Saturday, October 19, 2013
“Solar Decathlon” is an interdisciplinary students’ competition for the design of sustainable dwelling units. Twenty finalist groups built their version of solar-powered houses that were expected to be cost effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Shown at the Orange County Great Park, it attracted thousands of people hungry for housing solutions.
Friday, July 12, 2013
The architecture exhibition “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture in Southern California” shows a large number of works by both veterans like Gehry, and Morphosis, and by a younger generation of architects. Besides providing an initial taste of it, this video brings the camera to “the real thing,” the sites of two architects’ works: Eric Moss’ multiple buildings in Culver City and Hagy Belzberg’s “Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,” completed in 2010.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
San Pedro’s Ports O’Call is a unique place for people of all ages. The place touches all senses. It is a place from which architects, designers, planners and decision-makers in politics and investment financing can learn a few things on how to touch people’s emotions.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
“The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life” by the Arroyo Seco in Pasdena, under the Ventura Freeway Bridge, is a unique place. Although not many people would chose to build a house under a freway, Carol Soucel King and Richard King had the vision and courage to do it. Within it they host a salon dedicated to link spirituality with the arts, science, philosophy, music, literature and social issues.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas is a joyful, youthful and exuberant building. It shakes the assumption that innovative freshness has to do with an artist’s age. Like Matisse’s paper-cut collages, conceived at an old age, Frank Gehry shows us that he is a young architect at eighty–four.