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Arts, Public Spectacle Santa Monica's New Big Blue Bus Stops: The <i>L.A. Weekly</i> Review

Santa Monica's New Big Blue Bus Stops: The L.A. Weekly Review

The renovation of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus route stops began in 2009, when city stakeholders chose local firm Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects to re-think the functionality, look and feel of the city's stops, and accommodate for new amenities like solar lighting and real-time arrival information. Five years later, the stops...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Young Designers Create Interactive Experiences at the A+D Museum

Young Designers Create Interactive Experiences at the A+D Museum

There's a seven minute long video projected on the back wall of the A+D Architecture and Design Museum's recently opened exhibit, "S, M, L, XL, L.A.," in which, from a driver's point of view, the viewer is catapulted along a series of freeways from the Port of L.A. out to...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle What's the Fugliest Building on the Miracle Mile?

What's the Fugliest Building on the Miracle Mile?

As far as L.A. boulevards go, Wilshire has a fare share of beautiful buildings: There's the lovely sea-blue glazed tile Pellissier building (better known as the Wiltern theater), and the art deco inspired E. Clem Wilson building (also known as the Samsung building because of the giant blue advertisement that...…
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Design, Bitches Shakes Up L.A. Architecture

Architects Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph stand amidst the scaffolding and concrete dust as they discuss electrical wiring locations with their contractor and client, Andre Guerrero. By springtime, this dumpy former sushi joint will morph into the Hollywood location of Guerrero's Oinkster, the next restaurant in his growing empire of...…
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Theater, Ace Hotel Restores a Downtown Theater for L.A. Dance Project. But Are They a Good Match?

Ace Hotel Restores a Downtown Theater for L.A. Dance Project. But Are They a Good Match?

If the ghost of Mary Pickford still haunts the former United Artists Theatre at Ninth and Broadway downtown, she is no doubt loving the scene unfolding in her old digs. Just weeks ago, the building above the theater became an Ace hotel, a lovingly restored, Spanish-inspired, stone structure that includes...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 10 Biggest L.A. Architecture Stories of 2013

10 Biggest L.A. Architecture Stories of 2013

This year saw downtown continue its rapid-fire gentrification, organized groups of kayakers toured the wilds of the L.A. river through Frogtown, the city's housing market bounced back hard, we continued to densify and use our cars less (surprised?), and the city was awash in architecture exhibitions, lectures, panels, tours and...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Airbnb's Pop-Up Rooms Inspired by Celebrities Were Not Exactly a 'Love Letter' to L.A.

Airbnb's Pop-Up Rooms Inspired by Celebrities Were Not Exactly a 'Love Letter' to L.A.

Airbnb is the online connection between travelers looking to save a buck and home owners hocking their houses as lodging. This past weekend, they launched a Hollywood-style welcome campaign in all the obvious parts of the city including the Sunset Strip (at the Viper room), Venice (at HGEL homegrown edible...…
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A Tour Through the L.A. That Could Have Been

This week, the Architecture+ Design Museum's long-awaited exhibition "Never Built: Los Angeles" opens, highlighting plans for the city that never made it off the page. To mark the occasion, L.A. Weekly takes a tour through the L.A. that would have existed today if these proposals had been realized. Our account...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle LAX's New Tom Bradley International Terminal Is Better Than It Used To Be. But Our Airport Still Has Issues

LAX's New Tom Bradley International Terminal Is Better Than It Used To Be. But Our Airport Still Has Issues

Days before he hands the city over to Eric Garcetti, outgoing Mayor Villaraigosa thanked everyone for helping to open the renovated Tom Bradley International terminal at LAX before he stepped down. "I'm glad they did it now," said Villaraigosa at a morning press conference Thursday, confident in his insistence that...…
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What Office Trailers Can Teach Us About Los Angeles

Outside every building construction site, there's a box on wheels that's around 8 feet wide by 20 feet long. It's a simple structure, built to stay within the width of one lane of road, so it can be towed to and from other jobs or holding sites. It has plain...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Getty's Pacific Standard Time Series on L.A. Architecture: A Preview

