EMBRACES THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION with fellow organizations down the street, throughout the city, across the country and around the world. EVENTS include POP-UP exhibits, special off-site previews, tours, music and theater performances, food and wine events, interactive media shows and much more!
A RECEPTION, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION with HAGY BELZBERG of BELZBERG ARCHITECTS
January 29 | 6.30-9.00 PM
Please join us Thursday January 29th for a reception, presentation, and discussion with Hagy Belzberg of Belzberg Architects. In collaboration with Cal Poly and LA Metro.
Moderated by: Stephen Phillips, AIA, PhD, Principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) and associate professor, director, Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?
A reception, presentation, and discussion examining the sometimes divergent ways in which these four emergent practitioners engage precedent and history in their projects. In collaboration with Cal Poly and LA Metro.
Panelists: Andrew Atwood, Andrew Kovacs, Anna Neimark, and Jonah Rowen
Introduced and Moderated by: Sarah Hearne
L.A. [TEN] : INTERVIEWS ON LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE 1970s - 1990s
In collaboration with publisher Lars Muller and author Stephen Phillips, A+D hosted a book launch for Stephen Phillips' L.A. [TEN]: Interviews on Los Angeles Architecture 1970s - 1990s.
The evening featured a reception, presentation and discussion with architecture critics Aaron Betsky and Sylvia Lanvin in addition to Lars Muller and Stephen Phillips.
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ART BAJA |TIJUANA ARCHITECTURE AND CULINARY TOUR
Steve Turner Contemporary and A+D Museum hosted ART | BAJA TIJUANA Architecture and Culinary Tour presented in conjunction with the four-day pop-up exhibition in Mexico. The tour included visits to seven different sites and a walk-through of the exhibit, which featured the work of eight world-renowned artists.
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COLLECTIVE FORM: THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
A lecture with architect, urbanist and scholar Rafi Segal. Rafi Segal received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, and his M.Sc and B.Arch from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. His practice encompasses design and research on both the architectural and urban scale. As Segal argues, "the digital age we live in enables us to ‘liberate’ architecture from 20th century constraints of program, technology and infrastructure in favor of a stronger interaction between building, human habitat and the environment. With the renewed attention to the environment and our changing conceptions of community architecture regains meaning through its ability to engage place and people, to respond to the socio-economic and political context, to construct an alternative urban condition."
Please join us for Segal's presentation of a series of projects that deal with the intersection of architecture and urbanism, including his most recent winning competition entry for the National Library of Israel.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS: PARADIGMS OF FORM: FOUR DIATRIBES ON ARCHITECTURE
A+D and Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design Present: "Paradigms of Architectural Form: Four Diatribes on Architecture": A Reception, Presentation and Discussion with Dora Epstein Jones (Coordinator General Studies SCI-Arc/Ph.D. UCLA), Michael Osman (Assistant Professor UCLA/Ph.D. MIT), Stephen Phillips (Director and Associate Professor CPLA_Metro/Ph.D. Princeton) and Ingeborg Rocker (Associate Professor Harvard GSD/Ph.D. Princeton). All well-recognized award-winning architectural historians, theorists, and educators who have each published widely on a variety of topics surrounding architecture, media, and technology -- Epstein Jones, Osman, Phillips and Rocker will each take their stance on changing paradigms of architectural form followed by group discussion and debate.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS: MOTION MATTERS, A DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATION WITH BEN VAN BERKEL OF UN STUDIO
Cal Poly LA Metro program hosted a talk titled "Motion Matters" by Ben van Berkel of UNStudio presented in discussion with Sylvia Lavin, Director of Critical Studies in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA "From the outset UNStudio has been fascinated with the concept of motion in architecture in its broadest sense; physical motion, imaginative motion and conceptual motion. This interest is not only physically evidenced by many of our projects to date," Ben van Berkel poses, "but has equally remained a constant in our theoretical output. Whenever an architectural practice communicates its ideas and the results thereof, certain recurring themes will inevitably rise to the surface. However, these themes - which form a subtle thread over the years - need to be constantly re-evaluated, re-investigated and re-interpreted. When we talk of ‘motion’ within architecture we not only refer to buildings and their potential effects, but also to shifts, or twists in the whole, integrated practice of the profession; we talk of the mobile forces which engender change and where the future of architecture may lie. ‘Motion’ therefore also encapsulates the past, the present and the possible future of the profession.
