American firm Studio Gang has unveiled plans for a tower in Los Angeles with a curvy exterior evocative of a rolling wave. The tower is planned for 643 North Spring Street in Chinatown, and is the first LA project for the firm. Reaching 26 storeys, the series of floor plates are shaped to give the
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Architecture firm OMA has revealed the design of its first cultural building in California: a pavilion featuring tilted walls and patterned openings that will accompany a Jewish temple in Los Angeles. OMA’s Audrey Irmas Pavilion will provide a series of multi-functional gathering spaces alongside the Wilshire Boulevard Temple – home to one of the largest Jewish
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LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has left his post at the newspaper to advise the city council on architecture and planning decisions. Hawthorne will begin his role as Los Angeles’ first chief design officer next month, after working at The Times since 2004. He was invited by LA mayor Eric Garcetti to fill the
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The all-white panel of architects gathered by Woods Bagot to discuss Los Angeles’ future urban development last week was embarrassingly misrepresentative of the city’s diversity and needs, argues Janelle Zara. Vast, sunny, atomised Los Angeles. Defying the practical notions of urban planning, it bypassed the formation of a city centre, opting instead to string together
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