The New Ecologies in Los Angeles
Design and Technology
Hitoshi Abe, Guest Editor
Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design,
School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA
In different ways from Tokyo or Shanghai, Los Angles is acity receptive to and actively nourishing many architecturalexperiments. The pursuit of explorations is evident across abroad spectrum. It can be found in kitsch roadside buildings,efforts by Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler, and RichardNeutra, the trials of Case Study Houses, John Lautners activities,and the work of contemporaries such as Frank O. Gehry, ThomMayne, Eric Owen Moss.
Experimentation emerges from the city as a site of extremeindividualism. In this sense experimentation in Los Angelesis about self-reflection and independent individuals strivingto extend their own capabilities and the limits of possibilities.Individual pursuits are subsequently tested within the largercontext of society. Today, globalization and interconnectivityare transforming the meaning of individuals, and consequentlychange the meaning of experimentation in Los Angeles. Thisissue of A+U documents these shifts, introducing the new species of experiments developing in Los Angeles.
Essay: An Architect is Not a Bee
Sylvia Lavin
Florencia Pita mod
Pulse, Tendril Formations
Pioneers and Entrepreneurs
Ball-Nogues Studio
Liquid Sky MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program 2007
Rip Curl Canyon
Unseen Current
Maximilians Schell
Johnston Marklee & Associates
Helios House
Hill House
No Good TelevisionTM Reception Bar and Film Set
Malibu House
Essay: Plastic Realities: How Technology Alters Materiality
Heather Roberge
Xefirotarch / Hernan Diaz Alonso
Pitch Black
Maison Seroussi
Broad Caf @ SCI-Arc Light Sensations
8746 Sunset Boutique Plastic Sensations
Patrick Tighe Architecture
Nodul(ar) House
LA Loft
Greg Lynn FORM
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Restaurant & Trellis Pavilion
Slavin House
EMERGENT / Tom Wiscombe
Novosibirsk Summer Pavilion
Neil M. Denari Architects
Alan-Voo Family House
david clovers
Light Mass
07 Masses
Michael Maltzan Architecture
Pirelli RE Office
Ministructure No. 16 / Book Bar
Daly Genik Architects
Art Center College of Design, South Campus
Atelier Manferdini
West Coast Pavilion
Cherry Blossom
Essay: De-Tooling
Peter Zellner
Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Part 15
Technology and Nature Find Their Entente Cordiale through a New Urban Synergy:Latz + Partners Parco Dora, Turin and Duisburg Nord Landscape Park, Germany
Lucy Bullivant