What does this mean for the design of the city and for Uber drivers? And what will it feel like to be a passenger in a driverless car of the future? Plus, an artist draws plans of the imaginary homes of his favorite TV sitcoms.

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The struggle over growth, from Santa Monica to Boyle Heights

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

From Santa Monica to Boyle Heights, residents are fighting development. Are their concerns connected? And is slowing growth the answer to maintaining affordable housing across the region? DnA reports from the most and the least affluent communities in the Southland.

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Will LACMA's new building win over the critics?

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:44:00 -0700

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is moving forward with a plan to replace four buildings on its campus with a new building designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. Critics say the building is dark, monolithic, and would disrupt the flow of Wilshire Boulevard. Others describe it as "restrained" and "calm" and a good fit for an institution like LACMA.

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Saving Pereira's buildings, 'Wear and Tear'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Los Angeles architect William Pereira is getting renewed interest, as two of his prominent works are set to be torn down. And Tracy Tynan, a costume designer in LA, talks about she found meaning in clothing during a chaotic childhood.

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Public swimming pools and the "mindscape" of Los Angeles

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:44:00 -0700

Simone Manuel's Olympic win has put a spotlight on the history and politics of access to aquatics. Swimming in America has a history of racial exclusion. DnA visited the newly-rebuilt Central Recreation Center Pool in South LA to learn what the City of Los Angeles is doing to create "access and opportunity" for all.

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Swimming pools and public art

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Simone Manuel's Olympic win highlights the politics of access to public swimming pools. We visit a gorgeous, newly-restored pool in South LA and ask if the color barrier to swimming has been lifted. And private murals and public installations are turning the outdoors into a gallery. What's behind the explosion of public art?

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The streets are alive with public art

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:44:00 -0700

If you have visitors in town and you want to show them some art, do you take them to a museum or gallery, or do you head outdoors? Right now the streets are alive with public art, some of it commissioned by the City and Department of Cultural Affairs or by Metro, some of it appearing overnight on walls around town.

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Tesla gigafactory, Whole Foods design, Ben Medansky

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

A tour of Tesla's new gigafactory, under construction in the Nevada desert and how that intersects with CEO Elon Musk's latest master plan. We compare two Whole Foods stores and a look at the seductive power of supermarket design. And, ceramicist Ben Medansky, talks about the support that followed a fire that destroyed his downtown LA studio.

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It's not all bad news in Rio

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 17:44:00 -0700

You've heard the horror stories about this year's Brazil Olympics - from blocked toilets and unfinished infrastructure to toxic water and a political coup. But that's not the full picture. LA-based architecture and engineering company AECOM created the master plan for the Rio Olympics and promises that Brazilians are going to put on a terrific games.

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Building the Olympics, tropical modernism, egamer wear

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Corruption, toxic waters, building delays… will Brazil's Olympic "nomadic architecture" deliver after a difficult construction process? If running, jumping and swimming are not your thing, you can tune into Rio's eGames. But do gamers really need athletic wear? And Brazilian modernist architect Lina Bo Bardi gets her moment in the sun.

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Design for Skid Row, Politics as Spectacle, Sewing Machine Ravel

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

How much is a political convention about the message or the messaging? Simon Doonan explains. Fashion lover Lun*na Menoh makes music with sewing machines. And a tour through projects by Skid Row Housing Trust explores how much good design can alleviate the trauma of homelessness.

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It's Not Your Grandparents' Political Conventions Anymore

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Gone are the days of your grandparents' political conventions. Now, these events are carefully designed to dazzle the audience, especially the television audience. And with a reality TV star at the top of the Republican ticket, Donald Trump is sure to produce a spectacle.

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Cleveland's Public Square, VR Coasters, Pokémon GO

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Augmented reality, virtual reality and the future of the city: Cleveland's historic Public Square is remade, just in time for speakers not invited to the Republican National Convention. To revamp an old coaster, just add VR goggles. What does the success of Pokémon GO tell us about future cities created by techies? 

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Can Metro Boost Ridership with Transit-Oriented Development?

