18/05/17 Uncategorized

EXPLORING DTLA | CANDY SHOP

LA’s hottest pop-up gallery is also its coolest desert spot.
The Museum of Ice Cream, hidden deep in the grit of the Arts District, is not exactly a museum and not exactly an eatery. It’s an immersive pop art experience that Eater LA has called “supremely Instagrammable.” And it’s currently DTLA’s most buzzed-about gallery show, family outing, and slam-dunk first-date.

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EXPLORING DTLA | CANDY SHOP
12/04/17 Uncategorized

A+D | SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD LITERATURE

In Los Angeles, the recent electoral tussle over Measure S threw into stark relief the city’s ongoing debate about how it wants to live. Its defeat marked a solid victory for the ascendant “YIMBY” movement, a coalition of urban planners, progressive developers, architects, designers, and activists who anticipate a more compact and sustainable future for humanity’s urban centers.

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A+D | SPACE AGE BACHELOR PAD LITERATURE
30/03/17 Uncategorized

GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE

Tonight the Echo Park art space and loose-knit creative collective Machine Project celebrates the release of The Platinum Collection, a retrospective compendium published by the Tang Museum and designed in collaboration with Kimberly Varella of Content Object. Befitting an entity that celebrates spontaneity over ceremony, the book release marks no particular anniversary. According to founder Mark Allen, “it’s coming out now because we just got it done!”

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GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE
08/03/17 Uncategorized

THERE ARE SIX PATHS YOU CAN GO BY

In the wake of the brutal electoral fight over Measure S, long-simmering debates over the future of Los Angeles have entered the public consciousness.

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THERE ARE SIX PATHS YOU CAN GO BY
23/02/17 Uncategorized

CONSIDERING COMPTON | BLACK HISTORY MONTH

On Sunday, February 26th, in honor of Black History Month, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosts an Iconic LA tour of Compton. This walking tour spotlights architecture and design south of the 105, east of the 110, west of the 710, and north of the 91, including some Brutalist masterpieces and the work of pioneering black architects.

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CONSIDERING COMPTON | BLACK HISTORY MONTH
08/02/17 Uncategorized

THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING DTLA WITH US!

On Saturday, January 14th, we hosted Celebrate, our annual gala. This year’s event paid tribute to our new home in Arts District and reflected the creative energy and transition we are witnessing in Downtown Los Angeles.

You cannot step in the same river twice, and January 2017 is a time in DTLA’s history that will not come again. There is an unprecedented influx of youthful, creative, and entrepreneurial energy. The neighborhood’s culture is evolving its way into an uncertain future. By participating in Celebrate: DTLA, you helped to create that future and to honor this unique and exquisite moment.

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THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING DTLA WITH US!
07/12/16 Uncategorized

USE MORE PAPER| DAVID ESKENAZI

This Sunday, architect and educator David Eskenazi will lead a workshop in conjunction with our current exhibition The Drawing Show. Participants will start by building volumetric models with two-dimensional materials and finish by creating drawings based on those models.

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USE MORE PAPER| DAVID ESKENAZI
23/11/16 Uncategorized

NEXT UP| LA RIVER

On Saturday, October 25th, the A+D Museum hosted Next Up: LA River, a live podcasting event organized by Archinect. The event featured frank, funny, and far-ranging conversations with architects, designers, urban planners, journalists, and activists, all focused on the past, present, future, and potential of the titular waterway.

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NEXT UP| LA RIVER
10/11/16 Uncategorized

EERO SAARINEN| THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

You may know Eero Saarinen best through his work. From the Gateway Arch to the TWA Flight Center to iconic modernist furniture such as the tulip chair, the Finnish-American architect and designer crafted a daring and unmistakable aesthetic that was all his own and that he shared with millions. Saarinen’s work helped define a robust and bustling slice of time in the nation’s cultural history.

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EERO SAARINEN| THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE
27/10/16 Uncategorized

JON SETZEN | BUILDING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

On Friday, October 21, as part of its Pep Rally series of free events, the Unique Space in Little Tokyo hosted Jon Setzen for a morning lecture. Setzen is a designer, creative director at Bluebeam, and an organizer in his own right – he launched the Los Angeles chapter of Creative Mornings, which he describes as “TED for the creative masses.”

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JON SETZEN | BUILDING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
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