19/07/17 Uncategorized

Current Events | Scary Times For McMansion Hell

A popular architectural humor blog has received a legal challenge from a well-funded online real estate giant, reports Buzzfeed. The case raises serious questions about parody, intellectual property, and the way information disseminates through the internet. It started with swipes at tacky houses.

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Current Events | Scary Times For McMansion Hell
15/06/17 Uncategorized

A+D | Irreverent, Immediate, Inclusive

architecture – how an architect or student of architecture explains the field to a layperson (note the lowercase “a”)

architectural – architecture vis-a-vis the author, the individual participant, the “architect”

Architecture – the discipline, the collective, as a whole

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A+D | Irreverent, Immediate, Inclusive
31/05/17 Uncategorized

EXPLORING DTLA | FORESIGHT IS 2040

By the year 2040, Los Angeles city planners expect the area commonly defined as Downtown Los Angeles to add approximately 125,000 souls to its population. This will require 70,000 new housing units, is expected to create 55,000 new jobs, and gives the city an opportunity to put some intentional thought and action into what it wants to look like for future generations of inhabitants.

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EXPLORING DTLA | FORESIGHT IS 2040
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
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