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Julie Eizenberg and Hank Koning Win 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal

13:00 - 25 June, 2019
Julie Eizenberg and Hank Koning Win 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, © Eric Staudenmaier
© Eric Staudenmaier

The Australian Institute of Architects have awarded the 2019 Gold Medal to Santa Monica-based Australian expatriates Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg of Koning Eizenberg Architecture. As the Institute’s highest honour, the Gold Medal was awarded to acknowledge the firm's commitment to affordable housing, education and civic projects, and to tirelessly fighting to improve the situation of underprivileged communities.

© Esto © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier © Eric Staudenmaier + 7

Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara

11:00 - 21 June, 2019
Foster + Partners Unveils Uber Skyport for Santa Clara, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Uber Elevate and Related Companies have unveiled their Foster + Partners-designed vision for a future Skyport in Santa Clara. The 240-acre site illustrates the benefits aerial ridesharing could provide for the Bay Area and other cities in the future.

FIELDWORKS Celebrates Design-Build in California's High Desert

13:00 - 11 June, 2019
FIELDWORKS Celebrates Design-Build in California's High Desert, © Zeno Legner
© Zeno Legner

Design lab Space Saloon recently wrapped up its second experimental design-build festival in Southern California. Dubbed FIELDWORKS, the festival aimed to rethink design-build and hands-on education. Following the success of the first workshop, LANDING, the group returned to Southern California to develop site-specific projects and workshops.

© Zeno Legner © Zeno Legner © Zeno Legner Courtesy of Neal Lucas Hitch + 19

“We’re a Possibilities Company”: Keely Colcleugh on Communicating the Future of the Built Environment

13:00 - 21 May, 2019
“We’re a Possibilities Company”: Keely Colcleugh on Communicating the Future of the Built Environment, Viper Room - Morphosis. Image Courtesy of Kilograph
Viper Room - Morphosis. Image Courtesy of Kilograph

Architecture is defined by stories. It’s through visualization and communication of ideas that we construct new environments. Trained as an architect, Keely Colcleugh is a designer with a range of experience across the fields of architecture, graphic design, film, and visualization. In 2009, she founded Kilograph with a desire to combine leading edge visualization techniques with animation, interactive design, graphics, and branding. Now Keely is the CEO of a growing creative agency with offices in Los Angeles and Spain.

In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Keely talks about her transition to communication design, her love for Los Angeles, and how the art of visualization continues to evolve.

El Paso Children's Museum - Koning Eizenberg. Image Courtesy of Kilograph California Market Center - Brookfield Properties. Image Courtesy of Kilograph LA Football Club - Entry - Gensler Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Kilograph Kilograph Studio. Image Courtesy of Kilograph + 13

WSJ Interviews Frank Gehry on His Life, Legacy and the L.A. River

05:00 - 7 May, 2019
WSJ Interviews Frank Gehry on His Life, Legacy and the L.A. River, Courtesy of Masterclass
Courtesy of Masterclass

WSJ. Magazine recently visited the studio of Frank Gehry to explore his life, work and his plans for the future. As one of the world's most famous architects, Gehry and his work are intrinsically linked to Los Angeles. Today, he chooses from many proposals for the projects he wants to take on. Gehry discusses his early love for Los Angeles architecture and wood-framed housing, as well as his insecurities and some of his most famous projects.

Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine Courtesy of Stephen Shore for WSJ. Magazine + 10

LPA Designs California's Largest Ice Skating Facility

13:00 - 25 April, 2019
LPA Designs California's Largest Ice Skating Facility, Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA
Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA

Architecture and design firm LPA has designed California's largest ice skating facility in Irvine. Dubbed the Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena, the project combines the largest community ice complex in the region with a training facility for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). The $110 million project was designed around the vision of Ducks owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, to create a public resource that promotes ice sports, health and wellness.

Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena. Image Courtesy of LPA + 5

Gehry Designs "Floating Icebergs" for Warner Bros. in Los Angeles

05:00 - 25 April, 2019
Gehry Designs "Floating Icebergs" for Warner Bros. in Los Angeles, Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners
Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners

Gehry Partners has unveiled renderings for a new 800,000-square-foot Warner Bros. Headquarters in Burbank, California. The project will include two new buildings designed to be "like icebergs floating along the freeway." Gehry Partners is working with Worthe Real Estate Group and Stockbridge Real Estate Fund to finish the new office buildings in time for Warner Bros.’ centennial celebrations in 2023.

Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners Warner Bros. Headquarters. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners + 4

Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs Among 2019 Coachella Installations

13:00 - 15 April, 2019
Francis Kéré and Office Kovacs Among 2019 Coachella Installations, Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber
Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber

The 2019 Coachella Arts and Music Festival has begun with installations by Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs, and NEWSUBSTANCE in Indio, California. The festival opened to the public for its 20th year with a lineup featuring Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande as the headliners for the two-weekend experience. Over half a dozen large-scale installations have been built at Coachella featuring the work of up-and-coming artists, designers and architects.

Spectra 2019. Image © Lance Gerber MISMO. Image © Lance Gerber Sarbalé ke. Image © Lance Gerber H.i.P.O.. Image © Lance Gerber + 16

Los Angeles Architect Francois Perrin Passes Away

13:00 - 3 April, 2019
Los Angeles Architect Francois Perrin Passes Away, Francois Perrin. Image Courtesy of Jacqueline Booth Di Milia
Francois Perrin. Image Courtesy of Jacqueline Booth Di Milia

Los Angeles based architect and curator Francois Perrin has passed away. Perrin was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in January, 2019, and passed away on April 1, 2019, in Ventura County, California. As the founder of Air Architecture, the Paris-born architect worked in Southern California while remaining professionally active in France. He is known for his creative and inventive approach to materials, and for his ability to rethink everyday life through his work.

Hollywood Hills House. Image © Michael Wells Air Houses: Design for a New Climate. Image © Steve Hall Skatehouse. Image © Sam McGuire Airhouse. Image © Nills Timm + 5

Space Saloon Announces FIELDWORKS Design-Build Festival in California

13:00 - 13 March, 2019
Space Saloon Announces FIELDWORKS Design-Build Festival in California, Extent by Kyle May. Image © Daniel Schwartz
Extent by Kyle May. Image © Daniel Schwartz

Space Saloon has announced a new week long experimental design-build festival in Southern California. Dubbed FIELDWORKS, the festival aims to rethink design-build and hands-on education. Following the success of the first workshop, LANDING, the group is returning to Southern California and the Morongo Valley. The community-in-residence program brings teams of students and designers together to develop site-specific projects that question notions of context and place.

Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Space Saloon LANDING. Image © Daniel Schwartz Ghost House by I Thee. Image © Daniel Schwartz + 5

2°C: A COTE|LA SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE

00:00 - 28 February, 2019
2°C: A COTE|LA SYMPOSIUM  ON CLIMATE CHANGE, 2C Symposium COTE LA March 1, 2019 (c) WPA
2C Symposium COTE LA March 1, 2019 (c) WPA

The 2°C Symposium is an opportunity to learn essential technologies, strategies and tools that address climate change at a critical time for our collective future.

Architecture & Design Film Festival Returns to Downtown Los Angeles

13:00 - 21 February, 2019
Architecture & Design Film Festival Returns to Downtown Los Angeles, Elevation by Marcus Fairs & Oliver Manzi . Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival
Elevation by Marcus Fairs & Oliver Manzi . Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival

The Architecture & Design Film Festival is returning this year from March 13-17 in Downtown Los Angeles. ADFF:LA offers a curated program of 24 films, director Q&As, and a series of discussions on architecture and design. The festival was created to celebrate the creative spirit that drives architecture and design. From events and films to panel discussions, ADFF has become the nation’s largest film festival devoted to architecture.

ADFF. Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival ADFF. Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival ADFF. Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light. Image Courtesy of Architecture & Design Film Festival + 5

6 Schools That Defined Their Own Architectural Styles

07:00 - 20 February, 2019
6 Schools That Defined Their Own Architectural Styles

Architectural education has always been fundamentally influenced by whichever styles are popular at a given time, but that relationship flows in the opposite direction as well. All styles must originate somewhere, after all, and revolutionary schools throughout centuries past have functioned as the influencers and generators of their own architectural movements. These schools, progressive in their times, are often founded by discontented experimental minds, looking for something not previously nor currently offered in architectural output or education. Instead, they forge their own way and bring their students along with them. As those students graduate and continue on to practice or become teachers themselves, the school’s influence spreads and a new movement is born.

