09/03/16 Uncategorized

WADSWORTH CHAPEL | A STORY OF RESILIENCE

Last week on Wilshire Boulevard, we took a quick peep at the ongoing plans for the future Audrey Irmas Pavilion, an exciting new addition to the iconic Wilshire Boulevard Temple. This week, we’re taking all you lovely readers eleven miles west for a deeper look at a rather forgotten and lonely place. Built in 1900 by Los Angeles architect, J. Lee Burton, the Late-Victorian Wadsworth Chapel is Wilshire Boulevard’s oldest building. Continue reading

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WADSWORTH CHAPEL | A STORY OF RESILIENCE
01/03/16 Uncategorized

TLC Tuesday | Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Although it’s old news that the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has decided to build a $65 million events center, very little has been divulged about the building’s progress since September 2015.  The events center (to be completed in 2019) will be called the Audrey Irmas Pavilion after its benefactress, who has pledged $30 million to its construction.  A member of the temple congregation, Irmas will be funding the project through atypical means.  On November 11, 2015, Irmas sold her prized Cy Twombly painting, “Untitled, 1968 (New York City)” at a Sotheby’s auction. “Untitled, 1968” fetched an astounding $70.5 million. Irmas originally purchased the painting in 1990 for 3.85 million.
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TLC Tuesday |  Wilshire Boulevard Temple
24/02/16 Uncategorized

Thanks to Downtown News for Naming A+D a Downtowner of Distinction!

Here at A+D we have cause to celebrate! On Tuesday, February 23 it was announced that our beloved museum was selected by the Los Angeles Downtown News as one of nine winners of their annual Downtowners of Distinction Awards.
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Thanks to Downtown News for Naming A+D a Downtowner of Distinction!
23/02/16 Uncategorized

Architecture Around the Globe | Architecture Van Brandenberg

With its exterior seventy percent on way to completion, the future headquarters for high-end women’s fashion label, Marisfrolg, is a fine example of Architecture Van Brandenburg’s quirky and innovative practice of combining biomimicry with recycled material to create a distinctive design that brazenly plays with color, shape, and space. The New Zealand-based firm’s design for the Marisfrolg HQ (unofficially titled ‘Unfurling’) inventively incorporates organic form through complicated geometric codices and exhibits a polychromatic palette, whilst continuously channeling the philosophies and practices of AVB’s principal Fred Van Brandenburg’s biggest architectural influence, Antoni Gaudi.
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