xs XS: extra small Excess

Please join the LA Forum for our 2007 On The Map series. This summer the LA Forum’s “On The Map” series draws from the spirit of excess celebrating the obsessive spirit of the small project, and maps a momentary constellation of Los Angeles projects that speak to larger aspirations than size. This work, although not immediately traceable to the conventional virtues of practicality and economy, reveals an intense and considered labor of energy and devotion to the design process and its life beyond completion, making a big impact through small scale interventions.

June 28:
Oyler Wu Collaborative
Loft at American Cement Building
2404 Wilshire Boulevard, #9D, LA

July 19:
Johnston Marklee in partnership with Office DA.
Helios House
Corner of Olympic/Robertson

July 26
Koning Eizenberg Architecture
Suzanne Felson Jewelry Boutique
8332 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

August 2:
Francois Perrin
Anthropologist’s Archive
455 Twenty-sixth Street, Brentwood

August 16:
Wagon Wheel School
Building: Vanos Architects
Exterior: Dake Wilson Architects, Paul Robbins,
Interior: Kristina Loock, Linda Chung, Kelly Wearstler, Tia Zoldan/Zoldan Interiors
653 Cahuenga Boulevard, Hancock Park

August 23rd (changed to September 8, 3-7pm):
Gary Paige, Studio/GPS
Writer’s Studio
816 S. Stanley Avenue, Miracle Mile

August 30th:
Neil M. Denari Architects
Alan House
3434 South Bentley Avenue, Los Angeles

All lectures are Thursday evenings beginning at 7:30pm. Typically, the event begins with an informal touring of the premises, followed by a 45 min.-1 hour lecture on recent work, with a focus on the project at hand.

Admittance is free for LA Forum members and $15 for non-members. Forum membership can be purchased at the door.