Youthful Sustainability

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.

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Architects @ MOCA

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.

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A Place for People in Los Angeles

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.

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Salon Sapiens

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.

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Gehry in Vegas

Friday, February 15, 2013
Gehry-in-Vegas Architecture Awareness

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.

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