Not All of L.A.’s Architectural Marvels Are Vintage

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Not All of L.A.’s Architectural Marvels Are Vintage

Not All of L.A.’s Architectural Marvels Are Vintage

New to the Los Angeles publication bookshelf this month is Los Angeles New Architecture by professional photographer Mike Kelley and museum director Brooke Hodge. The set hounded a collection of the most vibrant structures of the last 20 years that assist discuss efforts to change of our rural metropolitan area into a solar-fueled, high-density, pedestrian-powered paradise.

Caltrans District 7 Head Office

MORPHOSIS

100 South Main Street Downtown Los Angeles 2005

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

South School Task, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

GRUEN ASSOCIATES

400 West Washington Boulevard, Downtown Los Angeles 2010

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

” Los Angeles is a city of unlimited possible and large geographical reach,” Hodge composes. Our home town is still more than 500 square miles, however we’re beginning to be familiar with our next-door neighbors much better.

The Broad

DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO with GENSLER

221 South Grand Opportunity, Downtown Los Angeles 2015

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Cathedral of our Girl of the Angeles

RAFAEL MONEO

555 West Temple Street, Downtown Los Angeles 2002

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Los Angeles invested the 2nd half of the last century refining a collection of far flung (however cost effective) single-family houses filled with gardens and hammocks and yard barbecues. A hundred areas are all connected together by an asphalt ribbon loaded with friendly mom-and-pop stores all blinking and winking attempting to tempt you into their wide-open parking area.

United Oil Filling Station

KANNER DESIGNERS

4700 West Slauson Opportunity Windsor Hills 2009

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Santa Monica Town Library, Pico Branch

KONING EIZENBERG

ARCHITECTURE

2201 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica 2014

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

The 21 st century has actually brought us cubes of color tucked and folded into the in between. We have wonders of preservation with energy-sipping structures that appear to actually operate on sunlight. There are tales of gifted designers turning deserted factories and a downtrodden lodge hall into temples of art. Go L.A.!

Tongva Park

JAMES CORNER

FIELD OPERATIONS

1615 Ocean Opportunity, Santa Monica 2013

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Carrying Out Arts

SPF: A

9390 North Santa Monica Boulevard Beverly Hills 2013

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

The majority of the operate in the book are industrial and civic structures, and the names (Eric Owen Moss, Renzo Piano, Thom Mayne) would be anticipated on any lineup of a dream team of designers. I was pleased to see that many tradition companies (A.C. Martin, Victor Gruen, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) still made the list.

Pterodactyl

ERIC OWEN MOSS DESIGNERS

3540 Hayden Opportunity, Culver City 2015

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Emerson College Los Angeles

MORPHOSIS

5960 Sundown Boulevard, Hollywood, 2014

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

Hodge anticipates that more public transportation, the 2028 Olympics, and Frank Gehry’s remake of the Los Angeles River will continue to change the city, which’s all fantastic. However here’s hoping we do not lose the open sky, the ease of travel, and casual character that brought us 10 million next-door neighbors to start with.

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, California Institute of Innovation

MORPHOSIS

1216 East California Boulevard Pasadena 2009

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)

The Gores Group Head Office

BELZBERG DESIGNERS

9800 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills 2014

From New Architecture Los Angeles by Mike Kelly (Prestel Publishing, 2019)


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