Architecture Critic, Los Angeles Times

Democratic National Convention live updates: Day 4

latimes.com — News and updates from the final day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, when Hillary Clinton will accept her historic nomination for president.

Homespun, blunt and direct: The Democrats' architecture of unity

latimes.com — There were moments during the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as the boos rained down, when it seemed as if the party's progressive and moderate wings were being held together with paper clips and bailing wire.

Teflon minimalism: The surprisingly sleek architecture of the GOP convention

latimes.com — The stage at the Republican National Convention, inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, is built to hold multitudes. And by multitudes I mean a parade of complaints about Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter and immigrants in the country illegally, appearances by the manager of the Trump Winery and a star of "Duck Dynasty," and blunt calls for Hillary Clinton to be thrown in jail.

The current Venice Architecture Biennale is decidedly practical. That’s how we live.

businessmirror.com.ph — By Christopher Hawthorne / Los Angeles Times VENICE, Italy-The 48-year-old Chilean Arch. Alejandro Aravena calls his dense, earnest and grassroots edition of the Venice Architecture Biennale, which opened in early June and runs through November, Reporting From the Front.

Sky-high slide part of tower revamp

dispatch.com — LOS ANGELES - "A machine that makes the land pay." That's how architect and Manhattanite Cass Gilbert defined skyscraper in 1900, when the building type was - ahem - just getting off the ground. But the machine doesn't pay like it used to, at least not when it comes to commercial skyscrapers that hold office suites instead of apartments or condos.

Take a high-level trip over L.A.

postbulletin.com — LOS ANGELES - "A machine that makes the land pay." That's how architect and Manhattanite Cass Gilbert defined the skyscraper in 1900, when the building type was - ahem - just getting off the ground. But the machine doesn't pay like it used to, at least not when it comes to commercial skyscrapers that hold office suites instead of apartments or condos.

A colorful vision for the 2 Freeway spur, remade as elevated park

latimes.com — There are two ways you can look at the long spur of the 2 Freeway as it runs south from the 5 Freeway and descends into Silver Lake and Echo Park. You can see it as the abandoned beginning of a long-planned connection between the 5 and the 101, shaking your fist at the frustrating gaps that remain in the L.A.

The Skyslide: A high-level trip above LA

stripes.com — LOS ANGELES - "A machine that makes the land pay." That's how architect and Manhattanite Cass Gilbert defined the skyscraper in 1900, when the building type was - ahem - just getting off the ground. But the machine doesn't pay like it used to, at least not when it comes to commercial skyscrapers that hold office suites instead of apartments or condos.

How to remake the L.A. freeway for a new era? A daring proposal from architect Michael Maltzan

latimes.com — Can you picture a freeway that's good for the environment? That collects storm water? That produces clean energy instead of pollution, quiet instead of noise? That stitches a neighborhood together instead of slicing it apart?

Taking the ride of a lifetime from an L.A. skyscraper

star-telegram.com — After a trip that began on the 70th floor and spit me out rather unceremoniously onto a terrace on the 69th, it became clear why Singapore-based OUE Ltd. expects a steady stream of visitors willing to shell out money to experience the slide and adjacent observation deck.
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RT @BlairKamin: Martin Nesbitt, chair of Obama Foundation: “For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community."

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RT @BlairKamin: Full story from Trib's Katherine Skiba: Obama Fdn. makes it official: Pres. library will go up in Jackson Park  http://fw.to/okWwVTV 

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RT @likaluca: Another great presentation from @KCHUNGRadio at #CCRetreat who is looking for LA community partners. Y'all Angelenos should talk to them!

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The new Sandy Hook School, by Svigals + Partners of New Haven https://t.co/sD3g3P8VZf

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