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Hungry Man Productions / FreelandBuck

14:00 - 22 November, 2017
Hungry Man Productions / FreelandBuck, Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier
Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier

Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier Courtesy of Eric Staudenmaier + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Brennan Buck, David Freeland
  • Design Team

    Taka Tachibe, Belinda Lee, Alex Kim
  • Area

    8000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017

Inside the Production of the Massive Miniature Models Used to Film Blade Runner 2049

08:00 - 20 November, 2017

You may not have guessed that the dystopian state of Los Angeles filmed in Blade Runner 2049 is a real place, just smaller. The scenes, from Los Angeles to the Trash Mesa and Wallace Tower were built to scale in Wellington, New Zealand by Weta Workshop, the massive ‘miniature’ sets were then filmed by cinematographer Alex Funke.

HR&A / CHA:COL

17:00 - 10 November, 2017
HR&A / CHA:COL, © Edward Duarte
© Edward Duarte

© Edward Duarte © Edward Duarte © Edward Duarte © Edward Duarte + 33

Frank Gehry Selected to Design Children's Facility for LA Philharmonic

14:30 - 10 November, 2017
Photograph by <a href='http://https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney_Concert_Hall#/media/File:Disney_Concert_Hall_by_Carol_Highsmith.jpg'>wikimedia user Carol M. Highsmith</a>. Image is in the public domain
Photograph by wikimedia user Carol M. Highsmith. Image is in the public domain

Coinciding with their 100th anniversary, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) has announced plans to build a new, dedicated space for the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) to be designed by Los Angeles’ own Frank Gehry. Architect of Los Angeles’ and one of the world’s most famous performance spaces, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gehry has been called upon to transform a 17,000-square-foot facility in the LA neighborhood of Inglewood that will allow LA Phil to reach its goal of doubling the number of students involved in its programs by 2022.

AIA LA Showcases Award Winners After Surge of Submissions

06:00 - 10 November, 2017
AIA LA Showcases Award Winners After Surge of Submissions, Next LA - Honor: West Hollywood Belltower / Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. courtesy of AIA LA
Next LA - Honor: West Hollywood Belltower / Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc. courtesy of AIA LA

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|LA) just announced the winners of their 2017 Design Awards honoring Los Angeles based architects and architecture. The ceremony took place Monday, October 30th, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, recognizing each of the winners.

Design - Citation: Saddle Peak Residence / Sant Architects © Joe Fletcher Design - Merit: Road to Awe (RtA) / Dan Brunn Architecture © Brandon Shigeta Next LA - Citation: Twin Villa / Patrick TIGHE Architecture & John V Mutlow Architects © Patrick Tighe Architecture Design - Citation: Desert Palisades Guardhouse / Studio AR&D Architects © Lance Gerber + 36

Attending Limits: The Constitution and Upkeep of the US–Mexico Border

08:34 - 7 November, 2017
 Attending Limits: The Constitution and Upkeep of the US–Mexico Border

277 obelisk monuments mark the US–Mexico boundary line. Constructed in three distinct phases (1849–1856, 1891–1912, and 1964–1968), these monuments were the product of territorial negotiations, disputes that were settled ranging from the violent expansion of sovereign limits to the shifting course of a historic boundary river. Commissioned, inscribed, and placed by both the United States and Mexico, they served as unique bilateral artifacts that operated across and reflected on separate territories, forms of settlement, and philosophies of nationhood. Attending Limits: The Constitution and Upkeep of the US–Mexico Border presents the international boundary through a history of its material artifacts and the modes of representation they have motivated. Through the display of original text, animation, photographs, scale models, and maps, the exhibition theoretically frames an evolution of the US–Mexico border from single line to geopolitical territory.

