Thanks to the generous support of our members and friends in the community, the Forum’s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the publication of the Dingbat 2.0 publication raised over $12,000 and achieved “funded” status. The Forum thanks you heartily for your support! […]
The LA Forum announces the launch of our Kickstarter campaign to support the upcoming publication Dingbat 2.0! The book features projects from the Dingbat 2.0 Competition, which challenged the design community to re-envision dingbat apartment buildings for the 21st Century, […]
John Chase’s West Hollywood: An Architectural Walking Tour Saturday, May 21, 2011 10:00 a.m.: Tour departs from West Hollywood Gateway 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood Meet in front of the Starbucks in the courtyard 6:00 p.m.: Drinks at Barney’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
The spring 2000 lecture series, Booktalk, brought together LA writers on architecture and urbanism to discuss recent publications. The participants included: Mary Ann Ray and Robert Mangurian, Wrapper: 40 Possible Surfaces for the Museum of Jurassic Technology(William Stout Publishers, 2000) […]
“Everyday Urbanism” is based on the daily experience of the city – trips to supermarkets, the commute to work, the journey along the strip passing by the mini-mall, the carwash, and the franchise food emporium.
IN THIS ISSUE: Lesley Marlene Siegel documents the personalization of an ubiquitous element in Los Angeles’ urban landscape. Four architects, John Chase, John Kaliski, Mohsen Mostafavi and John Dutton set out parameters for urban design in the face of late capitalism. Gary Strang proposes designs for an engineered landscape.
As much as we may want to believe that the city is an autonomous work of art, architecture the mother of urban design, and architects and planners the designers of the urban environment, all who have tried to design an […]
Case studies documenting the privatization of what was once public space though methods such as street barricades, fortification, security systems, etc.
Covering the Basin
by Ben Caffey
Fragments, Out There
by Aaron Betsky
Shopping for Architecture
by John Chase
A Discourse on Critical Digression
by John Kaliski
Last September 16, Los Angeles’ cognoscenti found themselves unintendedly admiring the Biltmore Hotel’s restored ceiling murals while contemplating critical wisdom from architecture critics, architects, redevelopment officials, and a developer. They were there for an even entitled “Critics and Cranes—Building Downtown […]