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?
“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
The glass artist’s latest light designs are inspired by scientific apparatus, but she still prefers the imprecision of the handmade aesthetic
The singer has her heart set on the Arts and Crafts architect’s 1927 covent in Los Feliz and is willing to take on the resident nuns and a hospitality tycoon to get hold of it, says Edwin Heathcote
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
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
The Swiss architect talks about his plans for a massive extension to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and his love of LA
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.
An apartment building by Los Angeles architect Neil Denari grows from a small plot to lean out over the extended High Line park.
Michael Maltzan and James Burnett have created a “campus” of gardens, play areas and built elements across nine acres of West Los Angeles.
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Michael Maltzan Architecture has designed a neighbour to Richard Neutra’s Serulnic house north of Los Angeles.