Grand Park, Act One

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Grand-Park-Act-one Architecture Awareness

Downtown LA’s Grand Park has been instant success. This video illustrates the urban context and documents how design can impact a diverse public, from children to senior citizens. It shows the park major features: the restored and expanded fountain with interactive date jets, the drought-tolerant planting, the magenta-colored mobile furniture.

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Part 2 – The Olympic Effect

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Olympic Effect Part 2 Architecture Awareness

Part 2 brings up some examples of new projects built in London in parallel with the Olympic Games. They include Renzo Piano’s Shard and St. Giles, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron’s Serpentine Gallery pavillion, King’s Cross Termianal renewal, the Emirates Air Line cable car and new design for the city.

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London’s Olympian Architecture 1

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Part-1-London-Olympian-Architechture

Main ideas behind the planning London’s 2012 Olympics. Buildings: the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Center, the Velodrome, the Basketball Arena and the Orbit tower. Comments by London’s Mayor, Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond.

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From Jump-start to Success

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How did Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade came to be what it is today?

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The Rock and the Pavilion

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Rock and the Pavilion Architecture Awareness

Michael Heizer “Levitated Mass” and Bruce Goff’s Pavilion for Japanese Art. Two works, placed a couple of hundred yards one from another, could not be more different. The “rock” is a late-bloomer of the Land Art movement. The pavilion can be traced back to Frank Lloyd Wight’s principles of Organic Architecture. reinterpreted by Bruce Goff.

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