NEWTOWN, Conn. - The Bataclan in Paris. The Century 16 multiplex in Aurora, Colo. The Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. The campus of Garissa University College in eastern Kenya. A summer camp on the Norwegian island of Utoya.
From the street, David Gebhard and Robert Winter noted in the second edition of their still-indispensable guide to Los Angeles architecture, "It is almost impossible to see the International Style house of the great novelist Thomas Mann. It is a pity since the Manns were so deeply involved with the planning.
The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been a showcase more for Brazil's political and economic anxiety than any kind of architectural drama. None of the venues built for the Games is unorthodox or photogenic enough to rival Herzog & de Meuron's 2008 Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing or the swimming and diving center the late Zaha Hadid designed for London four years ago.
Thanks to a new website and a glossy brochure, we're getting at least a slightly clearer sense this week of what Peter Zumthor has planned for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Swiss architect has been working with LACMA Director and Chief Executive Michael Govan for years on an ambitious and controversial new building to hold the museum's permanent collection.
By Christopher Hawthorne / Los Angeles Times Editor's note: This is the concluding part of the author's coverage of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, the 15th edition ongoing until November 27 after opening on May 28. The first part appeared on this page on July 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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