A panel discussion to consider the urban condition 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.
Edited by Vinayak Bharne and Alan A. Loomis After the Second World War, cities devastated by the conflict had to rebuild themselves. Los Angeles, devastated by self-inflicted Urban Renewal, began the rebuilding process soon after. This issue examines the several […]
This provocative collection of photography, essays, and maps looks at infrastructure as a way of mapping our place in the city and affecting change through architecture.
On June 17, 2003 the collaborative LAH*UB [Los Angeles H* Urban Bureau] sponsored a panel discussion at Gallery 727 on the subject of public space in downtown Los Angeles, in conjuction with their Civic Park Proposals competition/exhibit (see Issue 5). […]
During the months of June and July the Forum will hold their annual “Out There Doing It” summer lecture series – now called “On the Map”- that will occur in recently completed architectural projects. This series intends to build a […]
What is the condition of “suburbanity?” Suburbs, or that which originally dwelled beneath urbanity, are no longer merely an alternative – be it utopian or degraded – to the city. Rather, suburban form and culture have increasingly become a dominant […]
This annual series has been an important showcase for emerging design talent in Los Angeles over the last fifteen years. All lectures take place on Tuesdays at 7:30pm at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House, […]
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 […]