The Getty Conservation Institute and Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced today that after four years, conservation efforts are complete for one of the key architectural elements at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California—its teak window walls. The site, completed in 1965 and designed by famed architect Louis I. Kahn,
Tour of The Gamble House, the most complete and best-preserved example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by famed architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.
Design: Tom Wiscombe Architecture
Non-profit contemporary art museum conceived of by visionary developer Tom Gilmore and located in the heart of the Old Bank District of Downtown Los Angeles. Capitalizing on the tension between historical and contemporary architecture, it is part adaptive re-use and part new construction.
Los Angeles architecture tours: exclusive guided walks in California tailored to suit each booking, typically for architects annual office trips.
The Art, Design, & Architecture Museum presents Clocks and Clouds: The Architecture of Escher GuneWardena, a mid-career survey of the firm founded in Los Angeles by Frank Escher and Ravi GuneWardena in 1997.
The Southern California Institute of Architecture news – SCI-Arc announces Thick by Maxi Spina. Thickness is an increasingly elusive condition in architectural design. Alluded to in section, camouflaged in the figure-ground, and presented as a foil in the developable surface drawing, material thickness is an understudied architectural condition.
Los Angeles architecture design news – Hitoshi Abe (Japan, formerly at department of architecture and urban design at UCLA) and Qingyun Ma (China, leaving USC School of Architecture in June) discuss L.A. Architecture, reports the LA Times.
LA construction photos – “controlled chaos comes to mind. Machinery and materials are everywhere. Cranes, 17-18 stories high delivering steel, wooden forms, compressors and equipment to hundreds of workers at specific points”.
Film Director George Lucas at last picks a site for his collection, in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, having considered Chicago and San Francisco. The design is by Ma Yansong of Chinese architecture studio MAD Architects. The project comes with a hefty price tag, an estimated $1 billion!
Architects: XTEN Architecture
Perched in the hills of LA, located in the Trousdale Estates of Beverly Hills with an amazing view out to the Pacific Ocean: a simple, rational and luxurious house.
ENTER>text and homeLA collaborate with the Neutra VDL Studio and Residences (VDL Research House) culminating in an immersive performance event. The property is under the stewardship of the College of Environmental Design (ENV) at Cal Poly Pomona.
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
An American Architecture Awards Winner in 2017: this building reopened following a striking new redesign, which features eye-catching steel ribbons that curve around the entire exterior.
Design: Peter Zumthor Architect
The Swiss architect says “everything has changed” in his LACMA building extension design. The New Los Angeles County Museum of Art building will be the most important architecture in Los Angeles since Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.