| Oct 1, 2010
It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue.
Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON---President Barack Obama led the list of A-listers at Thursday's gala dinner to award the Pritzker Architecture Prize to a Portuguese architect, Eduardo Souto de Moura.
In truth, he and first lady Michelle Obama made but a brief appearance...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 2:25 PM
Like Cheeto-coated fingers grazing a marshmallowy chair in the family room, the mix of antique and Modernist pieces in this home could have met with disastrous consequences.
But while the owner's Resolve spray cleaner made that child's orange prints melt...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:29 PM
It is the most glamorous social event of the year in Orange County. It may also be one of the most elegant parties on America's annual event calendar.
Last week's Candlelight Concert to benefit the Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrated its 25th...
| May 24, 2007
New York — DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor...
| Apr 4, 2010
The Arts Club in Chicago is a tony member's eatery favored by architects and artists, featuring a steel staircase designed by Mies van der Rohe and a permanent collection of works by Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.
It was no...
| Apr 4, 2010
In Chicago they build things right -- and that goes for dance companies. In January, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago displayed its artistic vitality in Los Angeles with its splendid staging of Frederick Ashton's postwar masterpiece " Cinderella" at the...
| Sep 27, 2008
RENZO PIANO'S original concept for the new California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park was elegantly simple: Slice out a huge, rectangular section of the park landscape, lift it 36 feet into the air and slide a new piece of architecture...
| Mar 24, 2007
THE AMERICAN Institute of Architects recently asked a national sample to judge American buildings, monuments and other structures. Each participant in the survey rated some of the 247 buildings nominated by the institute, and the scores were tallied...
| Sep 28, 2006
Thousands of L.A. residents register their properties with agencies that negotiate usage fees for film, television and still photography. Film and TV shoots are time- and labor-intensive and involve lots of equipment, but the fees are high. Fashion shoots...
| Mar 13, 2008
Before construction had wrapped on Vanessa Choy and Andrew Wong's house in Studio City, the rumors had started swirling. The couple were building a halfway house for addicts, passersby speculated. The home was some sort of mean joke on the neighborhood,...