LA's Natural History Museum to Expand With Transparent "Front Porch" Additions

16:00 - 28 October, 2017
LA's Natural History Museum to Expand With Transparent "Front Porch" Additions, Natural History Museum West Wing at Night (view from southwest): From the exterior, passers-by can view the museum’s new public facilities, including a flexible theater and an interdisciplinary education center for urban nature, culture, and history. A rooftop restaurant offers panoramic vistas of the Los Angeles basin that include the Downtown skyline, San Gabriel Mountains, Baldwin Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Natural History Museum West Wing at Night (view from southwest): From the exterior, passers-by can view the museum’s new public facilities, including a flexible theater and an interdisciplinary education center for urban nature, culture, and history. A rooftop restaurant offers panoramic vistas of the Los Angeles basin that include the Downtown skyline, San Gabriel Mountains, Baldwin Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has released concept designs for the new NHM West/South Project – a scheme designed by LA firm Frederick Fisher and Partners (FF&P) in the first step towards a 10-year revitalization of the NHM as Exposition Park’s historic hub. The extensions would focus on the west and south sides of the museum, supporting new uses and reimagining the programs and spaces of its famous Ice Age fossil site at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Hancock Park.

Natural History Museum West Wing at Night (view from southwest): From the exterior, passers-by can view the museum’s new public facilities, including a flexible theater and an interdisciplinary education center for urban nature, culture, and history. A rooftop restaurant offers panoramic vistas of the Los Angeles basin that include the Downtown skyline, San Gabriel Mountains, Baldwin Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County NHM South Façade (south elevation): The museum’s southwestern perimeter is re-envisioned as a welcoming “front porch” extending from Bill Robertson Lane to the existing South Entrance. Along this accessible path, a new Welcome Center and redesigned circulation and landscape elements create a more seamless transition between indoors and out, increasing the museum’s connection to the community and making it a true urban “place.”. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County  New Lobby, Welcome Center and Theater Entrance: A new entrance on the southwest corner provides direct access from Exposition Park’s South Lawn into NHM’s new immersive theater for performances, screenings, lectures, satellite-transmitted scientific expeditions from around the world, and a variety of community gatherings. Visually and physically connected to the existing museum building’s ground level temporary exhibition Gallery and first floor Welcome Center loggia, this new entrance also allows for access to the theater and restaurant outside of museum hours.. Image Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County + 4

LACMA Reveals New Renderings and Drawings of Zumthor-Led Expansion Project

14:00 - 27 October, 2017
© Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary
© Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has unveiled new renderings and drawings for their $600 million transformation designed by Atelier Peter Zumthor, as an environmental impact report for the project has been released.

Courtesy of LACMA © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary © Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner / The Boundary + 15

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge Symposium

10:18 - 13 October, 2017
Aerial Futures: Leading Edge Symposium, Thene Building, LAX. Image © Flickr user Sam valadi licensed under CC BY 2.0
Thene Building, LAX. Image © Flickr user Sam valadi licensed under CC BY 2.0

Aerial Futures: Leading Edge is lively, provocative and interdisciplinary symposium examining the architecture, technologies and cultures of the contemporary airport. Curated by PLANE—SITE and free to attend, this two-day event understands the airport as a choreographed topography of hypermobility, information and cultures, defining how we travel, trade and connect with each other. It marks the threshold between land and sky, as well as sovereign territories. The airport — what the philosopher Giorgio Agamben describes as a ‘zone of exception’ where the ordinary rules no longer apply — is where the definitive issues of the 21st century play out.

LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans

10:15 - 5 October, 2017
LACMA and Lincoln Center Reveal Divergent Plans, Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor
Exterior rendering of the LACMA renovation. Image © Atelier Peter Zumthor

Two large-scale US cultural projects have, this week, announced major updates relating to the renovation of existing buildings – and both involve, to a greater and lesser extent, American business magnate, media mogul, and philanthropist David Geffen.

One—the Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall in New York City—has scrapped plans for a $500 million renovation to be led by Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects, while another—Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), for which a renovation is being led by Peter Zumthor—has seen a pledge by Geffen of $150 million toward its $600 million price-tag.

