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Los Angeles, United States

How Lehrer Architects Are Dealing with Homelessness in Los Angeles

The issue of homelessness is one that has continually been rampant, growing by nearly 17% countrywide year by year. With Los Angeles' latest homeless count reaching a total of more than 60,000 with nearly 14,000 of these individuals occupying the streets and living in Downton Los Angeles, a call for action was necessary. Lehrer Architects, together with the Bureau of Engineering for the City of Los Angeles, developed an innovative community project by transforming an infill lot into tiny homes for the unhoused Angelenos using prefabricated 'pallet shelters'.

Chandler Boulevard Bridge Home Village. Image Courtesy of Lehrer ArchitectsAlvarado Tiny Homes Village. Image Courtesy of Lehrer ArchitectsAlvarado Tiny Homes Village. Image Courtesy of Lehrer ArchitectsAlvarado Tiny Homes Village. Image Courtesy of Lehrer Architects+ 35

Accessory Dwelling Unit Re-Think / Yeh-Yeh-Yeh Architects

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Los Angeles, United States

Frank Gehry Reveals New Design of Colburn Center in Los Angeles

The Colburn School, Los Angeles' renowned school for music and dance, has unveiled architectural designs by Frank Gehry for the Colburn Center, a 100,000 square-foot campus expansion that aims to inspire and promote the region’s young performing artists and organizations. The center will serve as a cultural and civic hub in the heart of Downtown LA through public programs, as well as performance and educational collaborations with local and touring artists.

Rendering of the Colburn Center at the Colburn School. View from Hill Street and 2nd Street intersection.. Image Courtesy of Gehry PartnersRendering of the Colburn Center at the Colburn School. View East from Olive Street towards new urban plaza to be created at the entrance to the concert hall.. Image Courtesy of Gehry PartnersModel of the Colburn Center at the Colburn School. View from Hill Street West towards Dance Institute entrance, adjacent park, and stairs leading up to Olive Street and public plaza.. Image Courtesy of Gehry PartnersRendering of Terri and Jerry Kohl Hall within the Colburn Center. Interior of 1,000-seat concert hall located on the west end of the project site.. Image Courtesy of Gehry Partners+ 10

HKS Designs Hollywood's First Creative Campus

Architecture firm HKS and landscape designer Hood Design Studio have been selected by global entertainment and media company CMNTY Culture to design a new creative campus in the heart of Hollywood. Dubbed CMNTY Culture Campus, the project will feature production spaces, offices, performance venues, bringing together creative industries in a 500,000-square-foot development.

HKS Unveils New AutoCamps in Joshua Tree and Zion. Image Courtesy of HKS ArchitectsCourtesy of CMNTY Culture/HKSCourtesy of CMNTY Culture/HKSCourtesy of CMNTY Culture/HKS+ 4

Radius House / Pentagon

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Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: Pentagon
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3616 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2022
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Gold Bond

Explore Architecture Studios from Around the World Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin

Moving forward with his "ultra-marathon of photoshoots", architectural photographer Marc Goodwin is putting together an Atlas of Architectural Atmospheres by Arcmospheres, a project that seeks to document diverse architecture and design studios from around the world. Since 2016, the architectural photographer has been traveling "far and wide to capture the atmospheres of architecture studios in order to produce an online and print resource for the architecture community", and after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Goodwin resumed his project with an exploration of Berlin's architecture offices, capturing the work environment of renowned firms such as Hesse, LAVA, JWA, and FAR frohn&rojas, to name a few.

archi5 - Paris. Image © Marc GoodwinJägnefält Milton - Stockholm . Image © Marc GoodwinESTUDIO CARME PINOS - Barcelona. Image © Marc GoodwiniArc Architects - Seoul. Image © Marc Goodwin and Felix Nybergh+ 21

Tsz Yan Ng Blends Textile Methodologies with Architectural Production to Find New Ways to Build

Tsz Yan Ng is a Michigan-based firm principal, professor, researcher, and artist whose interdisciplinary and collaborative work seeks to challenge and improve upon modern fabrication and manufacturing practices. “We haven’t changed the way we build in so long,” Ng said. “We need to think of it more productively—not just economically—but as a collection of different voices. Architecture is a global ecosystem of people, where the sum is greater than the parts.”

