Never Built: Los Angeles

Never Built: Los Angeles will present a thorough compendium of projects by some of the worlds most celebrated architects that never made it past the drawing board. After two years of extensive research, countless untold stories and hundreds of beautiful designs – many promoting a denser, more vibrant – have been unearthed. Co-curated Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, Never Built: will present the most visionary designs that had the greatest potential of reshaping the city and question why they were never built. Forgotten, yet innovative projects from Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, and more, will be presented.

The research and exhibition design is complete. However, they need your (tax deductible) donations to help make Never Built: Los Angeles a reality. Learn more and support the exhibition on Kickstarter!

The exhibition plans to open this spring at Los Angeles’s A+D Architecture and Design Museum.

A+D Museum’s ARkidECTURE + Design Workshop at The Eames Office

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Now’s your chance to learn all about the wonderful world of at A+D Museum‘s ARkidECTURE + design workshop at The Eames Office Saturday, January 14th from 10AM – 1PM.

Carla Hartman, Education Director and granddaughter of Charles and Ray Eames, will lead this educational workshop where children will create their very own Eames designs including a custom ‘Eames House of Cards’ and their very own miniature paper chair. A tour of the Eames Office exhibition, Essential Eames: the Design of Knowledge, and its interactive component will also be given. Sign up now and join the fun! For more information, please visit here.


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inspired us to appreciate the world by honoring “the uncommon beauty of common things.”

This exhibit uses Eames words to focus on the lesser-known aspects of their lives, revealing their appreciation of the value of humble objects and useful tools. Their insights about the simple pleasures of daily life will be illustrated with objects and materials available during their lifetimes and contemporary examples from the world around us.

From tumbleweed to strawberries, a bolt of cloth to a keg of nails, to elephants in India and the bread of Scandinavia, the whole world was their canvas. The technologies they used (and often invented) to record their appreciation, were the most advanced of their time.

The informal “assemblage” will show an aspect of Charles and Ray’s lives, which enchanted everyone lucky enough to know them and which, during Pacific Standard Time, will be available to all. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Eames Designs Exhibition at A+D Museum

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For the first time, the words of will be the lens of an exhibit at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles from October 1st to January 16th, enveloping the visitor in a 21st century typographic ‘surround’. Their philosophy of design and life will be explored through Eames’ quotes, shown graphically (as well as live on film), and complemented by the display of unexpected everyday objects, ranging from food to a keg of nails, to an inter-active digital experience. Their appreciation of humble objects is a special gift to the world – during their lifetimes and continuing today. Generations of designers and the public have been affected by their appreciation of the joys of daily life. More information on the event after the break.

A+D invites your kids to a creative workshop!

Join A+D Museum and Moore Rubble Yudell Architects and Planners for a children’s workshop exploring the world of staircases. Children will work alongside professional architects to plan, design and build a staircase. Whether their models are sweeping and grand or sky-high and wild, ARkidECTs will gain hands-on experience in the world of a professional architect… stepping up to the design of their imaginations. Parents are welcome to join the fun!

Children ages 7-12 are welcome next Saturday, July 30 between 10am – 1pm at Moore Rubble Yudell, 933 Pico Boulevard, , CA 90404. Fee is $10 per child, A+D family members free. Snacks and supplies provided. For more information, please click here.

Exhibition: COME IN! 2: Surf.Skate.Bike

This June A+D Museum presents the second installation of COME IN! …A Spatial Intervention where they invite the hottest of ’ young design talent to take over their galleries, offices, storage closets, bathrooms; there is no “Off Limits.” COME IN! fuses this year with the LA themes of Surf, Skate and Bike. The design enthusiast who wants ownership in the coolest and top of the line design product and community.

On July 7, from 6-9PM, A+D will host THE PARTY! – to celebrate the COME IN! artists with an A+D skate park, live band, good music and art in action with murals and screen printing. CI! 2:Surf.Skate.Bike will remain on view through July 24. In addition to the installations, a pop-up shop will offer limited edition works and items for sale from COME IN! participants AND additional museum programming including film and music.

Exhibition: 2×8 Source, presented by AIA|LA

2×8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout . Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers, who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the successful work.

2×8 Mission: The AIA|LA Academic Outreach Committee, having established the AIA|LA AOC Scholarship Fund and awarded prizes and scholarships since the inception of 2×8 in 2002, is working aggressively this year to solidify a long-term endowment towards to recognizing and supporting future generations of emerging Architects. Winning students will take home scholarships in varying amounts. So far, 2×8 exhibitions have raised close to $100,000 in scholarship funds redistributed to California design students. Remaining donations are put toward an ever-growing endowment established for future student scholarships.

The exhbition started May 7 and will run until June 3 at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles. For more information, please click here.