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Ridership on the Expo Line rose by nearly 60 percent in the month of June compared to April, but average weekday trips continue to decline. Why, and can the trend be reversed by building close to the train stations?

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LA Sports Arena, Architecture’s Odd Couple, Aaron Axelrod, Prince of Venice

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The LA Memorial Sports Arena is nearing demolition, and fans can bid to take a piece of it home. Historian Howard Hugh dishes on architects Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright’s “frenemy” relationship. Ayahuasca inspires Aaron Axelrod’s installation at Barnsdall Art Park. And an exiled Italian prince is making a splash in LA’s food truck scene.

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A Much-Needed Makeover for The Ford Theatre

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:44:00 -0700

At nearly a century old, the historic John Anson Ford Theatres complex was in desperate need of repair. After nearly two years for renovations, the amphitheater will reopen on Friday, July 8 with a new stage, lighting, sound insulation, catering and other amenities.

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Obama Library, Silver Lake Reservoir, Tes-Loop

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:30:00 -0700

President Obama and the First Lady have chosen Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to design the presidential library in Chicago. Residents of Silver Lake want their beloved reservoir refilled, the Ford Theatre gets a major facelift, and bike share comes to downtown. And Tesla’s recent auto-pilot crash could mean speed bumps for an LA-based shuttle service that uses self-driving Tesla cars.

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Designing a Solution for Homelessness

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:44:00 -0700

The Los Angeles City Council is weighing two separate measures to fund solutions to homelessness. One likely applicant for those funds will be the nonprofit developer Skid Row Housing Trust, which has built supportive housing by some of LA's leading architects. Can good architecture and planning help re-integrate the formerly homeless back into society?

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Skyspace LA, Mini-Golf, Assemble Collective

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Interventions in the urban fabric: the new Skyslide brings fun to downtown’s financial district. Will it attract more tenants? In Echo Park, a public mini-golf course gives new meaning to an empty site. And British design collective Assemble recently checked out the Coachella Valley. Why?

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Metro to Ask Voters for Another Sales Tax

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:44:00 -0700

On June 23, the Metro Board is expected to approve a ballot initiative that's being called Measure R2, for a half-cent sales tax to be placed on the November ballot.

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Brexit's Impact on Design, Metro's Transit Funds, Saving The Smell

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Will designers and manufacturers trading with Europe be affected by Brexit? As Metro Board prepares a new transportation sales tax measure, we’ll debate how the money should be spent. And The Smell, a much-loved all-ages music venue, has been threatened with closure, sparking anxiety that not all of the changes in downtown LA are for the better.

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Public Space in a Time of Fear

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:44:00 -0700

Recent shootings in Orlando and before that Paris, San Bernardino and Colorado have added to growing jitters about random attacks in regular gathering places. On the other hand, designers and architects are very optimistic about the growth of public space, from transit to parks. Will the fear of violence win out over our desire for openness?

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Gay Spaces, FAB Park, LACMA Redesign, Ecocapsule

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Gay bars and nightclubs have long served as sanctuaries for LGBT people. But many of these venues are disappearing. Mia Lehrer + Associates has been picked to design FAB Park in downtown. Why was the latest redesign for LACMA unveiled at the Venice Architecture Biennale? And a tiny "ecocapsule" made in Slovakia is catnip to Californians.

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Connecting New and Old in Santa Monica

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:44:00 -0700

The Looff Hippodrome, home to the iconic carousel on the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate its centennial this Sunday, June 12. Meanwhile, across Ocean Avenue, the Colorado Esplanade was recently developed to connect the Downtown Expo Light Rail station, the new Tongva Park and the Santa Monica Pier.

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Ballot Design, Looff Hippodrome, Earthquake Preparedness

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Voters heading to the polls on June 7 may find their ballots very confusing, especially with 34 US Senate candidates to choose from. Can better design improve election results? Plus, we visit the home of the carousel at the Santa Monica Pier that turns 100 this week. And the new In Case of Emergency asks if we are ready for the Big One. 

