An exhibition of the winning and selected entries from the LA Forum’s Dingbat 2.0 Competition. Documentation of existing dingbat apartment buildings is included in the exhibition.

The winning and honorable mention entries from the Dingbat 2.0 Competition were announced at the LA Forum’s Dingbat 2.0 Exhibition opening on Saturday, June 19th, at LA Forum Events @ WUHO*. There were EIGHT professional winners and FIVE student winners selected for the competition from over 80 architects and designers from 18 countries.

CARMEN C. CHAM, JAMES BLACK & TYLER GOSS. The “Microparcelization” project advocates replacing Dingbats with small single-family homes on small lots, to be made possible by new mechanism for subdividing parcels, and to be promoted by an updated version of the Case Study House program.

Dense-Mix Prototype for Palms, Los Angeles
Our project for Dingbat 2.0 proposes a Variegated Mat-scape™ as a prototype for generating spatial, programmatic, and material variation.

Alternate solutions that allow Dingbats to more actively and sustainably serve their residents, their communities and the public realm will be required if Los Angeles is to meet the demands of its residential future.

This proposal examines five key issues (STREET, SITE, CAR, HOUSING TYPOLOGY, AND RESIDENTIAL OCCUPATION) that when addressed together form the basis for a 21st century infill neighborhood.

As a reinvention of the distinctively regional dingbat typology, our proposal seeks to maximize the quality of life for residents within the increasingly dense future of the City.

Universidad Nacional del litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina

Entry S-113

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design proposes DINGBAT 2.0, an open, single-stage, international design competition, reconsidering Los Angeles’ ubiquitous dingbat apartment building for the 21st century.

Read recent articles about the LA Forum’s Liner Competition winner, Pendulum Plane. ID Magazine Design & Architecture on KCRW

The LA Forum is pleased to announce the publication of Pendulum Plane by Oyler Wu Collaborative. Please join Jenny Wu, Dwayne Oyler, and us for a LAUNCH PARTY and BOOK SIGNING at the LA Forum Gallery.

LA Forum and MAK Center Los Angeles are pleased to present a discussion inspired by the visionary schemes created for the SCI-Arc/Architect’s Newspaper competition, A New Infrastructure: Innovative Transit Solutions for Los Angeles.

Pendulum Plane, Oyler Wu Collaborative’s installation for LA Forum recognized in Dezeen magazine.

The LA Forum is very pleased to announce the winner of the LINER competition, Oyler Wu Collaborative. The winning team was selected from a shortlist of three teams that included F-Lab and Kuth Ranieri Architects.

There has been an excellent response to the Liner competition. Thanks to everyone who has submitted their registration forms thus far. Registration and Submissions are due Thursday, May 22, 5pm. Please drop off materials at LACE: 6522 Hollywood Blvd

Click here to download drawings and photos of the space. Check the website often for more Liner Competition updates.

Thank you to each of the design teams who participated in the First Round of L.A. Forum’s Liner Competition. As Juror Quinyun Ma commented, the ideas presented open the way to a wide-ranging, free-wheeling discussion about small urban spaces on […]

The Round One Jury for the LA FORUM Liner Competition are: Annie Chu Julie Eizenberg Qingyun Ma Thom Mayne Norman Millar Roland Wahlroos-Ritter Click here to download registration form. Please check the website frequently for future updates

Thomas Guide page 634 F-4 The Los Angeles H* Urban Bureau (LAH*UB), an L.A. based collaborative of artists and architects, actively experiments with modes of research in downtown Los Angeles. In the last year, we have focused almost all of […]

The jury for the second phase of the Dead Malls competition met on Saturday, March 1. In conjunction with the announcement of the competition winners and the exhibition of the finalists’ work, a reception to celebrate the completion of the […]

The jury for the first phase of the “Dead Malls” competition will meet this Saturday, December 7. Following the judging, a “Night of the Living Dead Mall” celebration featuring the music of DJ Dewey Ambrosino will take place at The […]

The LA Forum would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. We received a wide range of proposals dealing with a variety of malls worldwide each of which explored a diverse array of strategies for the malls’ resuscitation. The […]

During the Fall of 1994, the Forum sponsored “Civic Innovations” an open design competition which seeks to influence the design of modest elements found on every street throughout Los Angeles. Competition categories include bus shelters, street lighting, public restrooms in […]