Like Nathaniel Kahn, Tomas Koolhaas has made a film about his father, the celebrated architect, but this is no intimate family portrait – Rem himself gets only a supporting role. Instead, Tomas turns his lens on the buildings themselves and the lives taking place in and around them

Published in Features
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 01:00

Everything Loose Will Land

Lyra Kilston picks over the fascinating relics of an era of LA art and architecture when nobody quite knew which was which

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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
Monday, 02 April 2012 01:00

Mobile phones: cell phone towers

Meet the San Diego manufacturer bringing a touch of the woodland to the communications tower. Lyra Kilston reports

Published in Features
Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:15

Yucca Crater by Ball-Nogues Studio

Ball-Nogues Studio has created a hidden oasis in California’s Mojave Desert, which doubled as a mould for an artwork made of shiny steel balls.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:24

Las Palmeras Beach House by Javier Artadi

The minimalist form of this house in Peru draws attention away from itself, focusing instead on stark views of desert and ocean.

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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.

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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.

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