The Stump House offers a "Lyrical and Pragmatic" Live-Work Space in the California Mountains

11:00 - 14 February, 2019
The Stump House offers a "Lyrical and Pragmatic" Live-Work Space in the California Mountains, Perch. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project
Perch. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project

In the design of the “Stump House,” situated in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California, Brooklyn-based PARA Project was faced with unique constraints and unique possibilities. With local regulations imposing a 1,200 square foot footprint limit, 40-foot height limit, and provision for an adjoining 1,000 square foot uninhabitable structure, the design team was challenged to fit an extensive live-work space with little margin for maneuver.

In response, the design team, led by Jon Lott, stacked one structure on top of the other, with an uninhabited art studio at the lower level embedded in the sloping landscape. Combined with the above habitable space, the proposal creates a combined live-work program under a single roof, in-keeping with height and use regulations. Such was the beauty of their response, the Stump House has been awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2019 Architect Magazine Progressive Architecture Awards.

Approach. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project Northwest elevation. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project Northeast. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project Historical reference. Image © Jon Lott / PARA Project + 19

7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

08:00 - 12 February, 2019
7 International Examples of How the Bauhaus Lived On After 1933

After the dissolution of the Bauhaus due to Nazi political pressure in April 1933, the ideas, teachings, and philosophies of the school were flung across the world as former students and faculty dispersed in the face of impending war. Of the numerous creative talents associated with the Bauhaus, many went on to notable careers elsewhere. Some made a living as artists or practitioners, others either continued or began careers as teachers themselves - and many did both throughout the course of their lives.

Main building of the former Black Mountain College. Image via Wikimedia under public domain Gropius House. Imagevia Picryl under public domain Ulm School of Design building by Max Bill . Image © <a href=‘https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HfGUlmbuilding.jpg'>Flickr user alphanumeric</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Barn at Pond Farm. Image © <a href=‘https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pond_Farm_Barn_Exterior.JPG'>Wikimedia user MikeVdP</a> licensed under <a href=‘https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 4.0</a> + 11

BIG Designs New Gondola for Oakland Athletics Baseball Team

04:00 - 7 February, 2019
BIG Designs New Gondola for Oakland Athletics Baseball Team, Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels Group has designed an expansive cable-car system to connect to the new Oakland Athletics baseball stadium. The new stadium will replace the Oakland A’s existing 51-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as a waterfront “jewel box” at Howard Terminal. At the Oakland A’s FanFest, the A’s President Dave Kaval unveiled the new Gondola connecting the Oakland Convention Center to Water Street at Jack London Square. The zero-emission transit line will provide residents and visitors with a way to see the A’s play in their future ballpark.

Oakland Athletics Stadium. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group Oakland Gondola. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group + 5

BIG Designs a 21st Century Ruin for Oakland's Coliseum

13:00 - 25 January, 2019
BIG Designs a 21st Century Ruin for Oakland's Coliseum, Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group
Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

After revealing the design for the new Oakland Athletics baseball stadium, Bjarke Ingels Group has proposed a new use for the existing 51-year-old Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The existing stadium will be overhauled into a new commercial and housing hub to create new economic, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The Coliseum will be converted into a sunken amphitheater at the heart of a new municipal park.

Discover Los Angeles Architecture Studios Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin

13:00 - 24 January, 2019
Discover Los Angeles Architecture Studios Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin, Marmol Radzinger. Image © Marc Goodwin
Marmol Radzinger. Image © Marc Goodwin

After having previously photographed the offices of architecture firms in the Netherlands, Dubai, London, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, the Nordic countries, and Barcelona, architectural photographer Marc Goodwin continues the series with an exploration of 15 large architecture and design studios in Los Angeles. Featuring a set of emerging and world-renowned offices alike, the series gives a glimpse into the life of designers across the City of Angels.

Brooks + Scarpa. Image © Marc Goodwin Marmol Radzinger. Image © Marc Goodwin EYRC. Image © Marc Goodwin Edward Ogosta Architecture. Image © Marc Goodwin + 31