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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

Scarpa + Brooks Explore How Architecture Can Shape Memory

14:00 - 23 June, 2018

Why do we remember buildings, locations, and experiences? Even a place visited in our childhood can conjure emotions that make an impact on us through the memories they create. Angela Brooks and Larry Scarpa explain that the work of Brooks + Scarpa Architects aspires to make a lasting impression out of even a brief encounter. “We try to leave something behind,” says Scarpa, “something ingrained in people’s memory that sticks with them.”

© Ben Benschneider Courtesy of Brooks + Scarpa © John Linden © Tara Wucjik + 7

Gabi James LA / Blanchard Fuentes

15:00 - 19 June, 2018
Gabi James LA / Blanchard Fuentes, © Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee
© Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee

© Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee © Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee © Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee © Deborah Fuentes & Frank Lee + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Design Team

    Blanchard Fuentes: Erik Blanchard Assoc. AIA, Deborah Fuentes, Ana Henton, Crystal Huang.
  • Interior

    Ana Henton
  • Engineering

    Pacific Coast Struc. Engineering
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

View House / ANX

17:00 - 7 June, 2018
View House / ANX, © Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis
© Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis

© Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis © Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis © Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis © Brian Thomas Jones and Matt Ellis + 44

  • Architects

    ANX
  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Project Team

    Aaron Neubert (Principal), David Chong, Jeremy Limsenben, Andranik Ognayan, Lusine Madarian
  • Structural Engineer

    SAP Engineering
  • General Contractor

    de Krassel Construction
  • Millwork

    Dan Taron and John Dunne
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Animo South Los Angeles High School / BROOKS + SCARPA

09:00 - 4 June, 2018
Animo South Los Angeles High School / BROOKS + SCARPA, Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA
Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA

Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA Courtesy of BROOKS + SCARPA + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    11130 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047, United States
  • Principal-in-Charge

    Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA
  • Project Team

    Angela Brooks, FAIA, Jeff Huber, AIA, Chinh Nguyen, Project Manager, Diane Thepkhounphithack, Micaela Danko, Eleftheria Stavridi, Arty Vartanyan, Fui Srivikorn
  • Associate Architect

  • Principal-in-Charge / Associate Architect

    Arthur Fernandez
  • Project Manager / Associate Architect

    Michele Stanghetti
  • Landscape Design

    Brooks + Scarpa
  • Landscape Architect

    Wynne Landscape Design
  • Area

    18000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015

The Annex / Martin Fenlon Architecture

13:00 - 26 May, 2018
The Annex / Martin Fenlon Architecture, © John Linden
© John Linden

© John Linden © John Linden © John Linden © John Linden + 23

Stradella / SAOTA

13:00 - 19 May, 2018
Stradella  / SAOTA, © Adam Letch
© Adam Letch

© Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch © Adam Letch + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Mark Bullivant, Tom Burbidge
  • Landscaping

    Fiore Landscape Design
  • Interior Décor

    MINOTTI Los Angeles
  • Area

    1865.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The Line Lofts / SPF:architects

17:00 - 17 May, 2018
The Line Lofts / SPF:architects, © Bruce Damonte
© Bruce Damonte

© Bruce Damonte © Lauren Moore © Bruce Damonte © Bruce Damonte + 31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hollywood, California, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Zoltan E. Pali, Judit M. Fekete, Damon Surfas, Natalie May, Ryan Hong, Sebastian Greider, Jee-Hye Kim
  • Team

    Kyle Pfister, Sean Bollinger, Ruth Oh, Chris Werner
  • Area

    68000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

LA's Pershing Square Is Preparing for a Redesign—And Some Worry They Are Losing a Valuable Civic Space

09:30 - 10 May, 2018

Surrounded on all sides by "business blocks of architectural beauty and metropolitan dimensions," the intersecting planes of Pershing Square in Los Angeles provide a modernist retreat for many Angelinos in the downtown area. While to some, the square's large stucco tower and aqueduct-like water feature serve as a cultural landmark, the park has drawn negative press due to its lack of green space and abundance of drug-related activity. John Moody purposefully concentrates on the perception, memory, and identity of the space in his documentary Redemption Square—winner of the Best Urban Design Film 2017 at the New Urbanism Film Festival. Using the voice of strangers, residents and those who used to call it home, Moody guides you from the park’s formation in 1866 to its impending renewal: a “radically flat” redesign courtesy of Agence Ter and Gruen Associates.

SL House / ANX

17:00 - 8 May, 2018
SL House / ANX, © Brian Thomas Jones
© Brian Thomas Jones

© Brian Thomas Jones © Brian Thomas Jones © Brian Thomas Jones © Brian Thomas Jones + 49

  • Architects

    ANX
  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Aaron Neubert, Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang, Jina Seo
  • Structural Engineer

    Craig Phillips Engineering
  • Area

    3500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Los Angeles Is Painting the Streets White (Again), and Your City Might Be Next

12:00 - 28 April, 2018
Los Angeles Is Painting the Streets White (Again), and Your City Might Be Next, © City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Street Services via deMilked
© City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Street Services via deMilked

Last spring, the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services tested a new, creative approach to combat the rising temperatures in the city center. The pilot project covered one neighborhood street in each of the LA's 15 council districts with CoolSeal, a more reflective asphalt-based coating developed by California-based company GuardTop. After seeing a difference of 11-13 degrees Fahrenheit on the coated streets, Los Angeles and other cities plan on implementing more reflective roofs and pavements to reduce the side effects of "heat islands."

More on the CoolSeal coating and the fight against heat island effect after the break.

Studio Gang's Curved Mixed-Use Tower to be their First Project in Los Angeles

14:00 - 20 April, 2018
Courtesy of Studio Gang
Courtesy of Studio Gang

Studio Gang has released details of their first project in Los Angeles, a 26-story mixed-use tower designed in collaboration with local development partner Creative Space and European lifestyle brand MOB. The scheme places an emphasis on community spaces, with a curved form creating dynamic public plazas at street level, forming a link between Chinatown, the recently-opened LA State Historic Park, Union Station, and El Pueblo.

Located on 643 North Spring Street, the scheme will provide 300 apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, and a 149-room hotel operated by MOB. Emphasizing the importance of community space and interaction, the residents and hotel guests will share a rooftop amenity deck with landscaped terraces on the second and third floor, as well as a gym, coworking spaces, rentable offices, pop-up stores, a rooftop swimming pool and bar, and space for outdoor cooking.

Croft Residence / AUX Architecture

15:00 - 19 April, 2018
Croft Residence / AUX Architecture, © Andrew Dinsky PLG Estates
© Andrew Dinsky PLG Estates

© Hunter Kerhart © Hunter Kerhart © Hunter Kerhart © Andrew Dinsky PLG Estates + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Los Angeles, United States
  • Lead Architects

    Brian Wickersham (Principal-in-Charge), Jeremy Fletcher, Matthew Aulicino (PM), Jenny Barnish (ID), Ricardo Moura (PA), Uriel Lopez, Henry Dominguez
  • Area

    4500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs