| Jun 18, 2000
Deep in the belly of Indiana off Interstate Highway 65 pops out a marvel of a town molded by eminent architects.
It was hard-core industry, specifically diesel engine manufacturing, that helped put this town on the map. That, along with invention and...
| Jul 15, 2004
As Chicago prepares to open Millennium Park four years late and $325 million over budget a Tribune review of major millennium projects around the world reveals a common theme: Big plans typically are beset with big problems.
According to the...
| Aug 9, 2006
Never underestimate Wolfgang Puck. He's such a familiar face, beaming from the covers of his cookbooks or exhorting viewers of the Food Network to "live, love, eat " that we tend to forget he's not just chef to the Oscars and a celebrity in his own right,...
| Sep 2, 2002
Austere and slightly atavistic in its mysticism, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is a landmark of remarkable architectural intelligence.
Designed by the Spanish firm Jose Rafael Moneo Architects, with Los Angeles-based Leo A Daly Architects,...
| Sep 23, 2004
They are as familiar to us as our childhood homes, yet they still feel fresh and current. These 10 classic designs — constantly reimagined — have proved their enduring appeal over decades and even centuries. They transcend trendiness: They'...
| Sep 22, 2005
FOR as long as he can remember, the photographer Tim Street-Porter has been a voyeur. Curiosity, not perversity, drives him to peer behind strangers' doors. Fortunately for the many people who have seen the architectural wonders of Los Angeles through his...
| Jan 18, 2006
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IT was 1973, and eccentric billionaire Jean Paul Getty was planning an ambitious folly for his property in the Palisades: a precise replica of Villa dei Papiri, a grand home destroyed in Herculaneum in AD 79, that would house his collection of Greek and...
| Dec 22, 2005
For a select group of Angelenos, the route to grandma's didn't go over the river and through the woods, but along Sunset to a 32-story Modernist block of stucco and glass built in 1964, a singular apartment house set back from and above the storied...
| Jul 7, 2005
Great Adaptations: Making Older Buildings Into Dynamic Homes for Today
Harper Design, $35
The yen for great space and grand style is equaled, in some people, by a yearning for a home with a sense of history — one with the materials,...
| Jul 16, 2006
It has a skyline possibly suited for a really big metropolis (squint hard). The statehouse--all domed, gilded and filigreed--would do a small European country proud. Lofts, condos and townhouses sprout throughout the downtown like cornstalks after a...