New Renderings Revealed of Renzo Piano's Motion Picture Academy in Los Angeles

16:05 - 3 October, 2017
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image
© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image

New renderings have been revealed of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed Academy of Motion Pictures as the project races toward its 2019 completion date. Located along LA’s Miracle Mile, the museum is striving to become “the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies.”

© Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. Images from L'Autre Image © Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©A.M.P.A.S. + 19

Shipping Container Home by Whitaker Studio Blooms Like a Desert Flower from Rocky Joshua Tree Site

14:00 - 27 September, 2017
Shipping Container Home by Whitaker Studio Blooms Like a Desert Flower from Rocky Joshua Tree Site, Courtesy of Whitaker Studio
Courtesy of Whitaker Studio

Blossoming from the rugged terrain of the California desert, Whitaker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence is taking shipping container architecture to the next level. Set to begin construction in 2018, the home is laid out in a starburst of containers, each oriented to maximize views, provide abundant natural light or to create privacy dependent on their location and use.

Courtesy of Whitaker Studio Courtesy of Whitaker Studio Courtesy of Whitaker Studio Courtesy of Whitaker Studio + 16

La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects

09:00 - 14 September, 2017
La Kretz Innovation Campus / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, © Benny Chan/Fotoworks
© Benny Chan/Fotoworks

© Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks © Benny Chan/Fotoworks + 26

Fleischmann Residence / PRODUCTORA

13:00 - 12 September, 2017
Fleischmann Residence / PRODUCTORA, © Rory Gardiner
© Rory Gardiner

© Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner © Rory Gardiner + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Category

  • Author Architects

    Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Víctor Jaime, Abel Perles
  • Collaborators

    Juan Luis Rivera, Peter Boldt
  • Formation Association Architecture

    John Chan
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photography

Los Angeles Icon Angel's Flight Reopens After Renovations

15:01 - 1 September, 2017

Los Angeles’ beloved downtown icon Angel’s Flight has reopened for the first time in four years after undergoing extensive renovations to improve the safety and longevity of the attraction. Sometimes referred to as the “world’s shortest railroad,” the hillside structure is actually a funicular system – both cars share a single cable and are propelled forward in part with the potential energy afforded from the counterweight of the opposing car.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Drill 1.6 Mile Test Tunnel Under Los Angeles

12:15 - 25 August, 2017
Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Drill 1.6 Mile Test Tunnel Under Los Angeles, Courtesy of The Boring Company
Courtesy of The Boring Company

Already having tackled electric vehicles, space flight, and high-speed vacuum tubes, benevolent mad scientist Elon Musk’s latest foray into transportation infrastructure is ready to get off the ground, or rather, under it.

The tech mogul’s newest startup, the Boring Company, focuses on designing a subterranean network of tunnels beneath the streets of Los Angeles that could shuttle pedestrians and vehicles on electric sleds connected to a system of rails at speeds of up to 125 mph.

Now, the company has announced approval by the LA County city of Hawthorne to construct a 1.6-mile-long tunnel that will allow the technology to be tested in-full for the first time.

Courtesy of The Boring Company Courtesy of The Boring Company Courtesy of The Boring Company Courtesy of The Boring Company + 5

Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Campus for Berggruen Institute in the Los Angeles Hills

16:30 - 23 August, 2017
Herzog & de Meuron Designs New Campus for Berggruen Institute in the Los Angeles Hills, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron, in collaboration with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, Inessa Hansch and executive architect Gensler, have revealed designs for a new “Scholars’ Campus” for global think tank the Berggruen Institute to be located in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

Inspired by the designs of traditional monasteries and hilltop villages, the scheme is rooted in the restoration and appreciation of the landscape. Along with the series of structures containing the Institue’s residence, meeting and study spaces, over 90% of the 447-acre site will be preserved as natural open space.

© Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron © Herzog & de Meuron + 7

Arts District Loft / Marmol Radziner

13:00 - 23 August, 2017
Arts District Loft / Marmol Radziner, © Jessie Webster
© Jessie Webster

© Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster © Jessie Webster + 16