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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.

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

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

Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions

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Architecture Students and Faculty Lead the Charge in Equitable Housing Solutions, A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.
A USC Architecture student pins up a project in Watt Hall.

From short supply and high demand to a lack of affordable options, housing in Los Angeles is a complex and prominent issue that deserves the attention of local universities. As the crisis continues to evolve, architecture and architectural education are vital parts of the discussion surrounding housing equity.

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

LAX Breaks Ground on its New People Mover

13:00 - 19 March, 2019
LAX Breaks Ground on its New People Mover, People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX
People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX

Los Angeles International Airport has broken ground on its Automated People Mover, an elevated train designed to carry passengers and connect to LA's light rail. Mayor Eric Garcetti joined city officials to celebrate the kick-off last week as LAX hopes the project will improve connections between terminals and cut down on auto traffic in and out of the airport. Linked to the new consolidated rent-a-car facility, the People Mover aims to provide congestion relief for one of the world's busiest airports.

People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX People Mover. Image Courtesy of LAX + 6

“Our work is to inspire joy”: Natasha Case Talks Coolhaus Ice Cream and Designing for Delight

07:00 - 8 March, 2019
“Our work is to inspire joy”: Natasha Case Talks Coolhaus Ice Cream and Designing for Delight, Courtesy of Coolhaus
Courtesy of Coolhaus

Architecture is defined by people. It’s the human condition that shapes the spaces we live within and the moments we share. Few designers and entrepreneurs understand this better than Natasha Case, co-founder of Coolhaus Ice Cream. Trained as an architect, Natasha began exploring a passion for what she called “Farchitecture” – or, Food + Architecture – in her graduate architecture program. The concept originated with the broader notion that design could enhance everyday life, and, by the same token, that food could bring awareness to design.

In an exclusive interview with ArchDaily, Natasha talks about her inspiration for creating architecturally inspired ice cream, how Los Angeles influences her life and work, and what it means to bring joy into the process of making.

Courtesy of Coolhaus Courtesy of Coolhaus Courtesy of Coolhaus Courtesy of Coolhaus + 14

Venice House / Walker Workshop

17:00 - 6 March, 2019
Venice House / Walker Workshop, © Noah Walker
© Noah Walker

© Noah Walker © Noah Walker © Noah Walker © Noah Walker + 19

Renzo Piano's Academy Museum Nears Completion in Los Angeles

04:00 - 27 February, 2019
Renzo Piano's Academy Museum Nears Completion in Los Angeles, Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation

The Academy of Motion Pictures Museum by Renzo Piano Building Workshop is nearing completion along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. Piano’s design consists of the renovation of the May Company department store located at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire, as well as a new glass sphere addition that will house the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater. Set for opening this year, the project aims to become the world’s premier institution dedicated to movies.

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Image © Joshua White JW Pictures, Courtesy Academy Museum Foundation + 14

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

18 Spectacular Photographs Recognized at the AIA Los Angeles Photography Awards

11:00 - 21 February, 2019
18 Spectacular Photographs Recognized at the AIA Los Angeles Photography Awards, Michael Moser / Ragnarock - Museum of Pop, Rock & Youth Culture Roskilde, Denmark. Image © via American Institute of Architects
Michael Moser / Ragnarock - Museum of Pop, Rock & Youth Culture Roskilde, Denmark. Image © via American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles Chapter has announced the winners of their 2019 Architectural Photography Awards. The 18 images, awarded in the Honor, Merit, and Citation tiers, were selected from 450 submissions of stellar quality, a two-fold increase on the 2018 edition.

The awards were founded as a “celebration of the use of architecture as a subject to make art, rather than a photograph as a documentational tool.” Recognizing the individuals driven to communicate the works of architects, the awards “celebrate the photographer’s eye, skill, and talent in expressing the transcendent nature of space."

#9 Dream / Dan Brunn Architecture

16:00 - 19 February, 2019
#9 Dream / Dan Brunn Architecture, © Brandon Shigeta
© Brandon Shigeta

© Brandon Shigeta © Brandon Shigeta © Brandon Shigeta © Brandon Shigeta + 39

Gehry Celebrates Groundbreaking for The Grand in Los Angeles

05:00 - 15 February, 2019
Gehry Celebrates Groundbreaking for The Grand in Los Angeles, The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE
The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE

Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue towers have officially broken ground in downtown Los Angeles. After over a decade in the making, 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. Conceived as a public-private partnership, the project is considered a capstone for the Grand Avenue Redevelopment initiative to complete the city’s main downtown cultural corridor.

The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE The Grand. Image Courtesy of Related/CORE + 5

63-Story Tower Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s 'Flying Skirt' Planned for Downtown LA

04:00 - 14 February, 2019
63-Story Tower Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s 'Flying Skirt' Planned for Downtown LA, Sky Trees. Image Courtesy of Koichi Takada Architects
Sky Trees. Image Courtesy of Koichi Takada Architects

A new mixed-use tower by Sydney-based practice Koichi Takada Architects has been designed for downtown Los Angeles. With the potential to rise as high as 63 stories, the project was inspired by California’s redwood trees and Marilyn Monroe’s iconic wind-swept skirt. Dubbed Sky Trees, the project will include clustered towers clad in timber mullions that transformed into free-flowing wooden awnings at the base of the project.

Orum Residence / SPF: architects

17:00 - 7 February, 2019
Orum Residence / SPF: architects, © Matthew Momberger
© Matthew Momberger

© Matthew Momberger © Matthew Momberger © Matthew Momberger © Matthew Momberger + 29