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Grand Avenue Project May Get a Jumpstart

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:44:00 -0700

Developers and city leaders billed the more than $2 billion Grand Avenue project as a perfect complement to a changing downtown Los Angeles when it was first proposed in 2004. But since its inception, it’s been wrought with delays and financial shortfalls.

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Facebook Compassion, Broken Relationships and Lonely Cities

Tue, 31 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

What becomes of the relics of a broken romance? Facebook's compassion research team is designing tools to relieve its users' break-up pain. Then, LA's new Museum of Broken Relationships features totems of heartbreak. And a writer talks about loneliness in the big city – and whether designers can alleviate solitude.

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Farewell, LA Memorial Sports Arena

Wed, 25 May 2016 18:44:00 -0700

The LA Memorial Sports Arena in Exposition Park will soon be torn down to make room for a new 22,000-seat soccer stadium. We remember the arena's history and architecture as we say farewell.

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WeHo's Sunset Spectacular, Megaships and Global Shipping

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The City of West Hollywood wants to make the Sunset Strip the spectacle it was back in its heyday. So it's hosting a design competition for an innovative billboard. Also, DnA boards a mega-ship at the Port of Long Beach, the largest container ship to ever dock in the US, and learns about the impact of global transportation on our infrastructure and environment.

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West Hollywood's Digital Billboard Design Competition

Wed, 18 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Do you hate digital billboards? A lot of people do, and so the City of West Hollywood, in a bid to create a lovable digital billboard on a site it owns on the Sunset Strip, has created a design competition for ideas.

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Light Rail, Hyperloop, High School Shop Returns as Career Tech

Tue, 17 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

The long-awaited Expo Line extension to Santa Monica opens this weekend. What does it mean for mobility in the Southland? Meanwhile, some transit dreamers are working on a vehicle that would leave light rail in the dust: Hyperloop. In this week’s “Modern Trades” we visit a lighting factory in the City of Industry and a school in Van Nuys to find out how high schoolers are being prepared for high-tech manufacturing jobs.

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Riding the Expo Line, High Rise Horrors

Tue, 10 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

All aboard the Expo Line! Starting May 20 you can ride all the way from downtown LA to Santa Monica for the first time in over six decades. Metro officials say this is part of a future where cars are just one of several viable modes of transportation in Los Angeles. And, the director and producer of the new dystopian film High-Rise talk about architecture as a storytelling device to tell a story about class and morality.

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Solar Training, Dream Cities, Hollywood Interiors

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Here's a job that can't go overseas -- solar panel installation. We meet the laborers who are attending a "rooftop university" in Long Beach. Plus, a conversation with Wade Graham about "castles," "slabs" and the shaping of cities, as Los Angeles goes through a transformation; and Anthony Iannacci discusses "Hollywood Interiors" and what makes for uniquely Angeleno style and design.

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Pershing Square Renewed?

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Today four competing schemes for a renewed Pershing Square were unveiled. Tonight the design teams will present them to the public at Broadway's Palace Theater — and the crowd is expected to reach capacity. 

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Pershing Square, Plastic Sculptures, William Wegman

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Four finalists present schemes for redesigning Pershing Square, and their approaches will be a litmus test for competing views on what makes public space work -- lots of programming or strong design? Gigantic plastic containers leave Pershing Square on a journey of environmental education through art. And when William Wegman's Weimaraners pose on Eames and Nakashima chairs, you get a very stylish dog story.

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Can "Modern Trades" Be an Alternative to College?

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:44:00 -0700

On the campaign trail, presidential candidates have been talking a lot about the price of college. But does a four-year degree make sense for kids who might be better suited for a trade? 

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Community Plans, Ramiro Gomez, David Hockney

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Painter David Hockney defined LA as a British transplant in the 1960's. Now another young artist, Ramiro Gomez, is putting a new face on it. We meet two painters with unique perspectives of Los Angeles, and the critic who brought them together. And the LA Mayor's office has vowed to revise the city's 35 community plans in the next decade. Will this diffuse the moratorium effort, and create a better planned LA that also provides much-needed housing?

