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Like many Angelinos, I come from the Midwest. And in Midwestern cities like the Cleveland of my birth, when somebody says Downtown, everybody knows what is being talked about. Downtown is where the tall buildings are. Los Angeles, of course, […]

Edited by Tim Durfee and Jack Burnett-Stuart Our second newsletter is now online. This time we address two new Los Angeles landmarks: Raphael Moneo’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall. ARTICLES: Ruins and […]

Los Angeles arguably has only two parks of the Beaux-Arts / Olmsted tradition – large, cultivated gardens in urban settings, home to iconic cultural institutions: Hancock Park and Exposition Park. However, both parks are significantly smaller than similar parks nationwide. […]

“Disney Hall finally puts Downtown on the map and gives Downtown something of substance that was missing. Still, we have to ask: should the focus Downtown be on creating monuments or connective tissue? Downtown needs walkable streets, green spaces for […]

An exhibit of eight much-anticipated public projects in Los Angeles, “What’s Shakin’: New Architecture in LA,” has just finished its run at the Geffen Contemporary and the Pacific Design Center. Though well advertised and attended, with a media campaign including […]

This article is an attempt to outline some of the current work being produced by architects and activists who are responding to concrete social, political, and economic changes, from Canadian Zine Splinter to local Los Angeles activists.

SL: Do you agree with most of the architectural press’s assertion that only your Entertainment Center escaped Disney-itis because it is the only un-themed building at EuroDisneyland? FOG: In before-the-opening views, the building seems to have escaped, but in after-the-opening […]

This book features the work of 22 architecture firms, including Michele Saee, AKS Runo, Josh Schweitzer, Guthrie + Buresh, Koning Eizenberg, and COA. The book is drawn from the work of participants in a series of lectures presented during the […]

Some notes on the “Anyone” Conference The problematic nature of the subject, long since rejected as a starting point for critical thinking by Structuralists, Post-Structuralists, Marxists and Feminists alike, is today a ubiquitous theme in theoretical discourse. The prevalence of […]

When called upon to discuss their work they hedge. They’ll talk about baseball and fish, Derrida and Oldenburg, lit theory and pop art, new girlfriends and children. Peter Eisenman and Frank Gehry are the Corleone brothers of avant-garde architecture, refusing […]