| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:34 PM
In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis.
A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes — Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:07 AM
In August 2012, the long awaited Symphony Woods Park was close to becoming a reality. However, on Feb. 14, 2013, the Columbia Association Board suspended its rules, ignored questioners, closed off debate, and with stunning speed, voted 8-2 to accept a...
| May 7, 2014
| 2:21 PM
How many times has this happened to you? You're taking out-of-town visitors around the Loop or another popular neighborhood, and they point to a building you've seen thousands of times before and ask "What's that?" You hem and haw while your credibility...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Zoltan Pali, one of the architects hired to work on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' future museum, has left the high-profile project.
The departure, which the academy is characterizing as a routine transition, comes in the midst of some...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The spaceship, alas, has lived to see another day.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced changes on Monday to the design team working on a $300-million movie museum on Wilshire Boulevard.
Zoltan Pali, the Los Angeles architect who'...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Hans Hollein, the Austrian architect who died Thursday at 80, was one of a small number of architects who set a loose framework for what would become postmodern architecture, with its focus on humor, irony, eclecticism and freewheeling historical...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It looked on paper, with a few small exceptions, like an ordinary season-opening gala, the kind every major U.S. orchestra seems to practice these days — a jumble of Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Saint- Saëns favorites.
The superstar soloist was Yo-Yo Ma,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Amid rancorous public debate, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to move forward with a revised design by architect Frank Gehry.
The memorial, which comes with an estimated price tag of more than $100 million, is to be...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The new architecture exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art — and we'll get to its ever-changing title in a moment — is the product of a museum in significant disarray.
That much has been clear for several weeks, as MOCA director...
| Feb 7, 2013
Father Maur van Doorslaer lived a kind of double life.
For decades, the Benedictine monk spent half the year working in a studio at an abbey in Belgium, painting abstract art in varying shades of white. For the other half, he took in the High Desert...