MODERN HOME TOUR | VENICE
View dream worthy homes and meet lead architects, builders and designers at the 2nd Venice Modern Home Tour and explore up to ten homes to discover how industry leaders are pushing the boundaries of Modern design.
OLSON VISUAL PRESENTS A SUSTAINABLE SYMPOSIUM
Olson Visual, A+D Museum, Pic Green, and The Green Museum Initiative hosted an evening showcasing the latest in eco-friendly building products and new technologies for museums, commercial spaces, and retail projects featuring sustainable building and exhibit materials.
Panelists: Tim McNeil (Chair, Department of Design Director, UC Davis Design Museum) Frank Graziano (Cursor Graphics Ltd, t/a Complete Display (London); Daniel Young (Senior Environmental Graphic Designer/Project Manager of LACMA); Jonathan Katz (Founder & CEO Cinnabar)
Moderator: Eder Cetina, Creative Director, Olson Visual
BUILDING EXCITEMENT: EERO SAARINEN AND THE MEDIA
A Reception and Lecture by Beatriz Colomina of Princeton University School of Architecture
Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. Her books include Domesticity at War (2007), Doble exposición: Arquitectura a través del arte (2006), Cold War Hothouses (2004),Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (1994) and Sexuality and Space (1992). She is the curator, with a team of Princeton Ph.D. students, of the exhibition Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196x-197x. More recently she co-curated Playboy Architecture, 1953-7. Her next two forthcoming books are X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor (Lars Muller) and Manifesto Architecture (Stenberg press). The lecture by Beatriz Colomina on Eero Saarinen and Modern Media, included a discussion of Colomina's recent exhibitions.
ONCE UPON A BENCH: Eames Demetrios' Kcymaerxthaere Pop Up Shop
A+D Museum hosted a special inCOLLABORATION with Artist and Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios as he told stories and reads selections from the Museum of the Bench Trading Card collection -- the latest publication from his worldwide project Kcymaerxthaere.
Kcymaerxthaere is a global work of 3-dimensional story telling. It is an alternative universe that is largely consistent with our linear world and is, in a way, a bit like a novel with each page in a different place. So far, the stories have been placed on over 89 markers and sites in 19 countries on six continents so far. Reading the markers and sites in situ is a transformative experience that connects visitor and readers to possibilities and stories by unmooring them for a time from our linear world. And storytellings like this evenings are another essential part of the project. More information at www.kcymaerxthaere.com. Offered at the Pop-Up Shop throughout the evening were books, cards, embroideries and other talismans of the parallel world.
Eames Demetrios signed Trading Cards, books and other Kcymaerxthaere exports following the reading.
SMALL SPACE BIG STYLE: CA HOME + DESIGN SHOWCASE HOUSE
A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles was pleased to be thepartnering non-profit organization with California Home + Design Magazine’s Small Space Big Style showcase event at The Hollywood, a luxurious condominium project designed by third generation architect and founder of A+D Museum , Stephen Kanner, FAIA.
An inspirational magazine geared towards art, architecture and design, California Home + Design takes a step beyond print and web by introducing a premiere showcase condominium outfitted by our top LA interior designers at The Hollywood. Aptly titled Small Space Big Style, the event took place in one of The Hollywood’s cozy but well planned units. With the aim of utilizing small spaces to their full potential, this showcase is both a display of today's best interior designs and a model for how creativity can be maximized, not limited, by square footage in an urban environment.
SHELTER: DESIGN FOR GOOD SCREENING AND PANEL EVENT
A+D Museum had a special inCOLLABORATION screening and panel event at the Room & Board showroom. The evening sponsored by Room & Board will premiere new media from Shelter, a documentary media project chronicling architects, designers, urban planners and engineers who are using their design skills to create social change.
Following the screening of Shelter, panelists, led by moderator Frances Anderton, discussed developments in public interest design, its relevance to the design and architecture professions, and whether the practice and growing interest in public interest design will result in lasting change in the way architecture is practiced.
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PECHA KUCHA/FEMME FATALE VI
A+D Museum collaborated with LA Forum and the Association for Women in Architecture + Design on Pecha Kucha Femmes Fatales the evening of July 26th. This year's Femmes Fatales is part of the programming for the LA Forum retrospective exhibition UNFINISHED BUSINESS – 25 Years of Discourse in Los Angeles. Hosted at A+D Museum, the Pecha Kucha took place in the COME IN! les femmes exhibition, which showcased innovative design by women across different fields.
