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  • SCI-Arc's newly announced director sees growth and a global presence

    SCI-Arc's newly announced director sees growth and a global presence
    The Southern California Institute of Architecture is getting it's first new director in more than a decade. Hernan Diaz Alonso will succeed current director Eric Owen Moss when Moss' term concludes next September. The appointment was announced...
  • Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles

     Fall marks season of revival for architecture in Los Angeles
    Architecture is not just slow. It's a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the...
  • Peter Zumthor's L.A.-LACMA vision in need of update

    The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam does it. The Louvre does it — twice. The Sackler Museum at Harvard wanted to do it in the 1980s, but neighbors objected and its design was changed. Bridging a major street, as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art now...
  • Scout Regalia goes for a well-traveled look, and shares it too

    Scout Regalia goes for a well-traveled look, and shares it too
    Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy are both devoted to the outdoors. "When we're not working, we try to spend as much time outside as possible," Mizutani said. "We love to go camping, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and road...
  • How a SCI-Arc design spoof predicted New York's 'poor doors'

    My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to...
  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a...
  • Round-up: Hirst fetus, Cindy Sherman app and Ai Weiwei vase smash

    Round-up: Hirst fetus, Cindy Sherman app and Ai Weiwei vase smash
    Welcome to Round-up: the once-a-week digest of interesting, important and just plain provocative arts and culture stories -- seasoned with bits of Web weirdness. Want to submit a link for consideration? Best bet is to tweet me. - There is an Ai Weiwei...
  • 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...
  • Holiday shopping off of L.A.'s beaten path

    Holiday shopping off of L.A.'s beaten path
    We love our shopping malls and big box stores, but sometimes the right place to find a holiday gift is slightly off the beaten path. What follows is a brief survey of a few such establishments: BEATRICE VALENZUELA, ECHO PARK Four years ago, Mexico...
  • Gabriela Artigas links family into her L.A. jewelry design studio

    Gabriela Artigas links family into her L.A. jewelry design studio
    On the 10th anniversary of the year that Gabriela Artigas designed her first piece of jewelry — a cuff bracelet fashioned out of a boldly colored acrylic toothbrush, minus the bristles, which she purchased at the supermarket while studying fabric...
  • SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon house on the move, down the 405

    SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon house on the move, down the 405
    The 2013 Solar Decathlon shifted into high gear at the Great Park in Orange County on Thursday, and while most of the 20 teams were accelerating efforts to finish their eco-friendly house of the future in the next six days, the combined Southern...