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Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere

13:00 - 25 September, 2016
Hollywood Hills Residence / Struere, © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions
© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions

© Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions © Jeff Ong / PostRAIN Productions +21

Button Mash / Design, Bitches

13:00 - 16 September, 2016
Button Mash / Design, Bitches, © Laure Joliet
© Laure Joliet

© Laure Joliet © Laure Joliet © Laure Joliet © Laure Joliet +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Interior Design

    Design, Bitches
  • Client

    Button Mash (Jordan Weiss & Gabe Fowlkes)
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Unite Here Health LA Office / Lehrer Architects

17:00 - 31 August, 2016
Unite Here Health LA Office  / Lehrer Architects, Courtesy of Lehrer Architects
Courtesy of Lehrer Architects

Courtesy of Lehrer Architects Courtesy of Lehrer Architects Courtesy of Lehrer Architects Courtesy of Lehrer Architects +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    United States, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Area

    28000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Lehrer Architects

Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects

13:00 - 30 August, 2016
Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Partner in Charge

    Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager

    David Cheung
  • Design Team

    Dan Rentsch, Jennifer Wu, Chris Sanford, Barry Gartin, Susan Nwankpa
  • Area

    1290.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Modern Barn House / Rios Clementi Hale Studios

13:00 - 26 August, 2016
Modern Barn House / Rios Clementi Hale Studios, © John Ellis
© John Ellis

© John Ellis © John Ellis © John Ellis © John Ellis +20

AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson

04:00 - 23 August, 2016
AD Classics: Bullocks Wilshire / John and Donald Parkinson, Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press
Gjura Stojano’s mural “The Spirit of Sports” was the centerpiece of the Sportswear Department. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press

With its iconic copper-clad tower looming over Wilshire Boulevard, the Bullock’s Wilshire has been a celebrated element of the Los Angeles cityscape since its opening in 1929. Known for its lavish Art Deco aesthetic, the department store made its mark as a prime shopping destination in a city filled with celebrities. But the Bullock’s Wilshire was more than a glamorous retail space; with a design centered around the automobile, it was to set a new standard for how businesses adapted to a rapidly changing urban environment.

Courtesy of Balcony Press The Bauhaus-inspired elevators in the grand foyer. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press Detail drawing of gate. ImageCourtesy of Balcony Press A 1946 postcard with the Bullock’s Wilshire in the background. Imagevia digitalpostercollection.com +14

New Renderings Released of Peter Zumthor's LACMA Design

12:05 - 5 August, 2016
New Renderings Released of Peter Zumthor's LACMA Design, Aerial View. Image Courtesy of LACMA
Aerial View. Image Courtesy of LACMA

The office of Peter Zumthor has released new renderings of their design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s $600 million new home on Museum Row in Los Angeles. The images provide the first look into the museum interior and gallery spaces, and present the museum in its nearly-finalized design. From this point, Zumthor has stated, "it is only going to be small alterations."

View from Japanese Pavilion. Image Courtesy of LACMA View from "Urban Light". Image Courtesy of LACMA Underside view. Image Courtesy of LACMA "Meander" Gallery Perspective. Image Courtesy of LACMA +11

wHY and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija Design "Waterfall Pavilion" for the LA Public Art Biennial

12:10 - 26 July, 2016
wHY and artist Rirkrit Tiravanija Design "Waterfall Pavilion" for the LA Public Art Biennial, Photo by Panic Studio LA, courtesy of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Artwork commissioned by DCA for CURRENT:LA Water. Image © [Rirkrit Tiravanija 2016]
Photo by Panic Studio LA, courtesy of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Artwork commissioned by DCA for CURRENT:LA Water. Image © [Rirkrit Tiravanija 2016]

Now on display as part of CURRENT: LA’s Public Art Biennial is “The Waterfall Pavilion,” designed by Los Angeles architects wHY’s Objects Workshop division in coordination with contemporary artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. The temporary installation is located at the point where water from Lake Balboa flows via a waterfall into the Los Angeles River, and consists of an open pavilion and a water purification wagon, corresponding to this year's festival theme of 'Water.'