ArtWalk 2012 included live music, dance performances, and interactive art projects at the museums and neighboring galleries along the Miracle Mile, and was a spectacular event during which A+D Museum, LACMA and the Craft Folk and Art Museum offered free admission. A+D Museum in particular presented three exceptional student exhibitions that showcased exemplary work from local universities and high schools.
2X8 TAUT, sponsored by the American Institute of Architects | LA
EMERGE, sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Artists | LA
Peace4Kids, an LA-based organization that provides creative programs and services for foster and at-risk youth.
ON RESTORING MODERNISM: THE PURIST AND THE PRAGMATIST
Held in collaboration with the Decorative Arts and Design Council of LACMA and Edward Cella Art + Architecture, this presentation by Michael Boyd addressed the reconciliation of the role of the homeowner with that of a guardian in the rehabilitation of modernist domestic architecture.
With regards to the past PLANEfurniture: types + prototypes exhibit at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Boyd discussed how the designer seeks invisibility and transparency with new design. Through his experience as founder of BoydDesign and as a supervisor of the restoration of homes designed by Craig Ellwood, John Lautner, Paul Rudolph, Oscar Niemeyer, Richard Neutra and R.M. Schindler, Boyd shared his insights into the adaptability and timelessness of modernist design philosophy, as well as modernism’s role as a model for continuing design solutions in the field of modernist architectural conservation. As a designer, there is the need to be mindful of the balance between a purist approach and a pragmatic approach--a dual goal that encourages truthful convergence between art and life.
Michael Boyd is a Los Angeles based designer, writer, and collector of vintage modern design. Boyd curated and designed the installation of the architecture and design section of the exhibition, Birth of Cool: California Art, Design, and Culture at Midcentury at the Orange County Museum of Art, and his personal collection was featured at SF MOMA in an exhibition entitled Sitting on the Edge: Modernist Design from the Collection of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd. He regularly contributes essays on the subject of Modernism for international publications. He serves as an advisor to several museums and institutions regarding modern design and architecture.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS:
A DISCUSSION WITH PATRICK TIGHE
Since its inception, Patrick Tighe Architecture has presented a strong and diverse body of work that encompasses city-developed affordable housing, commercial spaces, mixed use projects, civic art, installations and residences, and has been exhibited internationally and published extensively. Sponsored by HMC Architects and Cal Poly, this event featured a lecture and discussion with Patrick Tighe, principal and lead designer of Patrick Tighe Architecture.
Patrick Tighe received a Master of Architecture from UCLA and a BFA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and prior to establishing his own practice, was an integral part of Morphosis as an associate. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize Fellowship from The American Academy. The previous year, he was the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award and the AIA’s Young Architect Award. Tighe has taught at UCLA and USC, and is a current faculty member at SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture).
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS:
A DISCUSSION WITH SYLVIA LAVIN
Sponsored by HMC Architects and Cal Poly, this event featured a discussion with Sylvia Lavin, a leading figure in contemporary architectural history, theory, and criticism. In addition to her most recent book, Lavin is the author of Form Follows Libido: Architecture and Richard Neutra in a Psychoanalytic Culture and The Flash in the Pan and Other Forms of Architectural Contemporaneity. She has worked on architectural projects for the Hammer Museum and as a guest curator for the CCA and Ace Galleries, and has taught at various schools such as UCLA, Princeton University, the Havard Graduate School of Design, amongst others.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS:
AN INTERVIEW WITH JEFF KIPNIS
Sponsored by HMC Architects and Cal Poly and conducted by Stephen Phillips (director of the Cal Poly LA Metro Program in Architecture and Urban Design), this interview addressed topics such as Deconstructivism, Postmodernism, and the contemporary condition of architecture.
