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Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue Towers Finally Set to Begin Construction

13:00 - 9 November, 2018
Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue Towers Finally Set to Begin Construction, The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners
The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners

Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue towers are finally set to begin construction, over a decade after the project was initially proposed. Conceived as a public-private partnership, the towers are sited across from Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The project was designed from a central retail core into the two terracing towers with a mix of retail, entertainment and residences. The $1 billion complex aims to turn Grand Avenue into a full entertainment district.

The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners The Grand. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners + 6

Arquitectonica Reveals Tower of Pools for Downtown L.A. in New Renders

13:00 - 5 November, 2018
Arquitectonica Reveals Tower of Pools for Downtown L.A. in New Renders, 5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica
5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica

Arquitectonica has revealed new renderings of its proposal for a 53-story tower of cantilevered pools in Downtown Los Angeles. The skyscraper could be built under two different scenarios, where either the building becomes primarily residential units or a hotel and condominiums. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning published a draft Environmental Impact Report with further details on the 784-foot tower. Arquitectonica's tower is one of multiple developments underway around Pershing Square.

5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica 5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica 5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica 5th and Hill Tower. Image Courtesy of Arquitectonica + 5

Yves Béhar Unveils LivingHomes Accessory Dwelling Units in Los Angeles

03:30 - 2 November, 2018
Yves Béhar Unveils LivingHomes Accessory Dwelling Units in Los Angeles, LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab
LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab

Swiss Designer Yves Béhar has partnered with Plant Prefab to create LivingHome YB1, a series of Accessory Dwelling Units to be unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles. Designed to address California’s legislation, the ADU aims to encourage increased urban density while limiting the environmental impact of new construction. LivingHomes YB1 is the first in a line of structures made to rethink prefab and increase accessibility, livability, and sustainability.

LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab LivingHomes YB1. Image Courtesy of Yves Béhar, Plant Prefab + 5

OMA Set to Break Ground on Wilshire Boulevard Temple Expansion in Los Angeles

04:30 - 30 October, 2018
OMA Set to Break Ground on Wilshire Boulevard Temple Expansion in Los Angeles, Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA
Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA

OMA will be breaking ground on their new design for Wilshire Boulevard Temple's expansion next month. The groundbreaking for the new Audrey Irmas Pavilion is scheduled for November 11. The $75-million project was designed by OMA partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas. The three-story expansion will include space for the temple congregation, surrounding neighborhood and supportive services.

Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA Audrey Irmas Pavilion. Image Courtesy of OMA + 5

LA Metro Releases New Renders of Airport Connector Station by Grimshaw

03:30 - 25 October, 2018
LA Metro Releases New Renders of Airport Connector Station by Grimshaw, Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW
Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW

Grimshaw Architects and Gruen Associates have released updated renderings of the Metro station connecting Los Angeles International Airport to light rail. Expected to open in 2023, the $500-million transit hub will span across a 9.5 acre site adjacent to the Crenshaw/LAX Line’s maintenance yard. The design was made to create a fully inter-modal facility that will become a new point of arrival into the city.

Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW Airport Metro Connector. Image Courtesy of GRIMSHAW + 9

Getty Foundation Announces Grants for Architectural Conservation of 11 Modern Buildings

11:00 - 13 October, 2018
Getty Foundation Announces Grants for Architectural Conservation of 11 Modern Buildings, Gateway Arch / Eero Saarinen
Gateway Arch / Eero Saarinen

As part of its Keeping It Modern initiative, the Getty Foundation announced over $1.7 million will be dedicated as architectural conservation grants to eleven iconic 20th-century buildings this year. Including national and international sites such as Eero Saarinen's recently renovated Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, and Oscar Niemeyer’s Rashid Karami International Fairground in Tripoli, Lebanon, the organization has supported 54 conservation projects since 2014.

Salk Institute for Biological Studies / Louis Kahn Technische Universiteit Delft Auditorium / Johannes van den Broek and Jaap Bakema Engineering Building / James Stirling and James Gowan International Fairgrounds of Tripoli / Oscar Niemeyer The National Schools of Art of Havana / Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi + 18

Rios Clementi Hale Studios Address Gentrification Through New L.A. Office

07:00 - 13 October, 2018
Rios Clementi Hale Studios Address Gentrification Through New L.A. Office, Courtesy of Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Courtesy of Rios Clementi Hale Studios

The Los Angeles-based firm, Rios Clementi Hale Studios, a transdisciplinary practice engaging in design from urban planning to product design, opened their new offices in the city's Crenshaw neighborhood. A recent article by Metropolis Magazine outlines the firm's design process in creating their new office layout to emphasize their aspirations as an established practice.

