The LA Forum Presents Two Concurrent Exhibitions: How Small is Too Small and BY-Right/BY-Design LA Forum Events @ WUHO Gallery 6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm In 2010, according to […]

Photos from the On the Map: Habitation site visits to the Twin Houses in Pacific Palisades, designed by Predock_Frane, and Step up on 5th, designed by Pugh+Scarpa. The site visits were on August 18th & 25th.

Photos from the On the Map: Habitation -The New Carver Apartments, by Michael Maltzan. Supportive Housing for the Skid Row Housing Trust.

Photos from the LA Forum On the Map visit to the Bubeshko Apartment buiding, originally by R.M. Schindler, and recently rehabilitated by DSH Architects.

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.

Site Visit Photos from the LA Forum’s On the Map 2010: Habitation Series.

The HABITATION series is an invitation to experience a form of living that is not necessarily yours, yet encourages critical examination of the players who develop, fund and inhabit Los Angeles from the inner city to the west side.

A panel to discuss cultural and iconographic aspects of the dingbat apartment building in Los Angeles – both existing conditions as well as proposals from the LA Forum’s recently completed Dingbat 2.0 Design Competition.

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.

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.

Edited by Barbara Lamprecht The spring issue of the Forum’s online newsletter on housing explores innovative and alternative housing in the past and in the present, examining failures as well as successes. Articles: The Case Against Standardization by Morris Newman […]

On Thursday evening, January 31, 2002, architect John Kaliski moderated the second in the Forum’s “Slippery When Wet” panel discussions, this one focused on housing and held at Woodbury’s downtown facility. It was a riveting and illuminating evening for two […]

If an architect had designed the human hand, Bill Mitchell told his students at UCLA in the early 1980s, all the fingers would be equally long. Everybody laughs when they hear that joke because they instantly recognize its truth: There […]

The rise of modern Los Angeles since the late nineteenth century has been inextricably connected to its reputation as a place of recreation. It might seem likely that a city sold as the playground of the world, with an economy […]

Downtown could be Los Angeles’ next suburb. Not in the negative way that suburbs are commonly viewed, with sprawling development and isolated uses, but in the old-fashioned way, as a new residential community suffused with hope for the future. Where […]

Currently nearing completion in the Little Italy area of downtown San Diego, the forty-unit Essex is Smith and Others’ most ambitious building to date. With its four “funnels” towering over the adjacent 5 freeway, this building is surely a landmark […]

In 2001, Baldwin Hills Village, a private garden city development now called Village Green, was given National Historic Landmark status by the federal government while Aliso Village, a public housing project, was declared a slum and torn down in preparation […]

This series of evenings, dealing with architecture in the newly transformed city, take place at Woodbury University’s Center for Community Research and Design 6518 Hollywood Blvd. Street parking or paid parking in rear lot. Admission $7, Forum members. The evenings […]

Since the boom of the early 1950s the response to increased demand for housing has been to build outwards. With Los Angeles and its adjoining counties spanning hundreds of square miles, planners have been virtually powerless to control the growth […]

Underlying the recent Forum discussion series, “Living on the Edge: Towards an Architecture of Housing” was a question: to what extent is the single-family house still appropriate as a model for thinking housing in Los Angeles? The recent competition sponsored […]