Photo by Panic Studio LA, courtesy of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Artwork commissioned by DCA for CURRENT:LA Water. Image © [Rirkrit Tiravanija 2016] Photo by Panic Studio LA, courtesy of City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Artwork commissioned by DCA for CURRENT:LA Water. Image © [Rirkrit Tiravanija 2016] Waterfall Pavilion Model. Image Courtesy of wHY Waterfall Pavilion Model. Image Courtesy of wHY +7

Gruen Associates, MLA and Oyler Wu Selected to Design 12-Mile Section of LA River Greenway

15:20 - 20 July, 2016
Gruen Associates, MLA and Oyler Wu Selected to Design 12-Mile Section of LA River Greenway, © Flickr user gcziko. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
© Flickr user gcziko. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The City of Los Angeles has selected a team led by Gruen Associates to design a 12-mile section of the Los Angeles River Greenway as a part of Frank Gehry’s comprehensive master plan. The design team will also include architects Oyler Wu and landscape firm Mia Lehrer + Associates, who recently won a competition for a new park at First and Broadway in downtown LA. Upon its completion, the greenway will allow residents to walk and bike nearly 30 miles between the neighborhoods of Canoga Park and Elysian Valley.

Los Angeles' Glass-Bottomed "Skyslide" Opens to the Public

16:00 - 28 June, 2016

Found in places as diverse as the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Willis Tower, and Tokyo Skytree, glass bottom observation decks have become the favorite engineering marvel of thrill seekers looking for a new perspective on the world. Now, the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles has upped the ante for adrenaline-spiking structures – affixing a glass side to the building’s facade. Spanning from a window on the 70th story to a terrace on the 69th, the 45-foot-long chute opened to the public on Saturday, providing those brave enough to ride it with unprecedented views of the city.

Sunset Strip Billboard Competition Finalists Include Zaha Hadid and Gensler

06:00 - 14 June, 2016
Sunset Strip Billboard Competition Finalists Include Zaha Hadid and Gensler , Orange Barrel Media with Tom Wiscombe Architecture and MoCA – West Hollywood Belltower. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood
Orange Barrel Media with Tom Wiscombe Architecture and MoCA – West Hollywood Belltower. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood

The visual identity of West Hollywood’s Sunset Strip has been synonymous with billboard advertising since the 1960s. Over time, different eras have been displayed through the advertising; from the rock bands and cigarette brands of the 60s and 70s, to the highly commercialised signage of today. As part of an initiative to probe the value of this signage as both an identifier and a valuable public asset, The City of West Hollywood (WeHo) launched The Sunset Strip Spectacular Pilot Creative Off-Site Advertising Sign Competition.

The competition sought a multi-dimensional, kinetic billboard “spectacular,” and attracted firms from advertising, marketing, design, architecture and engineering backgrounds. A pool of nine entrants has been narrowed down to four finalists: JCDecaux/Zaha Hadid Project Management Limited; Orange Barrel Media/Tom Wiscombe Architecture/MoC; Outfront Media/Gensler/MAK; and TAIT Towers Inc. Following public presentations in May, the proposals are now visible to the public before the jury make their recommendation later this month.

Orange Barrel Media with Tom Wiscombe Architecture and MoCA – West Hollywood Belltower. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood JCDecaux with Zaha Hadid Design – The Prism. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood Outfront Media with Gensler and Mak Center – Now Playing Sunset. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood Tait Towers – The Vortex. Image Courtesy of City of West Hollywood +4

OMA, MLA, and IDEO Selected to Design New Park for Downtown Los Angeles

13:01 - 9 June, 2016
OMA, MLA, and IDEO Selected to Design New Park for Downtown Los Angeles, Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

The City of Los Angeles has selected landscape architects Mia Lehrer + Associates (MLA) with partners OMA and IDEO to design a new public park at First and Broadway in downtown LA. Located across from Los Angeles City Hall, the new development, to be known as “FAB Park,” will connect into the existing Grand Park, turning the area into one of the city’s most important civic spaces.

