Sheats-Goldstein House Becomes Part of LACMA
Feb17

Sheats-Goldstein House Becomes Part of LACMA


When architecture tourists visit other cities, they’re often dazzled by the forests of skyscrapers.  Los Angeles is a different beast. Sure, there’s the iconic downtown core.  But for the most part, this city’s built wonders are of smaller scale, and more design-focused. L.A. is a virtual petting zoo of domestic architecture.  From bungalows to Mid-century modern, there are exemplary specimens almost every style of...

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Plan For New Koreatown Museum Raises Eyebrows
Jul24

Plan For New Koreatown Museum Raises Eyebrows


Museums and their host cities have a long tradition of trading land for virtually nothing.  Usually the rent new museums pay for municipal space is around $1 a month or a year or sometimes in perpetuity.   It’s a symbiotic relationship.  A struggling (usually) non-profit gets space for next to nothing, and the city gets a new cultural and tourist attraction at the site of a previously unused lot. But as we enter this strange new...

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Mark Your Calendar: A+D Reopening in Downtown L.A.
Jun01

Mark Your Calendar: A+D Reopening in Downtown L.A.


Good news for the city’s architecture and design community — Architecture and Design Museum Los Angeles will open in its new home on June 27th.  The new location is 900 East 4th Street. The re-opening comes with a fundraising gala called “Celebrate 2015: Shelter.” This is the museum’s third home since it first opened its doors in 2001.  It recently closed its Wilshire Boulevard location in preparation for the...

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