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Freedomland: a biting satire - An architecture report from Los Angeles by Katya Tylevich

Keith Krumwiede's exhibition at the WUHO gallery makes you scratch your head – over the show itself, and that which it parodies

Los Angeles is densest U.S. urban area

According to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Los Angeles is the nation’s densest urban city. Although New York City still features the largest population, its density takes fifth place, well behind L.A.’s 7,000 people per square mile. Seven out of 10 of the nation’s densest cities can be found in California, according to the report by KPCC/Southern California Public Radio’s Abe Rosenberg. “As California goes, so goes the country. Nationwide urban-dwelling has been inching steadily upward.

Podcast: Place Matters

0512_AR_podcast_HERO_2.jpg(90) Taking urban architecture to the airwaves, Katherine Loflin delivers a weekly podcast on placemaking.

A Rock Star Takes the Stage in L.A.

With help from Buro Happold, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art unveils Michael Heizer’s 340-ton Levitated Mass.

A New Way of Designing: Part 3

“Good ideas can come from anywhere,” Mike Hickok, one of our principals at Hickok Cole is fond of saying.  His vision and the idea of new collaborations were tested when we were tasked to design the office building of the future. It took weeks of long meetings and passionate discussions before we finalized our plan concepts. Through it all, we realized that we wanted to work differently than we were used to working, to design the building envelope.

Peter Zumthor: 1986-2013

The most recent monograph—the only one, actually—on Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was released in 1998. It's so desirable that used copies are being sold on Amazon for around $1,500. A forthcoming monograph from Scheidegger and Spiess may temper the desirability of that book, since it will cover Zumthor's work from 1986-2013 (the earlier one covers 1979-1997) and will be more than twice as big (800 pages versus 318). Sure, it comes with a $250 cover price and won't be released until September, but if anybody can find me a more anticipated architecture book I'd like to know about it.

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