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Who Speaks for the Los Angeles River?

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

LA is about to get its own biennial, with a focus on public art that will comment on one of LA's most important pieces of infrastructure, the LA River.

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Tomorrow's Electricians, Nkandla-gate, Hitler at Home

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

At the Electrical Training Institute, in the City of Commerce, 1,500 apprentices are becoming the electricians for an energy-efficient future. Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, has been criticized for his taxpayer-funded, excessive home renovations. And we hear about an infamous dictator whose interior decor was the subject of glowing spreads in glossy magazines: Adolf Hitler.

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Clothes Make the Man

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:00:00 -0700

Here are two assumptions being challenged at LACMA: men don't care about clothes, and fashion is frivolous.

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Zaha Hadid, Burglar's City, Men's Fashion

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:30:00 -0700

We pay tribute to a titan of architecture, Zaha Hadid, who died in Miami last week. Writer Geoff Manaugh argues that burglars have a lot to teach architects about buildings. And we remember a time when men wore corsets, padded stockings and used swords as fashion accessories.

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Bringing LA's Sidewalks into the 21st Century

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:00:00 -0700

 

The LA City Council now has a comprehensive plan to repair the city’s aging sidewalks. 

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Modern Trades, Build Better LA, TOM House

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Jobs have left America, but there's growth in new high-tech manufacturing jobs. What are they? How are people being trained for them? First there was the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative, now there's the Build Better LA initiative. Why has housing become a ballot box battle? And we visit TOM House in Echo Park, a museum and mecca for LA "leathermen" and admirers of the homoerotic illustrations of Tom of Finland.

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A Controversial LA Development Gets a Key Endorsement

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:00:00 -0700

The LA City Council’s thrown its support behind a new development project near the Hollywood Palladium.

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Watson Mixes Drinks; Streetfight: Moses, Jacobs, Sadik-Khan

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

Is artificial intelligence a threat to "human culture and history" or a pleasant addition to it? DnA meets Watson and considers the implications of assistance from 'cognitive computing' in our daily lives. Plus, a new opera dramatizes the epic battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, and Janette Sadik-Khan continues the fight over the streets of New York.

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Engineers and Elections, Woody Guthrie in LA

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0700

China's top government officials are scientists or engineers. Is there a connection between innovation and the types of politicians we elect? Plus, a new book explores American balladeer Woody Guthrie's early years in Los Angeles. Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, a vast new art complex, opened this weekend in downtown LA's Arts District. And LA Fashion Week launches this week.

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Does Luxury Housing Trickle Down to Affordable Apartments?

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Can you create affordable housing by building luxury towers? A boom in development of large apartment towers has prompted a fight for a two-year moratorium on new projects that don't comply with the city's general plan. But planners say this moratorium will stymie efforts to create much-needed affordable housing. We visit the people at the heart of a development fight.

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The Design and Culture of Surveillance

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Apple's public feud with the FBI over cyber encryption offers a lesson in surveillance -- and branding. MOMA's Paola Antonelli takes us to the violent side of design, and artist Laurie Lipton captures the humor and horror in our dependence on technology.

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The Power of Logos, Costume Design, LACMA's House

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Clinton campaign logo designer Michael Bierut discusses the power of logos. FIDM curator Kevin Jones looks at the Academy Award nominees for best costume designer, and double-nominee Sandy Powell shares the ideas behind her costumes for Carol and Cinderella. And we go inside LACMA’s new gift, the Sheats-Goldstein Residence.

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Stadium Rings Changes in Inglewood; Sturges House for Sale

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:30:00 -0800

Will the new NFL stadium in Inglewood be a “monolithic hulk” or an “aesthetic anchor” for a popular entertainment district? Designers, critics and the mayor of Inglewood discuss the design and its urban impact. Plus, a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Brentwood goes on the auction block.

