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  • Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws

    Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws
    For Kerry Brougher, newly named director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' planned film museum, the bubble may be nothing compared with the spaceship. Brougher comes to the academy from the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C., where one of...
  • Academy Taps Smithsonian Director to Run Movie Museum

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped museum veteran Kerry Brougher as director of its new Academy Museum, sources told Variety. Brougher, the current interim director and chief curator of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, will...
  • Review: Thom Mayne frames Emerson College with towering sense of self

     Review: Thom Mayne frames Emerson College with towering sense of self
    A frame, an arch, a studio stage set, a proscenium: The first question about Emerson College's hulking new Hollywood campus on Sunset Boulevard, designed by Thom Mayne and the Culver City firm Morphosis, is simply what to call the architectural box in...
  • This year's Pritzker prize opens a new door

     This year's Pritzker prize opens a new door
    Some thoughts on this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, sponsored by Chicago's billionaire Pritzker family and awarded Monday to Japanese architect Shigeru Ban: •This was an inspired, inspiring pick, even if the agenda of the Pritzker jury was to...
  • Shigeru Ban: Aspen Art Museum is a first for Pritzker Prize-winner

    Shigeru Ban: Aspen Art Museum is a first for Pritzker Prize-winner
    Shigeru Ban, the Japanese architect who is the recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Prize, has never had his name attached to a permanent art museum in the U.S. in his three-decade-long career. But that will change in August when his new building for the...
  • Shigeru Ban's L.A. days

    Shigeru Ban's L.A. days
    It was in Los Angeles that Tokyo-born Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Prize, first studied architecture. Well, in Santa Monica, to be exact. Ban attended the fledgling Southern California Institute of Architecture in the late 1970s, right...
  • Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize

    Architect Shigeru Ban, known for disaster relief, wins Pritzker Prize
    For the third time in five years, the Pritzker Prize is going to a Japanese architect. Shigeru Ban, a 56-year-old architect born in Tokyo, was named the winner of his profession’s top honor on Monday. Yet Ban’s architecture is markedly...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
  • Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood

    Emerson College opens futuristic outpost in Hollywood
    Although its main campus is in downtown Boston, Emerson College is staking a claim in Hollywood with a dramatic new $110-million complex to house and instruct students who come West to sample the entertainment industry. The new Emerson building on...
  • Some feel cheated by change in film academy's Hollywood museum plans

    Some feel cheated by change in film academy's Hollywood museum plans
    The visitors came with a box of doughnuts and an offer to buy the Hollywood property that Funk Bros. Automotive had called home for more than a decade. In its place, they said, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wanted to build a movie...
  • In Northern Spain, linger in La Rioja

    In Northern Spain, linger in La Rioja
    HARO, Spain — Given the hours spent oozing along roads in L.A., you’d think my ideal vacation would not include driving. Zooming around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris? Dodging Fiats and Ferraris in Rome? Not for me. But tooling down...
  • Cityscapes in bloom again

    Cityscapes in bloom again
    With the economy slowly improving and memories of the 2008 financial crisis fading, architecture came alive again in 2013. Bold new buildings arrived on the scene while old ones (with the exception of the former Prentice Women's Hospital) got new life....