Getty's Pacific Standard Time Series on L.A. Architecture: A Preview

See also: *Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry & the L.A. Architects Who Changed Everything *Schindler House's Exhibit About How We Travel *Moby: L.A. Architecture's New Mascot Neutra, Gehry, Schindler, Eames -- they're all included in the Getty's initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., starting this month and rolling...…
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Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry and the Band of L.A. Architects Who Changed Everything

See also: Getty's Pacific Standard Time Series on L.A. Architecture: A Preview In 1979, architect Thom Mayne hosted 10 exhibits, one a week, in his own house, each featuring an emerging local architect or architecture firm. In old photos of the shows, what stands out — aside from the big, feathered...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle It's Not a Space Shuttle or a Giant Rock, But Chevron's 100-Foot Coke Drums Shut Down the PCH Yesterday

It's Not a Space Shuttle or a Giant Rock, But Chevron's 100-Foot Coke Drums Shut Down the PCH Yesterday

See also: *20 Ways to Pose for Photos at the LACMA Rock *LACMA Rock Finally Opens. Does It Live Up to Expectations? Last night, Chevron began moving two of six 500,000-pound coke drums -- that's oil industry lingo for processing units -- up from the Port of Los Angeles in...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle The Fugliest Motel in Los Angeles? Best Western Royal Palace, 2528 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A.

The Fugliest Motel in Los Angeles? Best Western Royal Palace, 2528 S. Sepulveda Blvd., West L.A.

See also: *More Fugly Buildings Road-weary tourists and business travelers know it's hard to find an affordable place to get some shut-eye in this town, which is why visitors to the Best Western Plus "Royal Palace" Inn & Suites are fair to judge the rooms here as they are: fine,...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle El Segundo Museum of Art Opens, Bringing Smartphones Into the Gallery Experience

El Segundo Museum of Art Opens, Bringing Smartphones Into the Gallery Experience

The new home for the El Segundo Museum of Art -- which isn't a public museum, but technically a private collection open to the public -- infills a tiny slice of downtown El Segundo's Main Street, right next to a former post office storefront, in a skinny slot that used...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 9 Silicon Beach Office Buildings and What They Say About Their Companies

9 Silicon Beach Office Buildings and What They Say About Their Companies

See also: *More tech stories from L.A. Weekly *Fugly Buildings: Our Series on the Most Hideous Buildings in L.A. Since the arrival of Google in Venice last year, westside beach communities like Santa Monica, Playa Vista and others have seen an influx of tech companies, startups, investors and software businesses...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Top 10 L.A. Architecture Stories of 2012

Top 10 L.A. Architecture Stories of 2012

We spend most of the year criticizing http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/fugly-buildings/">Los Angeles' ugly buildings and other unfortunate aspects of the local built environment. Here's our chance to rundown some of the thoughtful, inspiring and downright stellar projects that make us L.A. proud, and that make our burg a better place in general...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle The Fugly Brown Wall Off the 405 Freeway at the 90 Freeway, in Westchester

The Fugly Brown Wall Off the 405 Freeway at the 90 Freeway, in Westchester

We can thank the developers and architects who built the Alessio apartments on Centinela Avenue in Westchester for this one. To all those visitors to L.A. who emerge from LAX's arrival terminal and head north up the 405, this is what greets them: A seven-story-tall, poo-brown colored wall -- which...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Thom Andersen, Known for <em>Los Angeles Plays Itself</em>, Explains His New Film About Famed Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura

Thom Andersen, Known for Los Angeles Plays Itself, Explains His New Film About Famed Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura

We don't see Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura until the last 20 minutes of Reconversão, the new documentary by L.A. filmmaker Thom Andersen. But the build-up to the interview is a visual assemblage of Souto de Moura's built and un-built work -- some of it still functioning and some...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Target's New 'City' Stores in Downtown and Westwood Preserve the Outsides But Whitewash the Insides: Our Review

Target's New 'City' Stores in Downtown and Westwood Preserve the Outsides But Whitewash the Insides: Our Review

See also: *Fugly Buildings: Our Series on the Most Hideous Buildings in L.A. *5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week *Our Best of L.A. issue and our Best of L.A. app Target's new "City" store opened this week in the the sunken shopping center at the corner of...…
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