Gensler Unveils Design for AltaSea Campus at the Los Angeles Port

08:00 - 31 May, 2016
Gensler Unveils Design for AltaSea Campus at the Los Angeles Port, ALTASEA campus aerial view. Image Courtesy of Gensler
ALTASEA campus aerial view. Image Courtesy of Gensler

Gensler has revealed their design for the new AltaSea Campus at the Port of Los Angeles. The 35-acre project is dedicated to the scientific study of the ocean and will integrate historic buildings with new research centers and public areas. AltaSea’s existing partnerships make them a key connector within the community, and the new project will “expand scientific-based understanding of the ocean, incubate and sustain ocean-related business and pioneer new ocean-related education programs.” Read more after the break.

UCLA Saxon Suites / Studio E Architects

13:00 - 26 May, 2016
UCLA Saxon Suites  / Studio E Architects, © Benny Chan
© Benny Chan

© Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan © Benny Chan +28

UCLA Hitch Student Residences / Steinberg

09:00 - 20 May, 2016
UCLA Hitch Student Residences  / Steinberg, © Tim Griffith
© Tim Griffith

© Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith © Tim Griffith +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Client/Owner

    UCLA Capital Programs Design & Construction
  • Area

    77500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Agence Ter Selected to Redesign LA's Pershing Square with Proposal for "Radical Flatness"

12:45 - 13 May, 2016

Agence Ter and Team have been announced as the winners of a proposal to redesign the oldest park in Los Angeles, Pershing Square, with a call for “radical flatness.” Opened in 1866, with subsequent name changes and redesigns, the winning proposal will replace the most recent iteration by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin, which opened in 1994. Pershing Square is a five-acre park bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Street to the west, in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. The path to redevelopment began in September 2015, when the Los Angeles City Council adopted the plans of councilmember José Huizar, to create a public-private partnership and work with Pershing Square Renew, a non-profit partner, which came out of a task force created by Huizar in 2013.

Pershing Square Renew Unveils Finalist Designs by wHY, James Corner Field Operations, and Others

14:00 - 6 May, 2016
Pershing Square Renew Unveils Finalist Designs by wHY, James Corner Field Operations, and Others

Pershing Square Renew has revealed the plans of four finalists for an overhaul to the oldest park in Los Angeles, Pershing Square. Opened in 1866, with subsequent name changes and redesigns – the most recent, by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin, opened in 1994 – the park’s next identity could be crafted by wHY + Civitas, James Corner Field Operations with Frederick Fisher & Partners, Agence TER and Team, or SWA | Morphosis. The finalists were selected from a semi-finalist round of ten proposals last December, and now the Pershing Square Renew jury will deliberate before announcing a winner on May 12.

Courtesy of wHY + Civitas/Luxigon The large terraced lawn along 6th St. faces into the park and looks north to some of the very best views of central DTLA. The lawn terraces support casual lounging, seating, gathering and picnics, with an elevated balcony and overlooks at the top.. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations Courtesy of Agence Ter and Team Courtesy of SWA/Morphosis +28

Los Angeles Architect Jennifer Siegal Wins 2016 arcVision Prize

13:30 - 8 April, 2016
Los Angeles Architect Jennifer Siegal Wins 2016 arcVision Prize, Works by OMD. Image Courtesy of arcVision
Works by OMD. Image Courtesy of arcVision

Jennifer Siegal, founder of Los Angeles-based Office of Mobile Design (OMD), has been announced as the winner of the fourth arcVision Prize – Women and Architecture, an international award to women’s architecture organized by Italcementi. Siegal was unanimously chosen by the jury for being “a fearless pioneer in the research and development of prefabricated construction systems, at low prices for disadvantaged users and areas, who has been able to invent and build practical solutions and a new language for mobile and low-cost housing."

"Innovation and unconventional thinking are both hardwired into my DNA. This shows in my body of work and research that questions everything, particularly the static, heavy, inflexible architecture that we somehow still expect in a world that is anything but," said Siegal in a press release.