Category: Architecture

Calendar. 07.24.13.

Pereira and Luckman, Original LAX Scheme, Courtesy LAX Flight Path Learning Center
The original scheme for LAX, by the firm of Pereira and Luckman. From the exhibition Never Built L.A., at the Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles; opening Sunday. (Courtesy LAX Flight Path Learning Center.)

Calendar. 07.03.13.


Party Wall, by CODA, at MoMA PS1. Through August 31. (Photo by Charles Roussel.)

Previewing Peter Zumthor’s LACMA basestar.

Detail of Peter Zumthor's model for the new LACMA building

Got a look at Peter Zumthor’s proposed design for the new LACMA building. It is all kinds of amazing. Find my write-up in ARCHITECT Magazine.

Above is one of my favorite features of the new design: the eastern portion of the building cantilevers over the La Brea Tar Pits’ biggest tar lake. In my view, this is one of L.A.’s most underrated sights. I’m glad to see the museum paying attention to it. (Photo by C-M.)

Miscellany. 06.03.13.

Detail from the LAX Theme Restaurant (Pereira and Luckman)
A detail from the LAX Theme Building, by Pereira and Luckman. (Photo by C-M.)

A coupla things…

Denise Scott Brown, Learning From Las Vegas
I’ve got an update in ARCHITECT Magazine about Denise Scott Brown and the Pritzker Prize situation. Nine weeks after the story broke, and many media stories later, the committee has yet to announce whether it will give her the Pritzker retroactively for the joint work she did with her husband Robert Venturi (and for which he alone was honored with the award).

Carmen Papalia Blind Field Shuttle (photo by Thom Carroll)
Plus: I have a walk-up to a performance by artist Carmen Papalia in Santa Ana on Saturday. The artist, who is blind, will will navigate downtown with nothing more than the sounds of a local marching band.