L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Will Be Lit by Algorithms in Dream-Like Light Show

06:00 - 19 September, 2018
 L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Will Be Lit by Algorithms in Dream-Like Light Show, WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol
WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is set to be transformed through digital art projections by media artist Refik Anadol and Google Arts & Culture. Created for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's centennial, the light show will be made through deep neural network connections projected as light. Designed for WDCH Dreams, the digital projections draw together the L.A.Philharmonic orchestra’s digital archives and translate them into data points.

WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol WDCH Dreams. Image © Refik Anadol + 10

Celebrate Buckminster Fuller's Legacy with Never-Before-Seen Posters

06:00 - 6 September, 2018
via Edward Cella Art and Architecture
via Edward Cella Art and Architecture

R. Buckminster Fuller remains, 35 years after his passing, one of architecture’s preeminent minds. His proposals in construction, housing, mapping, and even transportation have a continued influence in the fields of architecture and engineering today, despite many of them having been designed nearly a century ago.

3033 Wilshire Tower / Steinberg Hart

17:00 - 28 August, 2018
3033 Wilshire Tower / Steinberg Hart, © Hunter Kerhart
© Hunter Kerhart

© Hunter Kerhart © Hunter Kerhart © Hunter Kerhart © Hunter Kerhart + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Steinberg Hart
  • Area

    354000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

MINI Living Urban Cabin / FreelandBuck

11:00 - 23 August, 2018
MINI Living Urban Cabin / FreelandBuck, © Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI
© Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI

© Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI © Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI © Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI © Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy MINI + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Lead Architects

    David Freeland and Brennan Buck
  • Design Team

    Alex Kim, Taka Tachibe, Michael Raymundo, Vivian Pham
  • Area

    240.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Edwin Residence / Heusch Inc

17:00 - 2 August, 2018
Edwin Residence / Heusch Inc, © Gerhard Heusch
© Gerhard Heusch

© Gerhard Heusch © Gerhard Heusch © Gerhard Heusch © Gerhard Heusch + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Lead Architect

    Gerhard Heusch
  • Area

    550.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Chasing The Light: Marvin Rand's Photographs of Mid-Century Modern California

09:30 - 22 July, 2018
Welton Becket & Associates, Capitol Records, Hollywood, 1956. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand
Welton Becket & Associates, Capitol Records, Hollywood, 1956. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand

Images of Los Angeles present an limitless city, whose roads sprawl far into the horizon and whose lights never seem to dim. But there is also intimacy to be found in the urban sprawl, not to mention a cutting-edge catalogue for design and architecture. In the new book, California Captured, authors Emily Bills, Sam Lubell, and Pierluigi Serraino show this side of Los Angeles through the lens of photographer Marvin Rand. Rand's spare and understated images of architecture helped define and spread the distinctive Californian mid-century modern style across the world - and introduced viewers to a Los Angeles beyond the lights. Read an excerpt from California Captured here after the break:

Welton Becket & Associates, Equitable Life Building, Los Angeles, 1969. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Edward Durell, Stone Stuart Pharmaceutical Company, Pasadena, 1958. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Pereira & Luckman, LAX Theme Building, Los Angeles, 1961. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand Welton Becket & Associates, Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, 1963. Image Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Rand + 7

The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center / Kevin Daly Architects

09:00 - 13 July, 2018
The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center / Kevin Daly Architects, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    University of California, Los Angeles, United States
  • Principal In Charge

    Kevin Daly, FAIA
  • Team

    Gretchen Stoecker; Project Manager, David Pakshong, Tom Perkins, Jared Ward, Philip Gleason, Henry Brawner, Jessica Dovletian
  • Area

    20000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Hollyridge Residence / AUX Architecture

13:00 - 10 July, 2018
Hollyridge Residence / AUX Architecture, © Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography
© Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography

© Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography © Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography © Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography © Marc Angeles – Unlimited Style Photography + 16

Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture

17:00 - 28 June, 2018
Crest Apartments / Michael Maltzan Architecture, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 15

Brucato House / Martin Fenlon Architecture

15:00 - 26 June, 2018
Brucato House / Martin Fenlon Architecture, © John Linden
© John Linden

Nikola Olic's Playful Facade Photos 'Reimagine' Their Subjects

19:00 - 24 June, 2018
© Nikola Olic
© Nikola Olic

In his ongoing study, Nikola Olic - a Serbian photographer based in Dallas, Texas - focuses on “architectural photography and abstract structural quotes that reimagine their subjects in playful, dimensionless and disorienting ways.” Often isolating elements of a facade, which obscures the viewer's sense of scale and perspective, Olic provides short descriptions of each image, acting as a “demystifying tool” and reminding us of the everyday nature of his subject matter. In the third collection shared with ArchDaily, the photographs are taken in Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Hong Kong.

© Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic © Nikola Olic + 22