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L.A. Flower Market by Brooks + Scarpa Receives Planning Approval

05:00 - 26 August, 2019
L.A. Flower Market by Brooks + Scarpa Receives Planning Approval, Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa Architects

The Los Angeles City Planning Commission has approved Brooks + Scarpa's redevelopment proposal for the Flower Market in Downtown LA. The project would include a new 15-story building with over 300 residential units, and the main tower will be split into three levels, each topped with a roof deck. As Brooks + Scarpa explain, the structure's materials and colors are intended to mimic the bright colors of flowers.

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Morphosis Unveils New Korean American National Museum in Los Angeles

05:00 - 9 August, 2019
Morphosis Unveils New Korean American National Museum in Los Angeles, Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis
Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis

Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis Korean American National Museum. Image Courtesy of Morphosis + 6

Morphosis has unveiled a new design for the Korean American National Museum in Los Angeles. The project includes a two-story building with a green-roof of plants native to the Korean peninsula and California. Rethinking the Hanok dwelling typology, the project is made to bring architecture and landscape together. Referencing traditional Korean architecture, the team designed the project as "a piece of Korea grafted onto Los Angeles."

Tramonto Residence / ShubinDonaldson

03:00 - 6 August, 2019
Tramonto Residence / ShubinDonaldson, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Photography
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Photography

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AECOM Reveals Basketball Net-Inspired Arena for Los Angeles

13:00 - 29 July, 2019
AECOM Reveals Basketball Net-Inspired Arena for Los Angeles, LA Clippers Arena. Image Courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, AECOM
LA Clippers Arena. Image Courtesy of Los Angeles Clippers, AECOM

AECOM has unveiled a new design for a "basketball net-inspired" 900,000-square-foot arena for the LA Clippers in Inglewood. Working with Anderson Barker Architects, the City Design Studio of Los Angeles, and Hood Studios, the team's proposal includes a solar panel tile cladding system around the building and sunken basketball court. The project's facade was designed to symbolize the diamond shapes in a basketball net.

3 Step House / CHACOL

21:00 - 21 July, 2019
3 Step House / CHACOL, © Edward Duarte
© Edward Duarte

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“Diversity Fosters Creativity”: Rohan Silva on Building a Creative Community for Los Angeles

13:00 - 8 July, 2019
Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home
Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home

Los Angeles has long been a testing ground for new ideas on architecture and design. Tapping into the city’s creative energy, the cofounders of Second Home, Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton, are working with Spanish architects Selgascano to finish a new 90,000-square-foot Hollywood outpost. Second Home launched its first office space in east London in 2014 and made its name with smart co-working design featuring bright colors, glass walls and abundant greenery.

In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Rohan talks about his background and the early stages of Second Home. Silva touches on the team’s new project, bringing the Serpentine Pavilion to Los Angeles, and what it means to build a creative community through architecture.

Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home Second Home Los Angeles. Image Courtesy of Second Home Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton. Image Courtesy of Second Home Serpentine Pavilion. Image © Iwan Baan + 8

Second Home to Open Vibrant Los Angeles Campus

09:00 - 18 June, 2019
Second Home to Open Vibrant Los Angeles Campus, © Second Home
© Second Home

Second Home, a London-based creative business, is set to open its first location the U.S. Designed by Madrid-based Selgascano, the project will see the transformation of the historic site of the Anne Banning Community house in East Hollywood through a 90,000-square-foot urban campus.

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TALK: MADWORKSHOP on Design With Purpose

16:52 - 14 June, 2019
TALK: MADWORKSHOP on Design With Purpose

The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop (MADWORKSHOP) supports students, makers, artists, and architects in the realization of socially valuable design projects. Our thriving fellowship and education programs nurture thinkers who will make radical, sustainable, and lasting contributions to the design discourse and society at large. Merging a contemporary aesthetic agenda, ambitious fabrication techniques, and the mentorship of MADWORKSHOP’s experienced Board of Directors, the foundation offers emerging designers the opportunity to take their ideas from concept to reality.

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.

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Los Angeles LGBT Center - Anita May Rosenstein Campus / Leong Leong + Killefer Flammang Architects

17:00 - 30 May, 2019
Los Angeles LGBT Center - Anita May Rosenstein Campus / Leong Leong + Killefer Flammang Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 16

“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

The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

11:50 - 21 May, 2019
The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

From the Publisher:
The book presents the first historical analysis of the productive tension between the city and the architectural form. It introduces 20th-century theories to construct a historical context from which a new architecture-city relationship emerged. The book provides a conceptual framework to understand this relationship and comes to the conclusion that urbanization may be filled with potential, i.e. be a Good Metropolis.

Los Angeles' Hospitality Industry is All About Adaptive Reuse

06:00 - 12 May, 2019
Los Angeles' Hospitality Industry is All About Adaptive Reuse , Imperial Western Beer Company . Image Courtesy of Jessica Sample via Metropolis
Imperial Western Beer Company . Image Courtesy of Jessica Sample via Metropolis

Los Angeles’ booming hospitality industry has provoked many designers to develop fresh, state-of-the-art spaces that fascinate citizens and visitors of the contemporary city. However, some designers are experimenting with abandoned structures, merging historic buildings with contemporary features. The relatively new design trend of adaptive reuse, which was a novelty in the early 2000’s, has now become an in-demand practice in LA, standing front and center in the restaurant / hotel industry.

To dig deeper into why Los Angeleshospitality industry is embracing historic buildings, Metropolis Magazine spoke with key hospitality designers and developers in the city such as Historic Resources Group, 213 Hospitality, and Design, Bitches, to learn more about their take on adaptive reuse.

Di - Generic Cities: Tokyo | Shanghai | Los Angeles

11:00 - 10 May, 2019
Di - Generic Cities: Tokyo | Shanghai | Los Angeles

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If skylines around the world are looking too much the same, is this because the new and important buildings are done by the big names (designers) from far away and not by the locals or the opposite is true? Not only skyscrapers but, museums, civic center, concert halls, bridges, libraries, opera houses all give cities part of their identity.

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.

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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.

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Peter Zumthor's Revised LACMA Design for Los Angeles is Approved

11:20 - 11 April, 2019
Peter Zumthor's Revised LACMA Design for Los Angeles is Approved, LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary
LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary

Peter Zumthor has gained approval for a paired-back design for the LACMA expansion in Los Angeles. The proposal for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was part of a final environmental impact report submitted for the $650-million project. Undergoing a series of changes over previous years, the latest design will still branch over Wilshire Boulevard with amorphous, sand-colored concrete galleries. The new expansion plan reduces both the expansion's size and footprint.

LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary LACMA Expansion. Image Courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partners / The Boundary + 9