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A Citi Bike Goes West; Pritzker & Obama Library; Cool Cats

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:30:00 -0800

DnA meets the man who rode a commuter Citi Bike across the country, gets the lowdown on the Pritzker Prize winner and the Presidential Library finalists, and looks at the exotic new breed of cat magazines.

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The Internet of Things; Bowie's Legacy; New Objectivity

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:30:00 -0800

DnA goes to CES, meets Girl Scouts and tours the Internet of Things. The shock of the new, a century ago, is on show in LACMA's New Objectivity. David Bowie's death leaves a massive legacy for music, fashion and "the fluidity" of today's world.

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The Metropolis Considered

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:30:00 -0800

DnA reflects on what mattered in design and architecture in Los Angeles this year; the Chicago Biennial shows that big change can happen at a small scale; Gideon Brower finds that maintaining a city is a challenge, even when it's a model.

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Fear and Public Space; Can LA Be Water Self-Sufficient?

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:30:00 -0800

Recent shootings in Paris, Colorado and San Bernardino have added to growing jitters about public gathering. Will this impact the design of civic space? El Niño is coming but will we save the rain? Maybe not this year. But cities and water agencies across the region are looking at ways to become water self-sufficient in future.

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Getting High Speed Rail Right; What Makes a House a Home?

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:30:00 -0800

High Speed Rail works when it connects people and businesses. Joe Mathews and Sam Lubell ask, will California’s bullet trains do that? What makes a house a home? A look at how designers create "homes" for absentee owners, and how the home-less create a sense of home.

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Electric Cars, Black Panthers and Road Trips

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 02:30:00 -0800

Faraday Future, an electric car startup, looks to compete with Tesla. A graphic designer pays tribute to the Black Panthers. And a film about American road trips asks whether mobility is still a path to self-discovery.

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Farewell to a Bridge, Pershing Square, "Ghoulish" LED Lights

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Thousands bid farewell to the Sixth Street Bridge, a Pershing Square redesign competition moves ahead, aesthetics versus cost and energy savings with "ghoulish" LED streetlights, and inside the Art Deco hotel of American Horror Story.

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Is Recycling Rubbish? Is Mars Habitable? Great Bus Stops?

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:30:00 -0700

A science writer says recycling is a form of "atonement" that makes no economic or environmental sense. DnA explores the business and emotion of waste. The City of LA is rolling out wired bus benches. Do they make streets "great?" What kind of city would Mark Watney live in if he stayed on Mars? Designers of Mars City share their thoughts.

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Beyond The Broad, Clifton's Returns, Goldberger on Goldberg

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:30:00 -0700

The Broad is not the only new art museum. Why is there a global boom? Also, critics have extreme reactions to another LA building with a showy skin. Plus, Clifton's reopens, Whole Foods goes budget, and Paul Goldberger explains Frank Gehry.

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Spotlight on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad; Opulent Mobility; Berlin Palace

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:30:00 -0700

The spotlight is on Frank Gehry and Eli Broad this month with the openings of LACMA’s Gehry retrospective and The Broad museum. Plus, a strange preservation story and an exhibition that aims to add flair to “assisted mobility.”

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Dismaland, Shelter and Another LA Olympics?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:30:00 -0700

DnA explores Banksy’s dystopian theme park and a new exhibit at A+D Museum examines the future of housing in LA. Plus, could an Olympic bid jumpstart ambitious plans for LA and its river?


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Does Frank Gehry Have the Answers for the LA River?

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Frank Gehry is masterplanning the LA River. Why? DnA explores the reaction at the selection as well the political, design and water reclamation stakes with Frank Gehry and others.

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Is Berlin’s Cohousing a Model for LA? A German Board Game Pits East and West

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:30:00 -0700

How can Angelenos break into the housing market -- and live alongside their peers? DnA explores a cohousing model in Berlin called “Baugruppen” and asks whether they could work in L.A. Plus, a Cold War-themed board game pits East Germany vs. West Germany.


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Flamboyant Shoes, Dying Trees and LA’s Labyrinths

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Turf: should it stay or go? Native plant advocate Charles Anderson adds his voice to the debate about landscaping during a drought. Plus, we explore the extreme shoe designs of Chris Francis, and Gideon Brower explores the labyrinths of LA.

