Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:03

Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage

Lacma, Los Angeles
30 July — 7 January 2018

Published in Diary

In our latest issue, we journey through the Golden State, looking at everything from the influence of Silicon Valley and the branding of Hyperloop to the design of burger joints and the burgeoning cannabis industry

Published in Comment
Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00

Bestor’s Blackbirds, Los Angeles

In LA’s Echo Park, architect Barbara Bestor has created a micro neighbourhood of 18 compact family homes clustered around a communal space, which could provide a new model for living in the increasingly congested West Coast city. But is suburban America ready to share? 

Published in News
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Icon 149: Home

“Home” is a hard concept to pin down in design terms, but in our new issue – available now – we try to do just that, looking at Barbara Bestor’s Dutch woonerf in LA, modernist villages in Essex and the details that bring a house to life

Published in Comment
Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

Alison Berger

The glass artist’s latest light designs are inspired by scientific apparatus, but she still prefers the imprecision of the handmade aesthetic

Published in News
Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:00

Katy Perry, Bernard Maybeck and the nuns

The singer is set on the Arts and Crafts architect’s 1927 covent in Los Feliz and has taken on the nuns to get it. Now the plot thickens as one of the nuns died in court last week. 

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:09

Capturing New York, Chicago and Los Angeles

The City Lost and Found, an exhibition in Chicago, presents the photography and films that emerged during a period of intense social and physical change in the United States

Published in GALLERY
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:00

Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

30 years ago, Deborah Sussman's "look" for the 1984 Olympics turned LA into a sporting carnival. Bright, brash and full of optimism, here are some posters and photographs from the event

Published in GALLERY
Thursday, 16 October 2014 11:18

Peter Zumthor on LACMA

The Swiss architect talks about his plans for a massive extension to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and his love of LA

Published in News
Monday, 03 February 2014 12:44

Skyline 2014

Various locations, downtown Los Angeles
12–22 February 2014

Published in Diary

Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
Until 2 March 2014

Published in Diary

The Center for Land Use Interpretation maps and catalogues the aspects of landscape that are otherwise overlooked, from concealed urban oil fields to the architecture of police training centres. It applies the rigour of the early surveyors to the layers of human development that satellites don’t detect. In its understated way, it’s a call to action.

Published in Features
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:17

HL23 by Neil Denari

An apartment building by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari grows from a small plot to lean out over the extended High Line park.

Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:10

Playa Vista Central Park by Michael Maltzan

Michael Maltzan and James Burnett have created a “campus” of gardens, play areas and built elements across nine acres of West Los Angeles.

Published in News

Hagy Belzberg’s design for LAMH’s new home folds quietly into the landscape, allowing people to pass by while “horrible things happen just yards away”.

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 11:05

Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss Architects

Eric Owen Moss wants to inject some verticality into Los Angeles. So he’s built a multi-storey beacon for two developers in Culver City, a fast-regenerating corner of LA’s “enormous horizontal swash”.

Published in News
Monday, 08 August 2011 16:15

Emergency training sites

In an age of terror alerts, “preparedness” and paranoia, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a Los Angeles-based research organisation specialising in human geography, has documented the shadowy, unreal world of southern California’s emergency service training sites.

Published in Features
Monday, 08 August 2011 11:21

Get Out of the Car! by Thom Andersen

Thom Andersen’s nostalgic film about Los Angeles shows the world’s most photographed city with the stagecraft removed, from vanished buildings to billboards faded in the desert sun.

Published in News
Thursday, 04 August 2011 15:59


“It’s interesting to straddle these different worlds,” says Benjamin Ball, referring to the intermediate space between architecture and sculpture that Los Angeles design studio Ball-Nogues’ work occupies.

Published in News

Apart from its proximity to Interstate 10, there is little unusual about this block of flats – an architectural monolith in an up-and-coming area of LA. That is, until you step inside.

Published in Features
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