The structure features four completely different frontages that together channel the exuberant urban cacophony that Angelenos love and others don’t always understand.
Dubbed House Noir, the house balances the desire for beachfront living with the modern realities of higher seas and bigger waves.
Metropolis speaks with Historic Resources Group, 213 Hospitality, Design, Bitches, and other key hospitality designers and developers working in the city.
The firm’s most daring design deviation was to expose the modern HVAC systems along the building’s roofline; those elements now acts as a striking industrial crown.
A Slice of New York with a California Twist: Studio Jesse James Designs Roberta's Pizza in Los Angeles
Roberta's, a pizza pilgrimage destination in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, wanted a fresh, locally-attuned look for its Culver City outpost.
A couple tapped the firm FreelandBuck to design a 1,500-square-foot house entirely located within the backyard of their existing residence.
Gold-Diggers, an East Hollywood bar/boutique hotel/recording studio, mines its eclectic past while stepping into the future of music.
Metropolis interviews Seleta Reynolds, general manager of L.A.’s Department of Transportation (LADOT), about modernizing transit and making cities more equitable.
Metropolis interviews the renowned Japanese architect, whose retrospective exhibition Futures of the Future is currently on view at Japan House Los Angeles.
Design, Bitches Transforms Two Warehouses Into a Versatile STEM Tutoring Facility and Community Center
The center—commissioned by 9 Dots, which operates a range of after-school and summer programs—has hosted teacher-training seminars, community workshops, and local non-profits.
Rios Clementi Hale Studios' New L.A. Office Strives to Address Gentrification in a Changing Neighborhood
Since opening last summer in the city's Crenshaw neighborhood, the firm's super-flexible open office has opened itself to local students, artists, and organizations.
The landmark building will be covered with swirling, abstracted images from the L.A. Philharmonic's 100-year-old archive, designed by artist Refik Anadol.
The Stack House, built in the hills of the Mount Washington, could provide an architectural model for navigating L.A.’s strict building and zoning codes.
"It's not about making money," the architect says of his pro bono design for the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center, an extension of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
The Los Angeles-based design duo meticulously develops each of their products, fostering a unique blend of beauty and sustainability.
Frank Gehry’s Minimalist Set For a 1983 Dance Performance Is Restaged for the Final Time in New York
Available Light, created in collaboration with choreographer Lucinda Childs and composer John Adams, is performed in New York City for the first time in 35 years at Lincoln Center.
The nimble L.A. practice seeks to unlock the city’s potential by conceiving policy solutions and reimagining unglamorous spaces throughout the basin.
A recent book from Phaidon delves into the photographer’s little-known contributions to chronicling Modernist architecture in his home state, California.
Woods Bagot and SCI-Arc organized two events in Los Angeles: one on the role of architecture in film, and a second on the future of L.A. urbanism.
California Crazy, recently reissued by Taschen, is an indelible record of the wild, wonderful tradition of roadside architecture.