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
13/10/16 Uncategorized

A+D | BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

It begins with a sharpened pencil, a scrap of paper, and the germ of an idea.

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A+D | BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
28/09/16 Uncategorized

EXPLORING DTLA | THE BEST DESIGN IS INVISIBLE

On Thursday, September 22nd, the Downtown Film Festival LA introduced its 2016 Art+Architecture+Design programming (no relation) with a snappy and stylish film that raises some intriguing questions. The software startup InVision hosted a red carpet premiere for Design Disruptors, a documentary covering some of the prominent ideas and players on the current digital landscape. Reps from InVision and several featured tech companies were in attendance and held a quick panel discussion afterward.

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EXPLORING DTLA | THE BEST DESIGN IS INVISIBLE
14/09/16 Uncategorized

WE’RE GONNA ROCK DOWN TO ELECTRIC AVENUE

Transportation is a key influence on what gets built and where. Los Angeles is notoriously the largest American city which grew up entirely within the embrace of 20th Century automotive culture. Now that California is grappling in earnest with climate change, transportation is bound to change quickly, and the architecture and design of LA are bound to change with it.

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WE’RE GONNA ROCK DOWN TO ELECTRIC AVENUE
31/08/16 Uncategorized

EXPLORING DTLA | A NEW TURN FOR THE GLOBE THEATRE BUILDING

As the last shadows of summer draw long, gentrification and rejuvenation continue apace in Downtown Los Angeles. The storied Globe Theatre building at 740 South Broadway, developed by William Garland and first opened in 1913, will get a new lease on life courtesy of owners who have held onto it for decades and have recently embraced its future potential.

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EXPLORING DTLA | A NEW TURN FOR THE GLOBE THEATRE BUILDING
24/08/16 Uncategorized

“BIG WAVE” | GATEWAY TO SANTA MONICA

For the many millions of Los Angelenos, Wilshire Boulevard is the backbone of the city, a vital link from downtown Los Angeles to the city of Santa Monica. Of the countless iconic landmarks to line Wilshire Boulevard’s fifteen mile stretch, the unofficial proclaimed ‘gateway to Santa Monica’ has always been a most graceful, unobtrusive addition.

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“BIG WAVE” | GATEWAY TO SANTA MONICA
17/08/16 Uncategorized

A+D | FEELINGS VERSUS FACTS: OUR FIRST TOWN HALL EVENT

An entertainer entertains. An artist searches for and points toward the truth. Architects and designers create things that people use.

Go much deeper than that, and things get tricky.  Go outside of the architecture and design professions, and into say, politics, and things get trickier still.

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A+D | FEELINGS VERSUS FACTS: OUR FIRST TOWN HALL EVENT
10/08/16 Uncategorized

AERO THEATRE | AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE

There’s nothing quite like watching Gone With The Wind on the big screen. Whether or not you’re a film buff or a giddy first-timer, the Aero Theatre of Santa Monica is the prime location to view your favorite classic films. The restored theatre, built by Donald Douglas of Douglas Aircraft Co., began its legacy in the 1940s, as the local theatre for Douglas Aircraft employees. Now it’s a beloved neighborhood joint, nestled in amongst Montana Avenue’s quirky boutiques and restaurants.

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AERO THEATRE | AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE

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