The SPLAM_SPatial-LAMinated Timber (SLT) Pavilion/Outdoor Classroom in Chicago during 2021. The project was realized for the Chicago Architecture Biennial by a team consisting of Tsz Yan Ng Design, Wes McGee Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Epic Academy. . Image © Kendall McCaugherty/Hall & Merrick Photographers)Robotic needle felting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, an ongoing project by Tsz Yan Ng Design and Wes McGee. . Image © Tsz Yan NgSOM Explores Future Timber Construction Methods at the 2021 Chicago Biennial. Image © Kendall McCaugherty © Hall+Merrick PhotographersSOM Explores Future Timber Construction Methods at the 2021 Chicago Biennial. Image © Kendall McCaugherty © Hall+Merrick Photographers+ 4

Damian Restaurant / Taller ADG Alonso de Garay + MDB Micaela De Bernardí

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Cities Address Environmental Issues with Digital Twins, Climate Research and Bee Bricks Mandates

Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@eejermaine?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Jermaine Ee</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/central-park?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>   . ImageCentral Park
Photo by Jermaine Ee on Unsplash . ImageCentral Park

Earlier this month, a series of cities worldwide have revealed various initiatives that would help them better understand the effects of climate change and shape a more environmentally conscious environment. From several American cities creating digital twins to help curb carbon emissions to the city of Brighton mandating bee bricks to foster biodiversity and Central Park becoming a laboratory for studying climate change adaptation in urban parks, cities take on a multidisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to environmental issues.

bee bricks. Image Courtesy of Green&BlueCityzenithPhoto by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@vincentledvina?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Vincent Ledvina</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com/s/photos/central-park?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText">Unsplash</a>   . Image Courtesy of Green&Bluebee bricks. Image Courtesy of Green&Blue+ 5

Los Angeles Ends Free Public Transportation Experiment with Future Plans of Reduced-Fare Transits

Following California's Covid-19 health regulations in early 2020, Metro, the Los Angeles public transit agency stopped collecting fares on its busses as a safety precaution measure. However, the company's decision turned into the United States' biggest free-transit experiment, as ridership never dipped below 50 percent, even with the stay-at-home orders enforced by the government. Following 22 months of the decision and around 281 million fare-free transits, the company has decided to restart collecting fares, but is planning on using the information gathered throughout these two years to implement future improvements and introduce other free or reduced-fare programs in the city.

LA Metro. Image via Wikimedia User Han Zheng under CC BY-SA 2.0Kansas Tram. Image via Flickr User Jim MaurerMetro Transit - LA. Image © 2019 LACMTA MetroLuxembourg Tram. Image © Creative Commons+ 4

Gallery 90220 / Gensler

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© Ryan Gobuty

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Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: Gensler
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  720 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021

Wonderland Park Residence / Assembledge+

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© Michael Weschler

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Los Angeles, United States

LA Modernism: Sophie Goineau Restores Historic Midcentury Home in Beverly Hills

Interior Designer Sophie Goineau has recently completed the restoration of the historic MCM Alfred Wilkes House on Cove Way Drive in Beverly Hills. Giving new life to a residential icon in Los Angeles, the project was completed after two years of uninterrupted restoration throughout the pandemic. Revisiting themes from the great Modernists Richard Neutra, Harold Levitt and Mies van der Rohe, Goineau leaned into the dual configurations of straight lines and curvilinear shapes throughout the 5,000 square foot 4-bedroom.

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C40 and Arup Showcase Climate Action Initiatives from 11 Global Cities Within a Virtual Exhibition at COP26

This week, the C40 global network of cities and engineering and sustainability firm Arup launched a virtual exhibition showcasing examples of climate initiatives and resiliency strategies from 11 cities committed to addressing climate change. Given that cities account for more than 70% of global carbon emissions, the Global Cities Climate Action Exhibition aims to highlight the role of cities in reaching climate targets through local policies and urban development plans, achieving tangible emission reductions and increasing social equity.

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Morphosis Launches DesignClass on Model Making, Technology and Leadership

Morphosis has joined DesignClass, a growing collection of online classes featuring innovators from architecture, design, and creative leadership. Each class aims to build "curious and creative confidence" in future generations of creative professionals. Delving into design process, logic, and architecture, the new class focuses on how to translate ideas into dynamic architecture with one of the leading practices today. 

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Disguise LA Creative Workspace / CHA Collective

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  • Architects: CHA Collective
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2018