| Jul 16, 2006
It has a skyline possibly suited for a really big metropolis (squint hard). The statehouse--all domed, gilded and filigreed--would do a small European country proud. Lofts, condos and townhouses sprout throughout the downtown like cornstalks after a...
| Mar 14, 2010
Canvases of various sizes crowded the walls and floor of Agustí Puig's studio. Arms folded across his chest, he stood in the middle of them. Behind him, his artwork exploded with color and bold lines. He seemed nervous in the unaccustomed role of model as...
| Mar 21, 2010
The two stories that have dominated the architectural press over the last few weeks -- the unveiling of a winning design for a new American embassy in London, and the death, in a downtown Los Angeles traffic accident, of the 76-year-old Austrian architect...
| Mar 22, 2010
In the heart of the so-called Rust Belt lies an extraordinary example of what vision and open-mindedness did for a central Indiana industrial town set amid farm fields.
By all rights, Columbus, Ind., should look like many other Midwestern towns of 40,000...
| Jul 26, 2009
"Earthquakes, riots, fires," says art dealer Thomas Solomon, ticking off challenges of doing business in Los Angeles. And now a recession has deflated the international art market, sending auction prices into a downward spiral, shuttering galleries and...
| Dec 18, 2006
BRISTOL, R.I. -- A generation ago, when Jim Wood of Chicago was a 44-year-old rising star among American museum leaders, he got an invitation to come west and brainstorm. Soon, he found himself standing atop a raw Brentwood hill, trying to imagine the...
| Dec 22, 2005
For a select group of Angelenos, the route to grandma's didn't go over the river and through the woods, but along Sunset to a 32-story Modernist block of stucco and glass built in 1964, a singular apartment house set back from and above the storied...
| Sep 22, 2005
FOR as long as he can remember, the photographer Tim Street-Porter has been a voyeur. Curiosity, not perversity, drives him to peer behind strangers' doors. Fortunately for the many people who have seen the architectural wonders of Los Angeles through his...
| Jan 18, 2006
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IT was 1973, and eccentric billionaire Jean Paul Getty was planning an ambitious folly for his property in the Palisades: a precise replica of Villa dei Papiri, a grand home destroyed in Herculaneum in AD 79, that would house his collection of Greek and...
| Jul 7, 2005
Great Adaptations: Making Older Buildings Into Dynamic Homes for Today
Harper Design, $35
The yen for great space and grand style is equaled, in some people, by a yearning for a home with a sense of history — one with the materials,...
| Sep 23, 2004
They are as familiar to us as our childhood homes, yet they still feel fresh and current. These 10 classic designs — constantly reimagined — have proved their enduring appeal over decades and even centuries. They transcend trendiness: They'...
| Sep 2, 2002
Austere and slightly atavistic in its mysticism, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a landmark of remarkable architectural intelligence.
Designed by the Spanish firm Jose Rafael Moneo Architects, with Los Angeles-based Leo A Daly Architects,...