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DnA Goes to Berlin; Can California's Water Crisis Be a Game?

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:30:00 -0700

As DnA heads to Berlin, Cameron Silver sings songs of longing for the Weimar era; and we visit the Culver City bunker that will house the Wende Museum. Plus, Caroline Chamberlain "plays" the California Water Crisis.

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Corita’s Legacy; Does Ripping Out Lawns Mean Death to Trees?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:30:00 -0700

The Petersen Automotive Museum is getting a new facade, and DnA explores Corita Kent’s artistic and spiritual legacy. Plus, should you rip out your lawn after all?

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Disneyland at 60 and the Decline of World’s Fairs, Solar Sun Flowers

Tue, 26 May 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Disneyland’s 60th birthday party attracts crowds while a huge world’s fair in Milan gets no love in the US. Why? Plus, filmmaker James Cameron creates solar Sun Flowers to power -- and educate -- a school.

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New Meets the Ancient in Water Use and Burial

Tue, 12 May 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Can small actions lead to big savings in water? DnA explores two apps that aim to help save and conserve water. Plus, does the traditional burial need to be redesigned?

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Simon Doonan on 2016, Dior and I, LACMA Update

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Simon Doonan says the 2016 presidential candidates should provide more “fash-tainment;” and a documentary pulls back the veil on the House of Dior. Plus, Joseph Giovannini questions the LACMA design by Peter Zumthor.

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Testing the Limits: The Panama Canal Expansion and the Mile-High Tower

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Is the sky the limit for supersized structures? DnA explores the Panama Canal Expansion, mega-ships and the advent of the mile-high building.

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Should Parker Center Be Saved?; Remembering Michael Graves

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Should Parker Center be preserved? We weigh the pros and cons. Plus, a look back at Michael Graves, prolific architect and designer whose late-life paralysis reshaped his work.

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The Googleplex Expands; A Local Designer Meets Reality TV

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:30:00 -0700

Google has jumped on the showpiece architecture bandwagon with a proposed new building in Mountain View. And a local designer gets a taste of cut-throat reality TV.

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Has 'Zombie Urbanism' Gripped the Global City?

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -0800

What happens when residential real estate is treated like a safe deposit box? DnA explores the urban impact of global investment in high end homes -- in London, New York and L.A. 

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A Valentine to The Southland

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:30:00 -0800

A composer, a reporter and a preservationist give props to buildings in the Southland. Plus, Brad Dunning talks about the future of the desert backyard.

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Thom Mayne Shares Plans for Bradbury's Former Home; Suburban LA Gets a Retrofit

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:30:00 -0800

Preservationists are dismayed that Ray Bradbury’s home has been torn down. But what will take its place? DnA talks to Thom Mayne and Blythe Alison-Mayne about their plans for the site. Plus, a look at transformations in Highland Park and Pasadena as suburban LA gets a retrofit.

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2014 in Tech, Style and Architecture

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0800

DnA looks back at 2014 through the lens of tech, style and architecture.

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‘Tis the Season for Buying Gifts that Do Good

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0800

Can you help the world as you shop? That’s the goal of social entrepreneurship. But how can you tell what companies are good from those that only sound good? DnA discusses “living” Christmas trees, “transparent” supply chains and gifts worth giving.


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L.A. Galleries Head to Art Basel; Pershing Square Redesign?

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0800

Thousands are descending on Miami Beach for Art Basel. LA art gallerists and critics talk about why the fair matters -- for good and bad. Plus, will Pershing Square get yet another redesign?

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High Fidelity with Henry Rollins; Ma Yansong Comes to L.A.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:30:00 -0800

Millions listen to music as mp3s through little earbuds. Not Henry Rollins. He takes DnA on a wild sonic tour of his high fidelity sound systems. Can nature and huge buildings merge into a harmonious whole? Chinese architect Ma Yansong explains how they can. [...]


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