Is the exhibition’s title, Frank, an honorific celebration of the Pritzker-winning designer or a curatorial pun referencing his honest, stripped down approach, wonders Mimi Zeiger?
The Swiss architect talks about his plans for a massive extension to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and his love of LA
Our October issue, available from 5 September, looks at the V&A's mannequins, Tate Britain's robots, Rogers' British Museum extension and the politics of designing the 9/11 museum exhibits
Los Angeles International was the seminal jet-age airport and its designers William Pereira and Charles Luckman, the first jet-age modernists. It set the model for how we fly today and established the aesthetic for much of America's military-industrial complex.