Jeff Kipnis is an acclaimed architectural critic, theorist, designer, film-maker,curator, and educator. He is a professor of architecture at Ohio State’s Knowlton School of Architecture, and has served as a visiting professor at Princeton, Columbia, SCI-Arc, Harvard, Cambridge, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His work as a professor and critic has earned him multiple awards, including an honorary diploma by the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, an AIA Bronze Medal for Service to Architecture, and an Ohio State University Distinguished Research Award. Additionally, he has written critiques for multiple periodicals, including Assemblage, El Croquis, and Log; as a designer, he has experience collaborating with architects Resier and Umemoto on the Water Garden in Columbus, Ohio, among other projects.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS:
A DISCUSSION WITH HERNAN DIAZ ALONSO
In collaboration with sponsors HMC Architects and Cal Poly, A+D presented a lecture and discussion with Hernan Diaz Alonso, principal and founder of the Los Angeles-based design practice Xefirotarch. Previously a design studio professor at Columbia University GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation), and head studio professor in the “Excessive" post-graduate program at the Universitat fur angewandte Kunst in Wien, Austria, Alonso was recently honored by Yale University with the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professorship of Architectural Design in Fall 2010. His work in architecture have received numerous awards and have been displayed in both architecture and art museum exhibitions internationally, including the MAK Centre Wien, San Francisco MoMA and the Art Institute of Chicago. Widely published in magazines and periodicals worldwide, Alonso’s work can be found in multiple books, including the monograph for “Excessive."
GOOD DESIGN IS GOOD BUSINESS:
MASTER LOCK AND THE BATTLE AGAINST MYOPIA
There are few things more difficult than leading the introduction to change. Presented in a collaboration between A+D Museum and AIGA/LA, this discussion with Scott Williams of Master Lock touched upon design and how it leads to a greater chance of product success, how investment in design allows premium prices, and how investment in design correlates to greater loyalty.
de LaB’S BURBANK WATER AND POWER ECOCAMPUS TOUR
As an extension of the A+D Museum and Arid Lands Institute's planned programming at Woodbury University, de LaB hosted a special tour of the Burbank Water and Power EcoCampus, a real-world example of innovative drylands design by LA-based landscape architecture studio AHBE. The EcoCampus has been transformed from an industrial relic into a regenerative green space, placing the project on the forefront of sustainable landscape design. The project's sustainable landscape design features have earned it a place as part of the SITES program, a landscape design rating system akin to LEED.
ST. ELMO VILLAGE'S WATER WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Studio of h+o, this workshop provided a hands-on experience for adults and kids alike; goals of this event included encouraging reflection on water conservation, consideration of the natural context in which the artwork is being created, and exploration of working with recycled, re-purposed or non-traditional materials.
LYNN ALDRICH, BENJAMIN BALL AND MERRY NORRIS WITH ART CRITIC SCARLET CHENG at EDWARD CELLA ART + ARCHITECTURE
A+D teamed up with Edward Cella Art + Architecture to host a special conversation with art critic Scarlet Cheng and artist Lynn Aldrich, architect Benjamin Ball and art consultant Merry Norris about their recent public art projects and how they address the role of art in the built environment. This event was presented in conjunction with Edward Cella Art + Architecture’s exhibition, Death and Life of an Object, that ran from February 11, 2012 to March 31, 2012.
AFLA'S SALON FOR NEW VOICES PRESENTS:
COMMONgood'S "ABJECT OBJECT"
Alongside the Architectural Foundation of Los Angeles (AFLA), A+D had the opportunity to host a conversation with COMMONgood as a part of AFLA's Salon for New Voices program. A multi-disciplinary group of creative generalists, the members of COMMONgood presented Abject Object, a long-term local initiative focused on empowering the homeless community through social enterprise. Partnered with the Downtown Women’s Center (another non-profit group that provides housing and resources for homeless women in Los Angeles), COMMONgood developed products that come to life through skill-building workshops.
This event was made possible by support from Prudential Lighting, Louis Poulsen and Targetti.
CAL POLY LA METRO PROGRAM PRESENTS:
A DISCUSSION WITH JASON KELLY JOHNSON
This lecture by and discussion with Jason Kelly Johnson of Future Cities Lab was an installation of Cal Poly's LA Metro program. Moderated by Stephen Phillips, AIA and principal of Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS), this event explored the group's groundbreaking and award-winning work.
Future Cities Lab is an experimental design and research office based in San Francisco, California. Design principals Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno have collaborated on a range of award-winning projects exploring the intersections of design with advanced fabrication technologies, robotics, responsive building systems and public space. Most recently Future Cities Lab was awarded the 2011 Architectural League of New York Young Architects Prize, and has previously received the New York Prize from the Van Alen Institute.